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Andrew Price, principal oboist for the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, will perform in the Essex Ensemble concert benefiting the First Parish Newbury Food Pantry on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Maudslay Arts Center in Newburyport.

The gift of music will help build a new food pantry

Top-tier musicians have volunteered their talents to benefit the construction of a new food pantry on the grounds of First Parish Church of Newbury.

The state is offering vaccinated people a chance to win money and scholarships.

Billerica woman and Norwood student are second VaxMillions winners, state says

Donna McNulty of Billerica, who won $1 million, plans to retire in 2022 from the small publishing and software company where she has worked for years.

Female victim shot in Webster

A female victim was taken to a hospital after she was shot in Webster on Wednesday, police said.

Black boy, 8, suffers abrasion after Martha’s Vineyard campers wrap a tent strap around his neck

Officials at the Chilmark Community Center and the local branch of the NAACP are investigating whether an incident at a summer camp in which two young white boys put a tent strap around the neck of an 8-year-old Black boy was racially motivated.

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Middleborough Veterans Honor Guard member David Singer stands at attention before the ceremonial American flag folding at Russell Pittsley’s funeral Saturday afternoon.

A final salute to a man who had saluted so many

Russell Pittsley was a longtime member of a military honor guard and stood at attention at countless funerals. On Saturday, he was the recipient of those honors during his own funeral at St. Mary's Cemetery in Middleborough.


Revere approves affordable housing trust fund

Revere recently created a new tool to help expand affordable housing opportunities in the city.

Somerville is planning a ‘Yart Sale’

Somerville artists have a chance to display and sell their works of art in a community-wide event.


Lexington names first chief equity officer

Lexington recently named Martha Duffield as its first chief equity officer.