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A baby bird is rescued in Dedham

A baby bird is rescued in Dedham, key fobs are snatched from cars in Wellesley, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

For this Medford expat, a holiday season for the ages

And if you’re an expat like me, the resurgent menace of COVID-19 will reduce our presence in the lives of our loved ones to the virtual realm in the weeks to come.

Suffolk sports star Katie Norton now teaches children ‘to set goals’

``I talk with my students about putting in that extra work to reach the ultimate prize,'' said Norton, who grew up in Randolph and is an inductee to Suffolk’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Lowell homeless shelter appeals to public for donations as pandemic strains resources

Citing the extra funding and logistical challenges it faces due to COVID-19, a Lowell homeless shelter is seeking the community’s help in meeting the need for its services this coming winter season.

Holiday open house, New England crafts, and ugly sweaters

Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum in Amesbury is changing up its Holiday Open House this year.

Dave Epstein

Mild start to the weekend, but chilly by Sunday

Somewhere around 10 a.m. yesterday morning, the temperature went above freezing and it will remain there for the foreseeable future. This is good news for our heating bills after a very cold 24 hours by November standards.

Newton officials ease burden for commercial taxpayers over COVID-19

Newton’s City Council on Monday approved new tax rates for Fiscal 2021 aimed at helping to ease some of the burden on commercial property owners.

Globe Santa donors give outside the holiday season

The commitment of the Intoppa brothers to Globe Santa, borne of their late mother’s belief that every child deserved holiday joy, has led to thousands of dollars in donations triggered by efforts launched outside the traditional holiday fundraising season.