The shooting of Red Sox great David Ortiz this month in his native Dominican Republic has cast a spotlight on the Caribbean nation. Here are some fast facts about the island nation. 7:32 p.m.
“If you see vultures on a carcass on the highway, slow down and give them a break,” said Joan Walsh, the Bertrand Chair of Ornithology at Mass Audubon. 12:18 p.m.
A muskrat won’t leave a liquor store, a raccoon guards a dumpster, and other tales from local police blotters. 8:56 a.m.
Malden Catholic officials said a significant portion of the donation will be dedicated to providing scholarships for deserving students with demonstrated academic ability and high financial need. 5:17 p.m.
The 11,000-square-foot facility is the newest of 17 facilities in Massachusetts designed to serve as a one-stop service location for probationers considered at high risk for reoffending. 5:14 p.m.
Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School in Danvers will be able to provide its students with work experiences after receiving a $100,000 Cummings Foundation grant. 5:11 p.m.
MassDevelopment issued a $17.9 million tax exempt bond to support several projects by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council.
Town Meeting in April had authorized the town to spend $475,000 to complete the design. But MassDOT officials recently notified Acton that the agency will pick up that cost. 5:02 p.m.