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Baby male gorilla is born at Franklin Park Zoo

The first male gorilla ever born at Franklin Park Zoo was delivered by cesarean section last week, zoo officials said Tuesday.

Wellesley seeks volunteer to serve on Sustainable Energy Committee

Wellesley’s Sustainable Energy Committee is seeking a volunteer to fill a vacancy on the seven-member board, the town said in a statement.

Newton City Council approves mixed-use development at Riverside Station on the Green Line

Mark Development and Normandy Real Estates Partners plan to build 10 buildings on 13 acres in Newton Lower Falls.

Climbing apple trees with the man called Gnarly Pippins

Gnarly Pippins knows a lot about apples. He’s published two books on the subject, despite the fact that he’s only 26. But he began his apple scholarship early in life, when he was just a teenager, and for the purest of juvenile motivations: He wanted to get drunk.

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The ‘greatest dad,’ who taught by example, leaves a joyful legacy his children will cherish

Exciting. It’s a good word to use when writing about the great Jake Kennedy, who with his wife, Sparky, founded the holiday gala for underprivileged kids, Christmas in the City.

Mass. reports 744 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths

The death toll in Massachusetts rose by 14 to 9,517, while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed by 744, bringing the total to 140,647.

New enhancements to longtime Globe Santa book giving tradition

Children’s books have always been an important part of the Globe Santa gift box, but in this year of pandemic tragedy and uncertainty the program has some special enhancements to report in its book giving tradition.

Salem mayor urges public to postpone visiting 'Witch City’

“We want our residents, visitors, and workers to be safe, and our visitors to have the best possible experience when they come to Salem,” Mayor Kim Driscoll said Friday, “and that’s just not possible this year.”