Burlington police K-9 Havoc served his last shift on Feb. 15 after 10 years with the department.
The former three-year captain lives in South Boston, still plays ball, and is an international consultant for Explorica. 3:47 p.m.
Last November, the Carlisle resident learned that she was one of two winners of a national humor writing contest. 3:40 p.m.
“People say to me, ‘Thank you for writing this, because I cannot talk about it myself,’” said the author of “Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Life and Love.” 3:26 p.m.
The Newburyport author’s first novel, “Twine,” is “a social commentary on the places I call subrural, characterized by strip malls and Walmarts.” 3:17 p.m.
As many area families struggle with the high cost of housing, Somerville has taken a new step to stem the tide of evictions. 11:48 a.m.
More than 120 firefighters from 11 fire departments practiced training drills in the closed mall early this month. 9:49 a.m.
Senior guard Packy Witkowski of Melrose averaged 28.5 points per game in a pair of wins for the Coast Guard Academy men’s basketball team. 9:28 a.m.