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Starbucks, fourth CVS coming to Gloucester

The nation's leading coffee chain is coming to Gloucester, along with another outlet for a major retail and health care company. Gloucester Crossing developer Sam Park said Friday he has signed an agreement with Starbucks to take up space as part of the expanded build-out of Cape Ann's largest shopp


Junior prevails in 285-pound weight clas:s Chandler takes home Division 2 North Sectional Title

SALEM, MA – Dylan Chandler had been here before. Just last season in fact, when he had advanced all the way to the Division 2 North Sectional finals, only to come up short with a loss to Paul Ofiesh of Beverly, forcing him to settle for runner up status. Not a bad finish at all, but not what he was


Gloucester District Court: 'Felon' back in jail after violating probation

A Gloucester man who served more than half of his jail sentence for a 2016 attempted robbery using a hypodermic needle is headed back to jail. Christopher Doucette, now 28 and of 21 Veterans Way, was sentenced this week to a year in jail, less 94 days served awaiting trial, for his effort to avoid a


Woman Killed in Massachusetts Highway Crash

One woman was killed Saturday night when her car crashed on a Massachusetts highway. State police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 7:40 p.m. on Interstate 93 southbound at Exit 33 in Medford.


Police/Fire: 13-year-old arrested on weapons charge

A 13-year-old student at O'Maley Innovation Middle School was arrested Thursday morning on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon. The action followed up on a complaint from the school and police made the arrest at O'Maley at 9:26 a.m., according to the police log. The student is now due to face a


Man left furious after taxi firm bans him because he is 'smelly'

A man with a bacterial skin infection said he was "disgusted" when a taxi company banned him because drivers complained he is "smelly". Stephen Davis said he was offended to receive a voicemail from Andy Cars telling him he could no longer use its services.


Gloucester woman fined hundreds for dumping rubbish in her neighbourhood

A Gloucester woman has been fined hundreds for leaving black bags and household waste on public land in her street. Carol Ward, 40, of Bisley Road, Tuffley, admitted dumping an umbrella, white goods and garden waste along with bags full of rubbish in September last year.


One Dead After Salem Construction Site Accident

SALEM, MA -- A construction worker at a construction site behind the former Knights of Columbus hall near Salem Common died from injuries sustained after he was pinned under a small excavator around 3 pm Friday afternoon. While the man, whose identity was not released, had no visible external injuri


AAA Gives 3 MA Restaurants 5-Diamond Rating

AAA has released its national lists of five- and four-star restaurants, and 14 restaurants in Massachusetts made one of the two lists. The five-star list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. In other words, just 0.2 pe


Talk of the Times: How to medal in the Gloucester 400

When Gloucester celebrates its 400th anniversary four years from now, one centerpiece will be a medal showcasing America's Oldest Seaport and its people. What will be on the medal? That can be up to you.


Beverly Man Rams Police Cruiser In Attempt To Flee

BEVERLY, MA -- A man was ordered held without bail after ramming a police cruiser, knocking over headstones in a cemetery and crashing into a tree as he tried to flee police Thursday morning. Beverly Police were looking for Juan Rodriguez, 45, of Hilltop Drive in Beverly, after his girlfriend went t


Is this Gloucestershire’s answer to the Uber of the skies?

The price of catching a flight from Gloucester in a helicopter could be cheaper than a train. You can book a flight on the Wingly website and have a look at the offers that they have and there are some bargains.


Words on Birds: Discovering owls can be fun

On a cold, breezy day a few weeks ago, Margo and I were exploring the back roads of Gloucester, checking neighborhoods and thickets for songbirds. We were hoping to find an elusive yellow-breasted chat, an uncommon dickcissel, or wintering catbirds or hermit thrushes. As we drove up to one intersect


Worker killed in construction accident at condo development

SALEM — A worker at a construction site behind the former Knights of Columbus hall near Salem Common has died after he was pinned under a small excavator Friday afternoon, police confirmed Friday evening.


Ferrante named to development post

Residents of Cape Ann will have a significant seat at the table over the next two years when it comes to the Legislature's economic development plans. State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, elected last November for a sixth term of representing Gloucester, Rockport and Essex, was named the new House chai


This is when you can see the final RAF Tornado flypast

The Royal Air Force has announced the Tornado aircraft will have one final tour of Britain before it is to retire, after nearly 40 years of service. Aviation enthusiasts in Gloucestershire won't have to travel far to be able bid the fighter jet one final farewell, when they make a series of flights


School Sports Roundup: Peabody girls seal perfect NEC season

Kristina Rossignoll led Peabody wtih 13 points in the Tanners win. (Spenser R. Hasak) The Peabody girls basketball team capped off its regular season in style Friday night, earning a 50-26 win over Northeastern Conference foe Gloucester. With the win, the Tanners close out the season with a 15-0 con


State Police Break Up North Shore Sex Trafficking Ring

BEVERLY, MA -- A Salem residence was actually a brothel, and the woman working there were victims of human trafficking, according to an indictment from the Massachusetts Attorney General's office. State Police arrested Woonryong Heo, 29, and Hayun Nam, 29, both of Beverly, Thursday and charged each


Businesses offer shuttle, parking for Alves funeral

Anyone looking to attend Saturday morning's funeral for the Rev. Eugene L. Alves Jr. will be able to utilize shuttle services donated by Beauport Ambulance Service and parking space offered by Cruiseport Gloucester.


Carluccio’s to stay in the city after details emerge of plans to bring new shop and offices to Gloucester Quays

Italian restaurant Carluccio’s is due to stay put after plans were submitted detailing how developers wanted to expand the building it's in. Landowner Peel Holdings has applied to partially demolish the block it is in at Gloucester Quays and turn it into a three-storey building.