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3 Lynn residents were arrested for heroin trafficking during a traffic stop, police say

Three Lynn residents were arrested for trafficking heroin early Thursday morning after police stopped the vehicle they were in for speeding in Sturbridge, authorities said Friday.A Massachusetts State Police trooper pulled over a Honda CRV heading east on Interstate 84 around 12:30 a.m. after the ve

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 15:03:39

Heading to Salem this weekend? Get in early

"We've always said that in October, we've seen a half-million visitors, and I wouldn't be surprised if we're closer to a million (for this year)," said Kate Fox, executive director of Destination Salem. "It's all up to the weather, and the weather looks great for this weekend."

SALEM NEWS - 2018-10-19 22:18:23

A local’s guide to ‘Hocus Pocus,’ 25 years later

It’s been 25 years since “Hocus Pocus,” the lighthearted Disney live-action classic about three ancient witches who are magically transported to modern-day Salem and the kids who must fight them off, first hit theaters. To celebrate, Freeform is airing a two-hour“Hocus Pocus” reunion specialthis Sat

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 20:36:48

5 things to do this weekend

The 36th annual Essex ClamFest takes placeSaturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with chowder tasting from noon to 2 p.m. at Shepard Memorial Park, 24 Martin St. in Essex. (Rain date: Oct. 21). The free festival features entertainment, an arts and crafts area, vendors, a Lions Club food pavilion.

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2018-10-19 17:14:43

This Salem cemetery draws thousands every October. But only 100 are allowed in at peak times.

With its downtown setting and centuries-old allure, some visitors to Charter Street Cemetery in Salem haven’t known it’s real, according to Kate Fox ofDestination Salem.“A lot of people don’t realize it’s a cemetery,” she said. “They think it’s been constructed as a tourism destination.”But the ceme

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 17:13:52

Salem Carjacking: Police Ask Public's Help

SALEM, NH -- Salem police on Thursday asked the public's help identifying the suspect who carjacked a driver at gunpoint on Route 28 over the weekend. A store security camera captured an image of the suspect, shown above. The suspect used a black pistol to threaten the driver and take control of the

PATCH - 2018-10-18 19:14:32

Here’s how Bill Belichick reacted to the Red Sox ALCS win

“I don’t think they need any,” said the Patriots’ coach. “Whatever they need to do, they can do. Hit, pitch, run, play defense, take pitches. They’re good.”

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 18:08:33

Salem Man Held In Armed Theft Of $470 Sweatshirt

SALEM, MA -- A 26-year-old Salem man is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after being accused of stealing a $470 sweatshirt at knife point. Police say Thomas Elwell, 26, of 46 Bartholomew Street in Salem, offered two people a ride on Oct. 5 and then made one of the passengers t

PATCH - 2018-10-18 11:34:41

Essex County Police: Woman Killed, $5K Reward To Catch Shooter

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff's Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Michelle Newkirk, 26, of Newark.

PATCH - 2018-10-19 16:22:24

I-95 Traffic: Crash Closes 2 Lanes In Reading

READING, MA — A crash has closed the left two travel lanes on I-95 South by Exit 37A, state police said. There is no word on injuries or the nature of the crash.

PATCH - 2018-10-19 15:23:48

Fire Can't Stop Salem Bar From Opening

SALEM, MA -- The bar at the Mercy Tavern was expected to reopen Thursday evening, just hours after an electrical fire ripped through the walls of the restaurant's kitchen. And while the kitchen was damaged when firefighters had to tear open walls to put out the fire, owners were hoping the tavern wo


The Red Sox left no doubt that they deserve to be playing in the World Series

HOUSTON — Ten years ago Friday, 23-year-old lefty phenom David Price came out of the Tampa Bay bullpen in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series and blew away the Red Sox’ dreams, recording the final four outs as the Rays advanced to the World Series.A day less than a decade later, Price,

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 07:05:56


The Young at Art Exhibit will showcase art work in all media by children 6-18 through Oct. 26 at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. as part of the 51st Annual Juried Art Festival. The exhibit will be viewable daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m.

WICKED LOCAL PLYMOUTH - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Former Spud's restaurant property and liquor license up for sale - Itemlive

“We had a successful 30 years and the prior owners, Heck Allen’s, had a successful couple of decades too so I think it’s a good spot for a restaurant,” said Spaulding.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-10-18 22:58:29

Man held after alleged restraining order violation says he was waiting for Uber customer

BEVERLY — When a Beverly woman saw her ex-boyfriend getting out of a car near the downtown Beverly building where she works, she called police, because she has a restraining order against him.

SALEM NEWS - 2018-10-18 22:25:49

Lawrence auto shop owner pleads guilty to illegal dumping into river

SALEM, Mass — A Lawrence auto shop owner charged with dumping automotive oil into the Merrimack River decided to plead guilty on Thursday, just before his trial was scheduled to start in Salem Superior Court.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-10-18 15:19:00

Salem eyeing ban on dockless bicycles

The order, filed by Ward 5 City Councilor Josh Turiel, would rule that rental systems for dockless bicycles and "electric personal mobility devices" are prohibited across the city. Even further, devices found abandoned or otherwise violating the order "will be removed and recycled by the city."


Man Arrested on Attempted Murder, Human Trafficking Charges

A man was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and human trafficking, after a SWAT team responded early Thursday morning to his home in Quincy, Massachusetts.

NECN - 2018-10-18 18:10:44

A man arrested in Malden died after he said he was having trouble breathing

A 37-year-old man arrested in Malden earlier this month died after he told police he was having trouble breathing, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office.The man, who was not identified in a statement from the district attorney’s office sent to Boston.com Thursday, was pronounc

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-18 14:50:01

Home of Famous Witch from Salem Witch Trials For Sale | Mysterious Universe

“Location” is second, followed by price and historical significance, so a house in Peabody, Massachusetts, belonging to a man found guilty at the infamous Salem witch trials should sell pretty quickly at $600,000 or best offer – especially since it’s one of the oldest homes in the U.S., and was the