SALEM, N.H. — Real estate developer Sal Lupoli wants to build a charitable casino at the former site of his Sal's Pizza restaurant near the Salem Depot intersection, according to plans submitted to the town.

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NORTH ANDOVER — Seven months after a crash that killed Yahaira Colon, a mother of four, a Lawrence man was formally charged with motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol and related charges. 

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Fido and Fluffy love spending balmy days with you. During this era of COVID-19, outdoor time with pets has increased. Unfortunately, you’re in good company with pesky critters, as fleas thrive in this weather, too.

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a product of teenage leadership conferences, I assumed that at best, maybe, it could be fodder for a black comedy.

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SALEM, N.H. — Developer Sal Lupoli wants to build a charitable casino at the former site of his Sal's Pizza restaurant at the Salem Depot intersection, according to plans submitted to the town.

NORTH ANDOVER — The School Committee has approved a school reopening plan that  calls for most students to learn in classrooms two days per week and online remotely from home the other three days.

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LAWRENCE - School leaders have voted for a remote learning plan for the city's 14,000 public school students as the COVID-19 pandemic remains an issue in the densely populated city.  

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Hot, muggy and well into the 90s is the theme of the weather pattern in the region this week, sending area residents on a mission to find ways to cool off.

LAWRENCE — Fire officials believe an electrical problem sparked an early morning blaze in the Stadium Projects on Crawford Street. 

This week, the most popular movie on the film social networking site Letterboxd is a 57-minute horror film called “Host,” available to stream on the horror-specific streaming service Shudder (take it for a spin with a weeklong free trial).

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HAVERHILL — About 15 people were able to safely escape a four-apartment Victorian home at 8 Vine St. Tuesday evening after fire broke out in a shed behind the building and spread to the home, fire officials said.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is putting more than two dozen cities and towns with rising COVID-19 infection rates on notice that they will be subject to beefed-up enforcement of the state's reopening rules.

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ANDOVER — The School Committee voted 3-2 in favor of a hybrid model for reopening the public school system in the fall.

ANDOVER — A resident of Lowell Street called police Sunday saying he had received four or five text messages containing photos of dismembered body parts, police say.

SALEM, Mass. — More than four years ago, Deybet Blanco, who is believed to have been on a suicide mission, drove his pickup truck head-on into a sedan, seriously injuring two Lawrence teenagers, according to police.

During the summer, my cooking takes a noticeable shift. I put traditional composed dishes — like, say, a lasagna or roast chicken with potatoes — on the back burner in favor of one-bowl vegetable grab bags to eat all the peak-summer produce I can get my hands on. This salad is one of those dishes, and I’ll eat it over and over until the vegetables vanish from the markets.

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ANDOVER — A tractor trailer carrying frozen french fries burst into flames Monday after running over a mattress that got caught in its wheel and brake area on Interstate 495.

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Peak summer tomatoes are sweet enough to eat alone or layered into a simple salad, but sometimes, they need a little heft to turn into a meal. Enter bruschetta.

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WINDHAM — The Department of Health and Human Services held a COVID-19 testing event at Crossing LIFE Church in Windham Monday evening, after 16 people connected to the organization tested positive for the coronavirus, according to DHHS. 

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School districts are polishing up their reopening plans for the fall against the backdrop of growing conflict, especially with teachers unions, over the safety of bringing students back to classes.

Jerk seasoning, a Jamaican specialty, helps create a spicy, one-dish salad that’s perfect for hot summer evenings.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors.

ROCKPORT — The pandemic won't stop the much-awaited ninth annual summer production of Quarry Dance.

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DERRY — Local organizations are keeping people fed this summer, with safety and distance in mind as coronavirus pandemic continues.

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