A small arsenal of weaponry arrayed on tables at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston last week was tangible proof of the violence permeating the North of Boston region, particularly Lawrence. There were pistols and revolvers, AR-15 style rifles and bullet proof vests. In all, 79 weapons…

If Rob Gronkowski wasn’t one of the best tight ends to ever play pro football, no one around here would be giving his will he or won’t he act a second thought.

Just after midnight Wednesday, as temperatures slipped toward 18 degrees, Jason Menard and the crew of Worcester Ladder Co. 5, Group 2, rescued a woman and her baby from the top floor of a burning triple-decker on Stockholm Street.

Vaping is an epidemic. Since starting its investigation in August 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented more than 2,000 cases of vaping-related illnesses and over 40 deaths. Here in Massachusetts, there have been three vaping-related deaths and more than 20…

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