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Police in Cambridge boost patrols near site of reported sexual assault

Police increased patrols in the Alewife neighborhood this weekend after a masked man with a knife reportedly sexually assaulted a victim inside a commercial building on Friday.

One vehicle stolen, six others broken into in Needham, police say

Authorities are investigating after a vehicle was stolen and six others were broken overnight Friday into early Saturday morning in Needham, police said.

Humpback whale washes up on on Swampscott Beach; second time in a month on the North Shore

A 65,000 pound, 42-foot long humpback whale carcass washed up on a beach in Swampscott on Tuesday morning, less than three weeks after the same whale carcass washed up on a beach in Marblehead.

Gloucester man, 65, found dead after boat crash off Salem coast

The man was identified Tuesday as John Masiz of Gloucester, according the Essex district attorney’s office. The death remains under investigation, pending an autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office.

Cambridge man, missing nearly a month, found dead in White Mountains, officials say

William Neal Donovan, an avid hiker, went missing April 16, and a dozen days later his vehicle was found in the Crawford Path parking lot in Carroll, N.H., the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said.


Marcia Kadish recalls the day she made same-sex marriage history in Cambridge

At 76, Kadish talks about everything from the word “wife” to why that historic day is a reminder of deep loss but also new joy.


In Rockport, the iconic red fishing shack gets a new look

Motif Number 1, said to be the most painted and photographed building in America, is getting a fresh coat of paint. But is the color right?

‘This has gotta be a scam.’ How a Somerville resident found out Guster wanted to perform on his porch at Porchfest.

Local indie icons Guster have toured the world. On Saturday, they just announced, they'll play from a smaller stage, er, porch.