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Dave Sweeney, chief of staff to Marty Walsh, leaving at critical time for administration

Sweeney, who has been Mayor Walsh’s chief of staff for 2½ years, will leave for a private-sector job by the end of February. 3 hours ago

Rep. Ayanna Pressley shares an account of sexual assault in new anthology, ‘Believe Me,’ out Tuesday

Pressley’s essay appears in a new anthology, “Believe Me: How Trusting Women can Change the World,” which will be released on Tuesday.

Police stop car and arrest man for allegedly carrying crack cocaine in Dudley

​A homeless man was arrested for allegedly carrying more than 20 grams of what appeared to be crack cocaine in Dudley Sunday evening, Dudley police said in a statement.

‘I don’t have any pain anymore’: Justina Pelletier takes stand in Boston Children’s Hospital lawsuit

In her family's lawsuit against Boston Children's Hospital, Justina Pelletier testified Monday, recalling the harrowing period she spent separated from her parents.

State Police commander was allegedly cruising in Bermuda when he claimed to be working

Ex-lieutenant David Andrade, 47, of Westport, was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Friday on charges he collected more than $11,500 worth of paid time off he was not entitled to, court records show.

Should companies be required to help workers save some money on MBTA passes?

The transit benefit ordinance, as it’s known in the handful of other US metro areas that have adopted similar rules, would mandate that companies of a certain size let their employees to use pre-tax income to pay for their CharlieCards.

12-year-old boy seriously injured after snowmobile crash in N.H.

A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured after his snowmobile went off trail and hit a tree in Rochester, New Hampshire Sunday evening, officials said.

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Aerosmith, New Kids coming to Fenway on back-to-back nights in September

Two iconic Boston bands, one beloved Boston venue, and a weekend in September. Can you say walk this way to the old ballyard?

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BEVERLY BECKHAM

Back to the future, where I definitely belong

I’ve been in the thick of these years, immersed in the day-to-day. If I had fallen asleep in 1960 would I recognize the world today?

BLOTTER TALES

Emergency! There’s somebody else’s cardboard box in my recycling bin!

Emergency! There’s somebody else’s cardboard box in my recycling bin!

SCITUATE

Shelter’s new line: kangaroo pouches

The Scituate Animal Shelter has gone global, adding orphaned kangaroos and wallabies to its list of critters that need help.

ESSEX

In Essex, a museum strives to save historic barn

The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum is nearing its goal of raising the funds required to save an 18th-century barn.

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