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A leaf-blowing landscaper disappears behind a tornado of leaves.

Clean, quiet lawn care is within our power

What began with a small group concerned with public health and environmental impacts of gas-powered land care is now becoming a national movement.

Man locked in a chicken coop gets rescued

A guy gets stuck in a chicken coop, a customer punches a washing machine at a laundromat, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

This is a rendering of a new community park being installed in front of UTEC's headquarters at the corner of Warren and Hurd streets in Lowell.

A new community park rises up in downtown Lowell

A largely idle site at a downtown Lowell intersection is being transformed into a community park through the efforts of a local nonprofit.

Jeff Hill earned Bentley’s Offensive MVP honors as a sophomore when Bentley finished 8-2, and as a junior and senior was an All-Northeast-10 Conference and All-New England selection.

California beckoned to Jeff Hill, a three-sport star at Mansfield High

Jeff Hill was accustomed to coming through in big moments when he arrived on the campus of Bentley University in Waltham in 2011.

Gloucester observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will conduct its sixth annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17 beginning at 2 p.m.

In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Walk the path of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at Bird Park

Thirty posters about King’s life have been posted on a fence at Francis William Bird Park in Walpole.

Newton awards $75,000 in arts grants to local organizations

The city of Newton will distribute $75,000 in grant money to a dozen local organizations to help support arts and cultural programming in the community.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addressed marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in 1963.

Newton to hold 54th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration Jan. 17

The city of Newton will host its 54th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, as a virtual event.