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John R. Ellement

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Trump 2020 sign hung off live power line and Wilmington police want to know: whodunnit?

A Trump sign was hung off live power line across Main Street in Wilmington early Friday morning. → Read More

Four people shot in Dorchester Thursday night

Four people were reported to have sustained non-life threatening-wounds after a shooting Thursday night in Dorchester, Boston police said Friday. → Read More

Home of the Week: Stars of A&E flipping show overhauled this Natick mid-century modern. See inside.

This Natick contemporary underwent an overhaul, inside and out. See inside and search the latest listings at → Read More

Danvers man who broke into Governor Baker’s home claimed he had permission to visit

The Danvers man charged with breaking into Governor Charlie Baker’s house while his wife and daughter were home claimed in court he knew the governor personally and had Baker’s permission to stop by his Swampscott home. → Read More

Haverhill records its 70th COVID-19 death, a nurse who worked in an nursing home.

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini has been keeping steady contact with residents through social media postings during the coronavirus pandemic, including one posted Tuesday where he discussed the 70th person to die from the disease - and the courage that person showed in life. → Read More

Harvard professor Charles Lieber, charged federally for ties to China, wants school to pay his legal bills

In a lawsuit and affidavit filed in Middlesex Superior Court, Charles M. Lieber, former chair of Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, said the university is obligated under its contract with its professors to indemnify him in advance for legal bills linked to his university work. → Read More

Home of the Week: For $689,000, a farmhouse chic condo in Vermont’s ski country

The home has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, flooring with radiant heat, a fireplace, and a one-car garage. See inside at → Read More

SJC expands insanity defense to include chronic alcohol or substance abuse

The state’s high court Wednesday expanded what is commonly known as the insanity defense to include people suffering from the psychological impacts of chronic abuse of alcohol or drugs. → Read More

Fraternity at Boston University sanctions some of its members for attending party with no COVID-19 safety rules

Some Phi Chi Theta members have been suspended by their fraternity after an Instagram posting showed them attending a social gathering where COVID-19 guidelines were not followed, the fraternity said on its website. → Read More

Three firefighters injured rescuing woman during 3-alarm house fire in Cambridge

An older woman was in cardiac arrest when Cambridge firefighters rushed to her house early Wednesday. → Read More

Home of the Week: A farmhouse chic condo in Vermont ski country

The home has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, flooring with radiant heat, a fireplace, and a one-car garage. See inside at → Read More

Three freshmen dismissed for violating COVID-19 rules, Harvard Crimson reports

Three freshmen at Harvard University have been sent home for violating COVID-19 safety guidelines by hosting a party with at least three guests, the university’s student-run publication reported Sunday. → Read More

Falmouth High School will be remote Monday after students ignore safety rules at a party

Falmouth High School will hold classes remotely Monday after some students attended a party where they ignored COVID-19 safety guidelines, “profoundly” disappointing the principal for the health risk the Cape town now faces. → Read More

Man charged with crashing stolen pickup truck into Public Garden fence, seriously injuring pedestrian

A Boston man was charged with stealing an pickup truck in downtown Boston Thursday and then seriously injuring a woman when he crashed the vehicle into a fence at the Public Garden, Boston police said Friday. → Read More

Two workers injured when crane collapses in Cambridge

Two workers were injured Friday when the small lift crane they were using tipped over in Cambridge, city authorities said. → Read More

Joe Biden tests negative for COVID-19

Now that Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, people are wondering: What about former vice president Joe Biden, who stood on the debate stage Tuesday night with the president? → Read More

Man in custody after crashing stolen car while fleeing from police in Wellesley

A man is in custody after he allegedly led Wellesley police on a chase at speeds of 80 miles an hour and moments later crashed on an Interstate 95 ramp in Westwood where State Police located him after he fled into the woods, officials said. → Read More

State trooper dragged by motorcyclist in Canton gas station

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was slightly injured Wednesday night when he was struck and dragged by a motorcyclist he was trying to speak with in Canton. → Read More

Wind gust reaches 70 mph in Blue Hills as strong weather system leaves 65,000 without power in Massachusetts

Strong winds knocked down trees and utility poles across Massachusetts leaving more than 65,000 electricity customers without power, a number that was steadily climbing early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. → Read More

Home of the Week: An award-winning Cape antique for $524,900

The property comes with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, five fireplaces, wood flooring, and exposed beams. See inside at → Read More