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Recent articles by Mark:

Northeast U.S. enveloped by frigid blast of Arctic air

The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region. → Read More

College scandal middleman blames ‘winning at all costs’

The consultant at the center of the nationwide college admissions scandal blamed his “winning at all costs” attitude, which he said was caused in part by suppressed childhood trauma, for his action… → Read More

Ex-Yale coach gets 5 months in admissions bribery scandal

The former Yale University women’s soccer coach whose cooperation with authorities helped blow the lid off the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal by leading the FBI to the scheme’s mastermind has been sentenced to five months in prison → Read More

Man charged in 1966 disappearance and death of Massachusetts girl

Donald Mars of Bedford, Massachusetts, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Betty Lou Zukowski. → Read More

Sacred items in Barre library's museum to be returned to Sioux

The items including weapons, pipes, moccasins and clothing — about seven or eight of which are thought to have a direct link to the the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre — are due to be formally handed over during a ceremony scheduled for Nov. 5. → Read More

Fan accuses Patriots of ruining his Brady-signed flag

The New England Patriots caused irreparable damage to an American flag signed by Tom Brady by improperly displaying it in the team's hall of fame. → Read More

University employee charged in campus bomb hoax

The Sept. 13 incident resulted in a massive law enforcement response to campus and the evacuation of several buildings. → Read More

Soldier who went missing during Korean War accounted for

BOSTON (AP) — A soldier from Massachusetts who went missing during the Korean War and was later reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp has been accounted for using modern scientific techni… → Read More

Sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to be buried at Arlington

The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts who died when the USS Oklahoma was struck by multiple torpedoes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 are being buried at Arlington National … → Read More

Remains of US sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. → Read More

ICYMI, pumpkin spice among new Merriam-Webster entries

Finding out that shrinkflation, adorkable, subvariant and even pumpkin spice are now officially in the dictionary might make you exclaim “Yeet!” → Read More

Silver lining: Northeast drought benefits some businesses

There is a silver lining to the drought affecting the northeastern U.S. that has frustrated farmers, dried up rivers and reservoirs, and brought water use restrictions and brush fires to the region. → Read More

Statue honors once-enslaved woman who won freedom in court

The story of the enslaved woman who went to court to win her freedom more than 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation has been pushed to the fringes of history. → Read More

Christian flag in speech battle flies, briefly, over Boston

The Christian flag that became the focus of a free speech legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court was raised — briefly — outside Boston City Hall on Wednesday to cheers and songs of praise. → Read More

1st Trader Joe's union approved at Massachusetts store

Employees at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Massachusetts on Thursday became the latest workers at a major company to approve a labor union. → Read More

SJC: sex abuse suit against Diocese of Springfield can proceed

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that a lawsuit brought by a former altar boy who alleges he was sexually abused as a child in the 1960s by a now-deceased Roman Catholic bishop and other clergy can proceed → Read More

Boston police unions challenge less-than-lethal force rules

Boston police unions challenge less-than-lethal force rules → Read More

Wordle board game coming next from Hasbro, NYT

The company that makes some of the world's most iconic board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue is developing a new one based on Wordle, the obsessively popular digital word-guessing game. → Read More

5-letter word for fun? Hasbro, NYT create Wordle board game

The company that makes some of the world’s most iconic board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue is developing a new one based on Wordle, the obsessively popular digital word-guessing game. Hasbro Inc. and The New York Times — which purchased Wordle earlier this year — announced Thursday that Wordle: The Party Game will be […] → Read More

5-letter word for fun? Hasbro, NYT create Wordle board game

The company that makes some of the world's most iconic board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue is developing a new one based on Wordle, the obsessively popular digital word-guessing game. → Read More