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School spending could cost millions in Lynn

A school spending shortfall potentially poised to cost the city millions of dollars is — for now, at least — an ongoing negotiation topic for city and state officials.

Bedside arraignment for Peabody murder suspect

A Peabody man pleaded not guilty from a hospital bed Monday to a charge that he beat his ex-wife to death with a hammer and baseball bat.

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Nahant: Chelgren sworn in as town administrator

Jeffrey Chelgren was officially sworn in Monday morning at Nahant Town Hall, becoming the town’s fourth town administrator.

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Saugus: Crabtree sworn in (again) as manager

Scott Crabtree is happy to be working again in the town where he grew up, and the town where he has chosen to raise his family.

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Newspapers in Lynn: elementary

For fifth-graders at Shoemaker Elementary and fourth-graders at Sisson, they might already know what they want to be when they grow up.

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Leather industry holding on in Lynn’s Blood Building

The last of Lynn’s leather craftsmen carry on a trade with ties to the city’s golden age of leather manufacturing.

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People, Places and Things: 3-31-15

North Shore Community College’s new Middleton culinary and cosmetology programs counted plenty of Lynn-area students in their ranks for Monday’s grand opening. 

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Today in Sports

Classical boys' tennis ready to take a step forward

Rams hope veteran leadership pays dividends

School Roundup: St. Mary's girls' lacrosse drops heartbreaker

After taking the lead late into the second half, St. Mary’s gave up two costly goals within two minutes to lose a heartbreaker, 10-9, to Archbishop Williams in the season opener on Monday. The Spartans tried to run out the clock with a 9-8 lead, but Williams stole back possession and tied it up with just over a minute remaining. Williams then scored the winning goal with just over 20 seconds left in the game.

Posted: March 31, 2015
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Countdown to Boston: 20 days - Tobey running to honor memory of family members

Name: Greg Tobey

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Season Preview: Saugus girls' tennis expects a team effort

First-year coach Bethany Larsen is ready to provide the Saugus girls’ tennis team guidance as it returns to the Northeastern Conference after a single season in the Cape Ann League.

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US leads pledges with $507 million at Syria donor conference

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year — the organizations largest appeal yet for the war-ravaged country.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 7:03 am
UK economy grew more sharply in 2014 than previously thought

LONDON (AP) — Britain's national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year.

Posted: March 31, 2015
French eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules

PARIS (AP) — France's air accident investigation agency says it is examining cockpit entry and psychological screening procedures following the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps that killed all 150 people on board.

Posted: March 31, 2015
Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 7:02 am
Report: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data

HONOLULU (AP) — A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster it actually was, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 2:03 am
Mexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 1:05 am
South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

NEW YORK (AP) — The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 4:00 am
Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Twenty years after Selena was killed in Texas by her fan club president, the "Queen of Tejano" will be remembered with concerts, lookalike contests and a massive festival in April.

Updated: March 30, 2015 - 11:01 pm
No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 12:00 am