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Local Woman Struck by Lightning at Ipswich Beach Dies

Local Woman Struck by Lightning at Ipswich Beach Dies

Marianne Mellnick was struck by lightning at Crane Beach Sept. 6. Her friend also died.

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Homicide Charge Dropped in 2012 Crash That Killed Westford Man

Homicide Charge Dropped in 2012 Crash That Killed Westford Man

Kurt Kelly, 32, died after he was struck by another driver who suffered a "cardiac episode."
Average Westford Property Tax Bill Is $7,312

Average Westford Property Tax Bill Is $7,312

The Boston Business Journal analyzed property tax rates across the state.
Water Service Temporarily Cut in Nabnasset

Water Service Temporarily Cut in Nabnasset

The shutoff was due to “unanticipated complications” with a water main replacement project.

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Homicide Charge Dropped in 2012 Crash That Killed Westford Man

Homicide Charge Dropped in 2012 Crash That Killed Westford Man

Kurt Kelly, 32, died after he was struck by another driver who suffered a "cardiac episode."
Water Service Temporarily Cut in Nabnasset

Water Service Temporarily Cut in Nabnasset

The shutoff was due to “unanticipated complications” with a water main replacement project.
Local Woman Struck by Lightning at Ipswich Beach Dies

Local Woman Struck by Lightning at Ipswich Beach Dies

Marianne Mellnick was struck by lightning at Crane Beach Sept. 6. Her friend also died.
Average Westford Property Tax Bill Is $7,312

Average Westford Property Tax Bill Is $7,312

The Boston Business Journal analyzed property tax rates across the state.
MA Patch Weekly: Remembering 9/11; Longtime Congressman Loses in Primary; Sex Offender Kidnaps Small Child Outside Courthouse

MA Patch Weekly: Remembering 9/11; Longtime Congressman Loses in Primary; Sex Offender Kidnaps Small Child Outside Courthouse

Plus, Boston firefighters battle a major fire and a man is charged with allegedly secretly filming women in a public restroom.
Inside Primary Night in Mass.

Inside Primary Night in Mass.

State House News Service's recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Here’s the latest list from Mass Most Wanted.
Yelp's Top 10 Chinese Food Spots in Massachusetts

Yelp's Top 10 Chinese Food Spots in Massachusetts

Did your favorite place make the cut?
Arthur T. Demoulas: Remarkable Turnaround for Market Basket

Arthur T. Demoulas: Remarkable Turnaround for Market Basket

He's now focused on stabilizing the company’s finance and finalizing the purchase.
Northern Lights Visible in New England Friday Night

Northern Lights Visible in New England Friday Night

The Aurora Borealis may possibly be seen in Massachusetts and parts of southern New England on Friday night, Sept. 12.
New Mass. Home on the Market Has 4,000-Bottle Wine Cellar

New Mass. Home on the Market Has 4,000-Bottle Wine Cellar

This Weston mega-mansion is listed for sale at $24 million.
MassDOT Targets 8 Sites in 'Infra-Space' Redevelopment Program

MassDOT Targets 8 Sites in 'Infra-Space' Redevelopment Program

The project seeks to improve space under elevated roads, bridges, and viaducts.
MA Patch Daily: Remembering 9/11; Stoughton Man Killed in Golf Cart Accident; Boston Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Fire

MA Patch Daily: Remembering 9/11; Stoughton Man Killed in Golf Cart Accident; Boston Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Fire

Plus, public health officials raise West Nile Virus risk threat in some Middlesex County communities.
Remembering 9/11: The American Landscape Then and Now

Remembering 9/11: The American Landscape Then and Now

Thirteen years later, Americans are still on high alert about terror and national security.
Bear Seen on Pilgrim Drive in Westford Last Week

Bear Seen on Pilgrim Drive in Westford Last Week

The bear was spotted Saturday.
Local Woman Charged with OUI in Westford After Allegedly Fleeing Crash Scene

Local Woman Charged with OUI in Westford After Allegedly Fleeing Crash Scene

The following are excerpts from the Westford cop log. An arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.
5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked Online; Make Sure Yours Isn't Among Them

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked Online; Make Sure Yours Isn't Among Them

Although the leak is significant by the volume of passwords released, many of the usernames and passwords are no longer valid.
Sept. 11: A Day That Will Never Be Forgotten

Sept. 11: A Day That Will Never Be Forgotten

My 10th anniversary Sept. 11 Patch column ... It was a busy news day ... and then, I lost someone I knew.
MA Patch Daily: Political Newcomer Beats Long-time Incumbent; A Rant About College Students Goes Viral; NJ Event Hopes to Break Swampscott Shofar Record

MA Patch Daily: Political Newcomer Beats Long-time Incumbent; A Rant About College Students Goes Viral; NJ Event Hopes to Break Swampscott Shofar Record

Plus, Massachusetts is one of the best places to have a baby and a team of students study whale mucus to see how it may determine stress.
Mass. One of 10 Best States to Have a Baby, Report Says

Mass. One of 10 Best States to Have a Baby, Report Says

The Bay State was ranked No. 8 on WalletHub's "Best and Worst States to Have a Baby" survey.