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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.
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.
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.
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.
MA Patch Daily: State Investigating Death of 6-Year-Old; Police Release Name of Man Killed in Accident at Mansfield Fish and Game; State Announces Grant Money to Fight Climate Change

MA Patch Daily: State Investigating Death of 6-Year-Old; Police Release Name of Man Killed in Accident at Mansfield Fish and Game; State Announces Grant Money to Fight Climate Change

Plus, a driver crashed into a Marshalls in Bedford and the Mass. Gaming Commission is holding casino talks this week.
MA Patch Daily: Mass. Doc With Ebola Shows Improvement; Woman Struck by Lightning Dies; Boston Local Food Festival Returns

MA Patch Daily: Mass. Doc With Ebola Shows Improvement; Woman Struck by Lightning Dies; Boston Local Food Festival Returns

Plus, a drunk man allegedly assaults children in a playground and another man is charged for drunk driving for fifth time.
Final Supermoon of 2014 Visible Across New England This Week

Final Supermoon of 2014 Visible Across New England This Week

The best time to see it is Monday at about 9:30 p.m.
MA Patch Weekly: Northborough Soldier Killed in Afghanistan; Shark Attacks Kayakers; Former Mass. Man Thought to Be Helping ISIS with Social Media Efforts

MA Patch Weekly: Northborough Soldier Killed in Afghanistan; Shark Attacks Kayakers; Former Mass. Man Thought to Be Helping ISIS with Social Media Efforts

Plus, 1.2 million residents were compromised by data thefts last year and Plymouth Police finds child porn, guns and mass murder plan.
Mass. Animals: Vet Faces Cruelty Charges; Boxer Bash; Veggie Events Planned; Gov. Visits NEADS

Mass. Animals: Vet Faces Cruelty Charges; Boxer Bash; Veggie Events Planned; Gov. Visits NEADS

This weekly animal column focuses on issues surrounding animal welfare in Massachusetts.
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.
Lightning Strikes House in Westford

Lightning Strikes House in Westford

Lightning reportedly hit a home on Buckingham Drive Saturday.
Tornado Warning Issued

Tornado Warning Issued

A tornado warning was issued Saturday afternoon by the National Weather Service.
Tornado Warning for Westford Area

Tornado Warning for Westford Area

The warning was in effect Saturday until 5:15 p.m.
T-Storms, Flash Floods, Damaging Winds Possible Saturday

T-Storms, Flash Floods, Damaging Winds Possible Saturday

Heavy rain and severe storms are in the forecast as a cold front moves across New England.
1.2 Million in Mass. Had Personal Data Compromised in 2013

1.2 Million in Mass. Had Personal Data Compromised in 2013

The Target breach accounted for nearly 80 percent of those affected by data thefts last year.