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Massachusetts man who killed wife gets life sentence

Dec. 2, 2019 12:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of killing his wife has been sentenced to life in prison after a judge heard impact statements from the victim’s family. Andrew MacCormack said at his sentencing hearing on Monday that he did not kill Vanessa Masucci and promised he would “not rest...

Pediatric dentist fills health care role in Special Olympics

Nov. 26, 2019 5:19 PM EST

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, when Dr. Steven Perlman, a pediatric dentist, received a surprising phone call from Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he had no idea about the path his life would take. Shriver had combed the country looking for someone who could treat her sister, Rosemary, who was...

School district offer birth control in high schools

Nov. 15, 2019 10:03 AM EST

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school district has voted to provide free birth control products and emergency contraception to students who ask to battle a high teen pregnancy rate and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The Lynn School Committee voted unanimously on the proposal on Thursday...

Student aids human trafficking victims

Nov. 12, 2019 12:34 PM EST

LYNNFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Human trafficking is an uncomfortable topic to discuss at any age. But at 15, Jemima Robins isn't afraid to talk about it. The Lynnfield High School sophomore learned victims can be as young as 14, they are often runaways or homeless who are separated from their families, and a safe...

Retired teacher finds connection to Salem Witch Trials

Nov. 9, 2019 12:06 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Sarah Hood Bassett was arrested in 1692 in Essex County, Mass. on charges of witchcraft. Now, 327 years and 10 generations later, her nine-time great-granddaughter is sharing her story with the LOU Community. Merrill Willis, a retired teacher who spent 25 years at Bramlett Elementary,...

Lynn students learn lessons through Beyond Walls art

Nov. 4, 2019 1:30 PM EST

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Beyond Walls and its many downtown murals are making their way into Lynn's classrooms. The non-profit creative placemaking agency and Lynn Public Schools have teamed up on a curriculum that allows students to explore issues of interpersonal, social, and historical understanding through...

Vocational school raises funds for an inclusive playground

Oct. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Erick Hernandez, a 17-year-old Lynn Vocational Technical Institute senior, is well-aware of the benefits that an inclusive school environment can bring. His teenage years have included a battle with anxiety, which he first noticed in sixth grade and at times can make it difficult for him...

Massachusetts deli owners retire after 36 years

Oct. 8, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — First things first. It's not Charlie's, though that's what everybody calls it. Charlie runs it, cooks all the food, and gets up every morning at 3:30 to prepare for his day. His wife, Dottie, is the friendly woman behind the counter who gives meaning to the term "service with a smile."...