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Body found near Longfellow Bridge in Boston

The body of a 34-year-old man was found shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, officials said.

How educators and parents are talking with kids about the real story of Thanksgiving

Fueled by a national outcry over racial injustice and building on decades of work by indigenous educators, teachers and parents across New England are aiming to reframe Thanksgiving by focusing on the people who lived here long before the Europeans arrived.

Pedestrian struck, injured in Stoughton

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Stoughton Wednesday evening at the intersection of Central Street and Lakewood Drive, officials said.

Second man arrested for fatal stabbing in Haverhill

Devaughn Johnson, 25, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder in the stabbing death of Jose Vasquez, the Essex district attorney’s office said in a statement Wednesday.

Man, 26, killed by fallen tree in Sudbury

The man, who was from Everett, was transported to Emerson Hospital in Concord, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Mass. reports 3,224 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 53 new deaths

The day’s case count was above 3,000 for the first time since April, but DPH said that because of a technological issue, the data reflected case counts from up to a 30-hour period instead of 24 hours.

Missing pregnant teen from New Bedford believed to be found dead in Florida

Thirty-six days after Jalajhia Finklea vanished from her home in New Bedford on the eve of her 18th birthday, authorities on Wednesday announced they found what is presumed to be her body in Florida.

News in brief

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has sent a special message for Thanksgiving, reminding the public about those who are struggling most through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Masked Pilgrims: Plimoth Patuxet Museum opens history’s doors for Thanksgiving

Both the Pilgrim Village and the Wampanoag Homesite are open with social distancing guidelines, along with the Mayflower II and some other local attractions.

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A baby bird is rescued in Dedham

A baby bird is rescued in Dedham, key fobs are snatched from cars in Wellesley, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

For this Medford expat, a holiday season for the ages

And if you’re an expat like me, the resurgent menace of COVID-19 will reduce our presence in the lives of our loved ones to the virtual realm in the weeks to come.

Suffolk sports star Katie Norton now teaches children ‘to set goals’

``I talk with my students about putting in that extra work to reach the ultimate prize,'' said Norton, who grew up in Randolph and is an inductee to Suffolk’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Lowell homeless shelter appeals to public for donations as pandemic strains resources

Citing the extra funding and logistical challenges it faces due to COVID-19, a Lowell homeless shelter is seeking the community’s help in meeting the need for its services this coming winter season.

Holiday open house, New England crafts, and ugly sweaters

Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum in Amesbury is changing up its Holiday Open House this year.

Dave Epstein

Mild start to the weekend, but chilly by Sunday

Somewhere around 10 a.m. yesterday morning, the temperature went above freezing and it will remain there for the foreseeable future. This is good news for our heating bills after a very cold 24 hours by November standards.

Newton officials ease burden for commercial taxpayers over COVID-19

Newton’s City Council on Monday approved new tax rates for Fiscal 2021 aimed at helping to ease some of the burden on commercial property owners.

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