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The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial overlooks the harbor in Gloucester.

(Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe)

Gloucester shines light on the wives of fishermen

On Thursday, Aug 5, the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial will be illuminated with a vibrant light art display accompanied by an immersive soundscape featuring stories told by contemporary fishermen’s wives.

Foxborough Police Officer Ryan McGrath helps a deer that had its head stuck in a soccer net at the Ahern Middle School on July 15.

Deer trapped in soccer net is freed by police

A deer gets tangled up in a soccer net, golf balls cause trouble, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Mark Goldman, a football player at Norwell High and Bridgewater State, still holds BSU single season and career records for quarterback sacks 30 years after his final college game.

No. 55 still brings back memories for Bridgewater State’s Mark Goldman

Thirty years after playing his final football game for Bridgewater State, Mark Goldman still holds the program’s single-season and career records for quarterback sacks.

Musary has been providing instruments (including this drum kit) for students in the music room of a community center in Tanzania.

‘Music is a worldwide language that we all speak’

Through August, The Musary and Teach to Learn are offering a free Global Music Workshop online with performers demonstrating the music of India, the Dominican Republic, Russia, and Colombia.

Paintings by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, including "Beautiful Little Monster #5"  will be on display at Brockton Public Library beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Father and son are focus of exhibit at Brockton Library

Brockton Public Library will host an exhibition of work by Boston artist Ibrahim Ali-Salaam centered on his series of paintings called “Beautiful Little Monster.”

Historic Newton’s two museums are welcoming visitors this summer

After a one-year closure, Historic Newton’s two museums, the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, reopened to visitors June 16.

The shark warning flag was flying in June 2020 at Nauset Beach in Orleans.

Great white shark sighted off Nauset Beach in Orleans, town reports

A great white shark was spotted Thursday morning off the coast of Nauset Beach in Orleans, according to the town and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

As rat sightings rise in Newton, officials stress prevention

“You don’t want to make your house and your yard attractive to them,” said Linda Walsh, deputy commissioner of the Newton’s Health and Human Services Department.