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Local boaters can now enjoy a brand new boat ramp at McCabe Marina in Salem.
Local and state officials gathered there this morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
For the full story, see tomorrow’s Salem News.

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Gas station robbed with stun gun

A masked robber stole several hundred dollars and lottery tickets from the Sunoco gas station on Brimbal Avenue just after midnight this morning and assaulted the station attendant with a stun gun, according to police.
Detectives have video surveillance of the suspect and are working on several “very good” leads, police say.
The robbery took place at [...]

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Dan Haren now an Angel

Word has just come down in the last hour that Dan Haren will be sent to the Angels in exchange for Joe Saunders and two other pitchers plus a player to be named later. According to ESPN’s 2010 ballpark factors (in which any number over a 1.000 fa…

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Thought provoking sculptures crop up in Salem

Looking for something to do this weekend?
Stroll down to Leslie’s Retreat Park in Salem, where sculptures appeared overnight earlier this week.
From the large pink lotus blossom cradling a swaddled baby under a willow tree, to three fishing poles dangling over the canal with trash on the lines, the works of art are [...]

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Peabody West LL sectional game postponed

Heavy rains this afternoon and into the evening have forced the postponement of both the Peabody West/North Andover West and Swampscott/Stoneham Section 4 Little League Williamsport all-star contests.
Instead, both games will be moved to Saturday afternoon at Weafer Park in Woburn. First, Peabody West will battle North Andover West at 2 p.m., followed by Swampscott [...]

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Concert on Common tonight at 6

Keyboardist and Beverly native Joe Boccia will perform in the weekly Concert on the Common series tonight at 6 on Beverly Common.

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Three authors/poets to read in Salem tonight

Cornerstone Books in Salem hosts three poets tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., who will read from their works, followed by an open mike session.
This month, Thursday’s Theatre of Words & Music will feature poets Jennifer Jean, Leo Racicot, and Liz Ciampa Leuzzi.
Jean has been featured in various publications, and has taught [...]

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Brazilian jazz, belly dancing and rugby

The 5th annual Salem CultureFest will run Saturday and Sunday on the Salem Common, featuring musicians, dancers, performers and demonstrations.
There will be plenty to do for children and families, including pony rides, a moon bounce, storytelling, face painting and more.
For details, stay tuned for an article in the Salem News tomorrow.

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Should it be ‘Great Depression II’?

They call it the Great Recession, but were it not for the generous unemployment benefits — which are about to be extended once again — the guess here is that the current trough in the economic cycle would feel very much like that of the 1930s we remember as the Great Depression.
Mike Lake, Democratic candidate [...]

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A dozen cottage owners will open their doors to visitors on Saturday for the second annual summer cottage tour at Asbury Grove in Hamilton.
The cottages started as tents and evolved over time, adding kitchens, heat, and bathrooms. Many include original gingerbread detailing and are painted in bright, cheerful colors.
Founded in 1859 [...]

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