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Steven Tyler Health Update: Aerosmith Frontman's Status After Relapse Revealed

Steven Tyler improved immediately after his stay in a rehabilitation facility. Tyler reportedly had a successful stay inside a rehabilitation facility and is currently doing well. According to a news outlet, the Aerosmith frontman showed impressive progress after starting his treatment program following a relapse. With that, he checked out...
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40 rescued from sky ride at Southwick's Zoo

MENDON - A "sky ride" at the Southwick's Zoo got stuck on Friday, leaving people stranded in the air. In all about 40 people were stuck on the ride. This "Skyfari Sky Ride" runs over about a third of the park, giving guests a bird's eye view of the animal exhibits below. One of the owners of the zoo said the ride was closed out of an abundance of caution. "Our employees at the Skyfari ride noticed a small oil leak and they decided to err on the side of caution and with that they stopped the ride and decided it would be...
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Portsmouth police search for missing man

A search is underway in Portsmouth for a missing man who is considered to be endangered. Luke Benoit was last seen in the Boyd's Lane area wearing a gray Adidas t-shirt and a grey and black baseball cap on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the 31-year-old made "concerning statements," to family...

‘I can’t even speak’: Roxbury’s A.J. Reeves elated to join Celtics Summer League roster

"The emotion just flooded me." A.J. Reeves, a 6-foot-6 guard from Roxbury, will play for the Celtics in the Summer League, he told on Friday. Reeves, the Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts in 2017-18, shined at Brimmer and May in Newton and at Providence College. He grew up a huge Celtics fan and fondly remembers watching the 2008 team win a title when he was a young kid.

Dozens Rescued From Skyfari Sky Ride at Southwick Zoo

Medon, Mass. - Shortly after 3 pm on Friday, July 1st, emergency personnel were called to the Southwick Zoo for reports of 40 people trapped on the Skyfari Sky Ride, according to the MA District 7 Twitter page. The ride allows 2-3 people, per seat, to cruise approximately 25 ft above many of the park's wildlife exhibits. When the ride stopped many of these riders were suspended directly over zoo animals.

City of New Bedford announces parking ban for Saturday’s parade

A parking ban will be in effect as of 7 a.m. Saturday along the route for the annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. from Buttonwood Park and will proceed down Union Street to Acushnet Avenue, then turn right onto Acushnet and end at the Cape Verdean Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Purchase Street, via Grinnell Street.
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Huard deaths devastate family, community

CUMBERLAND – The shooting death of a couple in a neighborhood near the Arnold Mills Reservoir last week shattered a family and left neighbors and friends devastated. No words could adequately convey the pain that will be felt for many years to come, said those closest to Courtney and Eric Huard, of 28 Birchwood Drive off Nate Whipple Highway.

Dozens rescued after Skyfari Sky Ride at Mendon's Southwick's Zoo gets stuck

MENDON, Mass. — Dozens of people were rescued from seats hanging over animal habitats after an aerial ride at the Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts, became stuck Friday afternoon. The incident happened at the zoo's Skyfari ride, which operates similar to how a mountain chairlift does for skiers and...

State Police Chase on 195 Ends in Fairhaven

FAIRHAVEN — State police have caught a suspect after he allegedly led troopers on a short, low-speed chase down three different SouthCoast highways — with a flat tire. Early reports indicate the pursuit started on Rt. 140 northbound at around 12:46 p.m. Thursday, according to Massachusetts State Police spokesperson Lt. Paul Sullivan.

Separate death investigations underway in Quincy, Dorchester

BOSTON — Separate death investigations involving a total of four people have been launched in Quincy and Dorchester, authorities said. Emergency crews responding to the area of 600 Southern Artery in Quincy around 10 a.m. found two people dead behind a building, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.

Cranston Mayor lays off nine employees, part of 'cost-cutting' initiatives

Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins announced on Friday his administration notified nine employees they would be laid off, beginning July 15. The Mayor's Office said in a release this is part of a workforce reduction series to decrease budgeted spending. The layoffs, in combination with other measures, will amount to $2.6 million in savings.

Dartmouth Christmas Tree Shops Goes BYOB

In a world full of plastic, there's a chain that's been doing a great job reducing its carbon footprint. Switching the name from Christmas Tree Shops to simply CTS is not the only change this beloved network of stores has made, though. The company is now charging for bags at checkout -- if you don't bring your own, that is.

Brown University buys 10 Jewelry District properties in bid to build new lab

Just two days before buying the properties, Brown released a draft plan for growing its research capabilities with up to $800 million in renovation and new construction. PROVIDENCE — Brown University bought 10 properties in the Jewelry District from the Care New England health care system for more than $16 million this week, and it plans to build a new laboratory in the area. ...