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The Hampden County District Attorney's Office is working to reduce gun violence. On Saturday, you can bring your guns to the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex in exchange for gift cards to the grocery store.

While Christmas tree fires aren't very common, when they do happen, they can be dangerous. Dry pine needles burn very quickly, and on average, one of every 45 Christmas tree fires results in a death.

Pamela Hieronymi, PhD ’00, in philosophy, consults for the NBC sitcom, The Good Place.

Spanish tax authorities have charged pop singer Shakira with tax evasion for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Why do hockey players continue to deal with facial injuries when there’s a way to prevent pucks, sticks and skates from causing harm?

The term “gig economy” refers to many forms of nonstandard work arrangements—typically nonpayroll-based and of short duration—including driving for Uber or Lyft as well as babysitting or house sitting and numerous other jobs. While work in the gig economy offers flexible hours and independence, such employment typically lacks the benefits that accompany payroll-based work such as subsidized health insurance, paid vacation, and employer-matched contributions to a…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and id…

It’s time for big banks to read the writing on the wall, drop support for TransCanada

A partnership between a local fish wholesaler and Harvard University Dining Services puts fresh seafood on students’ and faculty members’ plates twice a week.

Great investment/rental opportunity in desired Arlington Center. Less than a half mile from the heart of Arlington, there is walkable access to public transportation, restaurants, shopping, and the Minuteman Bikeway. This 2 unit multi-family provides plenty of opportunities to investors, including enclosed porches for each unit and a walk up attic that could be finished for even more usable living space. Second unit bathroom was renovated…

Foodies can agree that an elevated dining experience appeals to all the senses. But when it comes to what you see while you eat, why stop with beautiful food?

Have you received a preapproved offer in the mail this holiday season that looks like a check, made out to you and ready to cash? Before you rush to the bank, visions of presents dancing in your head, know that it's not free cash. Rather, it's more likely an expensive loan. Such pre-screened mail offers, or "live checks," are personal loans sent from banks or lenders to consumers who meet certain criteria, like a minimum credit score. Cashing the check enters you into…

While a Target acquisition by Amazon would be a major in-store retail gain for the e-commerce giant, it's time may have passed.

A publishing executive is concerned that the term transparency is now used as PR packaging when true transparency is likely unsustainable.

Republicans in Congress are once again attempting to fund the unpopular, wasteful, and xenophobic border wall.