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MLB Hall of Fame pitcher, Red Sox broadcaster Dennis Eckersley announces retirement

Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster and MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley is retiring. The 67-year-old, who has participated in Red Sox broadcasts on NESN for nearly two decades, is beloved by Boston fans for his easy-going manner and creative use of baseball terms and analogies. “Eck,” as he’s known, will step down after …

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Shooting causes cancellation of popular North Shore basketball tournament

A basketball tournament that is a longstanding tradition in Lynn has been canceled after a shooting broke out during the event in the Massachusetts city.Lynn police said the shooting happened at about 10:40 p.m. Friday outside the Thurgood Marshall Middle School, where the Shoe City Classic was taking place.Neighbors told NewsCenter 5’s Danae Bucci that …

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Red Sox trade starting catcher to American League rival

The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with starting catcher Christian Vázquez a day before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted just before 6:30 p.m. Monday that the Red Sox were finalizing a deal to send Vázquez to the Houston Astros.Shortly after 8:20 p.m., the Red Sox announced that they traded Vázquez …

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Commuter Rail passengers escape broken-down train, scale fence

Some passengers on an MBTA Commuter Rail train took matters into their own hands after that train broke down and was stopped with no power.An MBTA spokesperson said at about 6 p.m. Monday, Framingham Line Train 595 — which departed South Station in Boston at 5:35 p.m. — was stopped shortly after the Boston Landing …

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