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North End Residents Urged to Close Their Windows; More!

NORTH END—A rash of break-ins has the BPD advising neighborhood residents on what to look out for and what not to do, no matter how annoying the sound or hot the day: "Screen doors and windows are another source of entry, especially in good weather when windows are open. Another common tactic is to buzz several apartments in a building hoping that someone will buzz them in." [NorthEndWaterfront]
MASS-WIDE—More [your adjective here] news about the commonwealth's housing market: "Massachusetts single-family home sales spiked 20 percent on a year-over-year basis in August, marking the second time this year that more than 5,000 properties traded hands in a single month..." [Biz Journal]