1 hour ago

You don't need to be Santa to make someone's ...

You don't need to be Santa to make someone's Christmas.

    MA Toddler Battling Leukemia Wants Cards For Christmas
    MILTON, MA - On Monday, 2 1/2-year-old Hannah Serpa received a Christmas card from her great aunt. The inside popped up when she opened it. Delighted, she moved on to the one sent to her sister, 1-year-old Blaire. She didn't stop there. She went through the rest of the Serpas' mail, tearing open cards and bills.
    https://patch.com

1 hour ago

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner an...

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We’re open until 9 pm.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We're open until 9 pm.
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2 hours ago

Library events: Dec. 21–28

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.Hello Ryan Brennan!Hello Brookline! My name is Ryan Brennan, and I’ve recently taken over as the branch supervisor at the Coolidge Corner Library. As I’ve started to get acclimated to this great library and wonderful neighborhood we want to put in a concerted effort to bring you more library programming for adults. [...]

    Library events: Dec. 21-28
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.Hello Ryan Brennan!Hello Brookline! My name is Ryan Brennan, and I've recently taken over as the branch supervisor at the Coolidge Corner Library.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 hours ago

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to d...

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their home. One night before, their vehicle was found on fire in Boston.

    6 Years Later, Andover Murders Still A Mystery
    ANDOVER, MA - Six years ago today, John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their Orchard Crossing home. One night before, their Lexus SUV was found on fire on Prince Street in Boston. Today, Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe and Essex County District attorney Jonathan Blodgett are renewing a plea for anyone with information on their murders to come forth.
    https://patch.com

2 hours ago

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Educati...

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by them: http://bit.ly/2zch7HR

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired...
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3 hours ago

It lasted for about 30 minutes near St. Mary'...

It lasted for about 30 minutes near St. Mary's church... but what was it about? Do you know? Did you see it? Let us know.

    Possible Strike in Brookline Village: Reports
    BROOKLINE, MA - Patch is getting some reports of a individuals out and about in Brookline Village shouting that they're on strike. We're following up. In the mean time, if you're part of the group or know someone who is, email jenna.fisher@Patch.com and let's talk. This is a breaking news update.
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3 hours ago

Nearly 6 million views since yesterday: Have ...

Nearly 6 million views since yesterday: Have you seen it?

    Teen's Harvard University Acceptance Video Goes Viral
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - A Louisiana teenager's video of his acceptance to Harvard University has gone viral, drawing more than 5.7 million times since it was posted yesterday. The video shows Ayrton Little, a resident of Breaux Bridge, LA, wearing a Harvard sweater and surrounded by classmates at TM Landry College Preparatory while he checks his admission status online.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-14-17

Check out Holiday Reflections and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

    Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-14-17
    Check out Holiday Reflections and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. We're always asking our readers to share their photos with us.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

5 hours ago

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: A per capita look at on- and off-premise liquor licenses

What do you the number of liquor licenses issued to business in your town - and how do they compare to other towns?This visualization shows the retail and on-site liquor licenses issued in each community looked at by Wicked Local. Use the arrows to scroll between visualization and use filters to narrow the data views and isolate specific town data. Mix and match. Mouse over the charts for data.Data caveats: This database shows the liquor licenses per community as it was [...]

    INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: A per capita look at on- and off-premise liquor licenses
    What do you the number of liquor licenses issued to business in your town - and how do they compare to other towns?This visualization shows the retail and on-site liquor licenses issued in each community looked at by Wicked Local. Use the arrows to scroll between visualization and use filters to narrow the data views and isolate specific town data.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

5 hours ago

SPECIAL REPORT: Is it time for a change in alcohol licensing in the commonwealth?

The Issue: The sale of liquor in Massachsuetts is governed by an 84-year-old system of state regulations, sharing jurisdiction with cities and towns. Why it matters: Liquor licenses can fuel economic growth and prosperity as restaurants open, but that prosperity must be balanced with the public safety and health concerns.

    SPECIAL REPORT: Is it time for a change in alcohol licensing in the commonwealth?
    The Issue: The sale of liquor in Massachsuetts is governed by an 84-year-old system of state regulations, sharing jurisdiction with cities and towns. Why it matters: Liquor licenses can fuel economic growth and prosperity as restaurants open, but that prosperity must be balanced with the public safety and health concerns.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

7 hours ago

It's usually not the case, but we might get l...

It's usually not the case, but we might get luck this year.

    White Christmas In Massachusetts? We've Got A Shot
    Christmas is 11 days away. It's too early to say it will or won't snow on Dec. 25, but it's not too early to look at the facts and see what our odds are. In a vacuum, the odds aren't great.
    https://patch.com

8 hours ago

Special event licenses, home delivery: marijuana restrictions debated

The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working towards industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.The commission on Monday worked through policies dealing with home delivery of marijuana products and social consumption of marijuana, among others. The policies, some of which were agreed to Monday, will be enshrined into [...]

    Special event licenses, home delivery: marijuana restrictions debated
    The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working towards industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

9 hours ago

Led By JP Resident, ESC Celebrates 35 Years of Helping Nonprofits

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/14/led-by-jp-resident-esc-celebrates-35-years-of-helping-nonprofits/29773)

    Led By JP Resident, ESC Celebrates 35 Years of Helping Nonprofits
    Empower Success Corps (ESC) - an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits in New England succeed - recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with an event at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. Julie Crockford, a Jamaica Plain resident and ESC's executive director for the pas
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

17 hours ago

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22 hours ago

And the award for most cheer goes to...

And the award for most cheer goes to...

    10 Best Cities For Celebrating The Holidays
    Accept it, the winter holidays overshadow everything in December, whether you're a Scrooge or a Tiny Tim. The majority of us fall somewhere in the middle. Along with the joy, there's the stress: making the frenzied rounds of holiday parties, wandering the aisles of CVS for pre-packaged mistletoe or the last box of Hannukah candles, dutifully enduring the office potluck.
    https://patch.com

23 hours ago

Ha, well played!

Ha, well played!

    Peabody Man Gets 15 Minutes Of Internet Fame With Viral Photos
    PEABODY, MA -- When Nick Roberts posed for photos on a Nahant beach in June, he probably didn't expect the whole Internet would be talking about them six months later. The photos, which were shot by his friend Stephen Cwiok and meant as a surprise for his girlfriend, show Roberts prominently displaying his "dad bod" belly in poses more typically seen in maternity photo shoots of expectant mothers.
    https://patch.com

24 hours ago

Brookline residents debate future of Cypress Field renovation

As the Park and Recreation Commission considers whether to install synthetic turf at Cypress Field, residents have sent in more than 150 letters and submitted several petitions both for and against the idea.On Dec. 12, the commission held a public hearing on the project. Residents packed the room in Town Hall, leaving standing room only. “I’ve been on this commission for a few years, and I’ve never seen this kind of enthusiasm,” said Vice [...]

    Brookline residents debate future of Cypress Field renovation
    As the Park and Recreation Commission considers whether to install synthetic turf at Cypress Field, residents have sent in more than 150 letters and submitted several petitions both for and against the idea.On Dec. 12, the commission held a public hearing on the project. Residents packed the room in Town Hall, leaving standing room only.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

25 hours ago

Police: Two dead in murder-suicide on Penn State-Beaver campus

The Beaver County, Pa., coroner’s office is on the scene of a double shooting at Penn State-Beaver that state police have said is a murder-suicide.

    Police: Two dead in murder-suicide on Penn State-Beaver campus
    CENTER TWP. - The Beaver County coroner's office is on the scene of a double shooting at Penn State-Beaver that state police have said is a murder-suicide.Two people were shot at the Center Twp. campus Wednesday afternoon, according to Beaver County 911 dispatchers.The two people involved in the shooting were not students, said April Johnston-Smith, Penn State-Beaver public relations director.
    http://www.timesonline.com

25 hours ago

Living in a wind farm

Wind farms generate clean energy. They also produce some unwelcome effects: Strobe-like shadow flicker. Loud, whooshing sounds. And throbbing, air-pressure pulsations. Some living in these wind farms say it's tolerable. Others say it's hell.

    In The Shadow of Wind Farms
    This story experience uses advanced web technologies to enhance the storytelling.We recommend the use of a modern browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari to properly view this site.If you are already using one of these browsers, please update to the latest version. Wind farms generate clean energy.
    http://www.gatehousenews.com

25 hours ago

Scrappy could barely walk back in August. The...

Scrappy could barely walk back in August. The MSPCA-Angell fixed him up and now he needs a home this holiday season!

    MSPCA Seeks a Ho-Ho-Home for Tiny Yorkie with 'Floating Head'
    If badges for courage were awarded to homeless animals then two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier "Scrappy" would surely win, say staff at the MSPCA-Angell who have been caring for the tiny four-legged pup since he arrived at the shelter in August barely able to walk, and with a worrisome leftward tilt to
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

25 hours ago

MSPCA Seeks a Ho-Ho-Home for Tiny Yorkie with ‘Floating Head’

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/13/mspca-seeks-a-ho-ho-home-for-tiny-yorkie-with-floating-head/29855)

    MSPCA Seeks a Ho-Ho-Home for Tiny Yorkie with 'Floating Head'
    If badges for courage were awarded to homeless animals then two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier "Scrappy" would surely win, say staff at the MSPCA-Angell who have been caring for the tiny four-legged pup since he arrived at the shelter in August barely able to walk, and with a worrisome leftward tilt to
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

26 hours ago

Not cool, man!

Not cool, man!

    Alleged Norwood Grinch Faces Theft Charges; Ordered Held On Bail
    NORWOOD, MA - An alleged Grinch tried to steal Christmas from Norwood and now faces charges, police said. Nakia Gunter, 43, of Norwood, was arrested Tuesday and charged with larceny of items worth less than $250, four counts of receiving stolen property worth less than $250, and receiving stolen property worth more than $250.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

JP resident performing in Ghost Light Players...

JP resident performing in Ghost Light Players' adapted production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

    JP Resident Performing in Ghost Light Players' Holiday 'Radio Play'
    For the third year in a row, Ghost Light Players of MetroWest will be holding their annual fundraising event in the form of a live radio play.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

29 hours ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shared their ...

Join us on the longest night of the year for an evening of warmth and connection! Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations.

    Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice
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29 hours ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum added an even...

On the longest night of the year, we partner with our friends at Transformative Culture Project for an evening of warmth and connection. Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of the Museum at night. This lively, social evening features music, creative collaborators, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making.

    Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice
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29 hours ago

CURATED: Roy Moore's defeat the topic of celebrations, jokes in Massachusetts

Many Massachusetts residents are expressing their joy on Twitter at the outcome of yesterday’s special election in Alabama. Republican Roy Moore lost the United States Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones. Jones will finish the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions, which ends in 2018.Take a look at what people are saying:[gh:div class="storify"][gh:iframe src="//storify.com/WickedLocal/twitter-response/embed?border=false" [...]

    CURATED: Roy Moore's defeat the topic of celebrations, jokes in Massachusetts
    Many Massachusetts residents are expressing their joy on Twitter at the outcome of yesterday's special election in Alabama. Republican Roy Moore lost the United States Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones. Jones will finish the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions, which ends in 2018.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

29 hours ago

Brookline Police logs: racist statements, car theft and a drunken movie night at the library

Tuesday, Dec. 5A keyed car on Beacon Street: At 10:15 a.m. police received a report of a car that was scratched with a key on the driver’s side from the front to the rear of the car on Sunday, Dec. 3. Racist statements on Centre Street: At 8:28 p.m. a caller reported a person in the Centre Street parking lot behind CVS who was approaching minorities and making racist statements and attempting to be [...]

    Brookline Police logs: racist statements, car theft and a drunken movie night at the library
    Tuesday, Dec. 5A keyed car on Beacon Street: At 10:15 a.m. police received a report of a car that was scratched with a key on the driver's side from the front to the rear of the car on Sunday, Dec. 3. Racist statements on Centre Street: At 8:28 p.m.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

29 hours ago

QUIZ: How well do you know Massachusetts liquor laws?

A group of Wicked Local journalists is publishing a special report looking at liquor laws in Massachusetts as well as reviewing how those laws are affecting local commerce this week. As a preview of the special report, find out how well you know the state liquor laws.Take this seven question quiz.[gh:script src="https://embed-429408.secondstreetapp.com/Scripts/dist/embed.js" data-ss-embed="promotion" data-opguid="6cc0ff30-adc8-498b-8951-74ed000ab9bf" data- [...]

    QUIZ: How well do you know Massachusetts liquor laws?
    A group of Wicked Local journalists is publishing a special report looking at liquor laws in Massachusetts as well as reviewing how those laws are affecting local commerce this week. As a preview of the special report, find out how well you know the state liquor laws. Take this seven question quiz.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

31 hours ago

It's not all bad news.

It's not all bad news.

    These MA Stores Are Closing In 2018 (Or Have Already Closed)
    MASSACHUSETTS - In 2017, retailers in the United States announced plans to shutter close to 7,000 stores, a whopping 224 percent increase in announced store closures compared to 2016. The numbers were compiled by the think tank Fung Global Retail & Tech, which tracks store openings and closures in the U.S.
    https://patch.com

31 hours ago

It's just not a good time to be a brick and m...

It's just not a good time to be a brick and morter retailer.

    These MA Stores Are Closing In 2018 (Or Have Already Closed)
    MASSACHUSETTS - In 2017, retailers in the United States announced plans to shutter close to 7,000 stores, a whopping 224 percent increase in announced store closures compared to 2016. The numbers were compiled by the think tank Fung Global Retail & Tech, which tracks store openings and closures in the U.S.
    https://patch.com

31 hours ago

A huge clean-up and containment process under...

A huge clean-up and containment process underway.

    Freight Train Derails, Spills 1,800 Gallons Of Fuel In Taunton
    TAUNTON, MA - A freight train has reportedly derailed Wednesday morning in Taunton, spilling more than 1,800 gallons of fuel. Taunton Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said the CSX train engine derailed near Mozzone Blvd., and that there were no injuries. The only people aboard the train were crew members.
    https://patch.com

32 hours ago

Mayor Walsh column: Support small businesses ...

Mayor Walsh column: Support small businesses during the holidays to keep our neighborhoods thriving all year long

    Mayor Walsh: Support Small Bizs During Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long
    I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that's helping Dorches
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

33 hours ago

JP Resident Performing in Ghost Light Players’ Holiday ‘Radio Play’

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/13/jp-resident-performing-in-ghost-light-players-holiday-radio-play/29749)

    JP Resident Performing in Ghost Light Players' Holiday 'Radio Play'
    For the third year in a row, Ghost Light Players of MetroWest will be holding their annual fundraising event in the form of a live radio play.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

35 hours ago

Week 4 in a series of Where in Scotland?

Week 4 in a series of Where in Scotland?

    The Haven JP
    Week 4 in a series of Where in Scotland?
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36 hours ago

Apple awards Finisar $390M to build components in Texas

Apple has awarded optical communications components manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to increase spending on research, development and production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.

    Apple awards Finisar $390M to build components in Texas
    Apple has awarded optical communications components manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to increase spending on research, development and production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. SHERMAN, Texas - Apple has awarded optical communications components manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to increase spending on research, development and production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

36 hours ago

What is a VCSEL?

VCSELs — an acronym that is pronounced “vixels” in the tech world — are small semiconductor devices that emit light vertically and measure the depth at which that light is reflected.

    What is a VCSEL?
    VCSELs - an acronym that is pronounced "vixels" in the tech world - are small semiconductor devices that emit light vertically and measure the depth at which that light is reflected.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

45 hours ago

Wet roads across Massachusetts and bitter col...

Wet roads across Massachusetts and bitter cold wind chills will make for a dangerous and uncomfortable morning commute.

    Roads To Freeze In Overnight Temperature Plunge
    An overnight plunge in temperature is expected to freeze wet roads all across Massachusetts. Strong winds are dropping low temperatures into the single digits. The ride to work is going to be both risky and uncomfortable. Here are some quick but important things to know before tomorrow morning.
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

What's worse than running out of hot water? R...

What's worse than running out of hot water? Running out of water — period.

    Home 101: How To Unfreeze Water Pipes
    What's worse than running out of hot water? Running out of water - period. If it's cold out and this happens, watch out: You may be dealing with a frozen water pipe. In order to prevent further damage from happening, you'll need to act fast. Here's a frozen pipe primer you can't afford to miss.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Brookline High talks race, racism during annual Asking for Courage Day

As he stepped to the stage, Brookline High freshman Ramon Perez felt a rush of mixed emotions. Nervous but determined, he was there to share his story as a Latino and was unsure of how he would be received. On Dec. 5, the high school held its annual Asking for Courage Day – just days after hundreds of students protested in response to racist videos that featured current and former Brookline High students repeatedly saying the “N” word. In its fourth [...]

    Brookline High talks race, racism during annual Asking for Courage Day
    As he stepped to the stage, Brookline High freshman Ramon Perez felt a rush of mixed emotions. Nervous but determined, he was there to share his story as a Latino and was unsure of how he would be received. On Dec.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

We're still not convinced...

We're still not convinced...

    'Man Flu' May Be Real; Study Suggests He's Not Being A Big Baby
    Women of the world, we may have some apologizing to do. "Man flu" may be real and not just a pejorative. New research published Monday suggests he's not just over-reacting to the cold and flu symptoms you plowed through as you tidied up the house, got the kids ready for school, put in a full day at work and, once back home, got a meal on the table and the kids in the bath.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Potentially big news for Patriots fans! (Coul...

Potentially big news for Patriots fans! (Could have used him last night.)

    Patriots Sign 1,000-Yard Receiver Kenny Britt
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The New England Patriots are adding some depth at wide receiver, according to reports. Sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN that former Cleveland Browns receiver Kenny Britt has signed with the Patriots. Britt was released by the Browns on Dec. 8.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Sad days for the storied Trump-Brady relation...

Sad days for the storied Trump-Brady relationship.

    Trump Disappointed Tom Brady Has Distanced Himself: Report
    It wasn't long ago that Tom Brady was flashing a Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker. But the days of friendship between the two seem to be gone, according to a new report.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

We've still got improvements to make, though....

We've still got improvements to make, though.

    Massachusetts The Healthiest State In America: Study
    Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation's 2017 America's Health Rankings report. The Bay State snagged the top spot for the first time in the report's history, steadily moving up from No. 11 in 1990 and ending Hawaii's five-year run as the healthiest state.
    https://patch.com

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