6 min ago

Investigators say the murder of Wendi Rose Da...

Investigators say the murder of Wendi Rose Davidson, 49, does not appear to be a random act.

    North Andover Homicide Victim Was Strangled
    NORTH ANDOVER, MA -- Police released the identity of a woman who was found dead in North Andover Saturday. Investigators say that Wendi Rose Davidson, 49, of North Andover, appears to have been strangled and that the homicide does not appear to have been a random act.
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11 min ago

Unless you have a limitless budget, you'll wa...

Unless you have a limitless budget, you'll want to check out the neighborhoods on this list.

    The Most - And Least - Affordable Places For Locals To Buy Homes
    Where are locals most likely to buy an affordable home of their own? Not in California, that's for sure. As prices surge faster than incomes, average Janes and Joes have a better shot of becoming homeowners in the Midwest and the Rust Belt, according to a joint report from realtor.com® and the National Association of Realtors®.
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32 min ago

State Rep. candidate Nika Elugardo has a fasc...

State Rep. candidate Nika Elugardo has a fascinating career that has included helping people stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure. Read about that and what she thinks about the incumbent she'll be facing.

    Q&A: State Rep. Candidate Elugardo Pushing for Progressive Legislation, Leadership at State House
    Jamaica Plain resident Nika Elugardo is running as a Democratic challenger to state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District. She spoke about why she's running, how she helped people stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure, that there's too much progressive legislation sitting in the House Ways and Means Committee chaired by Sanchez [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

1 hour ago

Go to bed early last night? You missed a smal...

Go to bed early last night? You missed a small bit of history.

    No-Hitter: Red Sox Suffer First In 25 Years
    BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox fell victim to a no-hitter for the first time in 25 years Saturday night. Athletics lefthander Sean Manaea dominated the red-hot Sox in Oakland, striking out 10 and walking two in a 3-0 victory.
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7 hours ago

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You're invited: Beethoven Rocks (New Philharm...

You're invited: Beethoven Rocks (New Philharmonia Orchestra) https://trib.al/k7cxTsD

    Beethoven Rocks (New Philharmonia Orchestra)
    Come and join New Phil with guest conductor Jorge Soto for a family-friendly afternoon of Beethoven's greatest hits! Also featured on the program will be Newton's All City Orchestra, under the direction of retiring Bigelow Middle School music teacher Greg Livingston. We will be honoring Mr. Livingston for his 40 years of service to Newton Public Schools!
    https://patch.com

8 hours ago

You're invited: ​Activate the Dream: Celebrat...

You're invited: ​Activate the Dream: Celebrating Brookline's John Wilson https://trib.al/1OqBlFB

    ​Activate the Dream: Celebrating Brookline's John Wilson
    "Activate the Dream: Celebrating Brookline's John Wilson," Sunday, April 29, 2018. Join the celebration to celebrate the well-known African American artist who has been celebrated far and wide but who lived in Brookline with his family for 50 years.
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13 hours ago

"If I were evil, I could do a lot of damage w...

"If I were evil, I could do a lot of damage with those explosives," an explosives expert says. (via DoylestownPatch)

    Urgent Search On For 700 Pounds Of Explosives Stolen In PA
    Federal authorities continue to investigate with "urgency" the theft of more than 700 pounds of explosives from a Pennsylvania contracting company. On Thursday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward of $20,000 for information about the missing explosives, which in the wrong hands could cause multiple deaths and significant property damage.
    https://patch.com

15 hours ago

Eight things to know about Earth Day

It’s Earth Day’s is 48th birthday. The first Earth Day held April 22, 1970 was marked by peaceful demonstrations by some 20 million Americans in support of environmental protection and reform. It sparked the political change needed to create the EPA and the passage of landmark legislation including the Clean Air, Clean Water, and the Endangered Species Act.In the nearly five decades since it was first celebrated in parks, on streets and college campuses across the U.S., [...]

    Eight things to know about Earth Day
    It's Earth Day's is 48th birthday. The first Earth Day held April 22, 1970 was marked by peaceful demonstrations by some 20 million Americans in support of environmental protection and reform. It sparked the political change needed to create the EPA and the passage of landmark legislation including the Clean Air, Clean Water, and the Endangered Species Act.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

19 hours ago

You deserve better than bad lighting and leak...

You deserve better than bad lighting and leaky faucets.

    How Much Does It Really Cost to Remodel Your Bathroom?
    In every home makeover show, there's one room that gets the most "oohs" and "aahs." It's frequently the master bathroom, magically transformed from a cramped and dingy space into an oasis of gleaming tile. Just add water (like, say, a nice luxurious bath) and you've got the perfect place to relax.
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20 hours ago

You're invited: Spring Into Your Next Remodel...

You're invited: Spring Into Your Next Remodel https://trib.al/AHlo8ds

    Spring Into Your Next Remodel
    Photo: RomanR/Shutterstock Spring and summer tend to be the most popular seasons to tackle a home remodeling project. And now that spring is finally upon us, the best remodeling pros' calendars are already starting to fill up. In other words, if you've been dreaming about a new bathroom or updated kitchen all winter long, now's the time to do it.
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21 hours ago

The Texas firefighter was en route home from ...

The Texas firefighter was en route home from New York with his wife, parents and children Tuesday when he heard a loud pop and saw oxygen masks drop from overhead. Then, his training kicked in. (via Mckinney-Frisco Patch)

    Texas Firefighter Jumps To Action On Southwest Flight
    CELINA, TX - A North Texas firefighter is being called a hero after jumping to an injured woman's aid on a Southwest Airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday. Andrew Needum, who has served as a full-time firefighter for four years, kept his right arm around his mother and his left hand clutching that of his wife as he addressed reporters in Celina's fire station Thursday.
    https://patch.com

22 hours ago

One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at...

One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at gestural brushstrokes! This towering Spanish Madonna wears a shimmering halo and robes that cascade gold. Her outfit is completed not by meticulous details, but in the viewer’s imagination. Image: John Singer Sargent, A Spanish Madonna, about 1879, oil on panel.


24 hours ago

We've come a long way since the days of stick...

We've come a long way since the days of sticky sprays and fly swatters. 🐜 (via Patch Deals)

    5 Must-Haves To Keep Bugs Away
    Bugs suck - literally - and their bites make us itchy and miserable. It used to be that even a few mosquitos could ruin an otherwise nice spring day, but not anymore: We've finally discovered what actually works to keep pests from being a problem. Fortunately for you, we're happy to share our anti-skeeter secrets.
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31 hours ago

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You're invited: Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitc...

You're invited: Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitchen https://trib.al/Za1asmh

    Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitchen
    Every Friday, magician Eric Benton is serving up amazing magic at Knight Moves Cafe in Brookline's Coolidge Corner! Join him in testing his newest, craziest, and most unusual magical creations in this casual, up-close performance. It's a lot of fun and it's 100% free to attend the show!
    https://patch.com

36 hours ago

Commentary: a better model for autism awareness

When baseball isn’t involved, we can get some great advice from wise New Yorkers, such as longtime educator and autism activist Dorothy Siegel.Siegel’s words of wisdom for our town: When it comes to special education and inclusion, “Brookline should be ahead of the curve.”But for a number of parents, like me, with kids on the autism spectrum, it has felt like we’re a bit behind the curve.Siegel, who founded the ASD Nest program for [...]

    Commentary: a better model for autism awareness
    When baseball isn't involved, we can get some great advice from wise New Yorkers, such as longtime educator and autism activist Dorothy Siegel.Siegel's words of wisdom for our town: When it comes to special education and inclusion, "Brookline should be ahead of the curve."But for a number of parents, like me, with kids on the autism spectrum, it has felt like we're a bit behind the curve.Siegel, who founded the ASD Nest program for children with autism in New
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

36 hours ago

Recycling Corner: dates, dates, dates

We’re going to make this one real easy.1) Put down the newspaper and pick up your smart phone.2) Press “Home” to unlock. Then enter your passcode.3) Go to your “calendar” app.4) Enter the following dates:• Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – HHP Drop-Off opens at 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., 815 Newton St. Transfer Station. (Enter every Tuesday through Oct. 30, 2018).• Monday, May 7, 2018 – Recycling [...]

    Recycling Corner: dates, dates, dates
    We're going to make this one real easy.1) Put down the newspaper and pick up your smart phone.2) Press "Home" to unlock. Then enter your passcode.3) Go to your "calendar" app.4) Enter the following dates:* Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - HHP Drop-Off opens at 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., 815 Newton St.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

36 hours ago

Commentary: level the electoral playing field to restore democracy

Kudos to the TAB for highlighting the principle that democracy depends on citizens’ access to information about government functions (“Sunshine Week Is About Your Right to Know”). An informed citizenry is surely the remedy for obfuscation and self-dealing by public officials. Yet, the vitality of our democracy also depends on fair play among people who disagree which, unfortunately, is rare in today’s extreme partisanship. Economic ideas are clothed in social and [...]

    Commentary: level the electoral playing field to restore democracy
    Kudos to the TAB for highlighting the principle that democracy depends on citizens' access to information about government functions ("Sunshine Week Is About Your Right to Know"). An informed citizenry is surely the remedy for obfuscation and self-dealing by public officials.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

37 hours ago

The Iraqi citizen and Massachusetts resident ...

The Iraqi citizen and Massachusetts resident was sure to collect the insurance checks after setting fire to his own pizza place.

    MA Man Guilty In Pizza Shop Arson Case Fraud
    WESTFIELD, MA-A citizen of Iraq whose last known address was in Westfield pleaded guilty to an incident related to setting a fire in his own pizza place in Connecticut. Mustafa Zabana, 32, pleaded guilty before a judge in New Haven to a fraud offense related to an arson at his Connecticut restaurant, announced John H.
    https://patch.com

38 hours ago

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange...

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange color, these lollipop plants add a touch of sunny glow to our lush Courtyard. 🧡 What’s your favorite plant at the Gardner Museum?


39 hours ago

Judge: Fired Brookline firefighter deserves a full hearing

A superior court judge has determined that the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission needs to determine whether Brookline was justified in firing former Brookline firefighter Gerald Alston in 2016. The decision is the latest development in a saga that spans years.In 2013, Alston filed a case in federal court claiming a pattern of systematic racism and retaliation within the town. This came after Alston complained about a racial epithet left on his voicemail by a white supervisor in [...]

    Judge: Fired Brookline firefighter deserves a full hearing
    A superior court judge has determined that the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission needs to determine whether Brookline was justified in firing former Brookline firefighter Gerald Alston in 2016. The decision is the latest development in a saga that spans years.In 2013, Alston filed a case in federal court claiming a pattern of systematic racism and retaliation within the town.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

40 hours ago

Globe columnist Kevin Cullen was placed on ad...

Globe columnist Kevin Cullen was placed on administrative leave amid a review into the accuracy of his columns.

    Boston Globe Writer Put On Leave Amid Questions Of Accuracy
    BOSTON, MA - A prominent Boston Globe columnist was put on administrative leave Friday amid questions and a review into the accuracy of some of his columns related to the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. "The integrity of each of our journalists is fundamental to our organization.
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43 hours ago

Going behind the McDonald's counter landed th...

Going behind the McDonald's counter landed this guy behind bars. (via Burke Patch)

    Fairfax McDonald's Employee Assaulted For Food Taking Too Long
    FAIRFAX, VA-A man that attacked a University Mall McDonald's employee for the food taking too long was arrested and charged Saturday, Fairfax County Police say. Police had been called to the McDonald's at 10645 Braddock Road around 4:40 p.m. The manager told police the man had ordered food and complained it was taking too long.
    https://patch.com

43 hours ago

The first rule of fight club is ... don't hav...

The first rule of fight club is ... don't have them in schools!

    Ex-Foxborough HS Principal Arrested Over School 'Fight Club'
    The former principal of Foxborough High School was arrested Thursday over what police are calling a "fight club" operated in school. Jeffrey Theodoss, the current principal of Montville High School, was arrested along with Montville Superintendent Brian Levesque and high school Assistant Principal Tatiana Patten.
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44 hours ago

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Cele...

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Celebrities,” a conversation exploring relic collecting from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2EMBomY


44 hours ago

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    Saturday Is The Last Day Toys R Us Gift Cards Will Be Accepted
    WAYNE, NJ - Saturday is the final day that Toys R Us and Babies R Us gift cards will be accepted at stores. Saturday is also the final day to use Endless Earnings e-gift cards for registries at Babies R Us. Gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash.
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45 hours ago

A lot of phrases aren't welcome in preschool ...

A lot of phrases aren't welcome in preschool classrooms. Add 'best friend' to the list.

    PC At Pre-K: No 'Best Friends' At This Preschool
    GEORGETOWN, MA - There are dozens of words and phrases never to be uttered in a preschool classroom. In one Georgetown school, add "best friend" to the list. Pentucket Workshop Preschool is discouraging the term because it can make other children feel left out, one parent said the school told her.
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45 hours ago

Reports indicate that the incident is an arme...

Reports indicate that the incident is an armed robbery.

    Stoughton Police Responding To Report Of Armed Home Invasion
    STOUGHTON, MA - Police are responding to an incident on Pearl Street. State Police told NBC Boston that they are sending a helicopter to the area. Reports indicate that the incident is an armed home invasion. Drivers and residents are being asked to avoid the area.
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45 hours ago

Drumroll, please... (via Grand Rapids Patch)

Drumroll, please... (via Grand Rapids Patch)

    Couple With 13 Sons Welcomes Another Baby, And It's A ...
    ROCKFORD, MI - The Schwandts, already the parents of 13 sons, welcomed their 14th child into the world Wednesday. The hand-me-down clothing won't be a problem. The yet-to-be-named baby, who arrived Wednesday, continues the Rockford, Michigan, couple's streak of all boys.
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46 hours ago

Library events: April 26-May 3

Visit brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register for events.Run for the Renovation at Coolidge CornerMark your calendar: On May 5 the Library Foundation is hosting a fun Derby Day party at the Coolidge Corner Library – just before closing for a brief renovation. We’ll sip mint juleps, listen to Bluegrass music and watch the 144th running of The Kentucky Derby – all while raising money to support the renovation and fund technology [...]

    Library events: April 26-May 3
    Visit brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register for events.Run for the Renovation at Coolidge CornerMark your calendar: On May 5 the Library Foundation is hosting a fun Derby Day party at the Coolidge Corner Library - just before closing for a brief renovation.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

47 hours ago

Cullen wrote about the deadly immediate after...

Cullen wrote about the deadly immediate aftermath of the Boston Bombings, but he later said he didn't get to the blast area until later.

    Did He Embellish? Globe Conducting Review Of Kevin Cullen Columns
    BOSTON (CBS) - The Boston Globe is reviewing the work of a popular columnist after allegations that he embellished accounts of the Boston Marathon bombings. The newspaper's investigation comes after claims from WEEI that Kevin Cullen's columns from recent years included misleading information.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Q&A: State Rep. Candidate Elugardo Pushing for Progressive Legislation, Leadership at State House

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/20/qa-state-rep-candidate-elugardo-pushing-for-progressive-legislation-leadership-at-state-house)

    Q&A: State Rep. Candidate Elugardo Pushing for Progressive Legislation, Leadership at State House
    Jamaica Plain resident Nika Elugardo is running as a Democratic challenger to state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District. She spoke about why she's running, how she helped people stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure, that there's too much progressive legislation sitting in the House Ways and Means Committee chaired by Sanchez [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

JP Residents Prepare for Dedham Choral Society Concert at Jordan Hall on April 29th

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/20/jp-residents-prepare-for-dedham-choral-society-concert-at-jordan-hall-on-april-29th)

    JP Residents Prepare for Dedham Choral Society Concert at Jordan Hall on April 29th
    Under the musical direction of Jamaica Plain resident Jonathan Barnhart, the Dedham Choral Society concludes its 2017-18 season with a concert entitled "Haydn and Mozart in Salzburg" at Jordan Hall on April 29th. The concert is featuring soloists, including soprano Susan Consoli, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, tenor Jesse Darden, and baritone Ulysses Thomas, a full orchestra [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

The Boston radio legend called more than 750 ...

The Boston radio legend called more than 750 Patriots games in his career.

    Gil Santos, Longtime WBZ And Patriot Icon, Dead On 78th Birthday
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - Gil Santos, the iconic longtime voice of the New England Patriots and morning sports reporter on WBZ, died Thursday, which was his birthday. The Patriots and WBZ Hall of Famer was 78. Santos was the play-by-play man for the Patriots for 36 seasons across five decades, first stepping in the booth for the team in 1966.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

These counties have the highest levels of smo...

These counties have the highest levels of smog and soot, according to the American Lung Association.

    MA Counties With Most Smog: Which Made The Grade?
    A new air quality report has determined the Massachusetts counties with the highest levels of air pollution. The American Lung Association released its "State of the Air 2018" report Wednesday and concluded that ozone pollution overall worsened significantly in America from 2014-2016 compared to its previous report, which looked at 2013-2015.
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2 days ago

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist ...

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist (ie bits of deceased saints 😱), but the relics of today can come in several forms. We want to know #WhatsYourRelic. Let us know in the comment section what items you hold dear and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition to see the reliquaries that inspired the hashtag: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


2 days ago

The clock is ticking on NECCO, and a former C...

The clock is ticking on NECCO, and a former CEO is embarking on an ambitious crowdfunding campaign.

    Can A Former Necco CEO Save The Company?
    REVERE, MA - The clock is ticking on the New England Confectionary Co., which badly needs a buyer before its lease expires in August. Necco officials said in March the company may have to close its Revere headquarters, the city's largest employer, and lay off about 400 workers.
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2 days ago

Coolidge Corner Library to close for six months

The busiest branch library in Massachusetts happens to be Brookline’s own Coolidge Corner library, and in June it will close for renovations. Though the branch has gone through all sorts of projects from renovations to small maintenance work, it will get a major overhaul intended to increase space and accessibility for its many users.“The Coolidge Corner branch is routinely that highest circulating branch in the state,” said Sara Slymon, the Brookline [...]

    Coolidge Corner Library to close for six months
    The busiest branch library in Massachusetts happens to be Brookline's own Coolidge Corner library, and in June it will close for renovations.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Threatening letters persuade gay teacher to leave Kansas school

Following months of harassment, Michael Hill abandoned his job and home state for Palm Springs, Calif.

    Threatening letters persuade gay teacher to leave Kansas school
    Following months of harassment, Michael Hill abandoned his job and home state for Palm Springs, Calif. TOPEKA, Kan. - The threats began shortly after Michael Hill revealed he is gay in October on National Coming Out Day.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back t...

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back to 1900. #NoFilter In keeping with Isabella’s vision, we strive to keep the Courtyard as she intended, which includes using cuttings and seedlings that date back to Isabella herself!


2 days ago

Mark your calendars for Dec. 16!

Mark your calendars for Dec. 16!

    2018 New England Patriots Schedule
    FOXBORUOGH, MA - Hours before the 2018 New England Patriots schedule was set to be released, the full slate of games for this season has been leaked after a day of small leaks and updates. The Patriots will start the season at home against the Houston Texans, according to Jeff Howe of the Athletic.
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