1 hour ago

Titled “The Shower of Gold,” this painting by...

Titled “The Shower of Gold,” this painting by Howard Gardiner Cushing reminds us of the golden reliquaries in our Fra Angelico exhibition.💛 #FunFact: The subject is Cushing’s wife, whom he painted several times over the course of their marriage. Image: Howard Gardiner Cushing, The Shower of Gold, 1908, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Titled "The Shower of Gold," this painting by Howard Gardiner Cushing reminds us of the golden reliquaries in our Fra Angelico exhibition.💛 #FunFact: The subject is Cushing's wife, whom he painted...
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1 hour ago

The Commonwealth requested $10,000 bail for J...

The Commonwealth requested $10,000 bail for John Williams last month. He was released after posting $5,000. Today, he killed a sheriff's deputy, police said.

    Man Due In Court Today Kills Sheriff's Deputy: Patch PM
    Hello and welcome back. Did you miss any of today's headlines on Patch? Not to worry. We've got you covered with this list of the most share-worthy articles from the Massachusetts Patch network. John Williams killed Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole's this morning, police in Maine said. A manhunt for him is on.
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1 hour ago

Fourteen Cape Cod sea turtles that nearly fro...

Fourteen Cape Cod sea turtles that nearly froze to death were nursed back to health and released back into the ocean.

    Endangered Cape Cod Sea Turtles Found Near Death Saved
    JACKSONVILLE, FL - Fourteen sea turtles rescued on Cape Cod in the winter after being found near death were nursed back to health and released back into the ocean this week. The four endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles and ten threatened loggerheads turtles stranded on Cape Cod in November and December after failing to migrate south, according to the New England Aquarium.
    https://patch.com

2 hours ago

And the update on that Fire at the Unified Ar...

And the update on that Fire at the Unified Arts Building at Brookline High School. It involves a jewelry making class a blow torch and a tank. That one was real. And then? 2 false alarms at the main building.

    Fire At UA Building At Brookline High School
    BROOKLINE, MA - Brookline fire fighters say they quickly got a fire under control at the Unified Arts building at the High School at 46 Tappen Street. Fire officials say they evacuated the building and took a leaking welding tank that may be the source of the fire out to Cypress Field.
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2 hours ago

Florida student, family apologize for racist 'promposal'

The student posted an apology Monday afternoon.

    Florida student, family apologize for racist 'promposal'
    The student posted an apology Monday afternoon. SARASOTA, Fla. - A Sarasota student who asked his girlfriend to prom with a racist sign apologized, according to an image provided by the school district, and his family later released a statement apologizing as well, saying he would not participate in any more school functions, including prom and graduation.
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3 hours ago

Only one month left to experience our Fra Ang...

Only one month left to experience our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Explore Fra Angelico’s groundbreaking narrative art that transformed the history of western art. Enjoy today: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Only one month left to experience our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Explore Fra Angelico's groundbreaking narrative art that transformed the history of western art. Enjoy today:...
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3 hours ago

A lesson in how to be kind to others. (via Ph...

A lesson in how to be kind to others. (via Phoenix Patch)

    Watch Motorcyclists Help Stranded Woman Cross The Road
    MESA, AZ - Why did the three motorcyclists stop in the middle of the road? To help a woman get to the other side. It was Sunday around 1 p.m. and Patrick Patterson were driving by the intersection of 8th Avenue and Alamo School Road when they noticed a woman standing in the middle of the road.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

Ok, so this isn't even close to Brookline, bu...

Ok, so this isn't even close to Brookline, but it really warms the heart. There are good people out there. <3 Check it out (via Phoenix Patch)

    Watch Motorcyclists Help Stranded Woman Cross The Road
    MESA, AZ - Why did the three motorcyclists stop in the middle of the road? To help a woman get to the other side. It was Sunday around 1 p.m. and Patrick Patterson were driving by the intersection of 8th Avenue and Alamo School Road when they noticed a woman standing in the middle of the road.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

Welding torch explodes, causes fire at Brookline High School

The United Arts building at Brookline High School has been evacuated after a welding accident caused a fire.There does not appear to be any smoke coming from the building at present, and the Brookline Fire Department Twitter account states the fire has been contained.According to a briefing given by the department at the scene, a welding torch exploded after a 14-year-old student in a jewelry class attempted to ignite the tool, and the tank released oxygen and acetylene into [...]

    Welding torch explodes, causes fire at Brookline High School
    The United Arts building at Brookline High School has been evacuated after a welding accident caused a fire.There does not appear to be any smoke coming from the building at present, and the Brookline Fire Department Twitter account states the fire has been contained.According to a briefing given by the department at the scene, a welding torch exploded after a 14-year-old student in a jewelry class attempted to ignite the tool, and the tank released oxygen and acetylene into the room.
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4 hours ago

"It's divisive and it's horrible." Trump's bu...

"It's divisive and it's horrible." Trump's buddy was pretty critical of him in new audio obtained by the New York Times.

    Kraft Warned NFL That Trump Would Use Kneeling As Fodder
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft warned NFL players and owners that kneeling during the national anthem before games would be used as fodder by President Donald Trump. The revelation comes in the form of an audio recording of an October meeting between league owners, players and league executives at NFL headquarters obtained by the New York Times.
    https://patch.com

4 hours ago

Make your weekend extra special by joining us...

Make your weekend extra special by joining us this Saturday for our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Drop in from 11 am - 4:30 pm for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Hc9WEV

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Make your weekend extra special by joining us this Saturday for our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Drop in from 11 am - 4:30 pm for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Hc9WEV
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4 hours ago

Welding tank causes fire at Brookline High School building

The United Arts building at Brookline High School has been evacuated.According to the Brookline Fire Department Twitter account, a welding tank caused a fire. Firefighters were seen moving a tank similar to a welding tank into the middle of an adjacent playing field.There does not appear to be any smoke coming from the building at present, and the Brookline Fire Department Twitter account states the fire has been contained.This is a developing story and will be [...]

    Welding tank causes fire at Brookline High School building
    The United Arts building at Brookline High School has been evacuated.According to the Brookline Fire Department Twitter account, a welding tank caused a fire.
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5 hours ago

Breaking/Happening right now in #Brookline

Breaking/Happening right now in #Brookline

    Fire At UA Building At Brookline High School
    BROOKLINE, MA - Brookline fire fighters say they quickly got a fire under control at the Unified Arts building at the High School at 46 Tappen Street. Fire officials say they evacuated the building and took a leaking welding tank that may be the source of the fire out to Cypress Field.
    https://patch.com

5 hours ago

Mass State Police arrested John Williams on f...

Mass State Police arrested John Williams on firearms charges last month. This morning he shot and killed a Maine sheriff's deputy, police said.

    Man Wanted In Maine Deputy Killing Was Arrested In MA Last Month
    HAVERHILL, MA - The subject of a massive manhunt wanted for killing a Maine sheriff's deputy and stealing his cruiser Wednesday morning was arrested last month in Massachusetts on gun charges and was due in court Wednesday in Haverhill. John Williams, 29, is considered "armed and dangerous," Maine State Police said.
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5 hours ago

When a suicidal man threatened to jump from a...

When a suicidal man threatened to jump from a Michigan overpass, 13 truck drivers – and their semis – were there to save him. (via Detroit Patch)

    Semis Line Freeway To Help Suicidal Man On Overpass
    OAK PARK, MI - A man contemplating suicide on an I-696 overpass last night was met by motorists and police alike trying to help him. According to a report from Fox 2, Michigan State Police organized a total of 13 semis underneath the overpass to help shorten the fall of the man considering jumping.
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6 hours ago

The redevelopment is expected to include a su...

The redevelopment is expected to include a supermarket, movie theater, the "best beer bar restaurant" and more.

    Watertown's Arsenal Yards: What's Coming In 2019
    WATERTOWN, MA - The redevelopment of Arsenal Mall into Arsenal Yards is expected to be completed next spring and will include several new entertainment, dining and shopping options, according to the Boston Globe. Among the openings slated for the development is a Roche Bros.
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7 hours ago

Sad news out of WBZ today.

Sad news out of WBZ today.

    Longtime WBZ Reporter Lana Jones Dies At 62
    BOSTON (CBS) - Lana Jones, a long-time reporter for WBZ NewsRadio 1030 in Boston, passed away Wednesday. She was 62 years old. "Lana died suddenly this morning at UMass Medical Center in Worcester," the station said in a statement. Read the full article at CBS Boston. Subscribe
    https://patch.com

7 hours ago

Two weather statements have been issued by th...

Two weather statements have been issued by the NWS as the storm ramps up throughout the day.

7 hours ago

JP’s Rives Lacing Up for Haymakers For Hope, Raising $ to Help 3-Year-Old Cancer Patient

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/25/jps-rives-lacing-up-for-haymakers-for-hope-raising-to-help-3-year-old-cancer-patient)

    JP's Rives Lacing Up for Haymakers For Hope, Raising $ to Help 3-Year-Old Cancer Patient
    Sometimes you just got put boxing gloves to punch cancer in the face. That's what JP's Chip Rives is doing by participating in Haymakers for Hope. Rives is fighting in the 8th Annual Haymakers for Hope Rock N' Rumble charity boxing event on Thursday, May 17th at the House of Blues Boston.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

8 hours ago

Don't forget that rising springtime temperatu...

Don't forget that rising springtime temperatures bring concerns for dog safety. Check out this helpful column by the MSPCA-Angell

    Springtime Temperature Rise Brings Concerns for Dog Safety
    With almost 70,000 animals treated each year, the MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center is one of the busiest 24-7 emergency and specialty veterinary hospitals in the world-and springtime in New England is one of the busiest seasons. "After a long winter we're arriving at what feels like spring, and the longer days, sunshine and warming [...]
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9 hours ago

Springtime Temperature Rise Brings Concerns for Dog Safety

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/25/springtime-temperature-rise-brings-concerns-for-dog-safety)

    Springtime Temperature Rise Brings Concerns for Dog Safety
    With almost 70,000 animals treated each year, the MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center is one of the busiest 24-7 emergency and specialty veterinary hospitals in the world-and springtime in New England is one of the busiest seasons. "After a long winter we're arriving at what feels like spring, and the longer days, sunshine and warming [...]
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10 hours ago

After 19 years, a familiar face at Brookline's historic sites is retiring

Home to both the Frederick Law Olmsted and John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic sites Brookline has a unique footprint in the National Park Service. If you ask Park Ranger Mark Swarz, that footprint is something to take pride in.After 19 years serving these two historic sites, Swartz, a Brookline native, is retiring from the service.“Brookline having a big footprint in the National Park Service, having these important homes, residences where these major figures once [...]

    After 19 years, a familiar face at Brookline's historic sites is retiring
    Home to both the Frederick Law Olmsted and John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic sites Brookline has a unique footprint in the National Park Service.
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16 hours ago

16 hours ago

Downsizing and the lack of housing stock in Brookline

As Brookline faces the challenge of meeting an increasing demand for senior-friendly housing, it is not alone. Many Boston-area communities like Needham, Wellesley and Newton are seeing a large portion of their populations reach retirement age and begin to look for downsizing options.In Brookline, where 14,960 residents, or 25 percent of the town’s population, are over age 55, there are not many downsizing options. The problem is a [...]

    Downsizing and the lack of housing stock in Brookline
    As Brookline faces the challenge of meeting an increasing demand for senior-friendly housing, it is not alone. Many Boston-area communities like Needham, Wellesley and Newton are seeing a large portion of their populations reach retirement age and begin to look for downsizing options.In Brookline, where 14,960 residents, or 25 percent of the town's population, are over age 55, there are not many downsizing options.
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16 hours ago

You're invited: Physician Finance: Planning f...

You're invited: Physician Finance: Planning for Residents https://trib.al/HM38wxY

    Physician Finance: Planning for Residents
    In this class you'll learn how to protect yourself from the unique career risks that doctors face like malpractice, and how to protect one of your greatest asset, your ability to do what you do. You'll also learn some strategies for creating a solid financial foundation, saving for your future, and paying down student debt.
    https://patch.com

18 hours ago

Nero is doing better, it appears.

Nero is doing better, it appears.

    Shot Cape Cod Police Dog 'Stronger By The Day'
    YARMOUTH, MA - "Nero," the Yarmouth police dog shot searching for a career criminal in Barnstable earlier this month, is becoming "stronger by the day," police said Tuesday. Nero and his handler, Officer Sean Gannon, were shot April 12 while serving a search warrant in Barnstable. Gannon was killed.
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20 hours ago

The next 24 hours will be very wet.

The next 24 hours will be very wet.

    MA Weather Forecast: 'Widespread Soaking' Rain Inbound
    A "widespread soaking rainfall" is inbound, and it may make for a tough morning commute. The National Weather Service is warning of downpours that will drop 1-1.5 inches of rain across most of Massachusetts. The rain is expected to move in late Tuesday night. It will intensify late Wednesday morning into the afternoon.
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21 hours ago

From Boston to Salem to Newton to Wrentham .....

From Boston to Salem to Newton to Wrentham ... they finally got her.

    Woman Wanted On 35 Warrants In 17 Towns Arrested: Boston Police
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Police say they've arrested a woman wanted on 35 warrants from more than 15 municipalities from Cambridge and Boston as far North as Salem and as far South as Dedham and Hingham. At about 2:30 p.m.
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22 hours ago

We get to keep him a bit longer, folks.

We get to keep him a bit longer, folks.

    Rob Gronkowski Will Play For Patriots In 2018
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The will he/won't he saga of Rob Gronkowski is over. Gronkowski announced on his Instagram account that he will play football in 2018, ending months-long speculation that he was going to return and possibly join the WWE or try his hand at action movies.
    https://patch.com

22 hours ago

#TransformationTuesday The spectacular reprod...

#TransformationTuesday The spectacular reproductions of the Raphael Room’s fireplace hangings are now on display! 🎉 Major shoutout to Tess Fredette and Elsbeth Dijxhoorn in our conservation department (as well as their talented team!) for pulling off off the most challenging textile reproduction ever attempted in the Museum. Be sure to check out these fabulous furnishing on your next visit!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday The spectacular reproductions of the Raphael Room's fireplace hangings are now on display! 🎉 Major shoutout to Tess Fredette and Elsbeth Dijxhoorn in our conservation...
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24 hours ago

Whoa! That's some kind of pothole.

Whoa! That's some kind of pothole.

    Watch Out For The Sinkhole On Rt. 9
    WELLESLEY, MA - Expect delays on the commute home tonight as repair crews work on a large sinkhole on Route 9 East prior to Route 15 near Shaw Road. MassDOT is on the scene and repairs are underway, according to the Wellesley Police Department.
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24 hours ago

In 2003, Brian R. Chevalier beat, sexually as...

In 2003, Brian R. Chevalier beat, sexually assaulted and threatened to kill a woman while holding her captive for 21 hours.

    Murder Victim's Fiance Kidnapped Ex-Girlfriend In 2003: Patch PM
    Hello and welcome back. Did you miss any of today's headlines on Patch? Not to worry. We've got you covered with this list of the most share-worthy articles from the Massachusetts Patch network. In 2003, Brian R. Chevalier beat, sexually assaulted and threatened to kill a woman while holding her captive for 21 hours.
    https://patch.com

25 hours ago

Hefner pleads not guilty, ordered to stay away from State House

The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.During a court appearance just around the corner from the State House, Assistant Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Bryon Hefner to stay away from the grounds of the state capitol. Medeiros and the attorneys for Hefner also agreed on [...]

    Hefner pleads not guilty, ordered to stay away from State House
    The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.
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27 hours ago

A soldier maimed in an Afghanistan bombing ha...

A soldier maimed in an Afghanistan bombing has received the world's first penis transplant. (via Baltimore Patch)

    Soldier Receives First Ever Penis Transplant In Baltimore
    BALTIMORE, MD - A soldier who received the world's first penis and scrotum transplant is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week, officials with Johns Hopkins Medicine reported on Monday. A team of 11 surgeons conducted the groundbreaking procedure.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

This sounds like an awesome event! The Boston...

This sounds like an awesome event! The Boston Kids Comics Fest is in JP with workshops, a book fair and more.

    Boston Kids Comics Fest in JP on April 28th
    Do you have a kid who likes comics, graphic novels and hybrid books? Then you'll want to bring them to the all-day Boston Kids Comic Fest in Jamaica Plain on April 28th. The Comics Fest is for parents, guardians, educators, librarians and, of course, kids, to discover and explore "kid friendly" comics, according to the [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

27 hours ago

Find out where this beer advocate gets the be...

Find out where this beer advocate gets the best brew in Boston.

    'Pork And Pints Boston' Blogger Lisa Nichols' Guide To Boston
    New England foodie Lisa Nichols has always had a great love for food and the culture surrounding it. As a proud Bostonian, her favorite things include hops, pork belly, dumplings and Boston sports - all of which can be seen featured in her popular blog and Instagram account, Pork and Pints Boston.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

Hefner pleads not guilty, order to stay away from State House

The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.During a court appearance just around the corner from the State House, Assistant Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Bryon Hefner to stay away from the grounds of the state capitol. Medeiros and the attorneys for Hefner also agreed on [...]

    Hefner pleads not guilty, order to stay away from State House
    The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

28 hours ago

Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn ...

Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn Bollinger, a member of the Gardner’s resident chamber orchestra A Far Cry, will perform a daring solo concert on May 3. Pick up your tickets: http://bit.ly/2HMrwfS

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn Bollinger, a member of the Gardner's resident chamber orchestra A Far Cry, will perform a daring solo concert on May 3. Pick up your tickets:...
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29 hours ago

Here's what you need to know about the next C...

Here's what you need to know about the next Comm Ave Bridge replacement that's coming this summer.

    Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project: How It Could Impact You
    BOSTON, MA - Remember that three week stretch last summer where the Comm Ave Bridge was mostly closed down and traffic below was rerouted? Get ready for part 2. Goodbye, Commonwealth Ave. For a two weeks this summer, at least. MassDOT is closing Comm. Ave.
    https://patch.com

29 hours ago

Bryon Hefner is charged with 10 felony charge...

Bryon Hefner is charged with 10 felony charges, including sexual assault.

    Ex-Senate President's Estranged Husband Pleads Not Guilty
    BOSTON, MA - The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted or harassed several men. Bryon Hefner, 30, was released on personal recognizance after making his first court appearance since being indicted by a grand jury last month.
    https://patch.com

29 hours ago

If you are south of Boston, there is a major ...

If you are south of Boston, there is a major crash that has closed all lanes of I-93 North in Milton.

    I-93 North Traffic: Lanes Open Following Serious Crash
    MILTON, MA - Due to a serious car crash on Interstate 93 North in Milton, all northbound lanes on the highway have were initially closed. Drivers are encouraged by MassDOT to seek alternate routes to avoid delays.. Traffic is backed up a half-mile from the Granite Avenue exit in Milton, according to State Police.
    https://patch.com

33 hours ago

Boston Kids Comics Fest in JP on April 28th

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/24/boston-kids-comics-fest-in-jp-on-april-28th)

    Boston Kids Comics Fest in JP on April 28th
    Do you have a kid who likes comics, graphic novels and hybrid books? Then you'll want to bring them to the all-day Boston Kids Comic Fest in Jamaica Plain on April 28th. The Comics Fest is for parents, guardians, educators, librarians and, of course, kids, to discover and explore "kid friendly" comics, according to the [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

39 hours ago

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