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RIP, Lena Bruce.

RIP, Lena Bruce.

    South End Cold Case: Lena Bruce's Murderer To Get Life
    BOSTON, MA - More than 25 years after Lena Bruce was sexually assaulted and murdered in her South End apartment, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted the man whose DNA profile matched the one in evidence recovered from the crime scene, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
    https://patch.com

12 hours ago

A scary story to share this flu season. "If y...

A scary story to share this flu season. "If you feel sick, go to the doctor," the woman's aunt warns. (via Phoenix Patch)

    Young Phoenix Mom Dies 2 Days After Flu Diagnosis
    PHOENIX, AZ - Two days after she got the flu, 20-year-old Alani "Joie" Murrieta, of Phoenix, was dead. Always a healthy woman, she took the doses of antiviral medication prescribed by a doctor and figured she'd get over it, as her two children and several others in her family had.
    https://patch.com

13 hours ago

Brookline resident spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham's forgotten cemetery

While walking through Waltham’s Beaver Brook reservation on a class trip, Brookline resident Hodaya Propp noted the unkempt and deteriorating conditions at the MetFern cemetery. Many of the stones marking the graves of hundreds of Metropolitan State Hospital and the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center residents were toppled from their foundations. Many were broken or sinking into the ground. And, most shocking to the Gann Academy student, was that the vast majority of the stones [...]

    Brookline resident spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham's forgotten cemetery
    While walking through Waltham's Beaver Brook reservation on a class trip, Brookline resident Hodaya Propp noted the unkempt and deteriorating conditions at the MetFern cemetery. Many of the stones marking the graves of hundreds of Metropolitan State Hospital and the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center residents were toppled from their foundations.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

13 hours ago

Religion Notes

At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.Congregation Mishkan Tefila is the oldest Conservative synagogue in New [...]

    Religion Notes
    At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.Congregation Mishkan Tefila is the oldest Conservative synagogue in New England.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

13 hours ago

SPECIAL REPORT: What more liquor licenses could mean for Brookline

Out of liquor licenses to pass out, and hoping to ensure a thriving commercial scene, Brookline is seeking additional liquor licenses from the state. On Nov. 14 Town Meeting Members authorized the Select Board to petition the state for 40 additional liquor licenses. With 54 licenses for all kinds of liquor and 19 wine and [...]

    SPECIAL REPORT: What more liquor licenses could mean for Brookline
    Out of liquor licenses to pass out, and hoping to ensure a thriving commercial scene, Brookline is seeking additional liquor licenses from the state. On Nov. 14 Town Meeting Members authorized the Select Board to petition the state for 40 additional liquor licenses.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

13 hours ago

Boomers and Beyond

The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.December spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Food Commodity Program on third Wednesday of each month – Russian and Chinese interpreters morning and afternoon shifts and people able to help with phone calls and/or lifting 30-35 pounds in the [...]

    Boomers and Beyond
    The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

13 hours ago

Brookline educational honors

Giovana Coelho of Chestnut Hill is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term.Coelho, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in psychology and Spanish and Hispanic studies, is completing the Mexican-American Border Mini Term, traveling from California, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to experience the history and culture of life along the border.Chestnut Hill students Nathaniel Stefanon and Patrick Mogan were named to the honor roll for the first [...]

    Brookline educational honors
    Giovana Coelho of Chestnut Hill is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term.Coelho, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in psychology and Spanish and Hispanic studies, is completing the Mexican-American Border Mini Term, traveling from California, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to experience the history and culture of life along the border.Chestnut Hill students Nathaniel Stefanon and Patrick Mogan were named to the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2017-
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

13 hours ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, Dec. 14Legal Vitamins for Entrepreneurs: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. For information or to register: http://bit.ly/2iZTQDv. An interactive workshop designed to help business owners understand the preventative steps they can take to avoid legal problems in the future.Saturday, Dec. 16First Time Home Buyer Seminar: 10 a.m.-noon, Unlimited Sotheby’s [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, Dec. 14Legal Vitamins for Entrepreneurs: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. For information or to register: http://bit.ly/2iZTQDv. An interactive workshop designed to help business owners understand the preventative steps they can take to avoid legal problems in the future.Saturday, Dec.
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13 hours ago

A McDisaster at a Massachusetts McDonald's.

A McDisaster at a Massachusetts McDonald's.

    McProblem In Restaurant Playground: Kid Gets Stuck While Playing
    SPENCER, MA-A little playtime and possibly a Happy Meal turned out to be a harrowing experience that brought in the fire department and special equipment to free a girl from a McDonald's Playland. Firefighters responded around 8 p.m.
    https://patch.com

15 hours ago

Don't shoot the messenger.

Don't shoot the messenger.

    MA Weather: More Snow Coming Tomorrow
    Have you heard the rumors of more snow coming? We are here to confirm them, but also allay fears of another sizable storm. Tuesday is expected to bring more snow and muck up the morning commute, but a significant amount of build-up isn't in the cards right now - depending on where you are.
    https://patch.com

15 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-11-17

Check out First Snow 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, 12-11-17
    Check out First Snow 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.
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16 hours ago

Should she be able to keep this $1.4 million ...

Should she be able to keep this $1.4 million home?

    Wife Of Convicted NECC Exec Appeals To Keep Wrentham Home
    WRENTHAM, MA - The wife of convicted pharmacy executive Barry Cadden is seeking to block the forfeiture of the couple's $1.4 million Wrentham home. Lisa Cadden and her children are petitioning a U.S. District Court judge to allow them to hold on to the house, as well as a $1.5 million trust fund, $26,000 in diamonds and other assets, according to the Boston Herald.
    https://patch.com

17 hours ago

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz worked hard to ge...

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz worked hard to get the LOOK Bill into law. Read about the bill that values the importance of bilingualism.

    Chang-Díaz 'Thrilled' by Governor's Signing of Bilingual English Instruction Bill
    Governor Charlie Baker signed the LOOK Bill into law on Dec. 5th, which recognizes the value of bilingualism by encompassing the best practices for serving English learners. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz fought hard for the bill to pass, particularly because she knows bilingualism is an essential skil
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

17 hours ago

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- A week that was far from ordinary

A recap and analysis of the week in state government.There's no vacancy in the Senate presidency, but there is a vacuum.That's in no way meant to disrespect Harriette Chandler of Worcester, an eminently substantial and respectable choice to serve as acting president, whose selection constituted the opening act of an unparalleled weeklong drama on Beacon Hill.But her very designation as acting, and her declaration that she definitely will not be the next Senate [...]

    STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- A week that was far from ordinary
    A recap and analysis of the week in state government.There's no vacancy in the Senate presidency, but there is a vacuum.That's in no way meant to disrespect Harriette Chandler of Worcester, an eminently substantial and respectable choice to serve as acting president, whose selection constituted the opening act of an unparalleled weeklong drama on Beacon Hill.But her very designation as acting, and her declaration that she definitely will not be the next Senate president, leaves the New Not
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19 hours ago

Chang-Díaz ‘Thrilled’ by Governor’s Signing of Bilingual English Instruction Bill

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/11/chang-diaz-thrilled-by-governors-signing-of-bilingual-english-instruction-bill/29762)

    Chang-Díaz 'Thrilled' by Governor's Signing of Bilingual English Instruction Bill
    Governor Charlie Baker signed the LOOK Bill into law on Dec. 5th, which recognizes the value of bilingualism by encompassing the best practices for serving English learners. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz fought hard for the bill to pass, particularly because she knows bilingualism is an essential skil
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

19 hours ago

The 2016 All-Star was arrested Friday night n...

The 2016 All-Star was arrested Friday night near his Tennessee home.

    Red Sox All-Star Arrested, Charged With Domestic Violence
    BOSTON, MA - Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright faces two charges related to domestic violence after an incident with his wife Friday night in Tennessee. Police records show Wright was arrested at 9:25 p.m. outside his Tennessee home and charged with domestic assault and prevention of a 911 call.
    https://patch.com

32 hours ago

"This cursed dress pulled me into a life of m...

"This cursed dress pulled me into a life of misery, despair, and spending too much on an ungrateful spouse. It is in need of a good cleaning and an exorcism. Seriously." (via Toms River Patch)

    'Cursed' Dress Turns Tears To Joyful Giving For Toms River Woman
    TOMS RIVER, NJ - Daria Buck says she was just looking to shake off the sadness when she posted her wedding dress for sale in a Facebook forum a week ago. "I was meeting with the divorce lawyer the next day," Buck, 37, of Toms River, said.
    https://patch.com

34 hours ago

They've worked so hard to make Santa's "Nice"...

They've worked so hard to make Santa's "Nice" list this year — spoil them with one of these over-the-top finds. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best Splurge Gifts
    Everyone deserves to be treated from time to time, and what better occasion to spoil your loved ones than during the holiday season? Although these items can be a bit pricey, gifts like dermatologist-recommended silk pillowcases, state-of-the-art laser projectors and designer sunglasses will be worth the splurge and have your loved ones living a little more luxuriously.
    https://patch.com

36 hours ago

A Boston financial advisor's inventive progra...

A Boston financial advisor's inventive program guides clients out of public housing and into home-ownership.

    The Plan That's Helping Working Families Afford to Buy Homes
    A lightbulb started to go off for Sherry Riva while working in a crowded women's shelter. Every time she helped someone get on her feet financially, Riva realized that the woman was still "a paycheck away from being back on our doorstep." There was no public support in place to break the cycle.
    https://patch.com

38 hours ago

Our first snowfall was generally in line with...

Our first snowfall was generally in line with what was expected.

    MA Snowfall Totals Town-By-Town
    The first snow of the season didn't disappoint. While it took some time for forecasters to nail a final prediction, the snowfall totals ended up being pretty much in line with what was expected. Many towns around Massachusetts saw between 4-6 inches, with almost no snow on the Cape.
    https://patch.com

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2 days ago

Before you yell #FakeNews, we promise these r...

Before you yell #FakeNews, we promise these really (well, allegedly) happened this week across Mass.

    Landscapers Fight · Suspect Tased Twice · Teen Car Heist: MA PD
    Massachusetts police agencies faced another busy week to start December, responding to incidents allegedly involving a landscaper brawl, a drunk Cape Cod man who attacked officers, Brockton teens who stole a car, and unfortunately a lot more. The landscaper incident happened in Brookline, where police said they arrested a 23-year-old landscaper for attacking another landscaper with a weed whacker.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Boston Public Schools announced new start and...

Boston Public Schools announced new start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year. Three JP schools will start TWO HOURS earlier. So much for sleeping in. What do you think?

    Several JP Schools Starting 2 Hours Earlier: 2018 New Start & End Times for JP's Public Schools
    Some Boston Public School students will get to sleep in a little later next year as the Boston School Committee approved altering start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Several JP Schools Starting 2 Hours Earlier: 2018 New Start & End Times for JP’s Public Schools

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/09/several-jp-schools-starting-2-hours-earlier-2018-new-start-end-times-for-jps-public-schools/29804)

    Several JP Schools Starting 2 Hours Earlier: 2018 New Start & End Times for JP's Public Schools
    Some Boston Public School students will get to sleep in a little later next year as the Boston School Committee approved altering start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

It's up to a possible 8 inches in many towns ...

It's up to a possible 8 inches in many towns now.

    MA Weather: Updated Snow Totals Town-By-Town
    If it's not already snowing where you are, just give it a little longer. Accumulating snow should begin between noon-1 p.m. across Massachusetts, resulting in as many as 8 inches, the National Weather Service said Saturday morning.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Next time your favorite nomad hits the road (...

Next time your favorite nomad hits the road (or air) in style, they'll have you to thank. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday 2017: Best Gifts For Travelers
    Searching for some useful gifts and handy gadgets for the jet-setter in your life? Well, you've come to the right place! Whether they're backpacking through Europe, driving cross-country or vacationing in the tropics, these convenient gifts will be greatly appreciated by globetrotting friends and family.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

New Year´s Eve in Scotland -

New Year´s Eve in Scotland -

    HOGMANAY AT THE HAVEN
    The Haven offers the perfect answer to what to do and where to go on New Year's Eve this year. Start early at 6pm or later at 9pm then sit back and enjoy a 4-course prix-fixe menu, champagne or Scotch toast with a typical rousing Haven atmosphere replete with countdown at midnight.
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2 days ago

This weekend shuttle service...

This weekend shuttle service...

    MBTA: No Green D-Line Service For 3 Weekends For Tree Work
    NEWTON, MA - If you're planning on riding the Green Line this weekend... or next... or the next, take note: the D-Line won't be running on some stretches as it will be replaced by shuttles. So plan ahead.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

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3 days ago

A man who beat a woman so badly in a motel th...

A man who beat a woman so badly in a motel that she had to undergo life-saving cranial surgery was found guilty on a litany of charges related to a string of domestic assaults.

    Billerica Man Convicted In String Of Tewksbury, Lowell Assaults
    TEWKSBURY, MA -- A Billerica man who beat a woman so badly in a Tewksbury motel that she had to undergo life-saving cranial surgery was found guilty Thursday on a litany of charges related to a string of four domestic assaults that took place between 2011 and 2015 in Tewksbury and Lowell.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

The nature of the allegations against the hos...

The nature of the allegations against the host of the nationally syndicated "On Point" were not revealed.

    WBUR'S Tom Ashbrook On Leave Due To Allegations
    BOSTON, MA - Tom Ashbrook, the WBUR voice who hosts the nationally syndicated "On Point" public radio show, has been put on leave due to the allegations made against him. The nature of the allegations were not specified, and where they came from was not revealed.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

A parcel on Oakdale Street will remain a comm...

A parcel on Oakdale Street will remain a community garden and four parcels will be sold by MassDOT

    MassDOT Oakdale Street Parcel to Remain Community Garden; Four Parcels Sold
    Several parcels put up for public bidding by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) were recently purchased with affordable housing required as part of some of the purchases. MassDOT held a public meeting in June 2017 to provide an overview of seven parcels and present a draft
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

GateHouse Media lined up to purchase Boston Herald

Boston Herald Publisher Patrick J. Purcell announced today that the media company with its flagship Boston Herald tabloid has reached an agreement with GateHouse Media, LLC for them to acquire the company's operational assets. The purchase is subject to court approval.

    GateHouse Media lined up to purchase Boston Herald
    Boston Herald Publisher Patrick J. Purcell announced today that the media company with its flagship Boston Herald tabloid has reached an agreement with GateHouse Media, LLC for them to acquire the company's operational assets. The purchase is subject to court approval.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

ACCUWEATHER: Snowstorm to blanket DC to Boston; Roads to turn slushy, snow-covered

A storm with snow will make for slushy and snow-covered roads in much of New England and in coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic during the first part of this weekend.The storm will take a northward turn and track close enough to the Atlantic coast to throw moisture in the form of snow over the Interstate 95 corridor. This is the same storm that has been producing snow from Texas to North Carolina into Friday.Snow will ramp up over parts of Virginia on Friday, before [...]

    ACCUWEATHER: Snowstorm to blanket DC to Boston; Roads to turn slushy, snow-covered
    A storm with snow will make for slushy and snow-covered roads in much of New England and in coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic during the first part of this weekend. The storm will take a northward turn and track close enough to the Atlantic coast to throw moisture in the form of snow over the Interstate 95 corridor.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

BREAKING: Gatehouse Media has bought The Bost...

BREAKING: Gatehouse Media has bought The Boston Herald.

    Boston Herald Sells To Gatehouse Media For $4.5 Million
    BOSTON, MA - The Boston Herald declared bankruptcy and sold to Gatehouse Media, Pat Purcell, the president and publisher of the newspaper, announced to the newsroom today, according to journalists who were there. Layoffs are expected.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Library events: Dec. 14–28

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and January 1.Video Game Design WorkshopGo from gamer to designer. Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games designed by them and their friends! Video Game Design encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform. Our non-violence policy [...]

    Library events: Dec. 14-28
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and January 1.Video Game Design WorkshopGo from gamer to designer. Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games designed by them and their friends!
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

The numbers are now going as high as 7-8 inch...

The numbers are now going as high as 7-8 inches. See how much snow you'll be getting and when to expect it.

    MA Weather Outlook: Winter Weather Advisory As Storm Readies
    The possibility of significant snowfall this weekend is becoming more and more a probability. The question has gone from "Will it snow?" to "How much?" And just like that, winter is upon us. Here's the important stuff to know about this weekend's storm: The National Weather Service put a winter weather advisory for all of Massachusetts outside of the Cape, where a hazardous weather outlook remains.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

New Year´s Eve in Scotland -

New Year´s Eve in Scotland -

    HOGMANAY AT THE HAVEN
    The Haven offers the perfect answer to what to do and where to go on New Year's Eve this year. Start early at 6pm or later at 9pm then sit back and enjoy a 4-course prix-fixe menu, champagne or Scotch toast with a typical rousing Haven atmosphere replete with countdown at midnight.
    https://us1.campaign-archive.com

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