18 min ago

No need for you to cut the lawn this weekend ...

No need for you to cut the lawn this weekend — this robotic lawn mower will do it for you! (via Patch Deals)

    Meet The Roomba of Lawn Mowers
    Everyone who's ever mowed lawns has probably wondered ... why can't this darn grass just cut itself? Well, what if we told you that it pretty much can - with the help of a robotic lawn mower, that is.
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4 hours ago

If you're thinking about buying a home in one...

If you're thinking about buying a home in one of these cities, you'll want to act fast.

    The Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities Aren't Where You'd Expect
    The South may just rise again. The nation's fastest-growing cities are mostly far from the ultrapricey tech hubs on the West Coast and the soaring skyscrapers on the East Coast, according to a recently released U.S. Census Bureau report.
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4 hours ago

Tomorrow's forecast is increasingly optimisti...

Tomorrow's forecast is increasingly optimistic (but today, not so much.)

    MA Memorial Day Weather: Forecast Improves, But Today Is Chilly
    The vast majority of Memorial Day parades and outdoor activities scheduled for Sunday are set to go on despite the chilly weather and potential for rain. This isn't the case everywhere - at least one town has canceled due to the weather - but by and large a little chill isn't going to stop us from celebrating those who have served and those who have fallen.
    https://patch.com

5 hours ago

A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner on...

A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner once ran off to watch the circus and came home in tears after being retrieved by a caregiver. #WildChild

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner once ran off to watch the circus and came home in tears after being retrieved by a caregiver. #WildChild
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6 hours ago

Somehow, the cat clung to the roof of a van s...

Somehow, the cat clung to the roof of a van speeding along the freeway. (via Omaha Patch)

    Cat On Roof Of Speeding Van The Talk of Omaha: Watch The Video
    Scaredy Cat Trapped On Roof Of Speeding Van: Video - Omaha, NE - Scaredy cat? You would be, too, if you were trapped on the roof of a car speeding down the highway at 60 mph. But the feline clung on.
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7 hours ago

When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wan...

When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wanted her Museum to be modeled on a 15th century palazzo. By having the exterior facades turned inward around a central courtyard, she was able to blend the outdoors with the indoors—the best of both worlds!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wanted her Museum to be modeled on a 15th century palazzo. By having the exterior facades turned inward around a central courtyard, she was able to blend the...
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9 hours ago

A JP resident was named Massachusetts element...

A JP resident was named Massachusetts elementary school principal of the year!

    JP Resident Named Massachusetts Elementary Principal of the Year
    Jamaica Plain's Craig Martin has been named the Thomas C. Passios Elementary Principal of the Year from the Massachusetts School Administrators' Association. Martin has been the principal of the Michael J. Perkins School in South Boston since the 2013-14 school year, will also represent the Commonwealth in the National Distinguished Principal Program, sponsored by the National Association [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

9 hours ago

First she said the baby was his. Then she sai...

First she said the baby was his. Then she said the baby died. In reality, she gave the baby away. He's not the biological father, but U.S. Army sergeant wants to "do the right thing." (via Arizona Patch)

    US Soldier In Korea Told Baby Died, But His Wife Gave Son Away
    From his Army base in Seoul, South Korea, Sgt. Steven Garcia is embroiled in a fight that has nothing to do with geopolitics, but rather a baby's future.
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17 hours ago

22 hours ago

What are the odds? Officially, the odds are I...

What are the odds? Officially, the odds are INSANE, according to lottery officials. (via North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch)

    Meet The Valley Man Who Keeps Winning The Lottery
    LOS ANGELES, CA - If the odds against winning the lottery are well into the hundreds of millions, imagine how astronomically lucky you have to be to win it four times in a single year? Meet Antulio Mazariegos, the San Fernando Valley man who can't seem to lose the lottery.
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24 hours ago

No need for you to cut the lawn this weekend ...

No need for you to cut the lawn this weekend — this robotic lawn mower will do it for you! (via Patch Deals)

    Meet The Roomba of Lawn Mowers
    Everyone who's ever mowed lawns has probably wondered ... why can't this darn grass just cut itself? Well, what if we told you that it pretty much can - with the help of a robotic lawn mower, that is.
    https://patch.com

24 hours ago

Sunglasses this cool only look expensive. 😎 (...

Sunglasses this cool only look expensive. 😎 (via Patch Deals)

    These Stylish Sunglasses All Cost Less Than $13
    Losing a pair of sunglasses to the ocean is never fun, but losing a pair of expensive sunglasses to the ocean is downright foolish. Of course, we understand that accidents happen - which is exactly why you need a stylish spare pair of shades to help you (and your wallet) survive the summer.
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27 hours ago

You're invited: Get Your Yard Ready For Summe...

You're invited: Get Your Yard Ready For Summer: A Checklist https://trib.al/yT00IkU

    Get Your Yard Ready For Summer: A Checklist
    Cookout season is officially upon us, and if you want your neighbors to be as impressed with your yard as they are with your grilling skills, you'll need to get your yard in tip-top shape first. And it's not just the lawn that needs maintaining; there are shrubs, trees, sprinklers and more that require proper upkeep, too.
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28 hours ago

"For the longest [time], I just thought it wa...

"For the longest [time], I just thought it was swept under the rug and that it no longer mattered ... But come to find out 12 strangers feel like what I went through and my story and how I feel after six years is worth a billion dollars." (via Georgia Patch)

    Georgia Woman Was Raped As A Teen; A Jury Awarded Her $1 Billion
    JONESBORO, GA - Six years ago, armed security guard Brandon Lamar Zachary raped 14-year-old Hope Cheston near her friend's birthday party in Jonesboro. In 2015, Cheston's mother sued Zachary's employer Crime Prevention Agency Inc. alleging the security company failed to keep Cheston safe and had been negligent in training and performance.
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30 hours ago

Massachusetts Marine Francis Drake was killed...

Massachusetts Marine Francis Drake was killed in 1942 trying to save a fellow solider on Guadalcanal. He finally returned home yesterday:

    Massachusetts World War II Hero Finally Comes Home
    SPRINGFIELD, MA - Francis Drake is finally home. The Framingham-born Marine was killed October 9, 1942, trying to save a fellow soldier on Guadalcanal during World War II. He was 20 years old. Drake, like many soldiers killed on the island, was hastily buried in a makeshift grave as the fierce fighting continued.
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30 hours ago

Summer's on its way, and what better way to e...

Summer's on its way, and what better way to enjoy it than on a brand new porch?

    Here's How Much It Really Costs To Build A Deck Or Porch
    Decks, porches and gazebos create great outdoor spaces where you can spend time with family and friends while connecting with nature. The right outdoor structure can also increase your home's curb appeal and add to its resale value. As with any kind of addition, it's important to do your research and find an experienced contractor for the job.
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30 hours ago

The hockey stick had been outside the Malden ...

The hockey stick had been outside the Malden Police Department for 44 days until this 53-year-old man allegedly walked off with it.

    Hingham Man Steals Tribute Hockey Stick From Malden Police
    MALDEN, MA - A Hingham man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a hockey stick in front of the Malden Police Department that was meant to honor the victims of April's Humboldt bus crash. Williams Iaconelli, 53, "tried out" the hockey stick and left before coming back, grabbing it, and taking off, police said.
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31 hours ago

Our review of Boston Calling's opening day.

Our review of Boston Calling's opening day.

    Boston Calling: The Killers Storm Through Evening Finale
    BOSTON, MA - However exhausted you may have felt at the end of the first day of Boston Calling, leave it to the Killers to give the entire place a second wind to end the night.
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32 hours ago

Who would have thought that a box could be su...

Who would have thought that a box could be such a showstopper? Made in Japan, this golden container features a coiled dragon on top and curly clouds on the sides. What would you store in a box this cool? Object: Japanese, Circular Box with Dragon, 19th century, lacquered wood with gold decoration.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Who would have thought that a box could be such a showstopper? Made in Japan, this golden container features a coiled dragon on top and curly clouds on the sides. What would you store in a box this...
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33 hours ago

Aaron Salazar, 22, hasn't opened his eyes sin...

Aaron Salazar, 22, hasn't opened his eyes since he was found close to death along a set of railroad tracks in northern California. (via Portland Patch)

    PSU Student Beaten Into Coma, Left For Dead
    PORTLAND, OR - A Portland State University student was severely beaten and left for dead along a section of train tracks in Truckee, California, last Tuesday in what the student's family is calling a hate crime.
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42 hours ago

Find a farmers market near you

Here's a sample of the some of the farmers markets in the area.

    Find a farmers market near you
    Here's a sample of the some of the farmers markets in the area. Sunday Acton-Boxborough - 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pearl Street, West Acton, June 10-Oct. 21. Information: http://www.abfarmersmarket.org/ Cambridge - Charles Square Hotel Farmers Market (courtyard, 1 Bennett St.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 27 to Nov. 18.
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45 hours ago

Brookline Patch shared Boston Patch's live vi...

The Killers close day 1 of Boston Calling!

    Boston Patch
    The Killers close day 1 of Boston Calling!
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45 hours ago

Saturday morning could be a great chance to g...

Saturday morning could be a great chance to get to beach before the weather turns.

    Which MA Beach Made 'Dr. Beach' Top 10?
    EASTHAM, MA - Coast Guard Beach in Eastham this year was again included on the annual "Dr. Beach" rankings of the 10 best beaches in the country. Hawaii's Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui this week was ranked No. 1 while Coast Guard Beach was ranked No. 5.
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2 days ago

Martha Washington geraniums, also known as re...

Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in her Palace. 👑

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in...
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2 days ago

Recycling Corner: The Case of the Missing 86,519 lbs!

Excuse me?!? Has anybody seen an errant 86,519 pounds missing from the curbs of Brookline? That’s right. Gone! Poof! Vanished in the past 365 days.Solid waste detectives have been scratching their heads for a year. Where could over 43 tons go? It couldn’t just disappear. Could it? Something’s up. This is not normal.In the absence of 24-hour surveillance cameras, our sleuths, resorting to good old police procedures, went to work. First, they looked at the [...]

    Recycling Corner: The Case of the Missing 86,519 lbs!
    Excuse me?!? Has anybody seen an errant 86,519 pounds missing from the curbs of Brookline? That's right. Gone! Poof! Vanished in the past 365 days.Solid waste detectives have been scratching their heads for a year. Where could over 43 tons go? It couldn't just disappear. Could it? Something's up.
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2 days ago

Brookline Town Meeting: Town Meeting members dig into Gateway East and marijuana establishment regulations

Town Meeting members gathered for another night of debate and voting - and they’re not done yet.On May 24, Brookline Town Meeting members addressed 17 articles including those on the Gateway East project, marijuana establishment regulations, a land bank and a senior tax exemption. On Tuesday, May 29 they’ll be back at it again to address [...]

    Brookline Town Meeting: Town Meeting members dig into Gateway East and marijuana establishment regulations
    Town Meeting members gathered for another night of debate and voting - and they're not done yet.On May 24, Brookline Town Meeting members addressed 17 articles including those on the Gateway East project, marijuana establishment regulations, a land bank and a senior tax exemption.
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2 days ago

Library events: May 31 to June 14

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register online for special events. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Wednesday, June 6 for a professional development day as we continue to learn how to better serve you. We apologize for any inconvenience. Should be hosts (instead of host). Forgot the space between 9 and Days.Coolidge Corner renovationBefore its renovation begins, the last day the Coolidge Corner Library will be open is [...]

    Library events: May 31 to June 14
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register online for special events. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Wednesday, June 6 for a professional development day as we continue to learn how to better serve you. We apologize for any inconvenience. Should be hosts (instead of host).
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2 days ago

Citizen Engagement Corner: The recycling conundrum

What do paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic have to do with China?Brookline, along with many other communities, has adopted “single-stream” recycling — where residents put all recyclables in a single (blue) cart rather than separating items into paper and cardboard versus glass, metal and plastic containers. Deemed good for the environment and municipal waste disposal costs, recycling used to earn money for cities and towns. But this is changing.The [...]

    Citizen Engagement Corner: The recycling conundrum
    What do paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic have to do with China?Brookline, along with many other communities, has adopted "single-stream" recycling - where residents put all recyclables in a single (blue) cart rather than separating items into paper and cardboard versus glass, metal and plastic containers.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Brian McGrory's personal attorney is also acc...

Brian McGrory's personal attorney is also accusing Hilary Sargent of making "false and defamatory statements" that "are ... actionable."

    Globe Files Lawsuit Against Former Employee Accusing Top Editor
    BOSTON, MA - The Boston Globe filed a lawsuit against a former employee today who accused the newspaper's top editor of inappropriate comments to her in a text exchange. Wednesday the Globe reported they were investigating "an inappropriate text exchange" between editor-in-chief Brian McGrory and former Boston.com staffer Hilary Sargent.
    https://patch.com

2 days 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.May spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty – 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Information Desk – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June through October and backup for other days; Food Pantry – volunteers for morning and afternoon (able to lift 30 lbs. [...]

    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.May spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month's spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty - 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Information Desk - 11 a.m.
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2 days 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.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are [...]

    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.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are getting ready for the opening of the campus building this coming year.
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2 days ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, May 31Money Mistakes: 6:30-8 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Each person should register individually. Space limited. Walk-ins welcome; online registration preferred. RSVP in advance to guarantee a seat. For information or RSVP: 614-695-4617; ingoodcompany@massmutual.com; http://ingoodcompanyboston.com. This class explores the most common money mistakes “Family Feud” style so participants can avoid them and stay on track [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, May 31Money Mistakes: 6:30-8 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Each person should register individually. Space limited. Walk-ins welcome; online registration preferred. RSVP in advance to guarantee a seat. For information or RSVP: 614-695-4617; ingoodcompany@massmutual.com; http://ingoodcompanyboston.com.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Here's what's on tap in Brookline for Memoria...

Here's what's on tap in Brookline for Memorial Day, don't miss the ceremonies.

    Memorial Day Events In Brookline: What To Know
    BROOKLINE, MA - Memorial Day is the last Monday of the month of may and is set aside to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country. It was once a day to decorate veterans, but got a name switch in the 1970s.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

A father apparently "forgot" his 1-year-old d...

A father apparently "forgot" his 1-year-old daughter in his truck. Her mom later found her unconscious, police say. The girl was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. (via East Nashville Patch)

    Baby Girl Dies, Forgotten In Hot Truck In East Nashville: Police
    NASHVILLE, TN - A 1-year-old girl was found dead after being forgotten inside a pickup truck in East Nashville Wednesday, police said. The little girl, Katera Barker, was pronounced dead on arrival at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Wednesday night, Metro Police said.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

If you plan on enjoying your Memorial Day wee...

If you plan on enjoying your Memorial Day weekend outdoors, well, there is no time like the present.

    MA Memorial Day Weather: Washouts Likely, Get Out Today
    If you want to know the best times this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day outdoors, well, there's not time like the present. Friday into early Saturday is expected to be the best weather over a long that will see varying temperatures and even a thunderstorm or two.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

A 13-year-old girl and a teacher were wounded...

A 13-year-old girl and a teacher were wounded. Police say the shooter is in custody. (via Noblesville Patch)

    Indiana School Shooting: Teacher, Student Wounded
    NOBLESVILLE, IN - A male student is in custody in connection with a shooting just after 9 a.m. Friday at Noblesville West Middle School. Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said the shooting wounded a teacher and a student at the campus.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Egleston Farmers Market posted 2 photos.

Tomorrow @kosharima is bringing the vegan Egyptian goodness to market. Stop by 10AM- 2PM and answer this question: what is koshari? Full roster: @brookfordfarm @citycompost (new!) @covinature (new!) #foxborocheese @elcolombianocoffee @justhummus.boston @massholedonuts @mrtamole @onepinedayco (new!) @polkadogbakery (new!) @redsbest @theneighborhoodfarm @urbansoaper @ Egleston Farmers Market

    Egleston Farmers Market
    Egleston Farmers Market added a new photo.
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2 days ago

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on...

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people’s stylish dress: “as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people's stylish dress: "as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks."
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2 days ago

In a stunning move, the team is saying goodby...

In a stunning move, the team is saying goodbye to its second-highest paid player.

    Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox Parting Ways
    BOSTON, MA - In a seemingly out-of-nowhere move, the Red Sox are parting ways with slugger Hanley Ramirez. The team late Friday morning confirmed a Boston Globe report that it would designate Ramirez for assignment. Ramirez is the third-highest paid player on the team, making $22 million this year.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Not what you would expect to see when stoppin...

Not what you would expect to see when stopping to fuel up and clean your windshield... (via Lakewood-JBLM Patch)

    Here's How A Gun Ended Up Stuck In This Car's Bumper
    LAKEWOOD, WA - A gun punctured a hole in a man's car as he was driving down I-5 - but there were no bullets involved. The man was driving southbound on I-5 Thursday when he saw a black object appear in the sky.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Some thought it was racist. She said it was i...

Some thought it was racist. She said it was intended to point out racial tensions. What do you think?

    MA High Schooler's Senior Quote On Race Takes Off
    REVERE, MA - A Massachusetts high schooler set out to make a statement with her yearbook quote. It has since taken off after she tweeted it out, still shocked it made the cut. "Anything is possible when you sound caucasian on the phone," it says under Revere High School senior Betshina Bernier's senior portrait.
    https://patch.com

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