7 min ago

Athol Police lured the big guy with some lett...

Athol Police lured the big guy with some lettuce last night.

    Missing 40-Pound Tortoise Returned To Owner
    ATHOL, MA - Police found a large African spurred tortoise roaming the streets of Athol Sunday evening. The animal apparently was deemed a "runaway" after getting more than a mile away from its owner in town. Police got the 40-pound tortoise to come near using some lettuce around Partridgeville Road.
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1 hour ago

A nor'easter? No, it's just too hot for sever...

A nor'easter? No, it's just too hot for several school districts Monday.

    MA School Closings, Early Dismissals: Too Hot For Some Today
    One school district canceled classes for Monday. Two other school districts and a regional high school are instituting an early dismissal. Another nor'easter? No, just a really hot day. As temperatures threaten to hit 100 degrees Monday, Lowell Public Schools said enough was enough and called a heat day.
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1 hour ago

JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House

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    JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House
    What do more than 50 local businesses, poutine, Mexican street corn, a social media contest and a bouncy house have in common? They're all going to be at the 2nd Annual JP Local First Fair this Thursday at the Loring-Greenough House. The JP Local First Fair is a great way to support many of our [...]
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11 hours ago

It'll definitely be way too hot. The NWS is a...

It'll definitely be way too hot. The NWS is also warning of severe thunderstorms Monday.

    MA Weather Forecast: Severe Storms Follow Record Heat
    We all know it's going to be a different kind of warm tomorrow. Temperatures will soar into the 90s with heat indices potentially heading into triple digits. But that's not all you need to worry about. The National Weather Service said Sunday night they are watching "a few strong to severe storms." The storms could come between the late afternoon and early evening.
    https://patch.com

12 hours ago

"Heeeere, kitty kitty." ... WAIT. WHAT WAS TH...

"Heeeere, kitty kitty." ... WAIT. WHAT WAS THAT THING, that grabbed a 5-year-old by the face and left him needing 16 stitches?! (via Minnesota Patch)

    5-Year-Old Tries To Pick Up 'Kitty'; Mystery Animal Attacks Him
    Boy Tries To Pick Up 'Kitty'; Animal Attacks Him - Across Minnesota, MN - Xavier Garza thought he saw a "kitty" near his home. It wasn't a cat, police say, and the ensuing attack left the boy needing 16 stitches.
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16 hours ago

Massachusetts firefighters currently fighting...

Massachusetts firefighters currently fighting massive 5-alarm fire in Ayer today:

    Massive 5-Alarm House Fire In Ayer
    AYER, MA - A massive fire broke out at an Ayer residence Sunday afternoon. The fire on East Main Street hit five alarms as firefighters from surrounding communities were called to the scene to help fight the flames. The fire happened near a train line, which was shut to traffic.
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18 hours ago

Major Traffic: Watch out if you're planning t...

Major Traffic: Watch out if you're planning to take I-93 it's bad news.

    All I-93 Lanes Shut Down Due To Fiery Boston Crash [Watch]
    BOSTON, MA - A multi-vehicle crash gave way to a fire that closed down all of I-93 North in Boston Sunday afternoon. The crash happened right around where the old Boston Globe building is in Dorchester. There has been no word on injuries or how the crash occurred.
    https://patch.com

20 hours ago

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the cons...

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀
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21 hours ago

Landscape architecture is a real art form, bu...

Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn’t recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably designed and aesthetically beautiful. 🌸

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn't recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably...
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21 hours ago

In these beachy locales you can buy a home wi...

In these beachy locales you can buy a home without the sticker shock.

    America's Most Affordable Beach Towns
    On the great master list of American dreams, owning a home on an ocean beach tends to be near the top, wedged somewhere between "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" and finishing "Moby Dick." But to most folks, the beachy lifestyle can seem like a distant goal.
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22 hours ago

An 85-year-old Billerica man died in the coll...

An 85-year-old Billerica man died in the collision.

    Head-On Crash Kills 1 In Bedford
    BEDFORD, MA - An 85-year-old Billerica man was killed in a head-on collision on the Middlesex Turnpike Saturday morning. The crash occurred around 8:49 a.m. near the intersection of the Turnpike and Oak Park Drive. Police said it appears the man was driving a Hyundai Sonata southbound when it crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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22 hours ago

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he...

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Father's Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕
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23 hours ago

Happy Father's Day! These photos came from yo...

Happy Father's Day! These photos came from you - thank you!

    28 Amazing Father's Day Snapshots Of MA Dads And Their Kids
    Happy Father's Day! In celebration, we asked for your father-son (or daughter) lookalike photos. Here are 28 of our favorites from Massachusetts: Olivia Dennett submitted this photo of her with her dad Billy, taken in January, 2011. The photo was taken shortly before Billy passed away from Stage 4 cancer when Olivia was 8.
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23 hours ago

Today's all about Dad, but we're pretty pumpe...

Today's all about Dad, but we're pretty pumped for another big holiday that's just around the corner. 😄💰🎉

    Get Excited For Amazon Prime Day 2018
    Get excited, folks: if history has taught us anything, Amazon Prime Day 2018 is just around the corner! Every July, Amazon picks a magical day to roll out hundreds of thousands of exclusive deals on electronics, clothing, homeware, kitchen gadgets and everything in between.
    https://patch.com

30 hours ago

Happy Father’s Day From Louisa Lipson https:/...

Happy Father’s Day From Louisa Lipson https://trib.al/C5UCmOg

    Happy Father's Day From Louisa Lipson
    In celebration of Father's Day on Sunday June 17, we asked Patch readers to write a letter to their father and let us deliver it. This is Louisa Lipson's letter to her dad: Dear Daddy, I love you so, so much! I love weekends because you are home from work.
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33 hours ago

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more l...

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them reset. He then gifted the glass to Isabella in 1919. Object: French, Fragments from Reims Cathedral, 18th century, stained glass.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them...
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36 hours ago

If you're trying to be healthy, make sure to ...

If you're trying to be healthy, make sure to add this to your shopping cart. 🍓🍦🍉 (via Patch Deals)

    This Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker Lets You Indulge Guilt-Free
    On a hot summer day, a cool, sweet treat sure does hit the spot. Ice cream from the carton is delicious, but if you're watching your weight, trying to eat more fresh fruits or just looking for a fun and easy DIY dessert, we've got something better: A frozen fruit dessert maker from iSiLER.
    https://patch.com

39 hours ago

Zac Brown had the crowd singing along to "Chi...

Zac Brown had the crowd singing along to "Chicken Fried" one minute and Beastie Boys' "Sabotage," the next at Fenway Park.

    Zac Brown Band Review: Fenway Rocks With Classics, Covers
    BOSTON, MA - The Zac Brown Band rolled into Boston Friday night for the first of two shows at Fenway Park, rocking the sold-out crowd with a blend of original hits and covers both new and old.
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40 hours ago

Harvard's internal research raised questions ...

Harvard's internal research raised questions about how Asian-American applicants were being treated by the college’s admissions team, according to documents filed this week in a civil rights lawsuit against the school.

    Is Harvard Admissions Discriminating Against Asian-Americans?
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - A lawsuit against Harvard University alleges that the admissions office has a purposeful pattern of rating Asian-American applicants lower than any other race on personal traits that might boost their chances of getting into the Ivy League School.
    https://patch.com

40 hours ago

Immigration checkpoint held on major New Hamp...

Immigration checkpoint held on major New Hampshire highway today:

    NH Immigration Checkpoint On Interstate 93
    WOODSTOCK, NH - Federal authorities on Friday conducted an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 93 in Woodstock in Northern New Hampshire - the second such checkpoint in the state this year. The checkpoint was conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and extend to Saturday and possibly Sunday.
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42 hours ago

Despite being sentenced to 150 years in priso...

Despite being sentenced to 150 years in prison for each of his five victims, a decades-old sentencing law makes him eligible for parole. Soon, he will be released for the second time. (via Yorkville Patch)

    Yorkville Mass Murderer To Be Re-Released
    YORKVILLE, IL - After 45 years in prison, convicted mass murder Carl Reimann was set free in April - only to find himself behind bars again after not one, but two host sites fell through. Now, Reimann, who killed five people at the Pine Village Steakhouse in Yorkville on Dec.
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43 hours ago

You're invited: Summer Home Maintenance Check...

You're invited: Summer Home Maintenance Checklist https://trib.al/1szAbwL

    Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
    Homes, just like people, need regular checkups to help catch potential problems before they become full-blown disasters. Doing some vital maintenance tasks at least twice a year is essential to ensure a safe and efficient home. Not sure where to start? We've got you covered with a semi-annual house maintenance checklist every homeowner needs to read.
    https://patch.com

45 hours ago

Complete these 5 home projects to increase cu...

Complete these 5 home projects to increase curb appeal before fall rolls in.

    Home Remodeling Projects To Do This Summer
    Summer is a great time to hit the beach, fire up the grill and tackle some outdoor home remodeling projects. Although the best time of year for any home renovation is when your schedule (and budget) allows, summer is definitely the season for remodeling in many parts of the country.
    https://patch.com

45 hours ago

The homeowner is the 14th generation of her f...

The homeowner is the 14th generation of her family to run the nearly 400-year-old company. Check out these views.

    For Sale: MA Mansion Of CEO Of One Of World's Oldest Companies
    COHASSET, MA - Have you ever heard of the Avedis Zildjian Company? Likely not unless you're a musician or business historian. But the cymbal manufacturer is actually one of the oldest companies in the world, and it's based right here in Massachusetts. The company's CEO, Craigie Zildjian, this month put her Cohasset mansion up for sale.
    https://patch.com

46 hours ago

Egleston Farmers Market was live.

A beautiful day at the market! Come join us- open until 2PM!

    Egleston Farmers Market
    A beautiful day at the market! Come join us- open until 2PM!
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46 hours ago

Does attending Boston Public Schools make a c...

Does attending Boston Public Schools make a child more interesting? Please discuss:

    Opinion: Boston Public Schools Make Your Kids Interesting
    Two friends, Kristin and Kieran, were in a coffee shop on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain with two of their friends. Both sets of friends had kids who were two or three years old, and the kids were running around unchecked. Nearby sat an older man, who was rustling his newspaper.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

47 hours ago

Here's what to cook for Dad this Father's Day...

Here's what to cook for Dad this Father's Day.

    The Ultimate Guide To Cooking Steak
    Every food-oriented website out there has their own version of "The Ultimate Guide To Cooking A Steak," or whatever it may be. Many of them do offer good information, but they're almost all incomplete. They set you up with one method for one cut of meat.
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47 hours ago

This week a Federal Judge in MA had something...

This week a Federal Judge in MA had something to say to ICE and it boils down to: you have to follow the law, too.

    Boston Federal Judge Invokes Constitution In Defeat For ICE
    BOSTON, MA - A federal judge in Boston said even the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has to follow the law in his court opinion on the issue of whether to release two Brazilian nationals who had entered the United States illegally.
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2 days ago

120 women-owned small bizs were celebrated at...

120 women-owned small bizs were celebrated at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge!

    120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna
    Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George recently welcomed 120 women small business owners to Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge for an evening of networking and celebrating Boston's many thriving women-owned businesses. Bella Luna, a women-owned business, is also celebrating 26 years of being in business.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Haven't gotten enough of Porchfest yet? The F...

Haven't gotten enough of Porchfest yet? The Fenway neighborhood is having it's very first Saturday. Don't miss it.

    When Is Porchfest In And Around Boston?
    BOSTON, MA - So, if you're looking for something to do that combines wandering outside and listening to music in your neighborhood (or a pal's neighborhood) Porchfest is the perfect thing for a summer afternoon. It's a time to check out what's what in the local music scene and is a peppier more musical version of open studios.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

2 days 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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2 days ago

"If it were up to him, his bones or his caske...

"If it were up to him, his bones or his casket would be right out there live," his wife told reporters. "It's a little illegal, so I'm not going to do that" ... but she still will find a way to honor his wish" (via Arlington Heights Patch)

    AH Man's Dying Wish: Put His Ashes In His Home Halloween Display
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL - An Arlington Heights man responsible for elaborate Halloween displays for nearly 20 years died this week, and his final wish was to have his ashes be a part of the haunted attraction that he had become known for over the years.
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2 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night long. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Jj61HP

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night...
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2 days ago

Towering sculptures, inspired by nature, installed at Larz Anderson Park

Resting atop the hill, overlooking the Boston skyline is a new surprise for Larz Anderson park-goers. Celebrating the Brookline park’s rich beauty and history, a collection of four sculptures have taken up temporary residency at the hilltop where the Anderson home used to standThe Friends of Larz Anderson is overseeing the art installation which will remain at the park for 18 months.According to Sandy Batchelder a member of the Friends of Larz Anderson and the visionary [...]

    Towering sculptures, inspired by nature, installed at Larz Anderson Park
    Resting atop the hill, overlooking the Boston skyline is a new surprise for Larz Anderson park-goers.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Florida officials: Daytona roller coaster passed state inspection day of crash

The latest eyewitness account of activities on the ride in the hours before the accident follows an earlier report by a witness who saw two people working on the roller coaster track at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk on Thursday morning, 10 ½ hours before the derailment.

    Florida officials: Daytona roller coaster passed state inspection day of crash
    The latest eyewitness account of activities on the ride in the hours before the accident follows an earlier report by a witness who saw two people working on the roller coaster track at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk on Thursday morning, 10 ½ hours before the derailment.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Homemade Korean cuisine arrives in Coolidge Corner, thanks to Bab

When Sang Lee came to America more than a decade ago, he noticed inconsistent quality at the Korean restaurants he’d visit.The Seoul native had experience in restaurants and knew authentic Korean cooking when he saw it.“Some of the Korean restaurants are good and some are just OK. That’s why i decided to do this” Lee said, sitting at a table inside his new restaurant, Bab Korean Bistro in Brookline. Bab is located at 1374 Beacon St.The [...]

    Homemade Korean cuisine arrives in Coolidge Corner, thanks to Bab
    When Sang Lee came to America more than a decade ago, he noticed inconsistent quality at the Korean restaurants he'd visit.The Seoul native had experience in restaurants and knew authentic Korean cooking when he saw it."Some of the Korean restaurants are good and some are just OK.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

These Boston restaurants and bars are ideal f...

These Boston restaurants and bars are ideal for the weekend's amazing weather forecast. ☀️

    Frosé, Oysters And Ice Cream: Where To Eat And Drink This Weekend
    The forecast for this weekend in Boston is 80 degrees and sunny. In my book, that calls for frosé, oysters and ice cream - preferably outside! Wondering where the best spots are to make this happen? Check out some of my recommendations for restaurants and eateries in and around Boston to enjoy this weekend.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.

    June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.
    http://www.jpnc.org

2 days ago

Police said the Amesbury man ripped out his I...

Police said the Amesbury man ripped out his IVs and removed a GPS bracelet before breaking into the man's nearby home.

    Nude Hospital Escapee Attacked Homeowner With Hammer: Police
    NEWBURYPORT, MA - An Amesbury man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly running away naked from the hospital, breaking into a man's home, and attacking the homeowner with a hammer. Police said Robert Girard, 26, removed IVs and a GPS ankle bracelet Thursday night and escaped Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Need a new best friend? Here's someone who's ...

Need a new best friend? Here's someone who's looking for one. Maybe it's you?

    Lexi The Foster Dog Needs A Permanent Home
    WALTHAM, MA - Need a new best friend? One Waltham resident knows where you can find one. He recently brought her to a dog adoption event at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service's Plymouth location. With help from their new partnership with Last Hope K9 Rescue, dozens of potential adopters came out to meet the nine pups there looking for their FUR-ever families.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Recent celebrity suicides highlight challenges of prevention

Not much time passed in the lead-up to Ron Linari’s attempted suicide in 2009.He had recently purchased a new condo after a successful career in academia, but fell quickly into a state of depression when he suddenly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a scam. He started hearing voices inside his head and eventually made an attempt on his life.“The tailspin wasn’t years, it was months,” Linari said. “I saw no way out. [...]

    Recent celebrity suicides highlight challenges of prevention
    Not much time passed in the lead-up to Ron Linari's attempted suicide in 2009.He had recently purchased a new condo after a successful career in academia, but fell quickly into a state of depression when he suddenly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a scam.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always sh...

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always shining—what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don’t let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is plenty prickly!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's June, it's hot out, the sun is always shining-what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don't let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is...
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