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8 hours ago

The homeless man allegedly told two black emp...

The homeless man allegedly told two black employees to "go back to Africa," said Natick police.

    'Go Back To Africa': Man With White Supremacist Tattoos Charged
    NATICK, MA-A homeless Framingham man is facing charges after causing a disturbance in a Natick store, allegedly telling two black employees to "go back to Africa," said Natick police. John Garner, 23, homeless, Framingham, was arrested during the week of May 13 and charged following a disturbance at the Natick Mall.
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10 hours ago

We'll take the yoga mat flip-flops, please! (...

We'll take the yoga mat flip-flops, please! (via Patch Deals)

    Treat Your Feet To The Comfiest Sandals Ever
    Sandals should be functional and fashionable, but most importantly, they should be comfortable. Some flip-flops are too flimsy, and other sandals leave painful blisters behind. But finally, we've found a brand that makes stylish, supportive shoes for the whole family: Sanuk! Sanuk sandals are a far cry from those squeaky summer flip-flops you probably wore as a kid.
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10 hours ago

Terrible news coming out of East Bridgewater ...

Terrible news coming out of East Bridgewater this evening.

    4 Teens Die In East Bridgewater Crash: Reports
    EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA - Four teenage males are dead in a car crash in East Bridgewater, according to reports. One person is reportedly injured. Channel 7 said police believe the car hit a tree. The crash took place at Laurel and West Street. Patch will update this story Subscribe
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11 hours ago

Tonight's Red Sox game against the Orioles is...

Tonight's Red Sox game against the Orioles is still on despite rain:

    Red Sox-Orioles Game Still On Despite Rain
    BOSTON, MA - Play ball. The Boston Red Sox-Baltimore Orioles game at Fenway Park tonight is still on despite a soaking rain moving through the area. Game time is 7:10 p.m. The rain is expected to continue on and off through about 9 p.m. This story will be updated.
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14 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/OlVaLjG

    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.
    https://patch.com

16 hours ago

These renovations will give you the most bang...

These renovations will give you the most bang for your buck in the long run.

    Top 5 Home Additions That Actually Pay Off
    Adding on to your home is an exciting prospect, but it can also be expensive. It's best to add on to your house when you're planning to stay there for several years, and not simply for the sake of trying to increase resale value.
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16 hours ago

Boston firefighter accused of raping child di...

Boston firefighter accused of raping child died yesterday after being found in "medical distress" in jail:

    Boston Firefighter Accused Of Child Rape Dies: Report
    BOSTON, MA - A Boston firefighter charged last week with raping a child has reportedly died. Samuel Rosado, 38, of West Roxbury, was arrested May 11 and charged with abusing the child for "years," prosecutors said. On Wednesday, Rosado was found in "medical distress" in his cell at the Suffolk County Jail.
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18 hours ago

May 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 2)

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

    May 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 2)
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. To review the agenda for this meeting, click Agenda Environment, Parks & Energy Committee: Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 6:00pm, at JP Licks. Agenda: TBA.
    http://www.jpnc.org

18 hours ago

Rainout for all of Massachusetts today; lates...

Rainout for all of Massachusetts today; latest hourly forecast:

    Massachusetts Hourly Rain Forecast
    MASSACHUSETTS - If you have any outdoor afternoon plans Saturday afternoon you may want to think about canceling them. A soaking rain will move through Massachusetts starting at about 1 p.m. and continuing through Sunday morning. Temperatures will drop to about 50 degrees - unseasonably cold for this time of year.
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19 hours ago

Massachusetts man arrested yesterday after be...

Massachusetts man arrested yesterday after beating his dog with a baseball bat, police said:

    Massachusetts Man Beat Dog With Baseball Bat: Police
    DARTMOUTH, MA - A New Bedford man was arrested Friday after police said he beat his dog with a baseball bat. Gregory Ostiguy, 50, was charged with cruelty to animals. The dog survived the attack, police said. The alleged attack happened in Dartmouth in Bristol County.
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19 hours ago

We’ve been head-over-heels for Fra Angelico l...

We’ve been head-over-heels for Fra Angelico lately (can you blame us?) but our art collection has many more Madonnas to behold! This 16th century painting has similar radiating gold lines like the ones in Fra Angelico’s reliquaries, but the bright color palette and botanical imagery put this painting in a category all on its own. Image: After Martin Schongauer, The Virgin and Child of the Rose Bower (detail), mid 16th century, oil on panel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We've been head-over-heels for Fra Angelico lately (can you blame us?) but our art collection has many more Madonnas to behold! This 16th century painting has similar radiating gold lines like the...
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22 hours ago

How gorgeous are these 1st cut lettuce from @...

How gorgeous are these 1st cut lettuce from @theneighborhoodfarm ?? See for yourself today 10AM-2PM 31 Germania Street Jamaica Plain

    Egleston Farmers Market
    How gorgeous are these 1st cut lettuce from @theneighborhoodfarm ?? See for yourself today 10AM-2PM 31 Germania Street Jamaica Plain
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29 hours ago

30 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.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

36 hours ago

Spring has sprung. If ewe like Cider you’ll l...

Spring has sprung. If ewe like Cider you’ll love Thistly Cross Scottish Cider! It’s made from Scottish Apples (they have them) and is sooooo good. Only @thehavenjp

    The Haven JP
    Spring has sprung. If ewe like Cider you'll love Thistly Cross Scottish Cider! It's made from Scottish Apples (they have them) and is sooooo good. Only @thehavenjp
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36 hours ago

WGBH's Jim Braude and Arts Editor Jared Bowen...

WGBH's Jim Braude and Arts Editor Jared Bowen feast their eyes (and their stomachs!) on cuisine at our very own Café G! Join their field trip to the Gardner Museum and take in the visual and culinary experience: http://bit.ly/2LfrzC6

    Man Date: Jim And Jared's Delicious Adventure At The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    What's not to love about an edible still life? Jim Braude joined WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen for a field trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to experience all of the art they have to offer: both visual and culinary.
    https://www.wgbh.org

37 hours ago

Brookline officials tackle Ninth School phase one final report

The Brookline Select Board and School Committee are inching towards indentifying a preferred site--or sites--for the future ninth school. The Select Board and School Committee held a joint meeting Thursday night with the Advisory Committee Ad Hoc Subcommittee for a presentation on the results of the phase 1 site studies.Months of research and site analysis produced the 1 1/2-hour presentation on the over 10 options under consideration. For phase 1, HMFH Architects looked at a mix of [...]

    Brookline officials tackle Ninth School phase one final report
    The Brookline Select Board and School Committee are inching towards indentifying a preferred site--or sites--for the future ninth school. The Select Board and School Committee held a joint meeting Thursday night with the Advisory Committee Ad Hoc Subcommittee for a presentation on the results of the phase 1 site studies.Months of research and site analysis produced the 1 1/2-hour presentation on the over 10 options under consideration.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

37 hours ago

Young female controls (10-17 yrs) needed for ...

Young female controls (10-17 yrs) needed for paid MRI research study at BCH in Waltham https://trib.al/vI3wkKA

    Young female controls (10-17 yrs) needed for paid MRI research study at BCH in Waltham - Waltham, MA Patch
    We are currently conducting a study to better understand learning and memory in youth with chronic pain. We need girls ...
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40 hours ago

Lovely was intentionally set on fire and need...

Lovely was intentionally set on fire and needs specialty care, police and animal care officials say. (via Tucson Patch)

    Dog, House Set On Fire In Tucson, Resident Charged
    TUCSON, AZ - A Tucson woman has been arrested on felony animal cruelty and arson charges after she deliberately set fire to her dog and home earlier this month, police said Thursday. The dog, Lovely, has received around-the-clock care at a clinic and is fighting for her life, according to a Tucson Police Department news release.
    https://patch.com

41 hours ago

Prosecutors said the off-duty officer sped 65...

Prosecutors said the off-duty officer sped 65 in 25 before a devastating crash that nearly killed someone.

    Boston Officer Was Drunk Driving At 65 MPH Before Crash: DA
    BOSTON, MA - The off duty police officer who allegedly caused a devastating crash early on New Year's Day was travelling at more than double the speed limit just before a crash that nearly killed the passenger of another car, Suffolk County prosecutors said today.
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41 hours ago

UPDATE: The Sidewalk Sale has been postponed ...

UPDATE: The Sidewalk Sale has been postponed until Sept. 8 due to projected inclement weather. Sorry. You can still go patronize the stores and restaurants!

    45+ Bizs Participating in 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale Along Centre Street on May 19
    More than 45 businesses will turn their stores and restaurants inside out for you to stroll, shop and eat during the 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale along Centre Street on May 19. The sale will be along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square and beyond during the sidewalk sale being presented by [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

41 hours ago

Major backups as the interstate is shut down ...

Major backups as the interstate is shut down in Andover right now.

    I-495 North Shut Down For Rollover, Car Fire
    ANDOVER, MA - I-495 North is closed in Andover for a rollover with a car fire, State Police said. One car is fully engulfed on the ramp to I-93, police said. Another is on its roof on the left lane of 495. Police said there were minor injuries.
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42 hours ago

Operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba was a Gild...

Operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba was a Gilded Age celebrity and admirer of both Gardner and her museum. She performed at Fenway Court in 1905, where she sang into the Courtyard from the top of the stairs to the Dutch Room. Image: Ernest Walter Histed, Nellie Melba, 1899, platinum print.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba was a Gilded Age celebrity and admirer of both Gardner and her museum. She performed at Fenway Court in 1905, where she sang into the Courtyard from the top of the...
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43 hours ago

A boy was given meth to hide in a pack of gum...

A boy was given meth to hide in a pack of gum, police say. (via Cartersville Patch)

    Woman Told Boy, 10, To Hide Meth In Pants: Cops
    ADAIRSVILLE, GA - Two adults were arrested and charged and another remains at large after a traffic stop uncovered suspected methamphetamine from a pack of chewing gum that fell out the pants leg of a child. An Adairsville police officer conducted a traffic stop around 12:50 a.m.
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43 hours ago

Brandy finally found a home, but after five m...

Brandy finally found a home, but after five months the landlord said 'No Pit Bulls.' Now she needs a new family. Let's help her find a new home.

    Brandy The Pitt Bull Needs A Home- Again
    JAMAICA PLAIN, MA - If there was ever a need for a Prince Charming to swoop in to help a princess, that need is now-and that princess is Brandy the Pit Bull. Last November, the then 3-year-old pup was about to mark a full year at the MSPCA's Boston adoption center.
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44 hours ago

Library events: May 24-31

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register online for special events. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.Coolidge Corner renovationBefore its renovation begins, the last day the Coolidge Corner Library will be open is Saturday, June 2. Key improvements will include enclosing the children’s room to mediate sound, installing a lift to the lower-level meeting room, and moving all staff work spaces to [...]

    Library events: May 24-31
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register online for special events. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.Coolidge Corner renovationBefore its renovation begins, the last day the Coolidge Corner Library will be open is Saturday, June 2.
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44 hours ago

We're rooting for these guys.

We're rooting for these guys.

    Most Endangered Animals In Massachusetts Revealed
    When you think of the planet's most endangered species, some common examples that might come to mind include rhinos, elephants, tigers, gorillas and leopards. But a new report has identified the two most endangered species in every state - and the answer might not be what you think. According to the U.S.
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45 hours ago

Crown Castle employees removed some of those ...

Crown Castle employees removed some of those annoying invasive species and did some other cleaning around Nira Rock

    Crown Castle Employees Remove Invasive Species and More at Nira Rock
    More than 32 Boston Crown Castle employees spent a recent day at Nira Rock in Jamaica Plain removing invasive species, weeding and cleaned up adjacent to the playground. On May 9th, Crown Castle hosted a day of service as part of its Connected by Good community parks initiative.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

45 hours ago

Happy National Bike to Work Day! (did you bik...

Happy National Bike to Work Day! (did you bike?) BlueBikes are Free today!

    Blue Bikes Are Free Today: National Bike To Work Day
    BOSTON, MA - This morning hundreds of people on bikes descended on city hall plaza in the name of Bike to Work Day. There they were met with free stuff - from High Brew Coffee to T-shirts and water bottles. From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

Crown Castle Employees Remove Invasive Species and More at Nira Rock

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/18/crown-castle-employees-remove-invasive-species-and-more-at-nira-rock)

    Crown Castle Employees Remove Invasive Species and More at Nira Rock
    More than 32 Boston Crown Castle employees spent a recent day at Nira Rock in Jamaica Plain removing invasive species, weeding and cleaned up adjacent to the playground. On May 9th, Crown Castle hosted a day of service as part of its Connected by Good community parks initiative.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

47 hours ago

Egleston Farmers Market posted 4 photos.

*New vendor alert* come rain or shine tomorrow to meet our new vendors this week: @justhummus.boston @thesababakitchen @adelanteshoeco @drinkwaku Full roster: @brookfordfarm @elcolombianocoffee #foxborocheese @mrtamole @redsbest @theneighborhoodfarm @thirdcliffbakery @urbansoaper @ Egleston Farmers Market

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

How many homes can you buy with an elephant?

How many homes can you buy with an elephant?

    This $2M Concord Home Has An Elephant - And Much More
    CONCORD, MA -- In the heart of Concord Center sits a house abutting the Historic District that offers true inspiration. You've got to see these photos - they are definitely different.
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2 days ago

Teenager Jalen Latimer used to have extreme s...

Teenager Jalen Latimer used to have extreme social anxiety. As Boston's friendly neighborhood webslinger, though, he's interacting with people on a whole new level.

    Even Spider-Man Takes The T: The Man Behind Boston's Spidey Mask
    BOSTON, MA - The MTBA can't be that bad if Spider-Man takes it... can it? On Wednesday someone who looks suspiciously like Spider-Man - if Spidey wore red sneakers - was spotted on the Green Line and later the Orange Line during the commute.
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2 days ago

Frank Fagone was arrested after a fight over ...

Frank Fagone was arrested after a fight over drugs at a motel, police said.

    Cape Cod Man With 68 Priors Arrested Again
    YARMOUTH, MA - A Cape Cod criminal with 68 charges on his record was arrested again Tuesday after a fight over drugs at a Yarmouth Econo Lodge, police said. Frank Fagone, 34, of Bourne, was charged with assault. "Two people had argued over continued drug use," Yarmouth police said in a statement.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

To put it simply, a relic is any object of im...

To put it simply, a relic is any object of importance. Back in the Renaissance, this reliquary by Fra Angelico was full of relics from deceased saints, like bits of hair and skin. A relic of the 21st century might be less morbid, like a pocket watch or family heirloom. Let us know what your relics are in the comments below with #WhatsYourRelic! Image: Fra Angelico, The Madonna della Stella (detail), 1424-1434, tempera with oil glazes and gold on panel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    To put it simply, a relic is any object of importance. Back in the Renaissance, this reliquary by Fra Angelico was full of relics from deceased saints, like bits of hair and skin. A relic of the 21st...
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2 days ago

A teacher and a part-time preacher allegedly ...

A teacher and a part-time preacher allegedly molested four fourth-grade girls at the Boston school he works at.

    Elementary School Teacher Drunkenly Molested 4 Girls: DA
    BOSTON, MA - Nicholas Speller is an elementary school teacher in East Boston and sometimes preaches at a church in Somerville. Now the 31-year-old Malden man is being charged with molesting four fourth-grade girls while drunk. Speller was in East Boston Municipal Court Thursday morning, arraigned on charges he molested four girls at the Patrick J.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Are you subscribed to your local Patch for th...

Are you subscribed to your local Patch for the latest hyperlocal happenings? It's free!

    Get Free Local News Alerts for Your Massachusetts City Or Town
    Get Free Local News Alerts for Your Town - Boston, MA - Find your local Patch to stay on top of hyperlocal happenings in 87 cities, towns, and neighborhoods across Massachusetts.
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2 days ago

Concert junkie? Here is the jam-packed schedu...

Concert junkie? Here is the jam-packed schedule for the Xfinity Center.

    2018 Xfinity Center Concert Season: Full Schedule, Start Times
    MANSFIELD, MA - Concert season at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield is around the corner, and it's going to be a big year. The venue has 38 shows lined up from late May to the end of September, a substantial increase over last year's 24 concerts.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

None of the dogs weighed more than 40 pounds ...

None of the dogs weighed more than 40 pounds or stood taller than knee-high. Their legs were described as shorter than an adult's hands. (via Oklahoma Patch)

    Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death
    ARDMORE, OK - A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Can anyone stop the Benjamins?! We do have a ...

Can anyone stop the Benjamins?! We do have a new top girls' name, though.

    Massachusetts' Most Popular Baby Names In 2017
    A new girls' name reigns supreme in Massachusetts, while the rise of the Benjamins continues. The list of most popular baby names was announced this month by the Social Security Administration. In Massachusetts, the most popular baby name for girls was Emma, which overtook Olivia.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Five things to do in Brookline

1 Examine fake news and identify what is reliable and trustworthy on May 17. During this event at Temple Ohabei Shalom, political commentator, author and presidential advisor Bruce Bartlett will examine “Fake News” in a conversation moderated by Joyce Kulhawik, an Emmy-award winning A&E critic. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., and is $15 for guests, $5 for seniors and free to students with ID.2 Visit the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National [...]

    Five things to do in Brookline
    1 Examine fake news and identify what is reliable and trustworthy on May 17. During this event at Temple Ohabei Shalom, political commentator, author and presidential advisor Bruce Bartlett will examine "Fake News" in a conversation moderated by Joyce Kulhawik, an Emmy-award winning A&E critic.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Rosie's Place names JP's Mari Pérez-Alers to ...

Rosie's Place names JP's Mari Pérez-Alers to Board of Directors. Rosie's Place is a wonderful organization that helps a lot of people!

    Rosie's Place Names JP's Mari Pérez-Alers to Board of Directors
    Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, recently named Jamaica Plain resident Mari Pérez-Alers, DPT to its board of directors. Pérez-Alers is a senior project manager for PACE, a national organization whose mission is to allow adults with chronic ailments, age 55 and older to remain living safely, and as independently as possible [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

On 14th anniversary, same-sex marriage seen as 'same-old, same-old'

Today (May 17) marks the 14th anniversary of the first same-sex marriages in the United States, which took place here in Massachusetts.According to data obtained by the News Service, there have been 32,469 same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts since May 17, 2004, based on numbers that run through 2016.That day in 2004 began for more than 260 couples at Cambridge City Hall, where the doors opened at midnight for same-sex couples to begin filing paperwork for [...]

    On 14th anniversary, same-sex marriage seen as 'same-old, same-old'
    Today (May 17) marks the 14th anniversary of the first same-sex marriages in the United States, which took place here in Massachusetts. According to data obtained by the News Service, there have been 32,469 same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts since May 17, 2004, based on numbers that run through 2016.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Tonight’s the night! Join us from 5:30-9 pm f...

Tonight’s the night! Join us from 5:30-9 pm for Third Thursdays: Creative Play. Music lovers can jam out with DJ Dayglow in the Courtyard, creators can build their ideal space in the Studio, plant people can relax in our outdoor gardens, and art appreciators can chat with designers Sabrina Dorsainvil and Silvia López Chavez. Last call for tickets: http://bit.ly/2rjDq9p

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Tonight's the night! Join us from 5:30-9 pm for Third Thursdays: Creative Play. Music lovers can jam out with DJ Dayglow in the Courtyard, creators can build their ideal space in the Studio, plant...
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2 days ago

Tune in tonight at 7 pm on @WGBH for a "Man-D...

Tune in tonight at 7 pm on @WGBH for a "Man-Date" at Café G with Jim Braude and Jared Bowen! 🥂

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Tune in tonight at 7 pm on @WGBH for a "Man-Date" at Café G with Jim Braude and Jared Bowen! 🥂
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2 days ago

Four men, all missing within days of each oth...

Four men, all missing within days of each other, later found dead on the same Pennsylvania farm. Now, new confession audiotapes reveal chilling details on what transpired over the course of those three violent days in July." (via New Hope Patch)

    Cosmo DiNardo Confesses To 4 Killings In Chilling Audiotapes
    It was a case that gripped Bucks County, and the nation. Four men, all missing within days of each other, later found dead on the same Solebury Township farm. After an extensive search, the bodies of the young men were located buried on a property owned by the family of their admitted killer, 21-year-old Cosmo DiNardo.
    https://patch.com

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