1 hour ago

Going behind the McDonald's counter landed th...

Going behind the McDonald's counter landed this guy behind bars. (via Burke Patch)

    Fairfax McDonald's Employee Assaulted For Food Taking Too Long
    FAIRFAX, VA-A man that attacked a University Mall McDonald's employee for the food taking too long was arrested and charged Saturday, Fairfax County Police say. Police had been called to the McDonald's at 10645 Braddock Road around 4:40 p.m. The manager told police the man had ordered food and complained it was taking too long.
    https://patch.com

1 hour ago

The first rule of fight club is ... don't hav...

The first rule of fight club is ... don't have them in schools!

    Ex-Foxborough HS Principal Arrested Over School 'Fight Club'
    The former principal of Foxborough High School was arrested Thursday over what police are calling a "fight club" operated in school. Jeffrey Theodoss, the current principal of Montville High School, was arrested along with Montville Superintendent Brian Levesque and high school Assistant Principal Tatiana Patten.
    https://patch.com

2 hours ago

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Cele...

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Celebrities,” a conversation exploring relic collecting from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2EMBomY


2 hours ago

Sigh...

Sigh...

    Saturday Is The Last Day Toys R Us Gift Cards Will Be Accepted
    WAYNE, NJ - Saturday is the final day that Toys R Us and Babies R Us gift cards will be accepted at stores. Saturday is also the final day to use Endless Earnings e-gift cards for registries at Babies R Us. Gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

A lot of phrases aren't welcome in preschool ...

A lot of phrases aren't welcome in preschool classrooms. Add 'best friend' to the list.

    PC At Pre-K: No 'Best Friends' At This Preschool
    GEORGETOWN, MA - There are dozens of words and phrases never to be uttered in a preschool classroom. In one Georgetown school, add "best friend" to the list. Pentucket Workshop Preschool is discouraging the term because it can make other children feel left out, one parent said the school told her.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

Reports indicate that the incident is an arme...

Reports indicate that the incident is an armed robbery.

    Stoughton Police Responding To Report Of Armed Home Invasion
    STOUGHTON, MA - Police are responding to an incident on Pearl Street. State Police told NBC Boston that they are sending a helicopter to the area. Reports indicate that the incident is an armed home invasion. Drivers and residents are being asked to avoid the area.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

Drumroll, please... (via Grand Rapids Patch)

Drumroll, please... (via Grand Rapids Patch)

    Couple With 13 Sons Welcomes Another Baby, And It's A ...
    ROCKFORD, MI - The Schwandts, already the parents of 13 sons, welcomed their 14th child into the world Wednesday. The hand-me-down clothing won't be a problem. The yet-to-be-named baby, who arrived Wednesday, continues the Rockford, Michigan, couple's streak of all boys.
    https://patch.com

4 hours ago

Library events: April 26-May 3

Visit brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register for events.Run for the Renovation at Coolidge CornerMark your calendar: On May 5 the Library Foundation is hosting a fun Derby Day party at the Coolidge Corner Library – just before closing for a brief renovation. We’ll sip mint juleps, listen to Bluegrass music and watch the 144th running of The Kentucky Derby – all while raising money to support the renovation and fund technology [...]

    Library events: April 26-May 3
    Visit brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register for events.Run for the Renovation at Coolidge CornerMark your calendar: On May 5 the Library Foundation is hosting a fun Derby Day party at the Coolidge Corner Library - just before closing for a brief renovation.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

5 hours ago

Cullen wrote about the deadly immediate after...

Cullen wrote about the deadly immediate aftermath of the Boston Bombings, but he later said he didn't get to the blast area until later.

    Did He Embellish? Globe Conducting Review Of Kevin Cullen Columns
    BOSTON (CBS) - The Boston Globe is reviewing the work of a popular columnist after allegations that he embellished accounts of the Boston Marathon bombings. The newspaper's investigation comes after claims from WEEI that Kevin Cullen's columns from recent years included misleading information.
    https://patch.com

7 hours ago

Q&A: State Rep. Candidate Elugardo Pushing for Progressive Legislation, Leadership at State House

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/20/qa-state-rep-candidate-elugardo-pushing-for-progressive-legislation-leadership-at-state-house)

    Q&A: State Rep. Candidate Elugardo Pushing for Progressive Legislation, Leadership at State House
    Jamaica Plain resident Nika Elugardo is running as a Democratic challenger to state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District. She spoke about why she's running, how she helped people stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure, that there's too much progressive legislation sitting in the House Ways and Means Committee chaired by Sanchez [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

7 hours ago

JP Residents Prepare for Dedham Choral Society Concert at Jordan Hall on April 29th

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/20/jp-residents-prepare-for-dedham-choral-society-concert-at-jordan-hall-on-april-29th)

    JP Residents Prepare for Dedham Choral Society Concert at Jordan Hall on April 29th
    Under the musical direction of Jamaica Plain resident Jonathan Barnhart, the Dedham Choral Society concludes its 2017-18 season with a concert entitled "Haydn and Mozart in Salzburg" at Jordan Hall on April 29th. The concert is featuring soloists, including soprano Susan Consoli, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, tenor Jesse Darden, and baritone Ulysses Thomas, a full orchestra [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

13 hours ago

17 hours ago

The Boston radio legend called more than 750 ...

The Boston radio legend called more than 750 Patriots games in his career.

    Gil Santos, Longtime WBZ And Patriot Icon, Dead On 78th Birthday
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - Gil Santos, the iconic longtime voice of the New England Patriots and morning sports reporter on WBZ, died Thursday, which was his birthday. The Patriots and WBZ Hall of Famer was 78. Santos was the play-by-play man for the Patriots for 36 seasons across five decades, first stepping in the booth for the team in 1966.
    https://patch.com

18 hours ago

These counties have the highest levels of smo...

These counties have the highest levels of smog and soot, according to the American Lung Association.

    MA Counties With Most Smog: Which Made The Grade?
    A new air quality report has determined the Massachusetts counties with the highest levels of air pollution. The American Lung Association released its "State of the Air 2018" report Wednesday and concluded that ozone pollution overall worsened significantly in America from 2014-2016 compared to its previous report, which looked at 2013-2015.
    https://patch.com

20 hours ago

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist ...

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist (ie bits of deceased saints 😱), but the relics of today can come in several forms. We want to know #WhatsYourRelic. Let us know in the comment section what items you hold dear and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition to see the reliquaries that inspired the hashtag: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


21 hours ago

The clock is ticking on NECCO, and a former C...

The clock is ticking on NECCO, and a former CEO is embarking on an ambitious crowdfunding campaign.

    Can A Former Necco CEO Save The Company?
    REVERE, MA - The clock is ticking on the New England Confectionary Co., which badly needs a buyer before its lease expires in August. Necco officials said in March the company may have to close its Revere headquarters, the city's largest employer, and lay off about 400 workers.
    https://patch.com

21 hours ago

Coolidge Corner Library to close for six months

The busiest branch library in Massachusetts happens to be Brookline’s own Coolidge Corner library, and in June it will close for renovations. Though the branch has gone through all sorts of projects from renovations to small maintenance work, it will get a major overhaul intended to increase space and accessibility for its many users.“The Coolidge Corner branch is routinely that highest circulating branch in the state,” said Sara Slymon, the Brookline [...]

    Coolidge Corner Library to close for six months
    The busiest branch library in Massachusetts happens to be Brookline's own Coolidge Corner library, and in June it will close for renovations.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

22 hours ago

Threatening letters persuade gay teacher to leave Kansas school

Following months of harassment, Michael Hill abandoned his job and home state for Palm Springs, Calif.

    Threatening letters persuade gay teacher to leave Kansas school
    Following months of harassment, Michael Hill abandoned his job and home state for Palm Springs, Calif. TOPEKA, Kan. - The threats began shortly after Michael Hill revealed he is gay in October on National Coming Out Day.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

22 hours ago

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back t...

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back to 1900. #NoFilter In keeping with Isabella’s vision, we strive to keep the Courtyard as she intended, which includes using cuttings and seedlings that date back to Isabella herself!


23 hours ago

Mark your calendars for Dec. 16!

Mark your calendars for Dec. 16!

    2018 New England Patriots Schedule
    FOXBORUOGH, MA - Hours before the 2018 New England Patriots schedule was set to be released, the full slate of games for this season has been leaked after a day of small leaks and updates. The Patriots will start the season at home against the Houston Texans, according to Jeff Howe of the Athletic.
    https://patch.com

25 hours ago

He may be elderly, but this 83-year-old is ut...

He may be elderly, but this 83-year-old is utilizing a modern tool after losing his job after more than two decades. (via Alameda Patch)

    83-Year-Old Alameda Man Takes To GoFundMe After Losing Job
    ALAMEDA, CA - A longtime resident of Alameda is reaching out for help after losing his job. Albert Stefani started the appeal Saturday on GoFundMe writing, "I have been a resident of Alameda for 29 years. I am 83 years old. After 22 years of employment at a well-known Alameda business, I was permanently laid off!
    https://patch.com

25 hours ago

Did you know members get in for free to ALL T...

Did you know members get in for free to ALL Third Thursdays? Now through May 17, get two free guest passes and savings on a year-long membership when you use Promo Code FUN2018! Join now: http://bit.ly/2qjPO8C


25 hours ago

"It’s unfortunately no surprise to us," the o...

"It’s unfortunately no surprise to us," the owners said.

    Vandal Sprays 'White Lives Matter' on Boston's Black Market
    BOSTON, MA - Someone spray painted the words "White Lives Matter" on a black-run Roxbury business that aims to help black entrepreneurs - just days before its Spring Grand Opening - prompting the owners to take to social media in protest.
    https://patch.com

25 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 4-19-18

Check out Spring Tide 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, 4-19-18
    Check out Spring Tide 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.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

26 hours ago

The John F. Kennedy Stem Innovation School's ...

The John F. Kennedy Stem Innovation School's pilot program was honored by EdVestors. It's a pretty cool program -- read about it!

    JP's JFK STEM Innovation School's Pilot Program Honored by Non-Profit EdVestors
    The John F. Kennedy STEM Innovation School was honored at non-profit EdVestor's 16th Annual Urban Education Showcase on April 10th. The JFK STEM Innovation School, located on Bolster Street in JP, was one of 10 Boston school-based projects recognized at the showcase that previously received seed investments of $10,000 each from EdVestors' School Solutions Seed Fund.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

26 hours ago

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame...

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame you—our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power makes for an amazing day! Drop by this Saturday for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EJHUut


26 hours ago

The latest in the Cambridge story about a bla...

The latest in the Cambridge story about a black Harvard Student and the police.

    Harvard Professors To Represent Black Harvard Student Arrested
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - Two Harvard Law School professors announced they plan to represent the black Harvard undergraduate whose arrest Friday in the middle of Mass Ave, where the man was standing naked, sparked allegations of police brutality in Cambridge.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

Emaciated dog rescued rescued by Massachusett...

Emaciated dog rescued rescued by Massachusetts Eversource worker; "Bentley" has recovered and was recently adopted.

    Emaciated Dog Rescued By Massachusetts Eversource Worker
    ROCHESTER, MA - An emaciated dog was rescued by a Massachusetts Eversource worker during a recent routine call. The Animal Rescue League of Boston this week honored Susan Sweeney for her actions in February at a Rochester residence. She posted a notice on the door and noticed two dogs living in "deplorable" conditions.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

Massachusetts man wins $1M in the lottery...f...

Massachusetts man wins $1M in the lottery...for the second time this year:

    Methuen Man Wins $1M On Scratch Ticket For Second Time This Year
    METHUEN, MA -- For the second time in 2018, Jason Williams of Methuen has won a $1 million prize on an instant ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery. Williams visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday, April 17 to claim his latest prize, which he won playing the "200X" $30 instant game.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

While most of the nation is mourning Mrs. Bus...

While most of the nation is mourning Mrs. Bush, this CA professor had something else to say. And it's not going over well. (via Fresno Patch)

    Barbara Bush An 'Amazing Racist,' Fresno State Professor Says
    FRESNO, CA - Former first lady Barbara Bush was an "amazing racist" who, along with her husband, former President George H. W. Bush, raised a war criminal. That's according to Randa Jarrar, an English professor at California State University, Fresno. Jarrar, who's Twitter account is private, tweeted around 5:30 p.m.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

Project Bread's Walk for Hunger celebrates 50 years

On the first Sunday in May for the past five decades, the streets of Boston, Brookline, Newton and Cambridge turn into a ribbon of walkers, weaving its way from and to the Boston Common for up to 20 miles.Volunteers cheer them on, and refresh them with water and snacks; musicians perform at several spots along the way.Students, teachers, religious leaders and their flocks, friends and strangers, all having fun while raising money for a most serious cause — alleviating [...]

    Project Bread's Walk for Hunger celebrates 50 years
    On the first Sunday in May for the past five decades, the streets of Boston, Brookline, Newton and Cambridge turn into a ribbon of walkers, weaving its way from and to the Boston Common for up to 20 miles.Volunteers cheer them on, and refresh them with water and snacks; musicians perform at several spots along the way.Students, teachers, religious leaders and their flocks, friends and strangers, all having fun while raising money for a most serious cause - alleviating hunger in
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

28 hours ago

This weekend the Open Theatre Project is pres...

This weekend the Open Theatre Project is presenting a one-woman performance that's part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence

    Open Theatre Project Counteracts Gun Violence With Creativity in JP on April 22
    On the weekend of the anniversary of the Columbine shootings, Open Theatre Project and Moms Demand Action are teaming up to present a staged reading of "Natural Shocks" by Lauren Gunderson in Jamaica Plain. This reading is part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence and proceeds from this event will go [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

29 hours ago

Nero, the Yarmouth police dog shot searching ...

Nero, the Yarmouth police dog shot searching for a career criminal last week, has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery:

    Shot Yarmouth Police Dog Released From Hospital
    YARMOUTH, MA - "Nero," the Yarmouth police dog shot searching for a career criminal in Barnstable last week, has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to police. The dog, which was shot in the head and neck, endured multiple surgeries, police said Wednesday.
    https://patch.com

31 hours ago

Open Theatre Project Counteracts Gun Violence With Creativity in JP on April 22

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/19/open-theatre-project-counteracts-gun-violence-with-creativity-in-jp-on-april-22/40619)

    Open Theatre Project Counteracts Gun Violence With Creativity in JP on April 22
    On the weekend of the anniversary of the Columbine shootings, Open Theatre Project and Moms Demand Action are teaming up to present a staged reading of "Natural Shocks" by Lauren Gunderson in Jamaica Plain. This reading is part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence and proceeds from this event will go [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

38 hours ago

38 hours ago

You're invited: Wine and Investing https://tr...

You're invited: Wine and Investing https://trib.al/zpmo1vo

    Wine and Investing
    Being able to pick the right bottle of wine or the right investment portfolio starts with understanding your personal taste. Red or white, short term gains versus long term safety - we'll help you figure out what works best for you.
    https://patch.com

42 hours ago

Expect to see some snowflakes tomorrow mornin...

Expect to see some snowflakes tomorrow morning. Good news? 60+ degrees next week.

    MA Weather: Snow/Rain Mix; 65 Degrees Next Week
    BOSTON, MA - It's nearly a month into spring but this is New England and yet more snow snow is on the way Thursday. The National Weather Service's latest forecast calls for scattered snowflakes across the state early Thursday morning.
    https://patch.com

44 hours ago

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewi...

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewing, created a striking contrast between the precisely modeled face and arms, and the feathery brushstrokes of the dress. Isabella hung the painting in the Yellow Room, a setting perfectly attuned to the hue of the woman’s dress. Image: Thomas Wilmer Dewing, A Lady in Yellow, 1888, oil on panel.


45 hours ago

Tragedy last night as Massachusetts toddler d...

Tragedy last night as Massachusetts toddler drowns in partially covered swimming pool:

    MA Tragedy: Toddler Drowns In Swimming Pool
    Good evening, Patch readers. Missed today's headlines? We've got you covered. These are the top stories from across the Massachusetts Patch network: WOBURN, MA - Tragedy struck in Woburn after a missing 3-year-old boy was found drowned in a swimming pool late Tuesday night.
    https://patch.com

46 hours ago

Kentucky Derby horse "Gronk" has a new owner....

Kentucky Derby horse "Gronk" has a new owner...the man himself:

    Rob Gronkowski Buys Stake In Horse Named After Him
    Rob Gronkowski has another Gronkowski in the family to cheer for, but this one will take to the horse racing track rather than the football field. The Patriots tight end announced Wednesday that he has purchased a stake in a three-year-old colt named Gronkowski.
    https://patch.com

46 hours ago

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE ...

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE featuring award winning jazz and world music vocalist and Grammy award nominee, Gretchen Parlato! Score tickets to this inspiring event: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG


2 days ago

George H.W. Bush on Barbara's passing: Warm wishes 'lifting us all up'

A grateful former President George H.W. Bush wants Americans to "cross the Bushes off your worry list."Ailing former first lady Barbara Bush died as her husband held her hand throughout her last day Tuesday in Houston. She was 92.Since then, Americans of all political stripes have sent warm wishes and condolences to the Bush family."I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world, and in fact I used to tease her that I had a complex about that [...]

    George H.W. Bush on Barbara's passing: Warm wishes 'lifting us all up'
    A grateful former President George H.W. Bush wants Americans to "cross the Bushes off your worry list." Ailing former first lady Barbara Bush died as her husband held her hand throughout her last day Tuesday in Houston. She was 92. Since then, Americans of all political stripes have sent warm wishes and condolences to the Bush family.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico...

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. For the first time in over 200 years, all four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries are reunited. Don’t miss out on this heavenly experience! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


2 days ago

One of the mother's two toddlers got ahold of...

One of the mother's two toddlers got ahold of a loaded gun and accidentally shot the woman in a shopping center parking lot, police said. (via Merrillville Patch)

    Pregnant Mom Shot By Her 3-Year Old Daughter In NWI Parking Lot
    MERRILLVILLE, IN - A pregnant mother was shot by one of her two young children inside a car parked in a Northwest Indiana parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Police in Merrillville first told the Times of Northwest Indiana that one of two kids, ages 3 and 4, got a hold of a loaded handgun around 3:52 p.m.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 4-18-18

Check out Angry Bird 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

    WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 4-18-18
    Check out Angry Bird 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.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

What are you doing this weekend? Volunteers a...

What are you doing this weekend? Volunteers are wanted for 4 neighborhood cleanups.

    Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st
    Help the community looking good this Saturday as there will be cleanups in four different neighborhoods. Volunteers are wanted and there will be various things to do, so if you can't do heavy lifting -- that's fine! Tools and gloves will be provided, just be ready to get down and dirty for JP.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Guess who was the fastest woman from Brooklin...

Guess who was the fastest woman from Brookline to run Boston?

    Brookline's Fastest Men And Women: Boston Marathon 2018
    BROOKLINE, MA - Some 130 people were signed up to run the Boston Marathon this year. But how'd they do in this crazy weather? They're all heroes in our book, but the top finishers deserve a little extra recognition. A 22-year old named Matthew Herzig was the fastest man in Brookline.
    https://patch.com

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