20 min ago

He was convicted of assaulting a 67-year-old ...

He was convicted of assaulting a 67-year-old man. Now he's charged with killing an 83-year-old man just days prior in the same spot.

    Cambridge Man Charged In Fatal Belle Isle Marsh Assault
    A Cambridge man who had previously been convicted of assaulting an elderly man at the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation has been charged with the fatal assault of an 83-year-old man at the same location just days prior. Michael Bruzzese, 52, has been charged with manslaughter and unarmed robbery of a person over 60 in the May 29, 2016 assault on Daniel Pepe.
    https://patch.com

2 hours ago

More bad news for the state's largest company...

More bad news for the state's largest company after being wooed here by more than $150 million in tax breaks and incentives.

    General Electric May Break Up As Stocks Continue To Plummet
    BOSTON, MA - The largest company in Massachusetts could soon look a lot different. General Electric Co. stocks plummeted Tuesday after CEO John Flannery said the newly Boston-based company is taking a fresh look its structure, which could involve major GE divisions becoming separately traded units.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

Wednesday storm to bring rain, several inches of snow to Massachusetts

Winter storm warnings have been issued for much of the state ahead of a storm that will bring rain to some parts of the state tomorrow and about a half-foot of snow to others.

    Wednesday storm to bring rain, several inches of snow to Massachusetts
    Winter storm warnings have been issued for much of the state ahead of a storm that will bring rain to some parts of the state tomorrow and about a half-foot of snow to others.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

8 hours ago

It appears most of the state can expect 8 inc...

It appears most of the state can expect 8 inches. Here's the timeline of tomorrow's storm.

    MA Weather Forecast: Wednesday Storm Looking Worse
    The storm that will likely bring "a good thump of snow" is expected to arrive overnight, the National Weather Service said. That means plenty of precipitation for the Wednesday morning commute, and up to 8 inches in most of the state by the end of the day.
    https://patch.com

8 hours ago

Brookline MLK celebration looks beyond the icon, to King the radical

Monday’s freezing temperatures did not dissuade Brookline community members from attending the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Attendees packed the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the afternoon event, which featured speakers including Brookline’s Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling, literary performer Regie Gibson and Brookline High senior Carolum Parker-Fairbain. With this year’s theme being “The Radical King: The Fierce Urgency of Now” the [...]

    Brookline MLK celebration looks beyond the icon, to King the radical
    Monday's freezing temperatures did not dissuade Brookline community members from attending the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Attendees packed the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the afternoon event, which featured speakers including Brookline's Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling, literary performer Regie Gibson and Brookline High senior Carolum Parker-Fairbain.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

9 hours ago

https://trib.al/BPJCdIW

https://trib.al/BPJCdIW

    Accenture Hiring 400 For New Boston Boost
    BOSTON, MA - Consulting giant Accenture will reveal Tuesday morning one of its "innovation hubs" in the Back Bay, bringing with it an extra 400 tech jobs around Boston by 2020. Accenture's "hub" is at the new tower at 888 Boylston St., the company was set to announce at a morning press conference attended by Gov.
    https://patch.com

17 hours ago

Billerica Shawsheen Tech hosts rededication of technology shop

Superintendent/Director Timothy Broadrick welcomed more than 30 guests into the machine technology shop at Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School on Dec. 19 for the rededication of the shop following a capital investment program with funds provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Attendees heard remarks from State Rep. James Miceli, Rep. Kenneth Gordon, Sen. Cindy Friedman, along with Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash. This rededication and ribbon- [...]

    Billerica Shawsheen Tech hosts rededication of technology shop
    Superintendent/Director Timothy Broadrick welcomed more than 30 guests into the machine technology shop at Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School on Dec. 19 for the rededication of the shop following a capital investment program with funds provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attendees heard remarks from State Rep. James Miceli, Rep.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

24 hours ago

The plane was hauling 166 passengers at the t...

The plane was hauling 166 passengers at the time.

    Plane Collides With De-Icing Truck At Logan International Airport
    BOSTON, MA - An airplane carrying 166 passengers at Logan International Airport collided with a de-icing truck as the plane was heading to take off, officials said. Alaska Airlines Flight 33 had been on a taxiway preparing to depart for Portland International Airport in Oregon at the time of the collision on Monday afternoon, the airline said in a statement.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

A winter storm watch has been issued for most...

A winter storm watch has been issued for most of Massachusetts.

    MA Weather Forecast: Snow Estimates Rising For Midweek Storm
    The snowfall totals expected for a storm arriving Tuesday and persisting into Wednesday have increased, prompting a winter storm watch for much of Massachusetts. Up to 8 inches have been forecast in about half of the state. The high totals are expected in the north and west parts of the state.
    https://patch.com

28 hours ago

Billerica Shawsheen Tech hosts rededicated of technology shop

Superintendent/Director Timothy Broadrick welcomed more than 30 guests into the machine technology shop at Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School on Dec. 19 for the rededication of the shop following a capital investment program with funds provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Attendees heard remarks from State Rep. James Miceli, Rep. Kenneth Gordon, Sen. Cindy Friedman, along with Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash. This rededication and ribbon- [...]

    Billerica Shawsheen Tech hosts rededicated of technology shop
    Superintendent/Director Timothy Broadrick welcomed more than 30 guests into the machine technology shop at Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School on Dec. 19 for the rededication of the shop following a capital investment program with funds provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Attendees heard remarks from State Rep. James Miceli, Rep.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

28 hours ago

Ice cream on Sundays and water from the Charles: A look at Brookline's oldest laws

Centuries after Brookline was established, it is easy to take for granted what makes Brookline, Brookline - from the representative Town Meeting to the layout of the roads. Sitting in the town clerk’s digital files is a database of special acts and petitions the town has accepted over the years, with some of the oldest accepted pieces of legislation dating to the 1850s. Though one of his predecessors started the archive on hard copy, Town Clerk Patrick Ward transferred it [...]

    Ice cream on Sundays and water from the Charles: A look at Brookline's oldest laws
    Centuries after Brookline was established, it is easy to take for granted what makes Brookline, Brookline - from the representative Town Meeting to the layout of the roads. Sitting in the town clerk's digital files is a database of special acts and petitions the town has accepted over the years, with some of the oldest accepted pieces of legislation dating to the 1850s.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

29 hours ago

Numerous spin-outs and crashes have been repo...

Numerous spin-outs and crashes have been reported on highways south of Boston.

    Route 3 At Standstill After Slick Roads Cause Crashes
    PLYMOUTH, MA - Route 3 has multiple standstills south of Boston after several crashes were reported. The roads have frozen over on some highways, including Route 3 and Route 44, where numerous spin-outs and crashes are being reported by police. The following screenshot was taken just before 2 p.m.
    https://patch.com

29 hours ago

Some harsh words on MLK Jr. Day in response t...

Some harsh words on MLK Jr. Day in response to Trump's alleged comments many have called racist.

    MA Senators Decry 'Racist' Trump, Encourage Fighting Back
    BOSTON, MA - One Massachusetts U.S. Senator called President Donald Trump a "racist bully" and the other decried his "racist actions" in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast Monday morning. The comments come days after Trump allegedly used vulgar language to describe El Salvador and African nations and asked why America would want more Haitians.
    https://patch.com

30 hours ago

A crash shortly after midnight in Carver cost...

A crash shortly after midnight in Carver cost a 31-year-old man his life, police said.

    Fatal Route 44 Crash: State Police
    CARVER, MA - A 31-year-old East Taunton man is dead after a crash early Monday morning on Route 44, police said. State Police responded to the crash on Route 44 in Carver around 12:35 a.m.
    https://patch.com

33 hours ago

Looking for a way to tell folks in your commu...

Looking for a way to tell folks in your community about your nonprofit and the services it provides? Patch can help you with that.

    Patch Can Help Your Nonprofit Get The Word Out
    Are you connected to a non-profit and trying to get the word out about events and fundraising? Even if you already have an online presence or blog, Patch can help you amplify your message and increase your reach.Patch is a great platform for nonprofit groups like yours to get their message out, market themselves and more.
    https://patch.com

34 hours ago

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Time for some deduction reasoning

A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Marijuana's major medical use is the alleviation of pain and anxiety -- and after last week, Gov. Charlie Baker and his budget-writing team might consider availing themselves of the nearest dispensary.But they'll need to bring cash ...One would think with revenues performing decently and the economy in great shape, spending planners could ride those trends through a fairly agreeable and straightforward budget [...]

    STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Time for some deduction reasoning
    A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Marijuana's major medical use is the alleviation of pain and anxiety -- and after last week, Gov.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

45 hours ago

Recent bone-chilling temperatures across Mass...

Recent bone-chilling temperatures across Massachusetts have had even turkey vultures seeking warmth.

    These Birds Thawed, But They Aren't Dinner
    BARNSTABLE, MA - Recent bone-chilling temperatures across Massachusetts have had even turkey vultures seeking warmth. The Cape Cod Times reports two turkey vultures whose wings were encased in ice were taken to the Cape Wildlife Center this month after a woman discovered them huddling to stay warm under a bush in her backyard.
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

Some pretty cute homes for sale in Massachuse...

Some pretty cute homes for sale in Massachusetts without having to break the half-million mark.

    10 Charming Homes For Sale Under $500K
    The average price for a home for sale in Massachusetts is roughly $400,000. We bumped that number a bit to $500,000 and found 10 homes on the market with a bit of charm. If you want to check out more homes for sale, check out realtor.com.
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

Four people have been shot to death in Boston...

Four people have been shot to death in Boston since Thursday.

    Fatal Dorchester Shooting Is Fourth In As Many Days
    BOSTON, MA - A man is dead following a shooting in Dorchester, according to multiple reports. The shooting reportedly occurred on Kenwood Street. There was also a Sunday morning shooting in Roxbury. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said. This is the fourth Boston homicide in four days, and second in a violence-filled weekend.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

New England has one team standing between it ...

New England has one team standing between it and the Super Bowl.

    2017 AFC Championship: Patriots Get Opponent
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The Patriots now know who's coming up to Foxborough for Sunday's AFC Championship Game. The Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Pittsburgh Steelers, 45-42, Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Kickoff for the Jan. 21 game at Gillette Stadium is scheduled for 3 p.m.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Cities and towns inside of I-95 and some outs...

Cities and towns inside of I-95 and some outside can expect some snow tonight and tomorrow.

    MA Weather Forecast: Winter Weather Advisory As Snow Looms
    A winter weather watch has been issued for some counties as light but bothersome ocean effect snow is expected to make its way to shore. The snow is expected to begin late Sunday night and continue through Monday. Plymouth County and eastern Norfolk County are under a winter weather watch from 4 a.m.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Who knew winter was the time to re-do your ba...

Who knew winter was the time to re-do your bathroom?

    Home 101: When Is the Best Time To Remodel?
    When it comes to romance - and remodeling - the saying is true: Timing really is everything. There are plenty of home renovations you could do at any point in the year, but knowing the best time to do these projects can significantly cut down your costs.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

This never gets old. #FunFacts

This never gets old. #FunFacts

    Brookline Town Salaries: Who Made The Most Money in 2017
    BROOKLINE, MA - It's that time of year again. The town's payroll for 2017 showed that similar to last year, the top paid employees for the town and schools of Brookline included many of the usual suspects: the town administrator, the superintendent of schools, a couple deputy superintendents, the police and fire chiefs and the head of DPW.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Ow. (via Ashburn Patch)

Ow. (via Ashburn Patch)

    Husband's Epic Fall Shows Dangers Of Black Ice: Video
    LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA - Now that the sub-freezing temperatures and winter mixes have more or less cleared out for the next several days, we won't have to worry about slipping, sliding and falling on that infamous phenomenon known as black ice.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

A new Dunkin' Donuts store opening in Quincy ...

A new Dunkin' Donuts store opening in Quincy is giving a new idea a try, at least in name.

    Dunkin' But No Donuts: Next Generation Of Stores Opens In Quincy
    QUINCY, MA - Dunkin' without the Donuts? A new Dunkin' Donuts store opening in Quincy is giving the idea a try, at least in name. Officials say the "next generation" store being unveiled Tuesday will be the first in the nation to be billed simply as "Dunkin."
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

You probably haven't noticed any change in yo...

You probably haven't noticed any change in your paycheck yet. (via White House Patch)

    Here's When People Will See The GOP Tax Cut In Their Paychecks
    WASHINGTON, DC - When the Republicans passed a major tax bill in the 11th-hour in December, they promised a reduction in middle-class rates. But because the bill was rushed through, the IRS - not to mention professional tax preparers across the country - has struggled to work through the details on the policy.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Apparently the manhole explosion *wasn't* a g...

Apparently the manhole explosion *wasn't* a gas leak in Coolidge Corner...

    Manhole Explosion In Coolidge Corner Shuts Down Area
    BROOKLINE, MA - After a manhole reportedly exploded off because of a gas leak build up on Harvard Avenue near the corner of Thorndike in Coolidge Corner, police closed the street in both directions and diverted traffic for more than an hour Friday evening. By 4 p.m. the road was open again.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Our little heat burst is already over, and sn...

Our little heat burst is already over, and snow will follow.

    MA Weather Forecast: New Storm Threatens Midweek
    A new storm is threatening to make its way to New England quicker than you can say "50 degrees." An Alberta clipper storm could be here as early as midweek, spreading some snow and making for more slippery conditions as we welcome back arctic air.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Can you guess what city has the most fitness ...

Can you guess what city has the most fitness instructors per capita?

    The Best Cities For Keeping Your New Year's Resolution
    It never fails. Even before the New Year's decorations have been fully swept away, the Christmas tree is flung to the curb, or the holiday hangovers have (finally) dissipated, people are feverishly drawing up their annual self-improvement plans-no matter how many failed attempts lie in their past. It's resolution time, people!
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Who doesn't want a strong daughter?

Who doesn't want a strong daughter?

    Dads Raising Strong Daughters: Brookline, Newton, Celebs Discuss
    From Media Girls: MEDIAGIRLS announced that it is hosting a panel discussion aimed to bring together fathers and male guardians to talk about how to stay connected with their daughters in the screen age. Half of all teens say they are addicted to their technology devices, and depression among teen girls is reportedly on the rise.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Sad situation in Roslindale this morning.

Sad situation in Roslindale this morning.

    1 Dead In Roslindale Carbon Monoxide Leak: Report
    ROSLINDALE, MA - One person died after a reported carbon monoxide leak in Roslindale Saturday, Boston 25 News reported. According to the report, two others were taken to the hospital. A call came in around 10 a.m. from Hyde Park Avenue regarding the leak. Read more at Boston 25.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Are our animals at risk?

Are our animals at risk?

    When Grooming Your Dog Is Deadly
    As any responsible pet owner can tell you, proper grooming is essential to an animal's health and happiness. Many dog and cat owners pay a professional groomer for these services and just assume their four-legged friends are in good hands.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

MAP: The 50 wealthiest people in Massachusetts

Check out the top 50 wealthiest people in the state, as plotted out on a map, making it pretty clear - the rich people live in and around Boston, with one man making it as far west as Worcester!

    MAP: The 50 wealthiest people in Massachusetts
    Check out the top 50 wealthiest people in the state, as plotted out on a map, making it pretty clear - the rich people live in and around Boston, with one man making it as far west as Worcester!
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

Here's a wild one for ya...

Here's a wild one for ya...

    Salem's Satanic Temple May Sue Twitter For Discrimination
    SALEM, MA -- Lucien Greaves, co-founder of Salem's Satanic Temple, says social media giant Twitter permanently suspended him from using the service after he asked people to report a tweet that made threats against his group. Now Greaves is talking with lawyers to see if he and his group can file a lawsuit on the ground of religious discrimination against Twitter.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

If you're commute is taking you up I-93 tonig...

If you're commute is taking you up I-93 tonight, be aware of massive delays before I-95.

    I-93 Crash: 2 Lanes Closed In Woburn Crash
    WOBURN, MA - The right two lanes of I-93 North are closed after a "serious" crash just after Montvale Ave., WBZ reports. There are heavy delays prior from I-95 back past the Stone Zoo. Traffic is expected to get sticky as heavy rains enter during the rush hour commute home.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Don't panic, we got you.

Don't panic, we got you.

    Facebook's Feed Is Changing; Don't Lose Your Local News
    Facebook announced this week it will make updates over the next few months to its "News Feed." The idea? To shift what you see when you log in so that posts from your friends and family pop up first. By weighing these more the meaningful posts over others, the goal is to create a happier audience.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Yikes

Yikes

    Manhole Explosion In Coolidge Corner Shuts Down Area
    BROOKLINE, MA - After a manhole reportedly exploded off because of a gas leak build up on Harvard Avenue near the corner of Thorndike in Coolidge Corner, police closed the street in both directions and diverted traffic for more than an hour Friday evening. By 4 p.m. the road was open again.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Trade dispute results in tariffs that add significant cost for newsprint

The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to levy tariffs on imports of Canadian newsprint and other paper products – including paper used by many newspapers in Gatehouse Media.

    Trade dispute results in tariffs that add significant cost for newsprint
    The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to levy tariffs on imports of Canadian newsprint and other paper products - including paper used by many newspapers in Gatehouse Media. A petition by a paper maker in Washington state has resulted in a preliminary decision by the U.S.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

4 days ago

Local papers, politicians, and sports legends...

Local papers, politicians, and sports legends weigh in on Trump's "you-know-what" comments.

    Racist, Inhumane, Vile: How MA Responded To Trump's Comments
    We won't say it. You already know what "it" is, anyways. President Donald Trump's crass alleged comments regarding El Salvador and African nations is all anyone has been talking about for the past 24 hours. You knew Trump's comments wouldn't find a safe haven in Massachusetts, where he received only 32 percent of the vote in November.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Sad news from Martha's Vineyard this morning....

Sad news from Martha's Vineyard this morning.

    Oak Bluffs Teen Killed In Crash; 2 Others Hurt
    CHILMARK, MA - An Oak Bluffs teenager was killed and two others were hurt in a crash on Martha's Vineyard in Chilmark Friday morning, police said. The deceased was identified as Jake Baird, 17, who was driving a sport utility vehicle when he lost control and struck a tree, police said.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Send Patch a photo of your dressed up pet — l...

Send Patch a photo of your dressed up pet — local fame and fortune to follow. #DressUpYourPetDay

    How To Get A Good Photo Of Fido On 'Dress Up Your Pet Day' 2018
    Dress Up Your Pet Day: How To Get A Good Photo - Across America, US - National Dress Up Your Pet Day is Jan. 14, and photos are a must. Here are some tips, plus a chance to see your pet featured on Patch.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

The forecast continues to worsen for the next...

The forecast continues to worsen for the next 36+ hours.

    MA Weather Forecast: 'Little Bit Of Everything' On Its Way
    The National Weather Service Friday morning warned of a "little bit of everything" is on its way the next 36+ hours. AccuWeather said to be aware of a "multi-faceted storm." It appears the forecasters are correct: In addition to a statewide flood watch, a winter weather advisory and wind advisory have popped up.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

State money helps Massachusetts communities save the environment

When more than 200 communities across the state take small steps to become more energy efficient, the cumulative impact can be significant.

    State money helps Massachusetts communities save the environment
    When more than 200 communities across the state take small steps to become more energy efficient, the cumulative impact can be significant. When more than 200 communities across the state take small steps to become more energy efficient, the cumulative impact can be significant.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

4 days ago

A trooper was hospitalized Friday morning aft...

A trooper was hospitalized Friday morning after his SUV was pushed over the guardrail and into the woods.

    MA State Police Trooper Injured In Mass. Pike Crash
    FRAMINGHAM, MA - A Massachusetts State Police trooper was hospitalized Friday morning after his cruiser was hit by a tractor trailer on the Mass. Pike, police said. The collision happened around 7:20 a.m. at the Edgell Road tank snow gate on the westbound side of the interstate in Framingham.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Someone has been killed by a train in Andover...

Someone has been killed by a train in Andover, according to multiple reports.

    Person Fatally Struck By Train In Andover: Reports
    Person Fatally Struck By Train In Andover: Reports - Andover, MA - Someone has been killed by a train in Andover, according to multiple reports.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Now her mother is encouraging other parents t...

Now her mother is encouraging other parents to press their doctors for more tests — something she said could've saved her daughter's life. (via Patch California)

    Girl Told She Had Flu; Then Her Parents Got Her Death Certificate
    VISALIA, CA - Parents take their kids to the doctor every day with flu symptoms. Usually they're sent home, told to rest up, drink plenty of fluids and stay away from other students. But for one family of a student at Green Acres Middle School in Visalia, that familiar story turned to tragedy.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

We'll even take honorary mention for this lis...

We'll even take honorary mention for this list!

    Massachusetts' 50 Richest People: No. 1 Is Worth $34 Billion
    BOSTON, MA - You know you're rich when you have double the net worth as the second-richest person in your state. That's the case for Sheldon Adelson, he of the $34.2 billion fortune. The casino magnate was No. 1 in a list of Massachusetts' 50 richest residents released this week by AffluenceIQ.
    https://patch.com

5 days ago

The woman, who delivered a message of hope in...

The woman, who delivered a message of hope in court, had to deal with an alleged confrontation from her rapist's father.

    Rape Survivor Confronted In Court By Her Rapist's Father: DA
    BOSTON, MA - A man whose son raped, choked and robbed a woman in her Fenway apartment in 2015 will face a charge of his own after an alleged confrontation with the victim in court this week. Joseph Purpura will be arraigned Jan. 19 on a witness intimidation charge.
    https://patch.com

5 days ago

MEMA warns of potential flooding

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has issued the following statement.

    MEMA warns of potential flooding
    The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has issued the following statement. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has issued the following statement. Situation The NWS has forecasted a multi-impact rain event Friday into Saturday. Heavy rain is expected to overspread the region Friday afternoon and evening and continuing into Saturday morning.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

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