3 hours ago

Customers who brought cell phones, computers ...

Customers who brought cell phones, computers and other electronics to an A/V store in Rhode Island also unwittingly handed over their nude photos which the store employees copied and shared, state police allege.

    RI State Police: A/V Store Employees Stole Customers' Nude Photos
    MIDDLETOWN, RI-Customers who brought cell phones, computers and other electronics to Flint Audio Video for repairs also unwittingly handed over their nude photos which the store employees copied and shared, state police allege. On June 14, a Rhode Island State Police task force arrested store manager George Quintal, of Middletown, for sharing customers' photos without their knowledge or consent.
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3 hours ago

Bono and company rolled into Boston for shows...

Bono and company rolled into Boston for shows at the TD Garden.

    Concert Review: U2 Goes Extravagant At TD Garden Show
    BOSTON, MA - U2 isn't done trying to convince you that Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience are worth your time. Whether they are or not is a discussion for a different time, but the band can still put on a decent show in support of the albums. Bono and company rolled into Boston for shows at the TD Garden Thursday and Friday as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour.
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4 hours ago

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

You're invited: Summer Home Maintenance Checklist https://trib.al/BnJZ2Yt

    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.
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6 hours ago

Don't get stuck inside with home repairs this...

Don't get stuck inside with home repairs this weekend!

    13 Home Projects That Call For A Handyman
    As a homeowner, you're bound to encounter some household tasks that you don't have the time, tools or experience to do yourself. For these types of smaller, non-urgent home repairs, hiring a handyman is often your best bet.
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7 hours ago

It's time to step up your grilling game. 🍔

It's time to step up your grilling game. 🍔

    The Secrets To Crafting A Great Burger
    There are a lot of people claiming to sling great burgers in this big city of ours, but a lot of them fall short of perfection. However, if you take care to follow these basic burger tenets, you will almost invariably end up with an amazing handful of food.
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8 hours ago

If a Champagne vending machine sounds enticin...

If a Champagne vending machine sounds enticing to you, keep reading.

    Brunch, Foodie Cruises And Cocktails: Where To Eat This Weekend
    It's June 21, and that means it's officially summer! And whether or not the weather wants to cooperate, nothing can stop me from enjoying a lobster roll. Check out some of my suggestions for what to eat and drink this weekend - some great lobster rolls, foodie cruises, pizza, creative cocktails and of course - brunch!
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9 hours ago

Giant hogweed can cause a litany of serious i...

Giant hogweed can cause a litany of serious injuries if you come across it and aren't educated on it.

    This Viciously Harmful Plant Can Be Found In 14 MA Communities
    Have you heard of giant hogweed? It's got white flowers, can pop up fairly suddenly, and is - well - giant. The invasive species of plant that can leave you with third-degree burns or blind if handled improperly. Sounds like something out of Jumanji. But would you believe giant hogweed is in 14 communities around Massachusetts?
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10 hours ago

It's 8:45 on a Saturday morning, and we're ha...

It's 8:45 on a Saturday morning, and we're hankering for some breakfast. What's the best spot for flapjacks and such in the area?

    Brookline, MA Patch - Breaking News, Local News, Events, Schools, Weather, Sports and Shopping
    Brookline, MA breaking news, local news, events, weather, sports, schools, shopping, restaurants from Patch
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10 hours ago

In case you missed it this week, a civil righ...

In case you missed it this week, a civil rights group is suing Boston Public Schools.

    Civil Rights Group Sues Boston Public Schools, After ICE Incident
    BOSTON, MA - Civil rights advocates are suing the Boston Public Schools in an effort to force the school system to hand over documents they say lead to the deportation of a Boston High School student earlier this year, WBUR first reported.
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18 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/ Blackstone - 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Daniels Farmstead, 286 Mendon St., July 8-Oct. 7.
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22 hours ago

The former starting cornerback pleaded no con...

The former starting cornerback pleaded no contest to battery and child endangerment, TMZ reported.

    Ex-Patriots Super Bowl Champion Sent To Jail For Domestic Case
    Former New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner spent two days in jail for a domestic battery case, according to a new report. Browner was arrested in L.A. County on May 6 for battery and child endangerment. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to probation, according to TMZ.
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22 hours ago

Congrats, Brookline High School Boys Tennis! ...

Congrats, Brookline High School Boys Tennis! Brookline High School for the win. :)

    Brookline Boys Tennis Avenges Loss to Lexington in D-1 Semis Win
    BROOKLINE, MA - Avenging is loss in sports is always sweet. When this payback occurs in the biggest match of the season to date, this compounds the honeyed flavor for the team that just garnered retribution.
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22 hours ago

The Secrets To Crafting A Great Burger https:...

The Secrets To Crafting A Great Burger https://trib.al/yYn0prJ

    The Secrets To Crafting A Great Burger
    There are a lot of people claiming to sling great burgers in this big city of ours, but a lot of them fall short of perfection. However, if you take care to follow these basic burger tenets, you will almost invariably end up with an amazing handful of food.
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23 hours ago

This just in.... the governor's son was alleg...

This just in.... the governor's son was allegedly pulled off a plane this week and accused of sexual assault.

    Gov. Charlie Baker's Son Accused Of Sexual Assault
    BOSTON (CBS) - I-Team Chief Investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca has learned that Governor Charlie Baker's adult son, Andrew, has been accused of an alleged sexual assault by an airline passenger. Sources tell the I-Team the incident happened on June 20 aboard a JetBlue Flight from Washington, DC to Boston.
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24 hours ago

Some of the rumors swirling the last few days...

Some of the rumors swirling the last few days could be coming to light.

    Ex-Red Sox Hanley Ramirez Eyed In Investigation: Report
    BOSTON, MA - Former Boston Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez may be in serious trouble with the law, according to a new report. Follow a few days of whispers and murmurs, Michele McPhee, a former Boston reporter now with ABC News, reports that Ramirez is being eyed in connection with an ongoing federal and state investigation.
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25 hours ago

This is big. Superintendent Tommy Chang is re...

This is big. Superintendent Tommy Chang is resigning.

    Tommy Chang To Resign As Superintendent Of Boston Public Schools
    BOSTON, MA - Tommy Chang is stepping down from his position as superintendent of Boston Public Schools, according to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Friday. The mayor said it was a "mutually agreed" that it was time.
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27 hours ago

The verdict just came down.

The verdict just came down.

    Former Mob Boss 'Cadillac' Frank Salemme Verdict: Guilty
    BOSTON, MA - The verdict is in. A jury found former New England mob boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was found guilty Friday in Boston Federal Court. The verdict comes after weeks of trial wrapped up on June 18. Jurors set to deliberate for four days after that. Francis P.
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31 hours ago

Police are investigating after a car was foun...

Police are investigating after a car was found off Little Harbor Beach Friday morning.

    SUV Found In Water Off Wareham (Photos)
    WAREHAM, MA - Police in Wareham are investigating after an SUV was found in the water off Little Harbor Beach Friday morning. Public safety and fire officials responded to the beach around 6:30 a.m. after the Wareham Department of Natural Resources was notified of the car.
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31 hours ago

Amazon Prime Day is coming. Here's how to get...

Amazon Prime Day is coming. Here's how to get the deals before everyone else. (via Patch Deals)

    Subscribe to the DealTown, US Patch
    Sign up for Daily Newsletters and Breaking News Alerts for the DealTown, US Patch
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31 hours ago

Finally! If you've ever wished Life Alive was...

Finally! If you've ever wished Life Alive was closer, now it is. And all the vegetarians cheered.

    Life Alive Organic Cafe Opens On Brookline, Boston Border
    BOSTON, MA - If you've been wishing you didn't have to go all the way to the other side of the river or, Lowell or up to Salem, to get the organic, whole foods non-GMO, plant-based restaurant prepped fresh food that is Life Alive, you're in luck.
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31 hours ago

A Supreme Court decision Thursday has reverbe...

A Supreme Court decision Thursday has reverberations for one large segment of purchasers.

    How MA Could Get $300M+ More In Taxes From You
    Did you happen to catch the U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday? In a case centered around Boston-based online retailer Wayfair, the decision essentially allows for states to collect tax from residents who make online purchases - regardless of where the retailer may be located.
    https://patch.com

44 hours ago

What a team player.

What a team player.

    Gronkowski House Break-In Suspect Arraigned In Patriots Shirt
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - Sporting a Patriots shirt, the third suspect in the Rob Gronkowski break-in appeared in court Thursday. Shane Denn, 26, of Tewksbury, appeared in Wrentham District Court. He pleaded not guilty to charges related to the case and was ordered held $100,000 cash bail, according to the Sun Chronicle.
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2 days ago

Authorities are asking for help identifying t...

Authorities are asking for help identifying the man seen kicking a cat and celebrating in the disturbing video. (via Kansas City, MO Patch)

    Video Shows Man Kicking Cat Like A Football In Missouri
    KANSAS CITY, MO - Authorities in Kansas City are searching for a man seen on video kicking a cat like a football field goal attempt. Newsweek reported the disturbing footage shows the man on a Center High School field on May 22, as several unidentified people watched, shouting "field goal" before the man ran up and kicked the cat.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Self-driving car testing expands to 15 Greater Boston communities

Cities and towns around Metro Boston agreed Thursday to designate areas for testing self-driving cars and to work with state officials to develop a universal application for companies seeking to try out the new technology on public streets before the end of the year."This agreement will allow companies to responsibly develop and test autonomous vehicle technology in Massachusetts, while ensuring there are uniform safety guidelines in place," Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. [...]

    Self-driving car testing expands to 15 Greater Boston communities
    Cities and towns around Metro Boston agreed Thursday to designate areas for testing self-driving cars and to work with state officials to develop a universal application for companies seeking to try out the new technology on public streets before the end of the year."This agreement will allow companies to responsibly develop and test autonomous vehicle technology in Massachusetts, while ensuring there are uniform safety guidelines in place," Gov.
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2 days ago

Milford's Sira Naturals gets state's first adult-use marijuana license

BOSTON — State regulators voted unanimously Thursday to grant the state's first recreational marijuana business license to a marijuana grower in Milford. The license approved by the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) on Thursday will allow Sira Naturals to grow between 10,001 and 20,000 square feet of marijuana at their indoor facility at 13 Commercial Way in Milford.Sira Naturals already grows marijuana for medical patients at its Milford cultivation facility and [...]

    Milford's Sira Naturals gets state's first adult-use marijuana license
    BOSTON - State regulators voted unanimously Thursday to grant the state's first recreational marijuana business license to a marijuana grower in Milford.
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2 days ago

The charity Greg Bates helped raise money for...

The charity Greg Bates helped raise money for has started asking donors to send donations directly to them.

    Beverly Police Investigating North Shore Eats
    BEVERLY, MA -- Beverly Police have opened an investigation of Greg Bates, the founder of the popular North Shore Eats Facebook group. Bates has come under fire in recent days for allegedly exchanging favorable reviews for gift cards from local restaurants and inflating claims of how much he has donated to charity from fundraiser he has hosted since founding the group.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Officials gave this business the first recrea...

Officials gave this business the first recreational marijuana cultivation license in the state.

    Milford's Sira Naturals Gets First Recreational Marijuana License
    MILFORD, MA-Milford-based Sira Naturals has been named the first business in Massachusetts to be awarded a license to grow adult-use cannabis in the state, according to multiple reports. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission met with Sira Naturals on Thursday in a public hearing to address an application for its cultivation facility in Milford.
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2 days ago

Brookline Patch added 11 new photos.

    Brookline Patch
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2 days ago

Brookline Patch was live.

Brookline farmer's market is back!

    Brookline Patch
    Brookline farmer's market is back!
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2 days ago

One person sustained non-life threatening inj...

One person sustained non-life threatening injuries in this scary crash this morning.

    Driver Survives Devastating Saugus Crash
    SAUGUS, MA - One person was injured in what looked to be a devastating crash on Essex Street Thursday morning. Police responded to the crash around 10:54 a.m. near 226 Essex Street. They arrived to find that a Ford truck, with a trailer attached, collided with a Toyota Camry.
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2 days ago

You're invited: Estate Sale—High-End Contempo...

You're invited: Estate Sale—High-End Contemporary and Antiques​ https://trib.al/XLIriUx

    Estate Sale-High-End Contemporary and Antiques​
    Newton Center- Near Mt. Ida College10 AM - 5 PMPanoply of high-end exclusive, exquisite items, too many to list. Come explore and discover, e.g.: DWR, Pompanosic, Heartwood furniture, mid-century, modern and mission style, Noguchi, Le Corbusier, Ron Arad, etc., Gregorian Persian and Tribal rugs, Wolfer lamps, kitchenware including Mauviel and Williams Sonoma copper, audio/video equipment, entertainment center, Pioneer Elite, audio speakers, misc.
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2 days ago

This morning "The Odessy" cruise ship ran int...

This morning "The Odessy" cruise ship ran into several sailboats in the harbor. It happened to be field trip day for a bunch of 8th graders. (no one was injured, but they will likely remember this experience).

    Boston Harbor Cruise Ship Crashes, Newton 8th Graders Aboard
    NEWTON, MA - This morning a cruise ship full of Newton 8th Graders from Day Middle School hit multiple sailboats in Boston Harbor while leaving the dock, according to Newton school officials. No students were injured in the crash, but the boat had to be towed back to the dock.
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2 days ago

AAA predicting record Independence Day travel

Nearly 47 million getting away for the holiday, 1.1 million from Mass. hitting the road.

    AAA predicting record Independence Day travel
    Nearly 47 million getting away for the holiday, 1.1 million from Mass. hitting the road. A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number at any point since 2001.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

The adult film star who alleged a one-night a...

The adult film star who alleged a one-night affair with President Trump is touring, and her show is coming to Massachusetts.

    Stormy Daniels Is Performing In MA, And It's Almost Sold Out
    SPRINGFIELD, MA-The porn star who gained notoriety for coming out about an alleged affair with President Trump is touring, and she's making a couple of stops in Massachusetts this weekend. The Mardi Gras Gentlemen's club in Springfield is hosting Stormy Daniels on Friday, June 22, at its location at 91 Taylor St.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

The latest on the whole Taam China saga in Br...

The latest on the whole Taam China saga in Brookline.

    Taam China In Brookline Is Closed, But Could Reopen
    BROOKLINE, MA - Taam China will be around for a while but the current corporation behind the restaurant owned by a man who is facing charges of child rape in Weston and charges related to secretly recording women in the Brookline restaurant's bathroom, is about to get a serious makeover, according to the restaurant's attorney.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

This is huge: Minimum wage would increase to ...

This is huge: Minimum wage would increase to $15, tipped workers would see more, an annual sales tax, and paid time off.

    Historic Wage Law Could Be Signed Today In MA
    BOSTON, MA - A negotiated compromise raising the minimum wage from $11 to $15 an hour, boosting wages for tipped workers, creating a paid medical and family leave program and scaling back premium pay to those who work Sundays and holidays needs just Gov. Charlie Baker's signature.
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2 days ago

The phrase "What were you thinking?" comes to...

The phrase "What were you thinking?" comes to mind.

    Police Pull Over Overflowing Pickup On MA Interstate
    SPRINGFIELD, MA - Motorists can be cited under Chapter 85 section 36 of Mass. General Law for driving with an "unsecured/uncovered load." State Police had to find something to cite this driver for, and apparently "duh!" isn't a law.
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2 days ago

The suspect who led police on a 100+ MPH chas...

The suspect who led police on a 100+ MPH chase on I-495 before crashing this morning? A 15-year-old, police said.

    Stoughton Teen In 100+ MPH Chase, Crash Will Face Charges
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - A teenager who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase crashed into a utility pole early Wednesday morning after police had given up the chase. The suspect was identified Wednesday afternoon as a 15-year-old from Stoughton. Police said that around 2:44 a.m.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

If you're looking to buy in Massachusetts and...

If you're looking to buy in Massachusetts and your budget is under $500,000, check out these attractive options.

    What $500K Gets You In Today's MA Real Estate Market
    Massachusetts real estate isn't cheap, but there's still some affordable gems out there. If you're in the market for a home in Massachusetts and your budget is under $500,000, check out these options. In Weymouth: This home, listed at $435,000, offers water and Boston skyline views from nearly every room and includes a built-in bar for entertaining, multiple decks, an office nook and a master bedroom.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Male, female, or...

Male, female, or...

    Is A Third Gender Option Coming To MA Driver's Licenses?
    BEACON HILL, MA - Lawmakers in Massachusetts are mulling a third gender option for driver's licenses and identification cards. The bill, which the state Senate will debate on Thursday, June 28 at the state house, would add an "X" gender option in addition to male and female for IDs.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Below state threshold, Brookline accustomed to 40B applications

With the town below the housing threshold needed for local control, Brookline is no stranger to 40B affordable housing project applications.In the past 5 years alone, there have been 14 40B project proposals.“There have been weeks where we have four hearings,” said Planning and Community Development Director Alison Steinfeld.Currently, Steinfeld estimates 8.89 percent of Brookline’s housing stock is affordable, under the state’s 10 percent [...]

    Below state threshold, Brookline accustomed to 40B applications
    With the town below the housing threshold needed for local control, Brookline is no stranger to 40B affordable housing project applications.In the past 5 years alone, there have been 14 40B project proposals."There have been weeks where we have four hearings," said Planning and Community Development Director Alison Steinfeld.Currently, Steinfeld estimates 8.89 percent of Brookline's housing stock is affordable, under the state's 10 percent threshold.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

Healthy female adolescents (14-17) needed for...

Healthy female adolescents (14-17) needed for paid neuroimaging research study at BCH in Waltham! https://trib.al/6rSRoeM

    Healthy female adolescents (14-17) needed for paid neuroimaging research study at BCH in Waltham! - Waltham, MA Patch
    Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author's own.)
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3 days ago

The coffee chain says it's closing locations ...

The coffee chain says it's closing locations in "densely penetrated markets" — could that include the Boston area?

    Starbucks Closing 150 Locations: Are MA Stores At Risk?
    Starbucks, the ubiquitous coffee chain which apparently may be too ubiquitous for its own good, announced late Tuesday it plans to close an anticipated 150 locations by the end of 2019. While the company has not yet said which locations will close, a notice to investors said the closures will affect "underperforming company-operated stores in its most densely penetrated markets" in urban areas.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

A sheet was placed over the boy, who was beli...

A sheet was placed over the boy, who was believed to be dead until first responders realized he had started breathing again. (via West Side Chicago Patch)

    Shot Teen Thought Dead By Paramedics Was Still Alive
    CHICAGO, IL - A teen who had been shot in the head multiple times early Monday on the West Side was initially pronounced dead at the scene when he was still alive and breathing. The 17-year-old boy died early Tuesday at Stroger Hospital, according to ABC 7 Chicago.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

A small plane has crashed in Newbury, accordi...

A small plane has crashed in Newbury, according to reports.

    Plane Down At Plum Island Airport
    Plane Down At Plum Island Airport - Hamilton-Wenham, MA - A plane appears to have went down in the woods in Newbury.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

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

"Enough is enough!" Watch the live rally at the State House in Boston.

    Boston Patch
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3 days ago

The insanely popular Facebook group has 36,00...

The insanely popular Facebook group has 36,000 members. But the man who runs it is now under serious scrutiny.

    Peabody Woman Recounts Shakedown By North Shore Eats Founder
    BEVERLY, MA -- When Greg Bates approached Gina Goodwin about promoting her catering and party planning business on North Shore Eats, it sounded like a good deal. For $150 a month, Bates would let her promote G Parties on the Facebook group, which has 36,000 members who actively discuss restaurants and food-related businesses on the North Shore.
    https://patch.com

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