1 hour 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

2 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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

4 hours 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

5 hours ago

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

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

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5 hours 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

6 hours ago

She tried to sit with her bullies at lunch th...

She tried to sit with her bullies at lunch the day before her death. They allegedly told her, "You can't sit here, you have no friends." The next day, the 12-year-old killed herself. (via Parsippany Patch)

    Bullying Of Mallory Grossman, 12, Detailed In Wrongful Death Suit
    ROCKAWAY, NJ - The unrelenting bullying 12-year-old Mallory Grossman allegedly faced in the months leading up to her suicide death is detailed in a wrongful lawsuit filed on Tuesday by the Grossman family against the Rockaway Township Board of Education, administrators, teachers, and faculty.
    https://patch.com

6 hours ago

Five were arrested and set for deportation at...

Five were arrested and set for deportation at the immigration checkpoint in NH over the weekend.

    NH Immigration Checkpoint Nets 5 For Deportation
    WOODSTOCK, NH - Five illegal immigrants were arrested at a New Hampshire immigration checkpoint on Interstate 93 this weekend. The immigrants are from Brazil, China, Ecuador, El Salvador and Mexico and all are set to be deported. The checkpoint was held in Woodstock on the southbound side of the highway about 100 miles from the Canadian border.
    https://patch.com

6 hours ago

Stranger danger: B'Line Fitness holds self-defense workshop for girls, women

It is never too early to channel your inner Lara Croft.Brookline-based B’Line Fitness held a self-defense and awareness workshop for girls, teens and women — from 8-year-olds to their grandmothers — at the Brookline Teen Center June 16.With teacher supervision, even the youngest participants learned the basics of Krav Maga, the [...]

    Stranger danger: B'Line Fitness holds self-defense workshop for girls, women
    It is never too early to channel your inner Lara Croft.Brookline-based B'Line Fitness held a self-defense and awareness workshop for girls, teens and women - from 8-year-olds to their grandmothers - at the Brookline Teen Center June 16.With teacher supervision, even the youngest participants learned the basics of Krav Maga, the Israeli army's popular hand-to-hand combat technique.Jennifer Finkle, who has been a Krav Maga instructor for three years, taught the class
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

7 hours ago

Preservation Commission Sub-Committee Meeting, Room 310, 6/22/2018, 8:15 a.m.

at 100 Walnut Place

    Preservation Commission Sub-Committee Meeting, Room 310, 6/22/2018, 8:15 a.m.
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7 hours ago

We asked Patch readers to submit pictures of ...

We asked Patch readers to submit pictures of your favorite beaches. And you didn't disappoint.

    MA's Favorite Beaches In Photos
    It was nearly 100 degrees on Monday when we asked you to send in some photos from your favorite beaches. You certainly didn't disappoint. Check out the photos submitted to Patch this week below. And good news: Today's definitely a beach day. Some of the beaches you submitted are truly picturesque...
    https://patch.com

8 hours ago

The 59-year-old allegedly struck multiple veh...

The 59-year-old allegedly struck multiple vehicles in Massachusetts and Rhode Island late Tuesday night. Police had to administer Narcan.

    Drunk, Drugged RI Man Has Chaotic Multi-State Crash Binge
    BLACKSTONE, MA - A Rhode Island man who police said was under the influence of drugs and alcohol struck multiple vehicles while driving on Tuesday night. William Halfelder, 59, of Woonsocket, was charged with a host of crimes. Police responded to Main Street around 9:45 p.m. for reports of crashes.
    https://patch.com

8 hours ago

The suspect allegedly nearly struck a cruiser...

The suspect allegedly nearly struck a cruiser going 100 miles per hour on the highway this morning. Police started a chase, then stopped, then found the car completely mangled.

    Suspect Leads Police On 100+ MPH I-495 Chase, Wrecks Into Pole
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - A suspect that allegedly led police on a high speed chase crashed into a utility pole early Wednesday morning after police had given up the chase. Police said that around 2:44 a.m. the suspect nearly struck a cruiser while blazing down I-495 North at speed of more than 100 miles per hour.
    https://patch.com

10 hours ago

Brookline Police logs: A cyclist attacked and baby cow allegedly spotted

Following are excerpts from the Brookline Police Department log for June 12 to June 17. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.Tuesday, June 12Car spray-painted on Cypress Street: At 8:45 a.m., the police received a call regarding a spray-painted car on Cypress Street.Attempted breaking and entering on Blake Road: At 10:58 a.m., [...]

    Brookline Police logs: A cyclist attacked and baby cow allegedly spotted
    Following are excerpts from the Brookline Police Department log for June 12 to June 17. The log is public record and available for review.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

10 hours ago

Five things to do in Brookline

1. Celebrate the International Day of Yoga and the Summer Solstice with a free outdoor yoga session on June 21. Instructors from local yoga studios will lead the session at Cypress Field. It will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All ages are invited to attend. Participants should bring a mat or towel and are invited to wear black and white for unity. The rain location is across the street at the high school gym.2. Kick off your weekend with food trucks, music and games [...]

    Five things to do in Brookline
    1. Celebrate the International Day of Yoga and the Summer Solstice with a free outdoor yoga session on June 21. Instructors from local yoga studios will lead the session at Cypress Field. It will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All ages are invited to attend.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

20 hours ago

So this happened today in the land of the T

So this happened today in the land of the T

    Car Stuck On Green Line Tracks In Brookline
    BROOKLINE, MA - A car is stuck on the Green C Line tracks on Beacon Street, police said Tuesday morning. The car appears to say Bay State Trans. on the side of it. Police said they are removing the vehicle, which is near 1284 Beacon St., but to expect delays.
    https://patch.com

21 hours ago

This Massachusetts family's video has been vi...

This Massachusetts family's video has been viewed more than 21 million times.

    Guess What Happens To This 'Un-climbable' Pool Ladder
    ATTLEBORO, MA - An Attleboro family is warning other parents that a ladder preventing children from getting into the pool may not be as "un-climbable" as advertised. The Wymans filmed their 2-year-old son Cody scaling the ladder's gate to their above-ground pool to show other parents that kids can make the climb.
    https://patch.com

21 hours ago

A man tailing two people he said robbed him a...

A man tailing two people he said robbed him at gunpoint began shooting at him on I-93.

    Wakefield Armed Robbery Suspects Shot At Victim On Highway: PD
    WAKEFIELD, MA - Police are searching for two suspects involved in an overnight armed robbery in a Wakefield parking lot. Police Chief Rick Smith said a call came in around 3:30 a.m. from a man who had been robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of 105-109 Hopkins Street.
    https://patch.com

25 hours ago

Mothers Out Front Brookline using “Ghost Trees” to pressure National Grid on gas leaks

On a grassy berm in front of a construction site for a new home on Hammond Street stands a black sign bearing an outline of a white tree with the letters R.I.P. printed across. As if marking a makeshift grave, the sign marks a “ghost tree.”A stroll down Hammond Street from mid-May to mid-June would uncover more than 20 of these ghost trees. A thorough scan of Brookline would [...]

    Mothers Out Front Brookline using "Ghost Trees" to pressure National Grid on gas leaks
    On a grassy berm in front of a construction site for a new home on Hammond Street stands a black sign bearing an outline of a white tree with the letters R.I.P. printed across. As if marking a makeshift grave, the sign marks a "ghost tree."A stroll down Hammond Street from mid-May to mid-June would uncover more than 20 of these ghost trees.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

25 hours ago

Nearly five hours later, I-495 has reopened.

Nearly five hours later, I-495 has reopened.

    Major Interstate Closed For Hours Finally Reopens: Patch PM
    Hello and welcome back. Did you miss any of today's headlines on Patch? We've got you covered with this list of the most share-worthy articles from the Massachusetts Patch network. Damage believed to have been brought on by Monday night's storm started it.
    https://patch.com

26 hours ago

Where does the brains behind The Roaming Food...

Where does the brains behind The Roaming Foodie get his favorite Italian food in Boston? Take a look at his top picks.

    'The Roaming Foodie' Blogger Joey Calcavecchia's Guide To Boston
    Joey Calcavecchia is his name, "roaming the streets to find the best eats" is his game. As the photographer and tastebuds behind @the_roamingfoodie, Calcavecchia scours the Boston restaurant scene and beyond to find the most mouthwatering meals, sharing his deliciously detailed photos with his loyal Instagram followers.
    https://patch.com

26 hours ago

Milford grower in line for first marijuana business license

State marijuana regulators are poised Thursday to grant the state's first legal marijuana business license to a cultivation facility in Milford.An agenda for Thursday's Cannabis Control Commission meeting includes a vote on granting a license to grow between 10,001 and 20,000 square feet worth of marijuana to Sira Naturals, a company that already grows medical marijuana in Milford.If the five-person commission decides to grant Sira Naturals a license, it would be the [...]

    Milford grower in line for first marijuana business license
    State marijuana regulators are poised Thursday to grant the state's first legal marijuana business license to a cultivation facility in Milford. An agenda for Thursday's Cannabis Control Commission meeting includes a vote on granting a license to grow between 10,001 and 20,000 square feet worth of marijuana to Sira Naturals, a company that already grows medical marijuana in Milford.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

26 hours ago

Jurors are deliberating today about the fate ...

Jurors are deliberating today about the fate of this famous former New England mob boss.

    Former Mob Boss 'Cadillac' Frank Salemme Trial To Wrap Today
    BOSTON, MA - The closing arguments in the murder trial of former New England mob boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme wrapped up the weeks long trial Monday in a Boston Federal Court. A federal jury is set to deliberate now that the arguments are over. Francis P.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

World War II bombardier set to be married bef...

World War II bombardier set to be married before his plane crashed during an attack run in 1944 will finally be buried in Massachusetts with full military honors:

    NH World War II Bombardier Finally Coming Home
    PETERBOROUGH, NH - A New Hampshire bombardier killed during World War II is finally coming home. The remains of Peterborough's Roy Davis were recently discovered in Papua New Guinea. Davis was killed in March 1944 when his bomber crashed during an attack run.
    https://patch.com

27 hours ago

Car stranded on Green Line tracks in Brookline backs up trains

This morning, mechanical failure stranded a car on the Green Line's C branch tracks.The stranded sedan blocked tracks on the Beacon Street between St. Paul Street and Pleasant Street, causing delays of up to 10 minutes, according to an MBTA Alerts tweet.According to Brookline police, the driver was experiencing mechanical failure and decided to steer the car onto the tracks rather than run into other vehicles.There were no injuries and the car was towed, police said.

    Car stranded on Green Line tracks in Brookline backs up trains
    This morning, mechanical failure stranded a car on the Green Line's C branch tracks.The stranded sedan blocked tracks on the Beacon Street between St. Paul Street and Pleasant Street, causing delays of up to 10 minutes, according to an MBTA Alerts tweet.According to Brookline police, the driver was experiencing mechanical failure and decided to steer the car onto the tracks rather than run into other vehicles.There were no injuries and the car was towed, police said.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

27 hours ago

Few students had heard Sef Scott speak before...

Few students had heard Sef Scott speak before his commencement ceremony. The Texas high school graduate with autism awed everyone. "Be the unexpected, like me. Do the unexpected for the benefit of others." (via Plano Patch)

    WATCH: Student With Autism Inspires During Graduation Speech
    PLANO, TX - Graduating Plano Senior High students watched last week as their classmate, whom many had never heard speak, transformed into a motivational speaker of shocking proportions at the school's graduation ceremony. Sef Scott, a Plano Senior High student with learning differences including autism, a social communication disorder, set out to do the unexpected at his graduation ceremony.
    https://patch.com

28 hours ago

Vandalized Larz Anderson sculptures will be returned to artist

A sculpture vandalized not long after their installation at Brookline's Larz Anderson Park will be returned to the artist.It appears that late Sunday night or early this morning, at least one sphere in a collection of spheres by artist Grace Knowlton, was rolled down the hill where it crashed into a fence on Goddard Avenue.The [...]

    Vandalized Larz Anderson sculptures will be returned to artist
    A sculpture vandalized not long after their installation at Brookline's Larz Anderson Park will be returned to the artist.It appears that late Sunday night or early this morning, at least one sphere in a collection of spheres by artist Grace Knowlton, was rolled down the hill where it crashed into a fence on Goddard Avenue.The sculptures were installed Saturday, as part of an 18-month art installation organized by the Friends of Larz Anderson Park.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

29 hours ago

Traffic north of Boston is a mess right now. ...

Traffic north of Boston is a mess right now. In addition to three lanes blocked on I-95, I-495 is completely shut down (and other nearby lanes are closed.)

    I-95 Traffic: 3 Lanes Blocked In Reading For Crash
    I-95 Traffic: 3 Lanes Blocked In Reading For Crash - Reading, MA - There are major delays on the highways right now.
    https://patch.com

30 hours ago

A mom of three faces charges after police sai...

A mom of three faces charges after police said she drugged her three children so she could sleep during the day. (via Des Moines Patch)

    Iowa Mom Drugged Kids So She Could Sleep During The Day: Police
    Mom Drugged Kids So She Could Sleep: Police - Des Moines, IA - An Iowa mom is accused of drugging her kids so she could sleep during the daytime; her son, 8, was found in "physical distress" in the heat.
    https://patch.com

30 hours ago

The entire interstate has been shut down, nor...

The entire interstate has been shut down, northbound and southbound.

    I-495 Closed In Westford For Transformer Fire
    WESTFORD, MA - Both sides of I-495 are closed in Westford due to an electrical wire hazard, state police said. According to WBZ, a transformer explosion and fire may impact several high-voltage lines on the highway. All lanes are closed while emergency crews respond.
    https://patch.com

31 hours ago

See what changes will take effect in what sta...

See what changes will take effect in what stations.

    MBTA Parking Price List: What Stations Are Increasing, Decreasing
    MBTA Parking Price List - Boston, MA - See what changes will take effect in what stations.
    https://patch.com

32 hours ago

Come Aug. 1, it'll cost you quite a bit more ...

Come Aug. 1, it'll cost you quite a bit more to park in the most popular stations' lots.

    MBTA Raising Parking Prices Significantly, But Some Get A Break
    BOSTON, MA - Drivers who park and ride from MBTA facilities during the work week will pay steeper prices at the more popular garages but could receive discounts at underused lots, under a policy adopted by the MBTA control board that will go into effect Aug. 1.
    https://patch.com

32 hours ago

Our northern neighbors no longer have the dub...

Our northern neighbors no longer have the dubious distinction of allowing 13-year-old girls to marry, thanks in part to a Girl Scout.

    NH Raises Marriage Age To 16 From 13 After Girl Scout's Plea
    CONCORD, NH - New Hampshire no longer has the dubious distinction of allowing 13-year-old girls to marry. Governor Chris Sununu on Monday signed a new law that raises the marriage age for girls and boys to 16. The previous longstanding law allowed 13-year-old girls and 14-year-old boys to marry.
    https://patch.com

32 hours ago

Brookline Patch was live.

All clear

    Brookline Patch
    All clear
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33 hours ago

Not the place to come to a stop.

Not the place to come to a stop.

    Car Stuck On Green Line Tracks In Brookline
    BROOKLINE, MA - A car is stuck on the Green C Line tracks on Beacon Street, police said Tuesday morning. The car appears to say Bay State Trans. on the side of it. Police said they are removing the vehicle, which is near 1284 Beacon St., but to expect delays.
    https://patch.com

33 hours ago

A single-vehicle crash killed one man on I-49...

A single-vehicle crash killed one man on I-495 this morning.

    I-495 Rollover Kills 1 In Bridgewater
    BRIDGEWATER, MA - A 66-year-old Florida man died when he thrown from his vehicle in a rollover crash on I-495 Tuesday morning. State Police said the crash occurred around 6 a.m. by Exit 7 on 495 South. Police said it appears the man, from Clearwater, lost control of his 2001 Toyota Tundra and swerved into a rollover.
    https://patch.com

41 hours ago

You're invited: CANCELLED: Having a Baby http...

You're invited: CANCELLED: Having a Baby https://trib.al/UkkzR7L

    CANCELLED: Having a Baby
    How much is a baby really going to cost? What happens to your budget and savings plan when your new baby arrives? We'll talk through how to anticipate new expenses from diapers to daycare, and how to prioritize your spending to make sure your budget aligns with your values.
    https://patch.com

44 hours ago

He was found in a bathtub after allegedly cov...

He was found in a bathtub after allegedly covering the sleeping woman's mouth and nose.

    Hyannis Burglary Suspect Tried Suffocating Woman: Police
    HYANNIS, MA - The suspect in an attempted burglary at a Hyannis group home tried to suffocate one of the residents, according to police. Officers responded to the home on Main Street around 2:25 a.m. Sunday morning.
    https://patch.com

45 hours ago

Yes, those are all bees. Yikes!

Yes, those are all bees. Yikes!

    Bee Trouble For Keeper In Dedham
    DEDHAM, MA - For many, the idea of a swarm of bees flying around is a nightmare. Hopefully those people were not in Dedham Monday. Dedham Police Animal Control Officer Jayson Tracy was called to Norfolk Street in Dedham to investigate a swarm of bees that had landed on the sidewalk, according to Dedham Police.
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

"TAKE COVER NOW!" the National Weather Servic...

"TAKE COVER NOW!" the National Weather Service is warning.

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning Hits Eastern MA; 14,000 Without Power
    BOSTON, MA - A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in parts of Middlesex, Essex, and Worcester counties, as well as Boston. The warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m. The National Weather Service at 6:38 p.m. to "TAKE COVER NOW!"
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

You're invited: $5.00 Nail Trim for your Dog ...

You're invited: $5.00 Nail Trim for your Dog https://trib.al/z8vwdbg

    $5.00 Nail Trim for your Dog
    Saturday June 23 2018: Join us at 227 California St. Newton from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday June 23rd for your dog's $5.00 Nail Trim! ...
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Broad daylight. Busy street. Just a scary inc...

Broad daylight. Busy street. Just a scary incident.

    Woman Escapes Kidnapping While Jogging In Bridgewater [Video]
    BRIDGEWATER, MA - A Bridgewater man has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a jogger Sunday morning. Police said Gordon Lyons, 57, tried to force a 37-year-old woman into his car while she jogged down Pleasant Street. The attempted abduction happened around 7:35 a.m. Sunday morning.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Multiple medical helicopters have been reques...

Multiple medical helicopters have been requested after a propane tank exploded at a gas station in North Andover.

    North Andover Propane Explosion: 2 Injured
    NORTH ANDOVER, MA - Two people were injured when a propane exploded on Osgood Street, according to online scanner reports. Multiple medical helicopters were inbound. The scanner reports indicate the explosion was at 980 Osgood St., which is a gas station. The propane has been shut off.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

A dozen people, including a firefighter, went...

A dozen people, including a firefighter, went to the hospital after someone accidentally discharged a can of mace at this women's clothing store.

    Frugal Fannie's Evacuated, Dozen Hospitalized After Mace Incident
    WESTWOOD, MA - A dozen people were taken to the hospital after someone accidentally discharged a can of mace at the Frugal Fannie's in Westwood. A firefighter was among those who got checked out after the store was evacuated when people started to get sick inside, according to multiple reports.
    https://patch.com

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