12 hours ago

And the award for most cheer goes to...

And the award for most cheer goes to...

    10 Best Cities For Celebrating The Holidays
    Accept it, the winter holidays overshadow everything in December, whether you're a Scrooge or a Tiny Tim. The majority of us fall somewhere in the middle. Along with the joy, there's the stress: making the frenzied rounds of holiday parties, wandering the aisles of CVS for pre-packaged mistletoe or the last box of Hannukah candles, dutifully enduring the office potluck.
    https://patch.com

13 hours ago

Ha, well played!

Ha, well played!

    Peabody Man Gets 15 Minutes Of Internet Fame With Viral Photos
    PEABODY, MA -- When Nick Roberts posed for photos on a Nahant beach in June, he probably didn't expect the whole Internet would be talking about them six months later. The photos, which were shot by his friend Stephen Cwiok and meant as a surprise for his girlfriend, show Roberts prominently displaying his "dad bod" belly in poses more typically seen in maternity photo shoots of expectant mothers.
    https://patch.com

14 hours ago

Brookline residents debate future of Cypress Field renovation

As the Park and Recreation Commission considers whether to install synthetic turf at Cypress Field, residents have sent in more than 150 letters and submitted several petitions both for and against the idea.On Dec. 12, the commission held a public hearing on the project. Residents packed the room in Town Hall, leaving standing room only. “I’ve been on this commission for a few years, and I’ve never seen this kind of enthusiasm,” said Vice [...]

    Brookline residents debate future of Cypress Field renovation
    As the Park and Recreation Commission considers whether to install synthetic turf at Cypress Field, residents have sent in more than 150 letters and submitted several petitions both for and against the idea.On Dec. 12, the commission held a public hearing on the project. Residents packed the room in Town Hall, leaving standing room only.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

15 hours ago

Police: Two dead in murder-suicide on Penn State-Beaver campus

The Beaver County, Pa., coroner’s office is on the scene of a double shooting at Penn State-Beaver that state police have said is a murder-suicide.

    Police: Two dead in murder-suicide on Penn State-Beaver campus
    CENTER TWP. - The Beaver County coroner's office is on the scene of a double shooting at Penn State-Beaver that state police have said is a murder-suicide.Two people were shot at the Center Twp. campus Wednesday afternoon, according to Beaver County 911 dispatchers.The two people involved in the shooting were not students, said April Johnston-Smith, Penn State-Beaver public relations director.
    http://www.timesonline.com

15 hours ago

Living in a wind farm

Wind farms generate clean energy. They also produce some unwelcome effects: Strobe-like shadow flicker. Loud, whooshing sounds. And throbbing, air-pressure pulsations. Some living in these wind farms say it's tolerable. Others say it's hell.

    In The Shadow of Wind Farms
    This story experience uses advanced web technologies to enhance the storytelling.We recommend the use of a modern browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari to properly view this site.If you are already using one of these browsers, please update to the latest version. Wind farms generate clean energy.
    http://www.gatehousenews.com

16 hours ago

Not cool, man!

Not cool, man!

    Alleged Norwood Grinch Faces Theft Charges; Ordered Held On Bail
    NORWOOD, MA - An alleged Grinch tried to steal Christmas from Norwood and now faces charges, police said. Nakia Gunter, 43, of Norwood, was arrested Tuesday and charged with larceny of items worth less than $250, four counts of receiving stolen property worth less than $250, and receiving stolen property worth more than $250.
    https://patch.com

20 hours ago

Brookline Police logs: racist statements, car theft and a drunken movie night at the library

Tuesday, Dec. 5A keyed car on Beacon Street: At 10:15 a.m. police received a report of a car that was scratched with a key on the driver’s side from the front to the rear of the car on Sunday, Dec. 3. Racist statements on Centre Street: At 8:28 p.m. a caller reported a person in the Centre Street parking lot behind CVS who was approaching minorities and making racist statements and attempting to be [...]

    Brookline Police logs: racist statements, car theft and a drunken movie night at the library
    Tuesday, Dec. 5A keyed car on Beacon Street: At 10:15 a.m. police received a report of a car that was scratched with a key on the driver's side from the front to the rear of the car on Sunday, Dec. 3. Racist statements on Centre Street: At 8:28 p.m.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

20 hours ago

CURATED: Roy Moore's defeat the topic of celebrations, jokes in Massachusetts

Many Massachusetts residents are expressing their joy on Twitter at the outcome of yesterday’s special election in Alabama. Republican Roy Moore lost the United States Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones. Jones will finish the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions, which ends in 2018.Take a look at what people are saying:[gh:div class="storify"][gh:iframe src="//storify.com/WickedLocal/twitter-response/embed?border=false" [...]

    CURATED: Roy Moore's defeat the topic of celebrations, jokes in Massachusetts
    Many Massachusetts residents are expressing their joy on Twitter at the outcome of yesterday's special election in Alabama. Republican Roy Moore lost the United States Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones. Jones will finish the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions, which ends in 2018.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

20 hours ago

QUIZ: How well do you know Massachusetts liquor laws?

A group of Wicked Local journalists is publishing a special report looking at liquor laws in Massachusetts as well as reviewing how those laws are affecting local commerce this week. As a preview of the special report, find out how well you know the state liquor laws.Take this seven question quiz.[gh:script src="https://embed-429408.secondstreetapp.com/Scripts/dist/embed.js" data-ss-embed="promotion" data-opguid="6cc0ff30-adc8-498b-8951-74ed000ab9bf" data- [...]

    QUIZ: How well do you know Massachusetts liquor laws?
    A group of Wicked Local journalists is publishing a special report looking at liquor laws in Massachusetts as well as reviewing how those laws are affecting local commerce this week. As a preview of the special report, find out how well you know the state liquor laws. Take this seven question quiz.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

21 hours ago

It's just not a good time to be a brick and m...

It's just not a good time to be a brick and morter retailer.

    These MA Stores Are Closing In 2018 (Or Have Already Closed)
    MASSACHUSETTS - In 2017, retailers in the United States announced plans to shutter close to 7,000 stores, a whopping 224 percent increase in announced store closures compared to 2016. The numbers were compiled by the think tank Fung Global Retail & Tech, which tracks store openings and closures in the U.S.
    https://patch.com

21 hours ago

It's not all bad news.

It's not all bad news.

    These MA Stores Are Closing In 2018 (Or Have Already Closed)
    MASSACHUSETTS - In 2017, retailers in the United States announced plans to shutter close to 7,000 stores, a whopping 224 percent increase in announced store closures compared to 2016. The numbers were compiled by the think tank Fung Global Retail & Tech, which tracks store openings and closures in the U.S.
    https://patch.com

22 hours ago

A huge clean-up and containment process under...

A huge clean-up and containment process underway.

    Freight Train Derails, Spills 1,800 Gallons Of Fuel In Taunton
    TAUNTON, MA - A freight train has reportedly derailed Wednesday morning in Taunton, spilling more than 1,800 gallons of fuel. Taunton Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said the CSX train engine derailed near Mozzone Blvd., and that there were no injuries. The only people aboard the train were crew members.
    https://patch.com

26 hours ago

What is a VCSEL?

VCSELs — an acronym that is pronounced “vixels” in the tech world — are small semiconductor devices that emit light vertically and measure the depth at which that light is reflected.

    What is a VCSEL?
    VCSELs - an acronym that is pronounced "vixels" in the tech world - are small semiconductor devices that emit light vertically and measure the depth at which that light is reflected.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

26 hours ago

Apple awards Finisar $390M to build components in Texas

Apple has awarded optical communications components manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to increase spending on research, development and production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.

    Apple awards Finisar $390M to build components in Texas
    Apple has awarded optical communications components manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to increase spending on research, development and production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. SHERMAN, Texas - Apple has awarded optical communications components manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to increase spending on research, development and production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

36 hours ago

Wet roads across Massachusetts and bitter col...

Wet roads across Massachusetts and bitter cold wind chills will make for a dangerous and uncomfortable morning commute.

    Roads To Freeze In Overnight Temperature Plunge
    An overnight plunge in temperature is expected to freeze wet roads all across Massachusetts. Strong winds are dropping low temperatures into the single digits. The ride to work is going to be both risky and uncomfortable. Here are some quick but important things to know before tomorrow morning.
    https://patch.com

37 hours ago

What's worse than running out of hot water? R...

What's worse than running out of hot water? Running out of water — period.

    Home 101: How To Unfreeze Water Pipes
    What's worse than running out of hot water? Running out of water - period. If it's cold out and this happens, watch out: You may be dealing with a frozen water pipe. In order to prevent further damage from happening, you'll need to act fast. Here's a frozen pipe primer you can't afford to miss.
    https://patch.com

38 hours ago

Brookline High talks race, racism during annual Asking for Courage Day

As he stepped to the stage, Brookline High freshman Ramon Perez felt a rush of mixed emotions. Nervous but determined, he was there to share his story as a Latino and was unsure of how he would be received. On Dec. 5, the high school held its annual Asking for Courage Day – just days after hundreds of students protested in response to racist videos that featured current and former Brookline High students repeatedly saying the “N” word. In its fourth [...]

    Brookline High talks race, racism during annual Asking for Courage Day
    As he stepped to the stage, Brookline High freshman Ramon Perez felt a rush of mixed emotions. Nervous but determined, he was there to share his story as a Latino and was unsure of how he would be received. On Dec.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

39 hours ago

We're still not convinced...

We're still not convinced...

    'Man Flu' May Be Real; Study Suggests He's Not Being A Big Baby
    Women of the world, we may have some apologizing to do. "Man flu" may be real and not just a pejorative. New research published Monday suggests he's not just over-reacting to the cold and flu symptoms you plowed through as you tidied up the house, got the kids ready for school, put in a full day at work and, once back home, got a meal on the table and the kids in the bath.
    https://patch.com

40 hours ago

Potentially big news for Patriots fans! (Coul...

Potentially big news for Patriots fans! (Could have used him last night.)

    Patriots Sign 1,000-Yard Receiver Kenny Britt
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The New England Patriots are adding some depth at wide receiver, according to reports. Sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN that former Cleveland Browns receiver Kenny Britt has signed with the Patriots. Britt was released by the Browns on Dec. 8.
    https://patch.com

41 hours ago

Sad days for the storied Trump-Brady relation...

Sad days for the storied Trump-Brady relationship.

    Trump Disappointed Tom Brady Has Distanced Himself: Report
    It wasn't long ago that Tom Brady was flashing a Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker. But the days of friendship between the two seem to be gone, according to a new report.
    https://patch.com

42 hours ago

We've still got improvements to make, though....

We've still got improvements to make, though.

    Massachusetts The Healthiest State In America: Study
    Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation's 2017 America's Health Rankings report. The Bay State snagged the top spot for the first time in the report's history, steadily moving up from No. 11 in 1990 and ending Hawaii's five-year run as the healthiest state.
    https://patch.com

44 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-12-17

Check out Night Lights 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, 12-12-17
    Check out Night Lights 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

44 hours ago

Net neutrality explained

Ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's expected vote Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules, the proposal has drawn considerable controversy.

    Net neutrality explained
    Ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's expected vote Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules, the proposal has drawn considerable controversy. Ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's expected vote Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules, the proposal has drawn considerable controversy.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

44 hours ago

The #MeToo movement hits the kitchens of a re...

The #MeToo movement hits the kitchens of a restaurant chain.

    5 Women Sue Restaurant Chain For 'Toxic' Work Environment
    BOSTON, MA - The #MeToo movement has made its way to the kitchens of a high-end restaurant chain. Five women are suing McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, alleging they were subjected to groping and lewd behavior from men at work. The women worked at the chain's lone Massachusetts location in Faneuil Hall.
    https://patch.com

45 hours ago

They snagged one of the awesome bakers from C...

They snagged one of the awesome bakers from Clear Flour Bread!

    Coolidge Corner Tea House Edges Closer To Opening
    BROOKLINE, MA - The man behind many a Japanese inspired baked good at Clear Flour Bread will be moving over to become head baker at the modern Japanese tea house is set to open in Coolidge Corner in early 2018. The news comes as Gen Sou En edges closer to opening in early 2018.
    https://patch.com

45 hours ago

Police in #NH are seeking info about the woma...

Police in #NH are seeking info about the woman in this surveillance shot who might be connected to the Felony Lane Gang. She was driving a vehicle with #MA plates after withdrawing money in #RI. Pls share, let's help cops find her: https://trib.al/I7cB47x

    Possible Felony Lane Gang Suspect Hits NH Residents For $9K: Cops
    BOW, NH - Investigators inside a New Hampshire police department are asking for the public's help identifying a possible vehicle break-in and bank card looter who allegedly stole thousands of dollars. On Nov. 18, 2017, at around 4:15 p.m., several vehicles had windows smashed at a business off Tallwood Drive in Bow.
    https://patch.com

46 hours ago

The seemingly most innocuous question on the ...

The seemingly most innocuous question on the 2016 ballot is now a hot topic.

    The Law MA Voters Approved That 13 States Are Suing Us For
    In November 2016, with marijuana, gambling, and charter schools on the Massachusetts ballot, one question was decided with relative uniformity. Now 13 states are suing the Bay State and asking the US Supreme Court to block an incoming law before it goes into effect.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

RIP, Lena Bruce.

RIP, Lena Bruce.

    South End Cold Case: Lena Bruce's Murderer To Get Life
    BOSTON, MA - More than 25 years after Lena Bruce was sexually assaulted and murdered in her South End apartment, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted the man whose DNA profile matched the one in evidence recovered from the crime scene, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

A scary story to share this flu season. "If y...

A scary story to share this flu season. "If you feel sick, go to the doctor," the woman's aunt warns. (via Phoenix Patch)

    Young Phoenix Mom Dies 2 Days After Flu Diagnosis
    PHOENIX, AZ - Two days after she got the flu, 20-year-old Alani "Joie" Murrieta, of Phoenix, was dead. Always a healthy woman, she took the doses of antiviral medication prescribed by a doctor and figured she'd get over it, as her two children and several others in her family had.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Brookline educational honors

Giovana Coelho of Chestnut Hill is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term.Coelho, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in psychology and Spanish and Hispanic studies, is completing the Mexican-American Border Mini Term, traveling from California, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to experience the history and culture of life along the border.Chestnut Hill students Nathaniel Stefanon and Patrick Mogan were named to the honor roll for the first [...]

    Brookline educational honors
    Giovana Coelho of Chestnut Hill is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term.Coelho, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in psychology and Spanish and Hispanic studies, is completing the Mexican-American Border Mini Term, traveling from California, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to experience the history and culture of life along the border.Chestnut Hill students Nathaniel Stefanon and Patrick Mogan were named to the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2017-
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Brookline resident spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham's forgotten cemetery

While walking through Waltham’s Beaver Brook reservation on a class trip, Brookline resident Hodaya Propp noted the unkempt and deteriorating conditions at the MetFern cemetery. Many of the stones marking the graves of hundreds of Metropolitan State Hospital and the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center residents were toppled from their foundations. Many were broken or sinking into the ground. And, most shocking to the Gann Academy student, was that the vast majority of the stones [...]

    Brookline resident spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham's forgotten cemetery
    While walking through Waltham's Beaver Brook reservation on a class trip, Brookline resident Hodaya Propp noted the unkempt and deteriorating conditions at the MetFern cemetery. Many of the stones marking the graves of hundreds of Metropolitan State Hospital and the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center residents were toppled from their foundations.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

SPECIAL REPORT: What more liquor licenses could mean for Brookline

Out of liquor licenses to pass out, and hoping to ensure a thriving commercial scene, Brookline is seeking additional liquor licenses from the state. On Nov. 14 Town Meeting Members authorized the Select Board to petition the state for 40 additional liquor licenses. With 54 licenses for all kinds of liquor and 19 wine and [...]

    SPECIAL REPORT: What more liquor licenses could mean for Brookline
    Out of liquor licenses to pass out, and hoping to ensure a thriving commercial scene, Brookline is seeking additional liquor licenses from the state. On Nov. 14 Town Meeting Members authorized the Select Board to petition the state for 40 additional liquor licenses.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Religion Notes

At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.Congregation Mishkan Tefila is the oldest Conservative synagogue in New [...]

    Religion Notes
    At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.Congregation Mishkan Tefila is the oldest Conservative synagogue in New England.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, Dec. 14Legal Vitamins for Entrepreneurs: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. For information or to register: http://bit.ly/2iZTQDv. An interactive workshop designed to help business owners understand the preventative steps they can take to avoid legal problems in the future.Saturday, Dec. 16First Time Home Buyer Seminar: 10 a.m.-noon, Unlimited Sotheby’s [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, Dec. 14Legal Vitamins for Entrepreneurs: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. For information or to register: http://bit.ly/2iZTQDv. An interactive workshop designed to help business owners understand the preventative steps they can take to avoid legal problems in the future.Saturday, Dec.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Boomers and Beyond

The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.December spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Food Commodity Program on third Wednesday of each month – Russian and Chinese interpreters morning and afternoon shifts and people able to help with phone calls and/or lifting 30-35 pounds in the [...]

    Boomers and Beyond
    The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

A McDisaster at a Massachusetts McDonald's.

A McDisaster at a Massachusetts McDonald's.

    McProblem In Restaurant Playground: Kid Gets Stuck While Playing
    SPENCER, MA-A little playtime and possibly a Happy Meal turned out to be a harrowing experience that brought in the fire department and special equipment to free a girl from a McDonald's Playland. Firefighters responded around 8 p.m.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Don't shoot the messenger.

Don't shoot the messenger.

    MA Weather: More Snow Coming Tomorrow
    Have you heard the rumors of more snow coming? We are here to confirm them, but also allay fears of another sizable storm. Tuesday is expected to bring more snow and muck up the morning commute, but a significant amount of build-up isn't in the cards right now - depending on where you are.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-11-17

Check out First Snow 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, 12-11-17
    Check out First Snow 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

Should she be able to keep this $1.4 million ...

Should she be able to keep this $1.4 million home?

    Wife Of Convicted NECC Exec Appeals To Keep Wrentham Home
    WRENTHAM, MA - The wife of convicted pharmacy executive Barry Cadden is seeking to block the forfeiture of the couple's $1.4 million Wrentham home. Lisa Cadden and her children are petitioning a U.S. District Court judge to allow them to hold on to the house, as well as a $1.5 million trust fund, $26,000 in diamonds and other assets, according to the Boston Herald.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- A week that was far from ordinary

A recap and analysis of the week in state government.There's no vacancy in the Senate presidency, but there is a vacuum.That's in no way meant to disrespect Harriette Chandler of Worcester, an eminently substantial and respectable choice to serve as acting president, whose selection constituted the opening act of an unparalleled weeklong drama on Beacon Hill.But her very designation as acting, and her declaration that she definitely will not be the next Senate [...]

    STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- A week that was far from ordinary
    A recap and analysis of the week in state government.There's no vacancy in the Senate presidency, but there is a vacuum.That's in no way meant to disrespect Harriette Chandler of Worcester, an eminently substantial and respectable choice to serve as acting president, whose selection constituted the opening act of an unparalleled weeklong drama on Beacon Hill.But her very designation as acting, and her declaration that she definitely will not be the next Senate president, leaves the New Not
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

The 2016 All-Star was arrested Friday night n...

The 2016 All-Star was arrested Friday night near his Tennessee home.

    Red Sox All-Star Arrested, Charged With Domestic Violence
    BOSTON, MA - Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright faces two charges related to domestic violence after an incident with his wife Friday night in Tennessee. Police records show Wright was arrested at 9:25 p.m. outside his Tennessee home and charged with domestic assault and prevention of a 911 call.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

"This cursed dress pulled me into a life of m...

"This cursed dress pulled me into a life of misery, despair, and spending too much on an ungrateful spouse. It is in need of a good cleaning and an exorcism. Seriously." (via Toms River Patch)

    'Cursed' Dress Turns Tears To Joyful Giving For Toms River Woman
    TOMS RIVER, NJ - Daria Buck says she was just looking to shake off the sadness when she posted her wedding dress for sale in a Facebook forum a week ago. "I was meeting with the divorce lawyer the next day," Buck, 37, of Toms River, said.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

They've worked so hard to make Santa's "Nice"...

They've worked so hard to make Santa's "Nice" list this year — spoil them with one of these over-the-top finds. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best Splurge Gifts
    Everyone deserves to be treated from time to time, and what better occasion to spoil your loved ones than during the holiday season? Although these items can be a bit pricey, gifts like dermatologist-recommended silk pillowcases, state-of-the-art laser projectors and designer sunglasses will be worth the splurge and have your loved ones living a little more luxuriously.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

A Boston financial advisor's inventive progra...

A Boston financial advisor's inventive program guides clients out of public housing and into home-ownership.

    The Plan That's Helping Working Families Afford to Buy Homes
    A lightbulb started to go off for Sherry Riva while working in a crowded women's shelter. Every time she helped someone get on her feet financially, Riva realized that the woman was still "a paycheck away from being back on our doorstep." There was no public support in place to break the cycle.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

FIRST LOOK: CHIHARU SUSHI & NOODLE (BROOKLINE)

...Sushi & Noodle first opened back in June, taking over the space near the intersection of Boylston Street and Cypress Street where King Fung Garden II had been. The restaurant is one of a few spots...

    FIRST LOOK: CHIHARU SUSHI & NOODLE (BROOKLINE)
    The Coolidge Corner section of Brookline has always been a solid area for dining out with its mix of cheap eats spots, upscale eateries, delis, and neighborhood bars, but now there are other parts of town that are becoming hot as well, including Washington Square and Brookline Village.
    https://digboston.com

3 days ago

Our first snowfall was generally in line with...

Our first snowfall was generally in line with what was expected.

    MA Snowfall Totals Town-By-Town
    The first snow of the season didn't disappoint. While it took some time for forecasters to nail a final prediction, the snowfall totals ended up being pretty much in line with what was expected. Many towns around Massachusetts saw between 4-6 inches, with almost no snow on the Cape.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Before you yell #FakeNews, we promise these r...

Before you yell #FakeNews, we promise these really (well, allegedly) happened this week across Mass.

    Landscapers Fight · Suspect Tased Twice · Teen Car Heist: MA PD
    Massachusetts police agencies faced another busy week to start December, responding to incidents allegedly involving a landscaper brawl, a drunk Cape Cod man who attacked officers, Brockton teens who stole a car, and unfortunately a lot more. The landscaper incident happened in Brookline, where police said they arrested a 23-year-old landscaper for attacking another landscaper with a weed whacker.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

It's up to a possible 8 inches in many towns ...

It's up to a possible 8 inches in many towns now.

    MA Weather: Updated Snow Totals Town-By-Town
    If it's not already snowing where you are, just give it a little longer. Accumulating snow should begin between noon-1 p.m. across Massachusetts, resulting in as many as 8 inches, the National Weather Service said Saturday morning.
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

Next time your favorite nomad hits the road (...

Next time your favorite nomad hits the road (or air) in style, they'll have you to thank. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday 2017: Best Gifts For Travelers
    Searching for some useful gifts and handy gadgets for the jet-setter in your life? Well, you've come to the right place! Whether they're backpacking through Europe, driving cross-country or vacationing in the tropics, these convenient gifts will be greatly appreciated by globetrotting friends and family.
    https://patch.com

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