3 hours ago

Fifteen-year-old Atley Miller loved trucks, s...

Fifteen-year-old Atley Miller loved trucks, so his friends are hoping to get as many trucks as possible to ride in the procession to Miller's wake Friday.

    Friends Seek Truck Drivers To Help Honor ATV Crash Victim
    WILMINGTON, MA -- Atley Miller, the 15-year old Shawsheen Technical High School who died in an ATV crash Sunday, loved trucks. It didn't matter what kind: If it was a truck, Miller wanted to talk about it, ride in it and work on it.
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4 hours ago

And some fine alliteration ...

And some fine alliteration ...

    Shrimp, Smashed Window And Screams: Brookline Police Logs
    BROOKLINE, MA - All of the following is from Brookline Police log or online blog. They are excerpts taken from the public police log and represent a portion of what kinds of calls the police respond to. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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6 hours ago

Campaigns confident of signatures for sales tax cut, minimum wage, paid leave

Proponents of a major sales tax cut and supporters of a $15 minimum wage and a paid family and medical leave proposal say they've gathered more than enough signatures to advance their proposals, setting up issues showdowns in the Legislature in early 2018.Raise Up Massachusetts, the coalition behind a 2014 earned sick time ballot law and an income surtax that's also targeted for the 2018 ballot, says it has accumulated more than 275,000 raw signatures to submit to local city and [...]

    Campaigns confident of signatures for sales tax cut, minimum wage, paid leave
    Proponents of a major sales tax cut and supporters of a $15 minimum wage and a paid family and medical leave proposal say they've gathered more than enough signatures to advance their proposals, setting up issues showdowns in the Legislature in early 2018.
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6 hours ago

AG Healy calls Trump's Haiti TPS decision 'reckless, illegal'

The main course at Tuesday's annual Thanksgiving luncheon to honor immigrants was cooked up by the Trump administration, which has elected to end Haitians' seven-year-old temporary protected status in the U.S. in July 2019.While guests cleared their plates of stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, speaker after speaker in the Great Hall dug into the federal policy that was announced the night before.The federal government allows the nationals of 10 countries, [...]

    AG Healy calls Trump's Haiti TPS decision 'reckless, illegal'
    The main course at Tuesday's annual Thanksgiving luncheon to honor immigrants was cooked up by the Trump administration, which has elected to end Haitians' seven-year-old temporary protected status in the U.S. in July 2019. While guests cleared their plates of stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, speaker after speaker in the Great Hall dug into the federal policy that was announced the night before.
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6 hours ago

Looking for a run Thanksgiving morning? Here ...

Looking for a run Thanksgiving morning? Here are a few near Boston. Email Jenna.fisher@patch.com with a details on a run near you.

    Thanksgiving 2017: Turkey Trots Near Boston
    The Turkey Trot. It's an increasingly popular way to start Thanksgiving. Although some happen the weekend before Thanksgiving it's the Thanksgiving morning trots we've got our eye on. Thanksgiving is now the most popular day for road racing.
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7 hours ago

Wanted dead or alive: Your turkey. Send us a ...

Wanted dead or alive: Your turkey. Send us a photo of those rogue turkeys around town or the cooked one on your table. Email mike.carraggi@patch.com with your name and where you are from!

    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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7 hours ago

Everyone with an aging parent worries that nu...

Everyone with an aging parent worries that nurses won't care what happens to a dying patient, as shown by this lawsuit. (via Atlanta Patch)

    World War II Veteran Died, Nurses Laughed: Video
    Dallas-Hiram, GA - A video obtained by WXIA-TV in Atlanta appears to show the 89-year-old man calling for help, but ignored until well after he passes out.
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8 hours ago

Here's a story to be thankful for.

Here's a story to be thankful for.

    Weymouth Man Gets 'Guardian Angel' In Form Of State Trooper
    WEYMOUTH, MA - When a Weymouth man on Interstate 93 South was in need of a prayer and a new tire, he got his angel in the form of a Massachusetts trooper who happened to be in the right place in the right time.
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8 hours ago

Here's what you need to do to score the best ...

Here's what you need to do to score the best holiday shopping savings. via Patch Deals

    Sign Up For Patch Deal Alerts With 1 Click
    Meet Patch Deals: your new online shopping friend that loves a good sale. Every day we scour the internet daily for the best deals and curate gift ideas for everyone on your list. We'll be tracking discounts on everything from kitchen supplies and tech gadgets to beauty products and children's toys.
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9 hours ago

A two-hour block tonight is the supposed to b...

A two-hour block tonight is the supposed to be the worst time to travel, perhaps of the whole year.

    Massachusetts Thanksgiving 2017 Travel Guide
    If you're traveling for Thanksgiving this year, you'll have plenty of company. AAA predicts about 51 million Americans will hit the road, travel by train or take to the skies for Turkey Day in 2017. That amounts to the highest volume of travelers in a dozen years, the organization said.
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11 hours ago

A holiday history: Thanksgiving facts vs. myths

The first Thanksgiving is steeped in lore and surrounded by myths. Here's a look at how the history of the holiday actually unfolded.

    A holiday history: Thanksgiving facts vs. myths
    The first Thanksgiving is steeped in lore and surrounded by myths. Here's a look at how the history of the holiday actually unfolded. The first Thanksgiving is steeped in lore and surrounded by myths. Here's a look at how the history of the holiday actually unfolded. What's in a name?
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11 hours ago

Massachusetts firefighters honored for bravery

Thirty-three awards given to firefighters from 22 departments

    Massachusetts firefighters honored for bravery
    Thirty-three awards given to firefighters from 22 departments Gov. Charlie Baker and Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett today joined State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey to honor Firefighters from 22 Massachusetts fire departments for heroic acts of bravery at the 28th annual "Firefighter of the Year" Awards ceremony, held at Worcester's Mechanics Hall.
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12 hours ago

Can't wait till Friday? We've rounded up our ...

Can't wait till Friday? We've rounded up our favorite deals happening right now. (via Patch Deals)

    Black Friday Deals Week Is On
    Black Friday isn't until Nov. 24, but we've got some great news: The savings have already started! That's right, folks - starting now, Amazon is rolling out huge deals on electronics, toys, home goods, kitchen must-haves and more.
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13 hours ago

Turkeys a conservation success story in Massachusetts

For more than 100 years, there were no wild turkeys in Massachusetts.

    Turkeys a conservation success story in Massachusetts
    For more than 100 years, there were no wild turkeys in Massachusetts. For more than 100 years, there were no wild turkeys in Massachusetts. Hunting and increased development completely wiped out the wild turkeys, but in the past few decades, the large birds have rebounded in a big way.
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13 hours ago

Photo ID now required to enter state McCormack Building

Visitors to any of the state agencies in the McCormack Building across Bowdoin Street from the State House now have to show a photo ID to enter, part of a new policy that took effect Monday.Under the new visitor access policy, anyone without a state employee ID now must present a photo ID at the "security visitor management desk" in the lobby, the Division of Capital Asset Maintenance and Management said. The ID policy mirrors procedures in place at other city highrises and office [...]

    Photo ID now required to enter state McCormack Building
    Visitors to any of the state agencies in the McCormack Building across Bowdoin Street from the State House now have to show a photo ID to enter, part of a new policy that took effect Monday.
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13 hours ago

Here are some details on what caused a scary ...

Here are some details on what caused a scary situation that lasted more than two hours early this morning.

    Brandeis University: Armed Subject On Campus
    WALTHAM, MA - Brandeis University has reported an "armed subject on campus" and asking students to stay inside locked doors. The school tweeted shortly before midnight, asking students to "take shelter- lock doors, windows, silence cell, remain quiet-Don't let anyone in room until okayed by authorities." Patch will update this breaking story.
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23 hours ago

The Waltham university is urging students to ...

The Waltham university is urging students to take shelter.

    Brandeis University: Armed Subject On Campus
    WALTHAM, MA - Brandeis University has reported an "armed subject on campus" and asking students to stay inside locked doors. The school tweeted shortly before midnight, asking students to "take shelter- lock doors, windows, silence cell, remain quiet-Don't let anyone in room until okayed by authorities." Patch will update this breaking story.
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31 hours ago

A massive MBTA overhaul will make riding pret...

A massive MBTA overhaul will make riding pretty much a cashless endeavor.

    Charlie Card $723M Replacement Plan Approved
    Boston, MA - Riding the MBTA will be more or less a cashless endeavor by 2020.
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31 hours ago

This Massachusetts guy must have been hilario...

This Massachusetts guy must have been hilarious. His family is clearly funny.

    Hilarious Obit Says Man 'Won't Be Around To Install Heavy AC'
    Worcester, MA - "He leaves behind his sister Jennifer Leighton, who is now automatically promoted to favorite child status."
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33 hours ago

Want to vacation on the Vineyard in a preside...

Want to vacation on the Vineyard in a presidential manner? Pony up!

    $17.8M Obama Vacation Home On Martha's Vineyard
    CHILMARK, MA - Martha's Vineyard's Chilmark House, which served as the "Summer White House" for President Obama, is on the market for $17.8 million. The Snail Road retreat has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a heated infinity pool, basketball court and nearly 10 acres. There are three private beaches, a guest cottage and private dock.
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35 hours ago

The Mass. Lottery says this was likely the wo...

The Mass. Lottery says this was likely the work of one lucky person.

    A Shaw's Sells 11 $100K-Winning Lottery Tickets In One Day
    RANDOLPH, MA - A Shaw's in Randolph Plaza made history Sunday, selling 11 $100,000-winning Mass Cash tickets. A Groton convenience store sold a twelfth winning ticket, making it a dozen winning Mass Cash tickets sold in one day.
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36 hours ago

He was the recipient of Tom Brady's first com...

He was the recipient of Tom Brady's first completed pass and helped the team reach a Super Bowl.

    Terry Glenn, Former Patriots Star Receiver, Dies In Crash: Report
    Foxborough, MA - The recipient of Tom Brady's first touchdown pass helped New England reach a Super Bowl as a rookie. He was 43 years old.
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37 hours ago

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Around the turn they come

A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Horse racing in Massachusetts has been on the decline for many years now, but horse-trading is alive and well on Beacon Hill.The Legislature came down the homestretch last week with blinders on looking to finish what it could before the holiday recess, while Gov. Charlie Baker had his eye on next year -- which happens to be his re-election year -- as he filed new legislation and took executive actions to ramp up the [...]

    STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Around the turn they come
    A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Horse racing in Massachusetts has been on the decline for many years now, but horse-trading is alive and well on Beacon Hill.The Legislature came down the homestretch last week with blinders on looking to finish what it could before the holiday recess, while Gov.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

39 hours ago

AAA: Nearly 51 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving

Travel times could be more than three times longer over the holiday week

    AAA: Nearly 51 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving
    Travel times could be more than three times longer over the holiday week AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.
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2 days ago

Family recipes are so much more than food. Th...

Family recipes are so much more than food. They keep us close forever to the ones we love, long after they're gone. (via North Fork Patch)

    My Mother's Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe, A Legacy Of Love
    NORTH FORK, NY - Growing up with my mother and grandmother in a two-story house in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, holidays were a big deal. Now that I live on the North Fork in an idyllic hamlet where the Christmas trees are fragrant and tall and the holiday fairs dot the calendars months in advance, I guess some might say I'm living the quintessential, Norman Rockwell-esque experience.
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2 days ago

The left lane on Route 3 in Weymouth is close...

The left lane on Route 3 in Weymouth is closed, police said.

    Route 3 Crash Kills Pedestrian: Police
    Weymouth, MA - The left lane on Route 3 in Weymouth is closed, police said.
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2 days ago

Sometimes the best gifts come with the smalle...

Sometimes the best gifts come with the smallest price tags.

    Holiday 2017: Best Stocking Stuffers For $10 Or Under
    When you're putting together your holiday shopping list, you probably start off with the big ticket items. Those are important, of course, but you don't want to forget about the smaller stuff. Picking out great gifts that don't break the bank can be tricky, but don't you worry: We've rounded up a mix of fun, functional stocking stuffers that people actually want to receive this season.
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2 days ago

Now that's a lot of reasons.

Now that's a lot of reasons.

    Here Are 51 Million Reasons To Stay Home For Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving travelers should expect to be joined by nearly 51 million other Americans this year - more than 3 percent more than last year, AAA projected. That would be the most travelers since 2005. The auto club said people are willing to travel because of a growing economy and low unemployment.
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2 days ago

Wind advisory posted for Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 10 p.m. Sunday for southeastern Massachusetts.Wind of 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 50 mph, will switch from southeast in the morning to west in the afternoon. It will be strong enough to make down branches, causing scattered power loss.Rain this morning will give way to partial sunshine by afternoon. The temperature will drop from the high 50s to the low 40s, with a slight chance of snow showers overnight. [...]

    Wind advisory posted for Sunday
    The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 10 p.m. Sunday for southeastern Massachusetts. Wind of 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 50 mph, will switch from southeast in the morning to west in the afternoon. It will be strong enough to make down branches, causing scattered power loss.
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3 days ago

Some dangerous wind gusts are expected throug...

Some dangerous wind gusts are expected throughout the region.

    Windy Weekend Weather Hitting New High Sunday
    Major bursts of wind will be sweeping across New England the next 24 hours, prompting several weather warnings. Here are some quick-hit notes for what you need to know: A wind advisory is in effect for the vast majority of Massachusetts and Rhode Island until 10 p.m. Sunday.
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3 days ago

Eight games at Gillette Stadium to decide you...

Eight games at Gillette Stadium to decide your 2017 state champions.

    2017 MIAA High School Super Bowl Schedule
    With the semifinals complete, here's a look at the lineup for the 2017 MIAA Super Bowls. All games will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on either Dec. 1 or Dec. 2. THE SCHEDULE Division 1: Everett (9-0) vs. Xaverian (6-4) Division 2: King Philip (10-0) vs.
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3 days ago

This unlimited movie deal is cheaper than pop...

This unlimited movie deal is cheaper than popcorn.

    MoviePass Price Drops Again: Unlimited Films Now Under $7 Monthly
    New York City, NY - The service that lets users watch unlimited movies for a flat fee now costs $7 per month if users sign up for a yearly plan.
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3 days ago

If you have holiday house guests headed your ...

If you have holiday house guests headed your way, this read will make life easier.

    3 Steps To Get Your House Ready For The Holidays
    From cleaning up everything fall left behind to hanging twinkly lights, there are a few things you have to do each year to get your house ready for the holidays. Especially if you're hosting guests. Already stressed? Don't be.
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3 days ago

Read how a Somerville techie spent years on s...

Read how a Somerville techie spent years on shop floors developing Tulip, an app that reboots American manufacturing.

    The MIT Developer Revolutionizing U.S. Factory Jobs
    As many Americans despair over disappearing factory jobs and fear being replaced by a machine, Natan Linder has set out to arm assembly-line workers with cutting-edge tablet technology and help preserve the U.S. manufacturing market. He's launched Tulip, an app designed to smarten, simplify and streamline U.S. production processes.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Nov. 13-18

Your picture could be the next reader photo featured when we return on Nov. 27 after the Thanksgiving break. Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.

    ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Nov. 13-18
    Your picture could be the next reader photo featured when we return on Nov. 27 after the Thanksgiving break. Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.
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3 days ago

This is officially at the top of our holiday ...

This is officially at the top of our holiday wish list.

    This Is The Prettiest TV We've Ever Seen
    We love watching TV, but a big flatscreen doesn't do much for the aesthetic of any room. We used to think having a black box on the wall was just something we had to accept. But not anymore. Meet The Frame, a 4K television that's quite literally a work of art.
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4 days ago

Weekend forecast: Chance of fireballs?

Weekend forecast: Chance of fireballs?

    Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend, Fireballs Possible
    The Leonids meteor shower, which peaks Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18, can be spectacular if Leo the Lion decides to spit fireballs across the sky. That happened more than 50 years ago, on Nov. 17, 1966, when the Leonids produced thousands of meteors in a 15-minute span.
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4 days ago

Look up! You might catch some awesome sights ...

Look up! You might catch some awesome sights tonight.

    Leonids 2017 Meteor Shower Peak Weekend In Massachusetts
    The Leonids meteor shower, which peaks Nov. 17-18, has produced some of the greatest meteor storms in history and is capable of producing thousands of meteors during a 15-minute span, as happened on Nov. 17, 1966. This year, there is no moon to intrude on the Leonids meteor shower, which NASA calls "the greatest meteor show of all time."
    https://patch.com

4 days ago

See the video of the Vietnam Vet from Woburn ...

See the video of the Vietnam Vet from Woburn being reunited with his buddy Sam.

    Service Dog That Went Missing In Woburn Has Been Found
    WOBURN, MA -- Sam, the service dog for William "Chuck" Colacchio, a Green Beret who served in Vietnam, has been found. Sam was found Friday in Mary Cummings Park after more than a week that included hundreds of social media posts and shares, a aerial search by drone with an infrared-equipped camera and volunteers scouring woods near the intersection of Cambridge and Bedford Roads in Woburn, where Sam went missing last Thursday night.
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4 days ago

It's a bird, it's a plane... Wait, it's WHAT?...

It's a bird, it's a plane... Wait, it's WHAT?

    Navy Pilot 'Draws' Male Genitalia In Sky Over Washington
    OKANOGAN, WA - Okanogan County is sparsely populated, but even still, plenty of residents witnessed an obscene event in the sky above them recently. A Navy pilot used exhaust from his jet to draw a giant, cartoonish penis - complete with testicles - in the sky.
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4 days ago

A 23-year-old Patriots fan has purchased the ...

A 23-year-old Patriots fan has purchased the home of the former Patriots tight end.

    Aaron Hernandez's Home Sold To Patriots Fan
    Foxborough, MA - The former home of the late ex-Patriots' tight end has a new owner.
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4 days ago

This is what your face could be saying about ...

This is what your face could be saying about you. (via Boston Patch)

    This Face-Recognition App Could Potentially Identify Diseases
    By Heidi Legg What happens when a tech artist and her gene-scientist husband try to wow the crowd at a "Nerd Nite" event in Kendall Square? They pitch an idea for an app to help fight disease by crowd-sourcing millions of 3-D digital maps of human faces.
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4 days ago

What's next for Hancock Village

On the second night of Brookline special Town Meeting on Nov. 15, Town Meeting members voted down a series of zoning articles related to Hancock Village. The articles, termed “Big Bertha” by Town Moderator Edward Gadsby, were the final product of negotiations between the town and developer, Chestnut Hill Real Estate. Negotiations have been ongoing for nine years, according to Select Board Chairman Neil Wishinsky. “That’s longer than [...]

    What's next for Hancock Village
    On the second night of Brookline special Town Meeting on Nov. 15, Town Meeting members voted down a series of zoning articles related to Hancock Village. The articles, termed "Big Bertha" by Town Moderator Edward Gadsby, were the final product of negotiations between the town and developer, Chestnut Hill Real Estate.
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4 days ago

Survey identifies Massachusetts school buildings in need

When it comes to funding for school building projects in Massachusetts, supply can't keep up with demand.

    Survey identifies Massachusetts school buildings in need
    When it comes to funding for school building projects in Massachusetts, supply can't keep up with demand. When it comes to funding for school building projects in Massachusetts, supply can't keep up with demand.
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4 days ago

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

Check out You Want to Stuff WHAT? 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, 11-17-17
    Check out You Want to tuff WHAT? 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.
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4 days ago

Where is the best place in town to hang out o...

Where is the best place in town to hang out on Thanksgiving Eve?

    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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4 days ago

Women find success on Massachusetts ballots

One year after the 2016 presidential election sent a shock through the political world, local women made waves of their own on municipal ballots across Massachusetts.

    Women find success on Massachusetts ballots
    One year after the 2016 presidential election sent a shock through the political world, local women made waves of their own on municipal ballots across Massachusetts. One year after the 2016 presidential election sent a shock through the political world, local women made waves of their own on municipal ballots across Massachusetts.
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4 days ago

Which Massachusetts marshes can survive in rising seas?

In some coastal areas, saltwater marshes could migrate inland as sea levels rise, giving them a unique ability to adapt to a changing environment.

    Which Massachusetts marshes can survive in rising seas?
    In some coastal areas, saltwater marshes could migrate inland as sea levels rise, giving them a unique ability to adapt to a changing environment. In some coastal areas, saltwater marshes could migrate inland as sea levels rise, giving them a unique ability to adapt to a changing environment. Funded by the U.S.
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4 days ago

The big day is officially one week away! Let ...

The big day is officially one week away! Let the holiday shopping games begin. 🎁

    How To Win Amazon Black Friday 2017
    Thanksgiving is next week, folks, which means now is the time to finalize the Turkey Day menu and devise your holiday shopping game plan. Black Friday sales kick off on Nov. 24, and pre-Black Friday sales are already in full swing on Amazon.
    https://patch.com

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