14 hours ago

It was another all-too-busy week for police i...

It was another all-too-busy week for police in Massachusetts. See the incidents that stood out.

    'Grinch' Thief · 23K Bags Of Heroin · Revenge Porn Charge: MA PD
    Massachusetts police agencies faced another busy holiday week, responding to incidents allegedly involving a holiday package thief in Norwood, a massive heroin bust in Springfield and the arrest of a Boston man charged under a new "revenge porn" law. In Norwood, 43-year-old Nakia Gunter was arrested Tuesday after police said he stole packages from the doorsteps of houses across town.
    https://patch.com

16 hours ago

Got something to say? Want to share one of yo...

Got something to say? Want to share one of your passions? Interested in reporting local news? Here's how to do it on Patch.

    Want To Post On Patch? It's Easy As 1-2-3
    Patch has long been teaming up with locals motivated to highlight the people, places, events and stories that make their communities unique. And now it's easier than ever to get your voice on Patch. So whether you're a writer interested in becoming a contributing writer on our site or you're passionate about sharing events for your local nonprofit, here's how to start posting on Patch.
    https://patch.com

19 hours ago

Big week in marijuana retail law. See what's ...

Big week in marijuana retail law. See what's on the table to be approved.

    Pot Rules Take Shape In Important Week For Retail Marijuana Sales
    BOSTON, MA - It's been a bumpy road to toking up ever since Bay State voters approved a legal recreational marijuana industry last year. The new law was supposed to go into effect Dec. 15, 2016. But there have been more questions than answers.
    https://patch.com

19 hours ago

The Haven JP shared their post.

Scottish Fiddles tomorrow at Brunch! Christmas tunes!!!

19 hours ago

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Dec. 11-14

Your picture could be the next reader photo featured! 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, Dec. 11-14
    Your picture could be the next reader photo featured! Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

20 hours ago

Your favorite store may be closing next year....

Your favorite store may be closing next year.

    Retailers Closing Stores In 2018: List
    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

23 hours ago

They're arguably the hardest people on your l...

They're arguably the hardest people on your list to shop for. But we're here to help. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday 2017: The Best Gifts For Teenagers
    Shopping for teens can be tricky. If you don't know what's hot RN (that's teen speak for right now), there's a good chance you'll end up giving a gift that's dated, dorky or just generally unwanted. Not to worry, though, folks: That's where we come in.
    https://patch.com

33 hours ago

December 2017 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes: (1) 606-610 Centre Street (Fancy Schmancy dog daycare applying to amend occupancy from retail, nail salon, laundry, and doggie day care with accessory retail to nail salon, laundry, and doggie day care with accessory retail – dog day care to take over retail space; new space will function as play space for dogs, all dog washing to remain in existing space), (2)  the return of 31-33 Woodlawn Street (modify existing building to create 3-family residence with exterior decks; construct second 3-family residence; total of 6 residential units with 6 parking spaces on site); and, (3)  the return of  8 Wyman Street (confirm occupancy as a single-family, change to two-family residential dwelling).   To review materials submitted to the committee for these projects, click here.

    December 2017 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Zoning Committee: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.
    http://www.jpnc.org

41 hours ago

Need a Christmas date idea? Here are four no-...

Need a Christmas date idea? Here are four no-brainers if you don't mind dressing up for a night out. (We'll be at Fuddruckers if you need us.)

    4 Massachusetts Restaurants Make Nation's Top 100: OpenTable
    Looking to take your loved one a Christmas date to the city, but you don't know where to get a fancy meal that is actually worth going to? Well the people at OpenTable know what they are talking about, and they just released a list of the top 100 restaurants in America.
    https://patch.com

41 hours ago

Brookline looking years ahead with Major Parcel Study

Brookline schools aren’t the only ones in need of more space--several town departments are running short as well. In an effort to take a look at the bigger picture, the town's Department of Planning and Community Development is overseeing two planning studies of the town’s needs and resources. In the spring the department launched a Strategic Asset Plan (SAP) and a Major Parcel Study (MPS). [...]

    Brookline looking years ahead with Major Parcel Study
    Brookline schools aren't the only ones in need of more space--several town departments are running short as well. In an effort to take a look at the bigger picture, the town's Department of Planning and Community Development is overseeing two planning studies of the town's needs and resources.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

42 hours ago

"But I have chosen to forgive you. I have lea...

"But I have chosen to forgive you. I have learned that the decision to forgive is ours and ours alone."

    Boston, Brussels Terror Victim Forgives Attackers
    BOSTON, MA - A man who survived two terror attacks has a message for the assailants: I forgive you. Mason Wells was a short distance from one of the two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, killing three spectators and wounding 260 others.
    https://patch.com

43 hours ago

Eat, sleep, poop, sniff for bombs. (via Chica...

Eat, sleep, poop, sniff for bombs. (via Chicago Patch)

    Rookie Bomb Sniffing Dog Keeps Pooping In Terminals At Midway
    CHICAGO, IL - A rookie bomb-sniffing dog for the Transportation Security Administration at Midway International Airport has been having some bowel control issues while at work. A 2-year-old German Shepherd has been dropping her own packages around the terminals and concourses of the airport since she started on the job, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
    https://patch.com

45 hours ago

A 16-year-veteran of the DOJ was confirmed by...

A 16-year-veteran of the DOJ was confirmed by the Senate Thursday.

    Sharon's Andrew Lelling Confirmed As Mass. U.S. Attorney
    SHARON, MA - The United States Senate on Thursday confirmed Sharon resident Andrew Lelling as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, the USAO said. Lelling, a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice, served first in the Civil Rights Division and then as an assistant U.S.
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

A few inches of snow could accompany you on y...

A few inches of snow could accompany you on your commute home.

    MA Weather: Friday Burst Of Snow On Deck
    More snow tonight? You better believe it. For the first third of fourth time since last weekend (depending on where you live) you'll see some snow. Tonight's snowfall - looking like it'll come in time for the evening commute - will be more a nuisance than a weekend-altering event.
    https://patch.com

47 hours ago

Three roaring fires cut through the bitter co...

Three roaring fires cut through the bitter cold night, and one person died as a result.

    1 Dead In 3 Overnight Blazes
    One person was killed in Oxford, where firefighters fought one of three large blazes overnight as temperatures got close to single digits. The victim in the Oxford three-alarm was not identified Friday morning. WBZ reports a woman in her 90s and her two dogs perished in the flames.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Brookline seeking public input on recreational marijuana regs

With the state expected to start accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses in April, Brookline is seeking public input on potential regulations, starting with a survey. According to Economic Development & Long-term Planner Francisco Torres, the town is hoping to bring local regulation by-laws to Town Meeting in May, meaning the town has to finalize any warrant articles by March when the warrant closes. “It’s kind of a tight deadline,” [...]

    Brookline seeking public input on recreational marijuana regs
    With the state expected to start accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses in April, Brookline is seeking public input on potential regulations, starting with a survey. According to Economic Development & Long-term Planner Francisco Torres, the town is hoping to bring local regulation by-laws to Town Meeting in May, meaning the town has to finalize any warrant articles by March when the warrant closes.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

JP Resident Tells Tale of Income Inequality in ‘Living Between Stories’

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/15/jp-resident-tells-tale-of-income-inequality-in-living-between-stories/29477)

    JP Resident Tells Tale of Income Inequality in 'Living Between Stories'
    Jamaica Plain's Chuck Collins has spent the last three decades examining trends of income and wealth inequality. In the new film, "Living Between Stories," Collins tackles the topic with personal stories while reframing historical analysis. "We are living between stories, as Charles Eisenstein
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

If Instagram existed 10yrs ago you would all ...

If Instagram existed 10yrs ago you would all have known this band. #publichouse

    The Haven JP
    If Instagram existed 10yrs ago you would all have known this band. #publichouse
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The Haven JP was live.

    The Haven JP
    The Haven JP, Jamaica Plain, MA. 3.9K likes. Welcome to New England's only Scottish Restaurant and Bar. We have a Scottish menu made from scratch with love. A Scotch list of over 30 Single Malts and...
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

He's worth about $50 million, so you know it'...

He's worth about $50 million, so you know it's nice.

    Uno's Pizzeria Former CEO To Sell Newton Mansion For $2 Million
    NEWTON, MA -The former owner of Unos Pizzeria is selling his Newton mansion - the home where he and his family have lived since the 1970s. Arron Spencer, founded Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. was the CEO until he sold the company in 2011. He happens to also own a piece of undeveloped land in Newton.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Police in one Massachusetts city got some kin...

Police in one Massachusetts city got some kind of score in this bust.

    MA Police Seize 23,000+ Bags Of Heroin
    SPRINGFIELD, MA - Police seized thousands of bags of heroin during a raid of a Springfield home Wednesday afternoon. Police allegedly found approximately 23,750 bags of heroin, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia and nearly $13,000 at the Gresham Street home. Two residents, 23-year-old Brian Santiago and 46-year-old Javier Torres, were arrested.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

You don't need to be Santa to make someone's ...

You don't need to be Santa to make someone's Christmas.

    MA Toddler Battling Leukemia Wants Cards For Christmas
    MILTON, MA - On Monday, 2 1/2-year-old Hannah Serpa received a Christmas card from her great aunt. The inside popped up when she opened it. Delighted, she moved on to the one sent to her sister, 1-year-old Blaire. She didn't stop there. She went through the rest of the Serpas' mail, tearing open cards and bills.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Library events: Dec. 21–28

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.Hello Ryan Brennan!Hello Brookline! My name is Ryan Brennan, and I’ve recently taken over as the branch supervisor at the Coolidge Corner Library. As I’ve started to get acclimated to this great library and wonderful neighborhood we want to put in a concerted effort to bring you more library programming for adults. [...]

    Library events: Dec. 21-28
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.Hello Ryan Brennan!Hello Brookline! My name is Ryan Brennan, and I've recently taken over as the branch supervisor at the Coolidge Corner Library.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to d...

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their home. One night before, their vehicle was found on fire in Boston.

    6 Years Later, Andover Murders Still A Mystery
    ANDOVER, MA - Six years ago today, John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their Orchard Crossing home. One night before, their Lexus SUV was found on fire on Prince Street in Boston. Today, Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe and Essex County District attorney Jonathan Blodgett are renewing a plea for anyone with information on their murders to come forth.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

It lasted for about 30 minutes near St. Mary'...

It lasted for about 30 minutes near St. Mary's church... but what was it about? Do you know? Did you see it? Let us know.

    Possible Strike in Brookline Village: Reports
    BROOKLINE, MA - Patch is getting some reports of a individuals out and about in Brookline Village shouting that they're on strike. We're following up. In the mean time, if you're part of the group or know someone who is, email jenna.fisher@Patch.com and let's talk. This is a breaking news update.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Nearly 6 million views since yesterday: Have ...

Nearly 6 million views since yesterday: Have you seen it?

    Teen's Harvard University Acceptance Video Goes Viral
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - A Louisiana teenager's video of his acceptance to Harvard University has gone viral, drawing more than 5.7 million times since it was posted yesterday. The video shows Ayrton Little, a resident of Breaux Bridge, LA, wearing a Harvard sweater and surrounded by classmates at TM Landry College Preparatory while he checks his admission status online.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-14-17

Check out Holiday Reflections 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, 12-14-17
    Check out Holiday Reflections 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

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: A per capita look at on- and off-premise liquor licenses

What do you the number of liquor licenses issued to business in your town - and how do they compare to other towns?This visualization shows the retail and on-site liquor licenses issued in each community looked at by Wicked Local. Use the arrows to scroll between visualization and use filters to narrow the data views and isolate specific town data. Mix and match. Mouse over the charts for data.Data caveats: This database shows the liquor licenses per community as it was [...]

    INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: A per capita look at on- and off-premise liquor licenses
    What do you the number of liquor licenses issued to business in your town - and how do they compare to other towns?This visualization shows the retail and on-site liquor licenses issued in each community looked at by Wicked Local. Use the arrows to scroll between visualization and use filters to narrow the data views and isolate specific town data.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

SPECIAL REPORT: Is it time for a change in alcohol licensing in the commonwealth?

The Issue: The sale of liquor in Massachsuetts is governed by an 84-year-old system of state regulations, sharing jurisdiction with cities and towns. Why it matters: Liquor licenses can fuel economic growth and prosperity as restaurants open, but that prosperity must be balanced with the public safety and health concerns.

    SPECIAL REPORT: Is it time for a change in alcohol licensing in the commonwealth?
    The Issue: The sale of liquor in Massachsuetts is governed by an 84-year-old system of state regulations, sharing jurisdiction with cities and towns. Why it matters: Liquor licenses can fuel economic growth and prosperity as restaurants open, but that prosperity must be balanced with the public safety and health concerns.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

It's usually not the case, but we might get l...

It's usually not the case, but we might get luck this year.

    White Christmas In Massachusetts? We've Got A Shot
    Christmas is 11 days away. It's too early to say it will or won't snow on Dec. 25, but it's not too early to look at the facts and see what our odds are. In a vacuum, the odds aren't great.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Special event licenses, home delivery: marijuana restrictions debated

The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working towards industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.The commission on Monday worked through policies dealing with home delivery of marijuana products and social consumption of marijuana, among others. The policies, some of which were agreed to Monday, will be enshrined into [...]

    Special event licenses, home delivery: marijuana restrictions debated
    The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working towards industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

Led By JP Resident, ESC Celebrates 35 Years of Helping Nonprofits

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/14/led-by-jp-resident-esc-celebrates-35-years-of-helping-nonprofits/29773)

    Led By JP Resident, ESC Celebrates 35 Years of Helping Nonprofits
    Empower Success Corps (ESC) - an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits in New England succeed - recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with an event at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. Julie Crockford, a Jamaica Plain resident and ESC's executive director for the pas
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days ago

Scrappy could barely walk back in August. The...

Scrappy could barely walk back in August. The MSPCA-Angell fixed him up and now he needs a home this holiday season!

    MSPCA Seeks a Ho-Ho-Home for Tiny Yorkie with 'Floating Head'
    If badges for courage were awarded to homeless animals then two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier "Scrappy" would surely win, say staff at the MSPCA-Angell who have been caring for the tiny four-legged pup since he arrived at the shelter in August barely able to walk, and with a worrisome leftward tilt to
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

MSPCA Seeks a Ho-Ho-Home for Tiny Yorkie with ‘Floating Head’

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/13/mspca-seeks-a-ho-ho-home-for-tiny-yorkie-with-floating-head/29855)

    MSPCA Seeks a Ho-Ho-Home for Tiny Yorkie with 'Floating Head'
    If badges for courage were awarded to homeless animals then two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier "Scrappy" would surely win, say staff at the MSPCA-Angell who have been caring for the tiny four-legged pup since he arrived at the shelter in August barely able to walk, and with a worrisome leftward tilt to
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days 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

3 days ago

JP resident performing in Ghost Light Players...

JP resident performing in Ghost Light Players' adapted production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

    JP Resident Performing in Ghost Light Players' Holiday 'Radio Play'
    For the third year in a row, Ghost Light Players of MetroWest will be holding their annual fundraising event in the form of a live radio play.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days ago

Mayor Walsh column: Support small businesses ...

Mayor Walsh column: Support small businesses during the holidays to keep our neighborhoods thriving all year long

    Mayor Walsh: Support Small Bizs During Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long
    I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that's helping Dorches
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

JP Resident Performing in Ghost Light Players’ Holiday ‘Radio Play’

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/13/jp-resident-performing-in-ghost-light-players-holiday-radio-play/29749)

    JP Resident Performing in Ghost Light Players' Holiday 'Radio Play'
    For the third year in a row, Ghost Light Players of MetroWest will be holding their annual fundraising event in the form of a live radio play.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

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