1 hour ago

Downsizing and the lack of housing stock in Brookline

As Brookline faces the challenge of meeting an increasing demand for senior-friendly housing, it is not alone. Many Boston-area communities like Needham, Wellesley and Newton are seeing a large portion of their populations reach retirement age and begin to look for downsizing options.In Brookline, where 14,960 residents, or 25 percent of the town’s population, are over age 55, there are not many downsizing options. The problem is a [...]

    Downsizing and the lack of housing stock in Brookline
    As Brookline faces the challenge of meeting an increasing demand for senior-friendly housing, it is not alone. Many Boston-area communities like Needham, Wellesley and Newton are seeing a large portion of their populations reach retirement age and begin to look for downsizing options.In Brookline, where 14,960 residents, or 25 percent of the town's population, are over age 55, there are not many downsizing options.
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1 hour ago

You're invited: Physician Finance: Planning f...

You're invited: Physician Finance: Planning for Residents https://trib.al/HM38wxY

    Physician Finance: Planning for Residents
    In this class you'll learn how to protect yourself from the unique career risks that doctors face like malpractice, and how to protect one of your greatest asset, your ability to do what you do. You'll also learn some strategies for creating a solid financial foundation, saving for your future, and paying down student debt.
    https://patch.com

3 hours ago

Nero is doing better, it appears.

Nero is doing better, it appears.

    Shot Cape Cod Police Dog 'Stronger By The Day'
    YARMOUTH, MA - "Nero," the Yarmouth police dog shot searching for a career criminal in Barnstable earlier this month, is becoming "stronger by the day," police said Tuesday. Nero and his handler, Officer Sean Gannon, were shot April 12 while serving a search warrant in Barnstable. Gannon was killed.
    https://patch.com

5 hours ago

The next 24 hours will be very wet.

The next 24 hours will be very wet.

    MA Weather Forecast: 'Widespread Soaking' Rain Inbound
    A "widespread soaking rainfall" is inbound, and it may make for a tough morning commute. The National Weather Service is warning of downpours that will drop 1-1.5 inches of rain across most of Massachusetts. The rain is expected to move in late Tuesday night. It will intensify late Wednesday morning into the afternoon.
    https://patch.com

6 hours ago

From Boston to Salem to Newton to Wrentham .....

From Boston to Salem to Newton to Wrentham ... they finally got her.

    Woman Wanted On 35 Warrants In 17 Towns Arrested: Boston Police
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Police say they've arrested a woman wanted on 35 warrants from more than 15 municipalities from Cambridge and Boston as far North as Salem and as far South as Dedham and Hingham. At about 2:30 p.m.
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7 hours ago

We get to keep him a bit longer, folks.

We get to keep him a bit longer, folks.

    Rob Gronkowski Will Play For Patriots In 2018
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The will he/won't he saga of Rob Gronkowski is over. Gronkowski announced on his Instagram account that he will play football in 2018, ending months-long speculation that he was going to return and possibly join the WWE or try his hand at action movies.
    https://patch.com

8 hours ago

Whoa! That's some kind of pothole.

Whoa! That's some kind of pothole.

    Watch Out For The Sinkhole On Rt. 9
    WELLESLEY, MA - Expect delays on the commute home tonight as repair crews work on a large sinkhole on Route 9 East prior to Route 15 near Shaw Road. MassDOT is on the scene and repairs are underway, according to the Wellesley Police Department.
    https://patch.com

9 hours ago

In 2003, Brian R. Chevalier beat, sexually as...

In 2003, Brian R. Chevalier beat, sexually assaulted and threatened to kill a woman while holding her captive for 21 hours.

    Murder Victim's Fiance Kidnapped Ex-Girlfriend In 2003: Patch PM
    Hello and welcome back. Did you miss any of today's headlines on Patch? Not to worry. We've got you covered with this list of the most share-worthy articles from the Massachusetts Patch network. In 2003, Brian R. Chevalier beat, sexually assaulted and threatened to kill a woman while holding her captive for 21 hours.
    https://patch.com

10 hours ago

Hefner pleads not guilty, ordered to stay away from State House

The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.During a court appearance just around the corner from the State House, Assistant Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Bryon Hefner to stay away from the grounds of the state capitol. Medeiros and the attorneys for Hefner also agreed on [...]

    Hefner pleads not guilty, ordered to stay away from State House
    The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

11 hours ago

A soldier maimed in an Afghanistan bombing ha...

A soldier maimed in an Afghanistan bombing has received the world's first penis transplant. (via Baltimore Patch)

    Soldier Receives First Ever Penis Transplant In Baltimore
    BALTIMORE, MD - A soldier who received the world's first penis and scrotum transplant is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week, officials with Johns Hopkins Medicine reported on Monday. A team of 11 surgeons conducted the groundbreaking procedure.
    https://patch.com

11 hours ago

Find out where this beer advocate gets the be...

Find out where this beer advocate gets the best brew in Boston.

    'Pork And Pints Boston' Blogger Lisa Nichols' Guide To Boston
    New England foodie Lisa Nichols has always had a great love for food and the culture surrounding it. As a proud Bostonian, her favorite things include hops, pork belly, dumplings and Boston sports - all of which can be seen featured in her popular blog and Instagram account, Pork and Pints Boston.
    https://patch.com

12 hours ago

Hefner pleads not guilty, order to stay away from State House

The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.During a court appearance just around the corner from the State House, Assistant Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Bryon Hefner to stay away from the grounds of the state capitol. Medeiros and the attorneys for Hefner also agreed on [...]

    Hefner pleads not guilty, order to stay away from State House
    The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

14 hours ago

Here's what you need to know about the next C...

Here's what you need to know about the next Comm Ave Bridge replacement that's coming this summer.

    Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project: How It Could Impact You
    BOSTON, MA - Remember that three week stretch last summer where the Comm Ave Bridge was mostly closed down and traffic below was rerouted? Get ready for part 2. Goodbye, Commonwealth Ave. For a two weeks this summer, at least. MassDOT is closing Comm. Ave.
    https://patch.com

14 hours ago

Bryon Hefner is charged with 10 felony charge...

Bryon Hefner is charged with 10 felony charges, including sexual assault.

    Ex-Senate President's Estranged Husband Pleads Not Guilty
    BOSTON, MA - The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted or harassed several men. Bryon Hefner, 30, was released on personal recognizance after making his first court appearance since being indicted by a grand jury last month.
    https://patch.com

14 hours ago

If you are south of Boston, there is a major ...

If you are south of Boston, there is a major crash that has closed all lanes of I-93 North in Milton.

    I-93 North Traffic: Lanes Open Following Serious Crash
    MILTON, MA - Due to a serious car crash on Interstate 93 North in Milton, all northbound lanes on the highway have were initially closed. Drivers are encouraged by MassDOT to seek alternate routes to avoid delays.. Traffic is backed up a half-mile from the Granite Avenue exit in Milton, according to State Police.
    https://patch.com

25 hours ago

HSHA Annual Meeting Monday May 7

HSHA Annual Meeting Monday May 7

    HSHA Annual Meeting Monday May 7
    Come one, come all to the High Street Hill Association Annual Meeting, Monday, May 7th 2018 at the Latvian Lutheran Church, 58 Irving Street starting at 6 pm. As per tradition, it's a Family Potluck Dinner - those with last names beginning with A-F please bring a salad, G-M a main dish, and N-Z a dessert - followed by an interesting program and Annual Business Meeting and Board Election to follow.
    http://highstreethill.org

27 hours ago

Police are looking for the child and his 15-y...

Police are looking for the child and his 15-year-old mother, last seen in Newburyport. Please share!

    Missing 4-Month-Old Is In Danger: State Police
    NEWBURYPORT, MA - State Police have issued a missing and endangered child alert for a 4-month-old boy from Newburyport. The boy, Jacob Van Voorhis, was taken by his 15-year-old mother Shantel from DARE Family services, where they both were living. Shantel didn't not take Jacob's antibiotic for his ear infection, and he is on special soy formula.
    https://patch.com

29 hours ago

Officials said that yesterday's fire started ...

Officials said that yesterday's fire started in a microwave oven.

    Fatal Sturbridge Fire Started In Microwave Oven
    STURBRIDGE, MA-A fire that killed an elderly woman in a Sturbridge home stemmed from a microwave oven, according to authorities. State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Worcester District Attorney Joseph P. Early Jr., Sturbridge Fire Chief John Grasso and Sturbridge Police Chief Thomas J.
    https://patch.com

29 hours ago

Shiva Ayyadurai, who is looking to unseat Eli...

Shiva Ayyadurai, who is looking to unseat Elizabeth Warren, is a "Real Indian." You can see where this is headed.

    U.S. Senate Candidate Sues After Cambridge Shuts Down Slogan
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - One of the candidates challenging Elizabeth Warren for her U.S. Senate seat has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cambridge accusing it of violating his First Amendment rights.
    https://patch.com

30 hours ago

The hits keep on coming for the State Police....

The hits keep on coming for the State Police.

    MSP Payroll Director Arraigned For Misappropriating Thousands
    FRAMINGHAM, MA- The head of payroll for the Massachusetts State Police was arraigned on Monday on charges that she misappropriated nearly $24,000 in funds through her position. Denise Ezekiel, 49, of Holbrook, was arraigned on Monday in Framingham District Court on one count of larceny over $250 in connection with an alleged misappropriation of $23,900 in Massachusetts State Police payroll funds, said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.
    https://patch.com

32 hours ago

You're invited: Catherine Andre Trunk Show ht...

You're invited: Catherine Andre Trunk Show https://trib.al/gkFLqhh

    Catherine Andre Trunk Show
    LuxCouture Invites You To Join Us For Our Catherine Andre Trunk Show Catherine Andre is a French designer who magically creates contemporary knits with contrasting textures and multiple patterns. Bouquets of color artfully all mixed together for a one of a kind mix and match collection.
    https://patch.com

33 hours ago

BROOKLINE ELECTIONS: How will candidates move the ninth school process along?

The Brookline Annual Town election is heating up as candidates vie for spots in the midst of debates on such hot button topics as the override and the ninth school search. Of particular note this year are the contested Select Board and School Committee races. This week in the TAB’s question of the week, the School Committee and Select Board candidates discuss the ninth school search process. Question: The process to identify a solution [...]

    BROOKLINE ELECTIONS: How will candidates move the ninth school process along?
    The Brookline Annual Town election is heating up as candidates vie for spots in the midst of debates on such hot button topics as the override and the ninth school search. Of particular note this year are the contested Select Board and School Committee races.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

33 hours ago

How the latest round of Comm. Ave. bridge construction will impact you

This summer, residents of Cambridgeport, Brookline and Allston will have to grit their teeth as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans more construction on the bridge that carries Commonwealth Avenue over the Massachusetts Turnpike.The eastbound side of the bridge was demolished and rebuilt over 20 days in the summer of 2017. This year's demolition and construction work will take place over 15 days, according to a MassDOT press release. The $110 million project will make [...]

    How the latest round of Comm. Ave. bridge construction will impact you
    This summer, residents of Cambridgeport, Brookline and Allston will have to grit their teeth as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans more construction on the bridge that carries Commonwealth Avenue over the Massachusetts Turnpike.The eastbound side of the bridge was demolished and rebuilt over 20 days in the summer of 2017.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

34 hours ago

If you're heading north of Boston right now, ...

If you're heading north of Boston right now, be aware of very heavy delays past 95.

    I-93 Traffic: Lanes Reopened For Multi-Vehicle Wilmington Crash
    WILMINGTON, MA - All lanes of I-93 North have been reopened after three were closed following a multi-vehicle crash just past Exit 31. The crash involved a box truck. There were very heavy delays as of 3:45 p.m., according to Google Maps.
    https://patch.com

34 hours ago

Some good news! A humpback was untangled from...

Some good news! A humpback was untangled from fishing nets it got caught up in off the Cape.

    Humpback Whale Rescue In Cape Cod Bay
    CAPE COD BAY - A humpback whale tangled in fishing gear in Cape Cod Bay Sunday was cut free by researchers. The rescue happened off Hyannis. The Center for Coastal Studies said a group with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises spotted the whale in distress and called for help.
    https://patch.com

34 hours 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.April spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty – 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Food Pantry – volunteers for morning and afternoon (able to lift 30 lbs.) set-up, shopping assistance and Russian interpreters from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays; Food [...]

    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.April spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month's spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty - 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Food Pantry - volunteers for morning and afternoon (able to lift 30 lbs.)
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

34 hours 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.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are [...]

    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.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are getting ready for the opening of the campus building this coming year.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

34 hours ago

Florida student's racist prom proposal references 'picking cotton'

Noah Crowley's sign said, 'If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking u 4 prom.'

    Florida student's racist prom proposal references 'picking cotton'
    Noah Crowley's sign said, 'If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking u 4 prom.' SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - A Riverview High student is under fire after using a racist sign to ask his girlfriend to the school's prom.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

34 hours ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, April 26Annual Town Election Forum: 4-6 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. Free. Select Board and School Committee candidates, override and debt exclusion proposals. Sponsored by Brookline Senior Center and BrooklineCAN Livable Community Advocacy Committee.Wine and Investing: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Free. For information: 617-695-4617; ingoodcompany@massmutual. [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, April 26Annual Town Election Forum: 4-6 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. Free. Select Board and School Committee candidates, override and debt exclusion proposals. Sponsored by Brookline Senior Center and BrooklineCAN Livable Community Advocacy Committee.Wine and Investing: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Free.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

35 hours ago

"We have the watch from here," police said in...

"We have the watch from here," police said in a final call.

    Yarmouth Police Honor Sean Gannon In Final Radio Call
    YARMOUTH, MA - "We have the watch from here." So marked the final radio call for Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon, who was shot and killed earlier this month searching for a career criminal in Barnstable. Gannon, 32, was laid to rest last week and as tradition, police honored him with a final radio call to his patrol car.
    https://patch.com

35 hours ago

He'll be back, it appears.

He'll be back, it appears.

    Tom Brady Expected To Be Back In 2018, Agent Says
    Despite the will he/won't he drama surrounding Tom Brady's future, we should expect him to lead the team on to the field and take his position behind center for the Patriots next season. Brady's agent Don Yee told ESPN that he expects his client to to play in 2018.
    https://patch.com

35 hours ago

Stanley spent four years living on NYC's stre...

Stanley spent four years living on NYC's streets. Then along came Michael and Kate Sloan. (via Tribeca Patch)

    'They're Family': Act Of Kindness Plucks Man From Life On Streets
    TRIBECA, NY - This winter, as snow pummeled New York City, a homeless man named Stanley slept in a bed for the first time in four years.
    https://patch.com

36 hours ago

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrating 60 years

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrates its 60th anniversary during the 2017-18 season.BYSO works to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.At its founding in 1958, BYSO was a single orchestra of 80 young players. [...]

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrating 60 years
    The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrates its 60th anniversary during the 2017-18 season.BYSO works to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.At its founding in 1958, BYSO was a single orchestra of 80 young players.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

36 hours ago

Chris Flisher: Pluto bring great impact

Week of April 23The mighty, but little outer planet, Pluto turns retrograde at the beginning of the week. As mentioned in previous writings, Pluto is the harbinger of change and usually in a fairly dramatic and long-running manner. Much of that depends on the individual's chart. There is a portion of your life where Pluto is currently positioned. It is in this area where you will likely see the greatest impact. Also if Pluto is in aspect to any other planet in an [...]

    Chris Flisher: Pluto bring great impact
    Week of April 23The mighty, but little outer planet, Pluto turns retrograde at the beginning of the week. As mentioned in previous writings, Pluto is the harbinger of change and usually in a fairly dramatic and long-running manner. Much of that depends on the individual's chart.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

36 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, 4-23-18

Check out Tiptoe through the Tulips 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 Photos of the Day, 4-23-18
    Check out Tiptoe through the Tulips 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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37 hours ago

It might be a slow climb to beach weather, bu...

It might be a slow climb to beach weather, but spring and even summer are indeed coming.

    MA Spring, Summer Weather Forecast A Welcome Sight
    Not that anyone will be complaining as long as the weather continues improving, but don't expect a traditional scorcher of a summer this year. It might continue to be a slow climb to beach weather, though. The Weather Company over the weekend released a three-month outlook for late spring/early summer.
    https://patch.com

38 hours ago

Burt Reed, an ex-city councilor and School Co...

Burt Reed, an ex-city councilor and School Committee member, allegedly had sex with a child he met on the internet.

    Former Newburyport City Councilor Charged With Child Rape
    NEWBURYPORT, MA - A former Newburyport city councilor and School Committee member has been accused of child rape after allegedly having sex with a child he met on the internet. Burt Reed, 42, was arrested Friday evening and charged with three counts of rape and abuse of a child, enticement of a child under 16, disseminating of matter harmful to minors, and possession of child pornography.
    https://patch.com

38 hours ago

16-year-old Kyle Plush made frantic calls to ...

16-year-old Kyle Plush made frantic calls to 911 after becoming trapped inside his minivan but police never found him. (via Cincinnati Patch)

    Call To 911 With Dying Teen's Location Never Got To Cops
    CINCINNATI, OH - Kyle Plush, the 16-year-old boy who became trapped inside his minivan and made two frantic calls to 911 pleading for help, had pinpointed his location and provided details about his vehicle, but the information was never forwarded to police officers who may have spent only minutes searching for him before he died.
    https://patch.com

40 hours ago

Catch up on the stories you may have missed f...

Catch up on the stories you may have missed from over the weekend.

    Judge Fights For Job|Woman Found Strangled: Weekend Review
    A judge who had sex in the courthouse, a scam that is low even by scamming standards, and the loss of a State House staple. Before we get too well-acquainted with this week, catch up on the stories you may have missed over the weekend.
    https://patch.com

40 hours ago

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Blame it on the rain

One early poll does not make a congressman. But it can help shape the narrative of a race.

    STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Blame it on the rain
    One early poll does not make a congressman. But it can help shape the narrative of a race. A recap and analysis of the week in state government. One early poll does not make a congressman. But it can help shape the narrative of a race.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

40 hours ago

Share signs of spring shots

It’s taken a while, but our fickle New England spring is finally settling in. Buds on the trees are starting to bloom and everything is greening up; proof the promise of a season of sunshine and rebirth has been kept. We’re shedding our winter layers and longer and warmer days have drawn us back outdoors to enjoy nature's renewal.From the playground and the soccer fields to the biking and hiking trails, show us how you get into the swing of spring and capture the [...]

    Share signs of spring shots
    It's taken a while, but our fickle New England spring is finally settling in. Buds on the trees are starting to bloom and everything is greening up; proof the promise of a season of sunshine and rebirth has been kept. We're shedding our winter layers and longer and warmer days have drawn us back outdoors to enjoy nature's renewal.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

40 hours ago

Now he's hoping video of the incident will he...

Now he's hoping video of the incident will help police nab the suspects.

    Boston Wig Dealer Dragged, Punched By Alleged Shoplifters
    BOSTON (CBS) - A Boston wig store owner was dragged along the sidewalk after attempting to chase down shoplifting suspects.Surveillance video shows two people looking at wigs inside Wig World Boston in Downtown Crossing. When the store's owner approached them, the pair ran.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Massachusetts' highest court will decide the ...

Massachusetts' highest court will decide the fate of a judge who admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters in the courthouse.

    Controversial Judge Could Be Removed Following Affair
    BOSTON, MA - Massachusetts' highest court will decide the fate of a judge who admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters at the courthouse.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

The fickle Lyrids sometimes produce fireballs...

The fickle Lyrids sometimes produce fireballs and up to 100 meteors an hour, and good news: the weather will cooperate in Massachusetts.

    Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When To Watch In Massachusetts
    BOSTON, MA - A shower of meteors is set to give the first celestial show of the spring starting this weekend, and weather conditions look good for viewing. The Lyrid meteor shower runs April 16-25 but peaks Sunday, April 22.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

We'd especially like to thank the inventor of...

We'd especially like to thank the inventor of Flickin' Chicken. 😂 (via Patch Deals)

    10 Fun Finds To Get The Kids Outside
    The kids have been cooped up all winter long, but now that it's finally starting to feel like spring, it's time for them to head outside to play! At first, they might not want to ditch the TV or leave the video games behind, but these awesome toys and outdoorsy finds will absolutely change their minds.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

The Somerville shop's profane tweet probably ...

The Somerville shop's profane tweet probably reflects how a lot of New Englanders have been feeling.

    Cold Weather Pushes Somerville Ice Cream Shop To Breaking Point
    SOMERVILLE, MA - Gracie's Ice Cream has had it with cold weather in April. The Union Square ice cream shop's exasperation came to a head Thursday in a profane, brutally honest Twitter post. After using some colorful language, the business urged customers to partake in a frozen treat and block out last week's icky weather.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Police said scammers have called asking for m...

Police said scammers have called asking for money for a fund for slain Officer Sean Gannon.

    Police Warn Of Sean Gannon Fund Scam
    BARNSTABLE, MA - Barnstable police said scammers over recent days have committed one of the more heartless frauds imaginable - soliciting donations in the name of fallen Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon. Gannon was shot and killed earlier this month. His funeral was Wednesday.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, April 16-19

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, April 16-19
    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

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