22 min ago

Massachusetts Marine Francis Drake was killed...

Massachusetts Marine Francis Drake was killed in 1942 trying to save a fellow solider on Guadalcanal. He finally returned home yesterday:

    Massachusetts World War II Hero Finally Comes Home
    SPRINGFIELD, MA - Francis Drake is finally home. The Framingham-born Marine was killed October 9, 1942, trying to save a fellow soldier on Guadalcanal during World War II. He was 20 years old. Drake, like many soldiers killed on the island, was hastily buried in a makeshift grave as the fierce fighting continued.
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45 min ago

Summer's on its way, and what better way to e...

Summer's on its way, and what better way to enjoy it than on a brand new porch?

    Here's How Much It Really Costs To Build A Deck Or Porch
    Decks, porches and gazebos create great outdoor spaces where you can spend time with family and friends while connecting with nature. The right outdoor structure can also increase your home's curb appeal and add to its resale value. As with any kind of addition, it's important to do your research and find an experienced contractor for the job.
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45 min ago

The hockey stick had been outside the Malden ...

The hockey stick had been outside the Malden Police Department for 44 days until this 53-year-old man allegedly walked off with it.

    Hingham Man Steals Tribute Hockey Stick From Malden Police
    MALDEN, MA - A Hingham man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a hockey stick in front of the Malden Police Department that was meant to honor the victims of April's Humboldt bus crash. Williams Iaconelli, 53, "tried out" the hockey stick and left before coming back, grabbing it, and taking off, police said.
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1 hour ago

Our review of Boston Calling's opening day.

Our review of Boston Calling's opening day.

    Boston Calling: The Killers Storm Through Evening Finale
    BOSTON, MA - However exhausted you may have felt at the end of the first day of Boston Calling, leave it to the Killers to give the entire place a second wind to end the night.
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3 hours ago

Aaron Salazar, 22, hasn't opened his eyes sin...

Aaron Salazar, 22, hasn't opened his eyes since he was found close to death along a set of railroad tracks in northern California. (via Portland Patch)

    PSU Student Beaten Into Coma, Left For Dead
    PORTLAND, OR - A Portland State University student was severely beaten and left for dead along a section of train tracks in Truckee, California, last Tuesday in what the student's family is calling a hate crime.
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11 hours ago

Find a farmers market near you

Here's a sample of the some of the farmers markets in the area.

    Find a farmers market near you
    Here's a sample of the some of the farmers markets in the area. Sunday Acton-Boxborough - 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pearl Street, West Acton, June 10-Oct. 21. Information: http://www.abfarmersmarket.org/ Cambridge - Charles Square Hotel Farmers Market (courtyard, 1 Bennett St.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 27 to Nov. 18.
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14 hours ago

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

The Killers close day 1 of Boston Calling!

    Boston Patch
    The Killers close day 1 of Boston Calling!
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15 hours ago

Saturday morning could be a great chance to g...

Saturday morning could be a great chance to get to beach before the weather turns.

    Which MA Beach Made 'Dr. Beach' Top 10?
    EASTHAM, MA - Coast Guard Beach in Eastham this year was again included on the annual "Dr. Beach" rankings of the 10 best beaches in the country. Hawaii's Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui this week was ranked No. 1 while Coast Guard Beach was ranked No. 5.
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19 hours ago

Recycling Corner: The Case of the Missing 86,519 lbs!

Excuse me?!? Has anybody seen an errant 86,519 pounds missing from the curbs of Brookline? That’s right. Gone! Poof! Vanished in the past 365 days.Solid waste detectives have been scratching their heads for a year. Where could over 43 tons go? It couldn’t just disappear. Could it? Something’s up. This is not normal.In the absence of 24-hour surveillance cameras, our sleuths, resorting to good old police procedures, went to work. First, they looked at the [...]

    Recycling Corner: The Case of the Missing 86,519 lbs!
    Excuse me?!? Has anybody seen an errant 86,519 pounds missing from the curbs of Brookline? That's right. Gone! Poof! Vanished in the past 365 days.Solid waste detectives have been scratching their heads for a year. Where could over 43 tons go? It couldn't just disappear. Could it? Something's up.
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19 hours ago

Library events: May 31 to June 14

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register online for special events. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Wednesday, June 6 for a professional development day as we continue to learn how to better serve you. We apologize for any inconvenience. Should be hosts (instead of host). Forgot the space between 9 and Days.Coolidge Corner renovationBefore its renovation begins, the last day the Coolidge Corner Library will be open is [...]

    Library events: May 31 to June 14
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register online for special events. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Wednesday, June 6 for a professional development day as we continue to learn how to better serve you. We apologize for any inconvenience. Should be hosts (instead of host).
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19 hours ago

Brookline Town Meeting: Town Meeting members dig into Gateway East and marijuana establishment regulations

Town Meeting members gathered for another night of debate and voting - and they’re not done yet.On May 24, Brookline Town Meeting members addressed 17 articles including those on the Gateway East project, marijuana establishment regulations, a land bank and a senior tax exemption. On Tuesday, May 29 they’ll be back at it again to address [...]

    Brookline Town Meeting: Town Meeting members dig into Gateway East and marijuana establishment regulations
    Town Meeting members gathered for another night of debate and voting - and they're not done yet.On May 24, Brookline Town Meeting members addressed 17 articles including those on the Gateway East project, marijuana establishment regulations, a land bank and a senior tax exemption.
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19 hours ago

Citizen Engagement Corner: The recycling conundrum

What do paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic have to do with China?Brookline, along with many other communities, has adopted “single-stream” recycling — where residents put all recyclables in a single (blue) cart rather than separating items into paper and cardboard versus glass, metal and plastic containers. Deemed good for the environment and municipal waste disposal costs, recycling used to earn money for cities and towns. But this is changing.The [...]

    Citizen Engagement Corner: The recycling conundrum
    What do paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic have to do with China?Brookline, along with many other communities, has adopted "single-stream" recycling - where residents put all recyclables in a single (blue) cart rather than separating items into paper and cardboard versus glass, metal and plastic containers.
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20 hours ago

Brian McGrory's personal attorney is also acc...

Brian McGrory's personal attorney is also accusing Hilary Sargent of making "false and defamatory statements" that "are ... actionable."

    Globe Files Lawsuit Against Former Employee Accusing Top Editor
    BOSTON, MA - The Boston Globe filed a lawsuit against a former employee today who accused the newspaper's top editor of inappropriate comments to her in a text exchange. Wednesday the Globe reported they were investigating "an inappropriate text exchange" between editor-in-chief Brian McGrory and former Boston.com staffer Hilary Sargent.
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20 hours ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, May 31Money Mistakes: 6:30-8 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Each person should register individually. Space limited. Walk-ins welcome; online registration preferred. RSVP in advance to guarantee a seat. For information or RSVP: 614-695-4617; ingoodcompany@massmutual.com; http://ingoodcompanyboston.com. This class explores the most common money mistakes “Family Feud” style so participants can avoid them and stay on track [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, May 31Money Mistakes: 6:30-8 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Each person should register individually. Space limited. Walk-ins welcome; online registration preferred. RSVP in advance to guarantee a seat. For information or RSVP: 614-695-4617; ingoodcompany@massmutual.com; http://ingoodcompanyboston.com.
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20 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.May spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty – 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Information Desk – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June through October and backup for other days; Food Pantry – volunteers for morning and afternoon (able to lift 30 lbs. [...]

    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.May spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month's spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty - 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Information Desk - 11 a.m.
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20 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.
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21 hours ago

Here's what's on tap in Brookline for Memoria...

Here's what's on tap in Brookline for Memorial Day, don't miss the ceremonies.

    Memorial Day Events In Brookline: What To Know
    BROOKLINE, MA - Memorial Day is the last Monday of the month of may and is set aside to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country. It was once a day to decorate veterans, but got a name switch in the 1970s.
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22 hours ago

A father apparently "forgot" his 1-year-old d...

A father apparently "forgot" his 1-year-old daughter in his truck. Her mom later found her unconscious, police say. The girl was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. (via East Nashville Patch)

    Baby Girl Dies, Forgotten In Hot Truck In East Nashville: Police
    NASHVILLE, TN - A 1-year-old girl was found dead after being forgotten inside a pickup truck in East Nashville Wednesday, police said. The little girl, Katera Barker, was pronounced dead on arrival at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Wednesday night, Metro Police said.
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23 hours ago

If you plan on enjoying your Memorial Day wee...

If you plan on enjoying your Memorial Day weekend outdoors, well, there is no time like the present.

    MA Memorial Day Weather: Washouts Likely, Get Out Today
    If you want to know the best times this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day outdoors, well, there's not time like the present. Friday into early Saturday is expected to be the best weather over a long that will see varying temperatures and even a thunderstorm or two.
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23 hours ago

A 13-year-old girl and a teacher were wounded...

A 13-year-old girl and a teacher were wounded. Police say the shooter is in custody. (via Noblesville Patch)

    Indiana School Shooting: Teacher, Student Wounded
    NOBLESVILLE, IN - A male student is in custody in connection with a shooting just after 9 a.m. Friday at Noblesville West Middle School. Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said the shooting wounded a teacher and a student at the campus.
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24 hours ago

In a stunning move, the team is saying goodby...

In a stunning move, the team is saying goodbye to its second-highest paid player.

    Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox Parting Ways
    BOSTON, MA - In a seemingly out-of-nowhere move, the Red Sox are parting ways with slugger Hanley Ramirez. The team late Friday morning confirmed a Boston Globe report that it would designate Ramirez for assignment. Ramirez is the third-highest paid player on the team, making $22 million this year.
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24 hours ago

Not what you would expect to see when stoppin...

Not what you would expect to see when stopping to fuel up and clean your windshield... (via Lakewood-JBLM Patch)

    Here's How A Gun Ended Up Stuck In This Car's Bumper
    LAKEWOOD, WA - A gun punctured a hole in a man's car as he was driving down I-5 - but there were no bullets involved. The man was driving southbound on I-5 Thursday when he saw a black object appear in the sky.
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25 hours ago

Some thought it was racist. She said it was i...

Some thought it was racist. She said it was intended to point out racial tensions. What do you think?

    MA High Schooler's Senior Quote On Race Takes Off
    REVERE, MA - A Massachusetts high schooler set out to make a statement with her yearbook quote. It has since taken off after she tweeted it out, still shocked it made the cut. "Anything is possible when you sound caucasian on the phone," it says under Revere High School senior Betshina Bernier's senior portrait.
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25 hours ago

Memorial Day Observances

ActonThe town of Acton's Department of Veterans' Services and the Celebrations Committee invite you to join us in our Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 28.The parade will leave the Gates School at 10 a.m. and proceed along the following route: Spruce Street to Mass Avenue to Windsor Avenue into Mt. Hope Cemetery for the main ceremony which will begin at 11 a.m. The parade will then proceed down Central Street to the West Acton Center for [...]

    Memorial Day Observances
    Acton The town of Acton's Department of Veterans' Services and the Celebrations Committee invite you to join us in our Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 28. The parade will leave the Gates School at 10 a.m. and proceed along the following route: Spruce Street to Mass Avenue to Windsor Avenue into Mt.
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26 hours ago

A child is reported missing every 40 seconds ...

A child is reported missing every 40 seconds in America. Help bring these Massachusetts children home.

    Find Missing Massachusetts Kids: National Missing Children's Day
    Every 40 seconds, the time it takes to heat up a slice of pizza in the microwave, a child is reported missing somewhere in America. Some are runaways, but others are abducted. Most have found their way home, due in part to efforts like those taking place today, May 25, on National Missing Children's Day to reunite kids and their families.
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37 hours ago

Here's the recap, Brookline. Of how Town Meet...

Here's the recap, Brookline. Of how Town Meeting voted Thursday night.

    Brookline Town Meeting May 2018: Pot Shops, Gateway East
    BROOKLINE, MA - It's not over, folks. On night two of the annual Brookline Town Meeting some 240(ish) legislators filled the auditorium of the Brookline High School and voted to push the Gateway East project ( a dozen years in the making) forward and passing rules related to zoning of marijuana including a 3 percent tax on the sale of it in town.
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38 hours ago

She just didn't want to work with them. So sh...

She just didn't want to work with them. So she spiked their drinks with cleaner.

    Massachusetts Casino Worker Poisoned Co-workers' Drinks: Report
    PLAINVILLE, MA - A Massachusetts casino worker was arrested this week after police said she spiked her co-workers' drinks because she didn't want to work with them, according to The Sun Chronicle. Alexandria Martel, 23, of Attleboro, was charged with assault and pleaded not guilty, the newspaper reported.
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39 hours ago

"No! You are not a tank commander!" police sa...

"No! You are not a tank commander!" police said.

    Braintree PD Catches Person Driving With Sun Screen On Windshield
    BRAINTREE, MA - A driver in Braintree was caught attempting to navigate the streets with a sunshade over the windshield. Braintree Police posted a photo of the vehicle on Twitter, noting that the driver was peering over the top. "No! You are not a tank commander!
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40 hours ago

Brookline Patch was live.

Talking about marijuana in brookline

    Brookline Patch
    Talking about marijuana in brookline
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40 hours ago

Brookline Patch is live now.

Talking about marijuana in brookline

    Brookline Patch
    Talking about marijuana in brookline
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43 hours ago

It's officially the worst time to leave for t...

It's officially the worst time to leave for the holiday weekend. See how bad the trip looks in these live maps.

    Memorial Day Live Traffic In MA: Severe Backups Building
    Memorial Day weekend getaway traffic is getting into gear. From 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. is expected to be the very worst time to get on the roads this weekend. This shouldn't come as any surprise for the anyone who has ever driven through Boston on the commute home, but it's particularly bad on I-93 in and around the city.
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45 hours ago

It's a lot pricier than the dinner bill he al...

It's a lot pricier than the dinner bill he allegedly skipped out on.

    Man Charged With Stabbing Waitress Held On High Bail
    CHELSEA, MA - The man accused of stabbing a Chelsea waitress in the neck after ditching on his dinner tab finally faced an attempted murder charge. Gerardo Menjivar, 36, was held on $100,000 bail and ordered to wear a GPS monitor and stay away from the victim, witnesses, and area of the alleged crime if he posts that amount.
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45 hours ago

Boston Calling kicks off tomorrow. Here's eve...

Boston Calling kicks off tomorrow. Here's everything to know!

    Boston Calling 2018: Schedule, Performers, More
    BOSTON, MA - With Memorial Day weekend upon us, Boston can look forward to the area's biggest music festival of the year: The 2018 Boston Calling Music Festival is set to rock the Harvard University Athletics Complex. Unlike past years, the first band performs at 2:35 p.m.
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46 hours ago

Let's just say they weren't there to attend M...

Let's just say they weren't there to attend Mass. (via Berkeley Township Patch)

    Couple Caught Having Sex Outside Of Seaside Heights Church: Cops
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Most people go to church to pray and reflect. But a homeless couple recently arrested by police were not there to worship. They had sex outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in the daytime, according to police.
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46 hours ago

Shiina Dionne​ took a social media victory la...

Shiina Dionne​ took a social media victory lap hours after prosecutors dropped OUI and vehicular manslaughter charges.

    Woman Who Had Charges Dropped In Fatal Crash: 'Can't Touch This'
    NORTH ANDOVER, MA -- Turtleboy Sports posted a screen shot of a Facebook post by Shiina Dionne, the 28-year-old woman who had charges dropped in the crash that killed a North Andover tow truck driver. In the post, Dionne wrote "My case is being dropped * plays MC Hammers [sic] 'Can't Touch This'."
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47 hours ago

An alumnus tells Patch the culture at Phillip...

An alumnus tells Patch the culture at Phillips Andover has changed since the 1980s, when sexual misconduct by teachers was prevalent.

    Teacher Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Married Former Student
    ANDOVER, MA -- Victor Svec, the Russian language teacher who Phillips Academy said engaged in sexual conduct with a student in the late 1980s, is married to a woman who was in his class in the early 1980s and who still teaches at the Andover prep school.
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47 hours ago

Delays on major roads of up to three times lo...

Delays on major roads of up to three times longer than normal, and gas prices are at their highest in four years.

    MA Memorial Day 2018 Travel Guide: Gas Prices, Peak Traffic Times
    MASSACHUSETTS - Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and this year Americans are expected to be traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, nearly 42 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.
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2 days ago

Apparently this guy had places to go, things ...

Apparently this guy had places to go, things to do. No time for a "bomb scare." (via Milwaukee Patch)

    Watch As Man Gets Tackled For Trying To 'Defuse' Bomb Scare
    MILWAUKEE, WI - Police in Milwaukee who responded to a report of a suspicious package made a textbook NFL-style tackle on a bystander, who later told police he was going to try to diffuse the situation on his own. Milwaukee police responded to the scene at Wisconsin Ave. and Plankinton Ave.
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2 days ago

Mass.-based Necco, which claims to be the old...

Mass.-based Necco, which claims to be the oldest candy company in America, said it would shut down its HQ if it couldn't find a buyer.

    Necco Sold To Competitor At Bankruptcy Auction
    REVERE, MA - Your favorite Valentine's Day treat is sticking around a little longer. The New England Confectionary Co., otherwise known as Necco, the maker of those sweet, sweet candy hearts, was sold to a competitor at a bankruptcy auction Wednesday.
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2 days ago

Brian McGrory says he used to date the ex-Bos...

Brian McGrory says he used to date the ex-Boston.com staffer who is accusing him of harassment.

    Boston Globe Editor Responds 'I Never Harassed;' Possible Lawsuit
    BOSTON, MA -The Boston Globe is investigating the allegations of "an inappropriate text exchange" between Globe editor-in-chief Brian McGrory and former Boston.com staffer Hilary Sargent, according to two internal memos sent to staff Wednesday. And a reported article on the Globe website indicated the company might be going to court over the emails.
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2 days ago

Five things to do in Brookline

1. Settle in for the second night of Annual Town Meeting on May 24. Town Meeting Members will tackle everything from zoning bylaws to resolutions during the second night which will start at 7 p.m. at the Brookline High School auditorium.2. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Let Them Eat Baked Goods series at the public library on May 24. Part of a monthly series, participants will get to share baked goods from the cookbook “American Cake.” [...]

    Five things to do in Brookline
    1. Settle in for the second night of Annual Town Meeting on May 24. Town Meeting Members will tackle everything from zoning bylaws to resolutions during the second night which will start at 7 p.m. at the Brookline High School auditorium.2.
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2 days ago

The plane had to turn back and make an emerge...

The plane had to turn back and make an emergency landing.

    Boston-Bound JetBlue Flight Diverted After Hitting Bird
    BOSTON, MA - It was less than 10-15 minutes into the JetBlue flight from Buffalo to Boston when the pilot announced the plane would have to head back to Buffalo for an emergency landing. "I heard a loud engine noise on the pilot's side of the plane (the side I was seated).
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2 days ago

Memorial Day Observances

ActonThe town of Acton's Department of Veterans' Services and the Celebrations Committee invite you to join us in our Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 28.The parade will leave the Gates School at 10 a.m. and proceed along the following route: Spruce Street to Mass Avenue to Windsor Avenue into Mt. Hope Cemetery for the main ceremony which will begin at 11 a.m. The parade will then proceed down Central Street to the West Acton Center for an [...]

    Memorial Day Observances
    ActonThe town of Acton's Department of Veterans' Services and the Celebrations Committee invite you to join us in our Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 28.The parade will leave the Gates School at 10 a.m. and proceed along the following route: Spruce Street to Mass Avenue to Windsor Avenue into Mt.
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2 days ago

You're invited: Money Mistakes https://trib.a...

You're invited: Money Mistakes https://trib.al/QmGhDvX

    Money Mistakes
    We all make mistakes. It's human nature. But what if you could better understand those mistakes and how to correct them-especially when it comes to your money. Our new class explores the most common money mistakes-Family Feud style-so you can avoid them and stay on track for financial success.
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2 days ago

No word on what this was officially. But ther...

No word on what this was officially. But there sure were some sparks in Cleveland Circle tonight.

    Did The Green Line Just Get Hit By Lightening? [Video]
    BRIGHTON, MA - It appears the storm that just pushed through Boston hit the Green Line pretty hard. Jared Raymond captured video of flashes of light, and some bangs near the wires above the Green Line in Cleveland Circle just after 9 p.m. Then the train abruptly stops moving.
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2 days ago

Wow, police took a ton off the street in this...

Wow, police took a ton off the street in this one.

    13 Arrested In Joint Investigation Of North Shore Opioid Ring
    PEABODY, MA -- Five people from Peabody were among the 13 arrested by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as part of a joint-investigation that brought down what officials are describing as a major opioid distribution ring on the North Shore.
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2 days ago

A judge under fire for his reputation for bei...

A judge under fire for his reputation for being lenient with defendants in criminal defense cases got backing from a group representing defense lawyers in Massachusetts.

    Defense Lawyers Don't Want Salem Judge Feeley Impeached
    SALEM, MA -- A Salem Superior Court Judge under fire for his reputation for being lenient with defendants in criminal defense cases got backing from a group representing defense lawyers in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers issued a press release Wednesday condemning a bill by Republican lawmakers to impeach Timothy Feeley.
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2 days ago

"Imagine taking a big handful of baking powde...

"Imagine taking a big handful of baking powder and just tossing it on a fire." Except there was no fire.

    Waltham Gas Station Sprinkler System Goes Crazy
    WALTHAM, MA - The special sprinkler system that all gas stations have to put out fires went off at the Gulf Station on Trapelo Road in Waltham, blanketing cars and customers in the white fire suppression powder. "Imagine taking a big handful of baking powder and just tossing it on a fire," said Deputy Chief Andrew Mullin.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

This is the nightmare of every parent with a ...

This is the nightmare of every parent with a deadbeat adult kid. (via Syracuse Patch)

    Deadbeat Son, 30, Refuses To Leave, So Parents Sue: Video
    SYRACUSE, NY - Finally, there was no polite way for Christina and Mark Rotondo to put it to their unemployed, 30-year-old son, Michael: Get out, mom said in a lawsuit to evict him from their Camillus home. The action was filed earlier this month in Onondaga County Supreme Court in Syracuse.
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