1 hour ago

What will they think of next? It's easy to se...

What will they think of next? It's easy to see why you might fall for this.

    IRS Tax Scam Deposits Refund Before You File In New Twist
    The IRS is warning taxpayers and tax preparers of a quickly growing, tricky new scam the agency says involves erroneous tax refunds being deposited into bank accounts. The IRS said that after issuing an initial alert on Feb.
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2 hours ago

If you love the people, places and events tha...

If you love the people, places and events that make your community unique, you might make a good Patch Mayor.

    Love Your Town? Volunteer To Be A 'Patch Mayor'
    If you want to celebrate your hometown, consider volunteering as a Patch Mayor. You could play a leading role in civic life as a Patch Mayor by sharing information about your town's people, places and events. Promote new businesses. Celebrate local awards and accomplishments. Share news about people who need help.
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3 hours ago

You'll want to tackle these home projects bef...

You'll want to tackle these home projects before March 20 rolls around.

    Spring Tasks To Do While You Hibernate
    Spring is almost here. And when warmer weather arrives, you're going to want to get outside and enjoy it. That's why now is the time to get those springtime tasks squared away. Looking for a place to start? These are the home projects we recommend tackling before the end of hibernation season.
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17 hours ago

What are kids saying in your school about gun...

What are kids saying in your school about gun violence and school shootings? (via Washington, D.C. Patch)

    Protest March Over Gun Violence Could Draw 500K To Washington, DC
    WASHINGTON, DC - Organizers of the "March for Our Lives" event planned for March 24 in Washington, D.C., are expecting half a million attendees, according to The Washington Post. The rally's purpose is to force politicians, namely President Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov.
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20 hours ago

ROUNDUP: Kansas district says fearful student took gun, knife to elementary school

Schools across the country Friday continued to deal with threats, student reaction in wake of Parkland shooting

    ROUNDUP: Kansas district says fearful student took gun, knife to elementary school
    Schools across the country Friday continued to deal with threats, student reaction in wake of Parkland shooting A student in Salina, Kansas, brought a gun and knife to an elementary school Friday after being scared by a viral Facebook post that promised violence at an out-of-state school.
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22 hours ago

On the way to a funeral, these three #MA trav...

On the way to a funeral, these three #MA travelers perished: https://trib.al/nnWaSr5

    3 MA Residents Killed In NY Crash On Way To Funeral
    FALL RIVER, MA - Three Massachusetts residents killed in a rollover crash in New York Wednesday were driving to a funeral, relatives told WJAR-TV. New York State Police responded to the crash around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday morning on the Thruway westbound in Verona, NY, according to reports.
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27 hours ago

Spike, a retired greyhound racing dog, is get...

Spike, a retired greyhound racing dog, is getting the respect he deserves. (via Saint Paul Patch)

    Sad Library Dog May Be Minnesota's Most Popular Pooch: Photos
    WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN - Sting, the sad, forlorn looking dog none of the kids wanted to read to earlier this month at a library event that promotes literacy, may now be the most popular dog in Minnesota.
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43 hours ago

School shootings have increased calls to put ...

School shootings have increased calls to put God in public schools, but does this school district go too far? (via Shreveport Patch)

    Jesus Mad At Non-Christians, Louisiana Students Told: Lawsuit
    BOSSIER PARISH, LA - Elementary, middle and high school students in a Louisiana school district are required to memorize sectarian prayers; are told that to be good people, they must be Christians; and get special favors from teachers and administrators if they practice Christianity, all in violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution according to a lawsuit filed by a religious liberty watchdog group.
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46 hours ago

Fear at school, commitment to change: A Florida student on her new reality

Originally a Facebook post, Sarah Jenkins, a 17-year-old student at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla., has allowed us to share her thoughts in the wake of Valentine's Day's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

    Fear at school, commitment to change: A Florida student on her new reality
    Originally a Facebook post, Sarah Jenkins, a 17-year-old student at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla., has allowed us to share her thoughts in the wake of Valentine's Day's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. You've read a million of these posts I'm sure, but please read this one.
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47 hours ago

Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren: 'Enough is enough' after MBTA derailment

Using the latest Red Line derailment on Wednesday morning as evidence, Democrat Setti Warren blamed Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday for a failed strategy to improve MBTA service that has led to declining MBTA ridership, worsening traffic in and around Boston.The last car of a six-car train derailed during the morning commute Wednesday as it approached Andrew Station, causing major headaches for commuters who had to be bused to their destinations. On social media, Red Line passengers [...]

    Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren: 'Enough is enough' after MBTA derailment
    Using the latest Red Line derailment on Wednesday morning as evidence, Democrat Setti Warren blamed Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday for a failed strategy to improve MBTA service that has led to declining MBTA ridership, worsening traffic in and around Boston.The last car of a six-car train derailed during the morning commute Wednesday as it approached Andrew Station, causing major headaches for commuters who had to be bused to their destinations.
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2 days ago

There's got to be an easier way to make money...

There's got to be an easier way to make money than paying Michael Myers to beat you.

    MBTA Operator Paid 'Michael Myers' To Beat Him: Prosecutors
    There's got to be a better way to make money than conspiring with Michael Myers to attack you. But that's just what an MBTA trolley operator is accused of doing. Thomas Lucey, 46, of Saugus was charged Wednesday with two counts of insurance fraud and single counts of workers' compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation, and perjury.
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2 days ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 2-22-18

Check out Peachy Scene 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, 2-22-18
    Check out Peachy Scene 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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2 days ago

Police in Quincy got a call about a man down....

Police in Quincy got a call about a man down. It ended up being a Batman down.

    The Dark Knight Sits: Man Down Report Ends Up Being Batman
    QUINCY, MA - Police were surprised to see a slumped over superhero during a call Thursday for a man down. The call from a person passing the corner of Beale Street and Newport Avenue resulted in an officer working a nearby detail to rush over to the area, only to find a Batman doll sitting on a step.
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2 days ago

Wow - congratulations!

Wow - congratulations!

    MA Hockey Players Now Olympic Gold Medalists
    GANGNEUNG, SK - Three Massachusetts players helped the United States win its first medal in women's hockey since 1998, defeating Canada, 3-2, in a shootout final. Burlington's Kali Flanagan, Danvers' Meghan Duggan, and Westfield's Kacey Bellamy are now gold medalists.
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2 days ago

This sustainable cabin is so far off the grid...

This sustainable cabin is so far off the grid no one will find you — or take your food. (via Anchorage Patch)

    Alaska Doomsday Cabin Perfect To Wait Out The End Of Days
    We're not saying the world is ending soon, though end-of-days predictions do loom large, whether because nuclear scientists moved the doomsday clock ahead 30 seconds or something the French physician, astrologer and seer Nostradamus supposedly predicted during the Medieval period.
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2 days ago

Ohio student who shot self dies; motive remains unclear

Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Ohio student who shot self dies; motive remains unclear
    Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A 13-year-old Jackson Memorial Middle School student died Wednesday afternoon at Akron Children's Hospital, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner. Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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2 days ago

Maybe they'll get it right someday...

Maybe they'll get it right someday...

    Red Line Train Derails; Service Still Suspended
    Service remains suspended on a section of the Red Line following a derailment Wednesday morning. Officials said the back car of a six-car northbound train derailed on its way to Andrew Station at about 9:30 a.m. The train then "re-railed" itself as it entered Andrew Station, allowing passengers to get off safely but sending smoke through the station.
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3 days ago

See which school systems are the safest in th...

See which school systems are the safest in the Bay State.

    100 Safest School Districts In Massachusetts: Niche
    How safe is your child's school? Recent national events have put student safety at the forefront, and one website has revealed which Massachusetts school districts rank highest in this category. Niche.com released its list of the Safest School Districts for 2018. The list was created using information from the U.S.
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3 days ago

Commentary: Two proposals for the town’s budget problem and improving education

Pretty much every government, at every level, is facing rising costs, budget shortfalls and difficulty meeting education standards. And if you had asked the Override Study Committee in 2014 what they could do about them, they didn’t have much confidence, saying “there is little that Brookline can do about the state of the economy.”The fact that they’ve submitted to this line of defeatist policy-making, however, doesn’t actually mean the only way to [...]

    Commentary: Two proposals for the town's budget problem and improving education
    Pretty much every government, at every level, is facing rising costs, budget shortfalls and difficulty meeting education standards.
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3 days ago

Recycling Corner: Who are these people?

Have you ever wondered: “Who are these people who volunteer for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)?” Since trash and recycling are part of everyday life, you might as well know who is advising the Select Board. Right? Can you match the name with the description? Answers below. 1. Deane Coady2. Mary Litterst3. Kathleen O’Connell4. Clint Richmond5. Susan Rittling6. John Shreffler7. John [...]

    Recycling Corner: Who are these people?
    Have you ever wondered: "Who are these people who volunteer for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)?" Since trash and recycling are part of everyday life, you might as well know who is advising the Select Board. Right? Can you match the name with the description? Answers below. 1. Deane Coady2.
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3 days ago

Medical visionary, Harlem Renaissance writer among famed black Brookline residents

Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area’s African-American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world. At the time, hospitals and medical centers would not [...]

    Medical visionary, Harlem Renaissance writer among famed black Brookline residents
    Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area's African-American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world.
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3 days ago

File this under "Only In New England."

File this under "Only In New England."

    Snow Thursday In Dramatic Weather Shift
    Get outside today. It's expected to be an unprecedented second consecutive February day with 70-degree weather. Oh, and it's probably going to snow tomorrow. That's right, in an all-time New England weather twist, much of Massachusetts will be going from back-to-back days of record-setting heat to sleet and snow.
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3 days ago

OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S women's hockey shooting for gold tonight

Men's team falls to Czech Republic in shootout

    OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S women's hockey shooting for gold tonight
    Men's team falls to Czech Republic in shootout The XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are coming to a crescendo with some of the most popular events - including ladies figure skating and medal matches for men's and women's ice hockey - playing out this week.
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3 days ago

Brookline Select Board focuses on ninth school options

Faced with more than 20 options for alternative ninth school sites, Brookline is close to wrapping up the first phase of site studies. On Feb. 20, the Select Board voted to have HMFH Architects gather more information on three options at Baker, Pine Manor College and a 4.5-acre town-owned parcel at Putterham. This vote did not mean that these three are the final options for the ninth school and the other options are out of the running. Rather, the question before the [...]

    Brookline Select Board focuses on ninth school options
    Faced with more than 20 options for alternative ninth school sites, Brookline is close to wrapping up the first phase of site studies. On Feb. 20, the Select Board voted to have HMFH Architects gather more information on three options at Baker, Pine Manor College and a 4.5-acre town-owned parcel at Putterham.
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3 days ago

ACCUWEATHER: Don't put your shovel away just yet...

Cold air may yield March snowstorms in Northeast

    ACCUWEATHER: Don't put your shovel away just yet...
    Cold air may yield March snowstorms in Northeast An upcoming change for early March will bring a return of colder weather, but will it yield bigger storms for the northeastern United States? Following record-challenging warmth during the middle of this week, alternating waves of cool and mild air will take turns through the end of February in the East.
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3 days ago

OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S. men's and women's hockey shooting for gold

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are coming to a crescendo with some of the most popular events — including ladies figure skating and medal matches for men's and women's ice hockey — playing out this week.Speaking of medals, Team USA has won 12 of them so far – five gold, three silver and four bronze.Both the U.S. men’s and women’s hockey teams are looking to add to the gold medal count before the week is out. [...]

    OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S. men's and women's hockey shooting for gold
    The XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are coming to a crescendo with some of the most popular events - including ladies figure skating and medal matches for men's and women's ice hockey - playing out this week. Speaking of medals, Team USA has won 12 of them so far - five gold, three silver and four bronze.
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3 days ago

Frustrated owner of AR-15 grabs the assault w...

Frustrated owner of AR-15 grabs the assault weapon and then takes out his anger in a wholly unique way. (via Mid-Hudson Valley Patch)

    Gun Owner Outraged By Mass Killings Cuts Up His AR-15 (Video)
    SCOTCHTOWN, NY - Scott Pappalardo, has owned his AR-15 assault-style rifle for more than three decades. The Scotchtown, New York, man is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. He owns multiple guns and even has a tattoo of a rifle with a banner that reads "the right to keep and bear arms" on his arm.
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3 days ago

Brookline History: a medical visionary and a Harlem Renaissance writer

Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area’s African American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world. At the time, hospitals and medical centers would not hire or [...]

    Brookline History: a medical visionary and a Harlem Renaissance writer
    Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area's African American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world.
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3 days ago

POLL: Schools still coping with gun incidents, protests, threats

Student shoots self in Ohio; North Carolina students walk out; Florida school locked down; officials propose solutions

    POLL: Schools still coping with gun incidents, protests, threats
    Student shoots self in Ohio; North Carolina students walk out; Florida school locked down; officials propose solutions Schools across the country continued to deal with gun-related incidents and protests Tuesday, almost a week after 17 students were killed in a Parklad, Fla., shooting.
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3 days ago

Brookline's first Japanese tea house comes to Coolidge Corner

Its doors may open onto Harvard Street, but step inside Gen Sou En and you’re transportd to a world steeped in years of Japanese tea tradition.Open this week, Gen Sou En is Brookline’s first Japanese tea house and it has a lot to offer.Pronounced with a hard “g” “Gen “So” “N” roughly translates to farm to cup. It reflects the menu, which covers breakfast, [...]

    Brookline's first Japanese tea house comes to Coolidge Corner
    Its doors may open onto Harvard Street, but step inside Gen Sou En and you're transportd to a world steeped in years of Japanese tea tradition.Open this week, Gen Sou En is Brookline's first Japanese tea house and it has a lot to offer.Pronounced with a hard "g" "Gen "So" "N" roughly translates to farm to cup.
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3 days ago

Record-tying temps today, record-shattering t...

Record-tying temps today, record-shattering temps tomorrow!

    MA Weather Forecast: Heat Records Falling Today, Tomorrow
    If it feels warmer than usual out there, you aren't wrong. In fact, it's almost warmer than it's ever been on any given Feb. 20. Tuesday's temperature in Boston broke an 88-year record, the National Weather Service said. The thermometer read 69 degrees shortly before 3 p.m.
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4 days ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 2-20-18

Check out Fly Me to the Moon 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, 2-20-18
    Check out Fly Me to the Moon 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

Ohio middle schooler takes gun to school, shoots himself in bathroom

Students are being released for the day. The boy was taken to the hospital where his condition is unknown.

    THE LATEST: 'I just wanted my son back in my arms'
    Jackson student flown to Akron hospital; students being released to parents; press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. JACKSON TWP. A Jackson Middle School student has been transported by helicopter to Akron Children's Hospital with what police believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The student shot himself in a boy's restroom at the middle school about 7:50 a.m.
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4 days ago

The "March for Our Lives" next month could br...

The "March for Our Lives" next month could bring thousands to Boston Common.

    MA Teens To March For Gun Control
    BOSTON, MA - A rally organized by Boston-area teens is expected to draw thousands of attendees next month. The "March for Our Lives," planned for March 24 on the Boston Common, is one of several gun control rallies across the country inspired by the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
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4 days ago

More Tiki Is on the Way to Boston, Courtesy of the Bar Mezzana Team

...island vibes. A similar ambiance arrived last month in Brookline Village, courtesy of Blossom Bar (295 Washington St., Brookline), which — although not explicitly Tiki-inspired — features similar tropical elements, from palm and bamboo...

This article has 6 other Boston locations (Show)

...its reach within the neighborhood, adding a new restaurant across the street. The Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., Boston) team announced today that it will introduce Shore Leave in late 2018, opening the...

...that it will introduce Shore Leave in late 2018, opening the new Tiki restaurant at 345 Harrison Ave., as Boston Magazine notes...

Shore Leave will join venues such as the longtime Boston(ish) Tiki fixture Kowloon (948 Broadway, Saugus), along with the recently opened Tiki Rock (2 Broad St., Downtown Boston), in embracing...

...Boston(ish) Tiki fixture Kowloon (948 Broadway, Saugus), along with the recently opened Tiki Rock (2 Broad St., Downtown Boston), in embracing Polynesian-inspired dishes and island vibes. A similar ambiance arrived last...

...647 and Sister Sorel, which are slated to close this spring. But first, Southern Proper (600 Harrison Ave., Boston) will open in just a couple of weeks, and Bootleg Special (400 Tremont St...

...600 Harrison Ave., Boston) will open in just a couple of weeks, and Bootleg Special (400 Tremont St., Boston) debuted earlier this month. Stay tuned for updates on Shore Leave and more in...

    More Tiki Is on the Way to Boston, Courtesy of the Bar Mezzana Team
    It's Tiki time in Boston as the acclaimed team behind a coastal Italian restaurant in Boston's South End plans to expand its reach within the neighborhood, adding a new restaurant across the street. The Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., Boston) team announced today that it will introduce Shore Leave in late 2018, opening the new Tiki restaurant at 345 Harrison Ave., as Boston Magazine notes.
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4 days ago

You might want to take a second and read what...

You might want to take a second and read what people reported to polcie this weekend in Brookline.

    Bullets Fly, Jeep Crashes Into Playground: Brookline Police Logs
    BROOKLINE, MA - Here's a sample of the types of calls the Brookline police responded to the extended weekend of Feb. 16 through Feb. 19 taken from the public log and the Brookline police blog, meant to give residents an idea of what people report to the police and what Brookline police respond to.
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4 days ago

STATEHOUSE NEWS: Backlash back story - the leadup to marijuana summit 2.0

We always knew the next marijuana summit we put on would be interesting, but things seem to have gotten maybe a little TOO interesting.As that confab approaches (March 2, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center at 10 Winter Place in Boston), it’s gotten hard to keep track of the rapid, alarming, enormous developments around the developing industry.Between new federal enforcement ambiguity, a round of regulatory admonitions from the Baker administration, [...]

    STATEHOUSE NEWS: Backlash back story - the leadup to marijuana summit 2.0
    We always knew the next marijuana summit we put on would be interesting, but things seem to have gotten maybe a little TOO interesting. As that confab approaches (March 2, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center at 10 Winter Place in Boston), it's gotten hard to keep track of the rapid, alarming, enormous developments around the developing industry.
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4 days ago

Jarring video from just over the border.

Jarring video from just over the border.

    Nashua Road Rage: Man Shoves Woman To Ground (Video)
    NASHUA, NH - A man was caught on video shoving a woman to the ground in Nashua over the weekend during a road rage incident. It all happened on Amherst Street Saturday morning. Witness Jennifer Needham shot the video, which shows the woman getting out of her Toyota Prius and knocking on the window of the man's car.
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4 days ago

Brookline Police Logs: reported gunshots, teens on roller skates and an oil spill

Monday, Feb. 12Razor theft from CVS: At 6:20 p.m. a CVS manager reported that on Feb. 10 about $400 in men’s razors had been stolen from the CVS on Beacon Street. Tuesday, Feb. 13Fake Amazon account on Freeman Street: At 4:30 p.m. a caller reported that she was receiving packages from Amazon. She said this had been an issue before but it had stopped and recently started again. According to the [...]

    Brookline Police Logs: reported gunshots, teens on roller skates and an oil spill
    Monday, Feb. 12Razor theft from CVS: At 6:20 p.m. a CVS manager reported that on Feb. 10 about $400 in men's razors had been stolen from the CVS on Beacon Street. Tuesday, Feb. 13Fake Amazon account on Freeman Street: At 4:30 p.m. a caller reported that she was receiving packages from Amazon.
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4 days ago

Police busted this guy for driving with a lot...

Police busted this guy for driving with a lot of booze. Did you know it was illegal?

    Waltham Man Driving With 30 Gallons Of Alcohol Arrested
    WALTHAM, MA - State Troopers arrested a Waltham man for transporting more than 30 gallons of booze early Monday morning. Police arrested Edwin Loyola-Delvalle, 49, of Waltham. and brought him to the State Police Barracks in Milton where he was charged with possession of a Class B Drug (Cocaine), unlawfully transporting liquor and given a citation for a lights violation.
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4 days ago

That's a lot of booze. Police said they found...

That's a lot of booze. Police said they found cocaine on him, too

    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

We had to really search but we found somethin...

We had to really search but we found something good about history's worst version of the national anthem. (via Los Angeles Patch)

    1 Little Bit Of Good In Worst Version Of National Anthem Ever
    For the first time in almost forever, a divided country reached virtually unanimous agreement over an issue of importance, with Americans of all types led to common ground by the singer Fergie and her unforgettable performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" at Sunday's NBA All-Star game.
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4 days ago

AR-15 auctions, school shooting threats continue debate over gun control

Nearly a week after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., killed 17 people, gun control remains a leading topic of conversation across the nation.

    AR-15 auctions, school shooting threats continue debate over gun control
    Nearly a week after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., killed 17 people, gun control remains a leading topic of conversation across the nation. An uneasiness continues to linger, and gun control and school shootings dominate the national conversation nearly a week after an attack at a Florida high school.
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4 days ago

The company tells Patch it has purchased a fo...

The company tells Patch it has purchased a food truck, and that it's checking out a major new location.

    Kelly's Roast Beef, Done In Natick, Eyes Big New Changes
    NATICK, MA - When its lease agreement for its Natick location came up recently, Kelly's Roast Beef decided not to renew. Instead, Kelly's set its eyes on a new sort of expansion. After 20 years located inside Jordan's Furniture in Natick, the landmark is now closed, shuttering its doors on Jan.
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4 days ago

It's about time!

It's about time!

    J.D. Martinez Close To Signing With Red Sox: Reports
    BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox are close to finally making their move this offseason. Boston and outfielder J.D. Martinez are "moving close to a deal," according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. The news comes just days before the team opens its spring training schedule.
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4 days ago

Boomers and Beyond

The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.February spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include Coffee Duty from 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Food Commodity Program on third Wednesday of each month — Russian and Chinese interpreters morning and afternoon shifts and people able to [...]

    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.February spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month's spotlighted opportunities include Coffee Duty from 8-9 a.m.
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4 days ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, Feb. 22David Polansky performance: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. An accomplished musician, Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity.NT Live: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:” 7 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard St., Brookline. Cost: $20- [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, Feb. 22David Polansky performance: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. An accomplished musician, Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity.NT Live: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:" 7 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard St., Brookline.
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4 days ago

Blood drives announced for Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need [...]

    Blood drives announced for Red Cross Month
    During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.
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4 days ago

Religion Notes

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