44 min ago

You're invited: Beethoven Rocks (New Philharm...

You're invited: Beethoven Rocks (New Philharmonia Orchestra) https://trib.al/k7cxTsD

    Beethoven Rocks (New Philharmonia Orchestra)
    Come and join New Phil with guest conductor Jorge Soto for a family-friendly afternoon of Beethoven's greatest hits! Also featured on the program will be Newton's All City Orchestra, under the direction of retiring Bigelow Middle School music teacher Greg Livingston. We will be honoring Mr. Livingston for his 40 years of service to Newton Public Schools!
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1 hour ago

You're invited: ​Activate the Dream: Celebrat...

You're invited: ​Activate the Dream: Celebrating Brookline's John Wilson https://trib.al/1OqBlFB

    ​Activate the Dream: Celebrating Brookline's John Wilson
    "Activate the Dream: Celebrating Brookline's John Wilson," Sunday, April 29, 2018. Join the celebration to celebrate the well-known African American artist who has been celebrated far and wide but who lived in Brookline with his family for 50 years.
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5 hours ago

"If I were evil, I could do a lot of damage w...

"If I were evil, I could do a lot of damage with those explosives," an explosives expert says. (via DoylestownPatch)

    Urgent Search On For 700 Pounds Of Explosives Stolen In PA
    Federal authorities continue to investigate with "urgency" the theft of more than 700 pounds of explosives from a Pennsylvania contracting company. On Thursday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward of $20,000 for information about the missing explosives, which in the wrong hands could cause multiple deaths and significant property damage.
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8 hours ago

Eight things to know about Earth Day

It’s Earth Day’s is 48th birthday. The first Earth Day held April 22, 1970 was marked by peaceful demonstrations by some 20 million Americans in support of environmental protection and reform. It sparked the political change needed to create the EPA and the passage of landmark legislation including the Clean Air, Clean Water, and the Endangered Species Act.In the nearly five decades since it was first celebrated in parks, on streets and college campuses across the U.S., [...]

    Eight things to know about Earth Day
    It's Earth Day's is 48th birthday. The first Earth Day held April 22, 1970 was marked by peaceful demonstrations by some 20 million Americans in support of environmental protection and reform. It sparked the political change needed to create the EPA and the passage of landmark legislation including the Clean Air, Clean Water, and the Endangered Species Act.
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11 hours ago

You deserve better than bad lighting and leak...

You deserve better than bad lighting and leaky faucets.

    How Much Does It Really Cost to Remodel Your Bathroom?
    In every home makeover show, there's one room that gets the most "oohs" and "aahs." It's frequently the master bathroom, magically transformed from a cramped and dingy space into an oasis of gleaming tile. Just add water (like, say, a nice luxurious bath) and you've got the perfect place to relax.
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12 hours ago

You're invited: Spring Into Your Next Remodel...

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    Spring Into Your Next Remodel
    Photo: RomanR/Shutterstock Spring and summer tend to be the most popular seasons to tackle a home remodeling project. And now that spring is finally upon us, the best remodeling pros' calendars are already starting to fill up. In other words, if you've been dreaming about a new bathroom or updated kitchen all winter long, now's the time to do it.
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13 hours ago

The Texas firefighter was en route home from ...

The Texas firefighter was en route home from New York with his wife, parents and children Tuesday when he heard a loud pop and saw oxygen masks drop from overhead. Then, his training kicked in. (via Mckinney-Frisco Patch)

    Texas Firefighter Jumps To Action On Southwest Flight
    CELINA, TX - A North Texas firefighter is being called a hero after jumping to an injured woman's aid on a Southwest Airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday. Andrew Needum, who has served as a full-time firefighter for four years, kept his right arm around his mother and his left hand clutching that of his wife as he addressed reporters in Celina's fire station Thursday.
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16 hours ago

We've come a long way since the days of stick...

We've come a long way since the days of sticky sprays and fly swatters. 🐜 (via Patch Deals)

    5 Must-Haves To Keep Bugs Away
    Bugs suck - literally - and their bites make us itchy and miserable. It used to be that even a few mosquitos could ruin an otherwise nice spring day, but not anymore: We've finally discovered what actually works to keep pests from being a problem. Fortunately for you, we're happy to share our anti-skeeter secrets.
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26 hours ago

You're invited: Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitc...

You're invited: Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitchen https://trib.al/Za1asmh

    Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitchen
    Every Friday, magician Eric Benton is serving up amazing magic at Knight Moves Cafe in Brookline's Coolidge Corner! Join him in testing his newest, craziest, and most unusual magical creations in this casual, up-close performance. It's a lot of fun and it's 100% free to attend the show!
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29 hours ago

Commentary: level the electoral playing field to restore democracy

Kudos to the TAB for highlighting the principle that democracy depends on citizens’ access to information about government functions (“Sunshine Week Is About Your Right to Know”). An informed citizenry is surely the remedy for obfuscation and self-dealing by public officials. Yet, the vitality of our democracy also depends on fair play among people who disagree which, unfortunately, is rare in today’s extreme partisanship. Economic ideas are clothed in social and [...]

    Commentary: level the electoral playing field to restore democracy
    Kudos to the TAB for highlighting the principle that democracy depends on citizens' access to information about government functions ("Sunshine Week Is About Your Right to Know"). An informed citizenry is surely the remedy for obfuscation and self-dealing by public officials.
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29 hours ago

Commentary: a better model for autism awareness

When baseball isn’t involved, we can get some great advice from wise New Yorkers, such as longtime educator and autism activist Dorothy Siegel.Siegel’s words of wisdom for our town: When it comes to special education and inclusion, “Brookline should be ahead of the curve.”But for a number of parents, like me, with kids on the autism spectrum, it has felt like we’re a bit behind the curve.Siegel, who founded the ASD Nest program for [...]

    Commentary: a better model for autism awareness
    When baseball isn't involved, we can get some great advice from wise New Yorkers, such as longtime educator and autism activist Dorothy Siegel.Siegel's words of wisdom for our town: When it comes to special education and inclusion, "Brookline should be ahead of the curve."But for a number of parents, like me, with kids on the autism spectrum, it has felt like we're a bit behind the curve.Siegel, who founded the ASD Nest program for children with autism in New
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29 hours ago

Recycling Corner: dates, dates, dates

We’re going to make this one real easy.1) Put down the newspaper and pick up your smart phone.2) Press “Home” to unlock. Then enter your passcode.3) Go to your “calendar” app.4) Enter the following dates:• Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – HHP Drop-Off opens at 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., 815 Newton St. Transfer Station. (Enter every Tuesday through Oct. 30, 2018).• Monday, May 7, 2018 – Recycling [...]

    Recycling Corner: dates, dates, dates
    We're going to make this one real easy.1) Put down the newspaper and pick up your smart phone.2) Press "Home" to unlock. Then enter your passcode.3) Go to your "calendar" app.4) Enter the following dates:* Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - HHP Drop-Off opens at 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., 815 Newton St.
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30 hours ago

The Iraqi citizen and Massachusetts resident ...

The Iraqi citizen and Massachusetts resident was sure to collect the insurance checks after setting fire to his own pizza place.

    MA Man Guilty In Pizza Shop Arson Case Fraud
    WESTFIELD, MA-A citizen of Iraq whose last known address was in Westfield pleaded guilty to an incident related to setting a fire in his own pizza place in Connecticut. Mustafa Zabana, 32, pleaded guilty before a judge in New Haven to a fraud offense related to an arson at his Connecticut restaurant, announced John H.
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31 hours ago

Judge: Fired Brookline firefighter deserves a full hearing

A superior court judge has determined that the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission needs to determine whether Brookline was justified in firing former Brookline firefighter Gerald Alston in 2016. The decision is the latest development in a saga that spans years.In 2013, Alston filed a case in federal court claiming a pattern of systematic racism and retaliation within the town. This came after Alston complained about a racial epithet left on his voicemail by a white supervisor in [...]

    Judge: Fired Brookline firefighter deserves a full hearing
    A superior court judge has determined that the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission needs to determine whether Brookline was justified in firing former Brookline firefighter Gerald Alston in 2016. The decision is the latest development in a saga that spans years.In 2013, Alston filed a case in federal court claiming a pattern of systematic racism and retaliation within the town.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

32 hours ago

Globe columnist Kevin Cullen was placed on ad...

Globe columnist Kevin Cullen was placed on administrative leave amid a review into the accuracy of his columns.

    Boston Globe Writer Put On Leave Amid Questions Of Accuracy
    BOSTON, MA - A prominent Boston Globe columnist was put on administrative leave Friday amid questions and a review into the accuracy of some of his columns related to the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. "The integrity of each of our journalists is fundamental to our organization.
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33 hours ago

Select Board April 24, 2018 Executive Session 5:00 P.M., Public Session 6:00 P.M.

Question of approving and executing a Use and Occupancy Agreement with Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, Inc. for a short-term continuation of their use of 111 Cypress Street, to allow time to relocate, not to extend past April 30, 2019.

    Select Board April 24, 2018 Executive Session 5:00 P.M., Public Session 6:00 P.M.
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35 hours ago

Going behind the McDonald's counter landed th...

Going behind the McDonald's counter landed this guy behind bars. (via Burke Patch)

    Fairfax McDonald's Employee Assaulted For Food Taking Too Long
    FAIRFAX, VA-A man that attacked a University Mall McDonald's employee for the food taking too long was arrested and charged Saturday, Fairfax County Police say. Police had been called to the McDonald's at 10645 Braddock Road around 4:40 p.m. The manager told police the man had ordered food and complained it was taking too long.
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35 hours ago

The first rule of fight club is ... don't hav...

The first rule of fight club is ... don't have them in schools!

    Ex-Foxborough HS Principal Arrested Over School 'Fight Club'
    The former principal of Foxborough High School was arrested Thursday over what police are calling a "fight club" operated in school. Jeffrey Theodoss, the current principal of Montville High School, was arrested along with Montville Superintendent Brian Levesque and high school Assistant Principal Tatiana Patten.
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36 hours ago

Sigh...

Sigh...

    Saturday Is The Last Day Toys R Us Gift Cards Will Be Accepted
    WAYNE, NJ - Saturday is the final day that Toys R Us and Babies R Us gift cards will be accepted at stores. Saturday is also the final day to use Endless Earnings e-gift cards for registries at Babies R Us. Gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash.
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37 hours ago

A lot of phrases aren't welcome in preschool ...

A lot of phrases aren't welcome in preschool classrooms. Add 'best friend' to the list.

    PC At Pre-K: No 'Best Friends' At This Preschool
    GEORGETOWN, MA - There are dozens of words and phrases never to be uttered in a preschool classroom. In one Georgetown school, add "best friend" to the list. Pentucket Workshop Preschool is discouraging the term because it can make other children feel left out, one parent said the school told her.
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37 hours ago

Reports indicate that the incident is an arme...

Reports indicate that the incident is an armed robbery.

    Stoughton Police Responding To Report Of Armed Home Invasion
    STOUGHTON, MA - Police are responding to an incident on Pearl Street. State Police told NBC Boston that they are sending a helicopter to the area. Reports indicate that the incident is an armed home invasion. Drivers and residents are being asked to avoid the area.
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37 hours ago

Drumroll, please... (via Grand Rapids Patch)

Drumroll, please... (via Grand Rapids Patch)

    Couple With 13 Sons Welcomes Another Baby, And It's A ...
    ROCKFORD, MI - The Schwandts, already the parents of 13 sons, welcomed their 14th child into the world Wednesday. The hand-me-down clothing won't be a problem. The yet-to-be-named baby, who arrived Wednesday, continues the Rockford, Michigan, couple's streak of all boys.
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38 hours ago

Library events: April 26-May 3

Visit brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register for events.Run for the Renovation at Coolidge CornerMark your calendar: On May 5 the Library Foundation is hosting a fun Derby Day party at the Coolidge Corner Library – just before closing for a brief renovation. We’ll sip mint juleps, listen to Bluegrass music and watch the 144th running of The Kentucky Derby – all while raising money to support the renovation and fund technology [...]

    Library events: April 26-May 3
    Visit brooklinelibrary.org for more information and to register for events.Run for the Renovation at Coolidge CornerMark your calendar: On May 5 the Library Foundation is hosting a fun Derby Day party at the Coolidge Corner Library - just before closing for a brief renovation.
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39 hours ago

Cullen wrote about the deadly immediate after...

Cullen wrote about the deadly immediate aftermath of the Boston Bombings, but he later said he didn't get to the blast area until later.

    Did He Embellish? Globe Conducting Review Of Kevin Cullen Columns
    BOSTON (CBS) - The Boston Globe is reviewing the work of a popular columnist after allegations that he embellished accounts of the Boston Marathon bombings. The newspaper's investigation comes after claims from WEEI that Kevin Cullen's columns from recent years included misleading information.
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2 days ago

The Boston radio legend called more than 750 ...

The Boston radio legend called more than 750 Patriots games in his career.

    Gil Santos, Longtime WBZ And Patriot Icon, Dead On 78th Birthday
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - Gil Santos, the iconic longtime voice of the New England Patriots and morning sports reporter on WBZ, died Thursday, which was his birthday. The Patriots and WBZ Hall of Famer was 78. Santos was the play-by-play man for the Patriots for 36 seasons across five decades, first stepping in the booth for the team in 1966.
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2 days ago

These counties have the highest levels of smo...

These counties have the highest levels of smog and soot, according to the American Lung Association.

    MA Counties With Most Smog: Which Made The Grade?
    A new air quality report has determined the Massachusetts counties with the highest levels of air pollution. The American Lung Association released its "State of the Air 2018" report Wednesday and concluded that ozone pollution overall worsened significantly in America from 2014-2016 compared to its previous report, which looked at 2013-2015.
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2 days ago

The clock is ticking on NECCO, and a former C...

The clock is ticking on NECCO, and a former CEO is embarking on an ambitious crowdfunding campaign.

    Can A Former Necco CEO Save The Company?
    REVERE, MA - The clock is ticking on the New England Confectionary Co., which badly needs a buyer before its lease expires in August. Necco officials said in March the company may have to close its Revere headquarters, the city's largest employer, and lay off about 400 workers.
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2 days ago

Coolidge Corner Library to close for six months

The busiest branch library in Massachusetts happens to be Brookline’s own Coolidge Corner library, and in June it will close for renovations. Though the branch has gone through all sorts of projects from renovations to small maintenance work, it will get a major overhaul intended to increase space and accessibility for its many users.“The Coolidge Corner branch is routinely that highest circulating branch in the state,” said Sara Slymon, the Brookline [...]

    Coolidge Corner Library to close for six months
    The busiest branch library in Massachusetts happens to be Brookline's own Coolidge Corner library, and in June it will close for renovations.
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2 days ago

Threatening letters persuade gay teacher to leave Kansas school

Following months of harassment, Michael Hill abandoned his job and home state for Palm Springs, Calif.

    Threatening letters persuade gay teacher to leave Kansas school
    Following months of harassment, Michael Hill abandoned his job and home state for Palm Springs, Calif. TOPEKA, Kan. - The threats began shortly after Michael Hill revealed he is gay in October on National Coming Out Day.
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2 days ago

Mark your calendars for Dec. 16!

Mark your calendars for Dec. 16!

    2018 New England Patriots Schedule
    FOXBORUOGH, MA - Hours before the 2018 New England Patriots schedule was set to be released, the full slate of games for this season has been leaked after a day of small leaks and updates. The Patriots will start the season at home against the Houston Texans, according to Jeff Howe of the Athletic.
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2 days ago

He may be elderly, but this 83-year-old is ut...

He may be elderly, but this 83-year-old is utilizing a modern tool after losing his job after more than two decades. (via Alameda Patch)

    83-Year-Old Alameda Man Takes To GoFundMe After Losing Job
    ALAMEDA, CA - A longtime resident of Alameda is reaching out for help after losing his job. Albert Stefani started the appeal Saturday on GoFundMe writing, "I have been a resident of Alameda for 29 years. I am 83 years old. After 22 years of employment at a well-known Alameda business, I was permanently laid off!
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2 days ago

"It’s unfortunately no surprise to us," the o...

"It’s unfortunately no surprise to us," the owners said.

    Vandal Sprays 'White Lives Matter' on Boston's Black Market
    BOSTON, MA - Someone spray painted the words "White Lives Matter" on a black-run Roxbury business that aims to help black entrepreneurs - just days before its Spring Grand Opening - prompting the owners to take to social media in protest.
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2 days ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 4-19-18

Check out Spring Tide 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, 4-19-18
    Check out Spring Tide 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

The latest in the Cambridge story about a bla...

The latest in the Cambridge story about a black Harvard Student and the police.

    Harvard Professors To Represent Black Harvard Student Arrested
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - Two Harvard Law School professors announced they plan to represent the black Harvard undergraduate whose arrest Friday in the middle of Mass Ave, where the man was standing naked, sparked allegations of police brutality in Cambridge.
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2 days ago

Emaciated dog rescued rescued by Massachusett...

Emaciated dog rescued rescued by Massachusetts Eversource worker; "Bentley" has recovered and was recently adopted.

    Emaciated Dog Rescued By Massachusetts Eversource Worker
    ROCHESTER, MA - An emaciated dog was rescued by a Massachusetts Eversource worker during a recent routine call. The Animal Rescue League of Boston this week honored Susan Sweeney for her actions in February at a Rochester residence. She posted a notice on the door and noticed two dogs living in "deplorable" conditions.
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2 days ago

Massachusetts man wins $1M in the lottery...f...

Massachusetts man wins $1M in the lottery...for the second time this year:

    Methuen Man Wins $1M On Scratch Ticket For Second Time This Year
    METHUEN, MA -- For the second time in 2018, Jason Williams of Methuen has won a $1 million prize on an instant ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery. Williams visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday, April 17 to claim his latest prize, which he won playing the "200X" $30 instant game.
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2 days ago

While most of the nation is mourning Mrs. Bus...

While most of the nation is mourning Mrs. Bush, this CA professor had something else to say. And it's not going over well. (via Fresno Patch)

    Barbara Bush An 'Amazing Racist,' Fresno State Professor Says
    FRESNO, CA - Former first lady Barbara Bush was an "amazing racist" who, along with her husband, former President George H. W. Bush, raised a war criminal. That's according to Randa Jarrar, an English professor at California State University, Fresno. Jarrar, who's Twitter account is private, tweeted around 5:30 p.m.
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2 days ago

Project Bread's Walk for Hunger celebrates 50 years

On the first Sunday in May for the past five decades, the streets of Boston, Brookline, Newton and Cambridge turn into a ribbon of walkers, weaving its way from and to the Boston Common for up to 20 miles.Volunteers cheer them on, and refresh them with water and snacks; musicians perform at several spots along the way.Students, teachers, religious leaders and their flocks, friends and strangers, all having fun while raising money for a most serious cause — alleviating [...]

    Project Bread's Walk for Hunger celebrates 50 years
    On the first Sunday in May for the past five decades, the streets of Boston, Brookline, Newton and Cambridge turn into a ribbon of walkers, weaving its way from and to the Boston Common for up to 20 miles.Volunteers cheer them on, and refresh them with water and snacks; musicians perform at several spots along the way.Students, teachers, religious leaders and their flocks, friends and strangers, all having fun while raising money for a most serious cause - alleviating hunger in
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2 days ago

Nero, the Yarmouth police dog shot searching ...

Nero, the Yarmouth police dog shot searching for a career criminal last week, has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery:

    Shot Yarmouth Police Dog Released From Hospital
    YARMOUTH, MA - "Nero," the Yarmouth police dog shot searching for a career criminal in Barnstable last week, has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to police. The dog, which was shot in the head and neck, endured multiple surgeries, police said Wednesday.
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3 days ago

SEPAC Public Meeting to Meet Casey Ngo-Miller, candidate to be Interim Deputy Superintendent for Student Services

115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445

115 Greenough Street

    SEPAC Public Meeting to Meet Casey Ngo-Miller, candidate to be Interim Deputy Superintendent for Student Services
    SEPAC will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 23, 2018, 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Room at Brookline High School.
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3 days ago

You're invited: Wine and Investing https://tr...

You're invited: Wine and Investing https://trib.al/zpmo1vo

    Wine and Investing
    Being able to pick the right bottle of wine or the right investment portfolio starts with understanding your personal taste. Red or white, short term gains versus long term safety - we'll help you figure out what works best for you.
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3 days ago

Expect to see some snowflakes tomorrow mornin...

Expect to see some snowflakes tomorrow morning. Good news? 60+ degrees next week.

    MA Weather: Snow/Rain Mix; 65 Degrees Next Week
    BOSTON, MA - It's nearly a month into spring but this is New England and yet more snow snow is on the way Thursday. The National Weather Service's latest forecast calls for scattered snowflakes across the state early Thursday morning.
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3 days ago

Tragedy last night as Massachusetts toddler d...

Tragedy last night as Massachusetts toddler drowns in partially covered swimming pool:

    MA Tragedy: Toddler Drowns In Swimming Pool
    Good evening, Patch readers. Missed today's headlines? We've got you covered. These are the top stories from across the Massachusetts Patch network: WOBURN, MA - Tragedy struck in Woburn after a missing 3-year-old boy was found drowned in a swimming pool late Tuesday night.
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3 days ago

Kentucky Derby horse "Gronk" has a new owner....

Kentucky Derby horse "Gronk" has a new owner...the man himself:

    Rob Gronkowski Buys Stake In Horse Named After Him
    Rob Gronkowski has another Gronkowski in the family to cheer for, but this one will take to the horse racing track rather than the football field. The Patriots tight end announced Wednesday that he has purchased a stake in a three-year-old colt named Gronkowski.
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3 days ago

George H.W. Bush on Barbara's passing: Warm wishes 'lifting us all up'

A grateful former President George H.W. Bush wants Americans to "cross the Bushes off your worry list."Ailing former first lady Barbara Bush died as her husband held her hand throughout her last day Tuesday in Houston. She was 92.Since then, Americans of all political stripes have sent warm wishes and condolences to the Bush family."I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world, and in fact I used to tease her that I had a complex about that [...]

    George H.W. Bush on Barbara's passing: Warm wishes 'lifting us all up'
    A grateful former President George H.W. Bush wants Americans to "cross the Bushes off your worry list." Ailing former first lady Barbara Bush died as her husband held her hand throughout her last day Tuesday in Houston. She was 92. Since then, Americans of all political stripes have sent warm wishes and condolences to the Bush family.
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3 days ago

One of the mother's two toddlers got ahold of...

One of the mother's two toddlers got ahold of a loaded gun and accidentally shot the woman in a shopping center parking lot, police said. (via Merrillville Patch)

    Pregnant Mom Shot By Her 3-Year Old Daughter In NWI Parking Lot
    MERRILLVILLE, IN - A pregnant mother was shot by one of her two young children inside a car parked in a Northwest Indiana parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Police in Merrillville first told the Times of Northwest Indiana that one of two kids, ages 3 and 4, got a hold of a loaded handgun around 3:52 p.m.
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3 days ago

WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 4-18-18

Check out Angry Bird 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

    WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 4-18-18
    Check out Angry Bird 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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3 days ago

Guess who was the fastest woman from Brooklin...

Guess who was the fastest woman from Brookline to run Boston?

    Brookline's Fastest Men And Women: Boston Marathon 2018
    BROOKLINE, MA - Some 130 people were signed up to run the Boston Marathon this year. But how'd they do in this crazy weather? They're all heroes in our book, but the top finishers deserve a little extra recognition. A 22-year old named Matthew Herzig was the fastest man in Brookline.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Slain Cape Cod police Officer Sean Gannon lai...

Slain Cape Cod police Officer Sean Gannon laid to rest today:

    Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon Laid To Rest
    YARMOUTH, MA - Thousands of mourners, including law enforcement officers from across the country, honored fallen Yarmouth police Officer Sean Gannon on Wednesday. Gannon, 32, was shot and killed Thursday in Barnstable while searching for a career criminal. His funeral was held Wednesday at St. Pius X Church in Yarmouth.
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