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3 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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5 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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5 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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7 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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8 hours 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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9 hours 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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9 hours 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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9 hours 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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10 hours 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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12 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 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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19 hours 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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22 hours 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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22 hours 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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23 hours 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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23 hours 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.
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24 hours 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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24 hours ago

That's a LOT of Thin Mints.

That's a LOT of Thin Mints.

    Eastern MA's Top Girl Scout Cookie Seller Sold How Many Boxes?
    MEDFORD, MA - Four years ago, longtime Girl Scout Marianne O'Connell became a member of the 500 Club, which celebrates scouts who sell more than 500 boxes of cookies. That was just her warmup. The Medford High School sophomore became the top-seller in eastern Massachusetts this year, selling a staggering 4,400 boxes of cookies.
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24 hours ago

Summer's knocking on our door. Invite it out ...

Summer's knocking on our door. Invite it out back at these eight Bay State homes for sale.

    8 Amazing Backyards To Enjoy Summer In MA
    Long summer days and warm nights are around the corner. And these amazing backyards are the perfect spots to enjoy them. Picture yourself enjoying all the features of outdoor living these homes on the market in Massachusetts offer. Remember to click the links to find out more (photos galore!)
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27 hours ago

Police said a high school student wrote the n...

Police said a high school student wrote the note that caused two schools to close Tuesday in Taunton.

    Taunton School Threat: 16-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Note
    TAUNTON, MA - A 16-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday and charged with writing a threatening note that prompted the closing of two Taunton schools Tuesday. The girl allegedly left the note in the bathroom of the high school, police said. The girl, a student at Taunton High, will not be identified because of her age.
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27 hours ago

The Spanish ship San José sank in 1708 with a...

The Spanish ship San José sank in 1708 with a giant treasure. A submarine with Falmouth's Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute helped find it.

    Cape Cod Submarine Finds Shipwreck 'Holy Grail' Worth Billions
    FALMOUTH, MA - Officials with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth this week released new details about the recent discovery of the "holy grail of shipwrecks" said to be worth $17 billion or more. The Spanish treasure ship San José sank off the coast of Colombia in 1708 during a battle with a British fleet during the War of Spanish Succession.
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28 hours ago

AAA: Rising gas prices not slowing Memorial Day weekend travel

Close to 42 million expected to hit the road for the holiday.

    AAA: Rising gas prices not slowing Memorial Day weekend travel
    Close to 42 million expected to hit the road for the holiday. As Memorial Day approaches, and despite rising gas prices, nearly 42 million Americans will be traveling U.S. roadways this holiday weekend, a 5 percent increase over last year and the most since 2005.
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29 hours ago

Last night she became the youngest to win the...

Last night she became the youngest to win the competition.

    Youngest 'The Voice' Winner Ever Is From Massachusetts
    LONGMEADOW, MA-Brynn Cartelli, a 15-year-old music and high school student from Longmeadow, was crowned champion of "The Voice" on Wednesday, announced NBC Universal. Described as soulful and poppy, Cartelli is the youngest winner in the history of this four-time Emmy Award-winning show on NBC.
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30 hours ago

A newborn baby girl may have caused some traf...

A newborn baby girl may have caused some traffic this morning.

    Baby Delivered On I-93 South In Wilmington
    WILMINGTON, MA -- Wilmington Police responded to a 911 call at 9:56 am Wednesday from a man whose wife was in active labor and about to give birth. Why would an expectant father call police? Because he had just pulled his car over at Exit 39 on Interstate 93 South.
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30 hours ago

Where does a "Hell's Kitchen" chef go to eat?...

Where does a "Hell's Kitchen" chef go to eat? Check out Jason Santos food recommendations around Boston.

    Celebrity Chef Jason Santos' Guide To Boston
    Chef Jason Santos discovered his passion for cooking at a very early age, spending most of his childhood experimenting in his grandmother's kitchen and idolizing Julia Child. Today, the charismatic, blue-haired chef is the mastermind behind three notable Boston eateries: Buttermilk & Bourbon, Citrus & Salt, and Abby Lane.
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30 hours ago

The NFL has new rules for the national anthem...

The NFL has new rules for the national anthem. The Players' Association isn't thrilled.

    Patriots Have New National Anthem Choice, Sort Of
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The NFL announced new rules Wednesday regarding the national anthem that would require players to stand if they are on the field, but gives the option of remaining in the locker room during the anthem.
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31 hours ago

State Fire Marshal offers outdoor summer saftey tips

"Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer," said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. "Many people are anticipating activities with family and friends, and getting their yards and grills ready for gatherings. Take a few minutes for safety and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend."Between 2013 and 2017, Massachusetts fire departments responded to 480 fires involving grills, hibachis, and barbecues. These fires caused 19 civilian injuries, three firefighter injuries, and $3. [...]

    State Fire Marshal offers outdoor summer saftey tips
    "Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer," said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. "Many people are anticipating activities with family and friends, and getting their yards and grills ready for gatherings. Take a few minutes for safety and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend."
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31 hours ago

Senate plan targets new danger to firefighters - their own gear

Sounding the alarm on cancer risks faced by firefighters, the Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to set aside $420,000 to help municipalities buy equipment to remove deadly carcinogens from firefighters' gear.Under a budget amendment (1018) offered by Sen. Paul Feeney and adopted unanimously, the money would seed a new trust fund to support the bulk purchase of extractors -- essentially, Feeney said, large washing machines that can remove carcinogens that permeate clothing even [...]

    Senate plan targets new danger to firefighters - their own gear
    Sounding the alarm on cancer risks faced by firefighters, the Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to set aside $420,000 to help municipalities buy equipment to remove deadly carcinogens from firefighters' gear. Under a budget amendment (1018) offered by Sen.
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32 hours ago

A warning for owners of small dogs. Birds of ...

A warning for owners of small dogs. Birds of prey don't mess around. (via DoylestownPatch)

    Bird Kills Dog In Bucks Co., SPCA Confirms
    BUCKS COUNTY, PA - A small dog was killed by a bird of prey in Bucks County last week, officials with the local SPCA have confirmed. The SPCA said the wounds on a six-pound Chihuahua found dead last week in Fairless Hills were consistent with a bird's talon.
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33 hours ago

This will be one to watch.

This will be one to watch.

    Editor Of Boston Globe Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Texts
    BOSTON, MA - A former Boston Globe writer is accusing the paper's editor of sending her an inappropriate, sexually suggestive text. Hilary Sargent, who started the acclaimed Chartgirl website and no longer works for the Globe, posted a screen grab of a partial text message exchange in which she appears to be asking for writing advice from an unnamed person.
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35 hours ago

Here are the obituaries for two of the teen v...

Here are the obituaries for two of the teen victims of Saturday's crash in East Bridgewater.

    Obits: Christopher Desir, Nick Joyce
    STOUGHTON, MA - The obituaries and funeral arrangements have been released for Christopher Desir and Nick Joyce. Arraignments for Eric Sarblah and David Bell have not been released as of late Tuesday night.
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37 hours ago

Brookline Town Meeting: Members debate Cypress Field synthetic turf

Brookline's annual Town Meeting kicked off with a flurry of tree-related puns and the always-anticipated Town Meeting cookie selection before Town Meeting members dove into a lengthy review of the budget.During the first night of Town Meeting on May 22, members made their way through the first seven of 37 warrant articles before wrapping up for the [...]

    Brookline Town Meeting: Members debate Cypress Field synthetic turf
    Brookline's annual Town Meeting kicked off with a flurry of tree-related puns and the always-anticipated Town Meeting cookie selection before Town Meeting members dove into a lengthy review of the budget.During the first night of Town Meeting on May 22, members made their way through the first seven of 37 warrant articles before wrapping up for the night.Complete with a passionate debate on the Cypress Field renovation, a review of the $291,669,854 budget for fiscal year 2019 passed with 178
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47 hours ago

The report released Tuesday is the first time...

The report released Tuesday is the first time the department's quarterly opioid data listed the municipality where opioid deaths occured.

    Town-By-Town Opioid Overdose Numbers Released By DPH
    BOSTON, MA - At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, according to new Department of Public Health data, which shows the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500.
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47 hours ago

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2 days ago

The driver—a father of 10 kids—is a good driv...

The driver—a father of 10 kids—is a good driver, his family says. They dispute reports he made an illegal U-Turn just before the crash. (via Paramus Patch)

    Driver, 77, Revealed In Fatal NJ School Bus Crash
    PARAMUS, NJ - A 77-year-old man who was involved in another crash, had his license suspended twice, and was cited eight times for speeding has been identified as the driver in Thursday's school bus crash that killed two people. Multiple reports have identified Hudy Muldrow Sr.
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2 days ago

Fifteen-year-old Tracy Gilpin was killed in 1...

Fifteen-year-old Tracy Gilpin was killed in 1986. She was the sister of the Kerry Gilpin, current head of the Massachusetts State Police.

    Accused Murderer In 1986 Massachusetts Cold Case Charged
    PLYMOUTH, MA - A North Carolina man accused of killing a 15-year-old teenager in Kingston in 1986 was charged with murder Tuesday. Michael Hand, 61, of North Carolina, was indicted on murder, kidnapping and assault with intent to rape a child charges in Plymouth County District Court.
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2 days ago

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

You're invited: Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitchen https://trib.al/bUq6xgX

    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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2 days ago

Horses were on the loose on Route 2 in Acton ...

Horses were on the loose on Route 2 in Acton during the ride home!

    Horses Caught In Route 2 Commute
    ACTON, MA - A photo of two horses on the loose during the evening commute home on Route 2 made the rounds on social media. Mark Mello took the above photo, showing two horses running through traffic. The horses have been captured. Subscribe
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2 days ago

The Town of Stoughton has gone through an uns...

The Town of Stoughton has gone through an unspeakable tragedy, losing four high school students in a crash Saturday. We want to send the residents notes of encouragement from you. Please post your kind words below and we'll send them along to our readers in Stoughton.

    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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2 days ago

Heading north? Consider avoiding the Zakim.

Heading north? Consider avoiding the Zakim.

    I-93 Truck Fire At Zakim Bridge
    A truck fire on the northbound side of I-93 has shut down multiple lanes at the Zakim Bridge. The right two lanes are currently closed, state police said. No injuries were reported. There are significant delays heading northbound. See delays below: Subscribe
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