2 hours ago

Mayor Walsh: Support Small Bizs During Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/12/mayor-walsh-supporting-small-bizs-during-the-holidays-to-keep-our-neighborhoods-thriving-all-year-long/29702)

    Mayor Walsh: Support Small Bizs During Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long
    I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that's helping Dorches
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

8 hours ago

15 hours ago

RIP, Lena Bruce.

RIP, Lena Bruce.

    South End Cold Case: Lena Bruce's Murderer To Get Life
    BOSTON, MA - More than 25 years after Lena Bruce was sexually assaulted and murdered in her South End apartment, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted the man whose DNA profile matched the one in evidence recovered from the crime scene, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
    https://patch.com

18 hours ago

A scary story to share this flu season. "If y...

A scary story to share this flu season. "If you feel sick, go to the doctor," the woman's aunt warns. (via Phoenix Patch)

    Young Phoenix Mom Dies 2 Days After Flu Diagnosis
    PHOENIX, AZ - Two days after she got the flu, 20-year-old Alani "Joie" Murrieta, of Phoenix, was dead. Always a healthy woman, she took the doses of antiviral medication prescribed by a doctor and figured she'd get over it, as her two children and several others in her family had.
    https://patch.com

19 hours ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, Dec. 14Legal Vitamins for Entrepreneurs: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. For information or to register: http://bit.ly/2iZTQDv. An interactive workshop designed to help business owners understand the preventative steps they can take to avoid legal problems in the future.Saturday, Dec. 16First Time Home Buyer Seminar: 10 a.m.-noon, Unlimited Sotheby’s [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, Dec. 14Legal Vitamins for Entrepreneurs: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. For information or to register: http://bit.ly/2iZTQDv. An interactive workshop designed to help business owners understand the preventative steps they can take to avoid legal problems in the future.Saturday, Dec.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

19 hours ago

SPECIAL REPORT: What more liquor licenses could mean for Brookline

Out of liquor licenses to pass out, and hoping to ensure a thriving commercial scene, Brookline is seeking additional liquor licenses from the state. On Nov. 14 Town Meeting Members authorized the Select Board to petition the state for 40 additional liquor licenses. With 54 licenses for all kinds of liquor and 19 wine and [...]

    SPECIAL REPORT: What more liquor licenses could mean for Brookline
    Out of liquor licenses to pass out, and hoping to ensure a thriving commercial scene, Brookline is seeking additional liquor licenses from the state. On Nov. 14 Town Meeting Members authorized the Select Board to petition the state for 40 additional liquor licenses.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

19 hours ago

Brookline resident spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham's forgotten cemetery

While walking through Waltham’s Beaver Brook reservation on a class trip, Brookline resident Hodaya Propp noted the unkempt and deteriorating conditions at the MetFern cemetery. Many of the stones marking the graves of hundreds of Metropolitan State Hospital and the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center residents were toppled from their foundations. Many were broken or sinking into the ground. And, most shocking to the Gann Academy student, was that the vast majority of the stones [...]

    Brookline resident spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham's forgotten cemetery
    While walking through Waltham's Beaver Brook reservation on a class trip, Brookline resident Hodaya Propp noted the unkempt and deteriorating conditions at the MetFern cemetery. Many of the stones marking the graves of hundreds of Metropolitan State Hospital and the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center residents were toppled from their foundations.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

19 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.December spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Food Commodity Program on third Wednesday of each month – Russian and Chinese interpreters morning and afternoon shifts and people able to help with phone calls and/or lifting 30-35 pounds in the [...]

    Boomers and Beyond
    The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

19 hours ago

Brookline educational honors

Giovana Coelho of Chestnut Hill is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term.Coelho, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in psychology and Spanish and Hispanic studies, is completing the Mexican-American Border Mini Term, traveling from California, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to experience the history and culture of life along the border.Chestnut Hill students Nathaniel Stefanon and Patrick Mogan were named to the honor roll for the first [...]

    Brookline educational honors
    Giovana Coelho of Chestnut Hill is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term.Coelho, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in psychology and Spanish and Hispanic studies, is completing the Mexican-American Border Mini Term, traveling from California, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to experience the history and culture of life along the border.Chestnut Hill students Nathaniel Stefanon and Patrick Mogan were named to the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2017-
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

19 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.Congregation Mishkan Tefila is the oldest Conservative synagogue in New [...]

    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.Congregation Mishkan Tefila is the oldest Conservative synagogue in New England.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

19 hours ago

A McDisaster at a Massachusetts McDonald's.

A McDisaster at a Massachusetts McDonald's.

    McProblem In Restaurant Playground: Kid Gets Stuck While Playing
    SPENCER, MA-A little playtime and possibly a Happy Meal turned out to be a harrowing experience that brought in the fire department and special equipment to free a girl from a McDonald's Playland. Firefighters responded around 8 p.m.
    https://patch.com

21 hours ago

Don't shoot the messenger.

Don't shoot the messenger.

    MA Weather: More Snow Coming Tomorrow
    Have you heard the rumors of more snow coming? We are here to confirm them, but also allay fears of another sizable storm. Tuesday is expected to bring more snow and muck up the morning commute, but a significant amount of build-up isn't in the cards right now - depending on where you are.
    https://patch.com

21 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-11-17

Check out First Snow 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, 12-11-17
    Check out First Snow 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.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

22 hours ago

Should she be able to keep this $1.4 million ...

Should she be able to keep this $1.4 million home?

    Wife Of Convicted NECC Exec Appeals To Keep Wrentham Home
    WRENTHAM, MA - The wife of convicted pharmacy executive Barry Cadden is seeking to block the forfeiture of the couple's $1.4 million Wrentham home. Lisa Cadden and her children are petitioning a U.S. District Court judge to allow them to hold on to the house, as well as a $1.5 million trust fund, $26,000 in diamonds and other assets, according to the Boston Herald.
    https://patch.com

23 hours ago

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz worked hard to ge...

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz worked hard to get the LOOK Bill into law. Read about the bill that values the importance of bilingualism.

    Chang-Díaz 'Thrilled' by Governor's Signing of Bilingual English Instruction Bill
    Governor Charlie Baker signed the LOOK Bill into law on Dec. 5th, which recognizes the value of bilingualism by encompassing the best practices for serving English learners. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz fought hard for the bill to pass, particularly because she knows bilingualism is an essential skil
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

23 hours ago

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- A week that was far from ordinary

A recap and analysis of the week in state government.There's no vacancy in the Senate presidency, but there is a vacuum.That's in no way meant to disrespect Harriette Chandler of Worcester, an eminently substantial and respectable choice to serve as acting president, whose selection constituted the opening act of an unparalleled weeklong drama on Beacon Hill.But her very designation as acting, and her declaration that she definitely will not be the next Senate [...]

    STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- A week that was far from ordinary
    A recap and analysis of the week in state government.There's no vacancy in the Senate presidency, but there is a vacuum.That's in no way meant to disrespect Harriette Chandler of Worcester, an eminently substantial and respectable choice to serve as acting president, whose selection constituted the opening act of an unparalleled weeklong drama on Beacon Hill.But her very designation as acting, and her declaration that she definitely will not be the next Senate president, leaves the New Not
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

25 hours ago

Chang-Díaz ‘Thrilled’ by Governor’s Signing of Bilingual English Instruction Bill

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/11/chang-diaz-thrilled-by-governors-signing-of-bilingual-english-instruction-bill/29762)

    Chang-Díaz 'Thrilled' by Governor's Signing of Bilingual English Instruction Bill
    Governor Charlie Baker signed the LOOK Bill into law on Dec. 5th, which recognizes the value of bilingualism by encompassing the best practices for serving English learners. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz fought hard for the bill to pass, particularly because she knows bilingualism is an essential skil
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

25 hours ago

Public Facilities Commission Meeting (DND)

...of principals[1] from Castle Rock Properties, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation, with an address of 77 Pond Avenue, No. 1508, Brookline, MA 02445 to be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land...

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Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Oxbow Urban LLC: Vacant land located at 21, 22, 28, 37 Angell Street and 12, 14 Lorne Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts.

Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Oxbow Urban LLC: Vacant land located at 21, 22, 28, 37 Angell Street and 12, 14 Lorne Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts.

21 Angell Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 04224000, Square Feet: 10,000

22 Angell Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 04259000, Square Feet: 5,398

28 Angell Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 04256000, Square Feet: 5,420

12 Lorne Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 04296000, Square Feet: 3,214

Conveyance to Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation: Vacant land located at 9-11 Bromley Street, 13-17 Bromley Street, 19 Bromley Street, 21 Bromley Street, 58 New Heath Street, 60...

Conveyance to Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation: Vacant land located at 9-11 Bromley Street, 13-17 Bromley Street, 19 Bromley Street, 21 Bromley Street, 58 New Heath Street, 60 New Heath Street, 62...

...Neighborhood Development Corporation: Vacant land located at 9-11 Bromley Street, 13-17 Bromley Street, 19 Bromley Street, 21 Bromley Street, 58 New Heath Street, 60 New Heath Street, 62 New Heath Street...

...Vacant land located at 9-11 Bromley Street, 13-17 Bromley Street, 19 Bromley Street, 21 Bromley Street, 58 New Heath Street, 60 New Heath Street, 62 New Heath Street, New Heath Street...

...at 9-11 Bromley Street, 13-17 Bromley Street, 19 Bromley Street, 21 Bromley Street, 58 New Heath Street, 60 New Heath Street, 62 New Heath Street, New Heath Street, 894-900 Parker Street...

...Street, 13-17 Bromley Street, 19 Bromley Street, 21 Bromley Street, 58 New Heath Street, 60 New Heath Street, 62 New Heath Street, New Heath Street, 894-900 Parker Street and 908 Parker Street...

...Street, 19 Bromley Street, 21 Bromley Street, 58 New Heath Street, 60 New Heath Street, 62 New Heath Street, New Heath Street, 894-900 Parker Street and 908 Parker Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts...

...58 New Heath Street, 60 New Heath Street, 62 New Heath Street, New Heath Street, 894-900 Parker Street and 908 Parker Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts...

...New Heath Street, 62 New Heath Street, New Heath Street, 894-900 Parker Street and 908 Parker Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts...

That having duly advertised its intent to sell to Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 31 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, the vacant land located at:

Amendment to the vote of July 20, 2016 to extend the Tentative Designation and Intent to Sell period from 24 to 48 months to Indigo Block Apartments, LLC: Vacant land located at 65 East Cottage Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

...land, to Indigo Block Apartments, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, with an address of 594 Columbia Road, Suite 302, Dorchester, MA 02125...

Conveyance to Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation: Vacant land located at 131 and 133 Southern Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts.

131 Southern Avenue, Ward: 17, Parcel: 01534000, Square Feet: 4,000

...Castle Rock Properties, Inc.: Vacant land located at two (2) unnumbered parcels on Violet Street, 523 Norfolk Street, 36 Goodale Road, 11 Hosmer Street, Unnumbered parcel on Hosmer Street and 9 Leston Street...

...Inc.: Vacant land located at two (2) unnumbered parcels on Violet Street, 523 Norfolk Street, 36 Goodale Road, 11 Hosmer Street, Unnumbered parcel on Hosmer Street and 9 Leston Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts...

...located at two (2) unnumbered parcels on Violet Street, 523 Norfolk Street, 36 Goodale Road, 11 Hosmer Street, Unnumbered parcel on Hosmer Street and 9 Leston Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts...

...523 Norfolk Street, 36 Goodale Road, 11 Hosmer Street, Unnumbered parcel on Hosmer Street and 9 Leston Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts...

That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said properties, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 240 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109 to be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at

725-727 Parker Street, Ward: 10, Parcel: 00495000, Square Feet: 3,207

Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Z Capital Investments, LLC: Vacant land located at 21-23 Wensley Street, 53 Wensley Street and Unnumbered parcel on Fisher Avenue, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Z Capital Investments, LLC: Vacant land located at 21-23 Wensley Street, 53 Wensley Street and Unnumbered parcel on Fisher Avenue, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said properties, Z Capital Investments, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, with an address of 1089 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 to be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at:

Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Terrace Bravo, LLC: Vacant land located at 40-42 Terrace Street and 132 Terrace Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Terrace Bravo, LLC: Vacant land located at 40-42 Terrace Street and 132 Terrace Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said properties, Terrace Bravo, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, with an address of 1683 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 to be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at:

    Public Facilities Commission Meeting (DND)
    The presenter is the Department of Neighborhood Development. VOTE 5: Christopher Rooney, Housing Development Officer, Real Estate Management and Sales Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to a nominee comprised of principals from Castle Rock Properties, Inc.: Vacant land located at two (2) unnumbered parcels on Violet Street, 523 Norfolk Street, 36 Goodale Road, 11 Hosmer Street, Unnumbered parcel on Hosmer Street and 9 Leston Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts.
    https://www.boston.gov

26 hours ago

The 2016 All-Star was arrested Friday night n...

The 2016 All-Star was arrested Friday night near his Tennessee home.

    Red Sox All-Star Arrested, Charged With Domestic Violence
    BOSTON, MA - Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright faces two charges related to domestic violence after an incident with his wife Friday night in Tennessee. Police records show Wright was arrested at 9:25 p.m. outside his Tennessee home and charged with domestic assault and prevention of a 911 call.
    https://patch.com

32 hours ago

38 hours ago

"This cursed dress pulled me into a life of m...

"This cursed dress pulled me into a life of misery, despair, and spending too much on an ungrateful spouse. It is in need of a good cleaning and an exorcism. Seriously." (via Toms River Patch)

    'Cursed' Dress Turns Tears To Joyful Giving For Toms River Woman
    TOMS RIVER, NJ - Daria Buck says she was just looking to shake off the sadness when she posted her wedding dress for sale in a Facebook forum a week ago. "I was meeting with the divorce lawyer the next day," Buck, 37, of Toms River, said.
    https://patch.com

40 hours ago

They've worked so hard to make Santa's "Nice"...

They've worked so hard to make Santa's "Nice" list this year — spoil them with one of these over-the-top finds. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best Splurge Gifts
    Everyone deserves to be treated from time to time, and what better occasion to spoil your loved ones than during the holiday season? Although these items can be a bit pricey, gifts like dermatologist-recommended silk pillowcases, state-of-the-art laser projectors and designer sunglasses will be worth the splurge and have your loved ones living a little more luxuriously.
    https://patch.com

42 hours ago

A Boston financial advisor's inventive progra...

A Boston financial advisor's inventive program guides clients out of public housing and into home-ownership.

    The Plan That's Helping Working Families Afford to Buy Homes
    A lightbulb started to go off for Sherry Riva while working in a crowded women's shelter. Every time she helped someone get on her feet financially, Riva realized that the woman was still "a paycheck away from being back on our doorstep." There was no public support in place to break the cycle.
    https://patch.com

44 hours ago

Our first snowfall was generally in line with...

Our first snowfall was generally in line with what was expected.

    MA Snowfall Totals Town-By-Town
    The first snow of the season didn't disappoint. While it took some time for forecasters to nail a final prediction, the snowfall totals ended up being pretty much in line with what was expected. Many towns around Massachusetts saw between 4-6 inches, with almost no snow on the Cape.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

Before you yell #FakeNews, we promise these r...

Before you yell #FakeNews, we promise these really (well, allegedly) happened this week across Mass.

    Landscapers Fight · Suspect Tased Twice · Teen Car Heist: MA PD
    Massachusetts police agencies faced another busy week to start December, responding to incidents allegedly involving a landscaper brawl, a drunk Cape Cod man who attacked officers, Brockton teens who stole a car, and unfortunately a lot more. The landscaper incident happened in Brookline, where police said they arrested a 23-year-old landscaper for attacking another landscaper with a weed whacker.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Boston Public Schools announced new start and...

Boston Public Schools announced new start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year. Three JP schools will start TWO HOURS earlier. So much for sleeping in. What do you think?

    Several JP Schools Starting 2 Hours Earlier: 2018 New Start & End Times for JP's Public Schools
    Some Boston Public School students will get to sleep in a little later next year as the Boston School Committee approved altering start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Several JP Schools Starting 2 Hours Earlier: 2018 New Start & End Times for JP’s Public Schools

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/09/several-jp-schools-starting-2-hours-earlier-2018-new-start-end-times-for-jps-public-schools/29804)

    Several JP Schools Starting 2 Hours Earlier: 2018 New Start & End Times for JP's Public Schools
    Some Boston Public School students will get to sleep in a little later next year as the Boston School Committee approved altering start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

It's up to a possible 8 inches in many towns ...

It's up to a possible 8 inches in many towns now.

    MA Weather: Updated Snow Totals Town-By-Town
    If it's not already snowing where you are, just give it a little longer. Accumulating snow should begin between noon-1 p.m. across Massachusetts, resulting in as many as 8 inches, the National Weather Service said Saturday morning.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Next time your favorite nomad hits the road (...

Next time your favorite nomad hits the road (or air) in style, they'll have you to thank. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday 2017: Best Gifts For Travelers
    Searching for some useful gifts and handy gadgets for the jet-setter in your life? Well, you've come to the right place! Whether they're backpacking through Europe, driving cross-country or vacationing in the tropics, these convenient gifts will be greatly appreciated by globetrotting friends and family.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

New Year´s Eve in Scotland -

New Year´s Eve in Scotland -

    HOGMANAY AT THE HAVEN
    The Haven offers the perfect answer to what to do and where to go on New Year's Eve this year. Start early at 6pm or later at 9pm then sit back and enjoy a 4-course prix-fixe menu, champagne or Scotch toast with a typical rousing Haven atmosphere replete with countdown at midnight.
    https://us1.campaign-archive.com

3 days ago

This weekend shuttle service...

This weekend shuttle service...

    MBTA: No Green D-Line Service For 3 Weekends For Tree Work
    NEWTON, MA - If you're planning on riding the Green Line this weekend... or next... or the next, take note: the D-Line won't be running on some stretches as it will be replaced by shuttles. So plan ahead.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

A man who beat a woman so badly in a motel th...

A man who beat a woman so badly in a motel that she had to undergo life-saving cranial surgery was found guilty on a litany of charges related to a string of domestic assaults.

    Billerica Man Convicted In String Of Tewksbury, Lowell Assaults
    TEWKSBURY, MA -- A Billerica man who beat a woman so badly in a Tewksbury motel that she had to undergo life-saving cranial surgery was found guilty Thursday on a litany of charges related to a string of four domestic assaults that took place between 2011 and 2015 in Tewksbury and Lowell.
    https://patch.com

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