5 hours ago

Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised

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    Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised
    The Harvest Co-op may close this summer unless members and patrons help raise $300,000 by following seven ways the market can be saved, according to board president Lydia Peabody. In an open letter to members and the community, Peabody said that 50 member-owners met in April and came up with a short-term plan to keep [...]
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7 hours ago

The Harvest Co-op will close by August unless...

The Harvest Co-op will close by August unless $300K is raised. The board president outlined ways to save the market.

    Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised
    The Harvest Co-op may close this summer unless members and patrons help raise $300,000 by following seven ways the market can be saved, according to board president Lydia Peabody. In an open letter to members and the community, Peabody said that 50 member-owners met in April and came up with a short-term plan to keep [...]
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8 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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9 hours ago

Brookline Patch was live.

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9 hours ago

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9 hours 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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10 hours ago

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10 hours 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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11 hours 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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11 hours 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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13 hours 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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14 hours 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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14 hours ago

Brookline gets Blue Bikes

Just in time for summer, new Blue Bikes have reached Brookline. The old Hubway bikes have been redesigned and painted blue to represent the public bike share system’s new sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachuestts.Brookline, along with Cambridge, Boston and Somerville are participated in the system, which allows users to take bikes from any station in a participating community and ride it and dock it at any station in any other participating community.On May 18, [...]

    Brookline gets Blue Bikes
    Just in time for summer, new Blue Bikes have reached Brookline.
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14 hours ago

Background checks underway, Cannabis Commission may start awarding licenses next week

With just more than a week until it can begin issuing business licenses, the Cannabis Control Commission is in the midst of conducting its first background checks for prospective legal marijuana businesses.Two entities representing five potential licenses have submitted all portions of the CCC's marijuana business license application and the regulatory agency has begun to comb through the applicants' backgrounds as it prepares to begin making decisions about which companies will [...]

    Background checks underway, Cannabis Commission may start awarding licenses next week
    With just more than a week until it can begin issuing business licenses, the Cannabis Control Commission is in the midst of conducting its first background checks for prospective legal marijuana businesses.
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14 hours ago

New numbers from DPH shed more light on prevalence of opioid overdose deaths

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.In its latest quarterly report on opioid overdoses, the department said deaths declined by an estimated 5 percent over the first quarter of 2017.There were 201 confirmed fatal opioid-related overdoses from January through March of this year, according to [...]

    New numbers from DPH shed more light on prevalence of opioid overdose deaths
    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. In its latest quarterly report on opioid overdoses, the department said deaths declined by an estimated 5 percent over the first quarter of 2017.
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15 hours ago

A former soldier with PTSD fought off pit bul...

A former soldier with PTSD fought off pit bulls that killed her service dog, Ms. Pooh. (via Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch)

    Pit Bulls Kill Iraq Vet's Beloved Therapy Dog
    DECATUR, GA - A veteran of the war in Iraq now living in DeKalb County is hoping authorities will find the stray dogs she says mauled to death her therapy support dog.
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15 hours ago

Trump recently used "animals" in response to ...

Trump recently used "animals" in response to a question about MS-13. This member tried to live up to the name.

    MS-13 'Animal' Sentenced For Boy's Murder
    BOSTON, MA - An MS-13 member known as "Animal" was sentenced Monday for his involvement in the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston. Joel Martinez, 23, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 40 years in prison and two years of supervised released.
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16 hours ago

The 37-year-old is accused of trying to run t...

The 37-year-old is accused of trying to run the victim off the road.

    Beverly Man Arrested For Woburn Road Rage Incident
    WOBURN, MA -- Massachusetts State Police arrested a Beverly man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist. Jason Root, 37, of Beverly, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Woburn District Court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
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18 hours ago

Boston's Latin Quarter is receiving a $100,00...

Boston's Latin Quarter is receiving a $100,000 federal grant and will be designated a Massachusetts Cultural District. This is exciting news!

    Boston's Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant
    Jamaica Plain's Latin Quarter has some big news this week! First, it is being designated an official Massachusetts Cultural District. Second, a $100,000 federal grant was awarded to Boston, which will be used to produce a cultural district plan that will include artists in residence who will work with area youth and the community to [...]
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18 hours ago

"I've been here eight years and this is the f...

"I've been here eight years and this is the first time I ran into this. I mean, we'll pull the cover off and we'll see a few wolf spiders, but nothing like this." (via Homer Glen-Lockport Patch)

    Homer Glen Man Finds 'Thousands' Of Tadpoles In His Pool
    HOMER GLEN, IL - One Homer Glen resident got quite the surprise when he checked his pool recently. Mike Czopkiewicz called the Forest Preserve District of Will County earlier this week and told them he had "thousands" of tadpoles in his pool.
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18 hours ago

Jamaica Plain News shared Emerald Necklace Co...

Great aerial shot of Bussey Hill!

    Emerald Necklace Conservancy
    All the branches burst to bloom on Bussey Hill. || 📸: @greenleafykael || #EmeraldNecklaceParks
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19 hours ago

Before we get to some good weather, check out...

Before we get to some good weather, check out the timeline of today's incoming rains.

    MA Weather Forecast: Rain Today, Then Lots Of Shine
    Some light rain with the potential to intensify and bring some thunder is expected throughout the state. No weather watches or warnings have been issued as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. The rain will come in from the west around 11 a.m. and get to the coast by the early afternoon.
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19 hours ago

Authorities said Gregory Ostiguy beat his dog...

Authorities said Gregory Ostiguy beat his dog with a baseball bat after it ate his Whopper sandwich in Dartmouth.

    MA Man Beat Dog With Baseball Bat After It Ate His Whopper: DA
    NEW BEDFORD, MA - A New Bedford man who police said beat his dog with a baseball bat did so after the animal ate his Whopper, according to prosecutors. Gregory Ostiguy, 50, was charged with cruelty to animals. The dog survived the attack, police said. The alleged attack happened in Dartmouth in Bristol County.
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20 hours ago

Brookline Patch updated their cover photo.

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20 hours ago

Brookline Patch added 18 new photos.

Have you been, yet? Which is your favorite?

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20 hours ago

Will legal marijuana put an end to Massachusetts’ black market?

Retail shops that start legally selling cannabis products this summer in Massachusetts will likely find themselves going head-to-head with a formidable and long-established competitor -- the black market.Advocates of adult-use marijuana, known also as recreational marijuana, have long argued legalization could help eradicate the illicit trade. But how quickly -- and, if at all -- that happens is still being debated and measured throughout the country. In Massachusetts, the question [...]

    Will legal marijuana put an end to Massachusetts' black market?
    Retail shops that start legally selling cannabis products this summer in Massachusetts will likely find themselves going head-to-head with a formidable and long-established competitor -- the black market.Advocates of adult-use marijuana, known also as recreational marijuana, have long argued legalization could help eradicate the illicit trade.
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20 hours ago

Friends of the Stoughton High students who di...

Friends of the Stoughton High students who died in a crash helped organize a "cathartic" memorial service last night.

    Stoughton Teens Play Big Role In Organizing Memorial Service
    STOUGHTON, MA - Friends from Stoughton High School helped organize a memorial service at St. James Church for the four teens who died in an East Bridgewater car crash. The service was closed to the media. St. James Pastor Joseph Mazzone addressed the press after the service for Chris Desir, Eric Sarblah, Nick Joyce, and David Bell ended.
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20 hours ago

It has been a heartbreaking month for the fam...

It has been a heartbreaking month for the families of Nick and Christopher Joyce.

    Stoughton Crash Victim Is Cousin Of Jamaica Plain Murder Victim
    STOUGHTON, MA - While all of Stoughton is mourning the loss of four high school students, one family has already suffered a tremendous loss this month. Nick Joyce, who died in Saturday's car crash in East Bridgewater, is the cousin of Christopher Joyce, who was gunned down in Jamaica Plain days before he was supposed to graduate from Salem State University.
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22 hours ago

Boston’s Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/22/bostons-latin-quarter-receiving-100k-national-endowment-for-the-arts-grant)

    Boston's Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant
    Jamaica Plain's Latin Quarter has some big news this week! First, it is being designated an official Massachusetts Cultural District. Second, a $100,000 federal grant was awarded to Boston, which will be used to produce a cultural district plan that will include artists in residence who will work with area youth and the community to [...]
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31 hours ago

A high school and middle school in Bristol Co...

A high school and middle school in Bristol County will not open Tuesday after the note was found Monday.

    2 MA Schools Closed Due To Threatening Note
    TAUNTON, MA - Two schools in Taunton are closed Tuesday after a faculty member at the high school found a "threatening note" inside, police said. Taunton High and Parker Middle School will be closed. Police are investigating the note and will update the media Tuesday morning at 10.
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31 hours ago

The 25-year-old, who said he was an ISIS supp...

The 25-year-old, who said he was an ISIS supporter, planned to bomb a college cafeteria.

    Son of Boston Police Captain Pleads Guilty To Terrorism Charges
    BOSTON, MA- The son of a Boston Police captain pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by, and in the name of, ISIS.
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31 hours ago

Six cases where Salem Superior Court Judge Ti...

Six cases where Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley was seen as being soft on crime.

    The Controversial Decisions Of Salem Judge Timothy Feeley
    SALEM, MA -- When Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley disregarded a prosecutor's recommendation for jail time and set a convicted drug dealer free last week, it set off a firestorm of outrage. A group of Republican lawmakers filed legislation to have him removed from the bench.
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34 hours ago

Check out the first in our series on those no...

Check out the first in our series on those not-so-everday people at Boston Common. And in this case, dogs.

    Common Folk: Berklee's Marcela (And Ruffles) Find Their Rhythm
    BOSTON, MA - At the corner of Park and Tremont streets Monday morning, just having walked from the Boston Common, Marcela Bastida is looking for a new breakfast spot. She decided because she had the time, she'd take the T from her off-campus apartment near Berklee College of Music and head downtown.
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34 hours ago

There will be 3 pop-up spots this week for fo...

There will be 3 pop-up spots this week for folks to provide feedback to the Boston Transportation Department about the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan.

    3 Pop-Ups to Discuss JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan This Week
    Jamaica Plain and Roxbury residents will have three opportunities this week at pop-ups to provide feedback to the city about the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan. The JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan will guide future development and improvements along the corridor of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.
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35 hours ago

All funds raised will go towards offsetting t...

All funds raised will go towards offsetting the cost of funerals and anything else will go toward a scholarship in memory of the Stoughton High students killed in Saturday's crash.

    GoFundMe Created To Help Families Of Teens Killed In Crash
    STOUGHTON, MA - Area residents are coming to the need of the families of four Stoughton High School students who lost their lives Saturday. The GoFundMe campaign known as "Support Stoughton Families!" has a goal of $40,000 and has raised nearly $3,000 as of Monday night.
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36 hours ago

Studios Without Walls returns to the Muddy River with a splash of color and whimsy

As spring returns to the Muddy River so does Studios Without Walls. The annual open-air exhibit features 14 sculptures, which dot Riverway Park with color, whimsy and fantastical imagination.Brookline resident Bette Ann Libby founded the Studios Without Walls in 1997 out of a desire to bring artists together and to gain a wider audience for local art.Each year a selection of new and returning artists create outdoor sculptures for a designated theme. For this year’s theme, [...]

    Studios Without Walls returns to the Muddy River with a splash of color and whimsy
    As spring returns to the Muddy River so does Studios Without Walls. The annual open-air exhibit features 14 sculptures, which dot Riverway Park with color, whimsy and fantastical imagination.Brookline resident Bette Ann Libby founded the Studios Without Walls in 1997 out of a desire to bring artists together and to gain a wider audience for local art.Each year a selection of new and returning artists create outdoor sculptures for a designated theme.
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36 hours ago

Heading to Boston Calling this weekend? Here ...

Heading to Boston Calling this weekend? Here is the lineup, and some other stuff to know.

    Boston Calling 2018: Set Times, Who's Playing, And More
    BOSTON, MA - With Memorial Day weekend ahead, Boston can look forward to the area's biggest music festival of the year. The 2018 edition of the 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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37 hours ago

Massachusetts teachers join national demand for better resources

If you've noticed a pattern of your local teachers wearing red these days, it's no coincidence.Massachusetts teachers throughout the state are wearing the color in solidarity, as fellow educators go on strike across the country, demanding higher wages and better funding for classrooms. On May 15, tens of thousands of North Carolina teachers called out of work, forcing school districts to close class for more than 1 million students.Similar events have happened in Arizona, [...]

    Massachusetts teachers join national demand for better resources
    If you've noticed a pattern of your local teachers wearing red these days, it's no coincidence.Massachusetts teachers throughout the state are wearing the color in solidarity, as fellow educators go on strike across the country, demanding higher wages and better funding for classrooms. On May 15, tens of thousands of North Carolina teachers called out of work, forcing school districts to close class for more than 1 million students.Similar events have happened in Arizona, Oklahoma
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38 hours ago

A team of rescuers saved a group of stranded ...

A team of rescuers saved a group of stranded dolphins in Dennis at Chapin Memorial Beach!

    7 Stranded Dolphins Rescued On Cape Cod
    DENNIS, MA - A group of stranded dolphins were rescued on Cape Cod Sunday. The rescue happened at Chapin Memorial Beach in Dennis and involved seven Atlantic white-sided dolphins, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Volunteers with Americorps Cape Cod and the National Marine Life Center participated in the rescue.
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38 hours ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday May 24BrooklineCAN Presents: Bulletin from the Front Lines: Updating the New Old Age: 6-7:45 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. Free. To register: 617-730-2770. New York Times reporter and blogger Paula Span will give the Helen Kass Memorial Lecture, addressing topics such as purposeful living in old age, aging in the community, today’s vibrant elders and end-of-life care and decision-making. [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday May 24BrooklineCAN Presents: Bulletin from the Front Lines: Updating the New Old Age: 6-7:45 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. Free. To register: 617-730-2770.
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38 hours ago

Boomers and Beyond

The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.May spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty – 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Information Desk – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June through October and backup for other days; Food Commodity program on third Wednesdays of each month – Russian [...]

    Boomers and Beyond
    The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.May spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month's spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty - 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Information Desk - 11 a.m.
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38 hours ago

Religion Notes

At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are [...]

    Religion Notes
    At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are getting ready for the opening of the campus building this coming year.
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39 hours ago

Is this prom ticket racist? (via Cherry Hill ...

Is this prom ticket racist? (via Cherry Hill Patch)

    'Party Like It's 1776' Prom Ticket Prompts Principal Apology
    CHERRY HILL, NJ - Cherry Hill High School East may have been trying to channel Prince when making up the tickets for this year's prom, but its principal instead found himself apologizing for what some perceived to be an insensitive racial remark.
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40 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.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

40 hours ago

Markey says reinstate oil export ban to address rising gas prices

After exporting more crude oil per day than ever before last week, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey on Monday called on Congress to reinstate the ban on exporting American crude oil, pointing to the outbound fuel as a reason gas prices are rising.AAA reported Monday that the average price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts climbed six cents to $2.87 this week, 59 cents more expensive than a year ago. Nationally, with an average of $2.93 per gallon, motorists can expect to pay more this [...]

    Markey says reinstate oil export ban to address rising gas prices
    After exporting more crude oil per day than ever before last week, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey on Monday called on Congress to reinstate the ban on exporting American crude oil, pointing to the outbound fuel as a reason gas prices are rising.
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40 hours ago

Agree or disagree? Send us a photo to PatchyP...

Agree or disagree? Send us a photo to PatchyPhotos@gmail.com showing an area you think is the most beautiful in Massachusetts.

    This Is The Most Beautiful Place In Massachusetts
    AQUINNAH, MA - Spring and summer are times for appreciating the Bay State's natural, historic beauty. The bad news for most Massachusetts residents: You can't drive to the most beautiful spot in the state. This month, Conde Nast Traveler named the most beautiful place in every U.S. state.
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