3 min 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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32 min 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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58 min 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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1 hour 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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1 hour 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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2 hours ago

Advisory Committee Meeting

115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445

115 Greenough Street02445

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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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7 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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8 hours ago

Bad news for the Massachusetts-based milk and...

Bad news for the Massachusetts-based milk and dairy company.

8 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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8 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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9 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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9 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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12 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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14 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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23 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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24 hours ago

Brookline Patch was live.

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Brookline Patch is live now.

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24 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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25 hours ago

Brookline Patch was live.

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26 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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26 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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26 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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28 hours ago

Brookline Select Board- Brookline High School

115 Greenough Street

    Brookline Select Board- Brookline High School
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28 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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29 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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29 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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29 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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29 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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30 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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31 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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31 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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33 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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34 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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34 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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35 hours ago

Brookline Patch updated their cover photo.

    Brookline Patch
    Brookline Patch updated their cover photo.
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35 hours ago

Brookline Patch added 18 new photos.

Have you been, yet? Which is your favorite?

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35 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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35 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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36 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.
    https://patch.com

46 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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47 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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47 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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