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Key West trash pickup to return to normal schedule

Key West Waste Management workers have returned to a regular trash pickup schedule and are assisting independent contractors in removing debris from residences, according to city officials. Residents should follow their regular schedule for garbage and yard waste pick-ups, City Manager Jim Scholl sa

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Key West is back in business - or getting there

"Protected by God - and a gun." The message is spray-painted on the plywood that covers the windows of a still-closed business on Key West's Duval Street. But at Schooner Wharf Bar, two Conch Republic flags flank the entrance to the popular waterfront watering hole. While a majority of businesses on

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Authorities continue to tally deaths

At least 15 people died just prior, during, or in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, according to Florida Keys law enforcement and emergency responders. That figure includes Jason Fitzgerald Henthorne, 47, whose death at the Steamplant Key West condominiums, 281 Trumbo Road, on Sept. 8, police called

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Most schools will reopen next week

Monroe County schools will reopen on Monday, Sept. 25, Wednesday, Sept. 27 or Monday, Oct. 2, depending on which school a student attends. Superintendent Mark Porter on Tuesday announced the staggered start dates for schools in the three regions of the Florida Keys following an assessment of all fac

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Monroe County Emergency Management Hurricane Irma Recovery Update Tuesday Evening

Both power companies in the Keys made good progress today. The Florida Keys Electric Coop, which covers Key Largo to the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge, reports that they have restored power to nearly 98 percent of its customers. Marathon only has 6 streets without power, but the city's Silver

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

State Attorney's Office reviewing suspicious death

Florida Keys prosecutors are reviewing a possible stabbing death that occurred at the Key West Steamplant condominiums hours before Hurricane Irma slammed into Monroe County, but they remained mum Tuesday on the details as they are awaiting the medical examiner's report and other evidence to review.

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Insurer offering local claim-processing stations

KEY LARGO - Citizens Property Insurance Corp., which is stationed at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo to assist policyholders in filing damage claims, will open a service center in Marathon at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 800 35th St. The not-for-profit corporation, w

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Area looks like a 'blast zone'

A neighborhood in Big Pine Key hit particularly hard by Irma. Water stripped most houses along the street of their north-facing walls. Thousands of power company employees work to restore electricity to the Keys. Electric workers strive to repair downed lines on Summerland Key. The roof colla

KEYSWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 15:04:49

Marathon authorities want to know if you lost this after Hurricane Irma

MIAMI - There were two old photos. One was shot in 1957 and showed a boy who had attended Schmitt School. The other photograph was in color and showed three people who appeared to be related -- possibly two parents with their little girl. Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key Sept. 10. Authori

CLICK10.COM - 2017-09-20 20:24:04

Project replacing Braintree bridge to begin tomorrow

The $6.3 million project is planned to be completed in 55 hours or less over this weekend. BOSTON - Construction crews will demolish Route 3 northbound bridge near the Braintree split at 10 p.m. Friday, marking the start of a $6.3 million project to replace two bridges that carry Route 3 over the I-

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 19:33:06

Braintree council eyes public art in town villages

Public art, like murals, can increase property value, improve livability, build community and provides a big return on investment, according to artist Alexander Golob, who wants to bring his talents to Braintree. Golob spoke to the town council Tuesday night, at the invitation of District 5 Town Cou

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 18:35:49

Drug testing part new Braintree police contracts

The town council approved a three-year contract with its police unions that includes a provision for random drug testing. BRAINTREE - New contracts with town police unions call for officers to undergo random drug testing. The contracts, with the Braintree Police Superior Officers Association and the

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 05:10:30

No decision yet on Braintree's Petersen Pool

The next planning board discussion of the plan is now set for Nov. 1. Fred Hanson The Patriot Ledger @Fhanson_Ledger BRAINTREE - The wait for a decision on building the Petersen Pool just got a little longer. The planning board was scheduled to discuss the pool, which would be part of a sports comp

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-09-21 05:22:48

Clifford drops bid for re-election to Braintree council

A 10-year member of the town council, Clifford said he is making the decision for "personal and professional reasons." BRAINTREE - District 6 Town Councilor Dan Clifford will step down at the end of his term in January. A town councilor for a decade, Clifford made the announcement on Tuesday, the fi

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 00:04:12

Braintree council tables speed limit reduction

Councilors are seeking additional information and possible changes to a proposed 25 mile per hour speed limit on side streets. Fred Hanson The Patriot Ledger @Fhanson_Ledger BRAINTREE - Questions from town councilors has stalled action on a proposed reduction of the speed limit on some town streets

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-09-20 05:19:59

Braintree Stabbing: 3 Face Murder Charges

BRAINTREE, MA - Three people face assault and murder charges following an alleged stabbing over the weekend. Kerry Duggan, 33, homeless, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault to murder; Larry O'Brien, 33, was charged with assault and battery and assault to mu

PATCH - 2017-09-19 19:39:39

Dorchester man, 30, held, charged with murders on Expressway, Santuit Street

A 30-year-old Dorchester man has been charged with two homicides that took place in the neighborhood a week ago (Sept. 10) - a double-shooting on the Southeast Expressway that killed a motorcyclist and another that left a woman dead later that night on Santuit Street. Authorities allege that Lance H

DORCHESTER REPORTER - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Two people stabbed in Dorchester - The Boston Globe

A double stabbing in Dorchester Thursday morning has left one person with life threatening injuries, Boston police said. Officers responded to the call at 8:04 a.m. and found two people with stab wounds at 50 Bradshaw St., according to Boston Police Department spokeswoman Maisha Miraj. Both victims

BOSTON GLOBE - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Atlantic Symphony Opening Night to feature Mozart and Berlioz

If you are new to the ASO, or have not attended a concert in the last few years, come to ASO's Season Preview event at Tosca, Hingham, on Sunday, September 24 at 5 p.m. to learn more about the orchestra and special Opening Night tickets for new guests, over hors d'oeuvres, music, and cash bar. Cost:

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 15:53:01

Drunken driver leads trooper on chase on I-93, police say

An alleged drunken driver led Massachusetts State Police on a chase early Thursday in Braintree after a hit-and-run crash. A Camaro that was heading south on Interstate 93 struck another vehicle and a guard rail at exit 9, police said. An HOV detail trooper got behind the Camaro, which continued at

WCVB - 2017-09-21 12:03:00