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Arlington Man ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Bike Collision

ARLINGTON, MA – Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal collision between bicyclists on the Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington over the weekend. Cary Coovert, 71, of Arlington, died following the head-on collision Sunday afternoon.


State Police Respond to Call of 'Active Shooter' at Natick, Mass. Hotel

Massachusetts State Police and a SWAT team responded to an active shooter report at a Natick hotel early Tuesday. At 2:40 a.m., officials responded to the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 1360 Worcester Road, state police said. The building was evacuated and a preliminary investigation determined at least one


Belmont Police log, March 18-25: Two fire trucks collide at Royal Belmont

The following are excerpts from the Belmont Police log as made available by the Belmont Police Department. The log is public and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.


Questions arise about 'adult bullying' of selectman candidate in Belmont

Joanna Tzouvelis jtzouvelis@wickedlocal.com @citizenherald — Tension and behind-the-scenes accusations were present at League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night March 21, as the three-way race for selectman between newcomers Jessie Bennett, Roy Epstein and Timothy Flood heads toward the finish line a


Wayfair to open first permanent mall store in Natick

Online furniture seller Wayfair is expanding its physical presence, opening its first permanent mall store later this year. Online retailers like Wayfair have embraced physical stores as a way to boost sales and let shoppers touch and feel products. Online mattress seller Casper, for example, announ


New Treasurer/Collector Has Extensive Financial Management Background

Jennifer G. Gonzalez has been appointed as Watertown’s next Treasurer/Collector by Town Manager Michael Driscoll. “With Ms. Gonzalez’s extensive experience and educational background, she will be able to greatly assist the (Town) Administration by enhancing the Treasurer/Collector’s office delivery,


Is This Market Basket Haunted? Ghost Sighting at Wilmington Market Basket Goes Viral

A ghost-sighting at Massachusetts Market Basket has created a stir as customers keep a lookout for the Victorian-era specter in the frozen food aisle. The grocery store in Wilmington was drawn into the spotlight this month after one of its employees posted about her ghost sighting in a local Faceboo


Almost 200 Marijuana Plants Pulled From Walpole Home After Fire

WALPOLE (CBS) — Firefighters in Walpole were initially called to a house fire on Burrill Street Tuesday. But police became involved shortly thereafter because of what was found inside.


NO-SHOWS: The public needs to hear from all candidates

Filmmaker Woody Allen once said: "Showing up is 80 percent of life." A majority of Arlington public officials abide by that sentiment. A few don't. As the town's political season lurches predictably toward the April election, let's consider some no-shows in this process.


Massachusetts Man Sentenced For 2016 Shooting Death

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Alexander Dejesus, 25, of Chicopee agreed to a plea deal Monday following the 2016 killing of Dylan Contreras in Pawtucket. The plea deal consists of 30 years in prison with 21 to ser


Ghost Scares Grocery Store Customers in Wilmington, MA

How do you choose which grocery store to shop at? Prices? Location? Trendiness? Lack of recent salmonella cases? How about no ghosts? Shoppers in Wilmington, Massachusetts, may be considering looking for a new store with more expensive poultry but less poltergeists after multiple customers reported


Former state trooper sentenced to prison in overtime scandal

BOSTON — A former Massachusetts State trooper was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the Massachusetts State Police.


Motorcyclist critically injured in Lynn crash

LYNN — A 58-year-old man is in “critical, but stable condition” after a serious motorcycle crash involving another car on Broadway Monday night, according to the Lynn Fire Department.


Bill would bring back rent control in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Rent control may be back on the table in Massachusetts. A group of lawmakers is filing a bill that would allow cities and towns to put a cap on what landlords can charge tenants.


Tick Tock Chocolates to Open in Belmont

A small-batch chocolate shop is getting ready to open in the western suburbs of Boston. According to an article in the Waltham News Tribune, Tick Tock Chocolates is opening in the Cushing Square section of Belmont, with the Trapelo Road store featuring such items as chocolate truffles, chocolate bar


Gardner High field hockey coach and Templeton resident Lynn Sayarath to run Boston

TEMPLETON — Gardner High Field Hockey coach and Templeton resident Lynn Sayarath will be running the Boston Marathon this year, a dream she has had for the past decade. Sayarath has been running for about the past ten years, competing in marathons and races around the country. While Sayarath has qua


Lexington police identify victim in deadly bike-path crash

Lexington police have released the name of the man who died Sunday after he and another bicyclist collided head on while riding on the Minuteman Bikeway. Cary Coovert, 71, of Arlington, succumbed to his injuries from the crash on Sunday at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, police said in a statement.


Supermarket says stores are ghost-free after spirit spotted

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts supermarket chain is spiriting away rumors that one of its stores is haunted. A spokeswoman for Market Basket in a statement to The Boston Globe said "as far as we know all of our stores ghost-free" after someone posted on social media this month that they ha


Video: Man In Wheelchair Spotted In Prudential Tunnel

BOSTON (CBS) — A man in a wheelchair in the Prudential Tunnel concerned many commuters Tuesday morning. Around 8:15 a.m., Mass. State Police received multiple calls “reporting a man in a wheelchair in the Tunnel/Route 90 west, at the bottom of the Clarendon Street on ramp into the tunnel. The gentle


9 Somerville Arrests Last Week: OUI, Drugs, Resisting Arrest

SOMERVILLE, MA – The following are excerpts from the Somerville police log from March 18-24. An arrest does not imply a conviction. Click this link to find out how to get a name removed from a Massachusetts Patch police report.