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Man accused of attempting to kidnap 2 girls near Central Square to appear in court
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A man accused of kidnapping two young sisters near Central Square last week will face a judge Tuesday. Lionel Brathwaite, 52, who police say is homeless, was arrested Saturday after police investigated a report of a man who had approached two pre-teen girls as they were walking ho
Ghost Bike Ceremony To Be Held For Brookline Children's Librarian
BROOKLINE, MA — Flowers and cards showed up outside the library in the days following the news that Paula Sharaga, who'd worked as a Children's librarian at the Coolidge Corner branch of the town library for some two decades, was killed by a cement truck on Friday afternoon in the Fenway area.
MBTA fare hike: Commuters weigh in on proposed increase at first public meeting
BOSTON - The community is getting its chance to weigh in on MBTA proposed rate hikes at a meeting Tuesday night. The MBTA has proposed a 6.3 percent fare increase that - if approved - would go into effect July 1. Here's how it would affect prices:
Maine man is accused of killing young woman at University of Alaska in ’93
LEWISTON, Maine — A 44-year-old Maine man will fight his extradition to Alaska, where he faces charges of killing a young woman 25 years ago. Steven H. Downs of Auburn allegedly raped and killed Sophie Sergie, 20, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993.
Massachusetts AG Weighs Lawsuit Over Trump’s Emergency Declaration
BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey is weighing legal action against the Trump administration following President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Brookline Wow: $6.8 Futuristic Million Mansion With Glass Walls
BROOKLINE, MA — If you've always wanted to live in the future, it's now. This mansion definitely stands out as either a chic throwback to the 1970s, of glass walls and boxy living space or a catapult into the future with its elevator and radiant heated floors.
Here’s what Elizabeth Warren’s child care plan would mean for parents in Massachusetts and beyond
Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan this week to address one of the biggest rising costs for American families: Child care. The Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate is calling for a “robust” increase in federal funding to local governments, schools, and other nonprofit groups to
Here are the concerts coming to Fenway Park this summer
In the 16 years since Fenway Park first began hosting concerts, the home of the Boston Red Sox has welcomed a variety of big-name acts who put on memorable performances. Here is a complete list of artists set to play Fenway Park in 2019.
‘This will be another messy one’: Here’s what to expect from the winter storm Wednesday night into Thursday
The next winter storm to impact Massachusetts promises snow Wednesday night with a transition to freezing rain in the early morning hours Thursday and then to rain later that morning.
Don't Appeal Commission Finding On Firefighter: Residents To Town
BROOKLINE, MA — Several residents petitioned the Select Board Tuesday night not to appeal a state commission's ruling to reinstate a black firefighter who reported he was harassed after he reported a racial epithet left on his voicemail.
Brookline Firefighter Fired After Complaining About Racist Remark Could Get Job Back
BROOKLINE (CBS) – Gerald Alston had been working as a Brookline firefighter for eight years when he got a voicemail that would change the course of his life. “I listened to it and I was shocked,” Alston told WBZ-TV Tuesday. “He was saying I shouldn’t go to anybody. If you say something that could be
How to survive the month of March in New England
March is the ugliest month. It’s almost spring, which is a tease because it’s still cold. If there’s snow, it’s dirty and you’re tired of it. If there’s no snow, the yards, streets and gutters are filled with left-over winter debris (and dog poop). And, you’re robbed of an hour of sleep when dayligh
Release: Needham Police welcomes new officer
Feb. 15 -- Officer Brian Soll joined the Needham Police Department on Jan. 2, went though a modified training program and was assigned on his own on Jan. 21. Soll began his law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department in 2003 and was assigned to patrol and ultimately to a speciali
Hit a big lottery prize? You’ll need to go to Dorchester now to claim it.
Big winners of the Massachusetts State Lottery must now claim their prizes in Dorchester, as the lottery formally opened its new headquarters there on Tuesday after decades in Braintree.
Brookline Village Library unveils space for tweens
On weekday afternoons, the Brookline Village Public Library is bustling with jubilant tweens who are playing ice-cream-themed games of hangman, planning choreographed dances, and working together to do tonight’s round of homework in the newly developed Tween Space.
Randolph Police Officer Arrested After Car Fire Outside His Home
RANDOLPH (CBS) — A Randolph police officer was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested over the weekend. Officer Glenn Frazier was arrested outside of his Brockton home while he was off duty, Randolph police said.
Belmont Police log, Feb. 14-18: Belmont woman struck on Grove Street
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.
Police: Canton man arrested with 2 guns, heroin
Bail has been set at $20,000 for a Canton man who Boston police say was caught with a bag of heroin and two loaded guns in his car. Branden Barrett, 30, was arraigned Feb. 14 on charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful posses
Snow-shoveling dog captured on video
A pet owner in Massachusetts reportedly captured video of her pooch as he helped remove some snow this week. Rossi the dog got down to work with a shovel in a Melrose, Mass., parking lot on Monday to aid his human, Emily Marschok, after a recent snowfall, KGO reported.
Police Chase, Falling From Scaffolding: Wellesley Police Log
2:07 p.m. - A contractor fell from scaffolding police said was about 10 feet tall. Police said the man was complaining about pain in his and also had a laceration there. He was taken to the hospital. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office was called to investigate.