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Cambridge police officers credited with extinguishing house fire, evacuating residents

Three Cambridge police officers are being hailed for their quick actions at a house fire on Thursday. Officers responding to a reported structure fire on Thorndike Street about 4 a.m. used their fire extinguishers to knock down a blaze on the building’s exterior staircase before safely evacuating th


Rapper failed to show for concert because he was arrested out of state, police say

BOSTON — Boston police are investigating after a brawl broke out outside the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. Rapper Kodak Black was scheduled to perform two shows at the House of Blues, but he never appeared.


At Cambridge’s Bridge Gallery, photographer Greig Cranna has crossed over

CAMBRIDGE — Until a year ago, it would have been hard to imagine Greig Cranna’s involvement with photography getting any fuller. “I’ve loved it from the first time I started looking at Popular Photography magazine,” he said over lunch last month. “I was 14.”


Rapper Kodak Black arrested on drug, weapons charges at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, New York -- Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday.


Somerville, Cambridge Mayors React To Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threat

Attorney General William Barr released an order last night denying bail to migrants who are detained while seeking asylum. The new policy is likely to face legal challenges. Meanwhile, the president has another plan for migrants who are released: send them to so-called "sanctuary cities." Democrats


Doctor accused of paying 14-year-old boy for sex

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A Massachusetts doctor is accused of paying a 14-year-old Attleboro boy for sex. Sujan Kayastha, 37, was arrested Wednesday at his Dartmouth home following a four-month investigation.


East Boston woman fatally struck by MBTA bus in Chelsea

CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) - A 60-year-old East Boston woman was struck and killed by an MBTA bus at an on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea on Thursday. Officers responding to the Everett Avenue on-ramp around 5:40 a.m. pronounced Mary Ellen Pettiglio dead at the scene, according to state police.


Baker-Polito donor nominated as Cambridge Clerk Magistrate

The Baker-Polito Administration nominated Sharon Shelfer Casey to the position of Clerk Magistrate of the Cambridge District Court Wednesday. Casey and her husband, Christopher Casey, donated the majority of a $5,700 total to Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito from employees at Casey & Lun


10 illegal immigrants among 12 Bay State residents charged in benefit and fraud investigation

BOSTON (WHDH) - Twelve Bay State residents accused of using the identities of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico to obtain public benefits are facing federal charges in connection with a massive investigation of document and benefit fraud, officials announced Thursday.


The Red Sox Are in Desperate Need of Answers

NEW YORK — Perhaps the most surprising thing about the 90-minute staff meeting Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski called on Monday is that it lasted more than 90 seconds. How much, really, is there to discuss about a team that won 108 games and the World Series, then opened the following season an Am


Mueller Report: Trump’s efforts to influence Russia investigation ‘were mostly unsuccessful’

The report says President Donald Trump's efforts to influence the Russia investigation "were mostly unsuccessful," but that was because the people surrounding the president "declined to carry out orders to accede to his requests."


Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg says her parents, former Stop & Shop executives, stand with union workers

A lot has changed since the Deborah Goldberg’s family opened the first Economy General store in Somerville a century ago. The company, now called Stop & Shop, has more than 400 stores across the Northeast. It’s no longer run by the Rabinowitz/Rabb family in Massachusetts, but instead is owned by a E


POLICE LOG for April 15: A Dunkins Stop Causes A Traffic Issue; Missing Man Located

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, April 15, 2019:. Police provided mutual aid via NEMLEC for Boston Marathon. (5:00am) A tractor trailer unit was blocking traffic on Lowell Street. Driver was inside Dunkin Donuts getting a coffee. He quickly moved his truc


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Somerville

SOMERVILLE, MA — New and exciting events are coming to the Somerville area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


Man rescues residents from Dorchester fire, three people injured

BOSTON - A father of four is being called a hero for rescuing residents from a fast-moving house fire that injured three people on Thursday. Two people were sent to an area hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.


Lyft offering $4.20 off rides on 4/20

BOSTON - Saturday is April 20 or 4/20 – an unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts. This year, Lyft has teamed up with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and New England Treatment Access to encourage riders in Massachusetts who plan to take part in the celebrations not get behind th


2 hospitalized after multi-alarm fire torches home in Dorchester

BOSTON (WHDH) - Two residents were taken to the hospital after a multi-alarm blaze broke out at a home in Dorchester on Thursday afternoon, officials said. Crews responding to a report of a building fire at the corner of Bowdoin and Dever streets found heavy flames shooting from the roof of a multi-


Belmont Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

BELMONT, MA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Windy in the morning and overcast throughout the day. Windy in the morning and light rain in the evening.


Kyrie Irving and the Celtics Look Completely In Sync Against the Pacers

BOSTON — So much has changed for Kyrie Irving, jerseys and cities, coaches and teammates, roles and responsibilities but this—this­—felt so familiar. The charged atmosphere, the roar of the home crowd, a meaningful game and his ability to control it. The playoffs, these playoffs, are what Irving liv


Man accused of armed Randolph robbery held on $50,000 bail

QUINCY — A man accused of robbing a Randolph gas station convenience store with a BB gun was held on $50,000 bail in Quincy District Court Thursday. Mark A. Stokes, 51, of Boston also had several conditions for release set if he makes bail including having a GPS monitor, staying away from the town o