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Paula Sharaga, 69 of Cambridge, identified as cyclist who died after being hit by a cement truck in Boston

Police identified the cyclist who was killed after being hit by a cement truck in Boston Friday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge. Sharaga was riding her bicycle in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood at about 1:45 p.m. Friday. She collided with a cement truck on Brookline Avenue and Park Drive, according


Cambridge Community Reacts As Man Is Accused Of Following, Grabbing Preteen Sisters

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A homeless man is under arrest, charged with kidnapping two young girls in Cambridge on Wednesday night. Police believe 52-year-old Lionel Brathwaite, Jr. – a Level 3 sex offender – approached two sisters as they were walking home from school along Pleasant Street, grabbed one of t


Woman Killed in Massachusetts Highway Crash

One woman was killed Saturday night when her car crashed on a Massachusetts highway. State police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 7:40 p.m. on Interstate 93 southbound at Exit 33 in Medford.


Cambridge police arrest suspect, faces kidnapping charges

A man was arrested Saturday on kidnapping charges stemming from an incident involving two young girls Wednesday, Cambridge police said. Lionel Ivan Brathwaite Jr., 52, of Cambridge was arrested by cops early Saturday morning in the Central Square area.


Family, friends mourn ‘beloved’ librarian killed in bicycle crash

A longtime children’s librarian killed in a Fenway bicycle crash Friday afternoon was remembered by her husband and friends for the passion she showed in life -- from leading children in a library sing-a-long to facing arrest as she fought to protect a woodland from development.


Woman dies in single-car crash in Medford

Police are investigating after a woman died in a single-car crash in Medford, Massachusetts State Police say. Police say the crash happened on I-93 southbound at Exit 33 in Medford around 7:40 p.m. Saturday night.


WBZ Sources: Three Arrested In Connection To White Supremacy Flyers

BOSTON (CBS) – Three men were arrested in East Boston on Friday night. WBZ sources say the arrests were in connection with the anti-immigration flyers that had been posted around the neighborhood.


Man went out to dinner after killing woman in Somerville hit and run, prosecutors say

SOMERVILLE — After Edward Clark allegedly struck and killed 40-year-old Allison Donovan with his truck on a busy street here last week, he didn’t stop, authorities said. Instead, prosecutors asserted Friday, he kept driving to his girlfriend’s Medford residence, and the couple enjoyed a dinner out a


I-93 Crash Leaves Woman Dead

MEDFORD – A crash on Interstate 93 left one woman dead Saturday night. The crash, which happened around 7:40 p.m. Saturday involved one car. The driver has been pronounced dead.


Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum Wins All-Star Skills Competition

Boston's Jayson Tatum hit a 3-pointer from just beyond midcourt to beat Atlanta's Trae Young in the final round of the skills competition at All-Star Saturday night. Tatum defeated Memphis' Mike Conley in the first round, then topped Denver's Nikola Jokic in the semifinals.


Presidents Day 2019 In Cambridge: What's Open, Closed

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Three cheers for a three-day weekend if you work for the government or go to school. It also means there will be no trash and recycling pick up, and that means it will be delayed. But the extra good news? Free parking all day on the holiday.


Anthony Davis: 'I Never Said' Celtics Weren't on List of Preferred Trade Spots

Anthony Davis has a list of preferred destinations, and it's good news for Boston Celtics fans. Davis, speaking to reporters as part of his All-Star media availability, confirmed the previously reported list of Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks is "true."


Mass. Most Wanted: Feb. 16, 2019

BOSTON - Police say a white man in his 20's entered and robbed a Santander Bank in Kenmore Square. DEDHAM - Police are trying to identify a man wanted for charging up to $10,000 on a stolen credit card. The stolen credit card was used at a number of stores, including Best Buy in Dedham, the Target i


AAA Gives 3 MA Restaurants 5-Diamond Rating

AAA has released its national lists of five- and four-star restaurants, and 14 restaurants in Massachusetts made one of the two lists. The five-star list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. In other words, just 0.2 pe


Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Someone Multiple Times Over $10 Debt

Police are investigating a shooting they say happened after an argument broke out over a $10 debt. Asa Cooper, 28, of Dorchester, is accused of shooting a man just after midnight Saturday morning outside a home on Highland Street in Woburn, Massachusetts.


Friends mourn Brookline librarian killed in bike crash, call for greater cyclist protections

A beloved Brookline children’s librarian killed on her bike Friday was identified Saturday, and friends and cycling enthusiasts renewed calls for greater safety measures to protect riders.


Gang member from Randolph charged with drug traficking, assault

Men from Randolph and Fall River with ties to Boston-area gangs were arrested by Fall River and state police on drug trafficking and assault charges Feb. 13. Police arrested James Mendes, 27, of Randolph, and Tyre J. Wade, 27, of Fall River after officers spotted a 2011 Mercedes the two men were kno


A pair of winter storms are on the way

A pair of winter storms are expected to come to town this week, one Sunday night into Monday and and another Wednesday night into Thursday. After a relatively mild, sunny day Saturday, where the high hit 44 degrees in Boston, more sun is expected Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.


Wright to be full-time reliever for Red Sox in '19

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- You no longer need to call knuckleballer. a swingman. Red Sox manager Alex Cora envisions a defined role for the veteran righty in 2019, and it will consist of him flummoxing hitters in the mid-to-late innings.


Man In Brighton Threatening To Shoot Police

BRIGHTON, MA -- A suspect has barricaded himself into a building on Brighton Street and is threatening to shoot responding police officers, according to scanner reports. Police have called a SWAT team to the scene. Boston Police say the suspect has several guns registered in his name and have establ