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2 Boston police supervisors on leave in connection with payroll probe

Two Boston police supervisors have been placed on paid leave pending an ongoing investigation into overtime and payroll abuse that has already targeted other officers, according to the department.


Massachusetts Residents Urged To Check Plants For Invasive Lanternfly

BOSTON (CBS) – Check your potted plants! Massachusetts agricultural officials say an invasive pest called the spotted lanternfly has been found in Boston. The Department of Agricultural Resources said a single dead specimen of the bug was discovered at a private residence in the city.


There’s a Dill-Lightful Pickle Fair Coming To Boston

The Annual Pickle Fair is returning to Boston's Seaport this summer and it's kind of a big "dill". For the most part, I've been to seafood festivals and I've been to beer festivals and country fairs filled to the brim with homemade cooking, but I have yet to experience a Pickle Fair; it looks like I


Jussie Smollett may have lied. But that doesn’t change the truth: Hate crimes are rising

Jussie Smollett may have lied about being beaten for being black and queer. But we can’t hide the truth: Hate crimes are real. People readily believed Smollett not because of bias against MAGA supporters, not because they love his show “Empire” on Fox, but because of lived experience.


Saugus Police log Feb. 17

At 1:19 a.m. an officer reported a suspicious vehicle by the Essex Street Fire Station. The parties checked out and were sent on their way. At 6:32 a.m. a Blueridge Avenue resident reported a window in her home was smashed.


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


Winter Weather Advisory: Icy Sunday Morning

NORTON – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for early Sunay morning from 1 to 9 a.m. The weather service out of Boston/Norton is forecasting mixed precipitation, with a possibility of ice, west of Route 128.


4 arrested after police chase involving stolen vehicle on I-93

BOSTON (WHDH) - Four people were arrested Friday afternoon following a wild car chase in Boston involving a stolen vehicle, officials said. Troopers who spotted a Ford Edge leaving the tunnel on Route 93 southbound about 4:10 p.m. attempted to initiate a traffic stop when they determined the vehicle


Suspect dead, cop wounded after gunfire erupts in traffic stop

A man was killed and a Boston police officer was wounded in Roxbury Friday after an early morning traffic stop erupted into an exchange of gunfire, police said. Two officers stopped a vehicle on Gerard Street at 2:21 a.m. when the driver “exchanged several rounds of gunfire” with them, shooting one


14-Acre Brookline Estate For Sale: Here's How Much It's Going For

BROOKLINE, MA — Talk about a deal. This 14-acre estate, originally on the market for $90 million in 2016. Then in September last year it quietly went down by $21 million to an asking price of $69 million. But just this week, the realtor lowered the price again, this time to a $38 million.


WHS Boys, Girls Basketball Teams Heading to Tournament

The Raiders boys and girls basketball teams will both be returning to the State Tournament in 2019, with the boys hosting a first round game. The Watertown High School boys hoops team will defend its MIAA Div. 3 state championship starting on Monday night at home. The seventh seeded Raiders will hos


Green Line extension construction means bridge closures in Somerville

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to close three bridges in Somerville for construction of tracks and rights of way for the Green Line extension through that city and into Medford—a project that the agency says “is on schedule.”


'He's Not a Good Man, He's a Great Man': Neighbors React to Kraft Charges

Neighbors of Robert Kraft, like many throughout New England, are beginning to weigh in on the Patriots' owner being accused of soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, Florida. "I think it's a moral lapse in judgement, clearly. I wouldn't think highly of him in that respect. I'd have to wait and see what


White hoaxers have never made it harder to believe real victims. Why should Jussie Smollett?

Life behind imaginary bars will probably be hard for Jussie Smollett’s imaginary attackers — two hate-spewing, noose-wielding racist homophobes who don’t actually exist. Maybe the imaginary men who committed an imaginary hate crime against the “Empire” actor will be assigned to the same hypothetical


Natick police asking for help identifying burglary suspects

NATICK, MASS. (WHDH) - Natick police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women in connection with a burglary that took place earlier this month. Officers responding to reports of a burglary at an eyeglass store were able to capture the suspects on surveillance video as they stuff pai


R.I. strip club says Boston cop was with 'undesirable' man

PROVIDENCE — Hours before his gun was stolen, Boston police officer Emanuel Brandao was visiting a local strip club with a man the club viewed as "undesirable." Brandao never told investigators about his companion. He only said that he “spent some time” at the club with two women, both of whom said


Arrest Made In Medford Stabbing: Police

MEDFORD, MA – Police have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing on Benton Street Thursday evening. Marley Chery, 18, of Wellesley Street, was taken into custody at his home and charged with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon to wit knife.


I-Team: Court Documents Provide ‘Road Map On How To Steal Somebody’s Identity’

BOSTON (CBS) — It’s the number one most sensitive piece of information any of us have. Despite that, WBZ’s I-Team found people’s Social Security numbers stamped across countless criminal court documents publicly available to anyone who asks.


City Council wants four-year terms? Galvin has another idea

Secretary of State William Galvin, who oversees the state’s elections system, said he has been watching from his Beacon Hill office the City Council’s effort to extend members’ terms to four years.


Super Eight tournament: 2019 field selected and seeded

FRANKLIN — The MIAA Ice Hockey Committee selected and seeded the field for the 2019 Super Eight tournament Saturday. BC High and Pope Francis were unanimous selections into the field, while 12 more teams received nominations.