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Woman Dies After Being Hit By Cement Truck Near Fenway

BOSTON (CBS) — The woman who died after she was hit by a cement truck while biking in Boston has been identified as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge. Sharaga was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead around 4 p.m. Friday.


Hingham Public Library to present Andrew Kusmin, ‘What’s Behind the Palette?’

HINGHAM — Watercolor artist Andrew Kusmin, Plymouth native, teacher and the author of “Palette of Dreams,” will share the story of his artistic and personal journey at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Whiton Room at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St.


BOYS BASKETBALL: Weekly North and South

4. Lawrence (14-5) 5. Boston Latin (13-5) 4. Catholic Memorial (14-5) 6. Hamilton-Wenham (11-7) 1. Lowell Catholic (14-4) 4. Manchester-Essex (14-6) 1. Bishop Connolly (13-1)


Plymouth County: District Attorney Discusses Virginia Hannon Case

A vigil was held this week marking the 35th anniversary of the murder of Pembroke resident, Virginia Hannon, of West St. WATD’s Christine James was able to speak with Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz about some of the forensic techniques being used to investigate cases like this.


Family of Christopher McCallum pleads for answers

Erin Tiernan Erin Tiernan The Patriot Ledger @ErinTiernan — QUINCY — The flames from hundreds of tiny candle lights came together on Friday night to illuminate the field behind Squantum Elementary School. It was a light that Christopher McCallum's family hopes will lead them to the truth behind how


South Shore lawmakers pick up committee, leadership posts

South Shore lawmakers picked up several leadership and committee assignments this week amid a major committee reshuffling on Beacon Hill. House Speaker Robert DeLeo remade much of his leadership team, appointing Boston Democrat Aaron Michlewitz to take over the powerful Ways and Means Committee whil


Victim's wife speaks out at vigil for man killed while trying to break up fight

Nearly three weeks after a man died outside of an American Legion after trying to break up a fight, the victim's family continued their search for a justice at a vigil. Hundreds of people showed up at the Squantum Elementary School for a vigil to remember Chris McCallum, who grew up in Squantum.


GE Scraps Plans For Boston HQ, Giving Back $87M To Massachusetts

FAIRFIELD, CT — Things certainly haven't gone well for General Electric since the company decided to bolt its Fairfield headquarters for Boston more than two years ago. After calling Fairfield home for 42 years, GE was lured to Massachusetts with about $150 million in tax breaks and incentives in ea


6 plastic bag alternatives for shopping

Amy McKeever amckeever@wickedlocal.com @McKeeverJournal — Hingham is following in the environmentally friendly footsteps of other South Shore towns with a proposed plastic bag ban.


Braintree students named to Boston College High School honor roll

Several students from Braintree were recently named to the honor roll for the second term at Boston College High School. The following students received high honors: Reese Blanchard, Lea Hegarty, Robert Nguyen, Domenic Spano and Megan Stackpole.


AG: Massachusetts Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking at Salem Brothel

A Massachusetts couple is facing charges for allegedly trafficking women for sex at a Salem brothel that served as a front for human trafficking and money laundering, according to the attorney general's office.


10,000 gather in Quincy to celebrate Year of the Golden Pig

QUINCY — Against the rhythmic bang of drums, dancers dressed as red, golden, and neon-pink lions hypnotized a massive crowd squished into bleachers at North Quincy High School.


What's Open, Closed On Presidents Day In Braintree

BRAINTREE, MA — Three cheers for a three-day weekend if you have Presidents Day off. For schools, it's the first day of February vacation. It also means trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day.


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


Quincy Police Investigating Larcenies At YMCA

Quincy police are investigating several recent larcenies at the YMCA and are also urging residents to take precautions to secure their valuables while at a gym. The department on Thursday said two individuals were believed to have entered the YMCA, located on Coddington Street, on Feb. 6. While ther


Pepe's pizza opening second location in Massachusetts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is spreading the pizza love by bringing its famed New Haven-style pizza to a second location outside of Connecticut. Pepe's is bringing it's famous New Haven-style pizza to a second location in Massachusetts.


Suspects Wanted for Breaking Into Lockers, Cars at Quincy YMCA

Police are searching for two suspects who they say broke into lockers at a Massachusetts YMCA, stealing car keys and then using them to break into victims’ vehicles to steal credit cards and cash.


Police looking for suspects who allegedly approached teen girls in Cambridge

Cambridge Police are warning the public as they search for suspects from two separate incidents where young women were allegedly approached by strangers. Two sisters, both pre-teenagers, were allegedly walking home together in the area of Pleasant Street and Auburn Street Wednesday evening, and were


Thieves Ran Elaborate Scheme At South Shore YMCA: Police

QUINCY, MA — Police are looking for three suspects they said conducted an elaborate theft scheme at the South Shore YMCA. Two of the men broke into at least three lockers at the Coddington Street YMCA, according to police. Police said the men took car keys from the lockers, broke into the cars and s


Homeless Man Arrested Following Attempted Kidnapping In Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Police arrested a 52-year-old homeless man around 7:25 am Saturday in connection to an incident on Thursday in which a man grabbed a preteen girl by the arm and tried to force her into an alley. Lionel Ivan Brathwaite, Jr. was charged with two counts of kidnapping. An arrest warrant