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New Bedford Doctor Accused Of Trying To Pay Attleboro Boy For Sex

ATTLEBORO, MA — A New Bedford doctor was arrested Wednesday after offering to pay a 14-year-old Attleboro boy for sex. Sujan Kayastha, 37, a doctor at St. Luke's Hospital, was charged with possession of child pornography, two counts of disseminating obscene matter to a minor, two counts of electroni


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


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Mansfield

MANSFIELD, MA — New and exciting events are coming to the Mansfield 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 comi


5 things to do in Mansfield this week

1 Follow the Drinking Gourd Storytelling. Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope St. For ages 9-12, featuring storytellers from the One Book/One Community program. Stories from the Underground Railroad. Free. Registration is not required for all events unless noted otherwise


Attleboro man charged with breaking into ex-girlfriend's home, hitting pedestrian with car

ATTLEBORO — A city man is accused of forcing his way into his ex-girlfriend’s Emory Street home and then hitting a pedestrian before driving away. Zachary W. Davis, 24, who police say now lives at the Attleboro Motor Inn in South Attleboro, pleaded innocent to the charges Thursday in Attleboro Distr


No races on next week’s ballot in Easton

Town elections are next Tuesday, April 23 and though no races are contested this spring voters could be choosing some new elected officials. In the Board of Selectmen race, there are two seats up for grabs. Chairman Dottie Fulginiti is seeking reelection but incumbent David Mills chose not to run fo


Leak Discovered In Bristol County Water Supply

BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — The Bristol County Water Authority announced earlier this week that a leak has been discovered in the East Bay pipeline, which carries water from the Providence Water Supply Board. At this time, the water quality is safe and residents can continue to use it, and there is not a w


Mom charged with murder in newborn son's death

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation into the death of a newborn baby in Providence has resulted in the arrest of his mother, city police announced Thursday. Ginalys Velazquez Camara, 21, has been charged with murder in her week-old boy's death.


Foxborough, Mansfield Teaming Up For Regional 911 Dispatch

FOXBOROUGH, MA — A new regional emergency dispatch district, which includes Foxborough, Mansfield, Easton, and Norton, is expected to launch this summer. Foxborough and Mansfield will be the first two of the four towns to use the new dispatch system, starting on July 1, Mansfield Wicked Local report


Doctor faces child porn, human trafficking charges in Attleboro

ATTLEBORO -- A doctor is set to be arraigned Thursday morning on several child sexual abuse charges, including enticement for prostitution and trafficking, according to city police.


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.


Gronk leaves his mark: Dent in Lombardi trophy

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' most recent Vince Lombardi Trophy, from Super Bowl LIII, has a baseball-sized dent in it, courtesy of retired tight end Rob Gronkowski.


Whitman man indicted on sex trafficking charges

BROCKTON — A Plymouth County grand jury has indicted a Whitman man on charges he forced women into prostitution out of his Whitman home and beat them if they did not meet a daily minimum number of clients or income of $500.


Brockton mayor, restaurateur promise 'first-class' gastropub with rooftop terrace

BROCKTON – About four years ago, when restaurant developers came to downtown Brockton, Mayor Bill Carpenter said a tough question would inevitably come up. "They would first look around and say, 'Where are the customers?'" said Carpenter, now 16 months into a third two-year term, during a meeting at


Newborn boy from Providence dies of maltreatment according to state officials

PROVIDENCE -- State child and health officials on Thursday disclosed that a newborn boy, from Providence, had died of maltreatment last month. In their joint statement, the officials said the Department of Children Youth and Families, along with local law enforcement, initiated an investigation on M


Church Street house torn down in Mansfield

The former rectory of the old St. Mary’s Church was torn down this past week. The house at 23 Church was constructed in 1894. It was purchased by the Butler family in 1965, according to Ken Butler, executive director of the Mass Music & Arts Society.


Planners divided over smaller downtown Mansfield overlay zone

The Planning Board split 4-4 over a proposal to shrink the North Main Street overlay district which allows denser development. The district currently includes downtown property from Pratt Street to East Street and offers density bonuses such as compact parking spaces and parking under buildings to d


Juvenile in Fall River shooting put in state custody until he turns 21

FALL RIVER — A juvenile convicted of several charges connected with a non-fatal shooting into a building at the Father Diaferio villages last year will be in state custody until his 21st birthday, according to the District Attorney’s office.


New Mexican Restaurant Opens In Milford

MILFORD, MA — Milford's newest Mexican restaurant just opened on Wednesday and is ready for business. Taqueria la Estrella is located at 134 South Main St and took over the space where the old Carnivores All American BBQ was. The restaurant serves authentic Mexican food.


Couple in Rhode Island photographed wearing Nazi armband and t-shirt in public

A man and woman in Providence, R.I., were photographed last week outside a restaurant wearing Nazi apparel. The Providence Journal reports the two were both wearing red armbands with swastikas on them and the woman wore a t-shirt with a swastika emblazoned on it. The man was also reportedly wearing