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Kasim Kahrim had long history with Boston police before dying in early morning shoot-out

During the 20 years before Kasim Kahrim reportedly had a standoff with Boston police that would end his life, he was in and out of jail and faced more than 40 charges in Boston courts.


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.”


Report: Robert Kraft ‘Not The Biggest Name’ In South Florida Prostitution Sting

BOSTON (CBS) — The football world — and the country at large — was stunned Friday morning to hear that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was being charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute. Billionaire businessmen are not often named in such cases.


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.


Medford man charged after reported stabbing on Benton Street

On Thursday, Feb. 21, at approximately 6:44 p.m., a 20-year-old male was stabbed in the upper leg/groin area of his body one time. The defendant, Marley Chery, of Medford, was known to the victim. This occurred on the sidewalk of Benton Street, according to the police report.


Medford to examine troublesome South Street, Main Street intersection

City and state officials are looking to address vehicle and pedestrian safety at one of Medford’s most strained intersections. Officials discussed the Main Street/South Street intersection’s longstanding problems at a recent City Council Transportation Subcommittee meeting, committing to report back


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.


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Restaurant Replaces Helen's Roast Beef In Medford

MEDFORD, MA – A Boston Avenue pizzeria and sub shop has been replaced by a new restaurant that caters to the same crowd. Jumbo Grill & Pizzeria has moved into the former Helen's Roast Beef & Pizzeria space, according to the Tufts Daily.


Boston cop wounded when traffic stop turns into gun fight

A Boston cop was shot multiple times when a traffic stop turned into a gun fight early Friday – before the suspect was found dead, police officials said. The officer, who was not immediately identified, was shot several times in the upper torso but was expected to survive, Boston Police Commissioner


Medford City Council moves forward on new affordable housing rules

The Medford City Council has passed a zoning change requiring larger new housing developments to include a minimum number of affordable units. This “inclusionary zoning” rule, which is similar to ordinances in Somerville and other neighboring cities, was passed by councilors in a unanimous vote Tues


What to do in Boston this weekend, for $25 or less

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People: Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe baseball writer, dies at 62

Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe baseball writer, dies at 62. Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team's spring training clubhouse. He was 62.


Steps taken toward new visitor parking sticker program in Malden

City-wide resident sticker parking in Malden may have just taken one step closer towards becoming a reality. At its Feb. 19 meeting, the Malden City Council’s Parking Review Committee unanimously approved part of the visitor parking rules for a larger, city-wide parking sticker program currently und


Consultant: Minimal Traffic Impact From Woburn Mall Makeover

WOBURN, MA -- A 10-screen movie theater, 350 new apartments and a makeover of the Woburn Mall's retail spaces will generate fewer -- not more -- car trips according to a traffic study by the property owner. Edens LLC hired MDM Transportation Consultants to perform the traffic study as part of its sp


Kyrie Irving Mum On Lack Of Foul Call On Celtics’ Final Possession: ‘I Love My Money’

BOSTON (CBS) — It’s been a frustrating couple of days for Kyrie Irving. He expressed some frustration with the media on Wednesday for speculation and dissection of a hallway conversation with Kevin Durant before the All-Star Game. And on Thursday, entering the final seconds of the Celtics’ game in M


Proposed project seeks to recognize Boston's slavery ties

BOSTON (AP) - Boston is taking a step toward recognizing the role slavery played at one of its most visited landmarks. Democratic Mayor Mary Walsh's administration has proposed spending $315,000 to restore 17th and 18th century artifacts found beneath Faneuil (FAN'-yul) Hall as part of a project hig


Framingham child rape suspect convicted of illegally returning to U.S.

BOSTON – A Guatemalan man who last year tried to flee the country to avoid rape charges in Framingham has been convicted in federal court for illegally re-entering the country.


‘I couldn’t be the only one having this experience’

Marine Corps helicopter pilot John Ruocco had just returned home to Newbury after 75 harrowing combat missions while deployed in Iraq. He was distant, anxious, and irritable in the short time he had with his wife and two young boys. The war would not leave him.


Lawrence man arrested in drug bust

A Lawrence man was arrested Thursday when police seized 532 grams of fentanyl as part ofan ongoing narcotics investigation, authorities said. Rosario Lara, 36, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after officers set up surveillance video and conducted a sting, State police said.