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‘Really insulting,' Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says of TD Bank ad that references Dorchester

A TD Bank ad campaign referencing two Boston neighborhoods drew the ire of several city leaders this week. The ad states, “When you’re downtown, but your debit card’s somewhere in Dorchester," referencing the city’s largest neighborhood which features a diverse population.


Woburn Teacher On Leave After Alleged ‘Drug Possession On School Property’

WOBURN (CBS) — A teacher in Woburn has been placed on leave after “police and the school uncovered alleged drug possession on school property,” Woburn Public Schools announced Friday.


Melrose Prop 2 1/2 Override Vote: What To Know, Polling Locations

MELROSE, MA — On Tuesday, April 2, Melrose will decide whether to approve a $5.18 million override to provide revenue city officials say is desperately needed for the schools.


Reports: Chris Sale, Red Sox nearing deal

It appears as though the Red Sox have locked up a second ace pitcher for multiple years. The Sox and opening-day starter Chris Sale are reportedly nearing the completion of a deal to keep Sale in a Sox uniform for another five seasons.


What OneMelrose failed to mention

Recently, I read a OneMelrose supporter's article discussing counter arguments to the flyers distributed by the Melrose Taxpayer's Alliance. I have also received flyers from OneMelrose encouraging people to vote yes on the override. While I think it is important to understand everyone's perspective


3 Needham Police Officers Hospitalized After Fentanyl Exposure

NEEDHAM (CBS) – Three Needham police officers were rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after they were exposed to the deadly opioid fentanyl. The officers were doing a routine security check in the parking lot of the Residence Inn on B Street around 1:30 a.m. when they spotted a suspicious c


66-year-old man severs arm in Rockland industrial accident, police say

A 66-year-old Pembroke man severed his arm while working with industrial machinery in Rockland Friday morning but is expected to survive after quick action from first responders, police say.


This Week in Boston Real Estate: Tax plan update, home equity and more

The first of what will likely be many public hearings on a proposed increase in Boston real estate transfer taxes took place at City Hall March 19. According to Tim Logan reporting for the Boston Globe, it gave supporters and opponents of the plan a chance to learn about the details of the proposal


Melrose middle schoolers host regional celebration of all things francophone

The Performing Arts Center at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School rang with the sounds of music, poetry, and enthusiastic celebration—some of it in English but much of it in French—throughout the morning of Friday, March 22, as the city welcomed about 1,000 students from 17 schools for this year


‘Best Friends’ Cat And Dog Up For Adoption Together Through MSPCA

BOSTON (CBS) — When Kitty and Leila arrived at the MSPCA’s Boston Adoption Center, it was clear they were different. Kitty, a long-haired cat, and Leila, a Chihuahua, are inseparable. “The best friends and confidants were brought in sharing the same pet carrier,” said the MSPCA — something that has


Undercover officer used to bust Malden smoke shop allegedly selling marijuana under ‘gift’ premise

A Malden smoke and vape shop was allegedly selling marijuana, stating that it was a “gift,” according to the city’s police department. Now, that Boston Smoke Shop location is closed, according to The Boston Globe, and police said two people that worked there could face criminal charges.


Melrose educators get a band new bag

Melrose educators put lifelong learning to the test recently, when Superintendent Cyndy Taymore and Roosevelt Elementary Principal Mary Beth Maranto took up a challenge issued by Band Director Matt Repucci to learn a musical instrument in eight weeks, and perform in front of a live audience alongsid


Massachusetts man charged with robbing 80-year-old man

LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – A Massachusetts man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after stealing from an elderly man at Twin River Casino. Lincoln police were called to Twin River Casino for reports of a robbery incident.


Boston Police Detective Under Internal Investigation For Role In 2017 ICE Arrest

A Boston police detective is the subject of an internal investigation over his role in the 2017 immigration arrest of an undocumented construction worker. A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) lawsuit filed earlier this year in Boston's federal court first outlined details regarding Detective Juan Seoane


2 in custody after police, SWAT team called to Methuen residence

METHUEN, Mass. — Two people were taken into custody after a tense scene overnight in Methuen. Police and a SWAT team were called late Thursday night to 91 Broadway for a report of a man with a gun, who was assaulting another person.


‘Best friends’ Kitty and Leila arrived at the shelter in the same carrier. Now they’re looking for a new home together.

A cat and dog sharing the same pet carrier were surrendered last week to MSPCA-Angell‘s Boston shelter. Now, the “best friends” are looking for a new home together. Kitty, a long-haired brown-and-white tabby, and Leila, a Chihuahua, were brought to MSPCA-Angell on March 14 after their family had to


Pizza, then pi, and finally pies

Thursday, March 14 was Pi Day (3.14). What better excuse is there to have a celebration of math with middle schoolers than π? On Pi Day, well over 250 students, parents, teachers, and volunteers from the high school, PTA and community celebrated π at the Healey School by eating pizza for dinner then


Two men arrested on gun and drug charges in Revere

Two men and a juvenile male are facing criminal charges after a State Trooper on patrol in Revere pulled them over for a minor traffic violation and found an illegal gun in their pickup truck, State Police said.


T branch closest to Brookline recreational pot shop to be replaced by shuttle buses

Saturday brings a variety of firsts to the Boston area: The first time a Boston resident can walk to buy recreational marijuana. The first time a Greater Boston community experiences an onslaught of recreational marijuana customers.


Boston Man's $38M Ponzi Scheme Nets Ferraris, Porsches, Lambo

BOSTON, MA — A Boston hedge fund manager was sentenced in federal court in Boston Thursday for running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded his family, friends and others out of some $38 million. Authorities said Raymond Montoya used the money for a host of personal expenses — including a fleet of luxury v