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Second child dies from injuries in SUV crash in Revere

An infant struck by an SUV during a crash in Revere last weekend has died, days after her 5-year-old sister was killed at the scene, officials said Thursday. In a statement, the Suffolk district attorney’s office confirmed that 2-month-old Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera had succumbed at a Boston hospit

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-13 13:34:45

Melrose's Lemmermen Is Ready For 2019 Challenges

Jen Lemmerman has chosen some kind of year to take such a leadership role. Assuming things go smoothly - which isn't always the case - the Ward 2 Alderman will become President of the Board of Aldermen in January. That means she'll head a Board dealing with issues sure to register on Melrose's Richt

PATCH - 2018-12-12 16:51:00

Here’s how grocery stores are handling Boston’s plastic bag ban

On Friday, Boston’s plastic bag ban starts for the city’s largest retailers, with a rollout over the coming months to all businesses. While shoppers can bring their own reusable bags, those that forget them or don’t have them will be charged a 5-cent fee for each paper bag they use.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-14 03:53:13

Overnight Road Work Will Closes Lanes In Woburn

From MassDot: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that there will be temporary overnight lane closures and rolling roadblocks on Route 128/95 northbound in Woburn between Exit 34 (Winn Street) and Exit 35 (Route 38) on the evening of Sunday, December 16.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 18:08:00

5 more convicted on charges in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

BOSTON - Five more people have been convicted on charges related to a deadly meningitis outbreak stemming from a Framingham pharmacy. An owner and four former employees of the New England Compounding Center were convicted in Federal court.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-13 16:57:39

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some help making plans for your days off? We've got you covered. From historical reenactments to concerts with music legends, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend.

METRO INTERNATIONAL - 2018-12-13 16:59:52

What does the future hold for Red Sox broadcasts on WEEI?

WEEI and Entercom’s consideration to turn its Red Sox baseball broadcast into more of a talk-show format — as reported in my Tuesday story on Tim Neverett’s departure, to a generally incredulous response — appears to be still in play.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-13 17:01:19

Community mourns for 5-year-old killed by car in Revere

REVERE, Mass. - The City of Revere will come together Thursday evening to remember a 5-year-old girl who died after she was hit by a car this week. A candlelight vigil will be held at city hall to remember Adriana Mejia-Rivera.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-13 12:47:34

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Need an antidote for the pervasive holiday cheer? WGBH’s “Creepy Christmas” may be the answer. Author and paranormal investigator Jeff Belanger will explain the history behind holiday ghosts, legends, and monsters like Krampus, Belsnickel, and the Gryla. While there is no specific age restriction, W

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-06 12:00:00

Medford sets tax rates, votes against residential exemption

Miranda Willson mwillson@wickedlocal.com @medford_trans — Property values in Medford have increased once again this year, resulting in an anticipated increase in the average tax rates for all residential properties in fiscal year 2019.

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-12-12 23:05:00

Boston Man Gets Life in Prison for Dorchester Road Rage Killing

A Boston man who gunned down another man during what prosecutors called "a stupid traffic dispute" has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole. Deonarine Ganga was sentenced Wednesday, the day after he was convicted of first-degree murder in the April 2017 road rage shooting death

NECN - 2018-12-12 23:46:25

Make Fire Safety Part of Your Holiday Celebrations

STOW, MA — Fire officials urge people to make fire safety an important part of planning for their holiday celebrations. The days with the most residential fires in Massachusetts are Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

WILMINGTON APPLE - 2018-12-12 23:52:16

Tim Neverett Exits Boston Red Sox Radio Team

BOSTON RED SOX radio broadcasts will have at least one new voice next season, as TIM NEVERETT is exiting the SOX' radio network and flagship ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON as his contract has run out. NEVERETT has been on the SOX radio broadcasts alongside JOE CASTIGLIONE since 2016, when he replaced

ALLACCESS.COM - 2018-12-12 14:14:00

Irving, Celtics shoot past Wizards in OT

Kyrie Irving hit a tiebreaking, 31-foot 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining in overtime, and the visiting Boston Celtics held off the Washington Wizards 130-125 on Wednesday night.

UNION LEADER - 2018-12-13 03:02:00

Dennis Sheehan Named New Stoneham Town Administrator

The Stoneham Select Board Wednesday night capped off one of the most historic days in town history by picking Dennis Sheehan as the new Town Administrator. Sheehan, a Melrose resident, is currently the Director of Administration and Finance for the Department of Public Works in Watertown.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 00:51:00

New Restaurant Opening In Hilltop's Place By Weekend

SAUGUS, MA — Want a nostalgia trip? How about driving up to the Big Cactus for dinner this weekend?. 110 Grill is expected to be the first restaurant at the site where the Hilltop once reigned supreme when it opens in the coming days. That's according to the Lynn Item, which said 110 Grill may open

PATCH - 2018-12-12 15:17:00

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving says Jaylen Brown is in a ‘transitional’ year

Jaylen Brown’s recent move to the bench has brought success for the Boston Celtics, but also plenty of change for the third-year guard, who quickly became a starter in his second year in the league. Teammate Kyrie Irving looks at his new role as a new challenge to overcome, as Brown looks to shake o

CLUTCHPOINTS.COM - 2018-12-12 15:21:55

Secretly Recording Police Officers Is Legal: MA Judge Ruling

BOSTON, MA — A federal judge in Boston ruled that secret audio recordings of government officials, including police officers, on the job is legal. In a 44-page summary judgment Chief US District Judge Patti Saris found that a Massachusetts law prohibiting secret oral recordings only applied to those

PATCH - 2018-12-11 23:33:00

2 Melrose Arrests In Last Week's Police Log

MELROSE, MA — The following are excerpts from the Melrose Police log. Arrests do not indicate convictions. 10:25 a.m. - Caller at the Melrose Care Center nursing home reports past assault. A summons is issued to a 55-year-old Methuen woman on charges of assault and battery on a person over 60/disabl

PATCH - 2018-12-10 18:06:00

Melrose Farmers' Market Indoor Holiday Market This Sunday!

The Melrose Farmers' Market is back with an indoor Holiday Farmers' Market. Shoppers can find all their favorite vendors and more. The Market is held on Sunday December 16, 10am-2pm at Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street. As always, the market will offer a wonderful array of local produce, sustainably ra

PATCH - 2018-12-10 18:09:00