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Dorchester Man Facing New Charges After Racist Rant

Boston police have applied for 54-year-old Paul Sheehan of Dorchester to be charged with threat to do bodily harm, a civil rights violation with no bodily injury and threat to do property damage, the department said Friday.

NECN - 2018-08-17 20:57:25

It's Official: Pawtucket Red Sox Move To Worcester

WORCESTER, MA—Baseball fans in Worcester won't have to drive to Rhode Island to check out the prospects for the Boston Red Sox. The Pawtucket Red Sox are officially announcing that they are relocating to Worcester's canal district, say several media outlets.

PATCH - 2018-08-17 17:06:28

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Worcester, Middlesex County | WBZ NewsRadio 1030

The National Weather Service says that a severe thunderstorm was located over Acton, or near Chelmsford, moving northeast at 30 mph with wind gusts as high as 60 mph and a quarter size hail.

IHEART.COM - 2018-08-17 19:51:00

Bird Rides Inc., scooter rental company that violated rules, leaves Cambridge and Somerville

A pedestrian walks past two Bird dockless scooters, one laying on its side, in the middle of a sidewalk in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, California, July 10, 2018. - Dozens of cities across the US are grappling with the growing trend of electric scooters which users can unlock with a smartpho

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-16 09:26:00

T Rider Helps Transit PD Nab 'Depraved' Man At Downtown Crossing

BOSTON, MA — Police arrested a man accused of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 at Downtown Crossing, thanks to a Good Samaritan who saw it happen and helped keep an eye on the 44-year-old man until police arrived.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 19:43:10

'Route 128 Bandit' Gets Prison For 10 Boston Area Bank Robberies

Paul B. Landrum, known as the "Route 128 Bandit," because he was accused of knocking over multiple banks in communities along the Rt. 128 corridor, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 21:27:19

Somerville School Calendar 2018-19: First Day Of School, Vacation

SOMERVILLE, MA — The first day of school in Somerville is August 29 — and whether you and the kids are looking forward to the new school year or are dreading the end of summer, you'll want to mark the date on your calendar ASAP. The Somerville School District has released its 2018-2019 calendar for

PATCH - 2018-08-17 17:16:43

Booming economy coaxed Waltham accounting firm to expand online and offline recruitment efforts. - Waltham, MA Patch

Rodman CPAs, a full-service tax and accounting firm serving small and mid-sized businesses throughout the greater Boston area, has recently expanded their recruitment efforts and launched a new online career center.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 19:37:06

Boston police arrest suspect in 2016 Mission Hill murder

Members of the Boston Police Department’s Homicide Unit and Fugitive Unit arrested Kevin Fernandes, 24, of Boston, in Mattapan Thursday in connection with the Jan. 13, 2016 shooting death of 33-year-old Eden Jacquet, police said in a statement.

WHDH.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

David Epstein: We’re in for more stormy weather this weekend

Look out forscattered showers and storms throughout the regionon Friday and into early Saturday. Some of those could be quite strong, so heed the warnings from local forecasters.We have two more days of humidity before drier air moves into the region for the latter part of the weekend.Related LinksM

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-08-17 13:50:01

Gang member convicted of shooting 2 at Boston subway station

Authorities say the Huntington, New York, man was on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train on the afternoon of Jan. 19, 2016, when he had a gang-related conflict with another passenger.

TURNTO10.COM - 2018-08-16 08:10:23

Here’s what to expect at the MGM Springfield casino opening next week

The $960 million, 2 million-square-foot complex includes a five-story hotel and 125,000 square feet of gaming space.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-08-16 16:22:48

Boston storage facility was housing several people, officials say

Officials said they noticed several people were using the space as living quarters. In addition to some units being occupied by people, the units contained curtains, coolers, food and electrical extension cords.


Capuano, Pressley Spar in Final Debate Ahead of Primary

Pressley, a Boston city councilor, used theshowdown on WGBH's "Greater Boston"for a chance to slam Democratic 10-term incumbent Capuano on several issues, including President Donald Trump's proposed border wall and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest.

NECN - 2018-08-16 20:18:21

Boston police investigate whether Alexander Allen, 55-year-old public works employee killed in his sleep Saturday, was targeted

Allen's wife told the newspaper security cameras had been removed from the front of their home before the slaying. She believes it was "well-planned," but was unsure of a motive, according to the Herald's reporting.


Somerville Mayor Vows To 'Never Drink Sam Adam's Beer Again'

I will never drink Sam Adam's beer again!— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone)August 12, 2018


Commissioner: 1 dead, 2 injured in Mattapan triple shooting

Three people were shot, one fatally, Tuesday morning in Boston, Police Commissioner William Gross confirmed.


Threat of storms looms for evening commute; humidity on the rise

“Through the evening commute, that chance of storms starts to shift north and west of Boston,” StormTeam 5 Meteorologist Kelly Ann Cicalese said. “That’s really where we are going to see storm chances.”


Man gets life for murder outside barbershop

A 30-year-old Dedham man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without parole for murdering a father outside the Mattapan barbershop where his young son had just gotten a haircut.William Shakespeare was convicted Friday of firearm charges and the first-degree murder of Marcus Hall, 31, under the


Man Killed When Crowbar Goes Through Windshield

Authorities said an investigation showed that the driver, John Madaio, 63, of Paxton, was driving along Route 9 when a crowbar was either kicked-up or fell from another vehicle.