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Newton native 'wicked excited' to be in 'MasterChef' season finale

MasterChef contestant Jason Wang hopes to bring the grand prize back to Newton in the season finale Wednesday night. The Newton South High School graduate and now music teacher told Metro Boston he's "wicked excited" to make the finale of the reality cooking show, and "thrilled to represent New Engl

BOSTON GLOBE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Tropical storm watch now a warning for southeastern Massachusetts

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for southeastern Massachusetts from Watch Hill, R.I., to Hull as Hurricane Jose passes southeast of Nantucket on Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm will have lost much of its strength by the time it reaches New England, but three to five

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

AAA: Americans fall for autumn travel

Fewer crowds, mild weather and budget-friendly options attract fall travelers Summer's over and kids are back in school, but many people are making plans for at least one more getaway this fall, before the arrival of another busy holiday season. According to a new survey from AAA, more than one in f

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

Jose continues to darken New England's forecast - The Boston Globe

As of Wednesday, Hurricane Jose has been downgraded to a tropical storm this morning. It's track will take the heaviest winds out over the ocean, but tropical storm warnings remain in effect for Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard. There is a wind advisory in effect for Boston as well as the

BOSTON GLOBE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Tropical Storm Jose batters Cape and islands with strong winds and rip tides - The Boston Globe

Eastern Massachusetts residents should brace for a stormy end to the week as Tropical Storm Jose brings "multiple hazards" to the state's eastern coastline, the National Weather Service said. The Cape and Islands region was under Tropical Storm and Flash Flood watches Wednesday afternoon, with stron

BOSTON GLOBE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Cops: Lynn man who robbed 2 Quincy businesses arrested

QUINCY - Police said they have arrested a man they believe robbed two Quincy businesses over the past two weeks. Stanley Carter, 35, of Lynn was charged with two counts of armed robbery. He was arrested by the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section Tuesday in Boston. On Sunday, officers

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-09-20 14:51:54

Laurie Ann Gerber Memorial program to host meeting

The next Laurie Ann Gerber Memorial program will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Unitarian Church, 23 Dedham Ave., Needham. Heidi Smith will tell her story of how she survived stage four colon cancer by deviating from her Standard of Care chemotherapy protocol and survived even after her oncologist

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 16:47:00

Raytheon workers picket, demand better benefits from billion-dollar corporation

ANDOVER, Mass. - Employees at one of the country's largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend. Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:25:00

Letter To The Editor: Let's Talk Trash; The Type You Pay To Throw

The Belmont Board of Selectmen will need to vote soon on issuing a Request for Proposals for the town's waste contract since the current contract expires in June. It's really important that the RFP include Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) as an option. We're facing a future of higher waste disposal costs ove

BELMONTONIAN.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Watertown officials debate preservation appointments

In a divisive Watertown Town Council Meeting last week members of the council voted to send a draft of the local Community Preservation Act back to committee to outline a clear path forward for the Community Preservation Committee appointments. The motion passed in a 6 to 3 vote. The debated issue w

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 19:54:06

Watertown church community helps hurricane victims

Volunteers from the Taxiarchae Archangels Greek Orthodox Church community in Watertown gathered together the morning of Sept. 16 to assemble 88 emergency clean-up buckets filled with supplies to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Rev. Father Nicholas Mueller was very please with the outpour

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 18:07:48

How's Brookline's Parking App?

BROOKLINE, MA - It's been about six months since Brookline joined the likes of Boston and Newton and allowed folks parking in town to pay via a parking app on their phone. Why a parking app? Aside from bringing the town into the 21st Century it lets drivers to pay their parking meter with their cre

PATCH - 2017-09-20 20:17:44

Brookline police logs: Garden vandals, a ransacked apartment and solicitors

Friday, Sept. 15 Erratic operation: At 2:46 p.m. a caller reported that a gray Toyota on Browne Street almost hit a child in the crosswalk by St. Paul Street. Erratic operation: At 3:01 p.m. a caller reported that a gray Toyota almost hit a man in a crosswalk while turning left onto Dwight Street f

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 18:40:00

Five things to do in Brookline

1. Veterans are invited to Inner Space Studio on Station Street for free yoga starting on Sept. 21. The session will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and all equipment will be provided. 2. Enjoy a performance by one of Scotland's most popular folk bands, North Sea Gas, on Sept. 21. The concert will start at 7 p

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 11:08:00

Auto companies push back on Mass. self-driving car regulations

Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous v

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Weston twins win gold in Israel event

For the first time in its history, lacrosse was played at the World Maccabiah Games on July 4 to 18 in Israel. Twins Alexandra and Nicole Weinsten of Weston were ecstatic to be part of the inaugural Juniors Girls' team and to help create a foundation for the future Games. For the first time in its h

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 20:13:25

Friedman fighting for $15 minimum wage bill

By J.D. Capelouto Statehouse Correspondent BOSTON -- Increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour would give more than a million people across Massachusetts -- a third of all workers -- a pay increase, state Sen. Cindy Friedman told a legislative committee Tuesday. Friedman, an Arlington D

LOWELL SUN - 2017-09-20 10:34:29

Waltham schools receive email bomb threats

Waltham police responded to area schools, Wednesday, Sept. 20, in response to emailed bomb threats, it was reported today. Det. Sgt. Tim King stated the schools were searched and no devices had been located. Schools are open and operating on regular schedules. King said the threats have been an ongo

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 13:51:04

Mystic waterfront to get a redesign

Through funding from Somerville's Community Preservation Act, the Mystic River Watershed Association in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Groundwork Somerville will create a comprehensive, community-driven redesign for Blessing of the Bay Park on the Mystic River. To kick off the p

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:57:00

PRIMARY RESULTS: Van Buskirk, Hamlin eliminated

The unofficial results of the Somerville primary election for Mayor and Ward 1 School Committee were revealed on Tuesday night at approximately 8:30 p.m. Kenneth Van Buskirk III finished last out of the three mayoral candidates with a total of 328 votes, eliminating him from the race. Payton Corbet

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:17:01