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Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo dead at 62

Boston Globe baseball columnist Nick Cafardo died suddenly while covering Boston Red Sox spring training in Fort Meyers, Fla., Thursday. Cafardo suffered an embolism at the team’s training facility and team medics were unable to restore life-sustaining functions, according to The Globe.


Newton Council Goes Nuclear, Considers Resolution

NEWTON, MA — Newton is considering weighing in on the federal government's nuclear policy. Following the Trump administration's announcement that the U.S. would suspend a nuclear treaty with Russia that goes back to the 1980s earlier this month, City Councilor Alison Leary of Ward 1, who also is the


Manhole Issue Prompts Road Closures On Main Street In Waltham

WALTHAM, MA — If you're driving anywhere along Main Street, be aware that there are some road closures, after someone reported smoke coming from a manhole this morning at 987 Main Street.


Newton Doctor Accused Of Fraud To Pay $680K In Settlement

NEWTON, MA – A Newton doctor has agreed to pay $680,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims to Medicare and the Massachusetts Medicaid program (MassHealth) for care to nursing home patients.


Red Sox 3B prospect Bobby Dalbec has the size, power of a modern day big leaguer

FORT MYERS — As the Red Sox take the field this afternoon for their first spring training game of 2019, their third baseman will likely be unrecognizable. His stature, though, is unmistakable.


Brighton Court to relocate during renovation project

Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Trial Court Administrator Jon Williams recently announced that the Brighton Division of the Boston Municipal Court at 52 Academy Hill Road will temporarily relocate to the Brookline District Court at 360 Washington St. after the close of business on March


25+ Ways to Have Fun in and Around Boston This Weekend

School vacation week is wrapping up, but there’s still a ton of fun to have throughout the weekend. From your last chance to skate at Patriot Place for the season to “School of Rock” at the Opera House and even an Oscars viewing party on Sunday night, here are our picks for a weekend of fun for the


Waltham police officer taken to hospital after shooting self with service weapon, police say

A Waltham police officer who accidentally discharged her service weapon was taken to the hospital for medical treatment Thursday morning, police said. The gun went off at 7:18 a.m. outside of a School Avenue address, Waltham police wrote in a statement.


Vivi Bubble Tea Cafe Plans to Open in Brighton

A bubble tea chain with roots overseas is planning to open a second Boston-area location. According to an article in Eater Boston, Vivi Bubble Tea Cafe is looking to open a shop in Brighton, moving into a space on Washington Street in the heart of Brighton Center. The proposed new outlet would join


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


Teen Reports Suspicious Stranger Approached Him: Newton Police

NEWTON, MA — After a teen was approached by a suspicious man in a Prius, police want to let residents know. "[We're] just making people aware," said Lt. Bruce Apotheker a police spokesperson. "We've had no other reports."


Teachers Behaving Badly: Here's why hundreds of Massachusetts' teachers have lost their licenses

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Teachers are usually the ones disciplining students, but what happens when a teacher misbehaves?. The 22News I-Team requested reports on teacher misconduct from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESI, and discovered they're currently investigating 3


Street Match – Jess Glynne

For the Street Match – Jess Glynne contest, be the 13th caller at 617-931-1033 when solicited between the hours of 7:00am (ET) and 8:00am (ET) each weekday from February 25, 2019 to March 1, 2019 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Jess Glynne live on April 1, 2019 at the House of Blues Bos


Police Seek Missing 21-Year-Old Arlington Man

Police are asking for the public to help find a man who was last seen Thursday morning in Boston. Authorities say 21-year-old Nyal Coiley of Arlington, Massachusetts, was last seen in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester.


Newbury College could sell its Brookline campus this summer

Newbury College could sell its 7.8-acre campus along Fisher Avenue in Brookline’s Fisher Hill neighborhood as soon as this summer, according to the brokerage listing the property.


For Coyle, Trade to Bruins Fulfills Childhood Dream

LAS VEGAS - Charlie Coyle knows there will be plenty of emotions running through his mind on Tuesday night when he steps onto the TD Garden with the Spoked-B across his chest for the first time. A native of East Weymouth, Mass., the 26-year-old dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League and on


Jussie Smollett Arrest: Local Activists ‘Disheartened’ By Report Of Staged Attack

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – A local activist group is pledging to continue offering support for hate crime victims after Chicago police blasted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself.


Mass General Hospital designing $1 billion emergency buildings

BOSTON - Massachusetts General Hospital is in the process of designing a $1 billion bunker to be used as a place of refuge during a natural or man-made disaster. "How do we protect our city from natural disasters? It's a conversation we have to have," said Joan Saba, partner at NBBJ Architects.


Charlie Coyle goes to the Bruins as Minnesota grabs future assets

The trigger has been pulled in Minnesota; now we wait to see how many more bullets new GM Paul Fenton is willing to use before the trade deadline closes on Monday. The Wild sent power forward Charlie Coyle to the Boston Bruins in exchange for center/winger Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round p


Owen’s Aims To Continue Ice Cream Sandwich’s Legacy

Three years ago, as Robert F. Hannon decided to sell the property that had housed Ice Cream Sandwich on Route 6A for almost four decades, a family in Needham decided to sell its 10-acre property, Owen’s Poultry Farm, to the Town of Needham, which wanted to build an elementary school on the land.