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Eastern Massachusetts’ First Recreational Pot Shop Opens In Salem

SALEM, Mass. (CBS) – Salem city councilor Josh Turiel was the ceremonial first customer as Massachusetts’ newest recreational marijuana shop opened for business on Saturday.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-15 19:09:56

No Arrests Seven Years After Brutal Andover Murder

ANDOVER, MA -- Thursday marked the seventh anniversary since John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their home at 7 Orchard Crossing in Andover, and has they have done every year since 2011, Andover Police and Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett renewed calls for the publi

PATCH - 2018-12-14 14:54:00

Woman Who Ran Wilmington Massage Parlor As Front For Sex Trafficking Ring To Be Sentenced

WOBURN, MA — Xiu J. Chen, 37, of Medford, is scheduled to be sentenced this coming Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Middlesex Superior Court after being convicted of multiple counts of human trafficking and money laundering in connection with an extensive criminal enterprise that included illegal act

WILMINGTON APPLE - 2018-12-14 19:56:11

Mark Hayward's City Matters: Getting back to reading basics

When you start an endeavor — say, a basketball game or a musical performance — you don’t just start by shooting three-point shots or blowing jazz riffs. You start with the simple stuff. Dribbling drills and layups; scales and arpeggios. The work is raw, rote, repetitive. But it prepares one for the

UNION LEADER - 2018-12-14 15:00:00

David Krejci, Charlie McAvoy React To Bruins’ 5-3 Loss Vs. Penguins

The Boston Bruins showed some fight Friday night at PPG Paints Arena, but they were unable to extend their winning streak. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but the Bruins stormed back to tie the game midway through the third period. Boston couldn’t finish the job, though, as the Penguins scored

NESN.COM - 2018-12-15 04:17:36

Missing Arlington teen found safe

ARLINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A 15-year-old girl who had been missing since Monday was found safe Friday, police say. Arlington police thanked the community for their assistance in a post on their Twitter page Friday after Eniuleyka Angulo-Santiago was located.

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-14 11:25:35

In This Reading Home, Master Suite Will Leave You Steaming

READING, MA -- Home resides on a half acre lot, rarely found in Reading. Features: Introducing 11 Boswell Road! This distinctive home offers curb appeal & understated elegance coupled with craftsman style and charm. The farmer's porch welcomes guests to an incredible and open layout ideal for entert

PATCH - 2018-12-13 19:09:00

Atlanta Hawks Roster: Starting Lineup and Roster Against Boston Celtics

It’s an Eastern Conference battle tonight as the fourteenth-ranked Hawks attempt to get a rare win against a Boston team that is finally finding its stride. The Celtics, who had been struggling to figure out their own chemistry amid injury recovery and palpable frustration until recently, and lookin

HEAVY.COM - 2018-12-14 18:55:03

Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses, including two in Berkshire County

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has approved final licenses for four more retail marijuana shops in Fall River, Hudson, Pittsfield and Great Barrington. According to NewsChannel 13's media partners at The Berkshire Eagle, the commission signed off on the licenses for Northeast

WNYT - 2018-12-14 07:45:25

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

2019 Photographer in Residence Selected for Reading Public Library

The Reading Public Library is proud to announce that RMHS student Mason Haynes has been selected to be the library’s first Photographer in Residence. This new program commences in 2019 in celebration of the library’s 150 years of service and also in recognition of the Town of Readings 375th annivers

PATCH - 2018-12-14 20:55:00

PHOTOS: Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Holds Holiday Party, Collects Food For Food Pantries

TEWKSBURY, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Holiday Party, sponsored by Enterprise Bank, on Tuesday, December 11 at TJ Callahan’s Pub in Tewksbury. The Chamber asked its members to bring non-perishable breakfast foods to donate for the Wilmington and Tewksbury Food P

WILMINGTON APPLE - 2018-12-14 19:54:53

Boston's Plastic Bag Ban Represents a 'Cultural Shift'

Boston’s Plastic Bag Ban Represents a ‘Cultural Shift’ Beantown is focused on bags today — plastic bags, that is. Phase one of the citywide ban on plastic bags in Boston, Massachusetts, begins Friday, December 14, with inspections first zeroing in on larger, more industrial-sized retail stores.

LIFEZETTE.COM - 2018-12-14 13:15:41

School district investigating after rash of racist graffiti in Reading

READING, Mass. - The Reading School District has launched an investigation after more than 30 racist graffiti were found scribbled on walls in public schools in the area. According to Dr. John Doherty, the Reading School Superintendent, the incidents have spanned for about a year and a half now.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-13 22:29:23

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

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

Police searching for North Reading bank robber

NORTH READING, MASS. (WHDH) - North Reading police are searching for am an accused of robbing a Winter Hill Bank on Wednesday, officials said. Officers responding to the Main Street bank about 3:55 p.m. spoke with witnesses who said a man had just walked in, passed a note to a teller, and fled the b

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-13 15:02:32

Tewksbury woman pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case

WOBURN -- A Tewksbury woman pleaded guilty Thursday to submitting false timesheets as a personal care attendant during her aunt's hospitalization and even after death. Dawna DeMarco, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid false claims and one count of larceny over $250, according to the Attorne

LOWELL SUN - 2018-12-13 19:49:20

Red Sox 2018 World Series trophy to make 5 stops in Boston this weekend

BOSTON (WHDH) - The Red Sox will bring their 2018 World Series Trophy to five different Boston neighborhoods on Saturday, the team announced Thursday. The trophy will visit four different YMCA’s in Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, and Hyde Park, and conclude the tour at the American Legion Post i

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-13 14:32:19

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