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Report: Suspect who died after gunfire exchange with Boston police identified as 36-year-old Kasim Kahrim

The suspect who shot a Boston police officer and died after exchanging gunfire with police has been identified as Kasim Kahrim, 36, according to the Boston Globe and other media.


Green Line extension construction means bridge closures in Somerville

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to close three bridges in Somerville for construction of tracks and rights of way for the Green Line extension through that city and into Medford—a project that the agency says “is on schedule.”


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested on prostitution charges

JUPITER, Fla. (KMOX) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been arrested in a prostitution sting in Jupiter, Florida. WBZ in Boston reports video evidence shows two alleged incidents involving Kraft at a spa. 24 other people were also arrested by Jupiter Police.


Proposed project seeks to recognize Boston's slavery ties

BOSTON (AP) - Boston is taking a step toward recognizing the role slavery played at one of its most visited landmarks. Democratic Mayor Mary Walsh's administration has proposed spending $315,000 to restore 17th and 18th century artifacts found beneath Faneuil (FAN'-yul) Hall as part of a project hig


Somerville at crossroads of new Tufts study

Somerville will be the focal community in a new study by Tufts University on how to improve indoor air quality for residents living in multifamily complexes near busy roads. The university last month launched the three-year effort, which it is carrying out in collaboration with the city.


Snow Storm, Wintry Mix Heading to New England Overnight Saturday

Gradual melting with high temperatures reaching into the lower 40s is in store for most and 30s north both Friday and Saturday, ahead of an impending storm of snow and rain. While not directly the storm that dropped three feet of snow for a new all-time record on Flagstaff, Arizona, that atmospheric


Arrest Made In Medford Stabbing: Police

MEDFORD, MA – Police have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing on Benton Street Thursday evening. Marley Chery, 18, of Wellesley Street, was taken into custody at his home and charged with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon to wit knife.


Somerville Man Dies Climbing Mt. Washington

SOMERVILLE, MA – A Somerville man has been identified as the person found dead on Mt. Washington earlier this month. Jeremy Ullmann died Feb. 10 at the age of 37. He was found by U.S. Forest Service snow rangers responding to a report of an overdue climber, WCVB reported. Ullmann had planned to clim


Officer Shot in Roxbury, Gunman Dead: Officials

A Boston police officer was shot and the gunman has died after they exchanged "several" rounds of gunfire early Friday in the city's Roxbury neighborhood. At 2:21 a.m., officers pulled a vehicle over at 102 Gerard St. and the driver opened fire on the officers, Police Commissioner William Gross said


Boston Children's Hospital Neuroscientist Dies While Climbing Mount Washington

The U.S. Forest Service says police are investigating the death of a Mount Washington climber who was hiking up a snowy and icy area of the Northeast's highest peak when he apparently slipped and fell more than 300 feet into a boulder-strewn area.


What to do in Boston this weekend, for $25 or less

Looking to shake up your regular routine? Check out these three ideas for what to do in Boston this weekend, all clocking in at under $25 per person. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on cl


15 Somerville Residents to perform in Cambridge Symphony concert

Fifteen Somerville residents will perform in the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CSO) concert Heroes and Angels, a program of three inspiring and uplifting orchestral works. The performance will feature the first live concert performance of Grammy-winning composer Nan Schwartz's trumpet tone poem Ange


Teen Who Survived Fiery Crash In New Hampshire Will Return To ‘Normal Life’

His miraculous recovery has been what his mother calls "unbelievable healing." Four weeks ago, 18-year-old Samuel Lachance was involved in a horrific wreck on Rte 101 which ended with him flying to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with serious injuries. Now, according to WMUR News 9, he has


Lawrence man arrested in drug bust

A Lawrence man was arrested Thursday when police seized 532 grams of fentanyl as part ofan ongoing narcotics investigation, authorities said. Rosario Lara, 36, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after officers set up surveillance video and conducted a sting, State police said.


To Protect Affordable Housing, Boston And Nonprofits Try Taking Buildings Off The Market

Part 4 of a four-part series about affordable housing in Boston. Here are Parts 1, 2 and 3. In 2012 Alma Chislom had just moved into an apartment in Dorchester’s Four Corners neighborhood, when she had an unexpected visitor.


Watch: Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Pays Tribute to Late Boston Globe Writer Nick Cafardo

Red Sox manager Alex Cora paid homage to late Boston Globe sports writer Nick Cafardo while fielding questions from reporters during his usual pre-game interview session on Friday.


R.I. strip club says Boston cop was with 'undesirable' man

PROVIDENCE — Hours before his gun was stolen, Boston police officer Emanuel Brandao was visiting a local strip club with a man the club viewed as "undesirable." Brandao never told investigators about his companion. He only said that he “spent some time” at the club with two women, both of whom said


Somerville Hockey Highlanders clinch first postseason berth in six years

Kevin Wilson needed a moment – well, more like an extra second or two to compose himself, when discussing his team’s current journey, which finds the Highlanders in a position they haven’t been in since Chuck Allen led the varsity to a state tournament appearance during the 2012-13 school year.


Highest Paid Boston City Employees In 2018, Payroll Data Released

BOSTON — The city payroll increased from $1.6 billion to $1.7 billion for 2018. And the highest earners were police officers, according to payroll data released on Friday. Nearly 550 officers earned more than $200,000. Some 54 fire department employees and another five city employees and just three


The 5 best breweries in Boston

Wondering where to find the best breweries near you?. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top breweries in Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.