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These very adult restaurants are embracing playful snacks on their menus

Are we all just eating snacks now? The small plates trend has paved the way for snack-focused restaurants, with Tiffani Faison’s adults-only snack bar Fool’s Errand and Michael Scelfo’s snack-focused Longfellow Bar both opening in Boston within the past year.


Sale on new extension: Trying to win every year

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season.


Warriors thought they had found consistency, but it vanished in Mavs loss

OAKLAND - Less than a week ago, the Warriors were seemingly out of their post-All-Star Game hangover. Following a 4-5 start after the break, the Warriors entered Saturday evening having won four of their last five games. They beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets, and crushed the Pacers


Boston police recover loaded gun from Jamaica Plain laundry room

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police officers responding to a reported disturbance in a Jamaica Plain building early Friday morning recovered a loaded handgun. Officers responding to a report of a group of men causing a disturbance in the area of 954 Parker St. about 6:33 a.m. spotted three men quickly lea


SideTrack: Madison Beer, Angell Animal Medical Center … and more

BEER O’CLOCK: Madison Beer was in town this week and, apart from doing some promotions with iHeartMedia, we’re told that the singer swung by TD Garden to check out the progress that’s been made with the complex’s major revamping. Word is, Beer personally popped by some of the development’s latest fe


Boston SWAT Team Busted In On Wrong Apartment; ACLU Files Lawsuit

Boston, MA– Last November, Boston police officers burst through the door of a Brighton apartment in a public housing complex in search of a suspect. Holding the residents at gunpoint at 4:30 a.m., they handcuffed parents Jean and Verlande Regis, along with their 15-year-old daughter, on the ground.


Celtics give up 114+ points in 6 straight games for the 1st time since 1970

Heading into this season, the Boston Celtics were perceived as one of the best defensive teams in the Eastern Conference. The combination of their young, athletic players and savvy veterans, plus head coach Brad Stevens’ reputation as one of the best young minds in the league was more than enough to


Diverse hiring in tech, ending school tracking, taxation called ways to close ‘Growing Divides’

The experts at Thursday’s talk on “Growing Divides in Cambridge: A Tale of 2.0 Cities” came with suggestions and progress reports on handling the city’s widening socioeconomic chasm.


Driscoll: Monica Lewinsky, J Mascis on summer series schedule

A talk with social activist/author Monica Lewinsky, concerts featuring guitarist J Mascis and the trio Mountain Man, a celebration of Provincetown poet Mary Oliver and a night marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots are among the two-dozen events in the sixth season for Twenty Summers.


Walker sparks late rally, Hornets beat Boston 124-117

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 124-117 Saturday night.


Celtics’ Jayson Tatum being evaluated after landing on his back vs. Hornets

The Boston Celtics have been hit by injury woes recently. Centers Al Horford, Aron Baynes, and Robert Williams are currently dealing with injuries that could sideline them for a couple more games. Now, forward Jayson Tatum is closely being monitored after a hard fall during the team’s 124-117 loss t


Highlights from the Bruins' 7-3 win against the Panthers

IN BRIEF: The Bruins clinched a playoff spot with the help of a five-goal barrage in the second period, including Chara's 200th career goal, and earned a road win over the Panthers.


Harris Park Landscape Plan Community Meeting

The empty lot by the East Somerville Stop & Shop that was once Harris Park is set to be transformed into a new community green space. Join your neighbors and City staff at the Harris Park Community Meeting on April 3 to discuss the landscape plan for the renovation. The meeting will cover landscape


Sixers’ Six-Game Winning Streak Ends In Heartbreak

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give the Atlanta Hawks a 129-127 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The loss ended the 76ers’ six-game winning streak.


Undercover officer used to bust Malden smoke shop allegedly selling marijuana under ‘gift’ premise

A Malden smoke and vape shop was allegedly selling marijuana, stating that it was a “gift,” according to the city’s police department. Now, that Boston Smoke Shop location is closed, according to The Boston Globe, and police said two people that worked there could face criminal charges.


NHL Playoff Picture 2019: Latest Stanley Cup Bracket, Odds and Picks

The NHL regular season is winding down as all 31 teams each have less than 10 games remaining before the playoffs begin on April 9. Three teams (the Tampa Bay Lightning, Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks) have clinched its playoff berths, with Tampa Bay already winning the Presidents' Trophy awarde


A Watertown Colonial Sold This Week

$540,000 – 118 Rutland St., 9 room, 3 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, Colonial single-family home.


Sale on deal with Boston: 'I want to be here'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The first standing ovation Chris Sale received in 2019 was not from a packed house at Fenway Park. Instead, it came from a clubhouse full of appreciative teammates who were thrilled that their ace had just formalized a five-year, $145-million extension that should keep him with t


Council Wants Landlords to Help New Residents Vote

Boston City Councilors are considering a new ordinance that would legally require landlords to give their new tenants the paperwork to vote in Boston. Councilors Michelle Wu and Josh Zakim proposed the new ordinance at the regular city council meeting this week.


Landry The Creative Problem Solver Reading Needs

On Tuesday, April 2nd , we are proudly voting for Anne Landry to join the Reading Select Board. Anne is uniquely qualified and has consistently demonstrated her dedication to Reading over the last few years. She has served over four years on the Finance Committee and Town Meeting, and volunteers for