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Taunton woman, 26, arrested for prostitution in police sting

TAUNTON -- A Taunton woman was arrested on charges of prostitution on Saturday night after Taunton Police Department detectives conducted a sting operation, according to a police report. Deirdre Love Avellar, 26, of 154 Walpole St. was arrested and charged by police with sexual conduct for a fee aft

TAUNTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-20 20:02:20

Taunton man arrested for trafficking fentanyl while two die from drug overdoses during same police shift

TAUNTON -- A 32-year-old Taunton man was arrested on Nov. 14 after police found 38 grams of fentanyl in his car. Police charged Shemroy Williams of 169 School St. with trafficking fentanyl after an officer found him performing a sex act in his parked car in a parking lot at 129 Washington St., accor

TAUNTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-20 18:41:55

Harvard Pilgrim mini grants to help Taunton area organizations

WELLESLEY - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced that several local programs have received grants from the Foundation's Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. The Berkley Community School was awarded $500 from The funds will be used to support K-12 art, music, and library programs

TAUNTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-20 16:29:25

Taunton Chamber pushes for lower business tax rate

TAUNTON - The Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to attend Tuesday night's City Council meeting for a tax classification hearing to determine how to divvy up the tax burden between businesses and homeowners. "The chamber is advocating to lower the current commercial tax rate for businesses in

TAUNTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 19:09:41

Taunton church with ties to Puerto Rico ships out badly needed supplies

TAUNTON - Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, government-involved relief efforts have been hampered by extensive damage to roads, utility services and other aspects of the island's infrastructure. As a result, Angela Echevarria, evangelist at Taunton's Iglesia de Cristo Mis

TAUNTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 12:01:00

Grove Street Tavern on tap to open this month

TAUNTON - Two Taunton guys with full-time jobs have been investing a lot of their spare time fixing up an old neighborhood haunt that's been closed for more than a year. Brian Levesque and Paul Martin are now nearing completion of their Grove Street Tavern. The two friends said they paid $300,000 ea

TAUNTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-20 20:38:05

Lights, camera, action at Raynham Channel's open house

The Raynham Channel signed a 20-year lease at the former South School building nearly two years ago, and recently completed a full renovation of the top floor of the former elementary school to serve as their new headquarters. RAYNHAM - Kids sat in awe as they observed a python. Families grabbed som

ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-20 20:00:27

'The Thin Light of Freedom' is a Civil War history that explores the forging of modern America

Small towns throughout the Great Appalachian Valley changed hands many times during war, and as complicated a military picture as that presents, it represents an even more complicated political and social picture. The Thin Light of Freedom By Edward L. Ayers Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. 640 pp. No


Officials: No injuries in Holbrook house fire

A house was damaged, but its residents escaped injuries, after a fire started in an attached garage at the Holbrook home early Sunday evening, police and fire officials said. Suffolk County police said the fire on Center Street was reported in a 911 call at 4:47 p.m. Fire officials said firefighters

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 11:29:13

Tritec holds groundbreaking event for Ronkonkoma Hub

Elected officials joined business leaders and developers Monday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the $650 million Ronkonkoma Hub mixed-use project. More than 200 people attended the event under a heated tent on Mill Road and heard comments about the redevelopment from State Sen. John Flanagan, Suffo

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-20 20:19:22

Ronkonkoma Hub $600M development starts with groundbreaking

The first phase of the project near the Ronkonkoma LIRR station, LIE and Long Island MacArthur Airport is to include 489 residential units in six buildings. A developer broke ground on the Ronkonkoma Hub Monday, officially launching work on a $600 million project that will create apartments, stores,

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 20:56:00

LIRR: Buses replace trains from Riverhead to Ronkonkoma

Westbound trains on the Ronkonkoma branch will bypass Riverhead Monday morning because of a broken rail near the Riverhead station, the LIRR said in a notice to customers. "Riverhead customers will be accommodated by bus service to Ronkonkoma, for westbound train service to Penn," the Long Island Ra

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 10:14:49

LI dad dancing to Michael Jackson at concert is retired DJ

A video of John Lawless dancing at a Janet Jackson concert went viral, but his routine was already popular at Long Island weddings. John Lawless, 50, of Centereach, performing as Michael Jackson. Lawless became a viral sensation after he was caught on camera dancing at a Janet Jackson concert Nov.

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 17:40:37

Long Island breweries use leftover bagels to make beer and fight food waste

Larry Goldstein of Spider Bite Beer Co. used cinnamon raisin bagels for his beer. Photo Credit: Spider Bite Beer Co. We eat a lot of bagels on Long Island. Even so, lots of them are thrown away when they're no longer fresh - at least hundreds of pounds, every day. Kevin Breslawski knows this first

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 20:43:00

Centereach Fire Department brings cheer with shoebox-stuffed ambulance

It wasn't quite Santa's sleigh, but it was large, red and carried presents, so an ambulance was good enough for the Selden Fire Department, which took over Santa's duties last week and stuffed 100 shoeboxes with gifts for poor young children all over the world.Volunteers help fill a Centereach Fire

TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-11-20 18:00:52

Long Island News from the Long Island Press

Members of the Long Island business community and volunteers are hitting the gym, drinking raw eggs and running up stairs to the Rocky theme song as they train for this 14th annual boxing fundraiser for charity. Hilton Long Island, 598 Route 110, Melville. lifightforcharity.org $134-$250. 6 p.m. No

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2017-11-20 13:55:27

Altierus Career College and 20 other small colleges closing

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Twenty-one small colleges across the country are closing, and one campus is on the First Coast: Altierus Career College in Orange Park. This is one of a handful of small colleges that have closed its doors in our area. "I want to work in a chiropractors' office," Kiana Chambers


Teen critically injured and one man dead in NW Jax shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One person is dead and a teenager is in critical condition following an overnight shooting in northwest Jacksonville. Police arrived on scene at 12:45 a.m. Sunday to find a man dead and a 16-year-old girl in critical condition in the 10100 block of Melanie Avenue. The girl was

FIRST COAST NEWS - 2017-11-19 11:41:45

Man accused of breaking into trailer, killed ex-roommate

The News Herald reports 26-year-old Billy Herman Shaffer broke into the home while 48-year-old Matthew Kelley was at a convenience store early Saturday morning. Kelly was shot with his own shotgun when he returned home. An arrest report says Shaffer called police after the shooting. A neighbor told

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-11-20 12:23:35

1 dead, 16-year-old injured in College Park shooting

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in the College Park neighborhood. Around 12:45a.m., JSO responded to Melanie St. and Beam St. Upon arrival, they found a white man dead on the porch. A 16-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with life-thr

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-11-19 08:41:16