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Toilet seat scam and vehicle break-ins: Watertown police log

10:29 a.m.: Police received a report of vandalism at Hamilton Place on Main Street. Security footage showed a man kicking and shattering a glass panel on an exterior door. Police identified the 22-year-old man from Marshfield, who was staying with a resident, and issued a summons for vandalism.


Video: Tow Truck Driver Helped Man in Wheelchair Inside Boston Tunnel

Footage from the Prudential Tunnel shows the driver stopped traffic on the busy highway. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee!


Man arrested on drug trafficking charges in Mattapan

A Mattapan man was arrested on drug trafficking charges after sending police on a foot chase when they tried to execute a search warrant Monday morning, officials said. Roberto Polanco, 37, was arrested at 10 a.m. near 14 Rockingham Road after police chased him around the block when they tried to ex


Former state trooper sentenced to prison in overtime scandal

BOSTON — A second trooper convicted in the state police overtime scandal uncovered by 5 Investigates was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. Retired trooper Gregory Raftery, the worst overtime offender charged so far, was sentenced to three months in federal prison for collecting $51,337 in pay f


Boston police arrest 2 Dorchester men Monday for illegally owning guns

Two Dorchester men were arrested Monday in two separate incidents after police found them with illegally owned guns, officials said. Christian Kavanaugh, 18, is facing multiple charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and poss


Watertown Native Brian Munger Returning to Perform His Music Live

Brian Munger was born and raised in Watertown, and went on to be a musician who opened for some big name groups. He will be back in town to perform live on April 5, 2019. Munger always says,”I was born in the East but raised in West Watertown.”


Man Running First Boston Marathon To Honor Brother Fighting Colon Cancer

BOSTON (CBS) – Brendan Beauregard has never been a long distance runner, but that isn’t holding him back from running the Boston Marathon in honor of his older brother. “He’s trying to fight for his life, trying to live on so it’s what I want to do and I just think about that whenever I hit a tough


New Treasurer/Collector Has Extensive Financial Management Background

Jennifer G. Gonzalez has been appointed as Watertown’s next Treasurer/Collector by Town Manager Michael Driscoll. “With Ms. Gonzalez’s extensive experience and educational background, she will be able to greatly assist the (Town) Administration by enhancing the Treasurer/Collector’s office delivery,


What's Happening To Brookline Hills T Station, What To Know

BROOKLINE, MA — The Brookline Hills T station is about to get a makeover. As the town works on a $150 million high school expansion project, plans have put the school over the MBTA tracks. As part of the deal that allowed the town to use the MBTA's air rights, the T asked the town to help update the


Credit card caper ends at the mall

Every day, police officers respond to reports of all sorts of events and nonevents, most of which never make the news. Here is a sampling of lesser-known — but no less noteworthy — incidents from police log books (a.k.a. blotters) in our suburbs.


Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward throws down dunk jumping from same spot he got injured last year (video)

Boston Celtics wing Gordon Hayward would be excused if the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland made him a little nervous. After all, it was at the Cavaliers’ arena in last year’s season opener that Hayward went up for an alley-oop dunk five minutes into the game and came down awkwardly, fracturing his


Program Supports Boston Veterans' Career Dreams

It's no secret that veterans returning from duty can have a hard time adjusting to civilian life. Finding a job can be even more trying, but now, a new program in Boston is providing veterans with a solid support system.


Newton Doctor Accused Of Sexual Assault By Nurse

NEWTON, MA — A nurse is suing a Newton doctor, who recently settled with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the AG for medicare fraud, for sexually assaulting her while on the job. The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges Dr. Hooshang Poor came up behind a nurse at a Canton nursing home in 2016 and touched he


Bill would bring back rent control in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Rent control may be back on the table in Massachusetts. A group of lawmakers is filing a bill that would allow cities and towns to put a cap on what landlords can charge tenants.


State legislators looking to pass bill that would ban child marriages

BOSTON (WWLP) - For the second time, a bill that would ban underaged marriage is making its way through the legislature, and the bill's sponsors are using real-life examples to show that the problem still exists.


Is This Market Basket Haunted? Ghost Sighting at Wilmington Market Basket Goes Viral

A ghost-sighting at Massachusetts Market Basket has created a stir as customers keep a lookout for the Victorian-era specter in the frozen food aisle. The grocery store in Wilmington was drawn into the spotlight this month after one of its employees posted about her ghost sighting in a local Faceboo


Boston Remembers 2 Firefighters Killed 5 Years Ago In Back Bay Fire

WORCESTER (CBS) – Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of a 9-alarm Back Bay that claimed the lives of two Boston firefighters. Lt. Ed Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy died on March 26, 2014. They were killed while battling a wind-whipped fire on Beacon Street.


Police search for suspect, possible victim in hotel shooting

NATICK, Mass. – Massachusetts State Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting at a hotel in suburban Boston. Police say they initially responded to a reported "active shooter" situation at the Crown Plaza in Natick around 3 a.m. Tuesday.


Boston DA Rachael Rollins Releases Policy Memo

Boston, MA– Yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’s office released a 65-page policy memo outlining her approach to criminal justice in the district which includes Boston.


9 Somerville Arrests Last Week: OUI, Drugs, Resisting Arrest

SOMERVILLE, MA – The following are excerpts from the Somerville police log from March 18-24. An arrest does not imply a conviction. Click this link to find out how to get a name removed from a Massachusetts Patch police report.