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FIRST ALERT: Major Winter Storm Could Drop 1-2 Feet of Snow in Some Areas

New England’s first major winter storm of 2019 is on the way this weekend. The storm begins Saturday night, after dinner, with snow spreading in from west to east. The heaviest snow of the entire storm for southern New England will fall late Saturday night until dawn on Sunday.


OP-ED: Blow Me Down! Popeye turns 90!

The following piece was written by Watertown resident and Popeye aficionado Fred Grandinetti:. On January 17, 1929 Olive Oyl’s brother Castor was looking for a mariner to run his ship. He came across a pipe smoking swab and asked “Are you a sailor?” The reply was “Ja think I’m a cowboy?” and Popeye


Suspect Arrested After Sand Truck Stolen in Newton

A suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing a sander in Newton, Massachusetts. Police say a town worker was inside a restaurant on Auburn Street when his sand truck was stolen Friday morning.


Newton Feels Impact Of Government Shutdown: Mayor

NEWTON, MA — As the partial Federal government shutdown heads toward day 30, people in Newton are starting to feel it - from veterans to a school committee member who works for the government, to anyone who receives SNAP benefits.


Hawk breaks into thrift store

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.


SQZ Biotech comes to Arsenal Yards

Boston-based real estate developer Boylston Properties announced Wednesday that cell therapy company SQZ Biotech is coming to Arsenal Yards. SQZ Biotech recently completed a $72 million Series C and expanded a clinical and commercial development collaboration with Roche. The young life science compa


Warnings, watches issued in Massachusetts ahead of major snowstorm

BOSTON (WHDH) - Winter storm warnings and watches have been posted across Massachusetts ahead a massive snowstorm that could dump up to two feet of snow in some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Central Middlesex, Eastern Essex, Eastern Franklin, Eastern Hamps


Two Watertown Musicians Playing in Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Opera ‘La Boheme’

The following announcement was provided by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra:. Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), internationally recognized youth musical organization, will bring to life a full opera once again! Two musicians from Watertown will be part of this year’s performance.


Get Out Your Skates, Watertown’s Outdoor Ice Rink is Open

Watertown’s outdoor skating rink has opened for the winter and has already been popular with residents young and old. The ice rink is located at Casey Park, on Watertown Street south of the Charles River. Recreation Director Peter Centola announced that the rink is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., unles


Member of Massachusetts State Police most wanted list captured in Miami

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A man on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted Fugitives list was captured in Miami Friday morning. 50 year old Kevin Hamel was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. The address where he was arrested was provided by Massachusetts State Poli


VIDEO: Clips of the Week: Brookline's own Tom Brady is pretty good

Talking Patriots vs. Chiefs, AFC Championship preview, Pats vs Chargers wipeout, Brookline's own Tom Brady is pretty good, Celtics and so much more. Also, tune to Dirty Water TV every Friday night 9:30-10:30 p.m., as GS Live! broadcasts live from The Greatest Bar, steps from the Boston Garden. See t


North Indian cuisine comes to Belmont

Spice Delight, featuring North Indian cuisine, is now officially open under the leadership of owner Rusty Gill and his business partners Rahul Bagga, Raghubir Singh, and Tony Padam. The restaurant is located at 63 Concord Ave., occupying the space where Chinese restaurant Golden Garden closed in lat


Watertown High wrestling team pins Newton South

The Watertown High wrestling team came up with a very impressive victory over a Division 1 squad when it came back from Newton South 46-32 winners on Wednesday night. "That's a quality program with some very good wrestlers that we beat," Watertown coach Kevin Russo said. "They have some of the best


3 Things To Do In Waltham For MLK Day

WALTHAM, MA — If you're looking for a way to spend MLK Day, there are a number of events happening around the Watch City in honor of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a little guide to get you started.


Framingham man crashes in Natick, flees while car still moving

NATICK – A Framingham man left his car in drive as he ran from a crash into a light pole on Tuesday, police said. Police arrested Corey Fitzgerald, 26, at a nearby home after the 7:07 p.m. crash on South Avenue, police spokeswoman Lt. Cara Rossi said Wednesday.


Potential race for the Belmont selectman seat

Joanna Tzouvelis jtzouvelis@wickedlocal.com @citizenherald — Once the news of Mark Paolillo not running for re-election to a fourth term on the Board of Selectmen broke, within a few days two prospective candidates pulled papers for the seat. Town Meeting member Jessie Bennett pulled papers Jan. 9 a


BOYS HOCKEY: BC High gets the early jump, coasts past Catholic Memorial

BRIGHTON — BC High’s offense doesn’t need much space, or time for that matter to display the firepower it possesses. And the Eagles’ offense delivered once again last night, dictating play from the opening whistle in a Catholic Conference showdown with Catholic Memorial.


On MLK Day, events to salute the man, celebrate his legacy

How will the region honor the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., gone now for more than a half-century?. Some will salute the man for his sense of purpose and leadership, his magnetic charisma, and his mesmerizing oratorical prowess. But most will celebrate the vision and ideals for America


No Players Listed On Patriots AFC Championship Game Injury Report

BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots are a healthy bunch heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship Game in Kansas City. And so are the Chiefs, for that matter. Friday’s injury reports may as well be “healthy” reports. Between the two teams, there is just one player listed on their respective injury reports: Kan


Paper wants secret affidavit in teen shooting made public

LAWRENCE — An attorney for The Eagle-Tribune filed a motion to unseal an investigator's report from a High Street incident last week in which a girl, age 16, was shot in the head.