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Boston Globe Red Sox reporter Nick Cafardo dies after suffering apparent embolism at spring training

Long-time Boston Globe columnist Nick Cafardo died Thursday at the Red Sox spring training facility after suffering an apparent embolism, the newspaper announced. Cafardo, 62, worked for the Globe since 1989 and was at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, as part of The Globe’s Red Sox coverage. Acc


Programs at the Westwood Library

Saturday Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes and more fun at this all ages family storytime!. Technology Help Drop-In: 6 p.m. Come to the Information Desk on the second floor between 6 and 8 p.m. for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything el


Teachers Behaving Badly: Here's why hundreds of Massachusetts' teachers have lost their licenses

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Teachers are usually the ones disciplining students, but what happens when a teacher misbehaves?. The 22News I-Team requested reports on teacher misconduct from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESI, and discovered they're currently investigating 3


Westwood Police Logs: Feb. 12-18

The following are excerpts from the Westwood Police log from Feb. 12-18. The log is public record. 1:10 a.m.: An officer conducting stationary traffic enforcement at Washington and Wentworth streets noticed a vehicle drifting over the double line. The vehicle was pulled over; the driver said they we


Massachusetts Gas Explosions Cost Utility More Than $1B

BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion. NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property


Westwood students finish in top 10 at foundation's InvestWrite Competition

Westwood students Julia Drainville and Grace Meurer finished first and ninth in the elementary school category of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s annual InvestWrite Competition, and were surprised & honored at the Paul Hanlon Elementary School on Feb. 15.


Boston cop wounded when traffic stop turns into gun fight

A Boston cop was shot multiple times when a traffic stop turned into a gun fight early Friday – before the suspect was found dead, police officials said. The officer, who was not immediately identified, was shot several times in the upper torso but was expected to survive, Boston Police Commissioner


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Dedham Police Looking For Card Skimming Suspect

DEDHAM, MA — Police are looking for a suspect they said stole someone's credit card information and used the stolen information to make a fake card and shop at Legacy Place. On February, the suspect rather than physically taking the person's card, used a card skimming device, according to police. Sk


Boston officer wounded in shooting; suspect dead

BOSTON (WWLP-WBTS) - A Boston police officer was wounded in a shooting early Friday morning, and the suspected gunman is dead. NBC Boston reports that the officer was taken to a nearby hospital, following the early morning shooting on Allerton Street in the Roxbury neighborhood of the city.


ONTARIO: Steak thief on the loose in Norfolk County

A family in Norfolk County was left wondering where’s the beef after they were allegedly robbed of their steaks on Tuesday afternoon. Norfolk County OPP say they responded to a call of stolen steaks just before 12:30 p.m. at a home in Houghton.


H.S. GIRLS' HOCKEY: Foxboro-Mansfield snuffed out by powerhouse Westwood

WALPOLE -- His team playing its second game in as many days and being held scoreless and limited to five shots on goal during the first period of play Thursday at the Rodman Arena, Roy Bain, the coach of the Foxboro-Mansfield girls' hockey team, was wondering.


Dedham Detective-Do you know where this is?

Send your name and location of the subject in the photo, along with your name and contact information, to Dedham Detective, dedham@wickedlocal.com. A sign between the Dedham Community House and the community pool on Ames Street.


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


Waltham police officer taken to hospital after shooting self with service weapon, police say

A Waltham police officer who accidentally discharged her service weapon was taken to the hospital for medical treatment Thursday morning, police said. The gun went off at 7:18 a.m. outside of a School Avenue address, Waltham police wrote in a statement.


The First Ever Dunkin’ Donuts Is Still Around In Massachusetts And It’s Deliciously Retro

If Massachusetts had state colors, they might very well be orange and pink. That’s because the legendary doughnut and coffee chain Dunkin’ Donuts (now known simply as Dunkin’) is ubiquitous in the Bay State. But did you know that the very first Dunks actually opened in Quincy?


Construction Crews Save Man Who Jumped Off Quincy, Mass. Bridge

Firefighters say construction workers happened to be in the right place at the right time when a man jumped over a Quincy, Massachusetts bridge and into chilly waters. Fire officials said construction workers were working on the Fore River Bridge when they spotted a man who got out of a car and jump


Eat your way through Jamaica Plain at these 10 neighborhood restaurants

Think of Jamaica Plain, and you might envision young families pushing strollers around Jamaica Pond, lively barber shops lined up one after another on Washington Street, and the terrifying endeavor that is driving along the winding Jamaicaway. But it’s also a hodgepodge of global cuisine, a tight-kn


Police Seek Missing 21-Year-Old Arlington Man

Police are asking for the public to help find a man who was last seen Thursday morning in Boston. Authorities say 21-year-old Nyal Coiley of Arlington, Massachusetts, was last seen in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester.


Climbing out of addiction -- Easton woman uses rock wall at Randolph gym

RANDOLPH — There are two crucial lessons, opposing and interconnected, that all rock climbers learn pretty quickly. The first is that you can beat your limits. You can always keep climbing. You can surprise yourself in the most fulfilling and wonderful ways.