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Significant traffic disruptions expected as MassDOT tackles Tobin Bridge

Commuters of the Commonwealth be warned: The Tobin Bridge is about to undergo its first large-scale repair project since the 1970s.  The MassDOT announced the start of a rehabilitation project of the surface of the Tobin Bridge which will require northbound lane closures starting on April...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 3:31pm

Charlestown man faces 10 counts of aggravated rape, held without bail

The Charlestown man accused of kidnapping and raping an inebriated woman he allegedly held captive was ordered held without bail after he pleaded not guilty to ten counts of aggravated rape in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday.  Victor Pena, 38, allegedly abducted a 23-year-old woman from a...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 3:21pm

Heavy rains, winds, snow heading towards New England followed by cold temps

It may be Spring on the calendar but a powerful storm system heading up the East Coast will make the Boston area feel like winter once again. In yet another example of New England weather patterns, the long-awaited pleasantries of a warm, sunny day will give way to heavy rain, snow, and wind due...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 2:37pm

Multiple service member monuments defaced with oil in South Boston and Mattapan

The Boston Police are investigating two separate instances of defaced monuments for fallen soldiers and police officers in South Boston and Mattapan.  BPD is imploring the public to help find whoever poured oil on monuments dedicated to fallen Boston Police officers, veterans of the Civil War...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:20pm

South Boston man sought by Waltham Police charged with assault and battery, witness intimidation

The Waltham Police Department announced that the man wanted in connection to an assault and battery turned himself in on Tuesday following a manhunt and warnings of an "armed and dangerous suspect" on the loose on Monday.  Waltham Police charged Darren Dyette, 29, of South Boston, with...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:08pm

Bridge closures, major detours begin March 22 for Green Line extension into Somerville, Medford

The first of three bridge closures is approaching as plans to extend the Green Line into Somerville and Medford rolls into action.  The MassDOT announced that the Broadway Bridge between Ball Square and Magoun Square along the Somerville/Medford border will close on March 22, and is expected...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 1:09pm

Waltham Police seek 'armed and dangerous' suspect Darren Dyette

Waltham Police are looking for a man considered armed and dangerous.  According to their official Facebook page, “Waltham Police are currently attempting to locate Darren Dyette, wanted for an assault that occurred on Fourth Ave (Monday) in the early morning hours.”  CBS Boston reported...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:20pm

19th anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist Monday

Monday marks the anniversary of perhaps the greatest art heist in American history.  On March 18, 1990, thieves dressed as cops broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made off with 13 works of art valued at about $500m. Authorities are still stumped as to who-done-it.  The...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4:51pm

Buses replace Blue Line service following Eastie inferno

MBTA officials say the Blue Line service is still shut down due to Friday's massive fire in East Boston. Buses will shuttle outbound commuters between Airport and Wonderland Stations for the time being, while construction crews clean up damage and demolition debris from the 9-alarm fire which...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:03pm

Bar owners and police talk nightlife safety following two Boston abductions

Boston Police officials met with bar owners and club managers to discuss boosting security measures for nightlife in town after two young women were recently abducted, one of whom was murdered, after leaving Boston bars in two separate instances.  “There are predators out there," Boston...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 3:09pm

Louis Coleman is arraigned in Boston federal court for the charge of kidnapping resulting in the death of Jassy Correia

The Providence man accused of kidnapping, murdering, and stuffing a young Dorchester mother's body in the trunk of a car was arraigned in federal court in Boston on Monday.  Louis D. Coleman III, 32, was apprehended on I-95 in Delaware just hours after authorities identified him as the...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:10pm

UPDATE: Louis Coleman, facing charges in the kidnapping death of Jassy Correia, to appear in federal court Monday.

Louis Coleman is due in federal court in Boston at 2 p.m according the CBS Boston. No cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.  The Providence man accused of abducting and murdering a Lynn mother is facing federal kidnapping charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Louis D....

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:02pm

Lawrence man attempts to strangle a woman in Market Basket parking lot during botched abduction attempt: police

A Lawrence man is set to face a judge in Lawrence District Court on Monday following a brazen attack on a woman during a botched abduction attempt in a Methuen Market Basket parking lot on Friday evening. According to Metheun Police, a witness came to the aid of woman who was in the midst of...

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:06pm

Biggest winter storm of '19 expected Sunday into Monday

Experts predict the biggest storm of the year to strike Sunday night and into Monday morning.  The Bay State is in line for the brunt of the worst of a winter storm that will drop between 5 to 8 inches of snow overnight. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning from 7 p.m....

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:54pm

Advocates demand external review of sexual assault complaints against Harvard professor

Students, alumni, advocates and survivors converged upon the gates of Harvard University, demanding the university address demands for an external investigation into decades worth of sexual harassment claims made against Government Professor Jorge Dominguez.  The Chronicle of Higher Education...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:48pm

High winds to subside as wintry mix expected to arrive midweek

The month of February is expected to go out in a miserable wintery mix resulting in a cold, snowy fury.  The weekend’s wild winds, which left around 68,000 customers without power on Monday, will have died down by Tuesday evening.  The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:18pm

Bay State billionaire busted in prostitution, human trafficking sting along Pats owner Robert Kraft

A Greater Boston Area-based billionaire joins a list of wicked wealthy figures who allegedly frequented the same Florida massage parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is said to have solicited prostitutes.  J.W. Childs Associates founder John Childs, 77, is wanted for...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:51pm

Salem marijuana shop hits snag with recreational sales

Alternative Therapies Group in Salem - the third recreational dispensary to open in Massachusetts - announced last week that it was temporarily out of stock, and would only service card-carrying medical marijuana patients for the time being. Even those who already scheduled appointments for a...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:32pm

NFL champion team owner Robert Kraft charged in police sting with soliciting prostitute

(Reuters) - Robert Kraft, the owner of the NFL Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, was charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute in Jupiter, Florida, in a police sting on a massage parlor, police said on Friday. Kraft, 77, is among more than two dozen people charged, police said at a...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:19pm

Lyft unveils 'Nearby Transit' feature with maps and schedules for T routes

Lyft is introducing 'Nearby Transit' which connects Lyft riders directly with MBTA transit routes and schedules within the rideshare app.  Boston joins six cities across the country to have the feature from Lyft, which will allow users to survey the quickest routes to any given place. ...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:14pm