Michael Naughton

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Bon Appetitt: Boston area has some of best new restaurants in nation

RIbelle chefs at work.Credit: Derek Kouyoumjian, MetroBoston's food scene is exploding, but we here already knew that.If there was any doubt left, Bon Appetit's latest list should help get rid of it.Greater Boston is home to four of the food magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:34 PM

Andover police seize heroin, gun, cash in drug raid

The cash, heroin and gun seized by Andover police following a drug raid.Credit: Andover policeThree people were arrested and more than 130 grams of heroin was seized during a raid on an alleged drug ring in Andover on Wednesday morning. Andover police said the raid of the home followed an...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:02 PM

Female Somerville teacher pleads not guilty to sex with 13-year-old

Alexandra Romanos, 41, a Somerville teacher, pleads not guilty in court after being indicted for allegedly having a relationship with a 13-year-old.Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki, MetroA Somerville teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old was released on bail Wednesday and...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:45 PM

Cambridge police to conduct gunfire ShotSpotter testing tonight

A Cambridge police cruiser.Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro file photoCambridge Police are alerting residents that the department will be using gunfire sounds to test the city's ShotSpotter system Tuesday night. Police said the department will conduct "live-fire gunshot training" on Tuesday...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:46 PM

Cops issue warning after woman in South Boston is indecently assaulted

Boston Police.Credit: File photoBoston police have issued a warning to South Boston residents after a woman walking alone was indecently assaulted. Officers were called to W. 2nd Street between D and E streets at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday where the woman said a man grabbed and groped her from behind...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:26 PM

Robin Williams tributes grow at 'Good Will Hunting' bench in Boston

On a beautiful summer day in the otherwise bustling Boston Public Garden, a crowd of mourners gathered on Tuesday at the bench in the park where Robin Williams filmed a scene for "Good Will Hunting."They stood silently and watched as some wrote quotes or personal messages in chalk and as others...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:10 PM

A year after Whitey Bulger verdict, appeal still ongoing

A 1983 mugshot of Whitey Bulger taken at the Boston office of the FBI.Credit: US Attorney's officeA year ago Tuesday James "Whitey" Bulger was convicted of killing, extorting and money laundering.But while one of Boston's most notorious crime figures was sent off to prison for the rest of his life...

Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:39 PM

Somerville teacher indicted for alleged sexual relationship with teen

The Somerville teacher was arrested in July. She will be in court on Wednesday.Credit: Metro file photoA female Somerville school teacher will be arraigned in court on Wednesday after being indicted by a grand jury for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old. Alexandra Romanos,...

Monday, August 11, 2014, 9:27 PM

State's public universities see increase in donations

UMass Dartmouth.Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki, Metro file photoThe University of Massachusetts system and the state's public universities have nearly doubled their donations in recent years after a concerted effort.. The five UMass schools and the nine state universities nearly doubled their annual...

Monday, August 11, 2014, 4:43 PM

Cops: Men attacked taxi driver, left ID cards behind

(Credit: Getty Images)A pair of men were arrested for allegedly beating a taxi driver after they left behind identification cards that helped police track them down. Christopher LaFrance, 25, of Arlington and Jacob Shaps, 24, of Boston, are expected to be arraigned in court Monday on charges of...

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 8:10 PM

Man dies in three-alarm Revere fire

A resident of a Revere apartment building was killed in a fast-moving fire that severely damaged the structure late Saturday night. A 64-year-old man died in the fire, according to the Suffolk district attorney's office, which did not release his identity.The three-alarm fire broke out about 8:45 p...

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 5:56 PM

Cops seek ID of suspect after indecent assault on Esplanade

State police are hoping to identify this man.Credit: Massachusetts State PolicePolice are turning to the public to help them identify and track down a man who allegedly indecently assaulted a 22-year-old woman as she walked along the Esplanade. State police and the Suffolk district attorney's...

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 5:06 PM

Cambridge doubles evening parking rates in Central Square

Parked cars.Credit: Getty ImagesIf you have evening plans in Central Square and need to park, get ready to pay up.Citing increased activity in Central Square as well as increased difficulty finding a parking space, city officials in Cambridge have doubled the nightly parking rates in the...

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:21 PM

Protesting Market Basket workers flood AG's office with calls

Thousands of Market Basket employees and customers rally on August 5 in Tewksbury.Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki, MetroProtesting Market Basket workers have flooded the attorney general's office with calls as the company has reportedly moved to cut all hours to part-time workers effective Sunday. More...

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:24 PM

Charges dismissed for Topsfield couple accused in marijuana grow op

The evidence seized during the alleged marijuana grow operation in Topsfield.Credit: Topsfield policeLani Soo Aldrich and her boyfriend Robert Whittingtonwere hauled away to jail in January, accused by police of building and maintaining a "highly sophisticated" marijuana grow operation and having...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 8:27 PM

Riptide warning for Massachusetts beaches as Bertha passes by

Revere Beach.Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/MetroOfficials are warning beach-goers of possible strong riptide currents as the impact of Tropical Storm Bertha makes its way toward Massachusetts. The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of the high risk of riptide currents at some Massachusetts...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:13 PM

Today is Godsmack Day in Boston

Godsmack.Credit: HandoutThe day is yours, local Godsmack fans. Mayor Marty Walsh will proclaim August 6, 2014, as Godsmack Day in Boston. The event is scheduled to take place at the Newbury Comics in Quincy Market Wednesday afternoon, according to Walsh's schedule.The Lawrence band has a new album...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 2:45 PM

Former Endicott College student pleads guilty to random attacks

The man plead guilty. (metro file photo)A former Endicott College student pleaded guilty to a series of random attacks on campus earlier this year. Dillon Destefano, 20, a former sophomore student, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault and...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:44 PM

Framingham State ex-employee allegedly stole to fund drug habit

A former Framingham State University employee faces charges.Credit: Metro file photoA former Framingham State University employee was arrested on Tuesday on charges that he allegedly stole more than $100,000 from the school to fund his cocaine habit. Robert Walmsley, 34, of Brockton, was due to be...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8:40 PM

Photos: Market Basket workers rally, don't fear for jobs

They brought lawn chairs, tents, beach balls and signs and stayed out on the heat for hours chanting "Bring back Artie T." Thousands of Market Basket employees and customers held another large rally on Tuesday in front of a store in Tewksbury. The protests began about three weeks ago when workers...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:27 PM