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Body found in Charles River

Massachusetts State Police fished a body out of the Charles River on Thursday morning.The Marine Unit was called in to the area near the Fielder Footbridge at about 10 a.m.,according to Channel 5.Check back with Metro Boston for more on this developing story.

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 9:33pm

First Night 2016 road closures planned

First Night will bring an influx of people to Boston Thursday night for New Year's Eve festivities, making parking a tricky endeavor.The follow streets will be temporarily closed off:Boylston St., from Exeter St. to Tremont St., 5-8 p.m.Charles St., from Park Plaza to Beacon St., 5-8 p.m.Dartmouth...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:50pm

MBTA police seek skateboard-toting sex assault suspect

The MBTA Police are looking for a man they say indecently assaulted a woman at Park Street Station.Police on Tuesday identified a man they say assaulted a female passenger after following her from the Red Line to a Green Line platform at Park Street Station on Dec. 14.The suspect was described as a...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:18pm

Here's the MBTA schedule for First Night, New Year's Day

If you plan to ring in the New Year in town for First Night, be sure to check out the MBTA schedule.First and foremost, the T will stop collecting fares at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.The subway lines will all run on a modified weekday schedule on New Year’s Eve, and will run on Sunday schedules on...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 9:21pm

Top 5 Boston beer stories of 2015

This past year was a wash in beer. Sort of. Here are five of the best beer and brewery stories we poured out in 20151.Free beer in Boston is tricky businessFree beer!It’s an enticing draw for potential customers and good times-seeking Bostonians, especially in a city where bar tabs are notoriously...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

Hundreds of flights at Logan Airport affected by storm

Flying in and out of Logan Airport is shaping up to be a daunting endeavor due to Tuesday’s storm.Hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed due to the massive storm that is headed towards the East Coast.Travelers are being asked to call ahead and check with airlines to confirm their flight...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:24pm

Wintry mix causes spinouts in Boston area

The Boston area saw the season's first realglimpse of winter on Tuesday morning, with a nasty mix of snow, sleet, frozen rain and slush accumulating just in time for the morning commute.With temperatures above freezing, fog also became a factor for those headed to work.The National Weather Service...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:38pm

Man arraigned in police standoff that ended in fire

An Everett man accused of setting a fire during a police standoff last week was arraigned for assault with a dangerous weapon, among other charges, prosecutors said.Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced on Monday thatMark Lavoine, 53, was additionally arraigned in Malden District Court...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 2:31am

PSA shows how to survive an active shooter situation

The Framingham Police are running an educational PSA on how to survive an active shooter event.“It may feel like another day at the office,” the PSA, "RUN. HIDE. FIGHT," starts. “But occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality.”While the authorities are working to protect us, the...

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 11:23pm

Boston could see season's first snowfall this week

The National Weather Service says that winter has finally decided to show up in the Northeast.They have issued a winter weather advisory from Monday night into Tuesday afternoon, predicting a nasty mix of rain, sleet and snow totaling between 1 and 3 inches. This might make for a tough morning...

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 9:20pm

Allston/Brighton, Dorchester see the most rodent, pest problems since 2011

The Allston/Brighton area is affectionately and bitterly known as “Rat City” for a reason.“I moved here [to Allston] in 2009, and at first I couldn’t tell if my friends were serious about the ‘Rat City’ title,” Peter Hollis, 22, said. “It didn’t take too long for me to see how serious they were....

Friday, December 25, 2015 - 1:15am

Tufts, Boston Medical Center workers to get $15 minimum wage

Workers at two major hospitals in Boston will ring in the new year with higher pay, according to their union.Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center both agreed to pay their employees $15 an hour in 2016, the United Healthcare Workers Union said."It’s great to see 1199 SEIU caregivers and...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 2:43am

Two men fished out of Fort Point Channel

Two men were fished out of the Fort Point Channel near the Broadway Bridge in Southie on Wednesday morning.Police, firefighters and EMS rescued two men from the channel at about 11 a.m.. Authorities found the two men in the water and provided ladders for them to climb up. EMS checked the pair out...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 1:53am

T police looking for Oak Grove bike thief

The MBTA Police on Wednesday released a picture of a man who they believe stole a bike from the Oak Grove Station on Nov. 15.Police said that the bike had a green frame with orange rims and a set of white tires. It is valued at $15,000. Police said the suspect broke the cable lock and took off.He...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:38pm

MBTA posts Christmas travel schedule

The T released its holiday transit schedule Wednesday.Subway, Commuter Rail and bus lines will run on a regular weekday schedule on Christmas Eve.On Christmas Day,subways will run on a Sunday schedule as will Commuter Rail lines, which means there won’t be service on the Needham Line.The RIDE will...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 9:15pm

Tufts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts to merge in 2016

Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are on the verge of a merge according to TuftsNow.The board of trustees for two sides have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines the transition that will make Tufts one of the only universities in the country with an...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 2:45am

Dot robbery suspected arrested: cops

Boston Police busted a man for his alleged role in a street robbery in Dorchester.Police responded to Bellevue and Quincy streets at about 2 a.m. Monday for a report of an assault and battery in progress.Dispatchers told police that five armed robbery suspects had fled the area. The victim told...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:51pm

Blind Brighton woman sings melodies of a patient and performer

Michelle Abadia sits at Harvard Station early each morning that her T performer permit allows, strumming her guitar and singing to an audience she cannot see.“Music was my passion from an early age. I don’t have a memory without it,” Abadia said. “I am told that I was helping tune the piano when I...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 3:30pm

Lakeville mother wanted on kidnapping charges

Police in Lakeville are looking for a mother who allegedly took off with her two minor sons at about 6:55 p.m. on Dec. 20.Valerie McGrath, 46, had taken her 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter for the day with the father’s permission. The father had been granted sole custody of the children and...

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 11:26pm

Mayor Walsh declares Dec. 18 Street Dogs Day

Every dog has his day. EvenStreet Dogs.Mayor Marty Walsh declared Friday, Dec. 18 TheStreet Dogs Day, showing some love to Dorchester’s blue collar stalwart punk rock band.The Street Dogs have been kicking out thejams for over a decade.MayorWalsh called them “one of Boston’s best punk bands” in a...

Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 12:24am