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Pete Frates 6 hours ago

Pete Frates, Whose Battle With ALS Inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies

Pete Frates, the inspiration for the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS, has died, according to his family. The Beverly native and former Boston College baseball star was diagnosed with the progressive disease, known both as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Lou Gherig’s disease, in 2012, when he was 27. He helped start the Ice Bucket Challenge two years later, and

  • Gordon Hayward 1 hour ago

    Celtics Forward Hayward Returns From Injury Against Cavaliers

    Celtics forward Gordon Hayward started Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers and scored 14 points, returning to the Boston lineup ahead of schedule in his return from a broken hand. Hayward received a loud ovation when he was introduced and got his first basket on a fast-break layup nearly halfway into the opening quarter. He also grabbed his first rebound…

  • Worcester Fire Department 1 hour ago

    Memorial Unveiled for Fallen Worcester Firefighter

    In an all too familiar scene, the Worcester community came together Monday night to remember a fallen firefighter. One year after the death of firefighter Christopher Roy, a bronze monument was unveiled in his honor at the Webster Square firehouse where he was based.  “What can we learn from Chris is to persevere in the face of tragedy and

  • Boston City Council 2 hours ago

    Mejia Wins City Council Race by 1 Vote After Recount

    A single vote has settled a contested Boston City Council seat, officials announced Monday night. Julia Mejia won the city’s fourth and final at-large seat, beating Alejandra St. Guillen in a tally of 22,492 votes to 22,491 votes. “I am so overwhelmed by today’s results,” Mejia said in a tweet Monday night. “Thank you to all 22,492 people who believed…

  • cambridge missing woman 9 hours ago

    Cambridge Police Searching for Missing Woman With Dementia

    Cambridge police are asking for the public’s help in their search for a missing woman who has dementia. Jeanine Wisniewski, 58, was last seen leaving a treatment center on Bow Street in Cambridge around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, police say. She was last seen wearing a gray pom pom winter hat and a long black jacket. Wisniewski has…

  • Patriots 5 hours ago

    Reasons for Optimism Following Sunday’s Patriots Debacle

    On a rainy, dreary Monday in which a shot at the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff picture is seemingly dead, not all hope is lost for the New England Patriots. Even had the team prevailed on Sunday against the Chiefs, they’d still be behind the 8-ball that is the Ravens (11-2), who went on the road and took…

  • NFL 12 hours ago

    Milford’s Kevin Pyne’s Quest to Reach the NFL

    Nineteen-year-old Kevin Pyne will enroll at Boston College next year and is hoping to reach the NFL after that, following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, his grandfather and his uncle. Pyne, who graduated high school in three years and was very focused on his academics, says he sees football as something bigger than sport. Kevin Walsh reports


    California Parent Charged in College Bribery Case Will Plead Guilty

    A California woman has agreed to plead guilty after authorities said she paid $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son’s behalf to help him graduate from Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, of Newport Beach, California, is the latest person to be charged in a sweeping college admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents. An agreement with…

  • utility pole repair 6 hours ago

    Fractured Utility Pole Teetering in Backyard Frustrates Dorchester Homeowner

    As the first snow of the season fell across the Boston area, Lindsay Crudele invited me to her Dorchester home to observe what she described
    as a “hideous tangle of bureaucracy” in her backyard. The eyesore is more commonly known as a utility pole, which had
    teetered precariously amidst wires and tree branches for weeks.

  • Fake EMT 9 hours ago

    Man Posing as EMT at Pepperell Home Prompts Police Warning

    A man posing as an emergency medical technician raised suspicion over the weekend after visiting a home in Pepperell, Massachusetts, local police said in a warning to the community. Officers were called to a home at 10:45 p.m. Saturday after a resident reported that a man wearing emergency medical apparel was there to do a well-being check on someone in…

  • Celtics 7 hours ago

    Celtics’ Hayward Cleared to Return Monday Against Cavaliers

    Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was cleared to play in Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, returning to the Boston lineup ahead of schedule in his return from a broken hand. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the team’s morning shootaround that Hayward was able to participate fully in the practice and would go through the pregame walkthrough “with

  • Patriots videographer 15 hours ago

    NFL Investigating Patriots Having Film Crew at Bengals-Browns Game

    For a brief moment, it appeared Spygate 2.0 could be unfolding.

  • Tom Brady 16 hours ago

    Sharks Are Circling Around Patriots: Upsides, Downsides to KC Loss

    It might be freezing in New England. That won’t stop the sharks from circling around Foxborough. Criticism of the Patriots is more fair right now than usual. They have lost two in a row, not looking like a championship team in either defeat. For sure, at 42 Tom Brady has taken a step backward, which anyone who has won six…

  • Matthew Anderson 8 hours ago

    Maine Man Charged With Manufacturing Meth in Church Playroom

    A Maine man is facing charges for allegedly transforming a children’s playroom inside a church into a meth lab. Buxton police say 33-year-old Matthew Anderson had created a “one pot” meth lab at the Buxton United Methodist Church. The lab was discovered on Thursday after someone in the Chicopee Road church noticed a distinct chemical odor in the building

  • Worcester State 17 hours ago

    Swastikas Found on Restroom Door at Worcester State University

    Swastikas were found on the door of a men’s restroom at Worcester State University, according to an email from the school’s dean of students. The swastikas were found on the third floor of the school’s Learning Resource Center by an employee, the Telegram & Gazette reported. The email said the swastikas were reported around 3:30 p.m. Friday and removed

  • BOSTON 18 hours ago

    50+ Great Ways to Have Fun This Week in and Around Boston

    Another week is here and with it comes a ton of great events the entire family will enjoy. From some family fun at the Boston Children’s Museum with Snowmazing! to the Holiday Pops, ChristmasTime 2019 with the Reagle Music Theatre and everything in between, check out our picks for your week ahead: Monday, Dec. 9 “Friends” Boston Pop-up “Friends” fans…

  • Galloway murder trial 18 hours ago

    Mistrial in Needham Murder Case After Lawyer Is Hit by Vehicle

    The judge in the trial of a Needham woman charged with murdering her elderly neighbor in 2017 declared a mistrial Monday after the defense attorney was hit by a vehicle over the weekend and suffered serious injuries. The trial had opened Thursday and was set for its second day of testimony Monday before the court was informed of the defense…

  • mbta 6 hours ago

    ‘Immediate Attention’ Needed in MBTA’s Approach to Safety, Panel Finds

    The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That’s the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s fiscal and management control board to review safety on the system after a series of subway

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