<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - Local News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC10 Boston https://www.nbcboston.comen-usSat, 23 Jun 2018 13:49:26 -0400Sat, 23 Jun 2018 13:49:26 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Periods of Rain with Hot Weather Returning Later This Week]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:46:01 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/06242018-sunday.png

Over the last two months, Boston has experienced a 3.38-inch rainfall deficit. Lawns have been turning brown and gardens have needed constant irrigation. A handful of towns have implemented voluntary water bans. Timing is unfortunate, but at least we will see some rain over the next couple of days.

On and off showers will be around this evening, tonight and through the day tomorrow. When all is said and done, nearly a half inch of rain is possible.

After a cooler than average Saturday, temperatures will stay cool through the evening. Overnight low temperatures will drop into the 50s. Sunday will be warmer with high temperatures in the mid 70s.

Monday, clouds will gradually clear. We will catch a couple of nice days Tuesday and Wednesday before our shower chances increase. Temperatures will rise by mid-week. Thursday looks like it will bring showers and be breezy. Showers may continue into the day on Friday.

Temperatures will climb significantly into next weekend. The summery air mass will feature sunshine, heat and humidity. High temperatures may reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Looking at the long term, it’s possible that heat may stick around through the July 4th holiday.

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<![CDATA[Whitman Police Nab Alleged Drug Dealer]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:41:51 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/06232018-whitman-bust-web.jpg

Whitman investigators arrested an alleged 19-year-old drug dealer after the suspect nearly ran down a police officer while attempting to flee the scene as police executed a search warrant Friday evening, police said.

In the end, members of the task force seized more than 5 pounds of marijuana, nearly $10,000 in cash and 20 grams of MDMA, also known as "MOLLY", a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception, according to a police statement.

The suspect, Cole McCarthy, of 7 Patriot Lane, faces drug trafficking and possession charges. He's also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. The police officer was not injured but was forced to jump out of the way of the moving vehicle as McCarthy attempted to drive away, police said.

McCarthy was eyed by investigators after getting information that a man was selling Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), marijuana, and other narcotics in the Whitman area and surrounding communities, police said. MDMA was initially popular in the nightclub scene and at all-night dance parties ("raves"), but the drug now affects a broader range of people who more commonly call the drug Ecstasy or Molly.

During the probe, they determined McCarthy was arranging sales from his home and delivering drugs from his vehicle, the statement said.

"McCarthy was involved in narcotics distribution, WEB Detectives applied for and were granted two search warrants, one for the residence and a second search warrant for Mr. McCarthy’s vehicle," according to police.

During the raid, police saw McCarthy quickly exit the home.

"Detectives attempted to stop Mr. McCarthy, who in an attempt to flee, drove at and nearly struck one WEB Detective who had to jump out of the way of the vehicle," according to the police statement. "Whitman cruisers as well as unmarked police vehicles were able to stop Mr. McCarthy shortly up the street from his home."

McCarthy was arrested and is being held on $1,040 cash bail. The detective who was nearly struck was not injured and declined medical treatment, police said. The WEB task force is a collaborative effort of the five agencies to proactively investigate narcotics crimes and other major crimes that plague our communities.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Baker's Son Accused of Sexual Assault During Flight]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:58:50 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Follow_on_Baker_Arrest.jpg

A son of Massachusetts' governor has been accused of improper conduct aboard a jetliner, and an aide says he will cooperate.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's spokeswoman, Lizzy Guyton, is calling it "a personal matter for the Baker family'' and says Andrew Baker "will cooperate with any request from authorities.''

No charges have been filed against Baker's son, who goes by the nickname A.J.

JetBlue says its crew on a flight from Washington to Boston was notified of an incident between customers shortly before landing, when it was met by authorities Wednesday night.

Roberto Braceras, a lawyer for Andrew Baker, said Friday the son is fully cooperating and looks forward to resolving the situation.The alleged assault happened aboard a JetBlue flight from Washington, D.C. to Boston on June 20.

Sources say the incident happened 20 minutes before the plane landed Wednesday night at Logan Airport.

The passenger says Andrew Baker, who was sitting next to her, was groping her sexually and she asked him repeatedly to stop.

The flight crew then moved the alleged victim away from Baker.

Massachusetts State Police came on board the flight and escorted Baker off the plane once it landed.

JetBlue said in a statement Friday night, "On June 20, the crew of flight 1354 were notified of an incident between customers shortly before landing in Boston. The aircraft landed at approximately 11 p.m. local time where it was met by local authorities."

JetBlue would not confirm the customers' identities.

State police said the matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney's Office and directed all questions to that office.

State police said they have not filed any charges and they do not have an open investigation into the matter as it is not within the department's jurisdiction.

The U.S. Attorney's Office would not confirm or deny a current investigation.

The FBI said in a statement Friday night, "In keeping with DOJ policy, the FBI cannot confirm or deny the existence of an investigation."

Associated Press wire reports contributed to this story.

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<![CDATA[Rainy Saturday Won't Be A Complete Washout]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:44:22 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/06232018-am-weather-graphic.png

Temperatures are starting out in the 40s and 50s north to near 60 degrees south for our Saturday.

Rain advances from southwest to northeast during the day, with possible heavy downpours in a few locations especially late morning through early afternoon and southern and central New England.

Where it is raining, temperatures are hard pressed to get much above 60 degrees, while farther north where we have some sunshine near the Canadian border, high temperature will be in the 70s.

Rain will let up later today, with fog and drizzle forming especially along the coast as a warm front comes up to southern New England by Sunday morning. That front should lift into central New England with a little wave of low pressure riding eastward across Central New England. That means tomorrow is changing from gray and cool early to a mixture of sun and clouds. Expect warm to hot and humid conditions by mid Sunday for central and southern New England.

Where the sun comes out we may hit 85 degrees with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.

In far northern New England we will stay on the cooler side of the front with gray skies fog and drizzle, with showers and a high temperature in the 60s.

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<![CDATA[One Man Dead, Two Men Injured in Lynn Triple Shooting]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:29:28 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/lynnshooting06232018a.jpg

A triple shooting in Lynn early Saturday morning left one 25-year-old male dead and two others injured.

The Essex District Attorneys Office, the Essex State Police Detective Unit and the Lynn Police are investigating the fatal shooting in the area of 65 Lawton Avenue in Lynn. The victim was identified as Romel Danis, 25, of 501 Washington St., Lynn.

At approximately 2 a.m., Lynn Patrol officers were responding to complaints of loud music at a party when they heard shots fired around the corner. They responded and found Danis deceased and two others suffering from gunshot wounds. The two men were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries - one of the victims' injuries appeared to be life threatening. At this time, it is unclear if the victims were at the party.

Dozens of police lights lit up Lawton Avenue, caution tape highlighted the crime scene, and yellow evidence markers littered the road in Lynn early Saturday morning.

People in the neighborhood shared their opinions on the triple shooting happening feet from their front door.

"Honestly being in the city this type of stuff is getting kind of normal to hear stuff like this which isn’t too good," said John Marino who’s lived in the neighborhood for years.

Most agreed there’s too much violence in this area.

"It’s to the point that when is this enough? When can this be stopped? Its stupidness," said Leny Thomas a father of two.

Investigators worked the scene for over 6 hours collecting evidence, talking to neighbors, and taking pictures.

A heartbreaking moment when a mother broke down at the scene asking for her “son”.

One lead police are looking into is Leny Thomas’ surveillance video that caught the whole shooting on camera. He let NBC 10’s Cassy Arsenault look at the footage but would not hand it over for broadcast since it is police evidence.

"You can see the kids walking to the car and out of nowhere you can see the shots and see the shots in the video—you can see the kids scrambling and trying to get into their car," said Thomas.

Investigators collected evidence like a pit of shoes and jeans, towed two cars, and seemed to dig out an object from the side of one of the homes.

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<![CDATA[Report: Ex Sox Player Hanley Ramirez 'Eyed in Investigation']]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:31:58 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/195*120/GettyImages-962227934.jpg

Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on May 25, but his name is back in the news.

A report late Friday afternoon indicated the former Sox infielder is “being eyed" in connection with an ongoing federal and state investigation.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora spoke following the Sox game Friday night saying the organization didn't know about the matter.

"You know the organization didn't know about this, and I didn't know about this you know. Our decision was made basically on baseball, you know baseball related. And you know I hope it's not true," he said following the team's 14-10 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg also told NBC Sports Boston Red Sox reporter Evan Drellich that they were unaware of any investigation until asked about it on Friday, and that Ramirez was released from the team for baseball performance reasons.

Ramirez’s agent, Adam Katz, told the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that Ramirez is not aware of any investigation and has no knowledge of the allegations contained in the media report.

Since being released by the Sox, Ramirez has not signed with another team.

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<![CDATA[NH Man Sought for Killing His Wife is Found Dead]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:34:59 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Denis+Bisson+NH+murder+suspect.jpg

Maine State Police said a New Hampshire man sought in the killing of his wife was found dead Friday night in an apparent suicide.

Denis Bisson shot himself along the banks for the Androscoggin River, near an information booth, according to a statement sent by Steve McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Bisson, 52, of Berlin, was wanted for the second-degree murder of 43-year-old Angie Bisson, who was found dead Friday morning with an apparent gunshot wound.

Denis Bisson was at-large and considered armed and dangerous, the attorney general’s office said Friday night. Police suspected he was in the Rumford-Mexico, Maine area.

Nearby residents heard a shot and called police, who discovered Denis Bisson's body at 11:30 p.m. Police also found Bisson's 2015 Toyota Tundra pickup truck  near an ATV trail off Route 108, about three miles from where is body was discovered.

An autopsy will be done to verify the cause and manner of Angie Bisson's death.

<![CDATA[Sources: Gov. Baker's Son Andrew Accused of Sexual Assault]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:23:41 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/211*120/Andrew+Baker1.JPG

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's son Andrew has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman, sources tell the NBC10 Boston Investigators.

The alleged assault happened aboard a JetBlue flight from Washington, D.C. to Boston on June 20.

Sources say the incident happened 20 minutes before the plane landed Wednesday night at Logan Airport.

The passenger says Andrew Baker, who was sitting next to her, was groping her sexually and she asked him repeatedly to stop.

The flight crew then moved the alleged victim away from Baker.

Massachusetts State Police came on board the flight and escorted Baker off the plane once it landed.

In a statement Friday night, the governor's communications director said, “This is a personal matter for the Baker Family and A.J. will cooperate with any request from authorities." 

JetBlue said in a statement Friday night, "On June 20, the crew of flight 1354 were notified of an incident between customers shortly before landing in Boston. The aircraft landed at approximately 11 p.m. local time where it was met by local authorities."

JetBlue would not confirm the customers' identities.

Andrew Baker is being represented by Roberto Braceras at Goodwin Procter, according to the governor's communications director.

In a statement Friday night, Braceras said, "A.J. is fully cooperating and looks forward to a resolution of this matter."

State police said the matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney's Office and directed all questions to that office.

State police said they have not filed any charges and they do not have an open investigation into the matter as it is not within the department's jurisdiction.

The U.S. Attorney's Office would not confirm or deny a current investigation.

The FBI said in a statement Friday night, "In keeping with DOJ policy, the FBI cannot confirm or deny the existence of an investigation."

Andrew Baker has not been arrested and no charges have been filed.

The NBC10 Boston Investigators will stay on top of this developing story.

<![CDATA[NH 11-Year-Old Took Her Own Life After School Bullying]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:54:57 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Eleven_Year_Old_Own_Life_After_School_Bullying.jpg

An 11-year-old elementary school student from Highland-Goffes Falls School in Manchester, New Hampshire took her own life Wednesday after being bullied for months. She’d graduated from the 5th grade just two weeks ago.

Skylar Desmarais's family, including her stepmother Hope Shafer, said the bullying was consistent in and out of school.

“She was told on the bus that if they looked like her that they would kill themselves,” Shafer said. “Text messages. An app called musically. And it just wouldn’t stop. She would ask them to leave her alone and to just stop and they wouldn’t.”

Family says she was found by a family member in her father's Pittsfield home.

“I’ll never see her singing again or dancing around my house. Curled up on the couch with my son watching movies,” said Shafer.

The fifth grader recently came out as gay, causing the bullying to intensify. It landed her in the hospital twice. The school wanted to investigate but didn’t upon Skylar's request.

“Sky told them no because she didn’t want anyone to get in trouble,” Shafer said.

Skylar was scheduled to go to church camp this Sunday. The family has a message for anyone unaware of the lasting impacts of bullying.

“The words that you say, that are good or bad, they leave an impression," Shafer said. "They make a mark. And when you’re continuously mean to somebody it changes their view on themselves."

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

<![CDATA[Police Searching for Suspect Who Killed Woman's Goat]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:47:36 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/163*120/Baby+Goat+Killed.JPG

Police are investigating after a small goat was found dead in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.

Pat Stewart, who says her goats are like her puppies, is reeling after the baby goat she raised was found killed Friday morning.

"I'm sad," Stewart said. "I had her in the house for two months."

Police say the goat had been missing before it was discovered approximately 100 yards from its pen. They believe the suspect cut a whole in the goat's fence, lured the goat out into the woods and attacked it.

Sgt. Wade Wright says the goat had a couple of puncture wounds and its throat was cut.

Stewart said the goat thought she was a person and would have walked right up to anyone who approached the fence.

Investigators are warning those who live in the areas around Ashby Road and Lake Winnekeag to be alert.

"Things were discovered on scene that we are sending to the State Police crime lab and they will be processed," Sgt. Wright said.

"I had heard that there was some other goat deaths in the area within the last couple of months, but we have never had anything like that in Ashburnham, and we've been doing this for 20 years," Stewart said.

As police continue to investigate, people who live in the community are wondering who is capable of committing such a crime.

"It was somebody who is not completely alright in the head," Stewart said. "Nobody else would have done it."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Ashburnham police.

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<![CDATA[Boston Reverend Travels to Texas to Pray for Separated Kids]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:59:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Old_South_Church_Priest_Visits_Facility_at_Border.jpg

While there are still many questions about how more than 2,000 children will be reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, there is a growing circle of prayer going on in the heart of Houston, Texas.

A Boston reverend attended a 24-hour vigil was held for the children caught in the middle of the country's immigration debate.

“It’s wrong to detain children, it’s wrong to treat people in this way,” Reverend John Edgerton said.

Rev. Edgerton, based in Boston at the Old South Church in Copley Square, arrived in Houston early Friday morning to answer the call to pray outside a facility that could become the fourth tender age shelter.

“This is the proposed fourth so-called tender age facility, there are three other ones and this would be the fourth expanded one,” Rev. Edgerton said.

Rev. Edgerton says the facility has previously been used as an emergency storm shelter.

“This place that has been used for helping families in need instead is going to be a place to detain and jail children, which is not acceptable,” the reverend said.

Back home in Boston, Senior Minister Nancy Taylor says the church community is supporting Rev. Edgerton with prayers and blessings to keep him safe and successful in his mission.

“It’s to bear witness, to put eyes on it, to say we see this and to have other people know we’re looking, the nation’s looking, the church is looking, we care,” Taylor said.

Rev. Edgerton says he sees this mission as much bigger than just the one building where he’s holding vigil in Houston.

“Because I don’t want to see a detention center like this in Boston and so I won’t accept it in Houston either,” he said.

Rev. Edgerton says he will stay in Texas as long as he is needed there.

<![CDATA[Medical Experts Voice Concern as Lawmakers Head to Border]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:30:01 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/children-tents-texas-small.jpg

As disturbing sights and sounds from separated families continue to capture the nation’s attention, medical experts are starting to voice their concerns about long-term health repercussions that can result from this kind of childhood trauma, and more lawmakers are heading to the border to see all of this first hand.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark is one of the lawmakers headed south. She says she wants to hear stories from incarcerated parents and detained children and to ask questions of officials.

“Where are these children? Where are the girls? Where are the babies and toddlers? What kind of healthcare are they receiving and what is the plan to get these families back together?”

Congressman Michael Capuano is also headed to the border to see what he describes as an embarrassment for the country. And he has a message for the President’s political appointees who say they are “just following orders.”

“When it’s an immoral order, they have an obligation, as far as I’m concerned, either to disobey it or to resign,” Capuano said.

Meanwhile, Senator Ed Markey was at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center where he responded to President Trump’s executive order.

“Donald Trump has simply traded the cage he is putting the children into,” said Sen. Markey, who also called on medical experts.

One such expert is Boston Medical Center Child Psychiatrist Lisa Fortuna, who says the road to recovery could be a treacherous one.

"Traumatic experiences like this, especially in childhood, can result in irreparable or very difficult-to-heal damage to the brain structures,” Fortuna said.

Asked if she thinks the Trump policy amounts to child abuse, Fortuna said, “If I were to encounter this type of treatment of children in any other setting, I feel that I would have to call child protection services.”

Dr. Henry Dorkin, pediatrician and past President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, said, “Even as we move to reverse this situation, many of these children will continue to have terrifying nightmares and and residuals for years to come. Some will be scarred for life.”

Medical experts say job one is to reunite parents and children as quickly as possible since they say every minute of separation contributes to the potential long-term harm.

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<![CDATA[Boston Public Schools Superintendent Stepping Down]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:56:23 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/superindentet.JPG

Tommy Chang will soon be officially out as superintendent of Boston Public Schools, saying in a brief statement Friday, “I am in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee for a mutual parting of ways.”

“He hasn’t been here very long so that is going to be disruptive once again to the district,” said Gretchen Lahey, a parent at the Hernandez School.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he has had "several conversations" with Chang about the future, and that they agreed there was a need for "a change in leadership" within the school district.

"In order to successfully implement our education agenda, we need a long-term education leader with a proven record in management who can gain the confidence of the community on the strategic vision for the district and execute on the many initiatives that have been identified as priorities for our students and schools," Walsh said in a statement.

Chang’s three-year tenure was marked by several controversies, including racial tension at Boston Latin, an IRS audit into financial issues, and an attempt at changing school and bus times that left many parents angry.

“The school start and stop times and the bus routes both seemed like pretty big fails,” said Liz McMahon, a parent at Conley Elementary.

More recently, attorneys with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a lawsuit Thursday against Chang and the school system, after school officials allegedly sent information about a student to ICE. That student ended up being deported.

“To us this was outrageous,” said attorney Matt Cregor.

The lawsuit is seeking records involving how much information the school system may be sharing with federal immigration authorities.

Cregor does not know if the lawsuit was the final straw for Chang.

“I think if a city is solving a records request by firing a superintendent or forcing his resignation we’ve got more problems on our hands,” said Cregor.

Boston Teachers Union described their relationship with Chang as "collaborative" over the years.

"He showed a clear commitment to elevating important conversations about race and equity, and it was clear he cared deeply about the students we serve," the union said in a statement.

Chang sent out a farewell letter to staff and families on Friday night, highlighting the progress that has happened during his three-year tenure as superintendent.

"It has been my great honor to serve the youth of Boston and I am proud of the work we’ve done together over the last three years," Chang said in part. "On the Nation’s Report Card, in numerous areas, Boston has been one of only a handful of districts that have made progress."

Chang said he is grateful to the people of Boston and that he is inspired daily by the city's youth. He also thanked Mayor Walsh for having faith in him to lead the school district and serve the city's students and their families.

Walsh will name an interim superintendent within the next week, two city government sources told The Boston Globe.

<![CDATA[Sunrises, Sailboats: Top Instagram Photos of the Week]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:34:17 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/insta+photo+4.jpg The top Instagram photos from June 17- 22 with the hashtag #FollowingNBC10Boston.

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<![CDATA[Vehicle Catches Fire in Parking Garage Under Boston Common]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:27:05 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/boston+common.jpg

A vehicle fire broke out on the fourth floor of an underground parking garage on the Boston Common on Friday.

The Boston Fire Department responded to 12 Commonwealth Ave. around 11:45 a.m.

Sprinklers were activated and contained the fire.

There were no reported injuries.

<![CDATA[Police Investigating Shooting Incident in Billerica Neighborhood]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:52:46 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Police_For_Man_Who_Fired_Shots_in_Billerica.jpg

Authorities in Billerica, Massachusetts are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Thursday afternoon.

Police say they received a call on Thursday after a man got out of his vehicle and shot his gun several times at a townhouse complex on Boston Road.

The incident caught residents in the area off guard.

Steven Beachy has lived in the complex for seven years and does not remember any other incidents like this happening in the neighborhood.

Beachy is a licensed gun owner and can't believe anyone would fire into the open.

"It's a little bit disconcerting when someone is willing to get out and shoot in a main fairway," he said.

Beachy says he is surprised but not alarmed.

"I hope it's one random act and it doesn't happen again," he said. "But all we can do is be vigilant."

According to authorities, the suspect is described as a bald male. When he left the scene, he drove north on Boston Road toward Lowell in either a grey Toyota Camry or a Honda Accord.

Police have been patrolling the area since Thursday.

The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Billerica Police at 978-671-0900.

<![CDATA[Autopsy Finds Nothing Suspicious in Death of Infant]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:00:00 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Autopsy_Results_in_Dover_Infant_Daycare_Death.jpg

An autopsy completed on Friday afternoon found nothing suspicious in the death of an infant who died while at a day care center in Dover, New Hampshire.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said although it did not find anything suspicious in the autopsy, it is still working to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police say there is no evidence that any other child at the day care facility was in any danger, or exposed to any danger, when the incident occurred on Thursday. 

The tragedy happened Thursday at Honey Hill Child Care Center.

First responders went to the day care just before 2 p.m. and found the child, a three-month-old boy from Dover, unconscious and not breathing. The child was taken to Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, where the child was pronounced deceased.

Honey Hill released a statement on Friday.

"Our collective hearts break for the family. There are no words that can express our sorrow other than to say that we extend our deepest condolences to them. We are working cooperatively with authorities to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragedy."

Dover community members were shocked at the infant’s death and said the day care appeared to be well-maintained.

"It's not anything you want to hear about or see, and being so close to home, it's tough," neighbor Tripp Cox said.

Other neighbors said they were keeping the child's parents in their thoughts.

The New Hampshire attorney general's office says they are not involved in the investigation at this point.

The investigation is ongoing.

<![CDATA[Boston Cruise Vessel Cleared to Resume Operations]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:53:29 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/ship51.jpg

A Boston cruise vessel that struck six moored sailboats in Boston Harbor on Thursday morning has been cleared to resume operations.

After inspecting a repair to the ship's propulsion system and given it a test trial on the sea, the U.S. Coast Guard cleared the Odyssey Friday morning.

On Thursday, the Odyssey was carrying 326 passengers, including a group of eighth grade students on a class trip from the Day Middle School in Newton, when it briefly lost power and struck the six sailboats.

No one was injured, but the incident cause Vernon Fritch to scramble for safety.

"It was kind of an out of life experience or something," Fritch recalled.

Passengers were let off the ship after about an hour. Students told NBC10 Boston they were upset that their school trip on the water was over before it even started, but they’re thankful no one was hurt.

"We were going straight and all of a sudden we turned left and into a crowd of boats and we just... kept going," said Indi Cha. "We all were just in awe... didn’t know what to do until someone told us to go inside."

Odyssey Boston says a faulty part caused the engine failure. They released a statement that says in part, "The company has an exemplary record serving millions of guests in over 30 years cruising Boston Harbor."

According to its website, Odyssey offers cruises departing from Rowes Wharf along Boston Harbor from Castle Island to George's Island, east to the Boston Light on Little Brewster Island and back to the Charlestown Naval Yard before returning to the wharf. It also offers group events for school field trips.

The Coast Guard said the investigation into the cause of the failure is pending. Alcohol testing of the operator was completed on site.

The company is planning to hold a dinner cruise on the vessel at 7 p.m. Friday.

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<![CDATA[Outdoor Watering Banned in Foxborough; Fines Possible]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:39:15 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Foxboro+Outdoor+Water+Ban.JPG

Dry weather persists in Foxborough, Massachusetts, prompting local officials to implement an outdoor water ban.

The ban, announced late Thursday, will remain in effect until further notice.

In the first few hours of implementation, nearly 50 violations were logged, according to Town Engineer Christopher Gallagher.

First time violators receive a warning, but fines will be issued for repeat offenders.

Every year water restrictions go into effect in May, this year being no different. Water supplies in town continued to decline even with those restrictions, officials say, leaving them concerned that water pressure may suffer. That’s particularly a concern for the fire department.

The hope is that water levels will stabilize with the help of the ban implemented this week.

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<![CDATA[No Bail for Man Accused of Stabbing Mother to Death]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:37:59 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/New_Hampshire_Man_in_Connection_to_His_Mother_s_Death.jpg

A New Hampshire man is behind bars accused of stabbing his mother to death last month.

In an orange jumpsuit and shackles, 21-year-old Phillip Nash exited Merrimack County Superior Court Friday afternoon, headed to jail without bail.

He's charged with second-degree murder, accused of killing his own mom.

Nash had nothing to say, and neither did his attorney.

"No, I’m not going to make any comment at this time," said public defender Emma Sisti.

Authorities say Nash’s mother, Frances Nash, disappeared on May 17. Four days later, her body was found in a swamp off Hackleboro Road in Canterbury.

According to court documents, investigators said Phillip Nash stabbed his mother multiple times. Investigators also said he stole her car and his boss’s car and took off until police caught up with him in Virginia.

"Nash was being held in Virginia on pending felony theft charges," explained Senior Assistant New Hampshire Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin. "In the meantime, state police were investigating and eventually we decided it was appropriate to bring that murder charge."

Frances Nash was a librarian at the Maxfield Public Library in Loudon, and taught yoga there as well. She’s being remembered as a kind-hearted soul and quick with a smile. She told her friends at the library that her son, Phillip, was struggling with mental illness.

In court Friday, family members sat in the first row, but didn’t want to comment on camera.

"Every murder case is difficult for families involved, whoever they are, but obviously it’s extremely difficult when it’s a family member on another family member," Strelzin said.

Phillip Nash is being held without bail and is due back in court on July 19.

<![CDATA[Cambridge Police Halt International Scam, Recover $95,000]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:54:55 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/NBC10_Responds_Delaware_Phone_Scam_Targets_Senior_Citizens.jpg

Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts successfully halted an effort to scam a resident out of $95,000 in an international fraud.

Police recovered the victim’s finances within six days after she wired the funds to China, officials said. The victim was contacted by the scammer in early June and claimed to represent the Chinese government.

The scammer convinced the victim that an international arrest warrant for her was in effect. Threatened to either pay the $95,000 to a bank in Hong Kong or face arrest, the woman complied. She contacted the Cambridge Police Department after she wired the funds and grew suspicious.

An off-duty detective contacted an IRS agent assigned to Hong Kong in an effort to freeze the fraudulent account used to receive the transfer, Cambridge police said. The victim also contacted officials in Hong Kong, but was told reports outside of their jurisdiction were unacceptable.

"As a result of standout work by our detectives, particularly Detectives Kenneth Mui and Michael Logan, and tremendous collaboration with several domestic and international agencies, the Cambridge Police were instrumental in helping a resident recover a substantial sum of money," Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. said in a statement.

Scammers tend to target seniors, international students attending school in the U.S., Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, according to the Cambridge Police Department.

Cambridge police warn everyone to take caution if someone who claims they are the in the FBI or IRS makes a threat via phone call. Officials also warn to be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls. They advise people to not give personal information or money to someone they did not initiate contact with.

Victims of digital or phone scams are encouraged to file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center or to contact their local police department.

<![CDATA[Cool and Damp Saturday With Some Heavy Rain]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:35:10 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/062218+wx.jpg

A cold front pushes offshore today, ushering drier and more seasonable conditions as high pressure builds overhead. Mostly sunny skies are expected with high temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 70s inland and upper 60s to low 70s at the coast.

An area of high pressure out of Canada will crest overhead and move east, resulting in a wind shift from the southeast.

Moisture and cloud cover will increase throughout the evening. Overnight lows will dip into the low to mid-50s. An area of low pressure and associated warm front approaches from the Ohio River Valley on Saturday.

Showers and light rain move in with temperatures about 10 degrees below the seasonal norm for this time of year in the 60s and low 70s.

On Sunday, a cold front will lead to a wetter day with numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms across the region. Highs will reach into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees south to around 70 degrees across the North Country.

Looking ahead to next week, Monday will feature showers in the morning before a drier and cooler air mass moves into New England behind the departing cold front. Expect decreasing clouds with increasing sun as the day progresses. Highs reach into the low to mid 70s south, near 70 degrees north.

High pressure moves in for Tuesday with abundant sunshine and pleasant weather through the middle of the week. The threat of showers and thunderstorms returns by the end of the week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-Day Forecast.

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<![CDATA[Police: Woman Arrested Twice in 4 Hours for Stealing]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:43:37 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_60502604-cuffs.jpg

A Massachusetts woman was arrested, not once, but twice on Thursday, in connection to two separate incidents in Boston, according to police.

Angelina Damelio, 33, of Malden, is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Friday on charges of attempted larceny.

Police said officers were walking out of roll call at the Boston Police District A-1 Station on New Sudbury Street at about 4:30 p.m., when Damelio was seen reaching her hand through a safety glass and grabbing the purse belonging to the front desk clerk.

Damelio attempted to pull the purse towards her and through the hole in the partition before she was confronted by officers. At that point, police said she caused a disturbance in the lobby while attempting to leave.

Damelio was then placed under arrest.

Police said about three hours earlier, Damelio had been arrested and charged with shoplifting in Boston Municipal Court after allegedly stealing multiple items from a CVS on Hanover Street in the city's North End.

When a CVS employee confronted her, Damelio allegedly began hitting him with her purse. She then took more items and fled the store.

After reviewing surveillance video, police patrolling the area found Damelio nearby and arrested her.

It's unclear if she has an attorney.

<![CDATA[Drive-By Shooting in Fall River Leaves 2 Injured]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:06:16 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Police-GettyImages-187062332.jpg

Two people were shot early Friday during a drive-by shooting in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Officials received a call of a shooting at 2:10 a.m. on Pine and Durfree Streets, according to the Fall River Police Department.

The victims – one man and one woman – endured non-life threatening injuries and refused medical attention.

A description of the gunman was not immediately available. The shooting remains an ongoing investigation.

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<![CDATA[Natasha Verma Hosts Event for National Cancer Survivors Day]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:25:26 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Natasha+Verma+at+National+Cancer+Survivor+Day+in+Plymouth.JPG

National Cancer Survivors Day was celebrated at an event Thursday in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

NBC10 Boston’s Natasha Verma was a guest speaker at the event, hosted by Beth Israel Plymouth.

Hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers, family members and healthcare professional united to show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.

This year’s Cancer Survivors Day celebration of life was held at Beth Israel Plymouth. She joined Joe Andruzzi, former New England Patriots offensive guard and cancer survivor.

Verma, who was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year, has been very vocal about her cancer journey and treatment at Beth Israel.

Towards the end of her chemotherapy treatment, she launched non-profit program “Put A Cap On Cancer” which gives free cap wigs to cancer patients.

Beth Israel patients who received cap wigs from the foundation were also at the event and shared their emotional cancer experiences.

To find out more about Natasha's journey to remission and how you can help, you can visit her website.

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<![CDATA[Fresh Air From Canada Sets Up a Beautiful Friday]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:57:55 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/206*120/062218+necn+wx.jpg

Most of us start off sunny and cool Friday morning.

The exception is along the south coast from Connecticut to Cape Cod, where a front has stalled and the air remains rather muggy with temperatures near 60.

On the opposite side of the spectrum in far northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, we cooled to the 30s.

Most of us start out around 50 to 55 degrees.

High pressure crests over New England Friday with light wind, and plenty of sunshine, high temperature in the 70s to 80, cooler at the beach with an onshore breeze.

High pressure moves east of New England tonight, with low clouds and fog moving in to start off our Saturday. Temperatures will hold in the 50s to lower 60s overnight into Saturday morning.

A warm front moving to Long Island will push rain showers across most of New England during the day.

High temperature mostly in the 60s. Fog and drizzle may form along the shore in southern New England. A wave of low pressure will be moving along the front, bringing warmer and more humid air tomorrow night and Sunday.

That low pressure system also brings a chance for showers and a thunderstorm on Sunday, along with a few sunny breaks. It is a lot warmer the second half of the weekend, with a high temperature in the 80s for much of New England, cooler at the coast where fog may be slow to burn off.

Another high-pressure system from Canada brings in cooler air Sunday night and Monday with slow clearing, highs Monday back in the 70s.

A warming trend returns for the middle and second half of next week with temperatures pushing 90, and some showers and thunderstorms by mid and late week.

<![CDATA[MBTA's New Payment System for Green Line Train, Buses]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:46:23 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Green+line+generic.jpg

Commuters are on a path to easier payments for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority with its new system named AFC 2.0.

One commuter is looking forward to an improved system.

“It’s a little bit difficult when there’s no pay stations or options to buy tickets,” said a commuter.

“Anything that shortens stops would be great And makes it easier for the T to collect fares would be a step in the right direction,” said another commuter.

Others are a bit skeptical of the new system.

“I would say it’s just not that simple," said Stacy Thompson, a member of the Livable Streets Alliance. "We are talking about hundreds of thousands of people that utilize the system and it’s all different types of users and we haven’t really started engaging the community yet.”

The newly-developed payment system will allow passengers to tap and board buses and Green Line trains at any door with a fare card, contactless credit card or a smartphone. In addition to the boarding convenience, commuters can reload their cards using credit cards or cash at vending machines at every station and even some stops. Users will also be able to manage their accounts online at any time.

Designed prior to the advent of smartphones, the T says the current system for collecting fares is outdated. The new method is expected to eliminate lines of passengers paying cash and cut travel times for people who ride busses by 10 percent.

City Counsilors in Boston heard from representatives of the T Friday afternoon about its new automated fare system.

“The best fare collection system is one that gets out of peoples way," said the T's chief technology officer David Block-Shachter. "And that’s what this really does." 

Officials first began working on the program in 2017. Installations are expected to begin early 2019 and MBTA officials hope to transition to the new system and retire the current one by May 2021.

“The move to a cashless system has the potential to result in a heavier burden to our most vulnerable residents, including and especially lower income communities and elderly populations,” said Ayanna Pressley, at-large city councilor.

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<![CDATA[Revere Taking Steps to Combat City's Large Rat Problem]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:13:13 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Getting_Rid_of_Rats_in_Revere.jpg

Residents in Revere, Massachusetts are fed up with what they call a huge rat problem. Now, the city is trying to do something about it.

“Oh it’s really bad. It’s like don’t leave your doors open because they're going to get in there,” Revere resident Christina Svendblad said about the rodents.

Mayor Brian Arrigo has set aside $150,000 to try to combat the problem that many blame on construction.  City officials have thrown around a number of ideas to try to get rid of the pests, including baiting, dry ice and even bringing in owls.

“I know it’s a little bizarre but it’s become popular over the years," City Councilor Steve Morabito said of the owl idea. "But the issue with that is how do you keep the owls in a location.”

“It’s cute and it would be environmentally friendly and all that good stuff but it’s not realistic,” City Councilor Anthony Zambuto added. 

Many blame unsecured garbage as the problem because it acts as the rats food source. The city has already ordered new securely covered trash barrels to keep the rodents out of the garbage.

Residents don’t care how it gets done but they want them gone.

“To my constituents out there, you’re going to see improvements," Zambuto said. "None of us want to see rats.”

No decision has been made on how else Revere will fight the problem, but the new trash barrels should be given out in the coming weeks.

<![CDATA[Popular TV Show 'SMILF' to Film Most of Season 2 in Mass.]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:26:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/_SMILF__Representatives_Address_Upcoming_Filming.jpg

The popular SHOWTIME program SMILF is back for season two, and this time most of the show will be shot on location here in Massachusetts.

The cast and crew have been here before for scenes for the pilot and season one.

“They try to make it as easy as possible for everyone,” said Maggie Dow, who lives in the neighborhood where filming takes place. “We didn’t have a problem last year. Parking’s always an issue.”

Representatives from the show met with a small group of residents Thursday night to speak with them about the upcoming set-up and the parking restrictions that will be in place.

Most people in the neighborhood say the excitement is worth any hassle.

“It’s cool because we watched the show and recognized a lot of spots they filmed at,” said neighborhood resident Fatih Goumas.

The show is about a struggling single mom in Southie.

And it generated controversy earlier this year when Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, who represents the area, posted on Facebook: “...many of my constituents have relayed to me their disgust with Showtime’s TV Show SMILF and its depiction of the people of South Boston. The proud mothers I know from Southie, who work so hard for their families and our community, have told me they find it unwatchable as it is a degrading, crude and inaccurate portrayal of their life in the neighborhood…”

“It was like a very gritty dirty laundry fully out kind of view of single parenthood,” said Nicky Anderson who watched some of the episodes and lives in South Boston. “I could see where it might be a little offensive depending on who you are.”

Added Dow: “Everybody’s going to have their different opinions but the show’s funny. I don’t think it’s meant to be taken so seriously.”

The show begins shooting on Monday in other areas, and in South Boston on July 5.

<![CDATA[More Self Driving Cars Coming to Mass. Streets]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:18:46 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/More_Self_Driving_Cars_Coming_to_Mass._Streets.jpg

Autonomous car testing will soon expand in Massachusetts, after fifteen cities and towns signed an agreement to standardize the testing process.

Thursday’s announcement came just one day after Boston announced self-driving cars from Cambridge-based nuTonomy will be allowed to test its vehicles citywide.

Governor Charlie Baker joined Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in Boston for the signing of the agreement, saying it helps bring the next generation of innovation and transportation to the Bay State.

Both arrived to the South Boston ceremonial signing in autonomous cars.

Secretary Pollack joked that Massachusetts is the best place to test these vehicles of the future because the state boasts “bad roads, bad weather, and worse drivers.”

On a more serious note she said there had been no safety issues with the tests so far in Massachusetts. In fact, officials hope road safety will improve if autonomous vehicles become more widespread since the vast majority of traffic crashes involve some element of human error. 

The fifteen cities and towns where testing will expand include: Arlington, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, Weymouth, Winthrop, and Worcester.

<![CDATA[Woman Separated From Her Son at Border Shares Their Story]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:23:45 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Mother_Separated_From_Her_Son_at_Border_Shares_Story.jpg

One day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop the separation of parents and children at the southern border, questions remain as to how exactly separated migrant families are going to be reunited.

The Department of Health and Human Services has not elaborated on any plan to reunite kids with parents who are already in federal custody for illegal entry.

It’s been about three weeks since Lidia Souza has seen her 8-year-old son after the two were separated at the border under the zero tolerance policy. She tells NBC Boston there is no set plan in place for them to reunite and the process thus far has been tedious and emotional.

“He cries a lot. My son told me that he got sick there. They separated him from other kids nine days ago. It sounds like he is isolated and can’t talk or play with other kids. He is by himself in a room,” Souza said.

The two flew from Brazil to Mexico in an effort to flee enemies in their homeland. Once in Mexico, they entered into the United States illegally, seeking asylum. The two were initially detained together then split apart after Souza's lawyer says she was charged and prosecuted in federal court.

Souza says she bounced between federal prison and immigration before being released to Massachusetts where she has family. All the while, her son remains in a border detention facility.

“He told me that food there is really bad. I asked him if he had requested any other food at least some bread and milk. He told me that he did but everything is about rules. Everything is at a certain time. Sometimes he’s hungry but has to wait and follow the rules,” Souza said. “He told me, 'mom, just because I went to the hall to talk to someone that was walking by, they put bars in my room. I can’t talk or see anyone.' He is very sad and cries a lot.”

Souza's attorney, Jesse Bless, says although Souza passed a credible fear interview, absolving her from deportation until her asylum case is heard, there is no structured method to reunite the mother with her son.

“They have nothing in place and we’ve been told this by the many people in Texas who’ve told us to submit document after document so that the mother and child can reunify and yet there’s nothing being done,” Bless said.

Bless says they make calls to the Texas border facility constantly. They don't know what it will take to reunite the mother and son, but they say they will stay on top of the job until it's done.

<![CDATA[20 Great Events to Kick off the First Weekend of Summer in Greater Boston]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:08:55 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BHH+Movie.jpg

It’s the first official weekend of summer, and there is a lot happening to celebrate. From the annual Donna Summer Roller Disco Party at City Hall Plaza to World Giraffe Day at the Franklin Park Zoo, Strawberry Festivals and even human foosball, we’ve gathered so many options you’re sure to be entertained all weekend long! 

Friday, June 22

Ride the Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel

Grab the kiddos and have some fun with a Frog Pond favorite – the carousel featuring fun and zany characters. Tickets are $3 per ride or you can purchase a 10 ride card for $25. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston.

Celebration of Summer V: Donna Summer Roller Disco Party

Celebration of Summer V pays tribute to Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer during this free event tonight. Try your disco moves on the roller skating rink at City Hall Plaza (free rentals available), while DJ Joey Carvello plays her biggest hits and other popular disco tunes. 6-10 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston.

Harpoon Flying Saucer Frisbee Tournament

John Harpoon for an interstellar-themed evening with this flying saucer jam-style frisbee tournament. Get the highest score and win a stay at the Seaport Hotel for two, plus, VIP passes to a future Harpoon event. 6-10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 

50 Percent off Friday Nights at the Museum of Science

Now through the end of August, enjoy 50 percent off exhibit halls admission from 3- 9 p.m. Grab your family or friends and explore everything the museum has to offer at this discounted rate. Plus starting at 6 p.m. you can also enjoy beer, wine, small plates and oysters in the museum’s Riverview Cafe. You can also add Omni and Planetarium shows at a discounted rate of just $6.

Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

The weekly cornhole tournament, sponsored by Citizens Bank returns for summer.The first eight teams of two will compete for “Lawn Bucks.” All the fun starts at 6:45 p.m.. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk starting at 6:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Movie Fridays

Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “It Happened One Night” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

U2 at TD Garden

U2 comes to the TD Garden with its eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour. Tickets start at $45.50. 8 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

Saturday, June 23

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. This morning enjoy a walking group at 8 am. At Franklin Park in Dorchester, yoga at 9:15 a.m. at Franklin Park, Dorchester, yoga at 10 a.m. at Healy Playground, Roslindale or bootcamp at 11 a.m. at Almont Park in Mattapan.

World Giraffe Day at the Franklin Park Zoo

Celebrate World Giraffe Day at the Franklin Park Zoo with activities and zookeeper chats throughout the day. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Ride the Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel

Grab the kiddos and have some fun with a Frog Pond favorite – the carousel featuring fun and zany characters. Tickets are $3 per ride or you can purchase a 10 ride card for $25. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston.

Waterfront Art & Music Festival

The second annual Waterfront Art & Music Festival, presented by the Creative Arts Network and Fall River Heritage State Park is a great free outdoor festival for the entire family. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fall River Heritage State Park, 200 Davol St., Fall River.

Verrill Farm’s Strawberry Festival

It’s strawberry picking season, so head on over to Verrill Farm in Concord today to celebrate not only the strawberry harvest, but the farm’s anniversary. Verrill Farm’s Strawberry Festival & 100 Year Festivities include: cookie decorating, Bart's Strawberry ice cream & birthday cake served in the stand at 1 p.m., horse drawn hay rides, pony rides, free entertainment and event a strawberry dessert recipe contest. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,11 Wheeler Road, Concord.

Greenway Open Market

Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Russell Orchards’ Strawberry Festival

Head out to Russell Orchards for their annual Strawberry Festival. Enjoy hayrides, live music, pony rides and more outdoor fun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 143 Argilla Road, Ipswich.

Belgian Beer Fest

It’s Belgian Beer Fest weekend and the event is returning to where it all began, the Cyclorma at the Boston Center for the Arts. This is a 21+ event featuring more than 100 Belgian styles and Belgian-inspired offerings from approximately 30 American and Belgian brewers. Tickets are $65 per session. Choose one of two sessions: Noon to 3:30 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m. Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston.

The Market Bar at Boston Public Market

Saturday afternoons enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Boston Public Market. Stop by the special Market Bar in the HUB for local beer and wine selections. 1-5 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

New Belgium Human Foosball

Are you a foosball fan? Then you don’t want to miss your chance to play a game of human foosball with New Belgium, plus they’ll have giveaways on hand, as well. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 

Rosé on the Water Boston 2018

90+ Cellars is back for its 6th Annual Boston Rosé Cruise. Wear your best pink outfit and join them for an afternoon out on the harbor with a glass of rose. Tickets include 90+ Cellars rose, appetizer small bites and water. The boat (M/V Provincetown II) boards from Commonwealth Pier/World Trade Center Side). Tickets are $85 . 2-5 p.m., Boston World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

Boston Pickle Fair

Join in the celebration of all favorite fermented things from pickles to kimchi, kraut, veggies and more) at the 2nd Annual Boston Pickle Fair today. Enjoy live music, games, contests, vendors and even an expanded biergarten for those 21+. This year a portion of proceeds will be donated to Farm Aid, the 2018 non-profit partner of Boston Pickle Fair. There are two sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.and 2:30-530 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and under. The Innovation and Design Building, 23 Drydock Ave., Boston.

Sunday, June 24 

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Russell Orchards’ Strawberry Festival

Head out to Russell Orchards for their annual Strawberry Festival. Enjoy hayrides, live music, pony rides and more outdoor fun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 143 Argilla Road, Ipswich.

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today enjoy Kids Yoga at 11 a.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, Yoga at 12:30 p.m. at Winthrop Square in Charlestown or Yoga at 2 p.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

<![CDATA[Christopher Lloyd Appearing in Vt. Theater Production]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:09:42 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Christopher_Lloyd_appearing_in_VT_theater_production.jpg

A Hollywood actor, well-known for his roles in movies like “Back to the Future” and TV shows including “Taxi,” is in Vermont performing at a landmark theater in Windsor County.

Christopher Lloyd first walked onto the stage of the Weston Playhouse more than a half-century ago. His late brother, Sam, was a mainstay there, and became a lifelong supporter of the playhouse.

“I love it here,” Lloyd said of Weston. “It’s so beautiful.”

Lloyd is playing a starring role in the classic work “Our Town,” which opens this week at the Weston Playhouse.

“Thornton Wilder wanted a very minimalist set,” Lloyd said of the author of “Our Town.” “So you just focus on the human element.”

Lloyd’s also reflecting on his family’s many ties to the playhouse, saying it provided him with critical experience during an early chapter in his career, which has now spanned six decades.

Necn asked if without his experience in Vermont as a young actor, would the world have known Doc Brown as it did? Lloyd chuckled, “Maybe—Who can say?”

The actor said he marvels at how popular the “Back to the Future” films still are, and how they continue attracting fans. He said the subject matter pertaining to family relationships is likely a key reason why.

“Everybody has a moment when they think, ‘Gee, I wish I could go back to this moment,’ or, ‘I wish I could go to the future.’ Everybody has that wish,” Lloyd observed about another perennial appeal of his best-known movie. “And the film somehow made that fantasy come alive.”

At 79, Christopher Lloyd still has a lot of jobs in his future. The Emmy winner said he has several movies and other projects in the works.

“I love it,” Lloyd said of the life of a working actor. “I can say I don’t need to work, but it’s what I do. I have no interest in retiring.”

Christopher Lloyd is in “Our Town” at the Weston Playhouse through July 7.

Click here for more information on the show and other performances this season at the playhouse.

<![CDATA[PD: Infant Dies After Being Found Not Responsive at Day Care]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:20:07 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/210*120/honey+hill+child+care+center.JPG

Police in Dover, New Hampshire, are investigating the death of an infant who was found unconscious and not breathing at a child day care center.

First responders went to Honey Hill Child Care Center at 57 Central Ave. just before 2 p.m. Thursday for a report of an infant child unconscious and not breathing, according to Dover police.

The unidentified child was rushed to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and subsequently pronounced dead.

Neighbors say the day care appeared to be well maintained and has been there for years.

“I saw a lot of mothers standing outside crying. The street was peppered with cars,” said one neighbor named Ryan.

“I was like 'wow'. Didn’t hear anything, didn’t see anything,” said another neighbor Bill Morgan.

Police will only say they are investigating the circumstances and that they should have more information on Friday after an autopsy.

The New Hampshire attorney general's office says they are not involved in the investigation at this point.

It's unclear if the day care will be open Friday.

<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston Responds: E-Z Pass Transponder Tolls]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:56:02 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/NBC10+Boston+Responds+EZ+Pass+Transponder+Troubles.jpg

Our NBC10 Boston Responds team has been helping our viewers solve their consumer problems and get their money back for well over a year now. It was a long and winding road to our latest success story.

Ann Szymanski got a lesson in interstate geography recently, after a trip to Florida, and an E-Z pass transponder snafu.

"We left one car here, and decided it would be advantageous to have a car down there as well, rather than renting, so we shipped our car down no problems. It was sending it back that became problematic," explained Ann.

When Ann’s car was shipped to Florida, she took the transponder out of it. But when the vehicle was transported back to Massachusetts it racked up charges.

"I thought that by taking the transponder off of the windshield, and putting it in the glove compartment that that would be sufficient, and it wouldn’t be charged, but I have subsequently learned that it can be charged anywhere in the car, or on your person if you’re in another vehicle," Szymanski said.

As the vehicle transport made its way up the East Coast, the E-Z pass transponder in the glove compartment registered at tolling stations in Maryland, in Delaware, in New Jersey and in New York. It was charged as a commercial five-axle vehicle for a total of almost $150.

When Szymanski realized what had happened she says she rounded up the documentation to prove the vehicle was on a transport. But she says MassDOT told her she would have to reach out to each individual state to settle the matter herself.

"They said that they could see that I was being charged incorrectly, but that the state of Mass. has no ability to negotiate with these other states, and they wanted to provide me with the 800 numbers for me to call each independent state to get a refund," Szymanski said.

That’s when she contacted NBC10 Boston Responds for help.

"It was just so time consuming, and I thought it was ludicrous to suggest that I’m going to call up New Jersey and say: 'Hey New Jersey, it’s Ann, and I want to talk to you about the charge on the Fort McKinley Bridge,'" she explained. "It was silly."

NBC10 Boston Responds reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. A spokesperson tells us: "Each state where this individual received a tolling charge has its own separate tolling system and MassDOT cannot access the internal systems of these outside states, and remove charges these states are owed."

So, we called each state’s respective department to get the charges corrected. It took a month, but Szymanski finally had her money back, along with a new expertise on E-Z pass transponders.

"The one thing that I have learned is that it can be activated and charged regardless of if it’s in your purse, on your windshield, in your glove compartment," she said.

If you are transporting your vehicle, MassDOT says to remove the transponder. Place it in the foil bag it came in, or wrap it in household aluminum foil to prevent it from incurring charges.

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<![CDATA[School Science Project Aims to Help Students in Africa]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:45:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/SCIENCE+PROJECT.JPG

Students at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts aren't just doing homework to earn an "A." They're hoping a unique science project can change lives half a world away.

Students are using Microbial fuel cell, or, in other words, the bacteria in mud, as fuel for electricity.

“This is mud you can get anywhere," said senior Kenneth MacKenzie. "You can go outside at a pond. The smellier the better."

The fact that the mud can be found almost anywhere peaked their interest.

“The teachers in Africa said you can’t give them [students in Africa] too much homework because they can’t study," said Kathy Crosson, chair of the science department at Bishop Stang. "Most of them come from villages that don’t have electricity."

So the students at Bishop Stang turned their research project into a mission to help students in Tanzania. They're hoping to make batteries out of mud so the students in Africa can study and do homework after the sun goes down.

The students were given a grant by The Carney Family Charitable Foundation to do these experiments.

The Bishop Stang students are currently sharing their data and equipment with St. Mary’s secondary school in Dar Es Salaam.

“Our hope is that they will be able to use the batteries in their villages so when we go this summer we will be able to connect with them and share the data,” Crosson said.

This experiment has made the Bishop Stang students realize that there is more to school than getting good grades.

“It is really cool to know that this could help someone in another country that’s not as fortunate as us,” Mackenzie said.

<![CDATA[These Boston-Area Patios Are the Perfect Summer Refuge]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:42:11 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/AtwoodsTavernPatio.jpg Here are some of the best restaurant patios around the Boston area.

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