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4 beaches closed in Quincy, Braintree, Hingham

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:10
Four salt-water beaches in Quincy, Braintree and Hingham are closed to swimming by elevated bacteria levels.The Sachem Street section of Wollaston Beach in Quincy, Smith Beach in Braintree and Town and Seal Cove beaches in Hingham are posted. Bacteria levels were slightly over the limit at the beaches.The Milton Road and Channing Street sections of Wollaston Beach have reopened after being closed [...]

Norwell man indicted for possession of explosives

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:55
DEDHAM - A Norfolk County grand jury has indicted a Norwell man who was arrested for possession of explosives this spring after his car exploded while he was driving through Quincy.Joseph T. Brennan Jr. was charged last week in Dedham Superior Court with four counts of possession of incendiary device. The indictment moves his case from district court to superior court, where more serious cases are prosecuted and defendants face longer [...]

South Shore recycling stations closed on July 4th

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:05
Friday's curbside pickups won't be affected, since Independence Day is on the weekend. Transfer stations and recycling centers are usually open on Saturdays.

Five South Shore beaches closed

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:12
Five salt-water beaches in Quincy and Hingham are closed to swimming by elevated bacteria levels.The Sachem Street, Channing Street and Milton Road sections of Wollaston Beach in Quincy and Town and Seal Cove beaches in Hingham are posted. Bacteria levels were three times the recommended limit at Milton Road and slightly over the limit at the other beaches. The Rice Road section of Wollaston Beach is open.  [...]

Obama declares 'new chapter' with Communist Cuba

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:47
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

Quincy's Noel DiBona to run for at-large city councilor

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 18:27
School committee member Noel DiBona has announced he's running for at-large city councilor this fall.

Local Boy Scout groups merge into Spirit of Adventure Council

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:56
The merging of two regional Boy Scout Councils on July 1 created Massachusetts’ largest group, the Spirit of Adventure Council. The new group now boasts roughly 13,500 youth members, including Scouts from Milton, Quincy, Dorchester and South Boston. The Spirit of Adventure Council now encompasses the 52 communities that were formerly part of the Yankee Clipper Council and Boston Minuteman Council, based in Milton. [...]

Morning Jolt: Watch Chris Pratt do an amazing Jason Statham impression

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:16
We all love Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Parks and Recreation”), and now we love him even more after we found out he nailed a Jason Statham impression on “Saturday Night Live.” The sketch was cut from the broadcast, but thanks to the Internet, you can still watch it. In the sketch, Pratt plays Statham as he’s promoting Jason Statham’s Jason Steakums.

2 firefighters hurt battling Quincy blaze; damage estimated at $400,000

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:08
QUINCY – Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries Saturday after the fire department put out a two-alarm fire at an apartment house on Bessie Street, according to Quincy Deputy Fire Chief Paul Griffith.One was treated at the scene, while a lieutenant was transported to South Shore Hospital and treated for a cut on the face, a slight concussion and dehydration. He was released later that day. [...]

Mass. couples react to U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:34
Eleven years after the state's highest court granted them the right to marry, gay and lesbian couples in Massachusetts are celebrating Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision extending that right across all 50 states.

Escaped murderers: 1 killed, 1 being hunted

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 17:54
MALONE, N.Y. — The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to a weeks-long hunt for a second escaped murderer as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from the prison."Of course our preference would always be to capture them alive," New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico told a news conference as he announced late Friday the killing hours [...]

Kent Bush: Political bumper stickers say a lot about a person

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:17
You can learn a lot about a person by which cheap sticky defacements they attach to their vehicles. Some bumper stickers are preachy. Some are funny. But my favorite are always the political bumper stickers.When I see some of these personal automotive endorsements, I reach certain assumptions about the driver. I’m not saying I’m always right.These are just my assumptions.Rand Paul: When I see any bumper sticker with the last name Paul on a car, I assume the driver [...]

Morning Jolt: JK Rowling announces the return of Harry Potter

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:10
JK Rowling has announced on Twitter that she will be producing a new Harry Potter story for the London stage. Keri Lumm has the details about "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child."