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Quincy real estate mogul Dan Flynn charged with fraud

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:29
QUINCY – A high-profile Quincy real estate agent and auctioneer has been arrested on federal charges, accused of taking millions of dollars from investors for fraudulent deals.

Compressor station opponents demonstrate in Weymouth

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:12
Opponents of a proposed natural gas compressor station in North Weymouth brought their message to Route 3A commuters on Friday.

Bacteria closes 4 South Shore beaches

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:58
Broady (Baker) and Germantown Fire Station beaches in Quincy, Peggotty Beach in Scituate and the Hill Top section of White Horse Beach in Plymouth have been closed to swimming as a result of contamination.Broady (Baker) was nine times over the bacteria limit for swimming and the Germantown beach was more than three times the limit.Peggoty Beach was within bacteria levels considered safe for swimming, [...]

Morning Jolt: Former franchisee says Subway knew about Jared Fogle's behavior

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:06
A former franchisee says she alerted an advertising executive at Subway after Jared Fogle spoke to her about having sex with minors in 2008.

Bacteria closes 5 South Shore beaches

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 19:03
The Milton Road section of Wollaston Beach in Quincy, Peggotty and Lighthouse Point beaches in Scituate, Landing Road in Duxbury and the Hilltop section of White Horse Beach in Plymouth have been closed to swimming as a result of contamination.Peggoty Beach was within bacteria levels considered safe for swimming, but reained closed because of extremely high contamination detected last week. Water samples taken Tuesday and Wednesday at [...]

Morning Jolt: Justin Bieber look-alike Toby Sheldon found dead

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:02
The 35-year-old was reportedly found dead in a motel after being reported missing on Aug. 18. He spent a fortune on plastic surgery to make him look like Justin Bieber.

Youngsters perform at Quincy library talent show

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:39
QUINCY - The children’s talent show at the Thomas Crane Public Library offered singing, dancing and a little bit of magic.Twenty-six children between the ages of 4 and 13 displayed their talents Wednesday night.The Friends of Thomas Crane Public Library sponsored the event for the eighth year, show organizer Jane Miller said."Not a lot of venues do this," said Gail Columbare, the emcee for the show. "It’s a [...]

Braintree resident to be 1st Hispanic to lead Massachusetts Bar Association

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:31
Robert W. Harnais, the son of Argentine parents, will be the Massachusetts Bar Association's first Hispanic president. He's also the chairman of the Braintree planning board.

VIDEO: Virginia TV reporter, cameraman shot during live interview

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:26
A TV news reporter and cameraman were killed Wednesday morning in a shooting captured in a live broadcast, and the gunman remains at large, police said. [...]

THE BEER NUT: Urban Chestnut arrives in Massachusetts

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:13
With all of the new local beers being released, sometimes new out-of-state breweries get lost in the shuffle.That was the case for the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company of Missouri. I completely missed the company's entry into the Massachusetts market until I visited the Vin Bin in Marlborough last week. There, they had four-packs of three different Urban Chestnut beers, packaged in 16.9-ounce bottles.A little about Urban Chestnut: The brewery was founded in 2011 by former [...]

On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:40
MONETA, Va. — The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened.Within hours, the carefully scripted carnage carried out by a disgruntled former colleague spread to millions of viewers gripped by what had transformed into a social media storm. The governor initially described a car chase on [...]

Morning Jolt: Trump lambastes Univision reporter at press conference

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:08
Watch as Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tries to ask Donald Trump questions at the Republican presidential candidate's news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. “He just stands up and starts screaming,” Trump said later. “He was out of order.”

Quincy firefighters swiftly put out industrial blaze

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:08
Heated metal objects set a stack of wood pallets on fire at Industrial Heat Treating at 6 a.m .Wednesday. A deputy chief said the metal fell onto the pallets as they were being moved. No one was injured.

Secretary of State Galvin posts schoolchild vaccination info

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 15:15
As parents across the state prepare to send their children back to school, Secretary of State William Galvin this week added information about recommended immunizations for children to his website."Parents are beset with the contradictory arguments over vaccinations as children are heading back to school," Galvin said in a statement. "This information will tell them when recommended immunizations should be given at ages ranging from birth to [...]

Morning Jolt: China's stock market plunges again

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:10
China's Shanghai Composite Exchange plunged again on Tuesday, giving investors the jitters worldwide. China announced on Tuesday that it's cutting interest rates for the fifth time since November, to boost the slowing economy.

Morning Jolt: Tourist rescued after leaving message in sand

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 09:13
The 63-year-old British tourist wandered more than 12 kilometers from his campsite.