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Russo’s market in Watertown makes its last sale

WATERTOWN — Loyal customers paid one last visit to Russo’s in Watertown to pick through the fresh produce or buy their favorite pastries before the iconic market closed for good Saturday afternoon. Tony Russo, who has been working at his family’s market for more than 70 years, announced in August...
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In Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, a tale of two neighborhoods

As a Black man in his 60s, Rudy Goodwin had seen enough to know that history was on the line when he showed up at his polling station Tuesday. “It was like having Obama on the ticket,” said Goodwin, a retired pipefitter from Roxbury. “We had a chance to elect our first Black mayor.”
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Tyngsboro Woman Seriously Injured After Hitting Pole In NH Rollover Crash

PELHAM, N.H. (CBS) — A Tyngsboro woman was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning with serious injuries after a rollover crash in Pelham, New Hampshire, in which she hit a telephone pole. 51-year-old Talisman Escott was identified as the driver. Just before midnight, Pelham Police received a call about a crash on Marsh Road. Investigators determined that Escott drove on the road side of the road and hit a telephone pole, splitting it in half. Her car then hit another vehicle parked in a driveway about 50 feet away from the pole. It then flipped over before coming to a stop on its roof against a tree. The woman involved in a car crash in Pelham, N.H. was seriously injured. (Photo Credit: Pelham Police Department) Escott was stuck in the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency crews. She was first taken to Lowell General Hospital before then being taken to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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Boston Police dispatchers warn of ‘dire straits’ staffing levels

Boston Police dispatchers are calling for help, saying increasingly low staffing levels are making a tough job untenable as more and more employees leave. Sean Murphy, a former BPD dispatcher, quit this year to work for the union that represents the workers, and he said he’s one of multiple dispatchers and calltakers who have had enough and left.
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Michelle Wu, Anissa Essaibi-George make their case for Boston’s Black voters

Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George have some serious ground to make up with Boston’s Black voters to become the city’s mayor. Voters in the Boston neighborhoods with the largest portion of Black residents, including Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roxbury, largely supported two of the three Black candidates in the mayoral primary last week: Acting Mayor Kim Janey and City Councilor Andrea Campbell.
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JV football player seriously injured during Saturday game in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — A 16-year-old football player at Northeast Metro Tech High School is recovering from a serious injury suffered during a junior varsity game on Saturday, school officials said. Superintendent David DiBarri confirmed Saturday evening that “the boy is alive and recovering.” The teenager, who is a junior, was knocked...

Father Charged In Dorchester Shooting That Grazed His 7-Year-Old Daughter

BOSTON (CBS) – Prosecutors say the suspect involved in a shooting on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester that injured a little girl is actually the child’s father. Jesse Fuller is accused of firing an unlicensed gun that grazed the seven-year old’s head with a bullet, but the defense says it was accident. According to prosecutors it was deliberately fired and ricocheted. “The actual discharge was intentional with the placement of his hand. We do not believe the weapon was pointed at the child by any means,” said prosecutor Amanda Cascione. The defense tells a much different...

Detectives investigating overnight jail death in Boston

BOSTON — Detectives are investigating the death of a person who was in custody at the Suffolk County Jail on Nashua Street in Boston. Officers responded to the jail around 1:25 a.m. Friday, an official said. Homicide detectives are investigating and police said that was standard procedure. Officials did not...

Longtime Watertown Grocery Store Russo’s Officially Closes

WATERTOWN (CBS) — After more than 100 years in business, Russo’s in Watertown has closed for good. On Saturday, the market known for its wide range of fresh produce closed its doors. Russo’s started as a small farm in Watertown more than 100 years ago. The owner, Tony Russo, has worked for his family business for more than 70 years.   Russo’s posted a message in August announcing Tony Russo’s retirement, stating that the grocery store would close in the fall.

Person Shot in the Arm in Roxbury

A person was shot in the arm near Nubian Square in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. The person was rushed to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening. No further information was immediately available.

Boston University students scammed out of more than $175K

BOSTON — Four Boston University students have been scammed out more than $175,000 since the start of September, the university said in an announcement. In the most recent incident, which was reported to the Boston University Police Department on Wednesday, the student received a phone call from an unknown individual who claimed to be a member of the Chinese Government accusing them of being involved in a crime.

Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests

BOSTON (CBS) — Not only is the Boch Center hosting performances Saturday at the Wang and Shubert theatres, but it is also making some history in the process. It will be the first performing arts center in Boston to offer on-site rapid COVID-19 tests. The Boch Center will be offered them to those attending Saturday’s performances. Testing will start at 6:45 p.m. in the Wang Theatre reception area to the right of the main theatre entrance. There is a $30 charge for rapid tests on site, and results become available in 15-30 minutes. Anyone attending a performance must be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the show. Masks are also required. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are playing at the Wang Theatre Saturday, and Manuel Turizo is performing Saturday at the Shubert Theatre. Both shows start at 8 p.m.
Milford Daily News

Race to support domestic violence victims returns in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM — “It was just another one of those bad days between him and I," said Melanie Winters, a South Shore resident. “And then it ended up outside and I screamed for help,” she said. Someone heard her, but she still had to escape from her boyfriend, Winters said. She...

Prosecutor: Man accused of shooting 7-year-old in Boston was child’s father

BOSTON (WHDH) - The shooter whose bullet grazed the head of a little girl in Dorchester on Thursday has been identified as the 7-year-old’s father, prosecutors said. Jesse Fuller appeared in court Friday to face charges in connection with the brazen shooting that happened in the area of Talbot Avenue near Codman Square around 4 p.m. the day prior.