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Bridgewater haven with horseback riding for people with disabilities set to reopen soon

BRIDGEWATER — A longstanding hub for recreation, therapy and resources serving children and adults with disabilities is set to reopen thanks to a new partnership with Easterseals Massachusetts. Easterseals last week announced a merger with The Bridge Center in Bridgewater and, according to Easterseals Massachusetts President Paul Medeiros, the tentative plan is to reopen late this year with limited programming and pickup to full swing sometime in 2023. ...
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Moped driver seriously injured after crash with truck in Rockland

ROCKLAND, MASS. (WHDH) - A moped driver was left with serious injuries after their vehicle collided with a pickup truck in Rockland on Sunday, according to officials. Calls for an accident on West Water Street first came in around 12:45 p.m., according to Rockland Police. First responders arriving near Icehouse Woods Lane soon found the scene of the crash, involving a moped that apparently collided with a trailer attached to a pickup truck.

COVID cases climb as Brockton-area officials adapt to a new normal

BROCKTON — COVID-19 cases in Brockton have increased and continue to see over a 5% positivity rate in the past few weeks, even though President Joe Biden and local leaders have started to consider the pandemic as a concern of the past.  “The pandemic is over,” Eno Mondesir, Brockton’s executive health officer, said, agreeing with the president’s controversial statement on Sept. 18 in an interview with CBS’s "60 Minutes." ...

Meet the face behind Brockton's premiere food vlogger 'Everybody Gotta Eat'

BROCKTON— "Everybody Gotta Eat" is one local food blogger's catch phase and life motto.  The Instagram page created by self-taught foodie Emmanuel Mervil, "Everybody Gotta Eat," with over 17,000 followers, isn't just an ordinary food blog but a page that builds community and brings foodies together.  "My mission is to uplift and bring awareness to different entrepreneurs...

Man killed in Foxborough crash after leaving Providence club, police say

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said Monday that a man died over the weekend after a highway crash in Foxborough. Police said that 23-year-old Henry Augustin, of Somerville, Massachusetts, died from injuries he sustained in the crash Sunday. Augustin and five other men, all in their 20s,...

Quincy man killed by car after his vehicle breaks down on I-93

BOSTON – A Quincy man was hit and killed by a car after he got out of his disabled vehicle on Interstate 93 in Dorchester, State Police said. Police said Christian Yemga, 34, of Quincy, was hit after getting out of his Hyundai Sonata, which authorities believe became disabled on the southbound side of the highway near Exit 12 overnight Friday.

Man involved in 6-passenger Foxboro accident has died

FOXBORO, MASS. (WHDH) - One of the six men involved in a rollover crash on I-95 North in Foxboro has died from his injuries, according to State Police. This man has been identified as Henry Augustin, 23, of Somerville. The six men involved in the crash were all in a...

Picket Vibes: My Participation in the Longest Strike in Starbucks History

Between July 18 and September 19, at all hours of day and night, at least two people sat outside of the Starbucks location at 874 Commonwealth Avenue, on the border of Brookline and Boston. This was a round-the-clock strike that demanded an end to union-busting practices and unsafe working conditions at Starbucks.

'Anyone who needs a coat will have one': Annual Coats for Kids drive to begin Oct. 3

Anton’s Cleaners will hold its 28th Coats for Kids & Families winter coat drive from Oct. 3 to Jan. 8 to help people keep warm this winter. This year’s goal is to collect 50,000 new or gently used coats. Extra-large jackets and infant and toddler sizes are especially in demand. The drive does not accept sweatshirts, vests and spring coats, boots, scarves, or gloves or garments with rips, tears and stains.