Winthrop, MA

Haverhill, State Police Police Seize Guns, Fentanyl During Haverhill Raid Tuesday

A Haverhill man faces gun-related and fentanyl drug charges while a companion also faces a drug charge following a joint Haverhill and State Police raid on Tuesday. Robert F. Ryan Jr. and Valerie Davidson-Ryan, both 34 years old, were arraigned Wednesday in Haverhill District Court following their early Tuesday morning arrests in a room they rented on Nichols Street. Both were charged with fentanyl possession, while Robert Ryan was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm storing or keeping weapons and unlicensed possession of ammunition.
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Harvard Crimson

Cambridge Weighs Non-Police Public Safety Alternatives

The Cambridge government is considering two public safety alternatives to traditional policing, which now await action from the city manager before a vote by the City Council. Following a May report from the City’s Future of Public Safety Task Force, Cambridge officials are considering two proposals for policing alternatives — funding a non-governmental Holistic Emergency Alternative Response Team developed by local police abolition organization The Black Response, and establishing a city-led Cambridge Department of Community Safety.
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Mass. Communities in Need of More Snow Plow Drivers Before Weekend Storm

The Department of Public Works in Franklin, Massachusetts, is calling on all plow drivers. Like many other towns across the commonwealth, Franklin worries its staff will be stretched too thin to cover this weekend's snowstorm. Nick Jolly and the folks at Aubuchon Hardware in Franklin have made sure to stock...
Berkeley Beacon

Emerson’s chapter of Turning Point USA responds to suspension via “Emerson kinda sus” billboard truck

Months after being accused of propagating anti-Chinese rhetoric, Emerson’s chapter of Turning Point USA has mounted an advertising campaign targeting the college for “abandoning its promise of free speech.”. Emerson’s chapter of the conservative organization was briefly suspended for several weeks last fall, after community members alleged that...
Harvard Crimson

Today’s Scoop: Ben and Jerry’s Reopens in Harvard Square

The ice cream shop Ben and Jerry's reopened in a new location in Harvard Square after closing in 2020 because of Covid. By Truong L. Nguyen. Ben and Jerry's reopened its Harvard Square location on Dec. 21 following a nearly two-year-long hiatus. The shop — once located inside The Garage...

Home Care Specialists Expands in Ward Hill, Adds Jobs with Purchase of Larger Building

Home Care Specialists is adding jobs and expanding its footprint in Haverhill’s Ward Hill Business Park with the purchase of a larger building. The supplier of respiratory therapy and home medical equipment will move from leased space at 113 Neck Road to an existing building it bought at 63 Neck Road. Haverhill Bank provided a $2.9 million loan, which was guaranteed by MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth’s economic development and finance agency. The purchase allows Home Care Specialists to reduce expenses and streamline its services. It expects to create an additional 10 full-time jobs and five part-time jobs over the next three years.
Daily Free Press

Stone Gallery exhibition showcases art reflecting current social issues

A new exhibition, “Life Altering: Selections from a Kansas City Collection,” featuring works that reflect social issues including race, identity and climate change, recently opened its doors at Boston University’s Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery. The exhibition, which began Jan 18. and ends March 1st,...

Short-Handed Mount Everett Boys Battle to Road Win

WESTFIELD, Mass. – Anthony Rahilly scored 15 points Wednesday to lead the Mount Everett boys basketball team to a 54-50 win over Westfield Tech. Jordi Peck and Ben Monteleone each finished with 11, and Matt Lowe scored 10 as the Eagles prevailed without the injured Michael Ullrich. Monteleone hit...
Haverhill Gazette

Haverhill man with criminal history facing new charges

HAVERHILL — A Haverhill man who in 2018 was involved in a car chase during which shots were fired at police is facing new charges. Manuel Soto, 24, of 52 Highland Ave., was charged with being a fugitive from justice in New Hampshire and was also charged with witness intimidation and threats to commit a crime.

The Story Behind the Actual Dunkin’ Donut and Why It Was Retired

When Dunkin' Donuts opened its first shop in Quincy Massachusetts in 1950, it was a traditional coffee shop with a counter and stools. Wait staff would be behind the counter pouring fresh coffee into cups and serving their signature donuts. One of those donuts was named the Dunkin' Donut and had and small nub on it that you could hold to dunk in your coffee. But whatever happened to the Dunkin' Donut?
Daily Free Press

Staying positive in the midst of a cold Boston winter

Spring semester has officially started, and with it, the cold weather has taken over the city of Boston. I arrived a week ago to a freezing apartment on a dark Boston day. I cuddled up in my unmade bed and made myself a cup of peppermint tea to soothe my body.
Daily Free Press

MBTA proposes fare changes to busses, trains to improve equity across Boston

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority held a virtual meeting Wednesday to discuss changing fare prices for its services to help improve equity across the City of Boston. Fare changes include lowering the price for 1-day LinkPasses from $12.75 to $11, allowing second transfers on the subway or bus, introducing monthly passes to all modes for “Reduced Fare Riders” and instituting permanent 5-Day FlexPasses on the commuter rail, among other proposals.
Gloucester Daily Times

Tunes on the town

These bands are playing locally this week; schedule subject to last-minute changes. There is no cover charge unless indicated. Jane Potter on the piano, 6 to 9 p.m., 1606 Restaurant dining room, Beauport Hotel, 55 Commercial St., Gloucester. Mike O’Connell and Friends, 7 to 10 p.m., The Rhumb Line, 41...
Haverhill Gazette

Little River Dam project to include fishing, boating access

HAVERHILL — Responding to concerns of neighbors who live along Little River, plans for removing the Little River Dam and returning the river to its natural state have been revised to include more public amenities such as fishing and wildlife viewing spots, walking trails, canoe and kayak access points and even a bridge that crosses the river.