Somerville News

Local news for Somerville, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The House and Senate are offering up competing versions of a bill to rewrite the state's new recreational marijuana law, but the House version, behemoth though it may be, is superior to what the Senate has proposed. That's in large part because the Senate has decided to leave the tax rate for pot sales untouched.

According to the US Attorney's office, Leonard Leseman, 58, sent more than 30 meth packages to Robert Annette in Somerville and Provincetown between 2011 and 2013: Leseman and Annette communicated via text message to discuss the logistics for orders, shipments and payments. For example, regarding a package that Leseman sent Annette, Leseman advised him: "You'll see 3 blind mice eating ice cream."

As a teenager, T.J. Parker had a part-time job in the industry he's now trying to upend. His father owned a small pharmacy in Concord, N.H., and Parker used to make delivery runs to patients who couldn't come into the store.

Cambridge News

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This Saturday at roughly 2:38 AM Eastern Time an asteroid bigger than a football stadium will whiz past Earth at 28,000 miles per hour and almost certainly not hit us. But that won't be the end of it.

In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photograph, Chicago mobster Al Capone is seen at a football game in Chicago. Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend.

Doug Rauch opened Daily Table in a low-income area of Boston two years ago. The nonprofit grocery store has been a pioneer in its approach to food waste, food deserts, hunger, and obesity.

Boston News

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Optimus Ride, a MIT spinoff company developing self-driving technology, recently received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to test highly automated vehicles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MassDOT along with the City of Boston to enable testing of self-driving vehicles on roads and public property in the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, beginning in Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, owned by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation and located along the South Boston Waterfront.

Police are at the Home Depot in the South Bay Mall, investigating a sexual assault on a worker around 8:10 p.m., allegedly by a young teenager, who was himself taken to the hospital for cuts suffered when bystanders tackled him. Help keep Universal Hub going.

The US arm of Japan-based apparel and shoemaker Asics has signed a 10-year lease at 125 Summer St., in downtown Boston, where it will run its new product creation and design lab. The company will take over 25,168 square feet of space on the second floor of the office building just a few steps from South Station, as it positions itself to compete for top talent against New Balance, Converse, and Reebok in Boston.

Watertown News

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According to Zacks, "Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company. It engages in the research and development of molecule drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C virus, respiratory tract infections, intravenous and oral treatments.

A visually impaired Palestinian student attends a lesson at a school, where the pupils are taught English through song and music, in the West Bank city of Hebron, March 2, 2016. Palestinian students at a school for the blind in the West Bank are learning English through song, a welcome departure from using Braille and memorizing grammar rules.

BELMONT, Mass.-Researcher George Aghjayan will lead a series of genealogy workshops beginning on, June 22, at 7 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, Mass. 02478.  Subsequent meetings on Thursdays June 29, July 13, and July 20 , with additional sessions being planned for the fall.

Brookline News

Local news for Brookline, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Joseph H. Murray Jr., 92, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered peacefully into rest at the Meadow View Center in North Reading on Thursday, June 15. Joseph was born in Boston on April 11, 1925, one of two children of the late Joseph H. Murray Sr. and Helen Murray. Raised and educated in Dorchester, Joe entered the United States Army with his parents permission at age 17. Stationed in Europe as an aviation engineer, Joe was working with gliders when he was injured while performing his duties during the Rhineland Campaign.

Today is the first yartzeit of a beloved teacher, mentor, writer, reluctant modern prophet and a unique voice for humanity that can't be replaced. It's the first yartzeit of Professor Elie Wiesel of blessed memory.

June 20, 2017 - Congratulations to Professor Alex Rodriguez on his appointment as Faculty Athletics Representative.