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3 Car Museums in Massachusetts

3 Car Museums in Massachusetts

Visitors to Massachusetts tend to focus their time in historic Boston or beautiful Martha’s Vineyard. But the Bay State is also home to several classic car museums that depict the rich history of automobiles in America. Check out the following three museums on your next trip. Heritage Museums & Gardens 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton at the Heritage Museums & Gardens While not solely an automobile museum, Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich has a permanent collection of classic cars ranging in date from 1899 to 1962. The vehicles are housed in the J.K. Lilly Automobile Gallery inside the museum […]

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Dedicated Bus Lanes Are Making Commutes Faster In And Around Boston, Data Show

Dedicated Bus Lanes Are Making Commutes Faster In And Around Boston, Data Show

An MBTA 73 bus bound for Harvard Square travels through the red painted lane restricted for buses and bicycles on Mt. Auburn Street at the Cambridge/Watertown line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Bus lanes are speeding up commutes in Greater Boston, according to newly compiled MBTA data. Several Boston-area communities have tested out bus-only lanes in recent years, including Arlington , Cambridge , Watertown and Everett . These bus lanes have made buses faster and more reliable, according to BostonBRT, an initiative focused on developing bus rapid transit in the region. BostonBRT is backed by the Barr Foundation, which funded the pilots. […]

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Massachusetts To Weigh ‘Right-To-Die’ Bills For Terminally Ill

Massachusetts To Weigh ‘Right-To-Die’ Bills For Terminally Ill

BOSTON (AP) — Legislation that would legalize the right to die for the terminally ill is the subject of a hearing on Beacon Hill. The legislation would allow those with a terminal illness or condition to ask their doctor for life-ending drugs. Advocates on both sides are expected to attend Tuesday’s hearing. In 2012 Massachusetts voters narrowly rejected a ballot question that would have allowed doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill. A handful of states, including California and neighboring Vermont, have approved similar bills. The Massachusetts Medical Society in 2017 said it was no longer opposed […]

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It’s summertime and the fishing is fine

It’s summertime and the fishing is fine

It’s a prime time to cast plugs for striped bass in New England. [File Photo/The Associated Press] Hide caption With scup, sea bass, winter flounder, and haddock regularly filling coolers, bottom fishermen are enjoying some of the best ocean fishing of the year off the New England coast now. A recent large regional fluke tournament was just won with a 10.2-pound fish, adding to the fun, just as other fluke up to 14 pounds were also being reported. Connecticut fishermen are further ecstatic that black sea bass season opened last week, while a record scup weighing 5.3 pounds was […]

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Driver In Randolph, NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Set To Face Judge

Driver In Randolph, NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Set To Face Judge

BOSTON (CBS) – The driver accused in a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists is set to be arraigned on Tuesday. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is charged with seven counts of negligent homicide following the Randolph crash. The 23-year-old waived extradition during an appearance in Springfield District Court on Monday. He was then taken back to New Hampshire to face charges. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy appeared in a Massachusetts court Monday (WBZ-TV) Police say Zhukovskyy was driving a pickup truck towing a trailer when he collided with a group of motorcyclists on Route 2 in Randolph on Friday. Zhukovskyy was an employee […]

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Two rescued in Brighton after trailer detaches from truck, comes crashing through front of SUV

Two rescued in Brighton after trailer detaches from truck, comes crashing through front of SUV

Two people were rescued from an SUV in Brighton Monday night after a trailer detached from a truck and came crashing through their windshield. The Boston Fire Department posted photos of the crash to Twitter, which show a large trailer bearing the NESN logo that came to rest on its side through the SUV’s windshield. A tech rescue response at 1143 for a trailer on top of an SUV at the corner of Market St and North Beacon St in Brighton. 2 passengers in the SUV , one had to be extricated by using the Jaws of Life . […]

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4 people were arrested at Encore Boston Harbor after opening, including alleged roulette cheaters

4 people were arrested at Encore Boston Harbor after opening, including alleged roulette cheaters

Encore Boston Harbor, a $2.6 billion casino and resort in Everett, opened on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Four people were arrested during Encore Boston Harbor’s first 24 hours in business, Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie said. Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon on charges that they cheated in the casino, Mazzie said. David Procopio, spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police, said Jankelli S. Volquez, 27, and Hector Hernandez, 56, were charged with cheating and conspiracy after being observed cheating at a roulette table, Another person was arrested on a trespassing charge after being kicked out of the casino, Mazzie […]

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Group of boys fires gun at Aquarium T station in downtown Boston, police say

Group of boys fires gun at Aquarium T station in downtown Boston, police say

The MBTA’s Aquarium station in downtown Boston was closed Sunday night after authorities said a group of boys allegedly fired shots at the station. Transit police said there was a disturbance onboard an inbound Blue Line train involving several boys, which continued onto the platform at Aquarium station around 9:50 p.m. As the group was walking out of the station, authorities said at least two shots were fired from a handgun. No one was struck, police said. Authorities closed the T station as detectives investigated the shooting. “We are extremely grateful no one was injured during tonight’s incident and […]

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Officers Shoot, Kill 19-Year-Old Who Opened Fire In Dorchester

Officers Shoot, Kill 19-Year-Old Who Opened Fire In Dorchester

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Police officers shot and killed a 19-year-old man who opened fire on them in Dorchester on Monday. Officers in the bicycle unit were responding to a shooting between two men on Geneva Street when they spotted one of the suspects running with a gun in his hand. That chase ended along nearby Penhallow Street where officers ditched their bikes. The officers issued several verbal commands for the suspect to drop the gun. “According to several witnesses, the suspect then pointed the firearm at the officers, and discharged the firearm at the Boston Police officers,” BPD […]

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July 4 travel in the Boston area includes free T service—and free coffee

July 4 travel in the Boston area includes free T service—and free coffee

Shutterstock The T will be free after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced. That means that buses, trolleys, trains, and commuter rail will be no-cost for riders getting home from Independence Day festivities—or heading out to late evening ones given that July 5 falls on a Friday. For most of the day July 4, the T will operate on a Sunday schedule; though subways will operate at rush-hour levels beginning at 2 p.m., the MBTA said. Commuter rail will operate on a Saturday schedule and the RIDE for those with physical challenges […]

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