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Mass. Pike Closures Coming

Mass. Pike Closures Coming

Beginning Sunday night for about six months, lanes will be closed in order to create work zones for substructure rehabilitation work.
Brookline Issues Tick Advisory

Brookline Issues Tick Advisory

Last year, 12 people contracted Lyme disease from tick bites in Brookline.
Mass. Lawmakers Approve Booze Sales on Sunday Mornings

Mass. Lawmakers Approve Booze Sales on Sunday Mornings

Currently, retail alcohol may not be sold until noon on Sundays—a remnant of the state's "blue laws."
8 Jobs Available with the Town of Brookline

8 Jobs Available with the Town of Brookline

Available positions include a civil engineer and maintenance worker.
MBTA Fares Increase 5 Percent

MBTA Fares Increase 5 Percent

A new commuter rail operator also took over.
Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6%

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6%

The unemployment rate has dropped 1.4% since May of last year.
Brookline Memorial Day Ceremony Monday

Brookline Memorial Day Ceremony Monday

The "Brookline Remembers" program will be held at Town Hall at 11 a.m.
Brookline Voters Elect Daly, Franco for Selectboard

Brookline Voters Elect Daly, Franco for Selectboard

The pair beat out challengers Brooks Ames and Arthur Wellington Conquest III during the annual town election.
Brookline to Choose Leaders in Local Election

Brookline to Choose Leaders in Local Election

The annual town election is Tuesday. Voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Should Massachusetts Legalize Pot?

Should Massachusetts Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is our state next in line?
Brookline Awarded $144K to Repair Potholes

Brookline Awarded $144K to Repair Potholes

The 2014 Pothole and Winter Recovery Program awarded $40 million for cities and towns across the state.
Joe Kennedy Announces Re-election Bid

Joe Kennedy Announces Re-election Bid

Kennedy's seat is up for re-election this fall.
MBTA Bus Stations to Receive Countdown Clocks

MBTA Bus Stations to Receive Countdown Clocks

The clocks will notify riders when the next bus on each route will leave.
Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Sgt. Cepeda

Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Sgt. Cepeda

U.S. Army sergeant was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week.
Brookline Flu Clinic Set for This Week

Brookline Flu Clinic Set for This Week

Health Department to hold clinic on Wednesday.
Naughton Ends Campaign for Attorney General

Naughton Ends Campaign for Attorney General

Clinton state representative says he’ll run for re-election instead.
Brookline Democrats Caucus Saturday

Brookline Democrats Caucus Saturday

Delegates will be elected to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in June.
Former USDA Administrator to Formally Announce Lt. Governor Run Friday

Former USDA Administrator to Formally Announce Lt. Governor Run Friday

Holliston resident James Arena-DeRosa will launch his campaign at the Red Cross Food Pantry in Roxbury.
Coakley Up Big on Baker in New Gubernatorial Poll

Coakley Up Big on Baker in New Gubernatorial Poll

Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey has AG leading by 13 percent.
Task Force Lays Out 44 Recommendations to Curb Gun Violence

Task Force Lays Out 44 Recommendations to Curb Gun Violence

The Massachusetts Coalition to End Gun Violence issued a report Monday calling for stricter gun laws in the Commonwealth.