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12 Injured In Mission Hill Porch Collapse

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BOSTON (CBS) – A third floor porch collapsed in Mission Hill Friday night, sending seven people to Boston hospitals. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports play pause 12 Injured In Mission Hill Porch Collapse Mark Katic Download Boston EMS Deputy Supt. Mike Boss reported that a group of adults were on the porch at 1538…

Lake Placid Middle / High School Open House

Open House at the Lake Placid Middle School and High School will be held on Monday, September 16th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The Open House 2013 will start with an “assembly” in the auditorium from 6:00 PM to 6:20 PM. Following the assembly, Middle School families will follow their child(ren)’s schedule(s) Periods 1-9 of a “D” day…

Mass. Becomes First State To Join Alzheimer’s Information Program

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BOSTON (AP) — State officials say Massachusetts has become the first state in the nation to sign on to a program that provides employees information about Alzheimer’s Disease. Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration says the state’s partnership with the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance will give thousands of state workers information about early warning signs of the…

Bronx Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 1 In Critical Condition

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fire in the Bronx on Monday morning has left a wheelchair-bound man dead and his mother fighting for her life, officials said. The blaze in Bronxwood started around 6 a.m. at a six-story brick residential building on Colden Avenue near Williamsbridge Road, fire officials said. More than 100 residents were…

Police: West Bridgewater Teen Arrested For Trafficking Molly, Cocaine, Marijuana

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WEST BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – A 17-year-old from West Bridgewater is facing drug trafficking charges after police say they seized “significant quantities” of cocaine, marijuana and methylenedioxymethamphetamine, which is known more commonly as Molly, from his home. Kyle MacKinnon was arrested on Friday after police raided the home on Matfield Street. Detectives say they seized 23…

N.Y. Pet Cemeteries Can Now Bury Human Ashes

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some people refer to cats and dogs as their children. Now, they can spend eternity next to their furry family members. As WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported, a new state regulation allows pet cemeteries to bury human ashes along with deceased pets. play pause Pet Cemeteries Can Now Bury Human Ashes…

Gloucester Fisherman Pushes Congress For Disaster Aid

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BOSTON (AP) — A top fishing industry advocate has told a Congressional committee that New England fishermen need major improvements in fishing law, but first they need disaster aid. Gloucester fisherman Vito Giacalone of the Northeast Seafood Coalition testified Wednesday before a House committee considering the reauthorization of the nation’s fishery law. His testimony comes…

‘Suspicious’ Hempstead Fire Leaves 8 Homeless

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Eight people are homeless after a fire erupted at a house in Hempstead, Long Island, early Saturday morning. A police officer was on patrol just before 1:30 a.m. when he saw smoke coming out of the one-story, white house on Cornwall Lane, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported. He alerted those inside,…

At Issue: Syria Vote

A vote scheduled for this week in Congress on whether to authorize military action in Syria is on hold. But what would that vote mean for the President and American troops? …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

Bed Closures Hurting Small But Growing Oyster Industry In Mass.

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BOSTON (AP) — The recent closures of Massachusetts oyster beds due to bacterial contamination have caused angst in the state’s small but growing oyster industry. The culprit is the Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacterium, which has occurred in Massachusetts waters since the 1960s. Why it’s become a problem now, though, is a mystery. Average monthly daytime water…

Typical Temperatures Ahead

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After some massive moves in temperatures this week, more typical temperatures are coming in the week ahead. In Boston, this past Wednesday was the second hottest day of the entire summer but the 97 degrees did not beat the record for 9-11 which is an astounding 99 set in 1983! For 2013, it was surpassed…

Cops: Queens Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 59-year-old mother of two died when a drunken driver struck her with his car and then drove off, police said. Raj Chohan, 59, of Queens, had just parked her car around 7 p.m. Friday at 97th Avenue and 117th Street in Richmond Hill when she was hit by a 2013…