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Paranormal Investigator Dies At 92

Lorraine Warren, who along with her late husband Ed investigated paranormal events in Massachusetts and New York, died Thursday, April 18, according to the New England Society for Paranormal Research. She was 92. Warren and her husband investigated murders that led to The Amityville Horror movies and The Conjuring series, according to MassLive.com. In cases......

Traffic at Stop & Shop Down 75 Percent During Strike, Report Finds

A report from a company that tracks anonymous cell phone data found that Stop & Shop is got 75 percent less traffic from frequent customers of the supermarket last weekend than the previous weekend, which was before the strike occurred. The report, from a company called Skyhook, found that between Friday, April 12 and Sunday,......

Drag Queen Has Monthly Gig Presenting To Little Kids At Greenfield Public Library

The Greenfield Public Library is planning to host a drag queen telling stories to elementary school children on Saturday morning, as part of a monthly series of appearances there. This month’s appearance is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20. The performer, who identifies as Vivian Bates, has been performing once a month at the......

Harvard Square Bookstore Printing Copies of Mueller Report Every 8 To 10 Minutes As Anti-Trumpers Mine It For Nuggets

Harvard Book Store on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square is firing off printed versions of the 448-page Mueller Report on President Donald Trump’s non-collusion with the Russians every eight to 10 minutes. The privately owned store is not affiliated with the university of the same name but it is across the street from Harvard Yard......

Stop & Shop Picket Line Leads To Marriage Proposal

The produce manager at the Stop & Shop supermarket in Hyannis asked his girlfriend to marry him while both were standing in a picket line while on strike. Matt Chamsarian, of Marstons Mills, popped the question Wednesday afternoon to Ellen Kerrigan, of Dennisport – surprising her. She said yes. Fellow strikers cheered and applauded. The......

Lawyer Suggests Cape Cod Newborn Dad Was Mostly At Fault in Fatal Accident

The lawyer for the estate of a man who fled a police stop on Cape Cod and crashed into another car, killing the driver, is arguing that the other driver was mostly responsible for the crash. The widow of Kevin Quinn, 32, of Mashpee, who was driving home from a hospital where his wife had......

Opioid Activists Want Drug Marketer’s Name Gone From Harvard Building; Widow Says He’s Not To Blame

Dozens of protesters from opioid-death grief groups showed up outside a Harvard art museum calling for the university to remove the name of a drug manufacturer who donated most of the money to build it. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), a psychiatrist, made a fortune directly marketing drugs such as Valium to physicians. His brothers used......

Smiling Naked Man Crashes Into Yard, Walks Into House

A man who crashed his sport utility vehicle into a back yard while not wearing any clothes was arrested after the homeowners found him in their house – and then mugged for his mug shot. The driver, 35, of Watertown, Connecticut, offered a winning smile with his head cocked slightly to the right while sporting......

Vermont Lieutenant Governor To Celebrate ‘Cannabis Art’

Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman is planning to celebrate a date widely associated with marijuana a day early by holding a “Coffee With Constituents” event celebrating “cannabis art.” Zuckerman, 47, who grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, is the only Progressive Party member serving in statewide office in Vermont. (He also won the Democratic nomination before......

Maine Native Sues Son Over How He Managed Her $278 Million Lottery Winnings

A 90-year-old Maine native who won a $278 million Powerball lottery in 2013 is suing her son for mismanaging her money. Gloria C. Mackenzie, who now lives in Florida but used to live in East Millinocket, Maine, says she has lost more than $10 million while her son (who is also her caretaker) and the......

Swan Boats Return To Boston Public Garden

Saturday, April 13 is day one of the 143rd Swan Boats season on the lagoon of Boston Public Garden. The Paget family has been operating the Swan Boats, wooden paddle boats with a fiberglass swan in the bow, since 1877. The approximately 10-minute ride circumnavigates the two islands in the lagoon. The Swan Boats are......