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Naked Boston man arrested after allegedly climbing into drop ceiling of women's restroom and assaulting elderly man at Logan International Airport — BOSTON - A 26-year-old is in police custody following a bizarre incident at Logan International Airport on Saturday. According to Massachusetts State Police, they were called around noon to investigate after Cameron Shenk, a 26-year-old from Boston, allegedly walked into a female restroom at the airport and removed all of his clothes before climbing up and into the drop ceiling.
Nov 22, 2014

Naked #Boston man arrested after allegedly climbing into drop ceiling, assaulting elderly man at Logan Airport-

Holyoke Children's Museum sets 'Holiday Breakfast' to include gift discussion with Santa Claus — HOLYOKE -- Santa Claus will be available for desired-gift conferences at the Holyoke Children's Museum's "Holiday Breakfast" Nov. 30. "Come tell Santa what a good kid you've been this year," a press release from the museum said. The event is $10 a person and will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Black Friday 2014 protests to target 1,600 Walmart stores, including dozens in New England — While thousands of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday to save a couple bucks, others will spend their day at WalMart stores across the country to demonstrate in a call for the world's largest retailer to offer its employees better wages and working conditions.

Boston's Big Dig last payment: Massachusetts officials OK $89 million settlement — BOSTON - Nearly 20 years after the state awarded a $378 million Big Dig highway project contract, Patrick administration officials this week approved an $88.7 million settlement with a joint venture, saying it represented the project's last disputed payment.

Body found at Look Park in Northampton; believed to be Reed Bennett, missing Easthampton man: Hamp DA — NORTHAMPTON - A body found Friday afternoon just inside the entrance to Look Park is believed to be that of Reed Bennett, an Easthampton man who was the subject of a missing-person search since Monday, according to an official with the office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @PaddyJ1325: sad end to search for missing Easthampton man. body found at Look Park, official say #westernma

Nov 21, 2014

sad end to search for missing Easthampton man. body found at Look Park, official say #westernma

West Side beats Whitman-Hanson for State D1 Soccer Finals

Nov 21, 2014

RT @masslivenews: West Springfield girls beat Whitman-Hanson for State D1 Soccer Finals - Photo Gallery by @d_roback - masslive

WMECo 29 percent electricity rate hike approved by the state Department of Public Utilities — SPRINGFIELD - The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Friday approved a 29 percent Western Massachusetts Electric Co.'s basic rate for electricity customers. The utility, also known as WMECo, asked for the rate increase because natural gas, the fuel used to generate most of the electricity in New England, is in short supply.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @JimKinney413: State regulators OK rate hike for Western Mass Electric Co. WMECo. @wmeco

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Nov 21, 2014

RT @JPignatiello: Video of @kathryn_ob1's state championship-winning goal in overtime for West Springfield against Whitman-Hanson:…

Live Coverage: Friday night's girls soccer state finals - Division I, Division III — By on November 21, 2014 2 p.m. It is state soccer championship weekend and things get rolling Friday night at WPI as the Division I and Division III girls titles are decided. MassLive will provide live coverage of both games in the chat below, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @MassLiveHS: West Side wins 1-0 in OT. Kathryn O'Brien scored the winner. Live Coverage: Friday night's state finals — MassLive

MGM executive takes aim at UMass Amherst researcher in charge of new problem gambling study for Mass. Gaming Commission — Dr. Rachel Volberg is a UMass Amherst professor who has been researching gambling and problem gambling for nearly 30 years, but it seems at least one MGM executive isn't a fan of her work. During a Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting on Thursday, Alan Feldman, executive vice president of MGM Resorts International, took aim at Volberg, who is now leading the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @masslivenews: MGM executive takes aim at UMass Amherst researcher in charge of new problem gambling study for Mass. ... #mapoli

Nov 21, 2014

MGM executive takes aim at UMass Amherst researcher in charge of new problem gambling study-…

Nov 21, 2014

Longmeadow Select Board to meet to address possible 'voting irregularities' at Special Town Meeting

Judge says Massachusetts State Police stop and search in Holyoke drug, gun case not legal, tosses evidence — SPRINGFIELD - A Hampden Superior Court judge's ruling has thrown out all the evidence in a drug and gun arrest of Holyoke resident Juan Pacheco by Massachusetts State Police. Judge Edward J. McDonough Jr.

Final destination: Richy Werenski advances in 2015 Tour qualifying tournament — So far, so good. South Hadley native Richy Werenski advanced for the third time in his quest to reach the Web.Com Tour in 2015. His latest accomplishment came Friday, when we earned one of 19 bids available at a second-stage qualifier at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla.
Nov 21, 2014

ICYMI . . . @werenskir advanced to Tour final-stage qualifier in Dec.

Goshen man dies after being shot in the leg during alleged drug deal in Pittsfield — PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say a 29-year-old man shot in the leg during what police say was a drug deal in Pittsfield earlier this week has died. The Berkshire district attorney's office says Anthony Gamache, of Goshen, died at the hospital Wednesday night, a day after he was shot while sitting in a car in the parking lot of a supermarket.

Western New England University football player John Perry, accused of fracturing girlfriend's skull, was hostile after alleged assault, police testify | — SPRINGFIELD - Dazed, bleeding and suffering from a fractured skull, the girlfriend of a Western New England University football player told police her boyfriend never meant to hurt her, a Springfield police officer recalled Thursday. "She said 'Don't be mean to him; he didn't mean it," Sgt.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @masslivenews: Police: WNEU football player accused of fracturing GFs skull was hostile after alleged assault