Norwood Man Arrested After Causing Multiple Accidents
State Police apprehended a Norwood man after he reportedly caused several motor vehicle crashes on Route 93 North near Exit 2A in Canton.
Police arrested Christopher L. Brooks, 35, of Norwood, and charged him with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense).
He was arrested at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree at 12:45 p.m. after police received multiple 911 calls for an erratic driver causing accidents on Route 93, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Will Dedham Finally See a Senior Center?
After years of trying, Council on Aging Board chairwoman Leanne Jasset is hoping so after next Monday's Special Town Meeting.
“It’s probably been 30 years that the town has been trying to build a senior center in Dedham,” Jasset said.“Some of it has to do with funding, but most of it has to do with the NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) scenario. And most every neighborhood that it’s been proposed in the neighbors have been very outspoken about why they don’t want it there,” she said.
Stoughton Man Bringing Play About Fight for Marriage Equality to Local Church
He's not an actor and hasn't been involved with theater since his college days, but after seeing an online production of "8 The Play," Stoughton's Tom Grenon was moved to action.
"8," which premiered on Broadway in September of 2011 and in Los Angeles in March of 2012, deals with the issue of marriage equality for same-sex couples.
It chronicles the legal effort to overturn California's Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot proposition passed by voters in that state, which defined marriage in California as only between a man and a woman, even though California had previously recognized same-sex marriage.
Grenon, who married his long-time partner, Bill Bunce, shortly after Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage, saw the play on YouTube this past fall, went to the website for the play and saw a link for how to stage it and "just had to do it."
The play will be held at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St. in Brockton, Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. There will be a talk back session after each performance with representatives from Mass Equality on the panel.
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Motor Vehicle Stop in Foxborough Leads Police to Massive Drug Bust
A motor vehicle stop on Mechanic Street Thursday turned out to be much more for Foxborough police as officers made a drug trafficking bust after discovering 119 grams of cocaine in the operator’s vehicle.
Foxborough Police Sgt. John Chamberlin stopped a vehicle on Mechanic Street earlier in the day Thursday where indicators of criminal activity were present, according to the police department’s Facebook page.
“Sgt. Chamberlin subsequently scanned the vehicle with assistance of Foxborough Police K9, Marley, who alerted to the presence of narcotics,” Foxborough police said on Facebook. “The vehicle was brought back to the Foxborough police station where it was further searched by Sgt. Chamberlin, Marley, and the Massachusetts State Police.”
During a search of the vehicle, a hidden electronic compartment was discovered, according to police. Inside the compartment was 119 grams of cocaine and also discovered was approximately $2,000 in cash.The operator of the motor vehicle was arrested on a number of charges including trafficking in cocaine, according to police.