Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Abbi Matheson Globe Staff January 19, 2019 The first major snowfall event of the winter season is set to begin around 5 p.m. Saturday, bringing the potential for over a foot of snow in northern Massachusetts with lower totals in southern parts of the state.The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern and central Massachusetts from 4 p.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday.Forecasters have updated their prediction to include a higher chance of sleet, freezing rain, and even rain in some parts of the state on Sunday thanks to warmer temperatures. Advertisement There will be, however, a “significant front-end thump of snow” before the transition to mixed precipitation later Saturday night and into Sunday. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered … [Read more...] about Higher chance of mixed precipitation expected Sunday, but northern Mass. will still see at least a foot of snow
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matt Stout Globe Staff January 19, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican who once campaigned against raising taxes, unveiled a proposal Friday to hike the tax on Massachusetts real estate transfers by 50 percent, and funnel the more than $1 billion it could generate in the next decade into steeling cities and towns against the effects of climate change. The plan, which Baker intends to include in his state budget proposal on Wednesday, marks one of his most high-profile bids to address climate resiliency as he begins his second term.But it’s also expected to face heavy resistance within real estate circles, where trade groups warn a tax hike could exacerbate the region’s already steep housing costs. Advertisement Baker’s proposed tax increase would add nearly $1,200 in taxes to the sale of a $500,000 home, with those costs paid by the … [Read more...] about Governor Baker seeks big real estate sales tax hike to fund climate programs
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Martin Finucane Globe Staff January 18, 2019 Here are seven things to know about the BuzzFeed News report that’s making big news Friday. What did BuzzFeed report? BuzzFeed News reported Thursday night that President Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow that happened during the 2016 campaign. Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, has already pleaded guilty in federal court to lying to Congress about the tower negotiations. The startling new twist is that the president, according to two law enforcement sources, directed him to do it. Why is it a big deal? If true, it could mean that the president committed a crime called “subornation of perjury.” That is the crime of getting someone to commit perjury, or lie under oath. Some say such an action could also have broken the law against obstruction … [Read more...] about 7 things to know about the BuzzFeed News Michael Cohen report
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Abbi Matheson, John R. Ellement and Martin Finuane Globe Staff January 18, 2019 The first few, picturesque flakes may start drifting down from the gray sky Saturday afternoon, but that night things will start to get ugly, as a winter storm featuring snow, sleet, and freezing rain sweeps into Southern New England.The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the northern part of Massachusetts, warning of 8 to 16 inches of snow, with the highest amounts near the New Hampshire border. A winter storm watch has been issued for the lower tier of the state, including the city of Boston, warning of 4 to 9 inches.“A significant winter storm is in the cards for the region Saturday evening into Sunday afternoon,” the weather service said in an Internet posting. Advertisement A snowfall total forecast map showed totals generally … [Read more...] about Boston weather forecast: Winter storm warning issued for Northern Mass.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Kowalczyk Globe Staff January 18, 2019 Last May, a nurse at Winchester Hospital noticed an odd-looking clothes hook inside a staff restroom on the surgical unit. She inspected it more closely and saw a tiny lens embedded in the plastic. It turned out to be a hidden camera.Now, nearly nine months later, a well-known surgeon has been charged with trying to secretly record staff undressing. Dr. Dennis Begos, who was the hospital’s chief of surgery from 2007 to 2017, was arraigned last month in Woburn District Court and is awaiting trial. Begos, 56, is a Yale School of Medicine graduate. “He is a prominent and gifted surgeon who pled not guilty,’’ said his attorney, Paul Cirel, who would not comment further on the case. Winchester police charged Begos with one count of attempting to commit secret sexual surveillance. Advertisement The … [Read more...] about Surgeon accused of trying to record staff in Winchester hospital restroom