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morning, and the city wants to use a little bit of imagination for a pedestrian paradise. where this pop-up plaza will be this morning. complete new england coverage tarts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. good tuesday morning. it is 4:30 on august 30. i am julie grauert. >> daniel: i am daniel miller. a comfortable start of the day in many places. people may people may need a light jacket. yes, we are talking about a light jacket. shiri spear in the storm tracker weather center looking at the area. a chilly start. >> shiri: you can see it here. this where it is significantly cooler this morning versus yesterday at the same time. 17-degree cooler in norwood. 14 degrees cooler in bedford and fitchburg, 15 degrees cooler in nashua. that leaves us at 65 degrees in boston. tons of 50s in peabody, 59. norwood, 53.
fitchburg, lower 50s. jaffrey and temple new hampshire both at 50 on the nose. the risk for dropping into the 40s here before the warm-up takes off. upper 50s to the out shore to 65 in sandwich and 64 in the vineyard. day planner, 50s and 60s to start. 79 degrees at noon. a mix of sun and scattered clouds today. 3 p.m. about 83 degrees for the kids coming home from cool. the bus stop forecast coming up. julie with live drive time traffic. shiri, want to remind everyone that westbound lanes in the ted williams tunnel isn't going to be closed not something major but until a.m. we will have them closed tomorrow morning until 5 a.m. the other icon is the project that will wrap up in a half on hour. 23 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway. 20 minutes on 93 south as you head from andover down to the zakim bridge. an uber driver is facing charges accused of exposing himself to teenaged girls and
has been caught in a similar situation. fox25's stephanie coueignoux live in everett this morning as stephanie has been digging deep neither other incident that has the mayor calling for tighter guidelines. >> reporter: he is actually calling this absolutely unacceptable because that very same driver was arrested last march, and yet he was still allowed to drive for uber. he is now sent this letter to uber demanding to meet and discuss exactly how they screen their drivers. after this latest incident, paul griffin, who remained in jail this morning after he was arraigned in court yesterday. he was still working for uber when he was arrested in everett on sunday. police say on sunday, he drove by two young girls and then exposed and fondled himself while he was alone in his car. and we have learned that griffin was also arrested last month after boston police say he exposed himself to two
incidents in malden. the mother of one malden teen said griffin propositioned her daughter last week. >> why he driving for uber. why is he out on the street. why isn't he registered as a sexual predator. i don't understand this. i don't understand the criminal justice system. >> reporter: everett mayor calling on the legislature to act writing in part to amend this legislation, to immediately require thorough background fingerprinting. clearly the drivers should be thoroughly receipted and they are not. uber did say they did a criminal background check when they first hired griffin and apparently cleared that back ground check but did not explain why they did not know about the 205 arrest and why they didn't fire him then. in everett, i am stephanie coueignoux, fox25 news. a holliston man is held without bail charged with stockpiling weapons and
muslims. he was arraigned in federal court following a three-week investigation. during raid of his home, federal agents seized ammo, supplies to make explosives and hand-written notes threatening violence against muslim appear a dip administer warned them that gargulo wanted to bomb police stations and kill as many homeland officers as he could. a second letter said he expressed anger that he family at martha's i didn't know yard. he faces years in prison if convicted. more controversial comment at the governor of maine and this time he is tablinging aim at our state. christine mccarthy is blaming two cities for a major drug epidemic. >> reporter: his remarks linking race to maine's opioid problem stirred controversy. governor paula page did not
meth arrests are white. the heroin fentanyl arrests are not white people, they are hispanic and black and from lowell and waterbury, connecticut and brooklyn. an active participant in all the conversations we had here. >> reporter: she ducked out of the following news conference leaving questions for mass governor charlie baker who wouldn't comment specifically about the inflammatory neighborhood, no race, no class. it is -- it is just pervasive as anything i have ever seen. in my 30 years of health care. >> reporter: lawrence mayor dan rivera said paige is ill-informed and lawrence and lowell are scapecoats for the nationwide drug problem. >> the drug crisis in our community is serious and we don't have time for this kind of.
find solutions rath he than call out his community. >> i am hour the people of maine would rather have their governor think of the stream and more detoxs and more counseling instead of picking on a small city in massachusetts. former lowell mayor and city councillor rodney elliott had a lot to say. issued a statement urging lapage to take responsibility for what he called his own state's drug problem and he urged him to apologize to both lowell and lawrence. in boston, christine mccth fox25 news. a brookline couple says their hillary for prison sign keeps getting vandalized. they live on this busy intersection. when they first put up the sign a woman threw paint on it and over the weekend a man cut the sign down. all could caught on camera. a man dropped his phone under the sign which was filled with
that was done afterwards. and we -- we believe that there is a selfie of the person who owned the phone. >> daniel: brookline police are still working this case and hope to make an arrest soon. if anyone has any information about the woman who allegedly threw paint on the sign, you are asked to give them a call too with tips. a local police lieutenant facing federal charges that he defrauded his department. investigators say tom is taking private detail jobs when he is supposed to be working for the city. a move that the feds say could cost taxpayers $11,000. record show that corlis made $234,000 in 2014, including close to $87,000 in overtime. a nashua new hampshire moth hears been found guilty of beating her 3-year-old daughter to death. the judge calling caitlyn marin angry and deceitful when she was convicted of
yesterday. marin beat her child over thanksgiving week because the girl wet herself and got up to get food in the middle of the night. she faces 35 years to life in prison when sentenced in december but prosecutors will ask for more time. planters and fencing will be used to treat a temporary version. fox25's hen then there now. michael, there is also so planners can get a better idea of humor permanent version would work >> reporter: today leaders want to make this work. they think could be a very good idea. this pla za at franklin and arch streets. it is a good idea for pedestrians in particular. they want to see how it all plays out this this is howl it is playing out right now. we are a few hours early before this really kicks into gear. and so you can just see the traffic cones there making sure nobody parks on that side of the street where the artist rendering shows this pop-up plaza will happen between 8
the mayor's office sent us a picture of what the plaza could look like long term once a permanent deion is settled upon president walks can be extended. a lot of places to sit and relax. the boston transportation department says today's pilot program and pop-up plaza is a way for designers to gauge have to see if anyone will show up and get a sense on what impact this will have on traffic. they want to work through any of those potential issues before they settle on the design a one-lane street. couple of lanes of traffic and a turning lane. taking away any of that can cause congestion. commercial parking on the identify that will have to be released and folks will have to look at that. issues to work out, but city leaders think today could be a good time and a good step for a permanent solution. 8 to 11:00. we will have this here on fox25 morning news. nor now live at downtown crossing, michael henrich, fox25 news. woman who ran a boston
drowning. chelsea russell was at a lake with her family when her 2-year-old son fell in the water. jumped in and held her above the water. others held above the water but russell was already unconscious. she ran a marathon twice and leaves behind two children ages 2 and 5. students have returned to a brand-new sandy hook elementary school. the students are the first to attend sandy hook since a gunman killed 26 people in the building four years ago. the construction of milford, massachusetts built the new cool on the same location as the old one. the classrooms where the shooting happened is part of an unmarked grassy area in the middle of a parking lot. a troubled college is no longer accepting new students. itt technical institute has stopped all new enrollments. the education department said new students will not be eligible for federal financial aid. the school is the target of several investigations. in april the state of massachusetts filed a lawsuit accusing the school of using
deceptive advertising practices. campuses in norwood and wilmington. we check traffic and weather every ten minutes. expressway nice and light volume out there in the single digits. average speed 60 miles per hour as you head from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. shiri. i have got kids going back to school today and lowell, 58 degrees for through at 6 a.m., about 57 degrees. that is when temperatures bottom out. look how slow of a warm-up it is. 7 a.m., kids in lowell probably going to want some kind of white, long sleeved layer. going to be a t a little milder. bus stop forecast in malden involves a lot of lower 60s. we will take you hour by hour through today's warm-up in your town next. we were talking about this story a little bit earlier. a pair of designer kicks created to look like they are well-worn. we will tell you how much these sneaker also set you back. the coaching staff is in the clear after an entire high
football coaches at framingham high school are back on the job and this season will continue. last week several players developed blisters and burns on their hands during a drill. it happened after they touched the school's artificial turf field. the coaching staff was put on leave while they investigated. the scrimmage scheduled for last weekend was also cancelled. last year framingham superintendent reinstated the staff including head coach gary doherty. >> we should find out what the
practice or have limited field contact. >> daniel: he said he never seen players get burns like during a practice. so far, the red sox are getting career years from mookie betts and rick porcello and both were at their best against tampa. betts put the sox on the board with his 30th home run of the season. drills the sign above the monster seat. looking good porcello had seven strong winnings to wick up the 18th win of the year. help from zander bogart. then mookie again a hit to left drives in big papi. red sox win 9-4. fit bit is launching a new target for simmers. it can survive in the shower and pool. fit bit will phase out its
tag will remain the same. new numbers are painting a grim picture of safety on the country's roads. according to the department of transportation, last year alone, $35,000 people died in crashes up 7% from the year before. the highest increase in traffic deaths since 1966; however, the number of traffic deaths in massachusetts actually dropped between 2014 and 2015. we do check traffic and weather together every ten minutes. and i want to remind you that for the next 15 minutes or westbound lanes of the ted williams tunnel will be closed for overnight work. detour sumner tunnel. expressway, wide open. 128 looking good from dedham through needham up to the pike. north of the pike, no issues on route 1 and 93 south. 12 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 23 minutes on 93 south. 23 minutes from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now with a little bit cooler start to the day today.
a bright day ahead. i like the way tuesday is shaping up. humidity comes back into play tomorrow, and we have got scattered showers in the forecast late wednesday through thursday and unfortunately, it is not a widespread speaking rain. it has to be kind of hit or miss style. i have the timeline on that coming up. high pressure is driving for today. a day away from that weather system getting close to us. that means 6 a.m. temperatures here running in the 50s and the lower 60s. so i have got boston at 64. most of the burbs though, if the next couple of hours. we will find 50s out there. a chilly start to the day. by 8 a.m., i have a feeling that any kind of light jacket will easy come off. mid- to upper 60s back in town. by lunchtime today, it will be mid- to upper 70s. even 80 degrees in norwood. and you can also see that we start to see a few more clouds bubble up especially down across the cape and likely up and down the coastline with winds coming in off the water. so a mix of sun and scattered clouds this afternoon.
pretty easy in the upper 70s and lower 80s. high temperatures reach 84 in spots like lawrence and bedford to 83 in nashua, new hampshire. 79 in worcester and in boston. lower 80s from the seacoast to the north shore down to the south shore and upper 70s over the cape and the vineyard about 75 degrees. nantucket. lows tonight back in the 60s. not quite as fresh when you wake up tomorrow morning is what we have out there now. humidity is a little higher. temperatures are a little bit higher, and they en that's why we have more 90s coming to town. norwood and bedford and lawrence. 89 in nashua and fitchburg. 90 in beverly. 89 in boston and 86 in plymouth. low and mid-80s for the cape. tomorrow will be a sticky kind of stifling day, and most of the day ends up dry. here you can see future cast. blasted through your wednesday. 8 p.m. remember hazy, hot and humid. as this cool front gets closer, the evening chances of
into your thursday morning. a snapshot of thursday at 8 a.m. and the rain is a little bit overdone here. we have patchy and mostly lighter showers along this front. it sags into southeastern massachusetts thursday afternoon and that's where we have the best chance of a shower even afternoon and thunderstorm. rest of the region, especially boston and north of the mass pike ends up drying out thursday afternoon and the rest of the a area dries out by the evening and this is when we have cooler, drier air working in latel into friday and the weekend. at the same time that front should help protect us from any of these tropical systems that are developing now and help steer them out to sea. so tropical depression 8 still waiting for this one to turn into a tropical storm, expected to happen in the next 24 hours. it is making a little hook close to north carolina and virginia, and we got this system that late week that will really have an impact on northern and central florida. this, too, should be steered out to sea and also watching
the seven-day forecast with the weekend falls view. temperatures in the upper 80s again tomorrow. 80 on thursday with a risk of a few showers. friday clears out. 76. we have cooler conditions over the weekend with a nice fresh 52 on saturday. 74 the high. partly to mostly sunny. brighter on sunl at 78 degrees and a few more monday clouds. back to you, guys. julie all right, shiri. tom brady is taking time out from his busy schedule actu to a fan. the heartfelt message. cheers and tears for a employee at local mcdonald's.
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the als community and pete frates are celebrating a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease. the frates family held a fund raising reception. the breakthrough isn't a cure, but two new als have been discovered. the finding will let researchers try different approaches to fighting als and never would have happened if it weren't for pete and his ice bucket challenge. >> i had the awesome privilege of traveling throughout the world and everybody knows boston, massachusetts. they know pete frates and they know that this is the place that has change the trajectory of their lives. >> daniel: donations from the
association which found the gene. the first anti-botic resistant strain of e. coli. it was found in a 76-year-old man being treat today are a urinary tract infection. the bacteria was resistant to two types of antibiotics but did end up responding to a third. a landmark cruise is bringing a tourist boon to a tiny canadian town. the crystal serenity carrying 1600 docked. that is 300 people more. it is the largest ship ever to journey through the dangerous northwest passage which connects the atlantic and pacific ocean by the arctic. people who live there are hopeful for more tour spichl financial alily for the businesses, the store also make money and maybe the artist also make money. steamstresses. >> julie: just like her.
warming. passengers paid up to $120,000 for a ticket on the ship. five minutes until the top of the hour. a local mcdonald's is sending off a long-time employee in style after 32 years on the job. fox25 was at the needham restaurant for the special celebration. >> are you excited? >> yes. >> come on in. >> daniel: the mcdonald's on chestnut street welcomed her to her retirement party. >> i love you. >> reporter: the way she last 32 years with joy. >> i am having a good day here. >> reporter: all of the meals were happy with frya. >> her smile, her enthusiasm and daily hugs made our restaurant more than just a restaurant. it made us part of her family. >> reporter: as the first employee in a program throughout charles river center, she started cleaning tables and worked her way up. >> i was working on the french fries. >> we taught her how this make
>> our busy lives, we forget to dance. but she doesn't federal forget to dance at the fryolator. >> reporter: the a her retirement, it was her time to be served. a plaque from the state. a restaurant of her own. a french fry necklace and her fairly minnie mouse. >> i expected a party, but not a party like this. >> reporter: long-time customers stopped by to say thank you. >> delight in opening the doors. >> reporter: her family here says frya offered them so much more they could ever offer her. >> her heard work, dedication and perseverance, frya has accomplished all of this, and that a lesson to be learned for us. >> we love you. we appreciate you. we respect you, and we are all better people for having you in our lives. gnaw, freewaya. [applause]
meals will be on the house from now on. >> julie: she earned it. through a charles center program. we have information about the program on fox25boston.com. >> daniel: congratulations. >> julie: what a career. >> daniel: absolutely. apple gets ready to unveil its newest iphone. it is getting hit with a major lawsuit over the current version. the problem that the company is accused of knowing about and ignoring. the critics have cast their vote, and a massachusetts
mr. brady, we've been expecting you. will you be needing anything else? no. not a thing. beautyrest black. get your beautyrest. now at 5:00, a real estate appraiser is behind bars this morning accused of wanting to attack police, muslims and even the president during his trip to the vineyard. the worried phone call that tipped off the fbi. a boston university student will head back to class after pleading not guilty in his best friend's death. why the victim's father is saying doesn't want the
plus, donald trump has new ammunition for the fight against his opponent. why he says the most recent anthony weiner scandal shows that hillary clinton has poor judgment. >> announcer: complete new england coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us here on fox25 morning news on this tuesday morning. it is august 30. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: and i am sara underwood. so more ks to school today and meteorologist shiri spear says they might need a light jacket for the bus stop. the fox25 stormtracker weather center with a timeline on today's warmth. shiri, i can't believe we are talking bus stop. >> shiri: i know back to school. spots like lowell going backed to. temperatures in the 50s and a bunch of the burbs. boston mild at 56 degrees but lawrence, bedford, norwood all in the 50s. fitchburg at 56. 57 in nashua and ports smith,