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gonna have leftover winenergy. and so as we work toward later on tonight, probably around midnight tonight, you notice this orange reddish squiggly line here, that's heavy downpours. winds will be on the order at times between 40 and 55 miles per hour. so because of that have, the national weather service has issued a wind advisory through morning. this is the kind of wind energy that can snap small limits and perhaps lead to minor power disruptions through the day tomorrow as well as overnight tonight. police say the team was driving to school when it wreck happened. >> the wreckage was terrible and we know her younger brother was also in the car. let's get more now.
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driving on route 62 this morning when she lost control of her car and it crashed into a tree. the 17 year-old and her brother were both rushed to the hospital. she did make it. the crash happened just after 9:00 this morning, barry police say that they don't know the cause of the crash, but slick road conditions may have been a factor. the local school district has delayed class for two hours because of the icy weather and we have a crew on the way to barry and we'll bring you more information as we get it into the newsroom. 7news. wynn everett changing the plan for its upcoming casino ground breaking. in fact, the way it looks right now it's not scheduled anymore. >> the company says an appeal by the city in somerville forced this decision. we have a closer look at the decision and all the stuff that's going on.
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canceling a series of seven job fairs and are announcing a hiring freeze. construction is being halted on this 33-acre site because of appeals by a neighboring community. >> reporter: everett's mayor with a message for his counterpart across the river in somerville. >> i tell my friend joe curtatone, joe, it's time, it's time to forget the appeal. >> and the call for action at this large crowd of casino supporters. >> inundate his phone. i know a lot of you personally have his number. page. convince him that what he's >> reporter: somerville mayor joe curtatone is appealing an environmental permit for the new 1.7 billion dollar wynn casino. it could stall the casino opening for at least six months. >> we going to cancel the ground-breaking ceremony that was scheduled for this april. >> this had the feel of a political rally, wynn brought along construction. >> wynn everett will be a
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>> reporter: and representatives from five unions to bolster their case that 4,000 construction jobs are on hold. >> enough with delays and lawsuits. >> wynn everett's president says the mayor wants enough payment to deal with the traffic in somerville but a deal has already been found and says the assembly square mall attracts plenty of cars and there are plans to expand. >> there is massive development going on right across the river and why is it okay on that side of the river when it's not okay on this side of the river? >> 4,000 jobs, hundreds of mllions of dollars at stake. wynn everett says it will sit down with the mayor of somerville anytime it wants and they absolutely won't change the terms of their financial agreement. jonathan hall, 7news. jonathan, thank you. somerville mayor curtatone reacting to today's developments. here's byron barnett with what
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>> a defiant somerville mayor came out firing back against the wynn casino team. he says it's not about the money. he says he's just doing his job of protecting the health and environment of somerville residents. >> reporter: somerville mayor joe curtatone says he's not backing down from the five environmental lawsuits the city has filed against the wynn casino. no amount of public harassment will keep me from doing my job and advocating for the health and well-being of the residents of our community. >> reporter: he says traffic is one of his major concerns and the casino will put 18,000 more cars on somerville streets, threatening the health of city residents. >> this is not about politics. this is not about steve wynn opinion i haven't even met the man and it's not about expanding gaming. this is about protecting the quality of life and the future of the people of my city.
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good quality of life and that this casino project should not negatively impact that future. >> the mayor says he's not trying to stop the casino from being built but that the wynn mitigation plan before the casino can move forward. >> we want to see good jobs come into the area more than anyone else. but the problem isn't joe curtatone or the city of somerville, it is the wynn team. >> the mayor says there's an archbishop trace in agreement but that did not address the city's environmental concerns. as far as the mayor is concerned, the ball is in wynn's court and says he's waiting for them to give him a call. that's the story live from so manyville, i'm byron barnett, 7news. also breaking, a cambridge police officer on administrative and run.
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cameanini hit a woman on a bike last sunday and drove off. investigators say he was off duty at the time of this crash. the woman was rushed to the hospital and has since been released. police say the incident is still under investigation. turning now to a developing story. a woman from holbrooke found safe in connecticut. her husband reported her missing when she didn't pick up her son from daycare on monday saying it was out of character for her. kimberly bookman is live in holbrooke with details on where police caught up with the woman. >> she was found just like you said one state away in connecticut thanks to a very alert citizen. >> reporter: detectives delivered word to mr. sales that his wife was found alive and well in neighboring waterford connecticut. >> her husband is in the room and we're very happy with this positive outcome. >> reporter: the holbrooke mom vanished monday afternoon. police say she was supposed to pick up her son at daycare but
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her disappearance made headlines as her family prayed for a safe return. >> reporter: a concerned citizen who knew the missing mom was last seen in a white toyota camary took notice. >> she was located by a citizen who had seen the vehicle on tv. he was located in the parking lot of of the shopping plaza. >> reporter: when police arrived to the mall in connecticut, judy sales was not in the car. they waited and eventually she returned from the stores. officers say while she was in good health, she did request to go to the hospital and now her husband is on his way to reunite with her and figure out exactly what happened to read it this all-out search effort. >> i'm glad it was a positive outcome. >> at leigh it's a happy ending. >> and police do not believe that any foul play was involved. they do hope to talk to her when she returns home. kimberly bookman, 7news. a local man charged in a hospital bed. police say he made a dangerous
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police say he's charged with injuring a pedestrian. dan hausle is live with the latest here this evening. >> yeah, here at south shore hospital, investigators say that the driver's blood alcohol level when he was tested was the equivalent of point 36. at the same time, the suspect's mother tells me she feels for the victims in this case and has a suspicion of what might be behind her son's alleged actions. >> reporter: bruised, batter and facing charges, thomas mohan arraigned in his hospital bed accused of being drunk behind the wheel in connection with a crash that leaves a weymouth man with life-threatening injuries. >> he is still in critical condition at this time. >> reporter: mohan was seen on video after the crash taking a sobriety test and falling to the street. became unruly, and officers had to assist the paramedics putting him on the stretcher as
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>> i feel sick. >> reporter: mohan's mother tells me she's thinking about those hurt between her son's alleged actions. is. >> reporter: police say mohan was drunk when the van he was driving ran into a pickup truck and then ran down a 30-year-old man. prosecutors say mohan broke his nose when he fell to the street and that and a possible bout of pneumonia keeping him in the hospital but not keeping him from facing charges. >> he was just going through a lot of depression, you know. >> he was going through a hard time, family issues. $15,000. even if the suspect gets out of the hospital and post that bail, he still won't go free because the judge said no bail on an
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live in weymouth, dan hausle, 7news. we're following more news today, a day after the boston latin headmaster responds to allegations, new ones, of racism at the school, mayor marty walsh calls for change. two students say they met with the school leader over her concerns and then they say nothing was done. headmaster sent a letter to students and staff this week apologizing for not responding sooner. in part of the letter, lynn mooney writes this. while i am optimistic that the dialogue's begun over the past few weeks will lead to a mo respectful and welcoming racial climate at our school, i deeply regleet we did not begin such conversationserrier. mayor walsh says he'll be looking further into the the matter. >> we have to make sure that the proper action will be taken here. again, my biggest concern is on the impact on the students. >> the mayor says his office is launching a review separate from the school investigation. a celebration of black
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today. governor baker and other politicians honoring leaders in the african-american community both past and present. it honored educators and former city councilors. >> coming up on 7news at 6:00, new internet video that you should see. it's showing off some real steel. look at that robot made right in boston. and the bruins back in the garden. hopefully the home crowd will
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is boston dynamics showing off some new artificial intelligence. this is atlas stacking boxes there. >> he's 5'9" 180 pounds of rock hard abs, laser focus and enjoys walks in the wood. atlas is boston dynamics' newest robot and giving us a glimpse into the future. the waltham robot company released this new youtube video
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well, actually he is, when physically shoved to the ground, you almost imagine he's going to bounce back and terminator style slug the guy but instead he just rights himself. the video shows the humanoid robot's coordination and mobility and doesn't left the snow drift get him down, quickly adjusting his footing. he can stock shelves with ease, burns off annoyances quickly readjusting. by looks of this hunk of metal, we might be seeing him opening a door near us soon. in boston, susan tran, 7news. >> next thing you know he'll be running the boston marathon. >> i'm overwhelmingly impressed by that. >> how about if he was your helper. you walk into the house and that guy is moving around.
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as soon as rain out there at this time and we'll have it back and forth overnight tonight and very early tomorrow morning from this storm system right here ltses generating severe thunderstorms, down through
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all these red boxes, these are tornado warnings in affect right now through the mid atlantic states. and this storm system will move up into new england later on tonight. there will not be tornadoes in new england tonight. but understand when you have a storm of this magnitude, you know, it's like you're spinning the bicycle tire. you stop spinning it and the bicycle tire is still gonna spin. there will be leftover energy that comes into new england later on tonight and tomorrow morning with the showers and storms. in those locations, the temps have jumped in to the 50s. and the cold air is doing us a favor. presenting it from coming out of the clouds and on to the ground. eventually we will warm up tonight and then it's like flipping a switch. you'll start to hear that wind. could be a rumble of thunder, as well, although, i'm not overly
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thunderstorms but certainly we'll be watching it for you this evening. the rain is long gone by 7:00 tomorrow morning. it's a spring-like day, temps tomorrow morning. close to 60 degrees with a hint of humidity early tomorrow morning. as we work through the day tomorrow, the temperatures will slide back through the 50s with the windy conditions coming to an end i think tomorrow night. a cooler day on friday, seasonal with high pressure nearby and we'll hold on to the dry conditions as well into the weekend. near 40 saturday afternoon, just like that warmer right back up sunday and monday and temperatures headed for the mid-50s. an update on the downpours and wind tonight at 11:00. see you then. the. >> we are coming to you live from the garden where the bruins have allowed six or more goals
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unbelievable right now. if the play-offs were to start today, just the bruins and san jose sharks would go into the postseason with a losing record at home. unprecedented territory for coach julian. julian's eight years behind the bruins bench, they have never gone under 500 at home. so it is time to turn it around and now. restake home dominance will be vital if the bruins want to play deep into the spring. >> the bruins swept the penguins back in december and tonight the bs know they're facing a improved pittsburgh team. the black and cold are 4, 8 and 1 in their last 13 games at the
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>> it's gonna be a hard game. coming down the stretch means so much. >> the bs have allowed 15 goals in their last two home games and the team watched film today to try to be find some answers to their home woes and believes it might be easier said than done but just comes down to how they play away from the garden. >> we gotta bring the two games together and think it just comes down to the little details. >> history suggest the bs could miss the play-offs, looking at a full 82-game season, the last team with a home record under 500 is the oilers in 1999. the bruins know they have to turn things around in a hurry. >> one thing we talked about this morning is pay attention to the details. so, you know, kind of don't try to be too cute. >> reporter: tonight's another chance to do just that. at the garden, alex corddry, 7sports. >> after stumbling out of the allstar break dropping 2 of 3 out there on the road, the celtics return to the garden
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home stand of the season. 5 straight games here at the garden and the celtics isaiah thomas will tell you this comes at the perfect time. very exciting. i'm trying to take advantage of the home stand. get back to our ways and get confidence and going into the homestretch. just gotta take advantage of it. it's a big homestretch for us. >> the red sox held their first official full squad workout this morning. the entire team hitting the field following their annual meeting with ownership from manager john ferrel. today's meeting allowed him to set the agenda, not only for the spring but for the entire season, as well. >> my goal is that when our guys come into work every day, they recognize that they're working to do something individually. but what we need to expect from all is to buy into our team concept and what's good for us as a team will hopefully allow
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