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>> reporter: how a neighbor might have spared the life of another family member. and 24 hours later in parts of chinatown are still shut down following a water main break. next, why the city is warning that this could be the tip of the iceberg for our infrastructure problems. good morning, everybody. 6:00 on this thursday morning, december 1. your morning is off to a fantastic start. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: an i am sara underwood. a soaker of a day. shiri spear is weather center here to time out eventual improvement. >> a couple more hours to go here of the rain out there and you can see we have plentiful rain showers. and the rain has broken into two pieces. one tracking in southern new hampshire and there will be a northern trend to that. in the next two hours and boston at risk for seeing decent rain. 61 degrees in the city right now. a mild rain for most. some 40s on the map north and west of boston here and we
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new bedford. so not feeling a whole lot like the first day of december out there. we have fog on top of it. though i have to admit in boston, visibility has improved in in the last hour. you are going to find things foggy and rainy through 8:00 this morning. so that's when i have the last of the rain on the map here. temperatures hovering close to 50 degrees. by 10 a.m., 53. i have mid-50s at noontime. we will deal with partly cloudy skies for the second half of the day and increasing winds as well. we that radar in ten minutes. julie grauert is back with live drive time traffic and what looks like a pretty decent start. >> things are quiet beside the slippery conditions. within the last 30 seconds, mbta sent out this tweet -- in the last two minutes to be precise. we are seeing moderate delays on the red line because of a power problem at alewife. something to keep in mind as you are getting ready to head out the door. a closure of nealen street between harrison avenue and
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things moving along fine on 128 and the expressway. live drive times. 25 minutes on the pike eastbound. 17 minutes on the expressway. half an hour on 93 south approaching the sfwlaibing imbridge. back to you. happening today, a 18-year-old man will answer to charges that he brutally stabbed his mother to death. >> gene: neighbors who live on the south end street say the whole thing was surreal when a grandmother ran to a neighbor's house screaming. michael henrichs a more on the situation. >> reporter: good morning. neighbors here say this is an absolutely terrible situation. anyone, of course, would think that. here is the home where this whole situation unfolded. the only remnants of the crime scene. the little bit of police tape now on part of the neighbor's fence. after a deadly family stabbing that prosecutors called
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and a son arrested for the crime. >> i said you are not going in. >> reporter: marianne monteiro who lives near the crime scene ended up right in the middle of a terrifying situation. >> i knew it was something bad only because she was wailing and screaming. >> reporter: the "she" was the grandmother of 18-year-old frant z polynice. the district attorney said polynice stabbed his mom mania polynice stabbed his mom mania mencide. >> grand my hand and started pulling me to the house. >> reporter: when monteiro saw polynice for herself. >> zombie-like and lunging through the kitchen at the door where we were standing and i pulled the grandmother and said you are not going in. >> reporter: police and fire fighters then arrived. police say that officers recovered the knife inside and arrested polynice on the scene. >> we need to find out exactly
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and tragic and we need to find out what happened. >> reporter: polynice faces charges of homicide and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. we will be in court room later on today. live in brockton, michael henrich, fox25 news. brockton police searching a wooded area after there was a car crash involving a police cruiser. this was the scene around 1:30 in the morning. you can see several officers street in the area off sumner street. police have not set up -- have not said if they found anyone. we are working to see what started this incident. breaking news in washington state. police are on the standoff with a suspect that shot and killed a police officer. the gunman has barricaded himself in a house and he has been there for several hours. police don't think there is anyone else in there with him reporters at the scene say a fresh wave of officers have
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the officer shot was responding to a domestic violence call. construction crews are continuing their work in chinatown after a water main break caused big problems. they have been working underground all night. after the pipe broke, it caused underground fires. jess, this whole thing is highlighting just how old some of the water mains in the city really are. >> reporter: yeah, gene. the 125 years old. and the mayor did say this could potentially foreshadow problems with the infrastructure because a lot of these pipes are old looking back an nealon street. they split the eastbound side into two lanes so traffic is still getting westbound, but it is still closed this morning. not idea by any means but definitely a lot better than what we were seeing 24 hours
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massive water main break at washington and nealan street. >> we had a 20-inch water main that break. >> reporter: leaving up to two feet of water in the streets. >> about 3 to 4 feet of water in some of the basements. >> reporter: initially only shut down a handful of businesses, but then water seeped into manholes on nealan street and caused fires. >> the fire caused co going to businesses. >> reporter: prompted auto he evacuation most from a boston hostel. >> we were in the second floor. >> reporter: the boston pizza kitchen is feet from where the manholes were smoldering. they were able to open for a short time -- >> they were able to open for a cup of hours for the lunch you rush. >> reporter: until another manhole exploded sending thick, toxic smoke in the restaurant. >> i have seen it before. 15 years ago we had the same issue. >> reporter: as to the why behind the original problem, the water main break. the pipe was 125 years old,
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>> so many pipes in the ground >> so many pipes in the ground for decades. maybe some of you in the for decades. . >> reporter: another live look at nealan street. you are seeing the eastbound side of the street cut up in two lanes. traffic is getting in both directions and the westbound line is so closed and have been closed for 24 hours. it doesn't appear at this point it will be open for the morning commute. washington street is open and, of course, will keep you posted throughout the morning. live in downtown boston, jessica reyes, fox25 news. muslim civil rights groups in massachusetts are asking for more police protection at places of worship after a rhode island mosque was sent a threatening letter. the letter was addressed to the children of satan and called muslims vile and filthy people. they say that threats made in the letter make them worried about their families and communities. >> that the new president-elect would do what hitler did the jews.
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>> sara: the mosque has sent the letter over to the fbi. the same letter was reportedly sent to islamic centers across the country. this morning we are learning of the history of complaints against an abandoned home returned down in roxbury last month killing one person. the globe is reporting that the city had received complaints of the property for months before it burned down. city inspectors boarded up several times and even found squatters in it days before the fatal fire. at the time the city boarded up t condemned it. the fire killed michelle trenter and badly burned her boyfriend louie maldanado. a new look at court documents ahead of aaron hernandez's double murder trial. hernandez is accused of killing two men in a drive-by in 2012. the new defense team isn't leaving anything to chance. they are asking to see every shred of evidence and the name of credentials for everyone who handled it. >> looks like a general
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here. within that general fishing expedition a lot of areas that are appropriate and fair game for the defense to be looking into. >> jury selection could prove difficult. jurors in this new trial likely won't be allowed to know that hernandez was already convicted in the murder of odin lloyd. a carver town employee is charged with larceny and con respiratory spree accused of stealing food from a senior center. david lavoy was the cook. ordered prime rib for the center and served buffalo wings. lavoy using his key during after hours and caught his girlfriend and her daughter leaving with trays of food. >> i can't believe he would steal. you know. because he is not that kind of a person. >> the balance of the people that need the food need more of a bland nature usually not buffalo chicken wings is not something that would be served to an elderly population.
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meals-on-wheels program were also stolen. lavoy was put on administrative leave and later resigned. his girlfriend and her daughter has been charged. a elementary school in blackstone is reviewing their protocols after a 7-year-old girl was given ritalin instead of motrin. the girl fell and went to the nurse to get a pain reliever. instead of motrin given 5 milligrams of ritalin a stimulant attention deficit disorder. >> she said hi, ava. i said my name is not ava and she proceeded to give me the medicine. >> this is serious. a lot worse could have happened and people need to be aware of it. >> reporter: kelly russell said the nurse called her in a panic to apologize but she never received a call from the superintendent. the school released a statement saying it is reviewing all protocol to make hour it doesn't happen again.
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lawmakers will use the state's emergency fund to set up a regulatory board that will create off of the rules and regulations before pot shops can sell marijuana in 2018. the state did the same thing to pay for casino regulations when casino gam i think mr. was legalized. we track traffic and weather every ten minutes. right now because of a vehicle on the tracks, the needham line may be experiencing some delays. this is on the commuter rail. i will have another update in just a few minutes. >> for breakfast rain and fog, by lunchtime, dry again. wind coping for the second half of the day. we will time out the improvements next. now at 6:11. a bear has been spotted prowling a neighborhood in westford. the item that lured the animal
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6:14. meteorologist shiri spear here. south of the pike steadier rain. drizzleswhere in northern mass, new hampshire. heavier stuff through marshfield, middleborough, somerset as well. this will trebled a little closer to boston and take you hour by hour with future cast in five minutes. weeks after winning the presidential election, donald trump is hitting the road and saying thank you during a victory tour. one of the first sto a campaign promise. our daniel miller joins us with the battle ground state the president-elect is now visiting. >> reporter: sara, indianapolis, indiana is expected to be the first stop on the pence trump tour. the president-elect is expected to formally announce the deal that will keep 1,000 jobs with air conditioning manufacturer carrier in the united states. both mr. trump and the vice president-elect will be at the carrier facility, but it is not open to the public. indiana state officials say the deal was about maintaining
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the trump administration. carrier's parent company receives $5.6 billion in federal money. trump had campaigned to try to work out a deal to deep jobs like these in the u.s. or punish companies that move these jobs out of the country. after his stop in indiana, mr. trump and the vice president-elect will head to cincinnati for a thank you rally with voters. other stops are still up in the air. the trump campaign said it will include the 30 states that voted for him in the who will fill possible cabinet positions. former alaska governor air isa palin has emerged as a candidate for the secretary of veteran affairs. palin took to facebook and reshared a photo showing her work with veterans that puts her up against scott brown. brown met with trump and said he felt like he was the best man of the job. and former massachusetts mitt romney has made the final cut
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giuliani has also made the list and two other people up for the position, but the trump team would not name them. they also says there no timeline for or final decision. in the nulls room, daniel miller, fox25 news. a wisconsin judge says county clerks are not required to recount the state's ballots by hand despite a lawsuit filed by former green party jill stein. county officials can determine how they want to carry out the recount. failed to show enough evidence to ban the use of ballot machines in the recount. stein has filed recounts in michigan and pennsylvania. good morning, everyone. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. just updating my graphics and double checking on the issues on the needham line. the vehicle on the tracks and you may be experiencing delays. on.the red line, we have moderate delays because of a power problem at alewife.
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mbta and the commuter rail. as for the roads, a little bit of volume building on the expressway northbound. and it starts right around morrissey boulevard and continues up to columbia road. north of the pike, moving along 93 south just fine. we do have that closure at nealan street. closed between harrison and stewart street because of the water main break. a reporter at the scene and will continue to bring you details all morning. the variety of cameras i am monitoring. still pretty dash and you wil be experiencing some slippery conditions because of the rain. drive times, 19 minutes from route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 38 minutes on 93 south. 28 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. meteorologist shiri spear tracking those showers and how long they will be with us throughout the morning, shiri. >> shiri: yeah, because we are definitely off to a wet start this morning. it is raining and has been raining for a couple of days. and just since midnight, picked up a third of an inch in boston. half an inch in fitchburg and
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orange. heavier stuff to the north an west of boston lighter over southeastern mass. and that is basically where we are getting soaking. southeastern massachusetts. i am timing out the back end of these rain showers and when you should be dry for good this morning. it is just after 7 a.m. in worcester. providence, rhode island around 7:30 this morning. boston, just before 8 a.m. new bedford, 8:06. and barnstable close to 9:00 this morning. i want to say by 8 a.m., most of lubs nice a plymouth right now. 61 degrees. we have got showers. we have got fog. a little touch of wind. winds will increase today an you can see we do brighten up for the noon. temperatures in the upper 50s and could end up being the high temperature for the day and you have a chance of being close for that. a good 10 degrees cool mere portsmouth at 50 degrees and only the 40s in worcester. a wide range in temps.
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this morning just because there is such a big difference the way the 40s feel and the 60s feel this morning. 8 a.m. though, goodbye showers. only leftover ones sitting over the cape. not quite crystal clear here at 8 a.m., but we are turning partly sunny, and that trend will continue into the afternoon. so it is going to get brighter. will get breezy. winds sustained 10 to 20 gusting up to 30 miles per hour today. worcester, upper 40s will do for you and lower 50s in fitchburg and nashua, new hampshire. beverly and plymouth 58 in new bedford for the afternoon. overnight tonight, i am just going to go with 30s. maintain the winds. tomorrow another breezy day. highs will teeter around the 50-degree mark. no more 60s tomorrow, more like 50s. for the weekend cooldown for 45 in boston and hyannis. mid-40s into concord, new hampshire as well and temperatures definitely cooling down for the second half of the weekend. the sunday at pats game at
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the 30s at gillette on sunday. keeping a close eye on those temperatures. honestly, nothing unusual for december standards as we get into next week. the chance for a light mix on monday. i am tending toward the drier forecast monday. tuesday, partly sunny, and wednesday, we have light rain. back to you, gene. >> gene: 6:21. a new push to get overdosing drugs into facilities that help the elderly. why the state says it is important to get those drugs
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this morning, wildfires tennessee and the death toll there it rising. crews found three more bodies bringing the number of people killed to seven and many stated their family members are still missing. >> call the other shelters here. and just hoping for a miracle. >> more than 700 buildings have been destroyed and damaged. 300 of those in the popular vacation town of gatlinburg. thousands have been evacuate
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from the great smokey mountains fueled by high winds yesterday. the weather did improve bringing in some rain. and protesters took to the streets in charlotte, north carolina hours after a prosecutor announced a black officer who shot and killed a black man will not face charges. a two-month investigation found officer brentley rinson acted lawfully when he shot keith scott. officer vinson saw scott holding a gun and fired at m out of concern of public safety. >> our determination is at that time, his belief was reasonable that he was in imminent threat of death or death for his fellow percent and he was justified in shooting. >>reporter: prosecutors concluded that scott did have gun on him a claim that his family denied immediately after the shooting. investigators also say the gun was could bed and the safety was off at the -- cocked and
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unwanted guests. look at this surveillance video. the black bear roaming through a neighbor's back yard looking for food. he didn't stop have, he visited a neighbor's house leaving claw marks on their deck and dragged an entire beer feeder into the woods. >> he is very brazen. on the deck outside the window and doesn't seem to bother him in figure in around or not. >> gene: look at this a bobcat seen on the surveillance video a few weeks feeders inside at night to the animals don't look for food. if i lived in that neighborhood the bird feeders would be in all right. i wouldn't put them out anymore. >> gene: charge admission like you live in zoo. very cool. i don't know but but i am ready to be done with this rain around 8, o'clock, ending over the cape. an hour-by-hour look at futurecast coming up. bell ringers
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complete new england news coverage continues right now. this is the fox25 morning news. now at 6:30, narcan can soon be coming to nursing homes across the state. coming up, why state regulators say the overdose reversing drug is a must have. is expected to be activated in west roxbury today. why the fight may not be over. he publicly supported a challenge for nancy pelosi's leadership in the house. we will speak live with massachusetts congressman stephen lynch about the future of the democratic party. good morning, everyone, thank you so much for joining us on this thursday, the first day of december. rain, wind, a little sun in the forecast. >> gene: the temperatures will be okay and we need this
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the storm tracker weather center. will this be over. >> shiri: in a cup of hours. in boston done with the worse of it. showers breaking into two parts. one into central and northern new hampshire and otter with unright here from the mass pike southward and that is the batch we are going to be watching until 8:00 this morning. right now although it looks dry in worcester at 44 and londonderry, new hampshire at 43. a ton be wet. 51 in lynn down to boston. brookline, milton, walpole. a steady bit of rain. in franklin a little steadier there and the south shore and south coast. definitely a wet look outside. temperatures close to 60s. i have some 60s on the map this morning. very mild in southeastern massachusetts and cooler in boston at 8 a.m. go with 50 degrees. that is the end of the rain and the fog. after that we dry out.
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highs in the upper 50s in the boston area today. i will show you which spots hang on to those 60-degree readings when i am back with you in 10. julie grauert is live are drive-time traffic and a check on the commuter rail. >> julie: last time i checked with you delays on the needham because of a car on the track. that has changed. the 6:05 is cancelled because of the car on the tracks. they are telling all passengers that you need to board from needham center not needham heights. station, for example, the 6:40 train from needham heights out of needham center. we will continue to follow that throughout the morning. new accident on the expressway near south hampton street. 6:32. that means things will start slowing down as we approach the 7:00 hour. 93 south route 1 moving along fine. 35 on the pike eastbound. 25 minutes on the expressway. 32 minutes on 128 south approaching the weston tolls. back to you.
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killing his own mother. police say 18-year-old frantz
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>> that run through neighborhoods and densely populated areas to be worry some. in the meantime, spectra released a statement of their own saying this project, all the facilities that are involved do meet and exceed federal safety standards. live in west roxbury, catherine parrotta, fox25 morning news. a fire chief is now off the job accused of billing the town for gifts that he bought for his girlfriend. the board of selectmen voted
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police say he used his clothing alliance to buy caprices, tube tops and a woman's coat and used wite-out to change receipts to read that they were men's clothing. roderick claimed that women's clothing fit him better. a sheriff deputy is recovering at home after a car crash in rockland. police tell us the officer had been headed to a call when a car tried to turn in front of him on beach street. according to the patriots ledger, the driver did not pass him. the driver was take to the hospital with serious injuries. and connecticut police officers pull off a daring rescue and save a man's life. dash cam footage show the officers as they run up to a burning car. they attempt to put out the flames but quickly realize the driver is still inside. police say the man was trapped by trees so they had to pull him out the back of the car. the officers credit the rescue to luck and good timing. they made it out before the car went up in flames.
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state regulators are urging nursing homes across the state to carry the overdose reversing drug narcan. in norwood, they tell us that they had narcan on hand for five years and never used it. administrators say a good reason to have it there just in case because elderly patients are frequently given opioids to treat pain. >> sometimes families feel that if the spain not being controlled they may slip them a have already given it to them. they come in and see their loved one in pain, they might have the prescription in their pocket and give them more. >> gene: nursing home staff are concerned of how responsible they have to be for someone who isn't a patient but overdoses on the property. a third year in the row, the salvation army's red kettles are receiving a number of sparkling donations. diamond rings have recently turned up in northham and --
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all right, 6:39. time check traffic and weather
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>> sara: check in with julie, and, boy, that tobin bridge with a lot of christmas tree lights. >> julie: if only christmas tree lights. and the rain that is falling making it more dramatic because it -- the camera bouncing around with a little wind. leave early if you are about to get out the door. a 28 ride from route 128 to the tobin. shiri will break things down for the bus stop kids with cloudier condition. and right now most of it light rain. steadier snuff southeastern massachusetts and temperature about 48 degrees. we will bring you 49 at 7 a.m. at 8 a.m., finally drying out again. i have hot and cool spots i will break down for you next and show you how long we hang on to dry conditions. that is coming up in ten. sara. >> sara: you no longer need a wi-fi signal to access your favorite shows and movies. netflix will let people watch shows offline.
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>> sara: get split evenly. my husband does a lot more than i do. a shake-up is in store for one of biggest holidays of the year. coming up at 7:00, a but bill that will change when kids will go out trick or treating. he publicly spoke out behind nancy pelosi and threw his support on a challenger of
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6:44 right now. meteorologist shiri spear. showers south of the pike. you can getting into that rain in dorchester and dedham and
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right now, but the real heavy stuff is right over the south coast from new bedford to wareham and watching the trend of this because will move through portions of the cape. falmouth toward barnstable as well. a little while to go with these showers and drying out during the morning commute. i have an hour-by-hour look with future cast coming up in five minutes. happening right now, a boston man is sitting in a jail cell awaiting arraignment on charges that he murdered police say 18-year-old frantz polynice stabbed his mother in their brockton home. we have a crew in court and will be in our for the team's arraignment. a live look in chinatown after repairs are made after yesterday's water main break. one side of harrison boulevard is still closed. jessica reyes is monitoring the situation and will have a live report in 15 minutes. and donald trump is hitting the road.
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the first stop is indianapolis where he is expected to make a formal announcement about the deal to keep hundreds of jobs for the carrier company in the u.s. trump is then off to cincinnati, ohio. the tour will include 30 states that voted for him in the election. gene? nancy pelosi was elected minority leader in the u.s. house of representatives meaning three local congressman backed the wrong horse including steve lynch. we are pleased to have congressman lynch joinin bureau. congressman, good morning to you. how disappointed are you in the outcome? >> well, disappointed. i think we need to make some changes, and change of focus. you know we had a disaster during the recent election. we have got the lowest number of democrats in congress since 1929 during the herbert hoover administration, so i think we need to change direction. we are shrinking as a party in
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that much of the loss has been in the -- in the central states, where tim ryan is from, and we thought that by electing him leader, we might be able to make some inroads in those red states. >> gene: you were quoted as saying your fellow democrats talk more of free-range chickens than working family. what do you think will change since there is no change in leadership? >> well, mrs. pelosi handily, it was 134-63. and she did promise to -- you know, to redouble efforts to reach out to working families and make sure that they understood that we, as democrats, in their corner. so there is a pledge to change, but we will have to wait an see if that materializes. >> gene: how but personally, fearful of blow back committee assignments or being moved to a new office that used to be a
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>> that has happened to me before. [ laughter ] well, they will need my vote. not that many democrats down here as i said. we are vastly outnumbered. so mrs. pelosi will need my vote on a number of issues, and by the way, with all due respect, i don't work for pleases pelosi, i work for 7 27,514 massachusetts residents in the 8th district. they are my bosses, and any time their best have conflict with the policy of the democratic party, i sign with my constituents. they sent me down here. they didn't -- they didn't tell me to do what nancy pelosi said. they told me to do the right thing. it's fine. there may be repercussions, but they have been well earned and well deserved, and we will move on. >> gene: in terms of president-elect trump, congressman lynch, anything that you are expecting from him that you and your fellow democrats say, yeah, we can
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>> well, yeah. he -- he has talked about tax reform and about bringing back -- i think there was like $7 trillion overseas held by u.s. corporations. and so if we worked out a deal where -- where we allowed them to repay tree yot the money back here in the united states with a tax on that money as it comes in, we could possibly generate a trillion dollars we c president-elect has talked about a big infrastructure bill to put people to work. obviously my folks in the building trades are very excited about that. it would give a boost to the economy. i think those two things. the tax reform piece coupled with spending it on badly needed infrastructure investment in our local communities. that's probably a winner. and those -- those are big
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the baseline for some cooperation there. it depends how -- you know, congress can foul things up though. while the idea is out there, how we get it done remains to be hammered out. >> gene: one final question and short on time here, congressman. a story we are following. the pipeline is opening. you have been a opponent of it. any of your concerns and anything else you can do at this point? >> no, my concerns have not been addressed. as a matter of fact, they have been the two incidents we had where other pipelines have exploded elsewhere in the united states causing serious damage and some -- some injuries. we are in federal court. mayor walsh has been great on this. we have been right by my side as we have been fighting this within federal court and back again. unfortunately, the natural gas act of 1931 gave great power
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tried it by amendment to -- you know, to -- to let public safety be a priority on that bill, and i have been resisted by my republican colleagues at every turn. so we are going to keep fighting, but we are running out of options here, and i do understand that they intend to -- to activate that line today. >> gene: congressman stephen lynch joins us live from washington d.c. congressman, as always, we appreciate as always, we appreciate your time and hope to check back with you down the road. >> thank you, gene-o. thank you. 6:51. >> perfect weather for december 1, the first day of december. >> shiri: you don't shovel the rain, folks, right. we have had a lot of rain in the last couple of days. you go to monday, the whole month of november, 1.4 inches of rain, but then between tuesday and wednesday, we basically double that. and so far we are off to a
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first day of december and so far we have picked up about a third of an inch of rain in boston. we still have rain to go. this issue to pushing through. and the focus of the steady rain from boston southward to southeastern mass. the wet spot. point north and west, roads are wet and fog out there and mist out there between 7 and 8:00, you can see a lot of the showers taper off. still watching though the cape and islands through 9:00 this morning for the showers ending there. it is we do turn partly sunny late morning into the afternoon. and one thing you can't see from the future are the winds. winds gusting at 20 to 30 miles per hour. it does turn blustery. does not cause damage and a pain in the neck especially if you are trying to do holiday shopping or running errands. a little bit windblown. temperature-wise this afternoon, a lot of these temperatures readings are basically where you are right
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back into the upper 50s and even 60 degrees over southeastern massachusetts. about 55, framingham, brookline and up to lowell and lawrence. 49 degrees in worcester. the cool spots end up being the higher elevations like the worcester hills, like southwestern new hampshire. a lot of southern new hampshire is lower 50s for you later on today, but this is truly the warmest day of the upcoming week with some of you close to 60 degrees today. absolutely no 60s on my map tomorrow. friday afternoon. the cooldown continues into the weekend as well and the seven-day -- rain until 8 to are o'clock, 59 degrees and after that we dry out and start clearing. breezy tomorrow at 49 degree. a slight risk for a sprinkle or a temperature in. we are hoping to collect 300 more coats at our coat drop offday in natick saturday from 10 to 2. hopefully i will see you there collecting those coats.
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brighter and a light mix possible on monday and i will tell that you that part of the forecast has been trending drier. julie grauert live with drive-time traffic and breaking down some problems. >> julie: especially on the commuter rail. we told everybody around 6 :10 this morning a problem with the car on the needham line of the commuter rail. this is the first picture seeing exactly what happened from the chief from needham fire. the commuter rail is stuck, and struck a car parked near the tracks. that car has flipped over completely. so we have and they are telling passengers to head to the next station because -- while they work to clear that out. head over to route 3, south of town, a little volume building as you approach route 18. 24, slow going. average speeds. north of that area we still have this closure on nealan street westbound because of the water main break yesterday. westbound lanes closed tweens harrison avenue and stewart street. live drive times.
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we are up to 40 minutes on 24. that is much slower than we are used to seeing. half an hour on the expressway from the braintree split to columbia road. back to you. well, drivers in boston will soon have to slow it down. the speed limit on city streets will go from 30 to 25 miles per hour starting january 9. city council approved mayor walsh's request yesterday. trap workers will replace all speed limit signs before then. the change is a big step forward to meet his goal of no deadly 2030. the foam blocks you see there on the roof will make sure that the cars actually fit in the tunnel. they are a little taller because heating and air conditioning on the roof. we showed you these pictures of what the orange subway cars will look like. 150 have been ordered but won't be ready for service for another two years. a local apartment complex is under jute thee for repeated calls to police over the last year.
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special needs son just a couple of weeks ago. our daniel miller joins us, and daniel, one local city city councillor is calling the wild, wild west. >> daniel: they have 600 police calls this year alone to the apartment complex. safety is such a problem that a lowell city council is taking application to keep people there safe. last week we told you about the mother attacked by a group of people in front of her special needs son. the woman later died of her injuries. now this incident is just one throughout the property. some people who live there say they are now too afraid to go out there by themselves. lowell city councilor rodney elliott is calling on the management company to be responsible for the unsafe environment. they want to add security guards, cameras and even a police officer at the complex all at the cost of the company, not the taxpayers. >> it is like the wild west here. there are 431 units of housing here.
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behavior for -- behavior for quite some time. >> daniel: we went to the management officer but they wouldn't comment. the manager referred us to their home office which in new york. we called them and left a voice mail. working to meet with a complex manager to discuss how to address the issues. they hope to have a plan in action and in place by the end of the would he can. in the newsroom, i am daniel miller, fox25 news. well, forget checking the mail, if you were trying to acceptance letters, coming up at 7:00, the noovrt that is let'sing you know -- letting students know that they got in
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