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Massachusetts 3 hours ago

Gov. Baker to deliver Annual State of the State Address

Gov. Charlie Baker is preparing to deliver his annual state of the state address at a time of growing challenges for Massachusetts.

  • Holy Cross 18 hours ago

    Another Holy Cross Rower Released From Hospital After Crash

    Another member of the Holy Cross women’s rowing team has been released from the hospital after a crash in Florida that killed a teammate, the college announced Sunday. Paige Cohen, a junior from Atlanta, was released from Lanwood Regional Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, the Massachusetts school wrote in a statement.  Grace Rett, a ...
  • Boston 23 hours ago

    Boston Manhole Fires Prompt Power Outages, Street Closures

    Crews responded overnight to a report of manhole fires near Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston and remained on scene Sunday morning. Eversource says the smoking manholes at Union and North streets were caused by an underground equipment failure that burned cables. The Boston Fire Department and Eversource are working to fix the problem. No injuries ha...
  • double fatal 16 hours ago

    2 Men Dead After Car Crashes Into Tree in Brockton

    Two men in their 20s were killed early Sunday morning after the car they were in crashed into a tree in Brockton, Massachusetts, the Plymouth County District Attorney announced. A preliminary investigation reveals a 23-year-old Brockton man was driving an Infiniti sedan around 1:25 a.m. Sunday in the area of 200 Main St. when he tried to pass anoth...
  • ATM Burglars Jan 19

    Pair of Burglars Caught Trying to Break Into ATM in Downtown Boston: Police

    Two men allegedly trying to break into an ATM machine in downtown Boston were caught and arrested early Saturday, police say. An ATM alarm call near 67 Broad Street first went out to Boston police officers around 2:20 a.m. When the officers arrived, they began studying the machine for any signs of damage. As they looked over the machine, which&#823...
  • Data Misuse Jan 19

    Facebook Must Provide Info Sought by Massachusetts AG, Judge Rules

    Facebook must turn over information to the Massachusetts attorney general’s office regarding thousands of apps that the social media company suspects of misusing users’ data, a judge decided. The order issued by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Brian Davis on Friday stated that Facebook has refused to turn over information about specific ap...
  • Moshers Mens Store 18 hours ago

    Family-Owned Newton Clothing Store to Donate Suits, Coats to Veterans

    A third-generation, family-owned tailor in Newton found a perfect way to give back around the holidays. Mosher’s Men’s Store, which is celebrating its 99th year in business selling tailored suits, is donating a selection of warm coats, suits, belts and ties to the Veterans Association, aiming to help veterans who may be searching for jo...
  • missing person Jan 19

    6-Year-Old Boy Found in Brighton: Police

    A 6-year-old boy missing from Brighton Saturday evening has been found, police say. The boy, Gianni Gonzalez, was reported missing at 5 p.m. Saturday at 10 Fidelis Way in Brighton. This story has been updated to reflect that the missing child is a boy, not a girl as previously stated.

  • missing person Jan 18

    Body of Missing Seekonk Man Found: Bristol DA

    A man reported missing in Seekonk on Friday has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday. Searchers discovered the body around 3 p.m. Saturday near Gammino Pond and the Seekonk Public Library, in the area of 410 Newman Ave, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said. The Seekonk man was initially reported missing Friday, and th...
  • Treasure Exhibit Jan 18

    King Tut Treasures Coming to Boston This Summer

    Treasures from the famed Egyptian ruler King Tut are coming to Boston. The more than 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb will be on display from June 13 through January 2021 at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, a special events space in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. They’re part of “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden P...
  • Worcester Jan 19

    Speed Restrictions, Parking Bans in Effect as Snow Blankets New England

    A winter storm bringing several inches of snow and eventually sleet and rain will leave messy conditions on roads overnight Saturday, especially in northwestern Massachusetts and northern New England. Drivers on Interstate 90 are being warned to take it slow, observing a speed limit of 40 mph from Exit 8 to the New York border, the Massachusetts St...
  • ocean pollution Jan 18

    Local Tools Being Used to Study Ocean Pollution on 2-Year Trip Around the World

    An all women research team is right now sailing around the world, studying ocean pollution with tools developed in New England. The two-year “eXXpedition” trip left from England last October, and is currently headed for Panama. Along the way scientists are searching the oceans for microplastics, which are tiny pieces of trash often hard to spot fro...
  • snow fun Jan 18

    Holiday Weekend Snow Comes at Perfect Time for Ski Resorts

    While many in New England might not want to spend the weekend shoveling or plowing, the expected snowfall Saturday is coming at a great time for ski areas: right in the middle of a holiday weekend. The storm could dump up to nine inches of snow in parts of the region.  At Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Massachusetts,...

  • easton fire department Jan 18

    2 Women Seriously Injured in Separate Easton Crashes

    Officials in Easton, Massachusetts, are investigating two separate crashes that happened within 30 minutes of each other and sent two women to Boston hospitals with serious injuries late Friday night, authorities say. Police Chief Gary Sullivan and Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said Saturday that officials first responded around 10 p.m. Friday to Belm...
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