heating oil 17 mins ago

If Heating Oil Spills in Your Home, Are You Covered?

More homeowners are protecting themselves against potential financial ruin from a heating oil spill, according to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP’s annual repor...

  • coronavirus 7 hours ago

    Gov. Baker Says Mass. is Planning How to Distribute Vaccines

    Massachusetts is well into planning how to distribute coronavirus vaccines when they begin arriving in the state, Gov. Charlie Baker said this week. The state’s public health system already has an existing infrastructure that allows it to process and distribute million of vaccines — including annual flu shots — the governor said during a press conf...
  • Coast Guard 25 mins ago

    Search for 4 Missing Fishermen Off Mass. Coast Suspended

    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday evening for four missing fishermen whose boat, the Emmy Rose, sank a day earlier off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts. In a tweet Tuesday morning, the Coast Guard said crews had searched throughout the night for the fishermen, who are all believed to be from Maine. The 82-foot boat’s h...
  • coronavirus 55 mins ago

    Mass. Company Donates PPE Items to Revere, Chelsea and Lawrence

    Three cities that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of personal protective equipment, thanks to Woburn-based firm Mascon Medical. Revere and Chelsea are getting a boost to their coronavirus response efforts with a donation of $400,000 worth of masks, gowns, face shields, electro-stat...
  • coronavirus 8 hours ago

    Calls Mount for More Coronavirus Testing in Mass.

    Testing levels in Massachusetts are still “far short” of what’s needed in order to avoid “further significant economic damage” until a vaccine is available, technology and life sciences experts said Monday. The Massachusetts High Technology Council is pushing for expanded coronavirus testing capacity as long lines continue to form at si...
  • coronavirus 10 hours ago

    Coronavirus Outbreak at Mass. Assisted Living Facility Kills 6; 70 Test Positive

    Six residents have died in the past week at an assisted living facility in Andover, Massachusetts, officials confirmed. At Atria Marland Place, 50 residents and 21 employees have tested positive since Oct. 27 — a total of 71 cases. “Our thoughts are with their families during this difficult time,” Regional Vice President Kymberly ...
  • coronavirus 10 hours ago

    ‘Don't Sleep on This': Boston School Resource Officer Recovering From COVID-19 Warns of Seriousness

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that Jay Greene was a Boston police officer. He is a school resource officer with the Boston School Department. COVID-19 has the potential to be life-threatening to anyone, but the CDC says chances of infection, hospitalization and death increase for people of color, and that symptoms can...
  • trooper shot Nov 24

    Mass. State Trooper Released From Hospital After Being Shot

    A Massachusetts State Police trooper who was shot Friday night during a traffic stop in Hyannis has been released from the hospital, authorities have announced. Trooper John Lennon, 28, was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday after being shot in his right hand. Lennon, who graduated from the 85th Recruit Training Troop in May, wi...
  • rescued sea turtle Nov 24

    Massive Loggerhead Turtle Rescued on Cape Cod Beach

    A rare loggerhead turtle found on a Cape Cod beach has veterinarians with the New England Aquarium working around the clock. The turtle was found stranded on a Truro beach Friday and was taken to the New England Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy, aquarium officials said. “The fact that it made it through the first night is really...
  • missing motorcyclist Nov 23

    Crews Continue Search for Missing Fall River Motorcyclist

    The United States Coast Guard searched the Taunton River Monday for a missing Massachusetts motorcyclist believed to have crashed on a bridge before ending up in the water below. The 35-year-old man from Fall River, whose name has not yet been released, crashed his motorcycle on Veterans Memorial Bridge early Sunday morning, police said. Authoritie...
  • coronavirus Nov 24

    Mass. Confirms 1,785 More Coronavirus Cases, 18 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 1,785 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday and an additional 18 deaths. There have now been 10,299 confirmed deaths and 201,835 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 232 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on averag...
  • Massachusetts Nov 24

    1-on-1 With Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker

    With COVID-19 still raging Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker knows it will be a difficult holiday season for most. “This is hard on us, just like it’s hard on everybody,” she told NBC10 Boston. “We miss hanging out with our family and friends. I haven’t been able to see my parents in a year.” But Baker said h...
  • coronavirus Nov 23

    ‘People Need to Move on': Baker Criticizes Stalled Transition Process

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker criticized the stalled transition process Monday, saying President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden is getting in the way of the nation’s efforts to effectively fight the coronavirus. “I think the transition team of the Biden-Harris incoming administration should h...
  • covid vaccine Nov 23

    Far More Doses of COVID Vaccine Than Expected May Be Available in Mass. By Year-End

    Federal regulators have told Massachusetts officials that as many as 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine may be available to Massachusetts health care workers before the end of the calendar year, a Massachusetts General Brigham executive told the Business Journal on Friday — a 10-fold increase from earlier projections. Paul Biddinger, medical dire...
  • JOHN KERRY Nov 23

    Biden Names John Kerry Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

    President-Elect Joe Biden announced Monday that former Secretary of State John Kerry has been named as his Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Kerry, a former Massachusetts senator and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, will sit on the National Security Council. This will be the first time the National Security Council will include an offici...
  • death investigation 13 hours ago

    Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Stabbing in Haverhill, Mass.

    A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old man in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday they had arrested David Trongeau, 19, in connection with with stabbing of Jose Vasquez on Saturday. Vasquez was found suffering from apparent stab wounds after 10 p.m. at a h...
  • shutdown 10 hours ago

    Cambridge Considers Shutting Down Indoor Dining, Wants Others to Do the Same

    Cambridge city officials are considering rolling back reopening measures including indoor dining — and asking other Boston-area communities to do the same — amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the state. During a Monday night meeting, the Cambridge City Council gave the city manager the authority to enter into discussions with the ...
  • coronavirus Nov 23

    Individual Behavior Is Key When Deciding on Thanksgiving Gatherings, Expert Says

    Amid concerns Thanksgiving gatherings could lead to spiraling coronavirus cases, many are wondering what factors to weigh when deciding whether to participate or not. Is it the number of people? Their relationship to you? Their age or underlying conditions? Experts weigh in on the most important factors to keep in mind as people navigate the pandem...
  • coronavirus Nov 23

    Baker Launches COVID Awareness Campaign, Issues New Warning About Thanksgiving

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced a new statewide COVID-19 public awareness campaign on Monday, one day after the state’s coronavirus case count topped the 200,000 mark. The “Get Back Mass” campaign highlights the steps everyone should take to protect themselves and their loved ones that will help everyone get back to doi...
  • holiday travel 21 hours ago

    Here's What Local, Federal Officials Are Saying About Thanksgiving Travel

    Despite rising coronavirus cases and warnings against unnecessary travel this holiday season, authorities in Massachusetts are issuing advisories for people who do decide to hit the roads or the airways this week. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is asking people who decide to drive on Thanksgiving to minimize the number of stops...
  • Coast Guard 13 hours ago

    Coast Guard Searching for 4 People After Boat Sinks Off Provincetown

    The United States Coast Guard spent Monday searching for four Maine fishermen after the vessel they were aboard sank off the Massachusetts coast on Monday. The Coast Guard said the 82-foot fishing vessel, Emmy Rose, sank at about 1 a.m. some 20 miles off Provincetown. When the Coast Guard First District Command Center in Boston received an alert fr...
  • Worcester shooting Nov 23

    Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Teen in Worcester

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old last month, Worcester police said Saturday. Messiah Amankwah, of Worcester, has been charged with murder in connection with the killing of Nawar Jabbar on Oct. 24. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court. It couldn’t be immediately determined if...
  • Massachusetts Nov 23

    Search Continues for ‘Aggressive Coyote' in Stoneham

    Authorities in Stoneham, Massachusetts, are still searching for an aggressive coyote after multiple attacks were reported in the past week. There have been at least three attacks, according to police, that have taken place in the area of the Stoneham Arena, Extra Space Storage and the Stoneham Oaks Golf Course. The animal was last spotted by search...
  • missing teenager Nov 23

    Police Find Missing Teen in Methuen

    Methuen Police have found Nathan Martaneu, the 14-year-old boy who went missing in the early hours of Monday morning. Police were actively searching on the west end of the city after midnight Monday morning.

  • Massachusetts Nov 23

    Driver Facing OUI Charges After 2-Car Crash in Tyngsborough

    A 35-year-old man is facing OUI charges after a two-car crash Sunday afternoon in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, resulted in multiple injuries and closed the roadway for approximately six hours. Police say the crash happened around 1 p.m. Sunday near the Chelmsford line at First Street. A preliminary investigation reveals that the man was driving a C...
  • POLICE Nov 23

    2 Watertown Homes Broken Into, Police Investigating

    Two homes in Watertown, Massachusetts, were broken into on Saturday, according to police. The Watertown Police Department says it is investigating after there were two house breaks that occurred Saturday between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Avon and Sunnybank roads. Police released a home security video that was taken from an attempted housebreak in Se...
  • Needham Nov 23

    Mass. Restaurant Owner ‘Furious' at State for Lack of Help Amid Pandemic

    One Massachusetts restaurant owner says he is furious at the state for what he sees as a lack of help from them amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With restaurants among businesses hit particularly hard by all of the COVID-19 restrictions, Chef Mike Fucci says the state is doing nothing to help owners who are struggling to stay open. “I a...
  • Massachusetts Nov 23

    Stoneham Police Warn Residents of ‘Aggressive Coyote' After Multiple Attacks Reported

    Authorities in Stoneham, Massachusetts, are searching for an aggressive coyote after multiple attacks were reported in the past week. The Stoneham Police Department and the town’s board of health have conducted a search for the animal, according to Police Chief James McIntyre and Animal Control Officer Brian Johnston. The coyote is believed t...
  • Massachusetts Nov 23

    Hundreds Wait in Line for COVID Testing in Salem Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

    As Massachusetts hit another milestone Sunday, with the state passing 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, hundreds waited in line in Salem to get tested for COVID-19 ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The demand for testing has been up significantly ahead of Thursday’s holiday, even though people have been urged not to travel or gather toget...
  • coronavirus Nov 22

    Mass. Tops 200,000 COVID Cases, 24 New Deaths Reported

    Massachusetts exceeded 200,000 total confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday as state health officials announced 2,721 more cases of the virus and 24 new deaths. There have now been 10,281 confirmed deaths and 200,050 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 231 deaths are considered probably...
  • Massachusetts Nov 22

    Magnitude 2.0 Earthquake Hits South Shore of Mass.

    A minor earthquake occurred Sunday morning southwest of Bliss Corner, Massachusetts. This is close to where another earthquake was felt across Massachusetts and the region two weeks ago; that earthquake was a 3.8 magnitude.  Sunday’s earthquake was much weaker with only a 2.0 magnitude. Some residents reported they felt the ground shake shortl...
  • Cape Cod National Seashore Nov 22

    Cape Cod National Seashore to Get Winter Upgrades

    Winter may be setting in, but work to improve the visitor experience at the Cape Cod National Seashore is continuing through the colder months, officials say. The new or ongoing projects include the construction of new bathhouse facilities at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and ongoing rehabilitation of Highland Light in Truro, Superintendent Brian C...
  • hyannis Nov 22

    Search Continues for Person Who Shot Mass. State Trooper

    The search continues for a suspect wanted in connection to the shooting of a Massachusetts State Police trooper.  State Police say the incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Friday on Camp Street during a traffic stop in Barnstable. The 28-year-old trooper was shot in his right hand, according to State Police. After hitting the trooper&#82...
  • Fall River Nov 23

    Search Continues for Man in Taunton River Following Motorcyle Crash

    A search continues for the operator of a motorcycle believed to have been ejected into the Taunton River after a crash on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Massachusetts. Massachusetts State Police said it was continuing to look for the victim, who they said was a 35-year-old Fall River man. On Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it had suspended......
  • Brighton Nov 22

    7 People, 2 Cats Displaced by Fire in Brighton

    Seven people and two cats are without a home after an overnight fire in Brighton, Massachusetts.  The fire was in a three-story apartment building on Hooker Street. Firefighters got the call around 1:45 a.m. All occupants inside the building were evacuated safely.  Officials say there is nearly $100,000 worth of damages as a result of the two-...
  • Wellesley Nov 22

    Owl Rescued By Wellesley Police

    An injured owl was saved Saturday morning by police in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Officers Mark Knapp and Brian Collins responded to a report of the injured animal. After safely freeing the owl, the officers brought the animal to Wellesley Animal Hospital for treatment.

  • New England Patriots Nov 22

    Patriots Activate Sony Michel Ahead of Game Sunday

    The New England Patriots removed Sony Michel from the injured reserve Saturday, according to an official press release. Michel was officially added to the active 53-man roster. The running back had been placed on the injured reserve list on Oct. 5 after suffering a quad injury. The Patriots also announced Saturday that they have also signed Terez H...
  • raynham Nov 22

    Woman Crossing Street Seriously Injured in Raynham Crash, Airlifted to Hospital

    A woman was seriously injured Saturday evening while crossing a street in Raynham, Massachusetts, according to police. The Raynham Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a pedestrian crash in the area of Route 44 near Lowe’s shortly after 4:30 p.m. They found the woman had suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. She was tra...
  • Tristan Thompson Nov 22

    Celtics Reach Deals with Tristan Thompson, Jeff Teague

    Free-agent Tristan Thompson has reached an agreement with the Boston Celtics, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The center and father of Khloe Kardashian’s child has reportedly signed a two-year, $19 million contract with the Boston team. Additionally, the team will sign a one-year deal with Jeff Teague, according to a report. No fur...
  • MEDFORD Nov 21

    Driver Killed in Medford Crash

    A man died Saturday morning in a single-car crash in Medford, Massachusetts. The man, a 31-year-old Bedford resident, crashed while driving south on Route 93, north of Exit 33 in Medford, according to state police. Troopers responded to the scene at approximately 9:50 a.m. The driver was declared dead at the scene by Meford EMS. The crash remains u...
  • coronavirus in massachusetts Nov 22

    Mass. Reports 2,991 More COVID Cases, 19 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 2,991 new confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday and an additional 19 deaths. There have now been 10,257 confirmed deaths and 197,329 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 231 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on aver...
  • house fire Nov 21

    Elderly Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained in Westwood, Mass., House Fire

    An 87-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained in a house fire at her Westwood, Massachusetts, home. Firefighters responsed to a fire at the home in the area of Washington Street and Lull Street shortly after 12 p.m. on Saturday. According to the Westwood Fire Department, Westwood Patrol Officer Joe Rached was the first person...
  • coronavirus Nov 21

    New Hampshire, Maine Added to Mass. Travel Order: Here's What to Know

    Massachusetts is now requiring that people arriving in the state from New Hampshire and Maine stay in quarantine for two weeks. The Department of Public Health announced the addition to the list of high-risk states on Friday as coronavirus cases continue to surge in many parts across the region. Travelers from states that aren’t on the low-ri...
  • coronavirus Nov 21

    Police Seek Man Caught on Camera Spitting at Women Over Mask Argument

    A man was caught on camera spitting at two women in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. The man is seen on video confronting two women on the Midstate Trail Sunday afternoon because they were not wearing masks. “I’m not gonna wear a mask when I’m outside,” one of the women says. The man, whose mask is pulled down during the confronta...
  • coronavirus Nov 21

    Officials in Red Zone Communities Aim to Curb Spread of COVID-19

    As more communities are designated high-risk for coronavirus transmission, cities and towns are working to deal with the rising case numbers. The weekly health report more than doubled the number of cities and towns in the red since last week, going from 30 to 62. Framingham is one of those cities on the list, and the mayor said officials are&#8230...
  • Massachusetts Nov 21

    Police Find Missing Woman From Burlington, Mass.

    Police have safely located a missing woman with memory impairment from Burlington, Massachusetts Saturday afternoon. The woman was located around 3 p.m. in the area of center school, police said. She was uninjured and was transporte to a local hospital as a precaution. Authorities had said that 62-year-old Teresa Osborne was last seen around noon F...
  • Thanksgiving Nov 21

    How Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping Is Changing Amid the Pandemic

    As we approach Thanksgiving during the coronavirus pandemic, grocery stores are working to keep up with demand and keep shoppers and workers safe. “It will be a very difficult year missing everyone, but I think we’re doing the right thing,” said Judith Harding of Weston, Massachusetts. Many families are foregoing the large gatheri...
  • coronavirus Nov 20

    Pandemic Will Ease, But First Will Get Worse, Health Experts Say

    With COVID fatigue setting in, public health experts want to give people motivation that hope is on the horizon. But doctors say that, to get to the more normal future, we need to take the virus very seriously right now. “The next two to three months are going to be the hardest of the pandemic,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, dean…

  • Massachusetts Nov 20

    Start of Winter Sports Season at Mass. Schools Postponed to Dec. 14

    The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has voted to postpone the start of the winter sports season at state schools. At a COVID-19 task force meeting, the MIAA decided to move the start of the season to Dec. 14. According to The Boston Globe, this date was pushed back from Nov. 30. Committee members shared their concerns about the s...
  • black friday Nov 20

    Will COVID Change Black Friday Shopping Habits?

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything so there’s no reason to believe holiday shopping will be any different this year. “I would definitely not go into the mall, and I’m a shopper,” Katherine Nolan of Hull said Friday. Black Friday is the next COVID-19 frontier and it’s difficult to know what to expect from t...
  • coronavirus Nov 20

    Mass. Confirms 2,288 More COVID Cases, 34 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 2,288 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday and an additional 34 deaths. There have now been 10,238 confirmed deaths and 194,338 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 231 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on averag...
  • Amazon Nov 20

    Amazon's New Seaport Office Moves Forward as Company Backs Off Southie Plans

    The developer behind Amazon.com Inc.’s new Seaport office marked a construction milestone on Thursday as it topped off the 17-story building scheduled to be complete in 2021. The topping off came days after an attorney for Amazon pulled back on plans for a separate South Boston distribution center. Online retail behemoth Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is le...
  • Meghan Duggan Nov 20

    10 Questions With Meghan Duggan, Danvers Native and US Hockey Legend

    This transcript has been lightly edited. Watch the full interview above. NBC10 Boston: I know a lot goes into deciding to retire. What went into that decision? It was a gut decision. There were a lot of different factors in play, but I had a wonderful career with Team USA. I have learned so much and grown so much through…

  • abortion rights Nov 20

    After RBG's Death, Urgency Mounts in Massachusetts Abortion Debate

    Seeking solace as she sat in the airport parking lot of a strange city, Tara Mendola tried to reach her rabbi before her procedure, to no avail.  Though Mendola lives in Massachusetts, home to some of the best hospitals in the world, she was forced to travel to Denver, Colorado, for abortion care after receiving a fatal fetal diagnosis.......
  • arraignment Nov 21

    Man Accused of Killing Brockton Grandmother in Hit-and-Run Held on Bail

    The Massachusetts man accused of striking and killing a Brockton grandmother with his vehicle Tuesday evening, then fleeing the scene, faced a judge on Friday. Michael Blanche, a 33-year-old from Brockton, was arraigned in Brockton District Court on charges of leaving the scene of a crash causing death, negligent motor vehicle homicide, driving wit...
  • Springfield Nov 20

    Springfield Police Search for Mother, 6 Children

    Police in Springfield, Massachusetts are seeking information on the whereabouts of a 33-year-old woman and her six children, after officials from the Department of Children and Families said they hadn’t heard from her in days. Police said DCF officials had not heard from or seen Christamarie Derby and her children since Tuesday, and that they...
  • Massachusetts Nov 20

    Mass. Schools Report 652 New COVID-19 Cases Among Students, Staff

    Coronavirus cases have spiked in Massachusetts schools, with 652 more cases reported this week among students and staff members. The Department of Elementary and Secondary released the numbers Thursday in its weekly COVID-19 report. A total of 398 students learning in-person or in a hybrid plan tested positive from Nov. 12 to 18, as did 254 school ...
  • food & drink Nov 20

    2 More Boston Dining Spots Have Gone Into Winter Hibernation

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Two more local dining and drinking spots have decided to close for the season, joining a number of others that have also gone into hibernation as the pandemic continues. A message sent from Two Saints Tavern indicates that both Two Saints and Dos Diablos–which are in the same space a...
  • coronavirus Nov 20

    Mass. Ending Quarantine-Free Travel From 2 Nearby States; 2 States Remain Low-Risk

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will start requiring that people arriving in the state from New Hampshire and Maine stay in quarantine for two weeks, the Department of Public Health has announced. It leaves just Hawaii and Vermont as the two states that Massachusetts considers low-enough risk for quarantine-free travel. The change goes into effect...
  • holidays Nov 20

    Boston Common Christmas Tree to Be Delivered, Dedicated to Frontline Workers

    The annual evergreen Christmas tree gifted to Boston by Nova Scotia is slated to arrive at the Boston Common Friday with renewed meaning. This year, Nova Scotia is dedicating the tree to healthcare workers, honoring both Boston’s response to the 1917 Halifax Explosion and those who are working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
  • Boston Nov 20

    Snow, Safety and Space Savers: Mayor Walsh Says Boston is Ready for Winter

    Mayor Marty Walsh discussed snow, safety and space savers during his annual update on Boston’s winter preparedness on Friday. Though there is no snow on the ground right now, Walsh said the city has $20 million budgeted and 45,000 tons of salt at the ready. “The theme of 2020 is facing challenges by working together,” he said. &#8...
  • travel Nov 20

    Experts Warn Against Holiday Travel Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Unnecessary travel during the pandemic could put people at risk this holiday season, according to a Massachusetts infectious disease expert. “It could be someone sitting next to us on a bus, could be someone sitting next to us at a gas station,” said Dr. Mark Siedner of Massachusetts General Hospital. “I just urge people to really...
  • fire Nov 20

    Garage Fire Spreads to Multi-Family Home in Dorchester

    Boston firefighters rushed to Dorchester to douse flames that spread from a carriage house to two nearby buildings Friday morning. The fire engulfed the carriage house before spreading to porches on the back of a three family home around 5:25 a.m., according to the Boston Fire Department. The three-alarm fire broke out at 32 and 36 Robinson Street....
  • Massachusetts Nov 20

    As Mass. Schools Go Remote, How Many Students Aren't Logging On?

    After remote learning got off to a rocky start this spring, education officials in Massachusetts say virtual classes have improved. But it may be too early to tell whether a significant number of students are still failing to log on. New emergency guidelines established by the state direct school systems to track attendance and participation in rem...
  • Massachusetts Nov 20

    Mass. Man Charged With Kidnapping, Dayslong Assault Over Poker Debt

    A Massachusetts man is accused of kidnapping another man after a poker game, attacking him and holding him against his will for three days. Corey Convey, a 34-year-old Boxborough man, was arrested Tuesday after the victim in the incident came forward, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Convey and the victim knew eac...
  • coronavirus Nov 20

    Dog Walkers Have Increased Risk of Contracting COVID-19, According to Study

    Despite repeated assurances from public health officials that outdoor activities are generally safe during the pandemic, researchers in Spain found that dog walkers are 78% more likely to contract the coronavirus, a revelation that jolted dog owners and puzzled epidemiologists. The study, which examined hygiene habits and mobility patterns, didn&#8...
  • Thanksgiving Nov 20

    Despite New Safety Guidelines, Many Are Still Traveling for Thanksgiving

    Despite the troubling spikes in coronavirus cases nationwide and the CDC warning against Thanksgiving travel, many people are still visiting loved ones in other parts of the country. Beverly Abrain says she’s seeing her family for Thanksgiving no matter what. “I am nervous, but I want to be with my babies,” said the resident of Bo...
  • coronavirus Nov 20

    Restaurant Owners and Workers Concerned for Safety With End of Outdoor Dining

    With the weather getting colder in Massachusetts and coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, restaurant workers are voicing concerns about safety as the outdoor dining season ends. Tracy Chang never envisioned an empty dining room at her well-appointed Cambridge restaurant, Pagu. But with tables pushed to the side, and her dining room now exclusively...
  • coronavirus Nov 20

    COVID Testing Backlog Ahead of Thanksgiving Impacting People Without Holiday Plans

    Long lines and booked-up appointments for coronavirus tests ahead of Thanksgiving are having a big impact on those who do not have holiday plans, but desperately need a test. The line outside Tufts Medical Center in Boston Thursday morning wrapped around two buildings. Some of those waiting to get tested were in line for more than two hours in 30-d...
  • Massachusetts Nov 19

    Police Respond to Serious Crash in Auburn

    Police were on the scene of a serious crash Thursday evening in Auburn, Massachusetts. The crash on Route 20 involved three vehicles. The street was closed in both directions at Old Common Road, police tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis said on Twitter that at least one person may have died in the crash. No further&#82...
  • Boston Nov 19

    Car on Fire in Tunnel at Boston's Logan Airport Blocks Traffic

    A car was seen on fire at the exit of the tunnel leading to the arrivals area at Boston’s Logan International Airport Thursday evening. Traffic in the tunnel was stopped and firefighters were moving into position to douse the blaze. Fire, police and airport officials haven’t immediately given any information about the incident. There wa...
  • coronavirus Nov 20

    Mass. COVID Hot Spots: 62 Communities Now in High-Risk Red Zone

    There are now 62 communities considered at the highest risk for transmitting the new coronavirus in Massachusetts, according to the latest weekly community-level data on the pandemic, which no longer includes an updated town-by-town COVID-19 risk assessment map. The total is more than double the 30 towns and cities in the report last week, which wa...
  • coronavirus Nov 19

    Mass. Reports 2,532 More COVID Cases, 27 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 2,532 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday and an additional 27 deaths. There have now been 10,204 confirmed deaths and 192,050 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 231 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on aver...
  • hit-and-run Nov 19

    Man Arrested After Deadly Brockton Hit-and-Run

    A man was arrested two days after a hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead in Brockton, Massachusetts. Seventy-two-year-old Marie Rose Bien-Aime was hit and killed around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. Thursday afternoon, 33-year-old Michael Blanche of Brockton was arrested...
  • Boston Nov 20

    Transit Ambassador Stabbed After Argument at MBTA Station

    A transit ambassador was injured in a stabbing following an argument at the MBTA’s Copley Square Station in Boston on Thursday afternoon. Transit Police said they have a man in custody in connection to the stabbing, which occurred around 1:15 p.m. The transit ambassador, who is not an MBTA employee, is in serious but stable condition at an ar...
  • massport Nov 19

    Massport to Slash Its Workforce By 25 Percent Amid COVID Pandemic

    Facing massive financial strain inflicted by the pandemic, the Massachusetts Port Authority plans to slash its workforce by about 25 percent through a combination of voluntary retirements, buyouts, furloughs and layoffs. The cost-cutting effort comes as Massport officials grapple with a $400 million budget gap projected over the next three fiscal y...
  • Brighton Nov 19

    Marijuana Dispensary Gets OK to Replace Brighton Dive Bar Mary Ann's: Reports

    A couple of years ago, it was reported that a dive bar that was popular with college students could end up being replaced by a dispensary. Now we have learned that these plans have taken a big step forward. A message from Henry Santoro of WGBH indicates that a marijuana shop has been given approval to open in the Mary…

  • PLYMOUTH Nov 19

    1st-Hand Account of Plymouth Colony Reprinted for 400th Anniversary

    A first-hand account of the first permanent European colony in New England, including the fall harvest meal that inspired America’s Thanksgiving tradition, has been reprinted for a wider audience as Massachusetts marks 400 years  since the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower this year. Massachusetts’ State Library and Plimoth Patux...
  • attleboro Nov 19

    Attleboro City Hall Closing to Public to Stem Coronavirus Spread

    Attleboro City Hall is being closed to the public for nearly two weeks after Thanksgiving in an effort to stem further spread of the coronavirus, the mayor says. The closure from Nov. 26 until Dec. 7 is needed to fend off virus cases that employees and members of the public could pick up during Thanksgiving celebrations, Mayor Paul Heroux said&#823...
  • mbta Nov 19

    MBTA Employees, Commuters Rally Against Proposed Service Cuts

    A group of MBTA employees and commuters were scheduled to hold a rolling rally outside the agency’s Boston headquarters on Thursday morning to speak out against proposed service cuts. The rally, organized by Public Transit Public Good, was in response to proposed service cuts the MBTA put forward earlier this month due to a decline in ridersh...
  • callahan tunnel Nov 19

    Crews Remove Backhoe Stuck in Callahan Tunnel, Driver Cited

    The Callahan Tunnel in Boston was temporarily closed, Thursday, as crews removed a backhoe that became wedged in the entrance to the tunnel. Massachusetts State police said Thursday morning an “over-height trailered backhoe” had become stuck. The tunnel was closed as the vehicle was removed. The backhoe sustained a hydraulic leak, but w...
  • Charlie Baker Nov 19

    Baker Joins Other Governors in Coronavirus Meeting With Biden, Harris

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was among the governors who met with President-elect Joe Biden Thursday to discuss improving coordination between the federal and state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Baker was one of 10 governors who took part in the video conference as part of the National Governors Association’s executive committee. A ...
  • second surge Nov 20

    Construction Underway to Convert Worcester's DCU Center Into Field Hospital

    Construction is underway to once again transform Worcester’s DCU Center into a field hospital to relieve stress on the state’s health care system amid the pandemic’s second surge. The UMass Memorial Medical Center, which will again operate the field hospital in its second time functioning as an overflow facility for coronavirus pa...
  • coronavirus Nov 19

    Mass. Calling, Texting 4.5 Million Phones With New COVID Alert Thursday

    Massachusetts is planning to issue an alert to 4.5 million phones in the state on Thursday to urge residents to remain vigilant against the virus during the holiday. Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said Wednesday that a phone call, a text message or both from Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel will be sent on Thursday afte...
  • coronavirus Nov 19

    These Mass. Schools Are Eligible for Rapid Coronavirus Tests in December

    Massachusetts will roll out a new rapid coronavirus testing program at eligible schools next month, as Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration attempts to keep in-person learning available amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. The program, announced by health officials Wednesday, will kick off in early December in 134 schools that already have some for...
  • US Army Nov 19

    Procession Honors Marwan Ghabour, Mass. Soldier Killed in Helicopter Crash

    A motorcade carrying the remains of Marwan Ghabour, a soldier who was killed in a helicopter crash while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt, traveled through his hometown of Arlington, Massachusetts Thursday morning. Ghabour, 27, who grew up in Arlington but lived in Marlborough, died in a helicopter crash last week along with four other American s...
  • John Lewis Nov 19

    ‘Premeditated Act of Hate': Mural of Late Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Defaced in Cambridge

    A mural in Cambridge, Massachusetts, honoring a late congressman and civil rights icon, was vandalized this week. The mural of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, who died in July, on the side of Urban Hearth, was defaced with paint late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, according to police. Running a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic has bee...
  • schools Nov 20

    Big Socioeconomic Disparity for in-Person Learning in Mass. Schools, Survey Finds

    Black and Latino children from low-income families are much more likely to be learning entirely remotely than white and Asian children from families in a similar economic situation, according to a new survey of Massachusetts parents. Parents across demographics gave hybrid learning the worst marks of the available options during the coronavirus pan...
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    Boston Ballet's ‘The Nutcracker' to Air on NECN

    For the first time, Boston Ballet will bring Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker to homes across New England through a broadcast partnership with NBC10 Boston. The beloved holiday ballet will be broadcast as a one-hour special excerpted from the 2019 production, with featured narration by Hoda Kotb (TODAY) and Colton Bradford (NBC10 Bost...
  • Saugus Nov 20

    Police Identify Driver Who Seriously Hurt Man on Route 1 in Saugus

    Massachusetts police say they have identified a driver in connection with an alleged hit-and-run crash in Saugus, Massachusetts earlier this week that seriously injured a pedestrian. The crash, which was captured on surveillance video, happened on Route 1 southbound at Route 99 at 10:17 a.m., police said. A 24-year-old Gloucester man who works in t...
  • outdoor dining Nov 19

    Boston's Temporary Outdoor Dining on Sidewalks, Parking Lanes to End Dec. 1

    A couple of months ago, it was reported that expanded outdoor dining areas in Boston would be allowed to continue until at least through December 1 as the pandemic continued. Now we have learned that this is the end date, at least for temporary patios in public spaces. Two sources, including Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospital...
  • coronavirus Nov 19

    Baker Among 7 Northeastern Governors Urging Colleges to Test Students With Thanksgiving Travel Plans

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and six other governors of Northeastern states are urging colleges and universities to provide free testing for any students planning to travel for Thanksgiving. The migration of college students returning home from campuses around the state and the country for Thanksgiving and the possibility they could bring COVID...
  • Doris Duke Theatre Nov 17

    Theater at Renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Center Burns Down

    A fire at the renowned Jacob’s Pillow dance center in Massachusetts destroyed a theater building early Tuesday, but no one was hurt. The fire at the Doris Duke Theatre was reported at about 7 a.m., Becket Fire Chief Paul Mikaniewicz told The Berkshire Eagle. Firefighters arrived to find flames on the right side of the building. A short time.....
  • eat new england Nov 17

    Exploring Plymouth, the South Shore Town Beloved by Foodies, History Buffs

    When you hear the name “Plymouth,” what comes to mind? It may be something related to New England history — and U.S. history, for that matter — as the South Shore town by this name is where the Pilgrims arrived in 1620, which is one reason why the community is often called “America’s Hometown.” Indeed, those who are into history…
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