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Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 01:22 PM EST

What You Need to Know About Boston's Plastic Bag Ban

What You Need to Know About Boston's Plastic Bag Ban

Make sure you take your reusable bag the next time you go grocery shopping. Beginning Friday, big-name grocery stores in Boston will no longer have plastic bags readily available for customers due to the city’s...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:19 PM EST

Chatham Commercial Building Heavily Damaged by Fire

Chatham Commercial Building Heavily Damaged by Fire

Officials in Chatham, Massachusetts responded to a commercial structure fire Thursday night. Police reported the fire just before 6 p.m. in Commerce Park North. There were no confirmed injuries, authorities...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:25 PM EST

Police: Shots Fired in Chelsea From One Vehicle to Another

Police: Shots Fired in Chelsea From One Vehicle to Another

Police are looking for a suspect after shots were fired from one vehicle to another Thursday night in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Authorities responded to a call for shots fired on Eastern Avenue near Crescent...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:47 PM EST

Report: Prosecutors Didn't Want Crash Suspect to Get License

Report: Prosecutors Didn't Want Crash Suspect to Get License

Prosecutors tried unsuccessfully in 2015 to keep a woman acquitted in a drunk driving case off the road. That woman is now accused of killing an infant and a 5-year-old when she plowed into a group of pedestria...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 07:51 PM EST

Traffic Concerns in Peabody Over Nearby Salem's Pot Shop

Traffic Concerns in Peabody Over Nearby Salem's Pot Shop

There's excitement in Salem, Massachusetts as the city prepares for Saturday's grand opening of its first recreational pot shop, but there's also some concern from nearby Peabody. If the long lines so far at...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 06:19 PM EST

Plastic Bag Ban Officially Goes Into Effect in Boston

Plastic Bag Ban Officially Goes Into Effect in Boston

The slow rollout of Boston’s plastic bag ban begins Friday and stores across the city are preparing. The ban hits large-scale stores first, including Roche Brothers supermarket in West Roxbury where they...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:16 AM EST

Mass. State Trooper Involved in Altercation to Face Charges

Mass. State Trooper Involved in Altercation to Face Charges

A Massachusetts State Police trooper is facing charges after authorities say he was involved in an assault and battery altercation earlier this month. Trooper Matthew Hickey is facing charges of assault and...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 06:01 PM EST

Mass. Lawmakers Speak on Pelosi's Agreement to Term Limits

Mass. Lawmakers Speak on Pelosi's Agreement to Term Limits

Massachusetts lawmakers are speaking out after Nancy Pelosi has agreed to term limits — a new deal that is likely securing her spot as House Speaker in January.

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 02:48 PM EST

Where Boston Sports Venues Rank in Food Safety Report

Where Boston Sports Venues Rank in Food Safety Report

Fans who eat the food when attending Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins games can rest comfortably, according to an ESPN Outside the Lines report on food safety. The report reviewed food-safety inspection...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:28 AM EST

Police Investigating Bitcoin Bomb Threats Across New England

Police Investigating Bitcoin Bomb Threats Across New England

Federal, state and local police are investigating after bomb threats were emailed to at least a dozen private businesses and residences across Massachusetts, demanding bitcoin payments and referencing the...

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