Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions and Fires in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover - NECN

A look back at the disaster that devastated Lawrence, Andover and North Andover

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 09:14 PM EDT

Amid Delays in Claims From Utility, Lawmakers Seek More Info

Amid Delays in Claims From Utility, Lawmakers Seek More Info

Some Massachusetts lawmakers have requested additional information from the utility at the center of last year's gas explosions in Merrimack Valley amid new reports of delays in the claims process. U.S....

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 09:19 PM EDT

Ex-Transportation Czar to Oversee Utility's Safety Efforts

Ex-Transportation Czar to Oversee Utility's Safety Efforts

The utility company blamed for September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts is enlisting former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to oversee its safety efforts. NiSource said Thursday...

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 05:42 AM EDT

Columbia Gas to Replace Heating Equipment Damaged in Explosions

Columbia Gas to Replace Heating Equipment Damaged in Explosions

The natural gas company blamed for a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley says it'll resume replacing damaged heating equipment for property owners this spring. Columbia Gas of...

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 07:49 PM EST

Columbia Gas Holds Town Halls Across Merrimack Valley

Columbia Gas Holds Town Halls Across Merrimack Valley

Columbia Gas held a series of town halls across the Merrimack Valley on Saturday, taking and answering questions from frustrated customers. About 50 people gathered at Lawrence High School to hear from company...

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 05:09 PM EST

Incoming Columbia Gas President Offers Safety Assurances

Incoming Columbia Gas President Offers Safety Assurances

It’s been six months since the Merrimack Valley disaster, and for the first time we are hearing from the incoming president of Columbia Gas. “We are never going to let this happen again,” Mark Kempic said. Ke...

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Arrest Made After 13-Year-Old Dropped Off at Hospital
Arrest Made After 13-Year-Old Dropped Off at Hospital

Police have made an arrest in the case of a 13-year-old girl who was dropped off at Lawrence General Hospital earlier this week. Carlos Rivera, 47, of Lawrence, was arrested early Saturday morning. He is...

6 Injured in Deck Collapse in NH
6 Injured in Deck Collapse in NH

Emergency crews responded to a deck collapse at 8 Robinson Ct. in Nashua, New Hampshire around 8 p.m. on Saturday night.

High Temperatures For Sunday
High Temperatures For Sunday

Much of the day today will be sunny. It will also be the warmest day of the holiday weekend. Temperatures could climb into the mid and upper 80s. A sea breeze is possible along the coast during the afternoon.

Boston Company Tracks Your Personal Carbon Footprint
Boston Company Tracks Your Personal Carbon Footprint

You can track almost anything with your smartphone these days. Now, thanks to a Boston-based start-up, you can also track your own carbon footprint with your phone.

Amid Trade Tensions, Trump and Abe Tee Off
Amid Trade Tensions, Trump and Abe Tee Off

Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together. So on Sunday, during a four-day state visit to Japan, the president jumped aboard the...

15-Year-Old Shot Near Town Library in Oxford
15-Year-Old Shot Near Town Library in Oxford

Police officers in Oxford, Massachusetts responded to a shooting that took place near the Oxford Public Library on Saturday afternoon.