• hurricane earl September 9, 2022 8:21 pm

    Hurricane Earl Sends Big Waves, Rip Current Threat to New England Waters

    For Captain Dan Schaefer and his wife Pamela, it was quite a boat ride into Gloucester, Massachusetts, for lunch on Friday. “It was fun for me, not for her,” Schaefer said. “About 4-5-footers.” Those waves, and the chance for dangerous rip currents, are expected to pick up going into the weekend. Hurricane Earl is not on track to hit...

  • drought August 3, 2022 8:46 am

    Dry Weather Sparks Brush Fires Across Mass.

    Firefighters across Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England are having to chase hot spots every day as drought conditions fuel wildfires and prompt water bans. The Town of Weymouth is one of those that recently enacted water use restrictions. Signs of heat and drought are evident everywhere in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, fire crews in Gloucester battled through their second day…

  • Gloucester August 2, 2022 3:41 pm

    Fly Over Gloucester's Broken Wind Turbine

    NBC10 Boston’s Sky Ranger checked out the roughly 160-foot blade that fell off a wind turbine in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Here’s what it looked like from the air.

  • gloucester fire department August 2, 2022 12:02 pm

    Crews Monitor Gloucester Fire

    Firefighters have been busy working to try and stop the brush fire from spreading, after it originally broke out Monday morning near Poles Hill and Riverview Road.

  • Gloucester August 2, 2022 5:59 am

    Crews Monitor Gloucester Brush Fire

    One neighbor on Washington Street called 911 around 1 a.m., saying she saw a fire in her backyard. Firefighters were working to clear that for about four hours, putting out hot spots.

  • Gloucester Brush Fire August 2, 2022 12:26 pm

    Crews Still Fighting Brush Fire in Gloucester Amid Dry Conditions

    A large brush fire remains a threat for neighborhoods in Gloucester Tuesday, as firefighters spend a second day fighting the flames. Firefighters have been busy working to try and stop the brush fire from spreading, after it originally broke out Monday morning near Poles Hill and Riverview Road. During the second day of the fire response, there were water hoses…

  • Gloucester August 1, 2022 11:34 pm

    Blade Tumbles Off Wind Turbine in Gloucester

    A massive blade fell off of a 400-foot wind turbine in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Sunday, causing the area surrounding the structure to be shutdown indefinitely. The Gloucester Fire Department and Gloucester Mayor Greg Verga confirmed Sunday that a roughly 160-foot blade had fallen from the turbine at Applied Materials on Dory Road in the Blackburn Industrial Park shutting down access…

  • Gloucester July 23, 2022 3:28 pm

    System Glitch Causes Gloucester to Oversell Hundreds of Beach Parking Tickets

    There could be a big problem for those headed to beaches in Gloucester, Massachusetts on Saturday. A glitch in the online parking reservation system back in May caused the city to oversell about 300 parking spaces. The online parking reservation system for the city’s beaches began this year with the goal of clearing the long lines of beachgoers who may…

  • Gloucester July 18, 2022 5:43 am

    Firefighter Injured While Battling Fire in Gloucester

    A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in Gloucester, Mass. late Sunday.

  • Gloucester July 18, 2022 7:51 am

    Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze in Gloucester

    A firefighter was transported to an area hospital after suffering a shoulder injury on the job in Gloucester, fire officials said. Firefighters had responded to a blaze at a vacant building on Massasoit Road in Gloucester around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith said, where one of the responding firefighters was hurt and transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital….

  • Gloucester July 12, 2022 4:54 pm

    Paddleboarders Rescued Miles From Shore After Wind, Tide Pushed Them

    Emergency crews were called in to rescue two paddleboarders who were blown out to sea off the coast of Coffin Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. Police and the harbormaster responded just before 12:30 p.m. when they received a 911 call from a concerned man who said his wife and son had been paddleboarding and were blown out by strong…

  • Massachusetts July 11, 2022 7:43 pm

    Gloucester Creek Closes to Swimmers Over High Bacteria Levels

    A creek in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is closed to swimming because of high bacteria levels. The affected creek borders Good Harbor Beach, and it’s hard for beachgoers to tell what parts of the water are safe. There are signs, but they are spread out and barely noticeable. “We just came down and started swimming,” said Craig Gentilotti, who brought his...

  • Massachusetts July 7, 2022 7:39 pm

    Red Tide Hits Mass. Coast, Leading to Shellfishing Ban, Shortage of Local Clams

    A potentially deadly red tide has swept across the North Shore of Massachusetts, prompting state officials to enact a temporary ban on shellfish harvesting and triggering a clam shortage as the summer demand for seafood surges. Red tide, which isn’t uncommon in New England, comes from neurotoxins produced by microscopic algae. The phenomenon, also known as paralytic shellfish poisoning,...

  • Gloucester June 27, 2022 2:41 pm

    WATCH: Gloucester Greasy Pole Winner Takes Fourth Championship Flag

    The winner of this year’s Greasy Pole Competition in Gloucester is Derek Hopkins in his fourth victory, the Gloucester Daily Times reports.

  • Gloucester June 23, 2022 5:44 pm

    Fire Burns Gloucester Marina Building

    A waterfront building in Gloucester’s Inner Harbor was burned in a fire early Thursday morning, fire officials said. Several residents were displaced in the fire, which was put out with the help of firefighters from several departments in the area, according to the Gloucester Fire Department. The fire was reported at the Beacon Marine Basin on East Main Street...

  • Gloucester June 24, 2022 8:40 am

    Teen Dies After Jumping Into Water at Quarry in Gloucester

    An 18-year-old has died after rescuers pulled him from the water when he failed to surface while swimming at a quarry in Gloucester with friends Wednesday, officials said. Gloucester Assistant Fire Chief Robert Rivas said emergency responders were called to Vernon’s Pit at 1:15 p.m. when the teen jumped into the water from a high cliff while swimming with...

  • Gloucester June 20, 2022 7:55 am

    House Fire Under Investigation in Gloucester

    Four people have been hospitalized, including two firefighters, following an early morning blaze at a multi-story unit in Gloucester, Mass.

  • Massachusetts June 20, 2022 11:49 am

    Early Morning Fire in Gloucester Sends 4 to Hospital

    Four people, including two civilians and two firefighters, were transported to hospitals following an early morning blaze in Gloucester. The fire, which was first reported shortly after 3 a.m. Monday in a two-and-a-half story wood-framed building on School Street in Gloucester, was quickly knocked down by firefighters from Gloucester as well as neighboring Essex, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea. One civilian was…

  • fire May 28, 2022 12:10 pm

    Early Morning Fire in Gloucester Displaces 3 Families

    A building in Gloucester, Massachusetts, that three different families called home caught fire early Saturday, authorities said. Firefighters arrived at the three-story building on Western Avenue near Burke Playground at about 1:50 a.m. and found the second and third floors engulfed in flames, according to the Gloucester Fire Department. The residents of the building already safely evacuated. After initially entering…

  • Gloucester May 19, 2022 11:03 am

    Gloucester City Beach Parking Reservation Systems Opens Ahead of Memorial Day

    People headed to the beaches of Gloucester for Memorial Day Weekend can now reserve and pay for parking spots under the city’s new plan to clear up traffic woes at the Massachusetts tourist destination. In summers, Gloucester’s streets and parking lots get crowded with non-residents headed to its famed coastline, and the first-come, first-serve cash payment system that had...

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