• Brockton Drowning 44 mins ago

    Vigil to Honor 2 Cousins Who Drowned in Brockton Lake

    A vigil will be held Monday evening for two young boys by the lake where they drowned in Brockton, Massachusetts. Two cousins — 12-year-old Tiago Depina and 13-year-old Rafael Andrande — were pulled from Waldo Lake at D.W. Field Park Saturday after initially being reported missing around 7:30 p.m., according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. The vigil will…

  • Massachusetts 57 mins ago

    Mass. High Schoolers Return to Full-Time, in-Person Learning Monday

    All high schools in Massachusetts are required to reopen for full-time, in-person learning Monday, though some have received state-approved delays. Massachusetts school officials announced the mandated return to classrooms for all high school students last month. Some school districts have successfully applied for waivers, while others brought students back sooner. Massachusetts education officials did not respond to requests for the…

  • Massachusetts 2 hours ago

    ‘Unthinkable Loss': 2 Cousins Who Drowned in Mass. Lake Didn't Know How to Swim

    Two young boys are dead after being pulled from the water at a park in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Saturday. The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that two cousins — 12-year-old Tiago Depina and 13-year-old Rafael Andrande — were pulled from Waldo Lake at D.W. Field Park on Saturday after initially being reported missing around 7:30 p.m. Multiple 911 calls…

  • fire 4 hours ago

    Fire Damages Home in Plympton

    A fire damaged a home in Plympton, Massachusetts overnight. The two-alarm blaze at 24 Dukes Brook Road destroyed the roof and burned the side of the home. Multiple fire departments from nearby towns responded to help the Plympton Fire Department douse the flames, including firefighters from Kingston. No further information was immediately available.

  • Massachusetts 10 hours ago

    Mass. High School Students Set to Return to Full-Time, in-Person Learning Monday

    All high schools in Massachusetts are required to be back open for full-time, in-person learning starting Monday, although some have received waivers from the state. Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeffrey C. Riley made the announcement on Tuesday, April 27. In Andover, students getting ready to go back to the classroom full-time are experiencing a range of emotions. “I…

  • Massachusetts 11 hours ago

    Mass. Confirms 494 New COVID Cases, 5 More Deaths

    For the 10th straight day, Massachusetts health officials announced fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus cases, as the state’s Department of Public Health confirmed 494 more COVID cases on Sunday. Five new deaths were also reported. The new numbers pushed the state’s confirmed caseload to 656,838 and the death toll to 17,394 since the start of the pandemic. Many of Massachusetts’…

  • Massachusetts 11 hours ago

    Fire Burns 5 Acres in Tewksbury

    A fire swept through a large area of brush in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, on Sunday afternoon, scorching about 5 acres of land and sending a large cloud of black smoke billowing into the sky. Tewksbury fire crews responded around 1:30 p.m. to the blaze in the area of 400 Main Street. They say it appeared to be a dumpster fire that…

  • Massachusetts 13 hours ago

    Elderly Man Missing From Hopkinton Has Been Found

    Officials in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, say they have located the elderly man they were searching for Sunday. Hopkinton Fire first tweeted that Mr. O’Leary was missing around 4:45 p.m. They said the 88-year-old resident had last been seen around 3 p.m. in the Clinton Street area. At 6:50 p.m., the department said Mr. O’Leary had been found. They also thanked...

  • Massachusetts 14 hours ago

    Therapy Dog Helps Ease Anxiety for Teens Getting COVID Vaccine at Newburyport Clinic

    At a previously scheduled vaccine clinic in Newburyport, Massachusetts, appointments opened up this weekend for 12- to 15-year-olds following last week’s approval of the vaccine for that age group. Even at just 14 years old, Lindsay Husak of Merrimac, Massachusetts, was anything but hesitant to get her COVID-19 vaccine. “A lot of my friends have already got their first dose,”…

  • Massachusetts 16 hours ago

    Motorcyclist Dead, Passenger Seriously Injured After Crash With SUV in Belchertown

    One person is dead and another has been taken by medical helicopter to a local hospital after the motorcycle they were riding on Saturday afternoon was involved in a crash with an SUV in Belchertown, Massachusetts, state police said. Troopers responded to the crash shortly after 5 p.m. on on Route 9 where they found the two riders unresponsive. The…

  • Massachusetts May 16

    Two Boys — 12 and 13 — Dead After Being Pulled From Water at Brockton Park

    Two children died after being pulled from the water Saturday night at a municipal park in Brockton, Massachusetts, after they were reported missing earlier in the evening, officials said. Brockton Fire Capt. Steve McLean shared the devastating news at a press conference around 10:15 p.m. where he was joined by Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan and Darren Duarte, the spokesperson for…

  • Massachusetts May 16

    Firefighter, Resident Injured in Leominster Fire

    A firefighter and resident were injured in a multi-alarm fire that broke out Saturday afternoon in Leominster, Massachusetts. Leominster firefighters responded to 54 Mount Pleasant Avenue around 2:30 p.m. for a 3-alarm blaze. One firefighter suffered a knee injury, while a woman who lives in the home suffered injuries from smoke inhalation, the fire department said. Both were taken to…

  • coronavirus May 15

    Mass. Confirms 657 New COVID Cases, 5 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials announced 657 new coronavirus cases and 5 more deaths Saturday, noting that some of the new COVID cases should have been included in Friday’s report. The COVID-19 dashboard report was delayed about an hour due to technical issues on Saturday. Once it was published shortly before 6 p.m., the DPH said it was informed of a reporting…

  • coronavirus May 15

    When Will Mass. Lift Its Mask Order?

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said in a tweet Friday that he’ll update the state’s reopening plans early next week. Baker’s comments came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance saying that fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations. “The @CDCgov guidance is great news. We...

  • dorchester May 15

    Two Shootings in Boston Friday Night

    A pair of shootings in Dorchester were reported within an hour of each other Friday night, according to police, though there has been no indication the two are connected. The first was reported at 9:19 p.m. on Norton St., where there appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, Boston police said. The second, just under a mile away near East St….

  • Massachusetts May 15

    Man Shot to Death in New Bedford: Police

    A man was shot and killed Friday in New Bedford, Massachusetts, police said. New Bedford officers who responded to Richdale Foods on Brock Avenue around 6:45 p.m. for a shooting incident found one gunshot victim. The man was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he died from his injuries, police said. He has not been identified. People were asked...

  • Waltham police May 15

    Waltham Police Looking for Missing Teen

    Police in Waltham, Massachusetts, are searching for a teen who has been missing since Thursday. Waltham police say 15-year-old Kenneilya “Liam” Ramos is approximately 5’7″ and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Ramos was last seen wearing a bright lime green t-shirt and gray sweatpants with two suitcases. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Waltham…

  • quincy asian resources May 15

    Quincy Nonprofit Using Whistles to Help Stop Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

    It’s the sound of safety. Hundreds of whistles were handed out Friday morning to senior citizens at the Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. “They find this is something small but it’s going to be functional,” said Philip Chong, president of Quincy Asian Resources. It’s a simple tool to protect Asian Americans from potential violence. “If they are being...

  • Massachusetts May 14

    Man Found in Garbage Truck With ‘Crushing Injuries'

    A man was hospitalized after being found injured in a trash truck Friday in Framingham, Massachusetts. The driver of the truck noticed a hand sticking out while he was outside a car dealership on Route 9 eastbound, according to fire officials. The 38-year-old man had been in a dumpster outside the dealership before it was emptied, authorities said. The driver…

  • coronavirus May 14

    Gov. Baker Says Mass. Will Update Its Reopening Plans ‘Early Next Week'

    Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday that Massachusetts will update its reopening plans early next week. “The new @CDC guidance is great news,” he said on Twitter. “We will be updating our reopening plans early next week.” Baker also noted that the state is on track to vaccinate over 4 million residents soon. “Please stay safe while we prepare next steps…

  • Jasiel Correia May 14

    Former Fall River Mayor Found Guilty of Wire Fraud, Extortion

    A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted Friday of stealing money from investors in his start-up to bankroll his lavish lifestyle and soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors who wanted to operate in the struggling mill city. Jasiel Correia was found guilty by a jury after about 23…

  • lawrence May 14

    Man Found Shot to Death in Lawrence Identified

    Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Lawrence police responded to a Haverhill Street address for a report of a body in the backyard, the Essex District Attorney’s Office said. When they arrived, they found a dead male with apparent gunshot wounds. The district attorney’s office identified him later Friday as Edward Javier,...

  • coronavirus May 14

    Mass. Reports 337 New Confirmed COVID Cases, 18 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials announced 337 new coronavirus cases and 18 more deaths Friday. The report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health brings the death toll to 17,384. Another 358 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The latest report on the daily COVID metrics brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state at 655,687, DPH data shows….

  • mask mandate May 14

    More New England States Dropping Mask Mandates Following CDC Guidance

    Following federal recommendations to relax mask rules for fully vaccinated people, more New England states are dropping their mask orders. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated — meaning two weeks after their final shot — no longer need to wear masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. “The…

  • Boston May 14

    Person Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Mattapan Shooting

    A person suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot Friday in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, according to authorities. Police responded to the shooting on Westmore Road shortly after 1 p.m. The Boston Police Department did not immediately say if a suspect was in custody.

  • deadly crash May 14

    Maine Man Killed in Deadly Truck Rollover in Amesbury, Mass.

    A 70-year-old man from Searsport, Maine, died in a tractor-trailer rollover on a highway ramp in Amesbury, Massachusetts Thursday night. The man, identified by police as Kenneth Green, was driving on the ramp from Route 95 South to Route 110 when he crashed around 10:15 p.m., according to Massachusetts State Police. He was pronounced dead on scene. The man’s name…

  • coronavirus May 14

    New England States Among Safest During Pandemic, Study Finds

    All six New England states were found to be among the safest in the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by WalletHub. WalletHub gave every state a score based on their testing rates, vaccine distribution and the number of people hospitalized as well as deaths. Hawaii was ranked first followed by Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine and New…

  • mask mandate May 14

    No Change to Mask Order in Mass. After CDC Eases Rules, But Update Coming

    Hours after federal mask rules were eased indoors and outdoors for people who are fully vaccinated, the Baker administration announced how it would proceed in Massachusetts. For now, there won’t be any change to the Bay State’s mask order, which was recently relaxed for people outdoors. But the administration will update its restrictions soon, Gov. Charlie Baker’s press secretary...

  • coronavirus May 14

    Baker Tweaks Next Step in Mass. Reopening Plan, Which Starts Monday

    The next phase in Massachusetts reopening begins Monday, when some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries can open again. But the Baker administration announced Friday a change to the plan that wasn’t included in the initial announcement: supermarkets and other stores won’t have to offer senior hours anymore.

  • Boston May 14

    Grad Student Seeks 3 Strangers Who Saved Him — and His Lunch — After Seizure

    Aaron Horwin is hoping to connect with the good Samaritans who made a difference in his life. “I had a seizure, fell down, struck my head on the pavement,” said the Boston University graduate student. Horwin, who has epilepsy, was walking home on Commonwealth Avenue from Chipotle in Boston’s Back Bay last week when he collapsed. “They kept my...

  • Massachusetts May 14

    Man Allegedly Ran Retail Crime Ring Out of Leominster Video Store

    The Adopt A Video shop in Leominster, Massachusetts, sticks out in 2021, when video rental stores are increasingly rare. Inside, police say owner John Duplease was selling more than videos. Duplease is accused of stashing about 1,700 stolen items in the store. At his home in Lancaster, police say they found more — another 4,600 pieces of stolen merchandise, from…

  • masks May 14

    New CDC Guidance Encourages Health Experts, But Not All Vaccinated People Are Ready to Ditch Masks

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor settings still comes a little too soon for some Massachusetts residents. Some say they will have to get used to the idea of being maskless inside with other people. “I think it would be tough for me to...

  • Massachusetts May 14

    11-Year-Old Boy Injured in Worcester Hit-and-Run

    Police are looking for the driver who hit an 11-year-old boy and drove off Tuesday evening in Worcester, Massachusetts. The child was trying to cross the street in the crosswalk when he was hit by a black sedan near 710 Pleasant Street around 6 p.m., according to authorities. The boy was receiving medical attention from Worcester EMS when police arrived…

  • May 13

    Whistles Being Distributed to Help Keep Elderly Asian Americans Safe From Attacks

    The rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans across the country has led to grave concern. “What’s hurtful is that people are targeting the elderly, who are the most vulnerable,” said Oanh Nguyen, who, along with longtime friend Julianna Lee, wanted to do something about it. “Just like a lot of other people, I felt really frustrated by the...

  • coronavirus May 13

    Number of Mass. Communities in High-Risk COVID Red Zone Drops to 6

    The number of Massachusetts communities at the highest risk of coronavirus transmission is in the single digits after dropping by more than half since last week. The town-by-town coronavirus data released Thursday showed six communities in the high-risk red zone, down from 13 last week. The figure has declined for weeks; the most communities in the high risk “red zone”…

  • coronavirus May 13

    Mass. Reports 616 New Confirmed COVID Cases, 9 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials announced 616 new coronavirus cases and nine more deaths Thursday. The report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health brings the death toll to 17,366. Another 356 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID. The latest report on the daily COVID metrics brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state at 655,350, DPH data shows….

  • Annissa Essaibi George May 13

    Former Boston Police Commissioner Gross Endorses Essaibi George for Mayor

    A big endorsement for Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in the mayoral race came Thursday from the city’s former police commissioner. “This is the person that I wholeheartedly believe can bring this city together,” said former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross. You may think Gross struggled over his choice given such a diverse group of qualified candidates, but...

  • Massachusetts May 13

    Person Hit by Vehicle on Mass. Route 1 in Salisbury

    A person was hit by a vehicle, closing Route 1 and another Massachusetts highway Thursday, authorities said.

  • Harvard University May 13

    Harvard-Bound High School Student's Emotional Admissions Essay Goes Viral

    A local high school student is excited to attend Harvard University this fall, but it’s her admissions essay that has garnered a lot of attention on social media. “The opening line of my essay was, and I quote, ‘I hate the letter S,’” said Abigail Mack of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Like many high school seniors, Mack wanted her college admissions...

  • May 13

    Massachusetts to Launch Employer Vaccination Program

    Massachusetts will soon launch an employer vaccination program, enabling businesses to request mobile vaccine clinics on site or book their employees at mass vaccination sites. The announcement, made Wednesday at a press conference held at Moderna Inc.’s manufacturing facility in Norwood, is a reversal of a stance Gov. Charlie Baker has held for the last several months. The administration...

  • Saint Vincent Hospital May 13

    Saint Vincent Hospital Plans to Hire Permanent Replacement Nurses as Strike Continues

    A Massachusetts hospital whose nurses have been on strike for two months says it will begin to hire permanent replacements. Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester went on strike March 8, with the Massachusetts Nurses Association calling for improved staffing ratios. The hospital said Wednesday that it would begin the process of hiring about 50 permanent replacement nurses, leaving…

  • cannabis May 13

    Smokescreen: Mass. Lacks Transparency in Money Cannabis Firms Pay to Cities and Towns

    How much money have Massachusetts cities and towns collected from marijuana sales? Where has the money been spent? No one is quite sure. Cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts are required to submit data, as part of the state’s license-renewal process, on how much they pay under their contracts with the city or town in which they are located, called host...

  • coronavirus May 13

    Pfizer Vaccine Available for Children 12-15 Across New England Thursday

    About 400,000 children between the ages of 12 and 15 become eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine in Massachusetts Thursday. Health care and vaccine providers across the state were already positioned to start vaccinating the age group, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday, pending a vote from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel. The CDC signed off…

  • rollover crash May 13

    Rollover Crash Takes Down Pole in Barnstable

    A car crashed into a poll and rolled over in the village of Barnstable, Massachusetts. The Barnstable Police Department responded to the crash on Rt. 6A, near Bone Hill Road and Main Street. Crews were still on scene at 4 a.m. No further information was immediately available.

  • coronavirus May 13

    Mass. Residents Age 12 to 15 Can Get Pfizer Vaccine Starting Thursday: Baker

    Vaccine and health care providers in Massachusetts are poised to begin administering Pfizer vaccines to the roughly 400,000 Bay State residents between the ages of 12 and 15 as soon as Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted Wednesday to endorse expanded usage of Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for 12-…

  • danielle miller May 13

    Woman Who Flaunted Lavish Lifestyle on Instagram Charged With $100K COVID Relief Fraud

    A Florida woman authorities allege used the personal information of a Massachusetts resident to fraudulently obtain a pandemic-related federal loan that she then used for a private flight to California and stays at luxury hotels has been arrested, federal prosecutors said. Danielle Miller, 31, of Miami, was charged Tuesday with wire fraud, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in...

  • Chinatown May 13

    Chinatown Businesses Struggling to Recover Amid Pandemic, Anti-Asian Hate

    At 180 Cafe in Boston’s Chinatown, owner Liang Chen says he thought about closing down for good at the height of the pandemic. Through a Chinese translator, Chen said he persevered, but business is still down 40% from pre-pandemic levels. He’s taking a big hit from the number of downtown workers not yet returning to the office. Chen’s story...

  • Leominster May 12

    Body Found in Leominster: DA

    The Worcester District Attorney’s Office is investigating after a body was found in Leominster, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. The body was located near a parking lot off Industrial Road. The district attorney said the case is being investigated as an unattended death. State police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office are heading up the investigation. No further information was...

  • coronavirus May 12

    Mass. Reports 626 More Confirmed COVID Cases, 13 New Deaths

    A day after reporting no COVID deaths in the daily report for only the third time since deaths were first reported in the commonwealth, Massachusetts public health officials confirmed 13 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday. Wednesday’s report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health brings the death toll to 17,357. Another 355 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID. The…

  • Groveland May 12

    Mass. Man Will Be Charged in Hit-and-Run Collision With School Bus in Groveland

    A father had to pull his young daughter out of the way of a landscaping truck as it jumped up onto the sidewalk to race past the school bus the girl was about to board in Groveland, Massachusetts, police said. Groveland police allege a school bus had stopped to pick up two elementary school students on Tuesday when the truck…

  • Climate May 12

    Trump Says Vineyard ‘Will Never Be The Same'

    Will Vineyard Yard, the nation’s first permitted commercial-scale wind farm, change island life in Massachusetts forever? Former President Donald Trump thinks so. On the day that the massive wind farm planned off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket won the federal approval from the Biden administration that it had been been fruitlessly seeking from Trump for years, the...

  • coronavirus May 12

    Mass. Has Rare Day With 0 COVID Deaths as 3M People Are Fully Vaccinated

    Massachusetts public health officials confirmed no new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, as the state reached a major milestone in its vaccination effort: 3 million people vaccinated.

  • Boston Red Sox May 12

    ‘A Great Atmosphere': Red Sox Fans Enjoy Increased Capacity at Fenway Park

    For the first time in a very long time Tuesday, Fenway Park was looking and sounding a little more normal. Tuesday’s game was the first one since the capacity at Massachusetts stadiums was raised to 25%, meaning roughly 9,400 people were there to cheer on the Sox. “It was a great atmosphere to be around people again,” said Darilee Swamp….

  • Weather May 12

    Will the Weather Be Clear Enough to See Tuesday Night's Rocket Launch?

    While southeastern New England enjoyed a bright breezy afternoon with plenty of sunshine, western and northern New England had more of a chilly mix of clouds and limited sunshine. And some of the mountains had snow showers, while eastern and northern Maine had showers and small bits of ice, graupel and hail, falling from the sky. Highs Tuesday managed the...

  • coronavirus May 12

    Parents React After FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids Ages 12 to 15

    Some parents in Massachusetts are reacting with caution after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12, though others say it would give them peace of mind. Shots could begin as soon as Thursday, after a federal vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations for using the two-dose vaccine in 12-...

  • Boston May 11

    Human Remains Discovered in Dorchester

    Human remains were discovered Tuesday on a property in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, prompting a police investigation. Police said they received a call shortly after 11 a.m. and responded to a three-decker on Fuller Street, where the bones were found. “It’s sad,” said William Alexander, who lives just 30 yards away. He says a homeless man well known in the...

  • colonial pipeline May 11

    Why Gas Prices Are Rising and Could Go Higher

    The Colonial Pipeline was hacked, causing a shutdown that led to rising gas prices and shortages in the U.S. See where Massachusetts and other states’ prices and supplies stand today.

  • northborough May 11

    Police Ask for Help Finding Gunman in MA Shooting

    After a shooting left a man seriously hurt in Northboro, Massachusetts, police are asking people who live in the area to share any footage they have that can help catch the gunman. Witnesses saw the gunman run from the scene, in a residential part of the town, and speed off in a dark-colored sedan, according to the Northboro Police Department….

  • Animal cruelty May 11

    Cambridge Cat's Killing May Not Be Isolated; 2 New Attacks Probed, MSPCA Says

    The torture and killing of a cat in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is now being investigated in connection with the maiming of two other cats, according to a local animal hospital.

  • Kim Janey May 11

    Boston to Reopen Public Libraries Next Month, Increase Youth Services

    The city of Boston will reopen its public libraries to in-person visitors starting next month and increase its number of youth programs as COVID-19 cases continue to drop, Mayor Kim Janey announced Tuesday. In a press conference, Janey said the library system will re-open in June for limited in-person services, prioritizing programs to help residents recover economically and catch up…

  • Boston May 11

    $10K Reward Offered After Great-Grandmother's Killing in Dorchester

    One month after a great-grandmother was shot and killed in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, a cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Delois Brown was hit and killed by gunfire in April while sitting on her porch on Olney Street in Dorchester. On Monday, two Boston organizations announced they...

  • Animal cruelty May 11

    Torture and Killing of Cat in Cambridge Sparks Animal Cruelty Investigation

    The MSPCA is investigating what they’re calling a “horrific” case of animal cruelty in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gosha, a 6-year-old tuxedo cat, never came home last week. He was found dead, tortured and shot with a BB gun. “He would go out and come back, and in the morning, he would always be there and we’d wake up, we have...

  • coronavirus May 11

    Mass. Enters Next Reopening Phase, Begins Offering Walk-In Vaccine Appointments

    Massachusetts took another step toward the “new normal” Monday as the state relaxed a series of COVID restrictions and began to offer walk-in appointments for vaccine shots. As part of Step 4, Phase 1, both indoor and outdoor venues such as the TD Garden and Fenway Park are allowed to admit fans at 25% of their regular capacities, up from…

  • northborough May 10

    Man Shot, Seriously Hurt in Northboro

    A man suffered serious injuries when he was shot in the leg in Northboro, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon, police said. The shooting was reported about 1:26 p.m. on Maynard Street, according to the local police department. Police said the shooting does not appear to be random. The victim was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries….

  • coronavirus May 10

    Gov. Baker Addresses Expected Vaccine Rollout for Kids 12-15

    At his COVID vaccine briefing Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker addressed how he thinks the vaccine rollout may go for children 12-15 — just hours before federal officials approved the Pfizer vaccine for them. Speaking after a tour of the Manet Community Health Center vaccination site in Quincy, Baker said that he expects to see pop-up vaccination sites in schools and…

  • coronavirus May 10

    Mass. Reports 446 New Confirmed COVID Cases, 14 More Deaths

    Massachusetts public health officials confirmed 446 new coronavirus cases and 14 new deaths on Monday. This latest report puts the total number of confirmed cases in the state at 653,636 and the death total at 17,344 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 354 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID. Many of…

  • Boston May 10

    Man Sought in Attack Over Stroller at Park Street MBTA Station

    A man accused of attacking another man earlier this month at a Boston MBTA station, allegedly because the victim was sitting in a stroller, is being sought by transit police. Investigators released a photo of the man and said he’s wanted for questioning in an aggravated assault and battery at Park Street, which serves the Green Line and Red...

  • police shooting May 10

    Man Killed After Allegedly Ramming Leicester Police Station Is Identified

    Authorities gave an update Monday on the fatal shooting of a man who allegedly rammed his SUV into the police station in Leicester, Massachusetts, early Sunday morning. The man has been identified as 24-year-old Zachary Richardson, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. The incident took place around 6 a.m., and while authorities offered new details Monday, some…

  • Boston May 10

    Police Ask for Help Locating Man, 83, Last in Boston

    Boston and state police are asking for the public’s help locating an elderly man who was last seen just after midnight. Kenrick Francis, 83, was last seen around 12:30 a.m. Monday walking toward Mattapan Square in Boston. Francis was carrying a pillow, and wearing a light blue shirt and pajamas pants, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call…

  • Massachusetts May 10

    Walk-in Vaccine Appointments Begin in Mass. This Week; Other Businesses Eligible to Reopen

    Some parts of Phase 4, Step 2 Massachusetts reopening plan are set to begin Monday in addition to increased access to vaccine appointments. Gov. Charlie Baker announced last week that walk-in vaccine appointments will become available to any Massachusetts resident currently eligible to receive one at the Hynes Convention Center and Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the DoubleTree Hotel in…

  • coronavirus May 10

    Mass. Reports 655 New Confirmed COVID Cases, 6 More Deaths

    Massachusetts public health officials confirmed 795 new coronavirus cases and eight new deaths on Saturday. This latest report puts the total number of confirmed cases in the state at 652,535 and the death total at 17,324 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • Leicester Police Department May 10

    Man Killed By Leicester, Mass. Police After Ramming Car Into Station: DA

    A man was fatally shot by police Sunday after repeatedly ramming his SUV into the police station in Leicester, Massachusetts, according to the Worcester County district attorney’s office. The incident occurred around 6:13 a.m. Sunday, Worcester County DA Joseph D. Early Jr. said. The suspect, a male, had gotten nearly his entire vehicle inside the Leicester police station, authorities...

  • reopening Massachusetts May 9

    Crowd Capacity Set to Increase at TD Garden, Fenway Park

    Beginning Monday, capacity at large venues in Massachusetts will more than double as part of the state’s coronavirus re-opening plan. As part of Step 4, Phase 1, both indoor and outdoor venues such as the TD Garden and Fenway Park will be allowed to admit fans at 25% of their regular capacities, up from 12%. This means just under 5,000…

  • Massachusetts May 9

    1 Person Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Norton

    One person was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Norton, Massachusetts, according to local police. First responders arrived on the scene around 9 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Maple Street and John Scott Boulevard in Norton, police officials said, where they discovered a motorcycle had crashed into a guardrail off the road, adjacent to railroad tracks. Police…

  • coronavirus May 8

    Mass. Reports 795 New Confirmed COVID Cases, 8 More Deaths

    Massachusetts public health officials confirmed 795 new coronavirus cases and eight new deaths on Saturday. This latest report puts the total number of confirmed cases in the state at 652,535 and the death total at 17,324 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • trench rescue May 8

    Authorities ID Construction Worker Who Died in Newton Wall Collapse

    The construction worker who died when a concrete wall at a construction site at a home in a Boston suburb collapsed on him has been identified as a 55-year-old Billerica man. The man who died Thursday in Newton was identified by the Middlesex district attorney’s office Friday as Russell Harron. Family members say Harron was a father of three....

  • Elizabeth Warren May 8

    Elizabeth Warren Talks Inspiration For New Book, the Next 100 Days in America

    The inspiration for Elizabeth Warren’s new book, “Persist,“ began while reflecting on the events of this past year. The Massachusetts senator said, “Think about what’s happened… A global pandemic, a racial reckoning an armed insurrection, a new president.“ “Persist” is a personal journey through Warren’s own life, making the case along the way for her most passionate policy positions....

  • raynham May 8

    2 Women Injured in Head-on Crash in Front of Raynham Market Basket

    Two women suffered injuries Friday in a head-on crash in front of the Market Basket on Route 138 in Raynham, Massachusetts, authorities said. An 83-year-old Taunton woman suffered serious injuries in the crash that happened around 4 p.m. in the area of 240 Broadway in front of the grocery store, according to a joint statement from the Raynham police and…

  • rideshare scheme May 8

    19 Charged in Ride-Hailing Fake Driver Account Scheme

    Federal prosecutors charged 19 people Friday for their alleged roles in a nationwide scheme that used stolen identities to cheat ride-hailing and delivery service companies. Ten suspects, most from Massachusetts but also from California and Florida, have been arrested and charged by criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The defendants from Massachusetts are: Wemerson Dutra…

  • forecast May 8

    New England Starts the Weekend With Clouds and Scattered Showers

    The area of high pressure that was responsible for the beautiful day on Friday slides over the Gulf of Maine tonight, helping to steer an offshore storm well to our south. Clouds increase overnight as a disturbance over the Great Lakes approaches New England. Most of us wake up to a mostly cloudy Saturday, though a few showers are possible…

  • Brockton May 8

    Brockton Police Searching for Shooting Suspect Who Fled in Victim's Car

    Authorities in Brockton, Massachusetts, are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot someone and then fled the area in the victim’s car Friday night. Officers found a 22-year-old shooting victim shortly after 8 p.m. in the area of Chatham West Drive, where there is a large apartment complex. The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening...

  • Weymouth May 8

    Teen Shot in Weymouth, Man Arrested, Police Say

    A man was arrested in a shooting that left a teen injured in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting victim was found in a driveway by officers on West Street near Columbian Street just after 4 p.m., police said. The 17-year-old from Weymouth had a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a local hospital and…

  • Cape Cod May 8

    ‘Help Wanted': Cape Cod Businesses Restricting Hours Due to Staffing Shortage

    After a turbulent year-and-a-half, stores on Cape Cod are seeing a surge in business as customers eager to spend money emerge from their pandemic-induced seclusion. But store owners are struggling to find seasonal employees, forcing some of them to get creative and offer a bevy of hiring incentives to lure reluctant workers. American Sunglass, on Main Street in Falmouth, is…

  • Charlie Baker May 7

    Gronk Playground? Former Patriots Star Visits Boston, Makes $1.2M Donation

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker held a press conference Friday with a special guest — former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. The reason for the press conference was to announce a $1.2 million donation from Gronkowski and the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation to fund a full renovation of the Charlesbank Playground, located in the state Department of Conservation and…

  • Mikayla Miller May 7

    Video Cameras at Mikayla Miller's Apartment Weren't Recording, DA Says

    Investigators probing the death of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller were unable to retrieve key video evidence in the case because cameras in her Massachusetts apartment building weren’t recording the night she died, according to the district attorney.

  • coronavirus May 7

    Mass. Confirms 881 New COVID Cases, 5 More Deaths

    Massachusetts public health officials confirmed 881new coronavirus cases and five new deaths on Friday. It’s the first time since Nov. 6 there were fewer than 20,000 active coronavirus cases in Massachusetts.

  • trench rescue May 7

    Construction Worker Killed After Trench Wall Collapses at Newton Home

    A construction worker died Thursday when a concrete and gravel wall collapsed on him, pinning him to the ground where he was working on a home in Newton, Massachusetts, authorities said. Crews were called to conduct a trench rescue at the construction site located at 316 Winchester St. around 8:30 a.m. Rescuers needed specialized equipment to try and get to…

  • Weather May 7

    The Mother's Day Forecast Is Trending in the Right Direction. Here's the Latest

    The sun is finally back! It’s a gorgeous afternoon with some fair weather clouds due to colder air aloft but, as the day progresses, the clouds will fade away and the wind will ease, giving way to a chilly night with the possibility of patchy frost for northern New England as lows dip into the 30s north, 40s south...

  • Marblehead May 7

    Hateful, Vulgar Grafitti Found in Multiple Locations in Marblehead, Mass.

    Hateful and vulgar graffiti has been found in multiple locations throughout Marblehead, Massachusetts, and the police department is asking for the public’s help. Police say there have been three incidents in the past week, and they believe they are related. “This type of behavior is disgusting and has no place in our community,” Chief Robert Picariello said in a...

  • Holy Cross May 7

    Ground Broken on $4M Athletic Center Named for Mass. Rower Killed in Crash

    Before Grace Rett’s life was tragically cut short last year, she was not only a world record holder on the Holy Cross Crusader’s rowing team, but in her younger years an Angels basketball player and dedicated student at Our Lady of the Valley (OLV) in Uxbridge. On Thursday her alma mater dedicated and broke ground on the site that...

  • coronavirus pandemic May 6

    Ticket Prices Soaring at Fenway Park, TD Garden; Fans Willing to Pay Pandemic Prices

    Red Sox fans shelled out big bucks for grandstand tickets at Fenway Park for Thursday’s afternoon game. “I paid like 150 for both tickets,” said one fan. Another said, “We paid 93 each so 300 for the whole thing.” “There’s not a lot of seats available so I expected prices to be higher,” said Jack Shane. “I can definitely understand…

  • coronavirus May 6

    Could Massachusetts Reopen Sooner Than Planned? Here's What Gov. Baker Said

    With northeast states like New York and New Jersey set to fully lift COVID-19 restrictions later this month, Gov. Charlie Baker was asked Thursday if there’s any chance Massachusetts will accelerate its reopening plans. “We’re gonna play this game based on our data and our information,” he said. “Other states will do whatever other states will do.” Baker said...

  • coronavirus May 6

    Mass. Tops 650,000 Confirmed COVID Cases; 5 New Deaths Reported

    Massachusetts public health officials have now confirmed more than 650,000 coronavirus cases as 1,004 more were reported Thursday, along with 5 new deaths. The number of new cases Thursday ends a four-day streak in which that metric was below 1,000. The update puts the total number of confirmed cases at 650,859 confirmed cases and the death total at 17,311 since…

  • coronavirus May 6

    Number of Mass. Communities in High-Risk COVID Red Zone Drops by Half to 13

    The number of Massachusetts communities at the highest risk of coronavirus transmission dropped in half, nearly to single digits. The town-by-town coronavirus data released Thursday showed 13 communities in the high-risk red zone, down from 26 last week. It’s the fourth straight week the figure has declined; the most communities in the high risk “red zone” was in mid-January, when…

  • coronavirus May 6

    Walk-In COVID Vaccine Appointments Begin in Mass. Monday. Here's What to Know

    Walk-in appointments for a COVID vaccine will be offered at six mass vaccination sites in Massachusetts starting Monday. Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that the walk-in slots would be available at the Hynes Convention Center and Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, the former Circuit City in Dartmouth, and malls in Natick and Springfield to make…

  • coronavirus May 6

    Gov. Baker: State Adding Walk-Up Appointments at Mass Vaccination Sites

    Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that the state will be adding walk-up COVID-19 vaccination appointments at six mass vaccination sites in Massachusetts beginning on Monday. Speaking from a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Encore Boston Harbor casino, Baker said the addition of walk-up slots at the Hynes Convention Center and Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers,…

  • police shootings May 6

    The Case of Eurie Stamps Sr.

    Eurie Stamps Sr. was in his home in 2011 when a drug raid went wrong. He was killed by a Framingham, Massachusetts, police officer. The incident was determined to be a tragic accident, but community members are calling for justice. ⁠We dug into the paperwork and interviews from those involved to piece together what happened that night.

  • coronavirus May 5

    Mass. Confirms 888 New COVID Cases, 13 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported 888 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, the fourth straight day in which that metric was below 1,000, and another 13 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday. There have now been 649,855 confirmed cases and a total of 17,306 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 352 deaths…

  • Cape Cod May 5

    Controversial Cape Cod Machine Gun Range Gets Key Federal Approval

    The sound of automatic weapons fire may soon be heard from Joint Base Cape Cod. The base has received approval from Washington to clear 170 acres of forest to build a machine gun range. The key stamp of approval from the feds comes despite opposition from many local residents and the head of the association to preserve Cape Cod. “This…

  • Massachusetts May 5

    Mass. State Rep. Shares Heartbreaking Story About Fleeing Cambodia as Young Child

    Since being sworn into office in January, it has been a whirlwind for Vanna Howard, who is the Bay State’s first female Cambodian-American State Representative. It’s a role she could not have imagined as a young child in Cambodia when she was fleeing the Khmer Rouge.

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