• Boston 3 hours ago

    Investigation closes bridge between Boston and Cambridge after shots fired

    A bridge between Boston and Cambridge was closed Thursday night after shots were fired in what Massachusetts State Police believe may have been a road rage incident. The incident happened on the Gilmore Bridge, connecting Cambridge with the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. The bridge has since reopened, but it was shut down as authorities investigated. No injuries were reported, but…

  • teachers 3 hours ago

    North Andover teachers rally for higher pay

    Teachers gathered outside North Andover High School Thursday to push for change.

  • west bridgewater 6 hours ago

    Town administrator says he received anonymous letter that threatened blackmail

    A police investigation is underway in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where the town administrator revealed he received an anonymous letter at his home that threatened extortion if someone was not hired for an open position. Town Administrator David Gagne announced the criminal probe while he addressed the Select Board at a recent public meeting. Gagne said he received an anonymous letter…

  • Methuen 3 hours ago

    Former Methuen police chief, detective indicted on fraud charges

    Nearly three years after his retirement following intense public scrutiny of his enormous salary, the former police chief of Methuen, Massachusetts, has been indicted on fraud charges. The offices of Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell and Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker announced charges Thursday against Joseph Solomon, the former chief of the Methuen Police Department, and former Detective…

  • Boston 8 hours ago

    Boston police seek suspect in $70K viola theft

    Boston police have released images of a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of a valuable instrument that was stolen in Allston. A viola worth $70,000 was stolen in the area of Glenville Avenue between 2 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. on August 27, the Boston Police Department said. Authorities say the viola is about 16.5 inches long and was…

  • Back Bay 10 hours ago

    Manhole explosion in Back Bay draws response from Boston police

    Emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a manhole explosion in Boston. The incident happened on Huntington Avenue, in front of the Cheesecake Factory in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. Police did not immediately have word on any potential injuries. NBC10 Boston has a crew en route to the scene. Check back for more as this story develops.

  • Puerto Rico 6 hours ago

    Couple from Mass. dead in Puerto Rico murder-suicide, authorities say

    A man killed his partner, then himself, in Puerto Rico early Thursday, days before they were set to return to Massachusetts, in a shooting heard by the woman’s daughter, according to authorities and the woman’s family. Zuleyka Santiago Fuentes, 36, was shot by her partner, identified as 31-year-old Benny J. Nieves Cabrera, after an argument near a gas station...

  • cannabis 9 hours ago

    Mass. Cannabis Control Commission chair sues over her suspension

    “Several serious allegations” were made about the behavior of Cannabis Control Commission Chairwoman Shannon O’Brien, Massachusetts’ treasurer said Thursday, sharing new details about what led to her suspending O’Brien, who has filed a lawsuit over the suspension. O’Brien, the former state treasurer and Democratic nominee for governor, filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Goldberg of unlawfully removing her as chairwoman...

  • Harvest Moon 14 hours ago

    When to see Thursday's Harvest Moon — a supermoon — in Boston

    The full Harvest supermoon is happening tonight! This is the fourth consecutive supermoon we’ve had in 2023 — and we’ll do it again next year too, for the full moons from August through November, according to earthsky.org.  A full moon occurs when the moon’s monthly orbit puts it on the opposite side of Earth from the sun. A full...

  • Weather 3 hours ago

    Here's when and where in New England rain is expected on Friday, Saturday

    Heavy rain is threatening to bring flash floods to parts of Connecticut Friday, after our stretch of amazing weather ends. That stretch continued for one more day, Thursday, as early morning dense fog patches eagerly yielded to sun, though a hazy appearance in the sky continued courtesy of Canadian wildfire smoke that will also reduce air quality slightly to “moderate”…

  • Massachusetts 17 hours ago

    Man dies when truck rear-ends his stopped pickup on I-93 in Reading

    A person was found dead in a pickup truck that was hit by another truck after stopping in traffic on Interstate 93 in Reading, Massachusetts, overnight, police said Thursday. The driver of the pickup, 41-year-old Michael Murphy of Tewksbury, was found fatally injured, according to Massachusetts State Police. The Vermont man who was driving the other truck, a 2022 International…

  • lawrence September 27, 2023 11:51 pm

    Dogs reunited with their owners after months apart

    Two dogs are back home with their family in Lawrence, Massachusetts, after being missing for seven months. French bulldogs Malik and Potato are back in the hands of very relieved family members. “Seeing their faces after so long, it’s like you’re in shock,” said Ashley Martinez. The two dogs vanished in February. Their owners say the dogs ran out...

  • Massachusetts September 27, 2023 6:38 pm

    Canton officials cut off public comment at meeting amid Karen Read legal saga

    Protesters who believe Karen Read is being framed for the death of Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe held up signs and put tape over their mouths at a Canton Select Board meeting Wednesday.

  • Karen Read 18 hours ago

    Karen Read murder case still overshadowing everyday life in Canton

    The Karen Read murder case continues to vex the town of Canton, Massachusetts, causing so much commotion at a town meeting Tuesday that the board decided to cut off public comment. Read has been charged with second-degree murder. But protesters who believe that a cover-up is hiding who really killed Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe, who was Read’s boyfriend,...

  • tax relief September 27, 2023 4:49 pm

    Mass. tax relief package sails through House 155-1

    Representatives nearly unanimously embraced a compromise tax relief bill Wednesday, one day after the final contours of the long-awaited deal became clear. The House voted 155-1 to accept a conference committee report that would roll out a bevy of tax breaks, credits and reforms worth $561 million this year and more than $1 billion by fiscal year 2027. Rep. Mike…

  • lottery September 27, 2023 12:31 pm

    Lottery tacks $18 million on to its profit estimate

    The Massachusetts Lottery did even better financially last fiscal year than it initially thought and is preparing to make changes that it hopes will revive one of its “legacy” games. Executive Director Mark William Bracken said Tuesday that the final net profit for fiscal year 2023 was roughly $1.194 billion, an increase of $18 million over the pre-audit estimate of…

  • government shutdown September 27, 2023 10:29 am

    Massachusetts looking to blunt impact of possible federal shutdown

    Massachusetts will do “everything we can” to keep food aid benefits flowing even if Congress fails this week to stave off a federal government shutdown, Gov. Maura Healey said Tuesday. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have yet to agree to a spending plan ahead of the Sept. 30 end of the federal fiscal year, and inaction by then could trigger a…

  • Saugus September 27, 2023 9:41 am

    Neighboring mayor calls for Saugus trash plant to close after loud boom

    The acting mayor of Revere, Massachusetts, is calling for the closure of a trash-burning facility in neighboring Saugus after a loud, explosion-like noise Monday night. The Saugus Fire Department said the sound was the result of a turbine malfunction at Wheelabrator Saugus, a WIN Waste Innovations facility, and that there was no danger to the public. But people in the…

  • Leominster September 27, 2023 12:29 am

    Impact felt after closing of Leominster birthing center

    This weekend’s controversial closing of the birthing center at UMass Memorial Hospital in Leominster, Massachusetts, is already causing problems for new moms. When doors shut for good Saturday at midnight, it forced new and expecting parents to change their maternal health care plans. “I don’t want to have another baby,” said Samantha Lacey. “The care and love you get...

  • Taunton September 26, 2023 11:21 pm

    Officer airlifted after being stabbed in Taunton home

    A police officer was flown to a hospital after being stabbed Tuesday in Taunton, Massachusetts, and three or four others were also hurt. The incident began around 6:45 p.m. when officers tried to stop a vehicle on County Street. According to police, a second driver with no connection to that vehicle pulled up and started shouting at officers before driving…

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