• Newburyport March 16, 2024 2:42 pm

    Multiple boats damaged by fire in Newburyport

    Firefighters responded to a boat fire in Newburyport, Massachusetts on Saturday morning. Newburyport Fire say they responded to a report at around 10:45 a.m. in the area of Windward Yacht Yard on 58 Merrimac St.  Authorities say a boat owner reported he had been working on his boat’s transmission when the generator in the bed of his pickup truck caught...

  • Newburyport March 13, 2024 3:13 pm

    Pedestrian struck by SUV in Newburyport

    A pedestrian is expected to survive after being struck by an SUV in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning. Newburyport police and fire said they responded to a report of a crash around 11:14 a.m. at the intersection of High and Marlboro streets. When they arrived, police and fire officials they found an adult male pedestrian suffering from injuries that are…

  • Newburyport February 29, 2024 11:57 pm

    Beloved local reverend identified as victim of deadly crash in Newburyport

    A beloved local reverend has been identified as the person struck and killed by a pickup truck in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Wednesday evening. Helen Murgida, 81, was killed when she was hit by a Ford pickup truck near the intersection of Green and Pleasant streets, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. The Newburyport community came together Thursday evening to…

  • Newburyport February 28, 2024 11:57 pm

    Pedestrian hit and killed by pickup truck in Newburyport

    A pedestrian has died after being hit by a pickup truck Wednesday in Newburyport, Massachusetts, according to authorities. The Newburyport Police Department said the crash happened around 6:40 p.m. near the intersection of Green Street and Pleasant Street. A Ford pickup truck hit a female victim. The office of Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker said later that the victim…

  • Newburyport December 29, 2023 8:35 am

    Resident, dog escape house fire on Plum Island

    A resident and her dog were able to escape a fire in a single-story home on Plum Island on Thursday night. Newburyport police first spotted the fire in a ranch home on H Street around 6:50 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they said fire was coming from the area of a Christmas tree. The flames were knocked down by fire crews,…

  • Newburyport November 20, 2023 4:27 pm

    OSHA finds plant explosion that killed 1 person could have been prevented

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found an explosion that killed one worker at a pharmaceutical chemical plant in Massachusetts could have been prevented, and proposed nearly $300,000 in penalties. The May explosion at the Seqens plant in Newburyport, Massachusetts, killed Jack O’Keefe, 62, of Methuen. Video showed most of the roof torn off a building. Results of the…

  • Eat New England October 29, 2023 7:26 pm

    A dark, cozy North Shore pub with something for everyone

    The Grog is one of those spots that has been around for so long that it is sometimes easy to totally forget about, which is a bit of a shame – it’s a special spot that feels instantly familiar even upon returning after many years away.

  • Newburyport October 29, 2023 7:23 pm

    PHOTOS: Grog and grub at The Grog in Newburyport

    The Grog is one of those spots that has been around for so long that it is sometimes easy to totally forget about, which is a bit of a shame – it’s a special spot that feels instantly familiar even upon returning after many years away.

  • Newburyport October 3, 2023 8:01 pm

    Newburyport harbormaster recalls rescue of 2 people whose boat capsized

    With rough seas expected, and conditions ripe for trouble, Newburyport Harbormaster Paul Hogg knew it was time to be proactive. So on Sunday, he had two crews positioned near where the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean collide, knowing the outgoing tide, easterly winds, and waves peaking over 8 feet could cause trouble. It didn’t take long for all that…

  • Newburyport July 19, 2023 8:34 am

    Plum Island beaches in Newburyport closed to swimming over bacteria concerns

    All Plum Island beaches in Newburyport, Massachusetts, are closed to swimming after testing showed high levels of bacteria from sewage coming down the Merrimack River. The mayor told NBC10 Boston it’s the first time they’ve had to make this kind of call, which affects popular spots like Plum Island Point Beach and the beach off 55th Street. “Really it’s...

  • Newburyport July 2, 2023 4:41 pm

    Authorities ID woman fatally struck by SUV on street in Newburyport

    Authorities have released the name of the woman killed after being hit by an SUV in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Police say 41-year-old Mercy Kimani was struck on June 24 around 9p.m. on Low Street in the area of Port Plaza. Kimani was taken by ambulance to Anna Jaques Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said. “We extend our deepest condolences…

  • Massachusetts June 24, 2023 11:43 pm

    Pedestrian fatally struck by SUV in Newburyport

    Newburyport police said the driver remained at the scene.

  • Newburyport June 25, 2023 12:21 am

    Pedestrian struck, killed by SUV in Newburyport

    A pedestrian died Saturday night after being hit by an SUV in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Newburyport police responded to Low Street in the area of Port Plaza around 9 p.m. for a report of a serious crash involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Anna Jaques Hospital where they were later pronounced dead, police said. Their name has…

  • Newburyport June 6, 2023 12:30 pm

    SUV smashes front door of Newburyport dental office

    An SUV crashed into a dental office at a Newburyport, Massachusetts, shopping plaza Tuesday. A person inside the office at Port Plaza on Storey Avenue was hut by the vehicle but didn’t want to be taken to a hospital. The driver of the SUV, who is 77, was hospitalized but is expected to survive, according to city police and fire…

  • Newburyport May 10, 2023 1:31 pm

    Demolition of Newburyport Plant Damaged in Explosion Delayed Until Thursday

    The demolition of the former Sequens pharmaceutical plant in Newburyport, Massachusetts, has been delayed until Thursday. The first of two large chemical storage containers was fully drained late Tuesday, and work to drain the second tank was completed on Wednesday afternoon, Newburyport Fire Chief Stephen Bradbury said in a statement. The site will now be turned over to a private…

  • Newburyport May 9, 2023 3:55 pm

    Clean-up Work Continues at Site of Last Week's Newburyport Plant Explosion

    A contractor has resumed clean-up work at the former Sequens pharmaceutical plant in Newburyport, Massachuetts, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The project is being supervised by local, state and federal authorities. “There are two large vats of chemicals that need to be drained, and several more barrels that need to be removed. The two chemicals in the larger storage containers cannot…

  • Newburyport May 8, 2023 12:54 pm

    Newburyport Pharmaceutical Plant to Be Demolished Following Explosion

    A pharmaceutical plant in Newburyport, Massachusetts, that was rocked by a powerful explosion last week is expected to be demolished this week. Mayor Sean Reardon said Monday that the city has given the building’s owner a deadline of 8 a.m. Wednesday to begin demolition operations. It is expected that demolition will begin Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the explosion...

  • Newburyport May 5, 2023 11:38 am

    After Deadly Blast at Newburyport Facility, an Ongoing Investigation

    The Essex County District Attorney’s Office identified the man killed early Friday morning as 62-year-old Jack O’Keefe of Methuen.

  • Newburyport May 5, 2023 7:01 pm

    Worker Identified After Deadly Chemical Explosion at Newburyport Pharmaceutical Plant

    Lawmakers are demanding answers after a “violent” chemical explosion and fire at a pharmaceutical facility in Newburyport, Massachusetts, left a worker dead, sent four others to the hospital, and blasted debris during the early morning hours on Thursday. A letter to Managing Director of Seqens North America Baoguo Huang from Senator Ed Markey, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Seth Moulton…

  • Massachusetts May 4, 2023 3:43 pm

    Drone Video Shows Impact of Chemical Plant Explosion in Massachusetts

    One worker is missing and four others were injured in an explosion at a Newburyport, Massachusetts, chemical plant.

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