Paycheck Protection Program Jan 19

Massachusetts Will Tax Some Business Owners Who Got PPP Loans

At Signarama in Braintree, Massachusetts, the hum of high-tech equipment is a welcome sound to owner Michael Sepinuck. Sepinuck was surrounded by eerie silence last spring, when coronavirus restrictio...

  • climate change Dec 15, 2020

    Rising Seas: Time for Mass. Towns to Retreat From the Coast?

    In New England, people love to live by the water. But with rising sea levels and coastal erosion, those beautiful views come with a tradeoff: more frequent and severe storm damage, thanks to climate change. So when is it time for communities to consider a retreat from the coast? The NBC10 Investigators looked into the controversial strategy, known ...
  • east bridgewater commercial club Dec 8, 2020

    55 COVID Cases Linked to Private Club in East Bridgewater; Was It Handled Properly?

    Selectmen in East Bridgewater will investigate how the town handled an outbreak of COVID-19 at a private club, saying some residents have voiced concerns about oversight by the Board of Health. Members of the health board also ceded their authority to investigate the outbreak to the state, accepting a recommendation Monday from the town’s lawyer to...
  • RMV Dec 1, 2020

    While Drivers Cry Foul, Mass. RMV Says Stunning Backlog Is Cleared

    More than a year after a scandal revealed a stunning backlog at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, the agency said it’s finished processing boxes of out-of-state notifications it had ignored for years.  That development was included in a letter Registrar Jamey Tesler sent to Sen. Eric Lesser this month. In October, the state lawmake...
  • rmv backlog Dec 1, 2020

    NBC10 Investigators Update: Mass. RMV Says It Has Cleared Backlog

    More than a year after a scandal revealed a stunning back at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, the agency said it’s finished processing boxes of out-of-state notifications it had ignored for years. That development was included in a letter Registrar Jamey Tesler sent to Sen. Eric Lesser this month.

  • natural gas service Nov 26, 2020

    Cold Reality: COVID Delays Some Home Heating Projects

    Angela Giovine was exasperated by the time her email landed in my inbox. “I was hoping someone would hear it as a cry for help,” Giovine recalled when I asked her what prompted the Randolph, Massachusetts homeowner to reach out to the NBC10 Investigators. At the time she sat down to write the message in late October, Giovine had unsuccessfully&#823...
  • mask mandate Nov 25, 2020

    Few in Mass. Face Fines For Ignoring Mask Order

    It’s now mandatory to wear a mask outside in Massachusetts, but you probably won’t be punished if you leave home without one. The NBC10 Boston Investigators asked health directors around the state how they’re handling an updated mask order that went into effect Nov. 6. It requires people to wear masks outside at all times — even when standing...
  • heating oil Nov 25, 2020

    If Heating Oil Spills in Your Home, Are You Covered?

    More homeowners are protecting themselves against potential financial ruin from a heating oil spill, according to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP’s annual report to a legislative committee shows the number of homeowners who purchased insurance coverage rose by 14% in 2019. That was a stark contrast to the pre...
  • Massachusetts Nov 20, 2020

    As Mass. Schools Go Remote, How Many Students Aren't Logging On?

    After remote learning got off to a rocky start this spring, education officials in Massachusetts say virtual classes have improved. But it may be too early to tell whether a significant number of students are still failing to log on. New emergency guidelines established by the state direct school systems to track attendance and participation in rem...
  • Tesla Nov 13, 2020

    Federal Government Investigating Tesla Crash in Massachusetts

    The federal government is probing a crash that happened when a Tesla slammed into a Massachusetts State Police vehicle and a Holbrook college student’s SUV while they were stopped on Route 24 in West Bridgewater last December. As the NBC10 Investigators first reported in June, the driver of the Tesla told police his car was in Autopilot at th...
  • New Bedford Nov 13, 2020

    Jalajhia Finklea Was Pregnant When She Went Missing, Police Report Says

    A Massachusetts teenager who went missing in New Bedford last month was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, according to police records obtained by the NBC10 Boston Investigators. Jalajhia Finklea was last seen getting into a rental car driven by a Florida man near her mother’s home in New Bedford on the afternoon of Oct. 20, according to......
  • Decision 2020 Nov 5, 2020

    Massachusetts Deadline for Mail-in Ballots Will Stand, Galvin Says

    Secretary of State William Galvin said Wednesday he’s confident an extended Nov. 6 deadline to receive mail-in ballots in Massachusetts would withstand any potential legal challenge, despite calls by the president to exclude ballots that arrive after election day. President Donald Trump’s campaign announced Wednesday it will challenge t...
  • Decision 2020 Nov 3, 2020

    Mail-in Ballot Delayed? You Can Still Vote in Person Tuesday in Massachusetts

    Like millions of Americans, Stephen Drebit wanted to avoid long lines at the polls on Tuesday, so the resident of Wakefield, Massachusetts, requested a mail-in ballot. But every time he checked the mailbox, his ballot was missing. The delay was even more puzzling because when Drebit checked online at TrackMyBallotMA.com, the state’s ballot-tr...
  • RMV Oct 30, 2020

    Lawmaker to RMV: Mistaken Suspensions Are ‘Very Serious Problem, Not Just an Inconvenience'

    A state lawmaker is demanding answers from the leader of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, asking how the agency plans to fix the problem of drivers dealing with mistaken license suspensions for minor out-of-state violations they settled years ago.  Sen. Eric Lesser, who is vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, sent ...
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