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stabbing 52 mins ago

Police Search for Victim in Roxbury Stabbing

Police are looking into an overnight stabbing in Roxbury after emergency responders couldn’t find the victim when they arrived on scene. Boston EMS said the victim was missing when they responde...

  • BOSTON 11 hours ago

    Boston Enters Phase 3 of Reopening After Coronavirus Shutdowns

    The City of Boston is entering Phase 3 of reopening Monday, one week after the state implemented the third phase amid the coronavirus pandemic. Boston took an extra week due to unique concerns in the city, according to Mayor Marty Walsh. Most other Massachusetts cities and towns entered Phase 3 on July 6. “We can move forward because we&#8217...
  • coronavirus 22 hours ago

    Pressley Slams White House School Reopening Plans

    Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley slammed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Sunday over federal plans for reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child,” Pressley wrote on Twitter Sunday after DeVos spoke on CNN about the need for students to be back i...
  • school funding 11 hours ago

    Baker Urges Residents to Report Any Businesses Violating Reopening Guidelines

    Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that Massachusetts is launching a new online portal where residents can report any businesses that are violating the state’s reopening guidelines. Anyone wishing to submit a report of non-compliance can go to mass.gov/compliance or call the state’s 211 COVID-19 hotline. Baker said investigations can r...
  • BOSTON 22 hours ago

    Shooting Overnight in Roxbury

    A man was reportedly shot early Monday morning in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Boston EMS said the shooting occurred around 4:44 a.m. on Melnea Cass Boulevard. The shooting victim was taken by ambulance to Boston Medical Center. Boston police said the shooting victim was a male and he was shot in the leg. His injuries are not believed to be...
  • coronavirus 17 hours ago

    Transportation Workers for ‘The Ride' on Strike

    A total of 350 essential workers, who have been providing paratransit for veterans throughout the coronavirus pandemic, are on strike amid contract negotiations. Members of Teamsters Local 25 who work in Veterans Transportation for the MBTA “The Ride,” program voted unanimously Sunday to reject the company’s final contract offer and go ...
  • forecast 23 hours ago

    Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Monday

    No big changes when it comes to the heat and humidity today. The temperature might be lower, but the humidity levels will likely be higher. A couple of showers and rumbles of thunder will move through this morning. Once that activity clears, our showers and thunderstorms will re-develop during the afternoon. Storms may be strong to severe. At this ...
  • BOSTON Jul 13

    Construction Begins on Boston City Hall Plaza Renovation

    Construction has started in Boston for the massive overhaul of City Hall Plaza, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Saturday. The renovation will transform the plaza in Government Center into a more “accessible, equitable space for residents” and bring it up to 21st-century standards. “This renovation will turn our seven-acre space into a...
  • Rhode Island 19 hours ago

    Massachusetts Man Drowned Off of RI Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard found the body of a swimmer Monday Morning after he was reported missing Sunday night near a Rhode Island beach. Officials say the victim, Matthew Smith, of Fitchburg, MA, drowned. The 64-year-old man was reported last seen swimming about a half-mile off Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, RI. The Rhode Island Department o...
  • BOSTON Jul 13

    Boston Duck Boat Tours Resume Monday as City Enters Phase 3

    For the first time since November, the Boston duck tour boats will be out again Monday as part of the Phase 3 of the reopening in Boston.  “We’re so excited to get back out there,” said Tad McKitterick of Boston Duck Tours. “I think our role has always been to kind of celebrate the city that we’re so proud...

  • New Hampshire 22 hours ago

    Man Killed, Woman Injured in NH Incident

    A man has died and a woman is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds after an incident Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire, police say. Officers responded around 11:45 p.m. to the area of 1454 Union Street for a report of gunshots. Police say they did find evidence of gunfire at the scene. Manchester police say one man is dead, and…...
  • manchester new hampshire Jul 13

    NH Man Struck By Car in Market Basket Parking Lot

    A New Hampshire man who was struck by a car Sunday in a Market Basket parking lot has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, Manchester police say. Officers responded to the grocery store on Elm Street around 12:30 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian crash. Upon arrival, they found a 58-year-old victim had been struck by a motor vehicle in...
  • Massachusetts Jul 13

    4-Year-Old Child Drowns in Southbridge Pool, Worcester DA Says

    A four-year-old child drowned Sunday in a Massachusetts pool, the Worcester County District Attorney announced. It appears to be an accidental drowning in a private pool in Southbridge, according to DA Joseph Early, Jr. The child has not been identified, and no other information was immediately available. Massachusetts State Police detectives and S...
  • coronavirus in massachusetts Jul 12

    Coronavirus in Mass.: 15 More Deaths, 199 New Cases

    Another 15 people with the new coronavirus have died in Massachusetts and 199 new infections have been detected, including confirmed and probable cases, state health officials said Sunday. Of those deaths, all are in people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. And 172 of the newly reported cases are confirmed, with the...
  • BOSTON Jul 12

    Suspect Identified in Vandalized Black Lives Matter Art Installation

    Boston Police are investigating after a Black Lives Matter art installation in the city’s Allston neighborhood was vandalized. Police released surveillance photo of two people and say the male in the photo was seen Thursday night vandalizing the art installation that is bolted to the MassDOT fence on Lincoln Street. Police initially asked for...
  • BOSTON 22 hours ago

    Virgin Mary Statue Set on Fire Outside Boston Church, Authorities Say

    Boston police are investigating after a statue of the Virgin Mary was apparently set on fire outside of a church in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. Police responded to a reported fire outside of St. Peter Parish on Bowdoin Street around 10 p.m. Saturday, where they found the burned statue. Fire investigators say it appears someone set fir...
  • Maine Jul 12

    Woman Dies on Family Whitewater Rafting Trip in Maine

    A 33-year-old Maine woman died Saturday after falling out of a whitewater raft on the Kennebec River, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said Saturday. Emily Fournier, of Fairfield, and her family were whitewater rafting with the Magic Falls Rafting company around 11:30 a.m. when she and two others were ejected from the raft as t...
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