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crime 39 seconds ago

Shootings in Boston Are Up 20% This Year, With Shooting Deaths Up 25%, Data Shows

Shootings are up by more than 20% in Boston this year and more than 15% over the five-year average through the same period last year, according to police data. A crime report released this week by the...

  • forecast 14 hours ago

    Less Humid Wednesday Ahead of Mixture of Sun and Clouds

    A blend of clouds and sun this Wednesday afternoon with a few spotty showers or sprinkles and much more comfortable air that has moved into New England from Canada puts an end to our streak of uncomfortable and stormy weather. The upper-level low-pressure system that caused the crazy storms on Tuesday, has now moved off to our east, and we…...
  • reparations 22 hours ago

    Providence Mayor Launches Reparations Process

    Rhode Island’s capital city is looking at providing reparations to residents of African and Native American heritage, Providence Mayor Jorge Elzorza announced Wednesday. The Democratic mayor signed an executive order creating a “Truth-Telling, Reconciliation and Municipal Reparations Process” that would examine the feasibility of ...
  • Cannabis Control Commission 23 hours ago

    3 Mass. Marijuana Dispensaries Fined a Total of $800,000

    Massachusetts marijuana regulators have fined three companies a total of $800,000 for various infractions. The Cannabis Control Commission levied the fines against Garden Remedies Inc.; Healthy Pharms Inc.; and Acreage Holdings Inc., according to The Telegram & Gazette. Garden Remedies Inc., which operates a recreational and medical dispensary ...
  • Head of the Charles Jul 15

    Head of the Charles Regatta Canceled Due to Coronavirus

    The annual Head of the Charles Regatta scheduled for this fall has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday. “We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. Today we are announcing that the Head Of The Charles will not be held in-person on the Charles River this fall, and instead we will hold a global re...
  • BOSTON Jul 15

    Due to Coronavirus, Boston's Swan Boats Won't Run for First Time in 145 Years

    Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Boston’s famed Swan Boats will not be reopening to the public until 2021. The delay marks the first time in 145 years that the Swan Boats won’t be running through the lagoon in the Boston Public Garden. The Paget family has been operating the Swan Boats since the 1870s, offering day and nighttime rides f...
  • New Hampshire 22 hours ago

    NH Teachers Union Says School Reopening Guidelines Won't Keep Students Safe

    New Hampshire’s largest teachers union is criticizing Gov. Chris Sununu’s guidelines for reopening schools this fall, calling them unsafe for students and educators. The president of the state chapter of the National Education Association said in a statement Wednesday that the state’s impressive results in containing the spread of...
  • Rhode Island 24 hours ago

    Raimondo Unveils Plan to Rebuild RI's Post-Coronavirus Economy

    Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled her plan Wednesday afternoon to rebuild Rhode Island’s post-coronavirus economy through better educational opportunities, job training for emerging industries, and support for small businesses. “We need to embrace what we’ve learned during this crisis — embrace new technologies and new pathways for publ...
  • coronavirus 18 hours ago

    Out of Town, Out of Luck: Gloucester Closing Beaches to Non-Residents This Weekend

    Gloucester is closing its beaches to out-of-towners this weekend after “excessive traffic” complaints from residents last weekend as the state continues to reopen after the coronavirus shutdowns. “The last thing we want to do is close our parking lots to visitors, but our city had an influx of traffic this past weekend,” May...
  • Weather Jul 15

    Two Days of Relief Ahead of Hot Weekend

    Much more comfortable air has moved in to New England from Canada. This ends our streak of day after day of sticky weather with scattered downpours and thunderstorms. The upper level low pressure system that caused the crazy storms on Tuesday has now moved off to our east, and we get a couple of days of relief from the sticky…

  • coronavirus Jul 15

    Here's What We Know About Moderna's Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine

    An experimental coronavirus vaccine showed a “robust” immune response, Moderna announced Tuesday, producing promising data that the vaccine may give some protection against the coronavirus. In the early stage of the Cambridge-based biotech company’s human trial, all 45 patients produced antibodies after getting two shots, which scientist...
  • drug pipeline Jul 15

    Feds: Puerto Rico to RI Drug ‘Pipeline' Shut Down

    Federal authorities have shut down what they described as a “cocaine pipeline” that may have shipped more than 100 kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island. Five people have been charged in connection with the alleged drug ring that shipped the cocaine through the U.S. Postal Service, according to a statement Tuesday from U...
  • Amtrak Downeaster Jul 15

    Downeaster to Run More Trains From Maine to Boston Soon

    The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority said Tuesday the Downeaster would begin operating four round-trip trains between Brunswick, Maine, and Boston every day starting July 20. The move is part of the service’s restoration in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted train travel in New England and around the country. Amt...
  • flooding Jul 15

    RAW VIDEO: Narragansett, RI Submerged in Fast-Moving Floodwaters

    Narragansett, Rhode Island and other Parts of southeastern New England were hit hard Wednesday night by flash-flooding, with inches of rain falling per hour.

  • coronavirus 14 hours ago

    Sam Adams Closing Boston Taproom Amid Surge of COVID Hot Spot Visitors

    Samuel Adams is forgoing on-site service at their Boston taproom after seeing a surge of out-of-staters from coronavirus hot spots. “We are closing our rooftop patio out of an abundance of caution for our guests and coworkers,” the brewery wrote on their Facebook page. “While we love welcoming visitors to the taproom, we also know...
  • forecast Jul 15

    Cooler Weather Ahead of Heat This Weekend

    Finally – a much needed break from the heat, humidity and storms. Skies will be mixed with sun and clouds today with temperatures ranging from the high 60s at the coast to mid 70s inland. 80° temperatures are possible for the Connecticut River Valley and up near Lake Champlain. This cool, low humidity air mass sticks around into Thursday. Sho...
  • Massachusetts 2 hours ago

    Police Investigate Man's Death in Dartmouth as Homicide

    Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, as a homicide. The body of 27-year-old Cortez Cornejo of New Bedford was found shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday on Horseneck Road. Homes in the area are secluded and within a mile of Buzzards Bay. Police believe Cornejo’s death to be a homicide. An......
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