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Rain, Snow to Impact Some Areas of New England Overnight

Temperatures today were unseasonably warm. Boston’s high made it to 63, just one degree shy of the record set back in 1907. Many locations surpassed 50 degrees, but this warmth will come to an end tonight. Rain showers will impact southern New England this evening and as the cold front drops from north to south, the rain will change over…

  • lawsuit Dec 6

    Muslim Man Sues Union, Boston College Over Mandatory Dues

    Anti-union groups are hailing a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a Muslim electrician against a union and Boston College. Ardeshir Ansari filed the suit last month after he informed the school and the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615 last fall that his religious beliefs conflicted with his union membership, according to The Boston Globe. Ansari,…

  • Connecticut Dec 6

    Audit Report Shows Union Charity Co-Mingled Sandy Hook Funds

    A preliminary state audit report released Thursday shows a union charity co-mingled more than $115,000 in philanthropic contributions intended to help first responders, educators, and staff associated with the Sandy Hook school shooting.

  • BILL WELD Dec 5

    Bill Weld’s Campaign Office Burglarized Twice in 24 Hours

    A New Hampshire campaign office of presidential candidate Bill Weld has been burglarized not once, but twice this week, authorities say.  Manchester police said not only Weld’s office but those of four business in the same Lowell Street building were broken into and robbed Wednesday night.  The incident was first reported by Snapshot Sports Media, located on the fifth floor of

  • trench collapse Dec 5

    Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail for Deadly South End Trench Collapse

    The former owner of a company involved in the fatal trench collapse that killed two men in Boston’s South End neighborhood has been sentenced to two years in jail followed by three years of probation. Kevin Otto, 45, was originally scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but the judge delayed the issuing to make the most “just decision” for the case.

  • homeless shelter Dec 5

    NH Homeless Shelters Over Capacity as Cold Weather Kicks In

    The homeless shelters in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region passed capacity long before the recent snow and cold temperatures came in.  The Portsmouth Herald reported some shelters in the region have wait lists with an eight-month to two-year wait for income-based housing while others are housing people well above their capacity level.  Cross Roads House, an emergency transitional shelter in

  • manhole explosions Dec 5

    ‘Like a Cannon’: Manhole Explosions Spark Investigation in Brookline

    Route 9 was back open Thursday morning in Brookline, Massachusetts, after a series of manhole explosions rocked the town and blew out multiple storefronts the previous evening.  The incident happened at the intersection of Boylston and Cypress Streets, where police said up to four manholes exploded. Firefighters said the blasts were caused by a gas leak that was ignited by something

  • Dec 5

    Study Shows Possible Link Between Hair Dyes and Cancer

    Researchers say there could be a link between permanent hair dyes, chemical straighteners and an increased risk of breast cancer.

  • Dec 5

    Jurors See Blood-Stained Clothes Worn by Slain Doctors

    The trial of a man accused of murdering two doctors in their South Boston penthouse continued on Wednesday for a seventh day of testimony. The jury heard from criminologists who testified about the evidence found at the scene, including the victims clothing. Teixiera is accused of stabbing doctors Lina Bolanos and Richard Field to death in May of 2017. He…

  • Maine Dec 5

    ‘Carnaval Maine’: Bringing a Canadian Winter Tradition to Portland

    A Canadian tradition has made its way to Maine. A number of groups, led by Portland-based Shamrock Sports and Entertainment, have come together to put on Carnaval Maine, modeled after and partnered with Carnaval de Quebec, the 50-year-old, 10-day party that lights up Quebec City each year. “We’re kind of leaning into that as opposed to doing a traditional

  • Dec 4

    Fenway Park Hosts Shave-Off Event for First Responders

    Police officers from across New England gathered at Fenway Park to say goodbye to their facial hair.

  • singing principal Dec 5

    Move Over Bieber: Meet the Vt. Principal Who Sang a Snow Day Announcement

    An educator in Vermont is getting top marks from families in his district for the fun way he announced a snow day in this week’s storm. David Cohn is the assistant superintendent of the Springfield School District and is currently the acting principal at Union Street Elementary School. “It’s been really fun,” Cohn told necn and NBC 10 Boston,

  • mbta Dec 4

    Here’s What Was Causing the New Orange Line Trains to Make Odd Noises

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials have figured out what was causing six new Orange Line cars to make what they described as “uncommon” noises. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials have figured out what was causing six new Orange Line cars to make what they described as “uncommon” noises. MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said Wednesday that the noise was being…

  • BOSTON Dec 4

    Sentencing Day for 2016 Boston Trench Collapse

    Sentencing Day for 2016 Boston Trench Collapse
    A Boston business owner will learn his fate Wednesday at his sentencing after he was found guilty of manslaughter for the deaths of two workers who were killed in a trench collapse.

  • Massachusetts Dec 4

    Footprints in Snow Lead to Arrest

    An unusual trail of evidence helped solve a crime in Melrose.

  • Maine Dec 4

    Lingering Snowstorm Reaches Parts of Northern, Eastern Maine

    The lingering snowstorm that swept through New England finally reached parts of northern and eastern Maine on Tuesday, more than 24 hours after it had first started dumping snow on southern Maine. Virtually all Mainers felt its impact to varying degrees with widespread school closures and speed restrictions on the state’s 295 mile-long stretch of Interstate 95. The range of…

  • fire Dec 4

    Person Killed in Overnight House Fire in Springfield, Mass.: Report

    One person was reportedly killed overnight following a house fire in Springfield, Massachusetts. WWLP reports firefighters received a call of the deadly blaze early Tuesday and responded to a home on Montmorenci Street. Photos of the scene showed heavy smoke coming from the home’s attic as firefighters responded to the blaze amid thick snow. Firefighters have not released the name

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