• Massachusetts Jul 19, 2019

    Marijuana and Hemp: Police Can't Tell the Difference

    The market for CBD products is booming, and to make all those oils and creams you see in the store, manufacturers need hemp. Hemp is a key ingredient in cannabidiol products, which are sold to treat everything from anxiety to muscle pain. The rapid rise of the CBD industry means hemp is in demand. But before it reaches consumers, hemp...

  • Facebook Jun 12, 2019

    Leader of Amtrak Downeaster: No Quick Fix for Crowded Trains

    The leader of the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster service from Maine to Boston provided a letter to customers on Tuesday, acknowledging the train is not providing the desired experience for its passengers. However, the letter also admitted the over-crowding situation does not appear to have a quick fix.

  • Facebook Jun 10, 2019

    Pregnant Commuter: Why Are There No Seats on Some Boston-Bound Amtrak Trains?

    Commuting into downtown Boston can be physically and emotionally challenging under normal circumstances. But these are anything but normal times for Maggie Kent and her husband, Gordon. Every day, the Bradford, Massachusetts couple hops on the Amtrak Downeaster at the station in Haverhill and takes the nearly one-hour trip into Boston.

  • D.C. May 10, 2019

    Going Nowhere: Tackling Transportation Issues in the Bay State

    Boston’s commuters often feel like they are “Going Nowhere.” We spend hours sitting in traffic. We face ongoing train and bus delays. We even contend with congestion related stress and health challenges. That’s why the NBC10 Boston Investigators are taking a critical look at our region’s transportation problems. What’s slowing us down? How does it impact our quality of life?...

  • Massachusetts Apr 2, 2019

    Boston Fixes Parking App After Drivers Get Stuck With Bogus Tickets

    The city of Boston is making significant changes to its parking app after the NBC10 Boston Investigators highlighted drivers getting over-meter limit parking tickets after they insist they moved their cars on time. Mayor Marty Walsh promised last week the city would fix the problem, and the Transportation Department confirmed the fix is on the way.

  • Massachusetts Mar 19, 2019

    Talk to Ten: Snowy Sidewalk Dispute With Eversource Resolved

    Yma Arrington has lived on Woodbine Street in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood for almost 30 years. She’s seen snow before and said she and her neighbors shovel their walks, both in front of their properties and for their neighbors when needed. “That’s how we do,” Arrington said. She said one neighbor across the street from her, though, doesn’t. The utility Eversource...

  • Department of Agriculture Mar 13, 2019

    Cyber Attack Shuts Down Part of Massachusetts' Public Defender Agency

    A cyber-attack has shut down part of Massachusetts’ public defender agency—leaving thousands of attorneys unable to access their own network for weeks. The shutdown is causing a domino effect as some cases are not making it to courts. Since Feb. 28, a shutdown of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) system includes email, delayed hearings and attorneys not paid...

  • Massachusetts Mar 13, 2019

    Cyber Attack Shuts Down Part of Massachusetts' Public Defender Agency

    A cyber-attack has shut down part of Massachusetts’ public defender agency—leaving thousands of attorneys unable to access their own network for weeks. The shutdown is causing a domino effect as some cases are not making it to courts. Since Feb. 28, a shutdown of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) system includes email, delayed hearings and attorneys not paid...

  • NBC Feb 14, 2019

    Take Back Your Privacy: Reading Terms of Service Agreements on New Apps, Software

    Every app or piece of software comes with one: a long list of conditions, the company’s terms of service. We set up in Boston’s Copley Square, offering people the chance to be on TV, but only after they agreed to our terms, which we modified from the standard NBC terms. One after another, people jumped at the opportunity to be...

  • Massachusetts Feb 7, 2019

    Michelle Carter Trial Prompts Need for Suicide Awareness by Health Advocates

    While the Michelle Carter case made national headlines, public health experts stressed that we need to be having ongoing conversations about suicide, especially as the suicide rate continues to climb. The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more people in Massachusetts and around the country are killing themselves. The Supreme Judicial Court’s decision Wednesday...

  • Massachusetts Jan 23, 2019

    Government Shutdown Shutting Some People Out of Food Assistance

    “We don’t have any food right now,” she said. “There’s no food in our house.” Harris is one of a small number of people, so far, whose access to federal benefits like food stamps is cut off because there is no one in Washington to keep those programs running.

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