• Housing May 1, 2024 10:14 am

    More communities push back against MBTA zoning law

    Towns across Massachusetts are working to come into compliance with the MBTA Communities Law, which requires municipalities to rezone for more housing near transit stops. Areas like Wakefield and Marshfield have both faced pushback over zoning plans, others like Rockport have seen citizens file lawsuits to block proposed changes. Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell is spearheading enforcement of the law…

  • MBTA April 30, 2024 6:16 pm

    More communities push back against MBTA zoning law

    Some communities are pushing back on a state law that aims to build more housing along public transit. The state says compliance with the MBTA Communities Law is mandatory and is meant to create more inclusive communities and solve the affordable housing crisis....

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  • Rockport January 17, 2024 10:33 pm

    Rockport fire leaves 3 injured, including police officer

    Three people, including a police officer, were injured after a fire broke out Wednesday at a home in Rockport, Massachusetts. The fire began on the second floor of a house on Phillips Avenue, fire officials said. An officer and two other people were injured in the fire, according to authorities. The extent of their injuries was not immediately clear, but…

  • Massachusetts October 5, 2023 11:33 pm

    2 drivers who drowned in Rockport identified

    Two divers who were found dead off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts, on Wednesday appear to have drowned, and foul play is not suspected, Rockport police said Thursday.

  • Rockport October 5, 2023 11:36 pm

    No signs of foul play after divers found dead off Rockport coast, police say

    Two divers who were found dead off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts, on Wednesday appear to have drowned, and foul play is not suspected, Rockport police said Thursday. The first diver was found in distress on Front Beach around 11 a.m. While bystanders and first responders tried to help, the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was identified…

  • Massachusetts October 4, 2023 11:53 pm

    Bodies of 2 divers recovered in Rockport

    Two divers were found dead off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts.

  • Rockport October 5, 2023 8:24 am

    Second diver found dead off coast of Rockport

    A second diver was found dead Wednesday evening after a water search off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard confirms they were called out after the first diver was found dead on Front Beach Wednesday afternoon. The body of a second, a 70-year-old man, was found via sonar by a research vessel....

  • Rockport July 25, 2023 11:29 am

    Woman dies in hospital after scuba diving in Rockport

    The woman died on Monday morning, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

  • Rockport July 27, 2023 10:32 pm

    Woman dies after scuba diving incident off Rockport, DA says

    A woman who was scuba diving with her father off Massachusetts’ North Shore on Saturday has died after two days in the hospital, authorities said. The woman, identified as Sara Elizabeth Nivens of South Boston, was rushed to the hospital Saturday after being pulled onto a charter boat, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. Nivens, who was 40,…

  • MBTA June 5, 2023 12:57 pm

    Rockport police cruiser involved in crash with MBTA train

    A police officer in Rockport, Massachusetts, was injured when his cruiser collided with an MBTA Commuter Rail train on Sunday night. Rockport police said in a press release that an MBTA train and a Rockport police cruiser were involved in a crash around 8 p.m. at the Poole’s Lane crossing in Rockport. Both the train and the cruiser were...

  • Rockport January 27, 2023 5:21 am

    Town Crews Work to Remedy Sewer Overflow Incident in Rockport

    A sewer overflow incident began Thursday afternoon in Rockport, Massachusetts, and continued into the night. A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) began Thursday at around 2 p.m. at the Dock Square Pump Station, according to the town administrator, who also confirmed that outflow from the overflow was entering the stormwater system, which discharges into Sandy Bay. By around 10:45 p.m., the…

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