Massachusetts firefighter dies after battling apartment building fire, officials say

Christopher Roy died after battling a fire that broke out in an apartment building early Sunday morning. (Worcester Fire Department) A Massachusetts firefighter died Sunday after he and his colleagues were forced to evacuate an apartment building while battling a massive blaze, officials said. Firefighters were called to the apartment building in Worcester just before 4 a.m. about a fire […]

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Over 1,500 in Massachusetts spending Thanksgiving without heat, hot water months after natural gas explosions

Merrimack families without heat, hot water on Thanksgiving Nearly two months after natural gas explosions and fires destroyed homes, many families in Merrimack, Massachusetts face a Thanksgiving without heat or hot water. Months after natural gas explosions and fires level homes in the Boston suburbs and left thousands without heat or water, families throughout the region are still struggling for […]

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Massachusetts suspected gas explosions hits dozens of homes and buildings, officials say

Fires in Massachusetts town after gas-related explosions Multiple fires and explosions rock North Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Massachusetts authorities were responding to at least 39 homes outside of Boston "suspected gas explosions" in several communities outside of Boston Thursday evening that have left residents unable to "see the sky." State Police (MSP) tweeted that troopers are on scene at "17 […]

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Longtime Dem loses to left-wing challenger in primary upset

An African-American Boston city councilwoman ousted a 10-term congressman on Tuesday in a historic upset in the Democratic primary for a Massachusetts congressional seat. Ayanna Pressley, 44, beat veteran politician Mike Capuano, 66, after mounting an insurgent campaign in Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. Pressley was endorsed by fellow congressional upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. There is no Republican challenger in the November […]

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Drug-dealing dean shot student for not selling enough weed

BOSTON — A former high school dean known as an anti-violence advocate was convicted Thursday of shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him. Shaun Harrison, 58, was found guilty of all charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, by a Suffolk Superior Court jury in its second day of deliberations. “Shaun Harrison […]

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