‘This is the place to be’: Fourth of July festivities return to Salem

Hundreds of people came out for Salem’s first Fourth of July celebration since 2019. The 42-piece Hillyer Festival orchestra provided music for the festival atRead More

‘It looked like a bomb’: Lightning strike sets a home on fire in Danvers

A lightning strike set a Danvers home on fire early Thursday morning, and a Danvers family watching the storm from their back door captured videoRead More

Man sentenced to 5-7 years for assaulting guard in Boston jail

A man will serve to five to seven years in prison for assaulting a guard at a Boston jail in 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday.Read More

Retailers limit purchase of emergency contraception

Retailers have limited the purchase of Plan B after seeing a spike in demand for the pill after the reversal of Roe v. Wade. “PeopleRead More

Mass. pro-life advocates praise overturn of Roe v. Wade

Pro-life advocates are praising the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which codified the right to an abortion nationwide in the U.S., thoughRead More

MBTA riders demand full T service, improved safety during board meeting

MBTA leaders met for the first time since the Federal Transit Administration ordered the organization to implement immediate changes to the T’s overall safety. InRead More

Boston residents beg for a break, but expert says gas tax holiday will only provide ‘a large pizza’ worth of relief

Boston residents said they need a break from ‘unspeakable’ gas prices, but an expert said President Joe Biden’s plan for a three-month gas tax holidayRead More

Biden will call for 3-month suspension of gas tax, though officials acknowledge it ‘alone won’t fix the problem’

(CNN) — President Joe Biden will call on Congress in a speech Wednesday to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes until the end of September, senior administration officials said,Read More

Authorities respond to report of gas leak in Concord

Police and firefighters responded to a report of a high pressure gas leak on Old Bedford Road in Concord caused by a gas line thatRead More

Divers recover body of boater who fell into Worcester lake

Divers recovered the body of a boater in Worcester after he and another man fell overboard Saturday, officials said. Police and firefighters responding to reportsRead More