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Police close Massachusetts beach after 2 shootings, random bouts of violence
REVERE, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said they closed a beach to “restore order” after one woman and a second victim were hospitalized after two shootings Sunday night. Officials said the first shooting happened at approximately 7:11 p.m. in the area of Shirley and Centennial Avenues....
Keller: Why the number of people leaving Massachusetts is so concerning
BOSTON – A large number of Massachusetts residents have been leaving the state in recent years. So what impact will that have?WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller talked to Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. A recent study by the foundation found that more than 100,000 people have left Massachusetts over a two-year period."For a lot of folks the relative cost of leaving Massachusetts became cheaper, more options opened up," Howgate said. "They maybe keep a base in Massachusetts, but live in Maine, live in Vermont. So you have that amplifying what was happening [before the pandemic]."Howgate said policy decisions such as income tax, transportation, and childcare options are among the reasons people are leaving the state.One concerning aspect is that young people 26-35 years old make up a large chunk of those fleeing Massachusetts. "That's our future workforce," Howgate said. "We need that cohort of folks in Massachusetts to serve our economy and make sure our state thrives."Keller @ Large: Part 2
Jeremiah Oliver, 5, was defending his mom from Alberto Sierra before killing, lawyer says
Five-year-old Jeremiah Oliver was protecting his mother, who had just been head-butted, when he was involved in a physical altercation with her boyfriend that led to his death, according to prosecutors. After being head-butted by her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra, Elsa Oliver went to the bathroom to clean herself up, Assistant...
2 Massachusetts men arrested for involvement in drug trafficking
QUINCY, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police said they intercepted three kilograms of suspected cocaine mailed from Puerto Rico to a large-scale Massachusetts drug trafficking enterprise. Officials said they found the cocaine after it was delivered to 35-year-old Stephen Marsden of Quincy on Friday morning. As part of the investigation, police searched some of Marsden’s property […]
Is It Legal in Massachusetts to Park in Front of Someone’s House?
It's happened to you. It's happened to me. Someone has the entire street to park on, but they park in front of your house. Then, they don't move their car for days. It's an annoying situation, but can you do anything about it?. We once had a neighbor who parked...
City of Worcester kicks off Memorial Day observances with Elm Park Water Ceremony
WORCESTER, Mass. - On Sunday, the city of Worcester held the first of many Memorial Day celebrations. They started with the annual water ceremony at Elm Park. The tradition honors the lives of servicemen and women from Worcester who were lost at sea in service to the United States. The commemoration is hosted by city's Veterans' Council and Veterans' Services Division.
Local leaders react to debt ceiling impact on the economy as they reach an agreement
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News wanted to know what the impact the debt ceiling agreement could have on your wallet. State Senator John Velis told us in these situations that the state and local governments are often tasked with picking up the slack if there’s inaction in Washington.
WOW: 125 Celebrities Born in MA…Were Any Born in Your Area? (photos)
Over the past couple of years we have been sharing with you, lists of celebrities that were born in Massachusetts. As we continue our research, we have been discovering more and more celebrities that were born in the Bay State including Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Newton, Concord, Pittsfield, Framingham, and everywhere in between. We definitely found some surprises during our research. People from many walks of life are on this list including musicians, actors, actresses, models, social media influencers, historical figures, politicians, comedians, and many more.
See all homes sold in Worcester County, May 21 to May 28
The following is a listing of all home transfers in Worcester County reported from May 21 to May 28. There were 145 transactions posted during this time. During this period, the median sale for the area was a 1,288-square-foot home on Pleasant Street in Leominster that sold for $420,000. George...
Then & Now: Do you know where this is?
The statue in this week's Then photo is among the many in Central Mass. that pay tribute to fallen soldiers. Their significance is heightened each Memorial Day. The statue shown here recognizes American soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American War of 1898. Some passersby might be confused by a nearby...
Rev Your Engines and Head to Worcester Wheels and Coffee @ Fuel America This Weekend!
Attention car enthusiasts! Get ready for an exciting event this weekend - Worcester Wheels and Coffee @ Fuel America! Come join us on May 28th, 2023 at 8:00 am at Fuel America Grove Street located at 100 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
Join the Refill Revolution: Worcester's First Refillery Opening This Weekend!
Hey everyone, I am excited to share with you an upcoming event this weekend that you won't want to miss! Worcester's FIRST REFILLERY is opening its doors at The Burncoat Center for Arts and Wellness, located at 78 Burncoat St., Worcester, MA 01605. Join us on Saturday, May 27th at 12:00 pm to learn all about this amazing initiative and how you can reduce your single-use plastic consumption by reusing and refilling your own containers with household and personal care products.
How much should people get after a wrongful conviction? In Mass., there's a limit
Getting freed from prison for a crime one did not commit is no easy task. And in Massachusetts, whether a person can get compensation for time wrongly spent behind bars is - quite literally - a million-dollar question. In recent months, wrongful conviction cases in the state have resulted in...
Mass. State Lottery winners: 5 $100K lottery prizes won, 4 from ‘Mass Cash’
Five $100,000 lottery prizes were won across Massachusetts on Saturday, four of which were won from the same game. Four of the $100,000 awards were won from the “Mass Cash” game, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery’s website. The winning tickets were bought at the following stores: 7-Eleven in Lawrence, Nouria in Bedford, Pride gas station and store in East Longmeadow and Richdale Convenience in Stoneham.
Massachusetts man plans on letting money work for him after hitting $1 million on scratch ticket
A Massachusetts man plans on making his money work for him after he hit it big on a State Lottery scratch ticket. According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, Gary Cheney has won the first $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Premier Cash” $20 instant ticket game.
Tick Trouble: How to protect yourself this summer from Lyme disease
BOSTON (WHDH) - With warmer weather here in Massachusetts, people are ready to get outside. But that also means it’s time for ticks. Ticks are small spider-like creatures that can burrow into the skin and transmit bacteria that can lead to Lyme disease. We spoke to Dr. Daniel Solomon,...
Can You Guess the Longest River in Massachusetts?
New England has a heck of a lot of water. We've already chatted about the deepest and longest lakes and rivers in New Hampshire, aka Lake Winnipesaukee and the Connecticut River, respectively. One of the country's most dangerous rivers is even found in the Granite State. We also concluded the longest river in Maine to be the Saint John River, with a total length of 418 miles, and the deepest Maine lake to be Sebago Lake, at 300+ feet.
Massachusetts, Beware of Threatening Medical Bill Letters
Receiving a medical bill in the mail is a normal occurrence (especially when you're expecting one) but how often do you receive a medical bill in the mail with a letter tied to it informing you that you must pay immediately or else there will be some harsh consequences? Probably never, correct? Well, this scenario is a scam that is currently going around and Massachusetts should be on alert.
Following year of disasters in Worcester, city looks at emergency fund for victims
WORCESTER — Over the past year, a series of property disasters have rocked Worcester, captured headlines and left affected tenants and business owners scrambling. The city is considering partnering with a nonprofit to establish an emergency relief fund to help residents left economically vulnerable after a disaster with immediate financial support.
Here’s a list of events across western Massachusetts for Memorial Day
(WGGB/WSHM) - Memorial Day events to be held on Monday throughout Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin County. St. Michael’s Cemetery Memorial Day Mass. at 10 a.m. then a mass, wreath laying at the cemetery’s War Memorial. Chicopee:. Memorial Day ceremony with the wreath laying at Veterans Memorial Plaza, 460...
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