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A Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist was paid $70,000 less than a male counterpart. She sued. | | December 11, 2018
Speaking publicly for the first time about the lawsuit, Elizabeth Rowe says her case has far-reaching implications.
10 years later: Historic ice storm of 2008 | WCVB
WCVB | December 11, 2018
10 years ago, an ice storm crippled the area and left some in the dark for weeks. Take a look at some of the best images from that storm.
Massachusetts doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in opioid death | | December 11, 2018
Richard Miron, 76, was also charged with illegally prescribing opioids and defrauding the state's Medicaid program.
MBTA general manager Luis Ramirez is out after just 15 months | | December 11, 2018
The GM had already left the job, marking the fifth leadership change at the transit agency under Gov. Charlie Baker.
Man shot to death in Mattapan Monday night | | December 11, 2018
Police are asking the public for help with information surrounding the incident.
MBTA head is out after 15 months on the job | | December 11, 2018
MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez will be replaced by Steve Poftak, the current vice chairman of the T's fiscal control board.
Boston councilors consider whether marijuana, liquor stores should be banned near addiction treatment centers | | December 11, 2018
"When we’re dealing with an emerging industry, zoning is very key to health, and that’s where we have the most influence."
Strong, gusty winds will keep temps in 40s | WCVB
WCVB | December 11, 2018
A front crossing the area Thursday will bring gusty winds to much of Massachusetts through mid-morning."The wind is going to be strongest until about mid-morning, and then it will settle some," StormTeam 5 Meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said. Temperatures heading out the door will be in the 20s and ...
'Mutually agreed': Read MassDOT's announcement of the MBTA's leadership change | | December 11, 2018
“With the progress we have achieved around financial and operational execution, this is a good time to transition to someone with different skill sets.”
Ivy Lawson didn’t set out to become a pioneering businesswoman. But she’s making history in the North End. | | December 11, 2018
The owner of Ivyees "Everything Honey" didn’t set out to become a pioneer, but, with the opening of her shop, she became the first person of color to open a business in the Boston neighborhood.
'Please help me pray for a miracle' | | December 11, 2018
“Today I am begging for your help to raise money for a friend of ours who just lost her beautiful 5 year old daughter.”
Parents of Weston lacrosse player who died at Lafayette College sue students | | December 11, 2018
McCrae Williams died on Sept. 11, 2017, two days after he fell in his dorm room and likely hit his head on concrete.
A Rhode Island school system has hired a collection agency to chase down lunch debt | | December 11, 2018
The Cranston district has written off nearly $100,000 in unpaid lunch bills since September 2016.
What you need to know about the opening of the third recreational marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts | | December 11, 2018
The Salem shop will begin recreational sales Saturday. But you'll need an appointment.
A man died of an overdose in a Bertucci's bathroom. Now his mom is suing. | | December 11, 2018
The suit alleges an employee saw Adam Gamble, 32, enter the bathroom at about 9:30 p.m. but no employees checked the bathroom before they locked up for the night.
Marty Walsh says Somerville's marijuana equity program is 'worth exploring' | | December 11, 2018
The Boston mayor said the "one-to-one" system could be worth the possible delays.
Pedestrian killed in West Boylston identified as 19-year-old woman | | December 10, 2018
Smarlyn Pamela Reyes was hit twice on I-190 Sunday, according to police, who said one driver stayed at the scene but the other did not.
A mysterious fire. Brutalized animals. Extortion. Rickety Ranch isn’t the haven its owners dreamed of. | | December 10, 2018
The Hollis, N.H., animal rescue farm has become the target of what the FBI describes as a “vicious’’ extortion campaign.
'Whitey' Bulger lawyer says he will sue over prison killing | | December 10, 2018
Bulger was serving a life sentence for 11 murders and other crimes when he was beaten to death in October, hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison.
BC student faces expulsion over racist graffiti | | December 10, 2018
The student also allegedly assaulted campus police officers and set off a fire extinguisher in a dorm laundry room.
New Hampshire Democratic office vacated for suspect package | | December 10, 2018
Police say the New Hampshire Democratic Party Office has been evacuated because of a suspicious package
Woman wanted for allegedly stealing $5,000 of wine from N.H. liquor outlet | | December 10, 2018
"Numerous bottles" were swiped on Nov. 18 and Dec. 8 at an I-93 liquor store, police say.
Military device brought ashore in Maine, later detonated | | December 10, 2018
Authorities in Maine say they located and detonated a military projectile that was caught in the gear of a fishing vessel
3 Mass. men got lost skiing in Vermont and were rescued by police | | December 10, 2018
The trio, from Uxbridge, became lost after they skied out of bounds at Killington Mountain, officials said.
Driver charged in Revere crash that killed 5-year-old girl, injured 4 other pedestrians | | December 10, 2018
Police said the group of five pedestrians was waiting to cross the street when an SUV plowed into them.
Nor'easter brings heavy rain, strong winds to lash coast | WCVB
WCVB | December 09, 2018
The season's first nor'easter struck Massachusetts Saturday, bringing rain, strong winds and some flooding.High wind warnings are in effect for coastal areas, and coastal flood warnings apply to much of southeastern Massachusetts. Check the latest weather alerts for your areaSome communities reporte...
Photos: Remembering The Great Hurricane Of '38 | WCVB
WCVB | December 09, 2018
September 21 marks the 80th anniversary of the great New England Hurricane of 1938. It remains New England's worst natural disaster.
Police: Stay away from bear seen in busy retail district in Burlington | | December 09, 2018
Police in Massachusetts say a black bear seen roaming a busy downtown area was likely looking for some last-minute food before a long winter's sleep
Massachusetts firefighter dies after battling apartment fire | | December 09, 2018
A Massachusetts firefighter injured while battling an early morning blaze in an apartment building has died
Massachusetts Rep. Lynch now supports Pelosi in reversal | | December 09, 2018
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch says he now supports Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House speaker, breaking away from a group of Democratic representatives who earlier said they would not support her
More housing, fighting opioid addiction among Baker's goals | | December 09, 2018
Gov. Charlie Baker is listing some of his goals for the new year, including encouraging the construction of more housing
Talk about cold turkey, Thanksgiving brings -26 degrees atop Mount Washington | WCVB
WCVB | December 09, 2018
It's downright cold atop Mount Washington, home to some of the most brutal weather in the Northeast.The Mount Washington Observatory says it plunged to minus 26 (minus 32 Celsius) on Thursday morning. The observatory says that broke its daily record low of minus 11 (minus 23 Celsius).By Friday morni...
Police: Woman stabs another woman, abandons her on highway | | December 09, 2018
State police say a dispute between two women in the same vehicle ended with one woman stabbing the other and abandoning the victim by the side of the highway
Man hospitalized after driving SUV off pier in Quincy | | December 09, 2018
Massachusetts authorities say a man in his 50s who drove his SUV off a pier and into the water was able to get back to shore and was taken to a hospital
Rain soaks Fenway ahead of Game 1, expected to end for first pitch | WCVB
WCVB | December 09, 2018
Tarps covered the field and heavy rain dripped into the dugouts Tuesday afternoon, interrupting the warm-ups that would usually occur before Game 1 of the World Series. By 5 p.m., however, the rain had essentially ended and the groundskeepers were able to remove the tarps from the infield -- at leas...
Jury deliberations to resume in meningitis outbreak case | | December 09, 2018
Jury deliberations are continuing in the case of six former employees of the Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds
Two storms to bring soaking rain over weekend, early next week | WCVB
WCVB | December 09, 2018
As if we didn't have enough rain this fall, two more storms will bring more rain to the region over the weekend and early next week.High pressure centered along the coast will move offshore early Saturday, allowing the next storm system to quickly approach Massachusetts and New England. Dry and much...
Firefighters battle multi-alarm blaze in Worcester | | December 09, 2018
Crews from surrounding towns, including Holden and Auburn, were called to assist Worcester firefighters.
Police seek driver in deadly hit-and-run in Massachusetts | | December 09, 2018
State police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman who was hit by two vehicles on Interstate 190 in West Boylston after she got out of her own crashed car
Mass. youth basketball coach gets prison for molesting player | | December 09, 2018
A former youth basketball coach from Massachusetts has been sentenced to prison for up to seven years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a player
N.H. senators call for help with online sales tax | | December 08, 2018
New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are backing a bill that would prevent new red tape from being imposed on small businesses following a court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping
Massachusetts extends electric vehicle rebate program | | December 08, 2018
The state of Massachusetts is extending its electric vehicle rebate program through the middle of next year
Humid day Wednesday, some showers linger | WCVB
WCVB | December 08, 2018
Significant rain will continue across Southern New England through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. "At times it'll come down hard and, at other times, some lighter rain," StormTeam 5 chief meteorologist Harvey Leonard said. "When it comes down hard, some street flooding will occur."By the ...
Woman allegedly stabs other woman in leg, leaves her on road in Bridgewater | | December 08, 2018
The victim, a 32-year-old woman from Saugus, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Police: Burned body at park was that of 19-year-old man | | December 08, 2018
Authorities say a 19-year-old man was the person whose burned dead body was found near a playground in Massachusetts
Burned body found in park is identified as 29-year-old Lynn man | | December 08, 2018
A man whose burned body was found in a Lynn park Thursday was identified Saturday morning by the Essex District Attorney’s office.
Man seriously injured after crashing car into bank in Brockton | | December 08, 2018
A car has crashed through a bank and flipped over in a dramatic crash that seriously injured its driver
Mass. man killed by bulldozer at construction site | | December 08, 2018
Workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a 61-year-old man who was struck by a bulldozer at a construction site in Scituate
Freeze warning issued for city of Boston, coastal areas | WCVB
WCVB | December 08, 2018
Most parts of Massachusetts experienced the first hard freeze of the season last week.This week, coastal areas like Boston will see temperatures drop below freezing. The threat for temperatures below freezing has prompted meteorologists to post a freeze warning for Boston (Suffolk), Bristol Essex, N...
More young adults moving to New Hampshire in recent years | | December 08, 2018
New Hampshire has seen a significant uptick in the movement of young adults to New Hampshire compared to earlier in the decade