Residents reject funding lifeguards at beach after drownings

Residents in a New Hampshire town vote against funding lifeguards at a beach where a married couple drowned last year
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State official recommends town revoke costly union contracts

Massachusetts' inspector general says Methuen officials should rescind costly police union contracts that could lead to layoffs
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Senate bans nondisclosures; critics say they silence victims

The Massachusetts Senate has voted to ban non-disclosure clauses from ever being enforced against senators or staff members
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City officials say 50 police officers could get laid off

A Massachusetts city is facing the prospect of laying off 50 police officers amid debates over pay raises for superior officers
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Bill asks state to pay Coast Guard members during shutdown

Legislation filed in Massachusetts calls for the state to pay the salaries of active duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard for the duration of the federal govern
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Police: Man opened fire over car door sale gone wrong

A Massachusetts man has been charged with shooting another man in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant during a dispute over the sale of car doors
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DA: 63-year-old woman dies trying to break up family fight

Authorities say what started as a social media dispute between cousins ended with a 63-year-old woman dead and her 23-year-old niece facing charges
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DA: 63-year-old woman dies trying to break up family fight

Authorities say a 63-year-old Massachusetts woman trying to break up a family fight apparently suffered some kind of medical episode and died
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DA: 63-year-old woman dies trying to break up family fight

Authorities say a 63-year-old Massachusetts woman trying to break up a family fight apparently suffered some kind of medical episode and died
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Police seize more than 70 pounds of fentanyl, arrest 2

Federal prosecutors say two men are facing charges in connection with the seizure in Massachusetts of more than 70 pounds of fentanyl with an estimated street v
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New Hampshire man charged in Massachusetts with kidnapping

Police in Massachusetts say they have charged a New Hampshire man with kidnapping after they found him with a missing 16-year-old boy
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Officials work to pinpoint cause of 'Armageddon'-like blasts

Investigators were working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens
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'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

A series of gas explosions killed a teen and left at least 10 other people injured, one critically, and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities
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The Latest: Teen killed when exploded chimney falls on car

Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after a house exploded amid gas explosions north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car
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'It looked like Armageddon:' Gas explosions destroy homes

A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday
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The Latest: Columbia Gas says crews working to check safety

The company that owns Columbia Gas says its crews are performing safety checks after a series of fires and explosions erupted in three communities north of Bost
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The Latest: At least 6 hurt in series of fires, explosions

Officials say at least six people have been injured in a series of fires and explosions north of Boston that authorities blame on over-pressurized natural gas l
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The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

Officials in Andover, Massachusetts, say at least three people, including a firefighter, have been injured in the town after a series of fires that authorities
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The Latest: Resident describes basement fire, loud 'boom'

A man whose neighborhood was among dozens that erupted in fire in communities north of Boston says he ran into his basement to find that the room was glowing
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The Latest: At least 4 injured in fires blamed on gas issue

At least four people are being treated for injuries after a series of fires north of Boston that authorities blame on a natural gas issue
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The Latest: Natural gas issue blamed for at least 39 fires

Authorities in Massachusetts say a natural gas issue is to blame for at least 39 fires that erupted in homes across communities in Boston
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Panicked neighborhoods evacuate as gas blasts destroy homes

A series of gas explosions has caused fires in more than 20 homes across three communities north of Boston
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Explosions damage so many homes 'you can't even see the sky'

A series of gas explosions has caused fires in more than 20 homes across three communities north of Boston
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Recounts set for Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has published a list of the dates, times, and locations of the recount of the Democratic primary in the state's
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