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The MSPCA is stepping up for pets displaced by Merrimack Valley gas explosions

When a Columbia Gas pipeline ruptured on Sept. 13, triggering dozens of gas explosions and fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley, thousands of homes and businesses lost power. For one Lawrence family, that meant their German shepherd, Kolya, was alone for more than 24 hours in a dark house. Laura...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:38pm

Recovery plan eyes gas service restoration before Thanksgiving

National Guardsmen delivering hotplates, teams of electricians, assessors, translators and plumbers, and 24,000 space heaters will arrive in the Merrimack Valley in coming days to support residents during a pipeline repair and gas restoration effort that officials said will be complete by Nov. 19...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:28pm

See the 5 finalist designs for Boston's Martin Luther King Jr. memorial

A year after first announcing that he would work to erect a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Boston, and following a dozen community meetings on the vision, Mayor Marty Walsh has unveiled the five finalists. The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial will honor the activist as well as his wife, Coretta...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:22am

Prior to Mass. gas explosions, pipe pressure was 12 times higher than normal

Ahead of gas explosions in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover that led to one death and at least 25 injuries, the Columbia Gas pipelines were found to be over pressurized, registering a pressure 12 times higher than normal. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren cited that information,...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 2:30pm

GoFundMe for Arthur Medici, Cape Cod shark attack victim, surpasses goal

A GoFundMe created for the family of Arthur Medici, the 26-year-old who died following a shark attack off of Cape Cod on Saturday, had already surpassed its fundraising goal by Monday. Arthur Medici, an engineering student at Bunker Hill Community College who lived in Revere, was boogie boarding...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 1:48pm

Hurricane Florence remnants to drop heavy rain on Boston area

This week began with some beautiful Boston weather, but unfortunately, it won’t last long. The remnants of Hurricane Florence are set to drop some intense rain on the region, according to the National Weather Service. Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, slamming the Carolinas ...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:41pm

Massachusetts residents evacuated as officials investigate another gas leak

Residents were evacuated once again by emergency crews on Saturday after a new gas leak was reported in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Workers immediately reported to the area of Salem and Broadway streets after residents reported seeing and smelling gas coming from storm drains in the morning hours....

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:20pm

Revere man killed in shark attack at a Wellfleet beach

On Saturday, a Revere man died following a shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach. Twenty-six-year-old Arthur Medici was boogie boarding with friends roughly 30 yards off shore when he was bitten around 12:30 p.m. “Around noontime [Saturday] a male swimmer at Newcomb Hollow Beach was bitten by...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:50am

Mass. teen killed in gas explosions was 'an amazing young man'

A Massachusetts teen who was killed in one of several massive gas explosions Thursday is being mourned and remembered as a kind person with a bright future.  Family members called Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence “an amazing young man” who had just gotten his driver's license...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:41pm

Readers react to story about animal abuse

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Metro Boston published a cover story "Justice for Chico" about a Massachusetts man who is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly burying his dog, an 18-year-old Shih Tzu, alive in the woods behind his Whitinsville home. The dog's owner, 24-year-old Richard...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:20pm

Here's how Hurricane Florence could affect Massachusetts

Hurricane season is upon us, and since New England is no stranger to tempests of epic proportions, many Bay Staters want to know: Will Hurricane Florence hit Massachusetts? The life-threatening storm is prompting millions on the East Coast to prepare for its landfall this week, with mandatory...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:30pm

Photos: Boston honors the fallen on 9/11 anniversary

Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday to mark the 9/11 anniversary and pay respects to the victims, survivors and first responders of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, which happened 17 years ago.   "On September 11, 2001 our nation changed forever. In the face of evil, America...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:51pm

Mass. man buries dog alive over new kitten

Any instance of animal cruelty is horrifying, but it's nearly impossible to fathom a dog buried alive. But a Whitinsville man was in court Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty for allegedly burying his dog alive because the pet didn't get along with a new kitten. Richard Piquard, 24, was...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 2:53pm

Faneuil Hall kidnapping suspect tried to buy girl from parents

A Faneuil Hall kidnapping suspect was taken into custody on Sunday after approaching a 13-year-old girl and her parents, offering to buy her. According to police, twenty-year-old Alfred Patterson of Raymond, New Hampshire approached the young teen and her parents outside of Faneuil Hall near North...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

What to know about the 2018 Sept. 11 memorial services in Boston

This year will mark the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and to honor the 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000 others injured, Boston will hold several Sept. 11 memorial services in and around the city. Early Tuesday morning, at 8:30 a.m., the first of the day'...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:59pm

Boston Diner en Blanc takes over Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday

For the past five years, sophisticated foodies have celebrated Boston Diner en Blanc with an elegant flash-mob style dinner party, and this year was no different. On Sunday night, nearly 1,400 diners all dressed in white headed to the top secret location, which ended up being Boston City Hall...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 7:24pm

Hancock Adams Common unveiled in Quincy

On Saturday city officials and the public came together to celebrate the unveiling of the Hancock Adams Common in Quincy. Located in the heart of the city, the new common was built at the former location of a militia training field, several roads and the Old Town Hall. The $35 million project...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 11:03am

Boston’s Le Diner en Blanc to take place on Sept. 9

Boston’s Le Diner en Blanc will be held on September 9, celebrating its fifth year. The top-secret flash mob dinner party where guests must dress in all white has thousands of attendees excited about where the elegant party will take place this year. “It’s top-secret,” said...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:27pm

Stormy Daniels to perform in Boston area this weekend

A storm is coming to the Boston area this weekend courtesy of Stormy Daniels. The adult film star, who continues to make headlines following her claims of having an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006, is bringing her live tour to Massachusetts. Stormy Daniels will perform at Kittens...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:32am

Take a look inside Aaron Hernandez’s mansion, on sale for $1.6M

The former home of the late professional football player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is back on the market, and the seller is hoping buyers think of it as a luxury home -- not just the former abode of a Patriots player turned killer.  The home, located in North Attleboro,...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:00pm