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Patio umbrellas sold at Costco recalled over fire risk

CHARLESTOWN – The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling SunVilla patio umbrellas they say could pose a fire risk. About 400,000 of the solar powered patio umbrellas were sold exclusively at Costco.The agency said batteries inside the umbrella's solar panels can overheat and catch fire.Anyone who has one of the umbrellas can bring it back to Costco for a full refund. Click here for more information on the recall.
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Red Sox heading into huge series against Blue Jays

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have won seven straight, which is just a fraction of the ridiculous run they've been on since mid-May. Boston's 29-10 record over the last six weeks has catapulted the team into second place in the highly competitive AL East.With the Yankees running away with the best record in the game, second place in the division will likely come down to a three-way battle between the Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox own a 1.5 game lead over both of those divisional counterparts heading into Monday night, when Boston begins...
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Hundreds of flights canceled due to staffing, weather

BOSTON -  At least 730 flights were canceled across the United States on Sunday evening, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware, which showed dozens more cancellations and delays at Boston's Logan Airport on Monday.Delta Air Lines alone canceled at least 224 flights nationwide on Sunday. United Airlines canceled 71 flights and American Airlines canceled 66 flights."Delta teams continue to safely manage through compounding factors affecting our operation this weekend, including higher-than-planned unscheduled absences in some of our work groups, weather, and air traffic control constraints," a Delta Air Lines spokesperson said. "Canceling a flight is always our last resort, and we sincerely apologize to our customers for any disruption to their travel plans."Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was most impacted by Sunday's cancellations.United Airlines canceled 56 flights on Saturday and 70 flights Sunday.In Boston, there were 335 delays and 61 total cancellations affecting Logan on Sunday, according to FlightAware. As of Monday morning, there were 64 delays and 38 total cancellations for Boston. 

Health food for pets at Loyal Biscuit of Maine

Sponsored by Loyal Biscuit(Maine) - A family-owned, award-winning pet supply store, Loyal Biscuit is known throughout Maine as the go-to health food store for pets. Host Rachel Holt explores the company's unique journey and their continued commitment to keeping things local at their seven locations throughout the state.

Visiting the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Sponsored by Owls Head Transportation Museum(OWLS HEAD, Maine) - With a mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and operate vintage vehicles, Owls Head Transportation Museum is one of Midcoast Maine's top tourist spots. Host Rachel Holt explores all the museum has to offer, including a ride in an antique car.

Sailing the coast with Maine Windjammer

Sponsored by Maine Windjammer Association(ROCKLANE, Maine) - Made up of nine authentic Maine windjammers, cruising on this fleet of sailboats promises spectacular scenery, great food, and pure adventure. Host Rachel Holt sets sail for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure off the coast of Maine with the Maine Windjammer Association.

Interactive art display takes over Charlestown Navy Yard

CHARLESTOWN – Art is taking over the Charlestown Navy Yard as a local sculptor is using his work to send an uplifting message. Michael Alfano's "Of Many Minds" is a sculpture walk on the Charlestown Navy Yard. But this isn't the kind of art experience you would get at a museum. "Well the show title 'Of Many Minds' really reflects our many ways of thinking and the many ways of approaching the world for all of our different backgrounds," Alfano said.Interactive art is meant to be seen, touched and taken in. The 20 different sculptures set along the Boston Harbor...

Luxury boutique hotels in Midcoast Maine

Sponsored by Bay View Collection(CAMDEN, Maine) - A small group of luxury boutique hotels located throughout Camden and Rockport, the Bay View Collection offers a fully integrated Midcoast Maine vacation. Host Rachel Holt immerses herself in the seacoast experience with help from one of the area's leading experts.

Abortion rights advocates plan all day rally in Swampscott

SWAMPSCOTT – Demonstrators in Massachusetts and around the country are continuing their efforts Monday after spending the weekend protesting the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.Monday morning in Swampscott, abortion rights advocates plan to gather at the World War II memorial for a protest expected to last throughout the day.Elected officials are invited to Monday's protest in Swampscott. Some activists say those officials need to do more to protect the rights of women.  Monday's Swampscott protest begins at 10 a.m. Organizers said if they exceed capacity at the monument, they'll move to the Town Hall lawn. They are planning on demonstrating until 5 p.m.   Throughout the weekend, protests were held in various cities and towns around Massachusetts.Protesters in Boston spoke about how to bring back abortion rights across the country, and how to organize movements."Rallies and protests without specific demands calling on the people around us, people in power. So we are here to discuss those next steps," UMass Boston student Emilia Morgan said. "What should we be calling on Gov. Baker to do? What should we be calling on President Biden to do? Because they've shown they're not doing enough."

Waltham plastic bag ban now in effect

WALTHAM – Single-use plastic bags are no longer allowed at Waltham stores.The ban went into effect over the weekend.Stores can only provide customers with recyclable paper bags or reusable bags.Businesses that do not comply can be fined up to $100. 

84-year-old man drowns at Lynn Beach

LYNN – An 84-year-old man died Sunday after being pulled from the water at Lynn Beach.It happened just before 3 p.m. The man was given medical aid and rushed to Salem Hospital, but did not survive. Lynn Police are investigating the drowning. 

Seekonk boy in running to win national Lego competition

SEEKONK – A Seekonk boy is in the running to win a national Lego competition. Monday is the last day to vote for Nolan's creation. He is one of 14 children nationwide in the running to win the National Mini Master Model Builder competition.The Massachusetts boy's entry is all about Boston sports. It features the mascots for New England's four major sports teams riding atop duck boats.You can vote on the Legoland Facebook page by noon. 

Revs battle to scoreless draw in Vancouver, stretch unbeaten run to nine games

VANCOUVER (NE Revolution) – The New England Revolution (6-5-6; 24 pts.) extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a 0-0 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6-8-3; 21 pts.) at BC Place on Sunday night. Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrović recorded six saves, a new personal best with New England, in his first clean-sheet performance and the team's third of the season.Gustavo Bou started at forward and recorded eight shot attempts, tied for the most in a game by a Revolution player this season. Dylan Borrero played an 81-minute shift in his fourth straight start and nearly broke the deadlock with...

5-year-old pulled from the water at Snake Pond in Sandwich

SANDWICH -- An unresponsive five-year-old was pulled from the water in Sandwich on Sunday. Police were called to Snake Pond for a missing boy around 7 p.m. That report was updated moments later to say the boy was found under the water and not breathing, according to the Sandwich Police Department. Bystanders were performing CPR when EMS arrived. The boy was taken to Falmouth Hospital for further treatment, police said. His current condition is unknown at this time. Foul play is not suspected. Police initially reported that the boy was seven years old but later corrected his age to five.   

7-year-old pulled from the water at Snake Pond in Sandwich

SANDWICH -- An unresponsive seven-year-old was pulled from the water in Sandwich on Sunday. Police were called to Snake Pond for a missing boy around 7 p.m. That report was updated moments later to say the boy was found under the water and not breathing, according to the Sandwich Police Department. Bystanders were performing CPR when EMS arrived. The boy was taken to Falmouth Hospital for further treatment. His current condition is unknown at this time. Foul play is not suspected, police said. 

Red Sox beat Guardians 8-3 for sweep, winning streak at 7

By STEVE HERRICK Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Story drove in two runs to reach 500 career RBIs, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez each had three hits and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Guardians 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep that extended their winning streak to seven.Boston had 15 hits and drew 11 walks, its highest total since May 2019. The Red Sox have won 11 of 13 and are 19-4 in June, improving to a season-high 11 games over .500 at 42-31."It's not easy to do," Boston manager Alex Cora said of the sweep. "We're good...

2 trees in Winthrop dedicated to 2021 shooting rampage victims

WINTHROP -- People came together in Winthrop Sunday morning to honor two residents killed in a deadly shooting rampage there a year ago. Two trees at the corner of Shirley Street and Beach Road were dedicated to retired Massachusetts State Police trooper Dave Green and one for Air Force veteran Ramona Cooper. Green and Cooper were killed in June of 2021 when a man crashed a stolen truck into a home and opened fire on bystanders. The suspect was killed by police. A spokesperson for the Cooper family said it's important to recognize the heroism of both Green and Cooper. "I hope as a community and outside of our community that it happens like this outside of tragedy, when not all these people are around when we all join together and help one another out and if all lives matter let's show it, " said Johnnie Bentley. A long-time friend of Green told WBZ-TV that he believes Green died while confronting the gunman with the intention of saving other lives. 

MBTA service resumes on Green and Orange lines near Government Center

BOSTON -- Service on the Green and Orange lines in downtown Boston is back to normal to start the week, days after a structural issue at the Government Center Parking Garage caused disruptions. The MBTA said it is safe to resume service "following a comprehensive inspection of the infrastructure by internal and third party engineers and safety experts, an intensive assessment of the repair work performed, and subsequent testing of trains in the tunnels." During the Thursday evening commute, Green Line service was replaced by shuttle buses between Government Center and Lechmere, and the Orange Line was suspended between North Station and Back Bay.This occurred because HYM, the contractor demolishing the Government Center Garage, discovered a garage support column in the MBTA tunnel is severely deteriorated. HYM said the column was compromised from water damage is not the result of ongoing construction work at the garage, though MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak contradicted that statement, placing blame on the construction company.  "The Government Center Garage developer has installed the necessary supports to uphold the structure," the MBTA continued. "Structural engineers will continue to closely monitor the tunnel and infrastructure during daily Orange and Green Line operations." 

"It finally feels like summer": Boston hits 90 degrees

BOSTON -- Boston reached 90 degrees for the first time this season on Sunday according to the official reading at Logan Airport. It hasn't been a hot June like it was last year. A sea breeze even kept most of the coastline in the mid-80s this weekend while 90s popped up inland.On Boston's Greenway, the splash pad was a popular spot."We've got to keep it cool in the sprinklers, the water is beautiful, I brought my grandchildren," one woman said. Another sure sign of summer: volleyball at Revere Beach. Many weren't shy about taking a dip after the games either. "I think it's wonderful. It finally feels like summer," said one beach-goer. "I'm just going to run into the ocean, dive into the sea." Sunscreen was a necessary tool everywhere as many folks soaked up the rays.   A cooler week is ahead but the heat returns for the holiday weekend.

Keller: State treasurer says Massachusetts should consider suspending gas tax

BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state has "more than enough funding" at its disposal to suspend the gas tax, pass his proposed tax relief plan and still invest in the state. Does state treasurer Deb Goldberg agree with the governor's assessment?Goldberg joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller."(Baker) is absolutely right. I don't think people realize just how much money we have in the bank," Goldberg saidThe Democrat said the state has greater than anticipated revenue coming out of the COVID pandemic, a feat she called "pretty incredible." Goldberg said the state has about $16 billion in the bank, and added she believes now is the time to provide tax relief against inflation and rising gas prices."I would say we are in very good shape," Goldberg said. "I do believe strongly that we need to find relief for people who are really suffering from inflation and the cost of gas."Keller @ Large: Part 2