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Lowell families displaced after fire at apartment building

LOWELL – Two families in Lowell have been forced out of their homes after a fire tore through an apartment building. Cell phone video shows fire on the roof of the multi-unit apartment building on Broadway Street in Lowell Tuesday."I see black smoke coming up from the middle of the top of the building and then I actually see two or three people on the roof," said Ibrahim Tawadros. "Then I picked up the phone and dialed 911."Just up the road, a Lowell mother leaving the grocery store also noticed the same thick black smoke.  "I didn't think it was...
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"It's no one's business": Woman explains experience of medically-necessary abortion

WORCESTER – The Supreme Court's decision on abortion rights brought an Ashburnham mother back to a difficult experience in 2018. "I lost a baby that I very much wanted," Amanda Loiselle told WBZ-TV. Loiselle found herself at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester in need of an abortion. "At that point, I was at 19 weeks pregnant, but my baby had already passed away," she explained. "I needed a medically-necessary abortion or otherwise I would bleed out if I had just had the miscarriage." The procedure likely saved her life. That's why the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was not only disheartening...

Boxes removed, vehicles towed in FBI search of Windham home

WINDHAM, N.H. — FBI agents and other law enforcement officers searched a home in Windham on Monday but would not release any details on the investigation. People living on Glenwood Road in Windham said they were surprised to wake up Monday to a stream of cars heading into the neighborhood.

4 under 22-years-old from Massachusetts injured, 2 of them fatally, in serious weekend crash

Two Massachusetts residents under 22 years old were killed this past weekend and two others seriously injured in a double fatal crash. According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, at approximately 11:42 a.m. on Sunday morning, Troopers assigned to the State Police-Sturbridge Barracks responded to a crash involving a 2003 BMW 325XI that had rolled over on I-395 southbound in Webster at the 3.3-mile marker.

Festival, Farmers' Market and movies return to downtown this summer

WORCESTER — The Out to Lunch Festival, Farmers’ Market and Movies on the Common will be back downtown for the summer. The city of Worcester and the Worcester Cultural Coalition announced the Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers' Market series will feature three weeks of live performances, crafters, food vendors and farmers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays Aug. 4, 18 and Sept. 1 on the Worcester Common Oval. Thursday, Sept. 8 will be reserved for a rain-date.

Tewksbury Man Killed In New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident

A man from Northern Massachusetts has died from a weekend motorcycle crash in New Hampshire, authorities said. David Penney, age 58, of Tewksbury, was killed in a crash that occurred at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Woodland Road in North Hampton on Saturday afternoon, June 25, New Hampshire State Police said.
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Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Crowds gathered by the Harvard Square T station on Saturday to bid farewell to the Pit, a popular gathering spot in the '80s and '90s. By Miles J. Herszenhorn. Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

Winchester man ready to ride Pan Mass Challenge for wife fighting rare cancer

WINCHESTER -- David Morse of Winchester is ready to ride the Pan-Mass Challenge with his wife on his mind and in his heart.Not long after the pandemic started in 2020, David's wife Sue noticed something wrong with her tongue."It came out of nowhere," Sue told WBZ-TV."She looked in the mirror one day and couldn't stick her tongue out straight," David elaborated. "And asked me if I could stick my tongue out straight and I said yeah I can."With the world at a standstill, the couple used telehealth to contact doctors and then an in-person visit followed.And with the love of...

Leak shuts off water service on much of Lincoln Road

A leak in a water pipe under Lincoln Road on Tuesday afternoon meant no water service for a wide swath of Lincoln homes and businesses between Codman Road and Weston Road including some side roads, with service not expected to be restored until late last night. A contractor’s crew was...

Jennifer Lee’s Bakery in Worcester ‘devastated’ after cash stolen, glass door smashed in robbery, police investigating

Police are investigating after a person broke into a Worcester bakery early Monday morning and made off with some dough, officials confirmed. Jennifer Lee, the owner of Jennifer Lee’s Bakery, posted on Facebook Monday to say someone broke into the store at about 2:20 a.m. and took all of the cash that the business had earned from store sales and farmer’s markets over the weekend.

Teenage Girl Goes Missing, Lowell Police Say

Police in Lowell, Massachusetts, are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl who may either be in the Lowell area or in Framingham. Rhaissa DeSouza is 5-foot-2 with brown hair and eyes, according to the Lowell Police Department. She was last seen in a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and light pink Nike Air sneakers.

Two dead in Sunday morning crash on I-395 in Webster

WEBSTER — A man and a woman died in a rollover crash on Interstate 395 Sunday morning. Leeha Thompson, 21, of Southbridge and Carlos Ortiz-Pomales, 20, of Framingham were pronounced dead at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester, state police said. Another 21-year-old Southbridge woman, who was driving, and a 20-year-old Framingham...