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Woman killed, pregnant daughter injured in Lawrence pedestrian crash

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - A 61-year-old woman was killed and her pregnant daughter was injured in a pedestrian crash in Lawrence on Wednesday, officials said. Officers responding to a reported motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Essex and Hampshire streets about 6:11 p.m. found two pedestri

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-12 20:17:59

Two dead, several injured in accident last week on 495

Two people were killed when a wrong-way driver collided with multiple vehicles on Interstate 495 on the Andover-Lawrence line last Wednesday. State police last Thursday identified the two victims as Jyllian McGonagle, 38, of Lawrence and Nelson Rivera, 56, of Lawrence, both killed at the scene of th

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

What's Happening at The Center at Punchard

The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover, has lots of activities and programs on tap. Friday Night Special: Chinese American Association of Andovers and Andover Elder Services host free activities at The Center on Fridays, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., including Zumba, yoga, ping po

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

3-car crash backs up I-495 during rush hour

LAWRENCE — A three-car crash on Interstate 495 northbound in Lawrence snarled the Wednesday evening commute. State police said the crash occurred about 4:12 p.m. prior to exit 46 for Route 110. One person was transported to Lawrence General Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-12 22:23:00

Where's the story about the station?

I'm wondering what's going on with the Andover Townsman. There was a Special Town Meeting and before and after the meeting there wasn't one word about it in the on-line version of the paper. This would not have happened in the past. It seems whenever something was happening in town we could read abo

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Columbia Gas: Merrimack Valley restoration project ‘substantially complete’

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - The restoration of gas service to residences and businesses in the Merrimack Valley that were affected by a disastrous series of explosions and fires in September is “substantially complete,” Columbia Gas announced Wednesday.

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-12 13:18:37

A tour like no other

Better Homes and Gardens would have been jealous. Seven residents of Andover, their homes bedecked in holiday splendor, opened their front doors to admiring members of the Andover Garden Club, and many others, over the weekend for "Evergreens, Holly and Joy: A Tour of Andover Homes in Holiday Dress.

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN - 2018-12-13 09:00:00

Columbia Says Merrimack Valley Restoration Effort Is Mostly Done

LAWRENCE, MA -- Columbia Gas of Massachusetts said Wednesday it had restored gas service to 98 percent of the customers in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that had been without service since the Sept. 13 gas explosions. Most of the 150 customers still without heat and hot water have chosen to hi

PATCH - 2018-12-12 21:07:00

Survivor Of Deadly, Wrong-Way Crash Remains In Critical Condition

ANDOVER, MA -- The woman who survived a head-on crash on Interstate 495 in Lawrence Wednesday has had three surgeries and has been so heavily sedated that her family has been unable to tell her that her husband, Nelson Rivera, 56, of Lawrence, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lydia Rivera, who rema

PATCH - 2018-12-10 23:09:00

MA Doctor Charged In Patient's Opioid Death

DRACUT, MA – A Massachusetts doctor whose patient died of an overdose in 2016 has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Richard Miron, 76, who has a practice in Dracut, has also been charged with 23 counts each of illegal prescribing of controlled substances

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:49:00

Baker says gas restoration is ‘substantially completed’ in Merrimack Valley

The days of closed-off streets, with jackhammers thrumming at all hours and construction workers everywhere, of cold nights in sweat pants, hats, and gloves, and of meals over hot plates are finally over for thousands of families in the Merrimack Valley.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-12 22:34:07

Utility declares milestone in gas explosions recovery

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - The utility company that caused the September natural gas pipeline explosions in Massachusetts says it has reached a "major milestone" in its efforts to restore gas service.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-12 21:56:39

Add Steak To The Menu Of Downtown Andover Dining Options

ANDOVER, MA -- Developers plan to demolish the site previously occupied by the Andover Bookstore to make way for a new restaurant specializing in steak. Smythe & Dove Bar & Grille is expected to open with 140 seats in April at 89R Main Street.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 15:55:00

State Hearing Takes Broader View On Gas Line Safety In MA

BOSTON, MA -- Columbia Gas of Massachusetts President Steve Bryant told state lawmakers his company accepts full responsibility for the Sept. 13 gas explosions in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence. But Bryant declined to answer specific questions, citing pending lawsuits as well as ongoing state a

PATCH - 2018-12-12 12:53:00

Teen rescues dog from burning vehicle in Haverhill parking lot

HAVERHILL, Mass. - Alex Gabriel was grocery shopping at the Market Basket in Haverhill when a car in the parking lot burst into flames. The 17-year-old's adrenaline kicked in when he saw a dog trapped inside.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-12 02:47:18

Lawmakers press for details about gas line safety

BOSTON – Natural gas company executives were grilled Tuesday about leaking pipes and a lack of staff, training and procedures for dealing with gas disasters. Members of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy peppered representatives of Columbia Gas of Massachus

SALEM NEWS - 2018-12-11 22:39:01

Workers Hit Gas Line At Merrimack College

NORTH ANDOVER, MA -- Police from Andover and North Andover responded to Merrimack College Tuesday morning after a contractor reported hitting a natural gas transmission line. A crew from Columbia Gas of Massachusetts was dispatched to the college and detrmined that it was an old, abandoned line that

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:31:00

Third Mass. marijuana store set to open in Salem

The third recreational marijuana store in Massachusetts is set to open Saturday, after state regulators gave the final go-ahead to Salem retailer Alternative Therapies Group, or ATG.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-11 17:12:22

Lawrence man jailed on weapon charge

AMESBURY – A Lawrence man arrested in Amesbury last year after police found a loaded handgun his car pleaded guilty to the weapon charge Tuesday in Newburyport District Court and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-11 22:07:16

Infant still hospitalized after Revere crash that claimed life of 5-year-old sister

The 2-month-old girl who was severely injured Sunday in a Revere crash that claimed the life of her 5-year-old sister remained hospitalized Tuesday morning, officials said. Meanwhile, there was no set time-frame Tuesday for when investigators will complete their review of drug testing for Autumn L.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-11 14:41:08