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Waltham police officer taken to hospital after shooting self with service weapon, police say

A Waltham police officer who accidentally discharged her service weapon was taken to the hospital for medical treatment Thursday morning, police said. The gun went off at 7:18 a.m. outside of a School Avenue address, Waltham police wrote in a statement.


Car carrier overturns in Billerica, hits utility pole

A speeding 45-foot car carrier trailer overturned on slippery roads Thursday morning in Billerica, slamming into a utility pole, police said. “As it was negotiating a turn on High Street, at a speed that was greater than reasonable for conditions, it tipped over and went on its side and down the sno


Bedford church to host West Virginia Mission Festival

First Congregational Church will host its second annual West Virginia Mission Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. March 9 at 25 Great Road, Bedford. First Church will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this event to fund its ongoing humanitarian mission work in West Virginia. For five years, the First Ch


Massachusetts girl's flu-related death devastates dad

A father who recently moved to Massachusetts with his family is now grieving the loss of his young daughter who died due to flu-related complications. Sopheak Paak told CBS Boston his 4-year-old daughter Puthiraksmey fell ill last week. On Tuesday — when her temperature reached 99 degrees and the yo


REPORT: Wilmington Has Healthiest Housing Market In Massachusetts, 7th Healthiest In Country

WILMINGTON, MA — According to a recent study financial tech company SmartAsset, Wilmington has the healthiest housing market in Massachusetts and the 7th healthiest housing market in all of the United States.


Middlesex County Girl Third Child To Die From Flu: DPH

A third child in Massachusetts has died from the flu, health officials said Tuesday. The Department of Public Health said the a girl from Middlesex County has died from flu-related illness.


State's latest flu victim is little girl from Lowell

LOWELL -- A 4-year-old Lowell girl is the suspected victim of the second flu-associated pediatric death in Middlesex County this season, and the third in the state. McDonough Funeral Home confirmed Wednesday morning that Puthiraksmey "Raksmey" Sopheak, who died Saturday at Lowell General Hospital, w


Massachusetts enacts short-term rental tax

BOSTON – Property owners in Massachusetts, take note. The Bay State has a new law that applies state and local taxes to short-term rentals, or those that are more than two weeks in duration and less than 31 days.


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


Report: Crash dumps cars onto Billerica street

According to our news partners at WCVB, a truck hauling cars ended up on its side after a crash in Billerica Thursday. The incident happened just before 9 a.m. in the area of 444 High St.


Learn About Consumer-Protection Issues at FREE MCC Event

Middlesex Community College's Community Education and Career Training Division will host a consumer-protection discussion with Assistant Attorney General Bill O'Hearn, Deputy Chief of the state's Consumer Advocacy & Response Division, at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Bedford Campus Center's Café Ea


Massachusetts man dies in snowmobile crash

WINHALL, Vt. — A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in Bennington County. Winhall police said Steven Jenks, 48, of Shelburne, Massachusetts, was traveling with a group of snowmobilers Tuesday evening when he lost control of his snowmobile, went off the trail and hit a tree.


Boston World Star Posts Video On Facebook Of Crackhead Getting Glory Hole Licked By Random Dudes For Drug Money At MBTA Entrance

As you know, we’ve been kicked off of Facebook a billion times despite not violating any of Facebook’s terms of service. Often times they tell us that we’re being kicked off for nudity or sexual violence for stuff like this.


Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Steak & Cheese

Nothing makes Phantom smile like sizzling steak stuffed into a sub roll and slathered with cheese. These are the 8 Greatest steak and cheeses Phantom has ever found. Kicking off the Great 8 is Carl’s Steak Subs in Waltham. Here, they serve larger than life, one-pound steak sandwiches in crazy creati


Manhole Issue Prompts Road Closures On Main Street In Waltham

WALTHAM, MA — If you're driving anywhere along Main Street, be aware that there are some road closures, after someone reported smoke coming from a manhole this morning at 987 Main Street.


Somerville Man Dies Climbing Mt. Washington

SOMERVILLE, MA – A Somerville man has been identified as the person found dead on Mt. Washington earlier this month. Jeremy Ullmann died Feb. 10 at the age of 37. He was found by U.S. Forest Service snow rangers responding to a report of an overdue climber, WCVB reported. Ullmann had planned to clim


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


The Umbrella Launches Region's Newest ​Professional Theater Co.

This post was contributed by a community member. CONCORD, MA—February 20, 2019—The Performing Arts program at The Umbrella Community Arts Center will kick off its 2019/2020 season in September with a new name--The Umbrella Stage Company, a new status as Greater Boston's newest professional theater,


UMass Lowell To Auction Off 34-Acre Chelmsford Campus In April

CHELMSFORD, MA – An auction of the University of Massachusetts Lowell's west campus in Chelmsford has been set for April, according to the Boston Business Journal. The 34-acre land parcel is located about a mile and a half from the main campus and zoned for single-family residences.


How much snow did we get? Snowfall totals for Feb. 20, 21 in Massachusetts

Light snow fell across Massachusetts overnight on Thursday, coating many towns and cities with around 1-2 inches of snow. The most snow appears to have fallen in Essex County, where communities saw up to 3 inches of snow.