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Significant storm expected to dump more than a foot of snow in Massachusetts

BOSTON (WHDH) - A dusting of snow and rain could make for a slick morning commute on Friday but a significant storm that’s tracking toward New England could dump more than a foot of snow in some areas this weekend.


Christmas tree collection continues through Feb. 1 in Saugus

SAUGUS — Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees on their regularly scheduled collection day until Feb. 1. Trees should be left near trash and recycling barrels and bins.


Saugus library restrooms are now unisex

SAUGUS — A pair of men’s and women’s bathrooms at the Saugus Public Library have been converted into unisex facilities. The restrooms, located in the hallway near the Taylor Street entrance of the building, have been converted so that “anyone, regardless of how they identify in terms of gender, can


Saugus Director of Public Health Greenbaum resigns to take Salem health agent post

Director of Public Health David Greenbaum has given his notice to accept the position of health agent for the City of Salem. Greenbaum’s last day as the Saugus director of public health will be Feb. 1. He starts his new position as the head of the Salem Health Department Feb. 4.


Saugus opposed to Lynn recreational marijuana proposal

LYNN — In a strange twist, it appears the biggest hurdle for a team seeking approval to operate a recreational pot shop in the city might be winning over the neighboring town of Saugus.


Freedom artists to head to Boston art show

BOSTON — Freedom residents Terri Brooks and Peg Scully will be among more than 80 artists participating in the 2019 New England Watercolor Society Signature Members Show, to be held from Feb. 6 to March 3 at the Guild of Boston Artists at 162 Newbury St. in Boston.


Boston police searching for missing teen

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are asking for help in locating a 13-year-old teenage girl last seen Jan. 11. Maria Fernandez of Boston is described as a Black Hispanic female, standing 5 feet tall, weighing 100 pounds with a thin build, black hair, and brown eyes, according to Boston police.


Massachusetts House conducting ‘full investigation’ into allegations that lawmaker groped woman’s backside

BOSTON — A special Massachusetts House committee will conduct a full investigation into whether a male representative grabbed an incoming female lawmaker’s backside during a cocktail reception.


Caught on camera: Man puts bag of weed in wrong mailbox

WOBURN, Mass. - A marijuana mistake in Woburn after a mother discovered a bag of pot in her mailbox. Woburn Police say they're treating it as a crime: illegal distribution, but this mother is just happy her kids didn't find the bag first.


City’s top planner is stepping down

Boston’s chief city planner is stepping down. Sara Myerson, director of planning at the Boston Planning & Development Agency, will leave her post in the next few weeks, city officials confirmed Thursday. She’s planning to take a job in the private sector in Boston.


Sunset Cafe was demolished after a 4-alarm fire broke out in Cambridge

On Monday morning, a four-alarm fire broke out at 6 Hunting St. and 851 Cambridge St. According to a release from the City of Cambridge, 22 residents were displaced by the fire, and two restaurants were impacted: Kimchi Kitchen, which is located next door at 847 Cambridge St., and Sunset Cafe, which


MA Weather: 1 to 2 Feet Of Snow Expected This Weekend

The first major snow of the season could dump between 1 to 2 feet of snow in Massachusetts. The National Weather Service said Thursday morning a winter storm watch is in effect for most of the state except for the Cape and southernmost area.


Tickets for 2019 Red Sox home games go on sale next week

BOSTON (WHDH) - Single-game tickets for most 2019 Red Sox home games will go on sale next week, the club announced Thursday. Starting next Friday at 10 a.m., fans can purchase up to 12 single-game tickets per transaction at redsox.com and or by phone at 877-RED-SOX9.


Snow In Woburn: What You Need To Know

WOBURN, MA -- Weather forecasters say Massachusetts could get as much as one to two feet of snow this weekend. Here's what you need to know to before the storm hits Woburn. We'll update this story with cancellations as we hear of them, but, in the meantime, keep the following in mind:


Malden Man Wins $1 Million

MALDEN, MA — Nothing like a cool million to make your day. That's what Malden resident Rivelino Soares recently found when he won the lottery's 'The Fastest Road To $1 Million Game.'


Woburn Woman Finds Marijuana In Mailbox

WOBURN, MA -- A Woburn woman got an unexpected special delivery this week: in addition to her mail, Laurel Collins found a sandwich bag containing 18 grams of marijuana in her mailbox. Police are trying to identify the man who put it there, whose image was captured on a home video surveillance syste


Senator Elizabeth Warren Wind Turbine Corruption Massachusetts

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren spends weeks talking about cleaning up corruption in Washington. Warren has introduced three sets of legislation:Accountable Capitalism Act, Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, and the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act represent Warren's core iss


Trash, recycling collection on one-day delay in Saugus

SAUGUS — Trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay from Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, Jan. 26. There will be no collection on Monday, Jan. 21 due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Services will then resume Tuesday.


America's pickup truck gets a plug

This article is drawn from the Transport Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz, running Tuesdays. Few things are as quintessentially American as the Ford F-150 pick up truck. It's the vehicle of choice not only for companies that need to haul stuff but also suburban families that just want to be able to h


Snow In Peabody: What You Need To Know

PEABODY, MA -- Weather forecasters say Massachusetts could get as much as one to two feet of snow this weekend. Here's what you need to know to before the storm hits Peabody. We'll update this story with cancellations as we hear of them, but, in the meantime, keep the following in mind: