New England Prepares for ‘Wicked’ Deep Freeze as Ice Storm Coats South

New England Prepares for 'Wicked' Deep Freeze as Ice Storm Coats South

By Brad Brooks and Brendan O’Brien LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) – The U.S. Northeast braced on Thursday for a historic deep freeze, with wind chills expected to plunge to the equivalent of -50 degrees Fahrenheit (-46 Celsius) in some spots, while freezing rain in the South left thousands without power and turned roadways into ice rinks. … Read more

Massachusetts Bill Would Boost Spending on Emergency Housing

'Father of Peeps' Bob Born Dies at 98

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled a $282 million supplemental spending plan Monday that includes $85 million to help pay for the state’s emergency assistance program and other services for eligible families in need of shelter. The state’s shelter system is at capacity and facing significantly elevated levels of demand by families facing … Read more

Passengers Walk Through Tunnel After Boston Subway Problem

3 People Killed by Gunman at Convenience Store Identified

BOSTON (AP) — More than 100 passengers had to be escorted on foot through a Boston subway tunnel on Thursday night when three trains became stuck because of a signal problem, officials said. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority suspended Green Line service between Kenmore and Government Center stations because of a problem at the signal … Read more

Coolidge Named Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Coolidge Named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jennifer Coolidge, who saw a career resurgence following her Emmy-winning turn as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in the acclaimed HBO series “The White Lotus,” was named the 2023 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Tuesday. The Pudding is the oldest theatrical organization in the nation and one of … Read more

New England States Getting Hit by Latest Winter Storm

New England States Getting Hit by Latest Winter Storm

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some of the New England states were getting hit with a winter storm Monday that was snarling roads, knocking down electric wires and keeping some children home from school. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is due to expire Monday evening — which covers sections of southern … Read more

Gun Dealer Faces Charges Over Alleged Straw Sales

Attempted Murder Charge Filed After Man Shot Near Courthouse

BOSTON (AP) — A licensed gun dealer in Massachusetts has been charged by federal authorities with conspiring to sell three handguns to a straw buyer that were later linked to one of three people injured in a shooting in Boston. Cory Daigle, 28, the owner of Steelworks Defense Solutions that operates out of a Littleton … Read more

Wealth Looms Big as Ever in Post-Scandal College Admissions

Wealth Looms Big as Ever in Post-Scandal College Admissions

Celebrities wept in court. Coaches lost their jobs. Elite universities saw their reputations stained. And nearly four years later, the mastermind of the Varsity Blues scheme was sentenced this month to more than three years in prison. But there’s little belief the college bribery scandal has stirred significant change in the admissions landscape. Some schools … Read more