NTSB says clam tank flooding likely caused fatal sinking

Federal investigators have determined that the likely cause of the sinking of fishing boat off the coast of Nantucket in 2017 that claimed the lives of two crew
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Man working on roof of food bank falls to his death

Police say a man helping install an air conditioner on the Rhode Island Food Bank building has died after a 40-foot fall through the roof
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Cities like Springfield struggle to combat urban blight

In the wealthy Boston suburbs, housing prices are skyrocketing and affordable housing is hard to find for working families _ but travel west to Springfield, and
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2 arrested in connection with fatal Taunton stabbing

Authorities have arrested two people in connection with what police say is the city of Taunton's first homicide since 2016
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Government shutdown impacting planning for wind power farm

The ongoing federal government shutdown is impacting the planning for a proposed offshore wind farm project
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New England whaling museum hosts 'Moby-Dick' read-a-thon

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is hosting its 23rd annual read-a-thon of one of America's most celebrated novels _ "Moby-Dick"
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New England whaling museum hosts 'Moby Dick' read-a-thon

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is hosting its 23rd annual read-a-thon of one of America's most celebrated novels _ "Moby-Dick"
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New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts Moby Dick read-a-thon

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is hosting its 23rd annual read-a-thon of one of America's most celebrated novels _ Moby-Dick
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Man arrested in hotel parking lot shooting

Police arrest man in connection with the fatal shooting of another man who was found inside a car in a Massachusetts hotel parking lot
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Police investigating homicide in Dartmouth hotel parking lot

Police are investigating a homicide after a man was discovered bleeding heavily inside a car in a Dartmouth hotel parking lot
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States sue Trump Administration over ocean sound blasts

A group of East Coast states is attempting to prevent oil and natural gas drilling off its coast by suing to knock out the first step in the exploration process
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Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years
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Man who stole car, then robbed bank, gets 4 years in prison

A man who stole a car in Massachusetts then used it as the getaway vehicle after robbing a bank in Rhode Island has been sentenced to four years in prison
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1 killed, 3 injured in head-on crash on Thanksgiving

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a head-on crash on Thanksgiving that killed a woman and injured three others
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Police identify suspect in Veteran's Day killing

Police have identified a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Massachusetts on Veteran's Day
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Massachusetts still very blue, but moderates hold clout

Massachusetts in 2018 lived up to its national reputation as a solidly blue state, once again electing an all-Democratic congressional delegation with more wome
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Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets
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Spiritual first responders hit the streets amid drug crisis

Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis
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Spiritual first responders hit the streets amid drug crisis

Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis
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Man, 23, found fatally shot on street

An investigation is under way after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in New Bedford
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Declining species' future tops agenda at whale of a meeting

A group of scientists, conservationists and others is meeting in Massachusetts to brainstorm strategies to save one of the rarest marine mammals on the planet
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US Rep. Neal: Democrats plan to ask for Trump tax returns

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, in line to be the next House Ways and Means Committee chairman, is planning to ask for President Donald Trump's tax returns.
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US Rep. Neal: Democrats plan to ask for Trump tax returns

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, in line to be the next House Ways and Means Committee chairman, is planning to ask for President Donald Trump's tax returns.
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Baker's big win a GOP anomaly in heavily-Democratic state

Fresh off a convincing re-election win, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is pledging to serve all four years of his second term but won't say yet whether he hopes
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