Boston News

Tropical Storm Henri Could Strike Long Island, New England Next Week

Tropical Storm Henri is set to grow into a hurricane before slamming the U.S. Northeast anywhere from Long Island to Massachusetts, bringing heavy rain, a flooding storm surge and thrashing winds to the region starting Sunday. Hurricane watches have been …

Study: Boston’s Subway System Faces Severe Flood Threat

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston area’s subway system faces a severe threat from rising seas over the next 50 years that could cause flooding and cut critical links around the city, according to a new study. The report, written by …

Thinking About Usage Based Insurance? Get Real Life Experience Advice in Boston and Los Angeles

Seminar for insurance carrier professionals will offer frank insights and experiences on developing a successful UBI program Scottsdale, AZ, October 6, 2014: We’ve all seen the statistics. Telematics and UBI are exploding at an exponential rate. From 1.85 million insured …

Massachusetts Group Seeks to Extend Time Sex Abuse Victims Can Sue

Child welfare advocates are calling on the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to back legislation that would extend the time victims of childhood sexual abuse could file lawsuits. The open letter to Cardinal Sean O’Malley came days …

Boston Area Gets $17.5M in Federal Safety Grants

The Boston area is getting more than $17.5 million in public safety grants from the Department of Homeland Security. The funding was announced Friday by U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, a Democrat who serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security. …

Boston-to-New York Bus Company Ran Unsafe Vehicles

Federal transportation regulators ordered a discount bus service between Boston and New York to shut down Thursday, saying its vehicles and drivers were a threat to public safety and that it once dispatched a bus with a large hole in …

Boston Implements New Bike Safety Measures After Fatalities

Boston, Mass., will implement new safety measures to help protect bicyclists near Boston University after recent collisions. BU officials say there will be new caution signs, enhanced bike lane markings and reflectors in pavement along a stretch of Commonwealth Avenue. …

Boston Tunnel Checked After Wall Panel Falls

The Callahan Tunnel in Boston, Mass., has reopened after all 2,800 metal wall panels were checked because one of them fell onto the roadway. The tunnel reopened at about 5 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt and no cars were …

Jury Acquits Boston Bodybuilding Firefighter of Fraud Charges

A Boston firefighter who claimed disability benefits due to a back injury but still competed as bodybuilder has been found not guilty of fraud by a federal jury. Albert Arroyo was acquitted on two counts of mail fraud by a …