Politicians call for action on offshore wind project
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts congressional leaders are asking federal officials to move quickly on permits for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project.
‘Codfather’ settlement means magnate will never fish again
A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose...
Vineyard Wind CEO says company remains committed to project
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Vineyard Wind is committed to building the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm off the Massachusetts coast despite a decision by federal regulators to delay...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Federal regulators are holding off on issuing a key environmental impact statement for Vineyard Wind, a proposed major wind farm planned off the Massachusetts coast — a...
Stabbing of homeless man investigated as homicide
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in New Bedford have opened a homicide investigation into the stabbing death of a homeless man.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the...
Woman who stole from boosters club gets probation
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman authorities say stole more than $34,000 from the high school athletic boosters club whose finances she oversaw has been sentenced to a year of...
Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing $20,000
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service employee from Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $20,000 in payments from post office customers.
BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who spent his childhood in what he calls unstable, cruel and at times violent foster homes announced a primary challenge Tuesday to Democratic Massachusetts U.S....
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The company planning a major wind farm off the Massachusetts coast is warning the project could be in jeopardy if a federal environmental review stretches on much...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials say the potentially fatal eastern equine encephalitis virus has been detected in the state for the first time this year.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Cobblestone streets lead to the New Bedford Whaling Museum where Abigail Field is seated in the library, isolated from the heat and humidity, the blazing sun reduced to a...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — One spot.
For 10 years, Jonathan Freitas had been competing at Junior Olympic Regionals. Back when he was 9 years old, he had flown from Hawaii to San Francisco for...
New Bedford man gains perspective through boxing
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — It was late one November night as Wilson Mascarenhas lay in bed, chasing sleep as his mind raced uncontrollably.
8 UMass students awarded $5,000 scholarships
BOSTON (AP) — Eight University of Massachusetts students have received $5,000 scholarships from the James J. Karam Scholarship Fund.
The scholarships awarded this week are designed to...
Names of Boston homicide victims made public
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have released the names of two men killed in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood earlier this week.
The victims of Monday night's shooting were identified as...
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in Brockton.
Massachusetts State Police detectives and Brockton police said in a statement...
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A charity founded in honor of a slain Massachusetts police officer has awarded its first grants.
The Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation recently...
Zoo’s first red panda makes public debut
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A 2-year-old red panda is the newest attraction at a Massachusetts zoo.
"Jacob" was introduced to visitors on Friday at Buttonwood Park Zoo in New...
BOSTON (AP) — While a new survey found that Massachusetts commuters are fed up with traffic congestion and transit delays, a long-promised public transit project has been quietly chugging...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five nursing homes in southeastern Massachusetts plan to close their doors amid financial problems, leaving about 300 residents and their families in search of...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged for allegedly ordering his pit bull dog to attack a 13-year-old girl.
South Coast Today reports that 28-year-old Jerry Chery,...
Suspect in fatal crash waives extradition
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say caused a fatal crash and then disappeared until he was tracked to Rhode Island several days later has waived...
Man wanted in fatal crash caught in Rhode Island
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say caused a fatal crash and then fled the scene has been apprehended in Rhode Island.
Woman dies after vehicle hits tree, bursts into flames
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — State police have identified the woman killed in a fiery crash in Middleborough that closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 495 for several hours.
School lunch staff support students beyond the cafeteria
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — In the cafeteria at Normandin Middle School on Thursday morning, Maria Santos pulled some money out of her pocket.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The federal government is limiting the harvest of an important bait fish for the rest of the year from Massachusetts to North Carolina.
Feds propose rules for scallop fishery with season coming
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — This year's Atlantic sea scallop fishing year begins in several weeks, and federal regulators are proposing new management measures for the valuable fishery.
Audit finds sheriff’s office mismanaged ICE reimbursements
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A state audit has found that a Massachusetts sheriff's office failed to properly transfer more than $348,000 in reimbursements from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the state treasurer.
Meetings set for changes East Coast’s scallop fishery
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Federal fishing managers are holding a series of meetings along the East Coast to gather feedback about potential changes to the rules governing the U.S.'s lucrative Atlantic ocean scallop fishery.
Housemates’ argument over music leads to fatal stabbing
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a dispute over the volume of music led to a fatal stabbing inside a Massachusetts home.
The Standard-Times reports that William Macomber was held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder at his arraignment on Monday.
Police charge man with murder after fatal stabbing
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — One man is dead and another faces a murder charge after a weekend stabbing in New Bedford.
Authorities say they received a 911 call about a stabbing during an altercation inside a home just after midnight Sunday.
First responders found 27-year-old Steven Doyle suffering from a stab wound to the chest.
Seafood workers reach settlement on harassment complaint
BOSTON (AP) — Four women who say they were subjected to inappropriate touching and comments from a male supervisor while working at a Massachusetts seafood packing plant have agreed to a $675,000 settlement.
Man working on roof of food bank falls to his death
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — 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.
Police say 50-year-old Scott Simons, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was cutting a hole in the roof of the Providence building at about 10:30 a.m. Monday when he fell.
He fell about 40 feet to a concrete floor. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
2 arrested in connection with fatal Taunton stabbing
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in connection with what police say is the city of Taunton's first homicide since 2016.
The Bristol district attorney on Tuesday announced that 19-year-old Jerome Middleton, of Fall River, and 24-year-old Khaylon Cruz, of New Bedford, are both charged with murder in the weekend stabbing death of Justin Paulo.
The 31-year-old Taunton man was stabbed Saturday night and pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday morning.
Government shutdown impacting planning for wind power farm
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — The ongoing federal government shutdown is affecting the planning for a proposed wind farm project off New England's coast.
Two federal meetings have been postponed indefinitely, one in New Bedford, Massachusetts on Tuesday and another in Narragansett, Rhode Island on Wednesday.
New England whaling museum hosts ‘Moby-Dick’ read-a-thon
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts whaling museum is hosting its 23rd annual read-a-thon of one of America's most celebrated novels — "Moby-Dick."
The reading will begin at noon Saturday and continue around the clock until 1 p.m. Sunday. More than 200 readers will participate in the event at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Man arrested in hotel parking lot shooting
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of another man who was found inside a car in a Massachusetts hotel parking lot.
The Bristol County District Attorney's office says police arrested 48-year-old Robert Rose Jr., of New Bedford, Thursday. He is facing charges of murder and misleading police.
1 killed, 3 injured in head-on crash on Thanksgiving
OAKHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a head-on crash on Thanksgiving that killed a woman and injured three others.
State police say a 21-year-old Franklin man driving a Toyota Corolla lost control in Oakham at 5:20 p.m. Thursday and struck a Honda CRV coming from the opposite direction.
The Franklin man's passenger, identified Friday as 21-year-old Annabelle Rosemond, of New Bedford, died.
Police identify suspect in Veteran’s Day killing
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Massachusetts on Veteran's Day.
The Bristol district attorney's office says police are looking for 30-year-old Alexis Silva in connection with the Nov. 11 shooting in New Bedford that took the life of Reynaldo Pena.
Police responded to a report of shots fired around 2 a.m. and found Pena lying in the street.
Spiritual first responders tackle MA drug crisis
Man, 23, found fatally shot on street
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A fatal shooting is under investigation in New Bedford.
The Bristol District Attorney's office says police responding to a 911 call early Sunday morning found 23-year-old Reynaldo Pena lying on Shawmut Street with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital and later transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m.
No arrests were immediately reported and authorities released no other details about the case.
Declining species’ future tops agenda at whale of a meeting
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — 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.
It's the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium's annual meeting, and it's wrapping up on Thursday at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford. The right whales number only about 440 and have suffered from high mortality and poor reproduction in recent years.
Candidates crisscross Massachusetts in final push for votes
BOSTON (AP) — Candidates for a slew of statewide offices are going to be crisscrossing Massachusetts in a final push for votes.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl will be joining supporters at rallies planned Saturday in Fitchburg and Worcester.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be making stops in Brockton and New Bedford on Saturday. On Sunday, Warren has scheduled events in Springfield and Worcester.
Police: Man stole large beach stones to build a koi pond
WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say they've arrested a man charged with stealing large decorative wall stones from a beach.
Body of woman found after House Fire in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The body of a woman has been found after an early morning house fire in New Bedford.
Firefighters responded to the scene just before 3 a.m. on Saturday and found flames coming from the back of the house and spreading to the roof.
WPRI-TV reports the woman's body was found inside the home on the floor.
Jury rejects paraplegic inmate’s claims of mistreatment
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A federal jury has rejected allegations of mistreatment in prison by a Massachusetts man convicted of murder who became a paraplegic in a car crash while fleeing from police.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that the jury ruled Tuesday that the state prisons department did not violate the constitutional rights of Timothy Reaves.
Soccer player returns to field after brain injury
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — As Joe and Berta Eugenio wheeled their son onto the Keith Francis Track in the brisk twilight hours of Saturday evening, a swell rose from the stands above McCoy Field.
The crowd came to its feet, clapping, screaming "We love you Andrew." Over on the sidelines, New Bedford High and GNB Voc-Tech players and coaches openly wept, overcome in the moment.
NOAA seeks to fine ‘Codfather’ $3 million, revoke permits
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "the Codfather" is already in prison after pleading guilty to criminal charges, but his troubles aren't over.
Federal fishing regulators have issued superseding charging documents in their civil administrative case involving Carlos Rafael, seeking to revoke dozens of his fishing permits and increase civil penalties to more than $3.3 million.