UMass Memorial workers once again under pressure from latest COVID wave – CBS Boston

WORCESTER (CBS) – Outside the UMass Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department every ambulance bay is full. Inside, three patients wait on stretchers by the door to be assessed while others line the walls waiting for a room. Staff at the Worcester hospital say the influx of patient has become the new norm and the situation … Read more

Killer whale spotted by fisherman off Nantucket – CBS Boston

NANTUCKET (CBS) – A fishing crew spotted a majestic sight in the waters off Massachusetts this week – an orca whale. “There’s literally. . . a killer whale beside the boat, ”commercial fisherman Jerry Leeman says in a video he shared to Facebook. “You do not see this every day folks, at least not in … Read more

Volunteers help ease nationwide baby formula shortage – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Scroll through Facebook and you’ll find the frenzy. Parents panicked over getting their hands on impossible-to-find formulas as the nationwide shortage drags on. “Some of these babies have some really complex little tummies and they need really specialized formula,” said Leanne Cochrane. READ MORE: Video: Likely tornado spotted in Charlestown, New Hampshire … Read more

Worcester fire death toll grows to 4; Building owner suspects arson – CBS Boston

WORCESTER (CBS) – The bodies of two more victims were found during the search of a 6-family Worcester apartment building that caught fire on Saturday, bringing the death total to at least four people. Heavy fire broke out around 3:30 am at the triple-decker on Gage Street. Firefighters initially said Saturday that two people died … Read more

How long will inflation last? – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Economic and market expert Peter Cohan from Babson College sat down with WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller to discuss the current economy. Inflation has been making headlines for weeks. How long will it last? “We are in this for a matter of years,” Cohan believes. The lecturer and author also explained whether the country … Read more

Massachusetts gas prices now at record high $ 4.60 a gallon – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Gas prices in Massachusetts started the week at a record high $ 4.60 a gallon, AAA said Monday. That’s up two cents since Sunday and 21 cents in the last week. A year ago, it was $ 2.91 a gallon, $ 1.69 less. The national average is $ 4.48 a gallon, which … Read more

Brookline schools closed Monday, Educators Union plans to strike – CBS Boston

BROOKLINE (CBS) – All schools in Brookline will be closed Monday after negotiations between the School Committee and the Brookline Educators Union failed to reach a resolution early Sunday. The Brookline Educators Union voted to strike starting Monday. “There will simply not be the staffing capacity to operate all schools safely, nor can PSB provide … Read more

White Mountain National Forest brush fire fully contained; separate fire spreads in Crawford Notch – CBS Boston

SHELBURNE, NH (CBS) – A massive brush fire in White Mountain National Forest that started Monday is now fully contained, though crews were then forced to battle an even bigger fire in a different location. The US Forest Service said on Saturday that the Centennial Fire is now 100% under control, though the Appalachian Trail … Read more

Man in Hanson approached children, asked them to get in his van, police warn – CBS Boston

HANSON (CBS) – Hanson Police have issued a warning about a suspicious man who approached children Saturday morning and asked them to get inside his van. The incident happened around 9:50 am on Whitman Street. Police said a 911 caller reported his son and a friend, who are under 12, were approached by a man … Read more

‘Several arrests’ made on Hampton Beach for disorderly conduct, alcohol offenses – CBS Boston

HAMPTON, NH (CBS) – Hampton, New Hampshire Police say they needed to make “several arrests” on the beach Friday. Multiple large groups formed on the beach and fights were breaking out, police said. When officers told people to disperse, the behavior continued and started to disrupt traffic on Ocean Boulevard. READ MORE: Hundreds gather for … Read more