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

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

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

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

Marvin McClendon held without bail in 1988 murder of 11-year-old Melissa Tremblay in Lawrence – CBS Boston

LAWRENCE (CBS) – Marvin McClendon, the 74-year-old man charged with the 1988 murder of 11-year-old Melissa Tremblay in Lawrence, was ordered held without bail Friday. McClendon was arrested in Alabama last month and was brought back to Massachusetts this week for his arraignment in Lawrence District Court. He pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder … Read more

Massachusetts gas prices reach new record high for fifth straight day – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Gas prices in Massachusetts reached a new record high for the fifth day in a row Friday, according to AAA. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the state is now $ 4.47. That’s up two cents from Thursday and 17 cents in the last week. A year ago at … Read more

14-year-old Everett boy hospitalized after drive-by shooting in Canada – CBS Boston

EVERETT (CBS) – Life for 14-year-old Sandrick Jorcelin is filled with basketball, friends, and fun. The people who love him are desperately praying that’s how his life will stay. “Within seconds their life has changed,” family friend Carducci Chery told WBZ-TV. “All of a sudden it was just bullets aiming towards them, as if they … Read more