Massachusetts gas explosions shine spotlight on century-old pipelines

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Sept 14 : Thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines in Massachusetts are leak-prone and need repair, utilities have told state regulators, highlighting aging energy infrastructure risks after explosions ripped through three towns outside of Boston this week. Federal investigators will examine pipeline maintenance in their probe into the Thursday night […]

Dozens of gas blasts rock Boston suburbs, injuring at least six

By Ted Siefer ANDOVER, Mass., Sept 14 : Dozens of explosions apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture rocked three communities near Boston on Thursday, injuring at least six people and prompting the evacuation of hundreds, local officials said. Live TV images showed firefighters battling blazes in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, around 25 […]

Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuations

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Sept 14 : Dozens of explosions and fires rocked a wide area across several communities north of Boston on Thursday, prompting evacuations of numerous neighborhoods where gas odors were present, Massachusetts state police reported. Boston television station WCVB-TV reported multiple injuries from more than 60 explosions across the area, and said […]

Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuations

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Sept 14 : Dozens of explosions and fires rocked city blocks across several communities north of Boston on Thursday, prompting evacuations of numerous neighborhoods where gas odors were present, Massachusetts state police reported. No injuries were immediately reported. The state police bulletins on Twitter said it was too soon to speculate […]

Multiple fires, explosions rock towns near Boston

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Sept 14 : A series of explosions and fires rocked dozens of city blocks across several communities north of Boston on Thursday, prompting evacuations of numerous neighborhoods where gas odors were present, Massachusetts state police reported. No injuries were immediately reported. The state police bulletins on Twitter said it was too […]

After upset win, Massachusetts Democrat comes out swinging at Trump

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Sept 5 : Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley on Tuesday scored a massive victory over a 10-term incumbent to win the Democratic nomination to represent the liberal city in the U.S. Congress and immediately came out swinging at President Donald Trump. Pressley’s win was the latest in a streak of victories […]