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NECC Closed, Haverhill MBTA Line Diverted Amid Explosions, Fires

NECC Closed, Haverhill MBTA Line Diverted Amid Explosions, Fires

Friday’s commute and day-to-day activities are impacted in the wake of the local gas explosions. (File photograph) As thousands of Merrimack Valley residents remain without power in the wake of the area’s gas explosions, travel and day-to-day activities have been severely impacted in surrounding communities. While some Andover residents were able to return to their

Updated: Gas-Related Fires, Explosions Claim Life of 18-Year-Old Lawrence Man

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at a Lawrence press conference in the wake of Thursday’s explosions and fires across the Merrimack Valley. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News) The gas-related fires and explosions that rocked three Merrimack Valley communities Thursday night have claimed the life of an 18-year-old Lawrence man. Leonel Rondon, of 16 Chestnut St.,

Fiorentini Shuts Off Columbia Gas to 20 Haverhill Homes After Local Fires, Explosions

Firefighters from Haverhill and Methuen are offering mutual aid to Andover to help extinguish fires and explosions Thursday. (File photograph) Crews from the Haverhill and Methuen Fire Departments, along with teams from Plaistow and Atkinson, N.H., have been dispatched to assist with the far-reaching Merrimack Valley fires and explosions that sprouted up in areas of

Haverhill Democrats’ Free Post-Primary Unity Event Is Sunday

Lori Trahan, who faces a potential 3rd District recount, was flanked by several of her female challengers–including Sen. Barbara L’Italien and Rep. Juana Matias–at a “Women for Lori” rally in Lowell. (Courtesy photograph) As a potential recount of 3rd District Democratic congressional ballots cast in the Sept. 4 primary looms, Haverhill’s Democratic City Committee plans

Local Leaders Tout ‘On Time, Under Budget’ Completion of Methuen’s Rotary Project

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Methuen Mayor James P. Jajuga marked the completion of the city’s rotary project at a ribbon-cutting event on Sept. 10. (Courtesy photograph) Congresswoman Niki Tsongas was among several local leaders who celebrated the “on time, under budget” completion of Methuen’s I-93 rotary reconstruction project at a ribbon-cutting

Republican Green on Primary Fallout: ‘I am the Only Candidate Who Cannot Be Bought’

Candidate for the 3rd congressional district Rick Green. (Courtesy photograph) Republican Rick Green takes on either Lori Trahan or Dan Koh in November’s state congressional election, and the Pepperell-based businessman isn’t mincing words when it comes to the fallout from last week’s Democratic primary. Issuing a statement after Secretary William F. Galvin exerted executive control

Methuen Police Arrest Man for Breaking Into School, Allegedly Assaulting Officers

Ernst Dorante Jr. is accused of breaking and entering into Methuen’s regional CREST Merrimack Academy and allegedly assaulting three police officers. (File photograph) A 27-year-old Methuen man was arrested and charged with breaking and entering after police found him trespassing on the grounds of the regional CREST Merrimack Academy on 476 Broadway around 10:30 p.m.

Amid 3rd District Recount, State Takes Control of Lowell, Lawrence Election Offices

Secretary William F. Galvin is exercising state control over election offices in Lawrence and Lowell, his office said Monday. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News) Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin is taking direct control over election offices in Lawrence and Lowell, citing staffing concerns and “administrative errors” in the wake of last