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Boston Globe
Boston steam plant site to be redevelopedA prime piece of state-owned land, at the southern entrance to downtown Boston,
Boston steam plant site to be redeveloped
Boston Globe / Posted 23 hours ago
A prime piece of state-owned land, at the southern entrance to downtown Boston, is going on the market. Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Tuesday they are seeking developers for a 5.5-acre site along Kneeland Street near South... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Snowstorm's bark is worse than its biteThe total snowfall was small compared with Friday’s storm, but blowing wind and
Snowstorm's bark is worse than its bite
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted yesterday
The total snowfall was small compared with Friday’s storm, but blowing wind and cold temperatures made it uncomfortable outside for many Central Massachusetts residents Monday. “It’s bad, but it’s not anything abnormal,” said Melanie Vargas, a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Gov. Baker urging people to stay off the roadsBOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape and the Islands are
Gov. Baker urging people to stay off the roads
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape and the Islands are expecting up to one foot or more of snow. The Governor is taking no chances when it comes to public safety. It’s finally beginning to feel, and look like a New England... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Eastern New England braces for blizzard warning(CNN) -- A powerful winter storm swirling in the Atlantic Ocean brought snow, h
Eastern New England braces for blizzard warning
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
(CNN) -- A powerful winter storm swirling in the Atlantic Ocean brought snow, high winds and the threat of flooding to parts of coastal New England on Monday. The storm was expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow on parts of Cape Cod, where a... Read more
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Boston Herald
Six-year-old Canton girl dies after being pinned under snow-laden fallen branchA 6-year-old Canton girl enjoying the first big storm of the season was killed
Six-year-old Canton girl dies after being pinned under snow-laden fallen branch
Boston Herald / Posted 4 days ago
A 6-year-old Canton girl enjoying the first big storm of the season was killed in a tragic accident when a tree branch weighed down by the heavy, wet snow fell and pinned her in the backyard of her family’s home. Kaleigh Kenyon was rushed to the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Baker: Commute home will be ‘especially messy’ due to the Friday snowstormWith the heavy, wet snowfall expected to taper off during the afternoon, Govern
Baker: Commute home will be ‘especially messy’ due to the Friday snowstorm
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
With the heavy, wet snowfall expected to taper off during the afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker warned commuters to expect an “especially messy’ trip home Friday. “We expect the big issue with the evening commute is just going to be how long it’s... Read more
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Boston Globe
Traffic updates: HOV lane closed on I-93 due to snowstormThe wet and snowy conditions from Friday morning’s snowstorm caused a number of
Traffic updates: HOV lane closed on I-93 due to snowstorm
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
The wet and snowy conditions from Friday morning’s snowstorm caused a number of spinouts, crashes, and traffic disruptions around the state. The HOV lane on I-93 northbound into Boston is closed on Friday morning due to the snowstorm, Massachusetts... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Snow Makes For Messy CommuteBOSTON With up to 8 inches of snow on the way, transportation officials are war
Snow Makes For Messy Commute
WBUR Boston / Posted 5 days ago
BOSTON With up to 8 inches of snow on the way, transportation officials are warning of messy morning and evening commutes. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for central and eastern parts of the state that remains in effect... Read more
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Boston Globe
Traffic updates: HOV lane closed on I-93 due to snowstormThe wet and snowy conditions from Friday morning’s snowstorm have caused a few
Traffic updates: HOV lane closed on I-93 due to snowstorm
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
The wet and snowy conditions from Friday morning’s snowstorm have caused a few traffic disruptions around the state. The HOV lane on I-93 northbound into Boston is closed on Friday morning due to the snowstorm, Massachusetts Department of... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
I-91 bridge deck demolition to begin next weekSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Demolition work on the elevated portion of Intersta
I-91 bridge deck demolition to begin next week
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Demolition work on the elevated portion of Interstate 91 will begin next Wednesday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that contractors will begin taking down the inner northbound lane of I-91, which... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
MassDOT, city leaders discuss future of I-91 in SpringfieldSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The rehabilitation project to the elevated I-91 via
MassDOT, city leaders discuss future of I-91 in Springfield
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The rehabilitation project to the elevated I-91 viaduct causing several closures through Springfield may only be a temporary solution. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said they are now discussing what can... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Why did MassDOT issue incorrect street closures?SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has
Why did MassDOT issue incorrect street closures?
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has issued road-closure memos using incorrect street names. 22News spoke with Acting Highway Director Richard Masse during a meeting at the I-91 viaduct planning group... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Long term solutions: What could become of I-91 in Springfield?MassDOT photos showing possibilities for I-91 through downtown, including from
Long term solutions: What could become of I-91 in Springfield?
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
MassDOT photos showing possibilities for I-91 through downtown, including from upper left to lower right: an at-grade highway, a dug-out highway, a tunnel, and a higher viaduct. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Major work is underway on the project to... Read more
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The Wanderer
Boating Fees and Beach Access Top MeetingAn increase in boating fees proposed by the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen was
Boating Fees and Beach Access Top Meeting
The Wanderer / Posted 13 days ago
An increase in boating fees proposed by the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen was met by internal and external concerns from the town clerk and the owners of the Mattapoisett Boat Yard on January 26. Town Clerk Catherine Heuberger raised concerns that... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
MassDOT workers are headed to Washington, D.C.The White House peeks over plowed snow on the White House grounds in Washington
MassDOT workers are headed to Washington, D.C.
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 days ago
The White House peeks over plowed snow on the White House grounds in Washington, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Route 20 interim safety fixes in Oxford are completed OXFORD - The state has completed safety improvements along a dangerous sectio
Route 20 interim safety fixes in Oxford are completed
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
OXFORD - The state has completed safety improvements along a dangerous section of Route 20, where hundreds of accidents, some of them fatal, have occurred over decades.The Massachusetts... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Street and lane closures needed to start next phase of I-91 projectSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Interstate 91 reconstruction project continues,
Street and lane closures needed to start next phase of I-91 project
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Interstate 91 reconstruction project continues, and it could cause more problems for drivers this week off the highway. Crews are implementing several lane closures on downtown streets, in an area where many drivers... Read more
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NBC Washington
Tips for Driving Safely in the SnowWith a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing
Tips for Driving Safely in the Snow
NBC Washington / Posted 18 days ago
With a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing to do once the snow begins to fall is to stay home. Winter storms contribute to more than 2,000 road deaths every winter and nearly half a million crashes, according to... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Tips for Driving Safely in the SnowWith a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing
Tips for Driving Safely in the Snow
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
With a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing to do once the snow begins to fall is to stay home. Winter storms contribute to more than 2,000 road deaths every winter and nearly half a million crashes, according to... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Tips for Driving Safely in the SnowWith a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing
Tips for Driving Safely in the Snow
NBC Bay Area / Posted 18 days ago
With a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing to do once the snow begins to fall is to stay home. Winter storms contribute to more than 2,000 road deaths every winter and nearly half a million crashes, according to... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Tips for Driving Safely in the SnowWith a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing
Tips for Driving Safely in the Snow
NBC San Diego / Posted 18 days ago
With a potentially historic blizzard threatening the East Coast, the best thing to do once the snow begins to fall is to stay home. Winter storms contribute to more than 2,000 road deaths every winter and nearly half a million crashes, according to... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
I-91 Reconstruction: Lane closures on secondary roads begin ThursdaySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The three year I-91 reconstruction project is ongoi
I-91 Reconstruction: Lane closures on secondary roads begin Thursday
WWLP Springfield / Posted 20 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The three year I-91 reconstruction project is ongoing in Springfield and is now causing closures to secondary roads in the area. There will be one lane closed on Main Street on the section of the road running underneath... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Flying? You've got until Oct. to upgrade IDAs the Transportation Security Administration moves closer to rejecting driver'
Flying? You've got until Oct. to upgrade ID
Lowell Sun / Posted 21 days ago
As the Transportation Security Administration moves closer to rejecting driver's licenses as a valid form of identification for air travel, Massachusetts residents' current IDs will still be accepted through October of this year. But after Oct. 10,... Read more
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The Herald News
Environmental meeting set for Tuesday on proposed FedEx project near Swansea line SEEKONK — An environmental meeting regarding the proposed $40 million FedEx d
Environmental meeting set for Tuesday on proposed FedEx project near Swansea line
The Herald News / Posted 23 days ago
SEEKONK — An environmental meeting regarding the proposed $40 million FedEx distribution project will be held Tuesday at the golf driving range at the site, state... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Additional lane closure on I-91 North begins SundaySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Starting Sunday night, drivers with be forced to de
Additional lane closure on I-91 North begins Sunday
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Starting Sunday night, drivers with be forced to deal with another temporary lane closure on I-91 in Springfield. This will only impact the northbound side of the highway, but it could still cause some delays for... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Temporary lane closure on I-91 NorthSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An additional lane will be closed on I-91 this week
Temporary lane closure on I-91 North
WWLP Springfield / Posted 25 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An additional lane will be closed on I-91 this week, and it will cause even more traffic for drivers. The elevated portion of I-91 in Springfield is already reduced to two lanes, and crews are expected to shut down an... Read more
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Boston Globe
MBTA consultants let Green Line extension budget issues brew long before crisisIn early 2014, the budget for the Green Line extension to Medford—a project cur
MBTA consultants let Green Line extension budget issues brew long before crisis
Boston Globe / Posted 25 days ago
In early 2014, the budget for the Green Line extension to Medford—a project currently under review, after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority revealed it was as much as $1 billion over budget last year—depended on which MBTA consultant you... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Brimfield divided over plan to narrow Route 20BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – People in the eastern Hampden County town of Brimfiel
Brimfield divided over plan to narrow Route 20
WWLP Springfield / Posted 27 days ago
BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – People in the eastern Hampden County town of Brimfield are divided over a stretch of undivided highway, which the state is looking to narrow. Currently, there are about four miles of Route 20 just east of the town center,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
All electronic toll system being introduced on the Mass Pike fall 2016BOSTON Mass. (WWLP) – Toll booths and collectors will soon be a thing of the pa
All electronic toll system being introduced on the Mass Pike fall 2016
WWLP Springfield / Posted 28 days ago
BOSTON Mass. (WWLP) – Toll booths and collectors will soon be a thing of the past on the Mass Pike. Massachusetts drivers will no longer have to scramble to find cash or switch lanes to pay a toll. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Drivers becoming used to construction hassles on I-91SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It has been almost four weeks since Phase 2 of cons
Drivers becoming used to construction hassles on I-91
WWLP Springfield / Posted 28 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It has been almost four weeks since Phase 2 of construction of the elevated portion of Interstate 91 in Springfield began. Phase 2 has included more lane and ramp closures so MassDOT can begin working on replacing the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Intersection effort revs up in LittletonLegislators joining officials from Ayer, as well, in pushing for state repairs
Intersection effort revs up in Littleton
Lowell Sun / Posted 29 days ago
Legislators joining officials from Ayer, as well, in pushing for state repairs to Ayer Road LITTLETON -- A group of lawmakers from Littleton and Ayer are drafting a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to add traffic signals to a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Lower Road in Deerfield shut down MondayThe demolition of the old I-91 bridge over Lower Road. Image Courtesy: Deerfiel
Lower Road in Deerfield shut down Monday
WWLP Springfield / Posted 29 days ago
The demolition of the old I-91 bridge over Lower Road. Image Courtesy: Deerfield Police Department DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Lower Road in Deerfield was shut down Monday because of demolition work that was being done. “We’re dismantling one of the... Read more
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Boston Globe
The Green Line extension’s fate could be decided this springIf you’re keeping tabs on the uncertain future of the MBTA’s Green Line extensi
The Green Line extension’s fate could be decided this spring
Boston Globe / Posted 29 days ago
If you’re keeping tabs on the uncertain future of the MBTA’s Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford, you’ll want to circle a couple spring dates on your calendar. On April 7, the T plans to present a new proposed project design, budget... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Deerfield roadway closed due to I-91 bridge demolitionThe demolition of the old I-91 bridge over Lower Road. Image Courtesy: Deerfiel
Deerfield roadway closed due to I-91 bridge demolition
WWLP Springfield / Posted 30 days ago
The demolition of the old I-91 bridge over Lower Road. Image Courtesy: Deerfield Police Department DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For the next few days, Lower Road in Deerfield will be shut down during the daytime hours, while crews dismantle the old... Read more
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Boston Globe
The MBTA wants public feedback on its proposed fare hikesHave something to say about the MBTA’s proposed fare hikes? Now’s the time to l
The MBTA wants public feedback on its proposed fare hikes
Boston Globe / Posted 1 months ago
Have something to say about the MBTA’s proposed fare hikes? Now’s the time to let the agency know. The T will hold 10 public meetings starting later this month, before the agency’s control board votes on potential increases. Any increase would go... Read more

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