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Police: Maine Man Dies After Trying To Launch Firework Off Head

Maine State Police say a man celebrating the Fourth of July died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head.


Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Holburn Street (WBZ)

1 Killed In Roxbury Double Shooting

One man was killed in a late-night double shooting in Roxbury on the Fourth of July.


Artistic rendering of archery arena at MIT. (Image from Boston 2024)

All Things Travel: Boston Doesn’t Need The Olympics

Travel contributor Bob Weiss says Boston doesn’t need the Olympics to show the world what it has to offer.



Boston’s 4th Of July Celebration Draws Massive Crowds On Esplanade

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the area of the Boston Esplanade Saturday during the city’s iconic Independence Day celebration.


Ambulance. (Image credit: iStockPhoto)

Fire Officials: Man Seriously Hurt In Saugus Explosion

Fire officials say a man was seriously hurt after some type of explosion occurred on Saturday night in Saugus.



Woman Killed In Lawrence Shooting

Investigators say a 41-year-old Lawrence woman was fatally shot early Saturday morning.


Bourne police officer Jared MacDonald. (Photo Courtesy of David Curran/SatelliteNewsService.com)

Bourne Police Officer Wounded In Cape Cod Shootout Leads July 4 Parade

A Bourne police officer who was shot in the back during a Cape Cod shootout in February led the way at the Bourne Fourth of July Parade on Saturday.


One person was killed and two arrested after a Roxbury shooting. (WBZ-TV)

Authorities Identify Boston Man Killed In Roxbury Shooting

Authorities have identified the Boston man fatally shot in Roxbury on Thursday as 22-year-old Raheem Ramirez.



Artists Take To Stage At Boston’s Fourth Of July Celebration

Musicians have taken to the stage at the Esplanade to perform for hundreds of thousands parked in front of the Hatch Shell for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration.


Police on scene of a Billerica shooting. (WBZ-TV)

17-Year-Old Billerica Boy Dies After Being Shot

A 17-year-old Billerica boy has died after being shot inside his home on June 26, officials say.


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Boston Celebrates 4th Of July

Hundreds of thousands of people are celebrating the 4th of July throughout the city.

The summit crew at Mt. Washington views the Northern Lights. (Image Credit: Mt. Washington Observatory)

Northern Lights Set New England Skies Aglow

Residents in New England got a show when the Northern Lights were visible in portions of the region.

(Photo credit: New England Patriots-Jostens)

Patriots 2015 Super Bowl Rings

Here’s a look at the new Patriots Super Bowl rings, the fourth in franchise history.

A detonation device used by the Tsarnaev brothers. (Image Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Evidence

Photos, video and other evidence has been presented to the jury in the capital murder trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

(John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

2015 Boston Marathon Elite Winners

A total of 34 elite runners took on the Boston Marathon course during a rainy 119th running of the race.

(Joe Giza/WBZ)

Sights From The 119th Boston Marathon

Rain didn’t slow participants or supporters from flocking to the 2015 Boston Marathon.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate opens to the public on March 31, 2015, next to the JFK Presidential Library on Columbia Point. It features a replica of Senator Kennedy’s office, interactive experiences, and a full-scale recreation of the Senate chamber.  (Photo from Edward M. Kennedy Institute/Bruce T. Martin Photography)

First Look: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

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