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Marathon Security To Include 3,500 Police; Backpacks Discouraged

More than 3,500 police officers will patrol this year’s Boston Marathon, more than double the number deployed last year, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

03/10/2014

A man clear snow off his roof. (WBZ-TV)

MEMA Issues Roof Collapse Warning

Weeks of snowfall piling up on area roofs has prompted Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to issue a warning.

02/20/2014

Emergency responders help evacuate residents in Duxbury. (Photo from Jim Armstrong)

National Guard Rescues South Shore Families After Nor’easter

The National Guard helped rescue several families after high tide Friday afternoon.

01/03/2014

The heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood in Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Massachusetts Sends Hurricane Sandy Help To NYC

Massachusetts is lending a hand to states hard hit by superstorm Sandy as life returns to normal in the Bay State.

11/03/2012

Gov. Deval Patrick talks to reporters at the MEMA bunker in Framingham. (Photo courtesy: Eric Haynes / Governor's Office)

Patrick Says Massachusetts Spared Hurricane Sandy Devastation

Gov. Deval Patrick says Massachusetts was fortunate to escape Hurricane Sandy with no major devastation, injuries or deaths.

10/30/2012

Gov. Deval Patrick receives an update on Hurricane Sandy at MEMA headquarters in Framingham. (Photo Courtesy: Eric Haynes / Governor's Office)

Keller @ Large: Hurricane Sandy Showed Government, Media At Its Best

The good news is, this storm also showed us a positive side of life that’s all too easy to forget about.

10/30/2012

Flooded Quinsigamond Ave in Worcester (credit: Edward Chamorro)

FEMA Offers Tips On How To Prepare For Hurricane Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms

10/27/2012

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Mass. Emergency Officials To Public: The Storm Is Coming, Be Prepared

Authorities in southern New England are calling on residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy.

10/27/2012

Crews work to fix downed utility wires on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.(Photo courtesy: National Grid)

Power Outages Now Under 200,000 In Mass.

The state’s electric utilities say they are making progress but under 200,000 homes and businesses remain without power after last weekend’s nor’easter.

11/02/2011

A tree came down onto live wires along a busy street in Natick.

Keller @ Large: How To Fix Routine Power Outage Issues

Residents are growing tired of the latest string of long, painful power outages to hit the Bay State. Is there a better solution?

10/31/2011

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