State Police on Sunday recovered a child and its mother than had been kidnapped in Worcester.
Police found an illegal shotgun in one of the vehicles.
Authorities believe the device was made to look like a pipe bomb to cause fear and anxiety.
Despite July 3 being a business day, there will be a number of road closures following the morning commute.
Boston prosecutors say a disturbed 56-year-old man died after struggling with police called to check on him at a Chelsea rooming house.
A Worcester man was arrested on Thursday after troopers found $1 million worth of marijuana in his apartment, according to State Police.
The state police have released security regulations for the Esplanade celebration regarding prohibited items, road closures and traffic restrictions, pedestrian access points and boating guidelines.
Lawyers representing Aaron Hernandez in his two murder cases are continuing to challenge evidence seized from the former New England Patriots star’s home last June.
Massachusetts State Police are launching a crackdown on distracted driving, particularly texting while driving.
The security around this year’s Fourth of July Esplanade celebration may be more high-tech than ever before.