Gov. Deval Patrick will propose hiking the Massachusetts cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack as part of a plan to raise $260 million in new revenues for the state budget, the administration said Friday.
A community in central Massachusetts is losing up to 80,000 gallons of water a day and it can’t find the leak.
Three people are facing charges in connection with a water contamination scare in Somerset that caused a three-day ban on drinking town tap water.
There’s a boil water order in Nahant after a water main break Thursday morning.
Boston is now home to the largest shark and ray touch tank on the east coast. The New England Aquarium opened the new exhibit Monday and staff says already people are enjoying it.
Scientists are predicting a “moderate” bloom of the toxic red tide in New England this summer, and say the same factors that held it in check last year could suppress it again. The naturally-occurring algae produces a toxin that shellfish absorb, making them unsafe for people to eat, though it’s not a danger to the animal.
The Department of Public Health announced on Friday that it detected low levels of radioiodine in an air sample in Massachusetts.
Health officials in Massachusetts are reporting that no radiation has been discovered in a dozen reservoirs, ponds and rivers that serve as sources of drinking water across the state.
A Weston neighborhood woke up underwater Thursday morning, after an MWRA plug broke in a nearby pond.
Police have identified a body found in the water off Lexington Square in East Boston Tuesday as that of a missing New York man.