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‘No second chances’: Politicians say Columbia Gas should end

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Congress members called for executives at the utility company to blame for September’s natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts to step down Monday as they held a..
Seattle Times - Published

Over 1,500 in Massachusetts spending Thanksgiving without heat, hot water months after natural gas explosions

Months after natural gas explosions and fires level homes in the Boston suburbs and left thousands without heat or water, families throughout the region are still struggling for Thanksgiving.
FOXNews.com - Published

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Government Shutdown Puts Federal Probe Into Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions On Hold [Video]Government Shutdown Puts Federal Probe Into Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions On Hold

The federal government shutdown is have an impact in Massachusetts. WBZ-TV's Ken MacLeod reports.

Credit: WBZ CBS Boston     Duration: 02:03Published

NewsCenter 5 hosting effort to help gas disaster victims [Video]NewsCenter 5 hosting effort to help gas disaster victims

NewsCenter 5 is hosting a day-long effort to help those affected by the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:37Published

Gas explosions leave businesses hoping for big holiday shopping season [Video]Gas explosions leave businesses hoping for big holiday shopping season

Small Business Saturday means more to the Merrimack Valley this year, as many shops and restaurants are still struggling after this fall’s gas explosions.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:36Published

High 5 Thanksgiving Heroes: Lynchie's tribute to the 'Big Blue' & 'Dad' [Video]High 5 Thanksgiving Heroes: Lynchie's tribute to the 'Big Blue' & 'Dad'

Remembering the families impacted by the Merrimack Valley gas explosions and Mike Lynch's honor to the Swampscott Big Blue & his late father.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 04:16Published

Pipes freezing in trailers where gas disaster evacuees are staying [Video]Pipes freezing in trailers where gas disaster evacuees are staying

For many still displaced by the gas explosions in the fall, the latest incident is just more salt in an open wound.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:36Published

VIDEO: Life Lessons:  Equal pay if you ask [Video]VIDEO: Life Lessons: Equal pay if you ask

For too many women, the pay gap between them and their male counterparts is still substantial.

Credit: WFMZ Allentown, PAPublished

Columbia Gas offers Thanksgiving meals for customers affected by disaster [Video]Columbia Gas offers Thanksgiving meals for customers affected by disaster

The utility behind the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September is planning to provide 20,000 hot Thanksgiving dinners to residents who have still not returned to their homes.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:38Published

NiSource Discloses Criminal Probe of Massachusetts Gas Pipeline Explosions [Video]NiSource Discloses Criminal Probe of Massachusetts Gas Pipeline Explosions

According to Reuters, utility company NiSource disclosed on Thursday that federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the company over gas explosions and fires in three..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:39Published

Non-traditional Halloween comes early for kids in Lawrence [Video]Non-traditional Halloween comes early for kids in Lawrence

The city is celebrating Halloween a bit differently this year because of the gas explosions nearly two months ago.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:12Published

Andover businesses struggling to get traffic after gas explosions [Video]Andover businesses struggling to get traffic after gas explosions

Businesses are open, but some have been forced to reduce their menu until repairs to gas lines are made.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:23Published

Customers frustrated by Columbia Gas work process after disaster [Video]Customers frustrated by Columbia Gas work process after disaster

The residents are praising workers on the ground, but questioning the process, including what they say appears to be a lack of a central database.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:30Published

'We were expecting it to be bad,' fire chief recounts gas explosions [Video]'We were expecting it to be bad,' fire chief recounts gas explosions

Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty says despite how bad the situation was, it could have been much worse had it been a bit later in the day.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:34Published

Disaster relief fund opens in Merrimack Valley [Video]Disaster relief fund opens in Merrimack Valley

Residents and businesses affected by the gas line crisis can apply for aid from the Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund which is now $11 million strong.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:10Published

Family that lost home in explosions files lawsuit against Columbia Gas [Video]Family that lost home in explosions files lawsuit against Columbia Gas

A family that suffered serious injuries and lost their home because of a gas explosion that killed a Lawrence teenager is suing Columbia Gas.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:49Published

Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia Gas After Explosions In Massachusetts [Video]Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia Gas After Explosions In Massachusetts

It's likely the first of many lawsuits to be filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:02Published

Claims center repoens today [Video]Claims center repoens today

A claims center reopens in Lawrence for those affected by the gas explosions.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:22Published

VIDEO: UGI Crews Head to Boston Area to Help after Gas Explosions [Video]VIDEO: UGI Crews Head to Boston Area to Help after Gas Explosions

VIDEO: UGI Crews Head to Boston Area to Help after Gas Explosions

Credit: WFMZ Allentown, PAPublished

Long lines for residents seeking reimbursements [Video]Long lines for residents seeking reimbursements

Hundreds of people are waiting in line at the Columbia Gas Property Claim Center.

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 02:09Published

Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe [Video]Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

The investigation into the Boston-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts,..

Credit: WCVB     Duration: 01:07Published

Massachusetts Residents Cleared To Return To Areas Hit By Gas Explosions [Video]Massachusetts Residents Cleared To Return To Areas Hit By Gas Explosions

Residents of three Massachusetts communities were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday. A series of gas explosions killed one man and set dozens of buildings on fire. Utility crews worked..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published

Residents Allowed To Return Home Following Gas Explosions In Massachusetts [Video]Residents Allowed To Return Home Following Gas Explosions In Massachusetts

The blasts in parts of three towns on Thursday killed one person and damaged dozens of homes.

Credit: CBS 3 Philly     Duration: 00:51Published

Gov. Baker Updates Merrimack Valley Explosions [Video]Gov. Baker Updates Merrimack Valley Explosions

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gives latest briefing on Merrimack Valley explosions.

Credit: WBZ CBS Boston     Duration: 05:09Published

Weeks To Fully Restore Gas Service After Merrimack Valley Explosions [Video]Weeks To Fully Restore Gas Service After Merrimack Valley Explosions

Officials are saying it could take weeks before residents of three Massachusetts communities torn by natural gas explosions could have their service fully restored. WBZ-TV's Mike LaCrosse reports.

Credit: WBZ CBS Boston     Duration: 02:37Published

Gas blasts keep thousands from Boston-area homes [Video]Gas blasts keep thousands from Boston-area homes

Some 8,000 people were prevented from returning home after a series of gas explosions rocked three Boston suburbs. Investigators believe the blasts were caused by a gas pipeline. Conway G. Gittens..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Massachusetts gas explosions under investigation [Video]Massachusetts gas explosions under investigation

A series of gas explosions killed a teenager and left at least 25 others hurt in three communities outside of Boston. Officials believe over-pressurized gas lines triggered the blasts, but the incident..

Credit: CBS News     Duration: 01:43Published

 

MA explosion victims face difficult Thanksgiving

The impact of a series of gas explosions that hit three Massachusetts towns in September is being felt more acutely this Thanksgiving as hundreds remain in temporary shelters on RV camps and hotel..
USATODAY.com - Published

MA explosion victims face difficult Thanksgiving

The impact of a series of gas explosions that hit three Massachusetts towns in September is being felt more acutely this Thanksgiving as hundreds remain in temporary shelters on RV camps and hotel..
USATODAY.com - Published

No heat, no stove: Gas explosions create Thanksgiving blues

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Families in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley are facing a challenging Thanksgiving following September’s natural gas explosions. More than 2,000 homes are still without gas..
Seattle Times - Published

No heat, no stove: Gas explosions create Thanksgiving blues

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Families in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley are facing a challenging Thanksgiving following September’s natural gas explosions. More than 2,000 homes are still without gas..
Seattle Times - Published

Thousands of homes still without gas service after blasts

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The company at the center of the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September says it has restored gas service to about 60 percent of affected homes, but nearly 1,760..
Seattle Times - Published

Engineer Faulted In Gas Explosions

After a gas fire and explosions struck three towns in Massachusetts in September, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended changes in the way the state regulates public utility plans.
NPR - Published

A federal grand jury has opened a criminal investigation into the Massachusetts natural gas explosions, utility reports

Nisource, the parent company of Columbia gas, says a federal grand jury is investigating the Sept. 13 natural gas disaster.
USATODAY.com - Published

Feds open criminal probe into natural gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have been conducting a criminal investigation into the natural gas explosions and fires that rocked three communities north of Boston in September...
Seattle Times - Published

NiSource discloses criminal probe of Massachusetts gas pipeline explosions

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of utility company NiSource Inc over gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities that killed one person and injured at least..
Reuters - Published

Columbia Gas parent company faces criminal probe over gas explosions

The parent company for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts disclosed Thursday that it is facing a criminal investigation related to the Merrimack Valley gas explosions in September. The investigation is..
bizjournals - Published

Pipeline peril: Natural gas explosions reveal silent danger lurking in old cast-iron pipes

Even before the Massachusetts blasts, fatal fires and explosions caused by gas leaks revealed a safety crisis beneath our streets.
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands Still Without Heat In Massachusetts, More Than A Month After Gas Explosions

The gas company at fault in a series of explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities will miss its target date to restore all service. Thousands are still without heat more than a month..
NPR - Published

With Temperatures Dropping, Massachusetts Residents Still Lack Heats Weeks After Gas Fires

Following a series of major gas explosions, many residents are still without heat or hot water. As temperatures begin to drop, people are questioning when their homes will be warm again.
NPR - Published

Nearly 36 miles of pipeline replaced after gas explosions

BOSTON (AP) — The utility company involved in last month’s explosions and fires in Massachusetts says it has replaced nearly 36 miles of main pipeline in the area. Columbia Gas announced Sunday..
Seattle Times - Published

Deadly Massachusetts gas explosions linked to NiSource unit work orders


SeekingAlpha - Published

Massachusetts natural gas explosions: Feds say Columbia Gas issued faulty work orders

Federal investigators probing the natural gas explosions that rocked Massachusetts last month are blaming faulty work orders given from Columbia Gas.
USATODAY.com - Published

Senators: Utility “woefully” unprepared for gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts’ two U.S. Senators say the natural gas company at the center of the explosions north of Boston last month was “woefully unprepared” for the unfolding..
Seattle Times - Published

15 buildings deemed uninhabitable after US gas explosions

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say at least 15 buildings in communities north of Boston that were damaged in gas explosions last month are uninhabitable. The Eagle-Tribune reports the Massachusetts..
Seattle Times - Published

Hotplates distributed to residents affected by gas disaster

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hotplates are being distributed to residents who have been left without gas service more than a week after gas explosions and fires rocked Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley...
Seattle Times - Published

Homes affected by Boston-area gas explosions to get hot plates, heaters

Hotplates for cooking and space heaters for warmth will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents left without natural gas following a series of explosions and fires.
FOXNews.com - Published

Columbia Gas withdraws planned rate hike in wake of disaster

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts said Wednesday it's scrapping a plan to raise rates for consumers by $33.2 million in the wake of the recent gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley. Earlier this..
bizjournals - Published

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have come out to remember the Massachusetts teen killed in last week’s natural gas explosions north of Boston. The Eagle-Tribune reports some 300 people..
Seattle Times - Published

Columbia Gas hit with first lawsuit in likely barrage of claims

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and its parent company, Nisource Inc., have been hit with a class action lawsuit related to the evacuations and other interruptions caused by the gas explosions and fires..
bizjournals - Published

Lawsuit targets Massachusetts utility over deadly gas explosions

A resident of a Massachusetts city rocked by last week's deadly gas blasts that damaged dozens of homes sued utility operator NiSource Inc on Tuesday, accusing it of inadequately maintaining its..
Reuters - Published

Foundation being set up for victims of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A relief fund will be established to help Massachusetts residents whose lives were disrupted by a series of natural gas fires and explosions. The announcement was made Monday..
Seattle Times - Published

Massachusetts residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions

Dozens of homes were destroyed or damaged, a teenager was killed and dozens of people were injured
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Residents allowed to return home following Massachusetts gas explosions, governor says

Residents evacuated from their homes in three suburban Massachusetts towns were allowed to return following Thursday's gas explosions and fires that killed one person and injured at least 25, Gov...
FOXNews.com - Published

Many displaced by Boston-area gas explosions may return home Sunday, governor says

Many suburban Boston residents who were forced from their homes Thursday after gas explosions and fires killed one person and injured at least 25 should be able to return Sunday morning, Massachusetts..
FOXNews.com - Published

Massachusetts cops' tweet-fail reveals they're monitoring political activists

It seems like it's getting harder these days to hide the fact that you're surreptitiously monitoring left-wing political activists. And accidentally tweeting proof of that fact sure doesn't make it any..
Mashable - Published

Massachusetts officer loses home while trying to save teen killed in gas explosions

A Massachusetts police officer lost his home on Thursday while trying to save the teenager who was killed in the gas explosions.
FOXNews.com - Published

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