The death toll continues to rise in the Philippines, where a massive typhoon has devastated regions of the country. Flooded airports have made it difficult for relief workers to get to the Philippines.
As of Monday, the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders only had 15 people in the devastated city of Tocloban.
City Councilor-At-Large John Connolly joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a final pre-election interview. Voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide which candidate ushers in a new era at City Hall. State Rep. Marty Walsh will join Jim and Margery Monday for a final interview.
We live in the age of emails, texts, tweets and transcribed voicemails. With all this easy outreach, have you abandoned the good, old-fashioned phone call? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan opened up the lines (and truthfully, they read a few emails — but no texts!) to ask if we've abandoned the fine art of phone conversation.
Friday was a record breaking 99 degrees in Boston- the hottest day of this current heat wave – the third Boston has seen this season.
Mayor Thomas Menino recommended staying in the air conditioning for businesses and homes, and he even set up cooling shelters across the city. Forecasters said that the heat and humidity will have reached its peak by Saturday afternoon.
The hundred-degree temperatures have been great news for pools and beaches, but tough on anyone who works outdoors.
The winter of 2013 brought harsh winds and beating waves that destroyed half a dozen homes on Plum Island, in Newburyport.
A February blizzard battered beachfront homes.
Then in March, a nor'easter destroyed three homes and damaged 13 others enough to make them uninhabitable.
Credit Les Jones
Plum Island resident Les Jones received permission from the state to rebuild his home along the coast after erosion caused it to collapse.
Credit Plum Island resident
A northward view of Plum Island before the 2013 storms. The island is 11 miles long and half a mile wide, was formed 5,000 years ago, and was named for marble-sized, wild plums that grow along the beach.
Months after harsh winds and beating waves destroyed half a dozen homes on Plum Island, some homeowners just got the green light to rebuild.
The barrier island on the North Shore of Massachusetts was battered by superstorm Sandy in October 2012, followed by a blizzard in February, and back-to-back ocean storms in March that toppled two homes and forced another six to be demolished.
Winter may officially be over, but the frozen ground and recent storms make it feel far from spring. It’s been an especially difficult season for residents on Plum Island. Thanks in part to a low tide, yesterday’s snow didn’t cause serious problems. But the impact of previous storms is still taking a serious toll.
The beaches on Plum Island are closed to the public, but there is still a lot of activity along the shoreline. Heavy machinery hurls boulders in front of several seaside properties to create a barrier from the sea.
Six homes on Plum Island were destroyed by a fierce storm earlier this month. Now, residents along the coast are trying to save their property by putting up a barrier of boulders and concrete blocks – which is prohibited under state environmental regulations.
The winter storm that battered the Massachusetts shoreline ripped a home off its foundation on Plum Island, a barrier island on the state's northeast coast.
The house was pulled partially into the ocean Friday morning after the storm's third high tide. No one was inside and the utilities had already been disconnected. The affected houses are on the edge of a bluff carved away by earlier storms.
Snow clogged roads have made for a messy, slow commute on Friday morning, and several temporary driving rules are in place along the state’s highways, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The combination snow-and-heavy-rain storm has coastal residents bracing for flooding and damage during high tides. Scituate, one of the worst-hit coastal communities in the early February storm, has closed schools today and opened an emergency shelter.