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Stories on the 9/13/18 gas explosions and fires that rocked three communities
Columbia Gas must begin mailing claim forms to about 175,000 residents and business owners who are eligible to collect payments.
Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and four state lawmakers have proposed a new payout plan that includes $20 million for public safety improvements in light of a recent major gas leak...
The Department of Public Utilities ordered Columbia Gas to stop all work on its gas distribution systems in all service territories, including Lawrence, Springfield and Brockton, unless explicitly approved by...
The proposal calls for six categories of lump sum payouts, ranging from up to $50 for a "nominal" disruption to up to $15,000 for a "major" disruption.
A new plaque honors the teen who died one year ago in an explosion caused by faulty pipe work on a Columbia Gas line. In an unnerving twist, the faint...
Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to discuss the work left to be done for the city to fully recover.
A year ago Friday a series of gas explosions shook the Merrimack Valley region. Here are some numbers to help explain what's happened since this deadly disaster first occurred.
The state's Department of Public Utilities will monitor the progress of Columbia Gas as the utility inspects 700 gas lines abandoned after last year's Merrimack Valley explosions.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who managed a fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims, explains how a fund for victims of last year's gas pipeline explosions might work.
The settlement applies to thousands of businesses and residents in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover that had sued Columbia.
Nearly a year after the deadly Columbia Gas explosions, one-third of affected businesses are not operating like they were before the disaster.
Also Tuesday, officials announced a campaign to reinvigorate the local economy by encouraging people to shop in the area.
Andover, Lawrence and North Andover will receive a settlement to cover the costs of digging up about 50 miles of roadway for gas line replacement, as well as associated overtime,...
The utility and the family didn't disclose the settlement amount, but said it includes providing a motorized wheelchair, a mobility van and modifications to the family's Lawrence home.
The legislation is in response to the explosions and fires in Merrimack Valley last year.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton said Columbia Gas should be "out of business" after the deadly September blasts that have left residents still shaken.
The utility company blamed for September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts is enlisting former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to oversee its safety efforts
The natural gas company blamed for a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley says it'll resume replacing damaged heating equipment for property owners this spring.
Convenience store, grocery and salon owners complained at a forum in Lawrence that the compensation they've received from Columbia Gas doesn't come close to covering their losses.
Steve Bryant had resisted calls for his resignation in the wake of the company's natural-gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley.