ISO New England says there should be enough electricity to meet the region’s demand as temperatures soar this week. New England’s grid operator says if supplies do run thin, it can ask for emergency power from other regions or ask people to cut back. Electricity use spikes during hot weather as homes and businesses crank up their air conditioners. New England is in the midst of its fourth heat wave so far this year. Northampton’s Senior Center and Easthampton’s public safety complex have been opened as regional cooling centers.
Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Efforts to catch families before they fall into homelessness would get a boost under a plan being pushed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republicans to address a session of Congress.
Six downtown Amherst bars have agreed to delay their opening time Saturday until the late afternoon.