Rick Sobey, Boston Herald

Rick Sobey

Boston Herald

Lowell, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
  • The Lowell Sun
Past:
  • O.C. Register
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Pioneer Press
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • The Daily Democrat
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Daily Breeze

Recent articles by Rick:

Boston-area weather forecast: Abnormally warm temps on the way, along with more rain

Abnormally warm temps along with more rain are expected to move into the Boston-area this week. → Read More

New England Compounding Center co-owner sentenced to prison, Framingham firm was tied to fatal meningitis outbreak

A former co-owner of the defunct New England Compounding Center has been sentenced to federal prison a decade after the Framingham firm was tied to a fatal outbreak of fungal meningitis. → Read More

Boston-area COVID wastewater data spikes 88%, Massachusetts reports 5,068 COVID cases

The Boston-area COVID wastewater data has surged almost 90% in the last couple of weeks, as state health officials on Thursday reported a weekly increase of more than 5,000 confirmed COVID cases. → Read More

Massachusetts, get ready for ‘potentially damaging winds,’ power outages possible

Meteorologists are warning that power outages are possible in the next couple of days as strong, potentially damaging winds are expected to rip through the region. Wind gusts could hit as high as 55 mph. → Read More

Massachusetts, get ready for ‘potentially damaging winds,’ power outages possible

Meteorologists are warning that power outages are possible in the next couple of days as strong, potentially damaging winds are expected to rip through the region. Wind gusts could hit as high as 55 mph. → Read More

Shingles tied to higher risk for stroke, heart attack: Brigham and Women’s study

Shingles is tied to a higher long-term risk of a major cardiovascular event, such as a stroke or heart attack, according to a new study out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. → Read More

Massachusetts reports 4,497 COVID cases, positive test rate keeps dropping

Massachusetts health officials on Thursday reported a weekly increase of 4,497 confirmed COVID cases, as the positive test rate kept dropping across the Bay State. → Read More

Boston-area weather forecast: ‘A far cry’ from 70-degree days, snow is even possible

This week in Massachusetts will be "a far cry" from the recent unseasonable warmth for November, as high temps will be in the 40s and even the first snow of the season will be possible across the region. → Read More

Massachusetts Question 1 millionaires’ tax passes, immigrants without status will be able to get driver’s licenses

Massachusetts voters have approved the millionaires’ tax and kept a law in place that allows immigrants without status to get driver’s licenses. → Read More

Adam Montgomery charged with murder in death of 5-year-old Harmony Montgomery

The father of Harmony Montgomery has been charged with murder in the death of the little girl who disappeared almost three years ago in New Hampshire. → Read More

COVID researchers infect mice with different strains — and some are way more deadly than others

Boston COVID researchers have combined the omicron variant spike protein with the original virus, testing the created strain on mice “to help fight against future pandemics.” → Read More

Massachusetts winter energy price hikes: Legislators call on DPU to ‘protect Massachusetts residents from these drastic rate increases’

As energy price hikes loom this winter, State House lawmakers are calling on the Department of Public Utilities to "act" and "protect Massachusetts residents from these drastic rate increases." → Read More

Get your flu shot: Massachusetts health officials urge vaccinations, as possible severe flu season looms

With officials expecting a higher flu season this year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is urging residents to get their flu shot before the flu season reaches its peak. → Read More

Dorchester man arrested after 4 people stabbed in Boston Theater District

A 39-year-old Dorchester man is accused of stabbing four people in Boston early Sunday morning, according to police. → Read More

Massachusetts reports 7,865 new COVID cases, virus hospitalizations at highest level since May

Massachusetts health officials on Thursday reported a weekly increase of 7,865 confirmed COVID cases, as virus hospitalizations continued to jump across the region. → Read More

Boston pediatric hospitals report ‘increases in patient volume,’ officials urge residents to get flu shots

Pediatric ICUs and children's hospitals in Boston are reporting "noticeable increases in patient volume," according to health officials who are urging residents to get their annual flu shot and stay up-to-date on COVID vaccinations. → Read More

Nantucket Police warn of possible migrant flight with ‘many similarities’ to Martha’s Vineyard incident

Nantucket Police have issued an alert that a flight is set to arrive this week that has "many similarities to the flight and incident that occurred on Martha's Vineyard" last month -- when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent dozens of migrants from Texas to the Bay State island. → Read More

Boston-area weather forecast: ‘Near perfect fall weather’ this week before possible stormy weather

The beautiful fall weather will continue this week, as Boston-area meteorologists predict a "pretty nice stretch" with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday looking ideal for outdoor activities. → Read More

After Hurricane Ian, flood-damaged ‘nightmare’ cars could hit Massachusetts used car market: AAA

Flood-damaged cars could be making their way into the Massachusetts used car market, AAA Northeast is warning buyers after Hurricane Ian wrecked boatloads of vehicles in Florida last week. → Read More

Migrants shipped to Martha’s Vineyard are leaving Joint Base Cape Cod

The dozens of migrants who were shipped to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last month are expected to leave Joint Base Cape Cod this week. → Read More