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After Merrimack Valley explosions, natural gas comes under sharp scrutiny

Even before the disaster last month, the fossil fuel had been under criticism for its environmental drawbacks.

Quentin Palfrey, like Jay Gonzalez, is running for office for the first time.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Largely unknown, running for an unheralded position, Quentin Palfrey remains upbeat

The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, much like his ticketmate Jay Gonzalez, is running for public office for the first time.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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A day after he was charged in federal court with defrauding investors, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was back at City Hall Friday, insisting everything was business as usual.

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After Merrimack Valley explosions, natural gas comes under sharp scrutiny

Crews responded to a fire during the gas fires and explosions in Lawrence last month.

By David Abel

Even before the disaster last month, the fossil fuel had been under criticism for its environmental drawbacks.