Instead of news at 8 PM and 9 PM, they have repeats of Dateline. The 10 PM news is now a half-hour, with The Take at 10:30.
From 4-7 AM they show NBC10 Boston news, of marginal interest to those outside the Boston area.
I used to rely on NECN for news from around New England, but they have become more Boston-centric, with the top stories being fires or car accidents or robberies. With these changes, there are fewer and fewer reasons to watch NECN.