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A trio of Boston city councilors pushed back Tuesday against a new agreement with state education officials, asking that it be put on the back burner while students, educators and families adjust to life during the COVID-19 crisis. On March 13, the same... Read more
The COVID-19 death count made its greatest jump yet Tuesday when the Department of Public Health reported 33 new deaths related to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities here to 89. The city of Boston has recorded three deaths through... Read more
A week after closing all non-essential businesses to workers and customers, Gov. Charlie Baker said he was extending his executive order beyond April 7 to keep most businesses physically closed through at least May 4. Baker said his order would also keep... Read more
Housing activists continue to field urgent calls from tenants facing imminent eviction orders, even though a court-ordered pause on such removals will continue through mid-April. Meanwhile, as legislation to halt all evictions during the COVID-19... Read more
Eight more people in Massachusetts have died from COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of deaths linked to the disease to 56, the Department of Public Health reported Monday. The number of confirmed cases in the state now stands at 5,752, up almost... Read more
To those gathering to play sports at the city’s parks, Mayor Walsh had this to say last Friday: “That's not social distancing. If this doesn’t change, I’m going to start naming locations in the city of Boston so that people know you shouldn't be there."... Read more
Gov. Baker on Monday said the COVID-19 surge in Massachusetts could occur between April 7 and April 17, and outlined additional efforts to counteract the highly contagious disease. Massachusetts will open new health care facilities specially designed to... Read more
A Fall River man was killed in an accident on the expressway on Sunday morning round 7 a.m., according to Massachusetts State Police. Troopers responded to reports of "a motor vehicle off the roadway approximately one half mile South of Exit 15 on Route... Read more
To try to make sure people on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic get the protective equipment they need, Massachusetts has set up an online portal that individuals and companies can use to donate or sell things like gloves,... Read more
(Updated, Sat., April 4, 1:00 p.m.)— The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts exceeded 10,000 for the first time on Friday, as the number of people tested for the highly contagious and dangerous coronavirus continued to climb. As of Friday... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting two teens on charges they shot a man on Westville Street in Dorchester around 2 p.m. on Saturday, after possibly first shooting at but failing to hit somebody else in the Franklin Hill development about eight... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker made an appeal Saturday for Massachusetts residents to donate blood, calling it a way to save lives as the state strives to prevent its health care system from becoming overwhelmed by the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. The visit... Read more
Ten more deaths in Massachusetts were attributed to COVID-19, and 823 people newly tested positive for the respiratory illness, according to a Friday afternoon update from the Department of Public Health. The department reported that 29,371 people have... Read more
From the opinion pages “If members of Congress had grasped that they were facing an entirely novel sort of crisis, we’d have gotten a better relief bill, and much sooner than we actually did. One that could have kept many of those people in work. “... Read more
Community health centers continue to bear the brunt of screenings and containment efforts in Dorchester amid a worsening COVID-19 emergency. Stan McLaren, President & CEO of Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, said Friday he is proud of how... Read more
To prevent outsiders from contributing to the spread of the coronavirus in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker asked that anyone considering travel to the state to reconsider their plans, and that those arriving here self-quarantine for 14 days. The... Read more
Everyone is at risk of infection in the COVID-19 pandemic. But history shows that people who are marginalized, including LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, will suffer more than the general population. Due to the impact of stigma and minority... Read more
Massachusetts reported 10 new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday in addition to 579 new cases of the disease, bringing the state's total case count to 2,417 and its death tally to 25. The Department of Public Health reported that an additional 3,827 people... Read more
Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Martin Walsh in a Thursday afternoon Zoom conference session with more than 1,000 local business owners, in which Warren explained the details of a federal emergency aide package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more
Day after day, as New York has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has gone before television cameras to lay out the situation facing his state. His press conferences are carried live on cable news, and... Read more

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