222 MASSACHUSETTS CITIES AND TOWNS AT HIGH RISK FOR CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION, DOWN FROM LAST WEEK

The number of Massachusetts cities and towns at high risk for COVID-19 transmission declined this week for the first time since early...

RESTAURANTS WELCOME END OF 9:30 P.M. CURFEW, STAY-AT-HOME ADVISORY IN MASSACHUSETTS

Late-night diners will again be able to light up their neon signs beckoning customers in for 24-hour specials come Monday when a curfew...

 
 
 

BOSTON HOSPITALS ‘CHALLENGED' BY CORONAVIRUS AS CITY DATA SHOWS BEDS ALMOST FULL

“Challenged” Boston hospitals remain on the brink of running out of beds amid the coronavirus surge, according to city data. The numbers...

‘IDENTIFYING FEATURES' POWERFUL, POIGNANT VISIONARY WORK

“Identifying Features” Not Rated. In Spanish with subtitles. At the Brattle Theater. Grade: A minus An almost David Lynchian exercise...

 
 
 

MASSDOT BRIDGE OPERATOR CLOCKED $103,000 IN OT LAST YEAR

Overtime at the state highway department was in the fast lane last year, with one employee pulling down $103,683 in extra pay, payroll...

ANTIBODY DRUG SHOWN TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS AT NURSING HOMES, REDUCE RISK BY 80% FOR RESIDENTS

An antibody drug made by Eli Lilly was shown to prevent coronavirus in residents and staff of nursing homes in addition to offering...

 
 
 

MASSACHUSETTS CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ROLLOUT: 306,646 PEOPLE HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST FIRST SHOT

More than 300,000 people in Massachusetts have received at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the CDC reported on Thursday. The...

938 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES REPORTED IN MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOLS IN PAST WEEK

A total of 938 staff and students in Massachusetts schools have tested positive for coronavirus in the last week, a slight increase...

 
 
 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY REJECTS CALLS FOR ONLY ONLINE CLASSES AMID RAGING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

As coronavirus case counts remain high in Massachusetts and the more highly contagious COVID-19 variant arrives in the state, Boston...

FAUCI: CORONAVIRUS VACCINE STILL WORKS AGAINST VARIANT, COULD GET HERD IMMUNITY BY FALL

Dr. Anthony Fauci, appearing in his first press conference under President Biden's new administration, said coronavirus vaccines appear...

 
 
 

LORI LOUGHLIN'S HUSBAND PLEADS TO GO HOME TO HOLLYWOOD

As Lori Loughlin's daughter relaunched her YouTube career, her dad's plea to finish up his seven-month prison sentence at home with...

U.S. HOME CONSTRUCTION JUMPS 5.8% IN DECEMBER 

WASHINGTON - U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual...

 
 
 

BRUINS NOTEBOOK: NICK RITCHIE OFF TO GOOD START

The sample size, to be sure, is small. But heading into Thursday ‘s home opener, Nick Ritchie had so far been one of the Bruins' most...

FORMER SUFFOLK PROSECUTOR HELD WITHOUT BAIL ON RAPE CHARGE

A longtime criminal defense attorney and former Suffolk County prosecutor with a history of sexual assault allegations against him...

 
 
 

BIDEN SIGNS ORDER MANDATING MASKS ON PLANES, BUSES, TRAINS

President Biden is requiring mask wearing in airports and on most airplanes, trains and buses as he steps up federal efforts to curb...

Poll: When do you plan on going back to your favorite restaurants?

POLL: WHEN DO YOU PLAN ON GOING BACK TO YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS?

A curfew mandating restaurants and most other businesses to close by 9:30 p.m. lifts on Monday, but industries hit hard by the coronavirus...

 
 
 

HOT PROPERTY: UNCOMMON GRANDEUR AT COMM. AVE. PENTHOUSE

It took two years to design and renovate the eye-popping penthouse at 191 Commonwealth Ave., between Exeter and Dartmouth in the Back...

JUDGE: NY LAWSUIT SEEKING NRA'S DISSOLUTION CAN GO FORWARD

NEW YORK - A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association's bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put...

 
 
 

WITHOUT TRUMP TO BLAME, VIRUS TURNS THE CORNER

Have you noticed something missing from the home page of your local news outlet in the last couple of days? COVID-19 has gone MIA. If...

BOSTON ‘STRAIGHT PRIDE PARADE' ORGANIZER, FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO CAPITOL SIEGE, ORDERED TO STAY AWAY FROM MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE

A lead organizer of Boston's “Straight Pride Parade,” facing charges in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol,...

 
 
 



7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

During a Thursday hearing, Pete Buttigieg suggested that the Department of Transportation could help in rebuilding the economy. Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the United States

It's been one year since COVID-19 was first detected in the United States. Here's a list of several key dates and events relating to the pandemic since then. Read more ...

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19, cancels shows

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19, cancels shows

Dave Chappelle has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus - causing the comedian, for a second time, to nix scheduled shows because of the bug. Chappelle has not yet... Read more ...

Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton's younger brother, has...

Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton's younger brother, has died after a battle with cancer

Country music singer Randy Parton, brother to Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with cancer. Read more ...

Who is Nick Sirianni? Meet the Eagles' new head coach, an ideal replacement...

Who is Nick Sirianni? Meet the Eagles' new head coach, an ideal replacement for Doug Pederson

The former Colts offensive coordinator may not have seemed like an obvious hire, but there are many reasons to think he's an ideal hire fit to replace Doug Pederson in... Read more ...

AP source: Cavaliers trading Porter to Rockets for pick

AP source: Cavaliers trading Porter to Rockets for pick

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a trade to send troubled forward Kevin Porter Jr. to the Houston Rockets for a future draft pick, a person familiar with the... Read more ...

Woman accused of helping steal Nancy Pelosi's laptop freed from jail

Woman accused of helping steal Nancy Pelosi's laptop freed from jail

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Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

President Joe Biden has revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians rejected as political propaganda. Read more ...