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  • Boston Mar 4, 2021

    Malcolm X's Boyhood Home in Boston Gets Historic Designation

    Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The 2 ½-story house is the only surviving residence associated with the slain civil rights leader’s formative years in the city.

  • Plymouth Nov 19, 2020

    1st-Hand Account of Plymouth Colony Reprinted for 400th Anniversary

    A first-hand account of the first permanent European colony in New England, including the fall harvest meal that inspired America’s Thanksgiving tradition, has been reprinted for a wider audience as Massachusetts marks 400 years  since the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower this year. Massachusetts’ State Library and Plimoth Patuxet Museums (formerly Plimoth Plantation) are unveiling on Thursday a…

  • Coronavirus Aug 18, 2020

    Post Office Machine Removals Spark Election Concerns, Suit

    As mail voting takes center stage this election because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Massachusetts are voicing concern about the ability of the U.S. Postal Service to carry out its duties. Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey joined other state attorneys general on Tuesday in a federal lawsuit meant to halt changes President Donald Trump’s administration has made...

  • Boston Jul 27, 2020

    Black Soldiers Monument in Boston Faces Scrutiny Amid Racial Reckoning

    The white Union Army commander sits rigid atop an imposing horse. His Black men, rifles to their shoulders, march resolutely alongside on their way to battle. For L’Merchie Frazier, the towering bronze relief in downtown Boston captures the stirring call to arms answered by Black soldiers who served in the state’s famed Civil War fighting unit, which was popularized...

  • Massachusetts Jul 25, 2020

    Gov. Baker, Mike Pence Meet on Nantucket to Discuss Coronavirus Response

    Vice President Mike Pence met briefly Saturday with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to discuss the response to the coronavirus pandemic while he visited the famous island getaway of Nantucket to headline a $25,000-ticket fundraiser for President Donald Trump administration’s reelection campaign. Pence, who heads the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, praised Baker’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19...

  • New England Apr 6, 2020

    25 Veterans Dead at Holyoke Soldiers' Home; 2 Other Mass. Nursing Homes to Get Federal Assistance

    During the latest coronavirus task force briefing from the White House, the Veteran Affair’s Secretary announced help is on the way from the federal government to Massachusetts.

  • Coronavirus Mar 26, 2020

    Trump Admin. Urged to Free Migrants as Coronavirus Surges

    Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus. The U.S. holds around 37,000 people in immigration detention. Detainees and advocates say many are vulnerable because of age and…

  • Coronavirus Mar 12, 2020

    After Spreading Coronavirus, Boston Biogen Meeting Serves as Stark Warning

    Seventy-seven of the 95 confirmed cases in Massachusetts have been linked to a meeting of executives with Biogen, a company based in Cambridge, next to Boston, that develops therapies for neurological diseases, state officials said.

  • Feb 20, 2020

    Feds Nab 2 Men Through New Anti-‘Sanctuary' Policy Campaign

    Federal immigration officials in Massachusetts say a newly launched campaign to alert the public of immigrants living in the country illegally who have been released by local officials under “sanctuary” policies is having an impact. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Boston office said late Wednesday it arrested two men — one from Cape Verde and another from Colombia — who…

  • Feb 6, 2020

    Boston's First Recreational Marijuana Shop Is Approved

    Boston’s first retail pot shop and Massachusetts’ first minority-owned marijuana business was approved Thursday, more than a year after the first shops opened elsewhere in the state.

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