coronavirus 1 hour ago

Mass. Confirms 14,647 New COVID Cases, With Test Positivity and Hospitalizations Trending Down

There were 14,647 new COVID cases reported Wednesday, and the state’s seven-day average testing positivity and hospitalizations continue to trend down. That brings the total reported case count ...

  • COVID Q&A 7 hours ago

    ‘We Were Wrong': Boston Doctors Call for Change in COVID Vaccine Expectations

    An Israeli hospital said preliminary research shows a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine does boost antibodies, but it’s not enough to stop the spread of omicron. Yet medical experts and public officials continue to urge people to get vaccinated amid an omicron-driven surge. Sheba Hospital last month began administering a fourth vaccine t...
  • Weather 7 hours ago

    FIRST ALERT: Snow Moves in Thursday Morning, Making for a Messy Commute

    It’s all about the wind and the milder temperatures on Wednesday. Unfortunately, because of the wind it will feel like the 30s all day long.  Northern New England will see scattered snow showers as a weak system passes by to our north. Southern New England will see wind gusts between 30 and 40 mph from the southwest. At the coa...
  • New Hampshire 3 hours ago

    ‘Omicron Is Definitely Out There': Sununu Gives Update on NH COVID Surge

    The omicron-fueled COVID surge continues to drive high case counts and hospitalizations across New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday. Sununu gave his weekly update on the pandemic, and said cases remain high. “Omicron is definitely out there and is circulating far more widely than the testing numbers even suggest,” he said. An...
  • country music 7 hours ago

    Garth Brooks to Play Gillette Stadium for First Time Ever

    Country music star Garth Brooks announced Wednesday that he will make a tour stop at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on May 21 — the first time he’s ever played at the stadium. The concert will be Brooks’ only New England stadium tour stop. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com/garthbro...
  • Celtics 7 hours ago

    The Celtics Are Making These Players Available in Trade Talks

    Brad Stevens and the Celtics reportedly are open to moving several players, including veteran Al Horford, ahead of the NBA trade deadline.

  • fire 5 hours ago

    Small Roof Fire at Moderna Plant in Norwood

    A small fire broke out at a Moderna plant Wednesday morning in Norwood, Massachusetts. The Norwood Fire Department was on scene at Moderna’s Technology Center East building on Investors Way around 6 a.m. Wednesday. The building is currently under construction and is not used for vaccine manufacturing or distribution, officials said. Fire crew...
  • Celtics 8 hours ago

    Celtics Reportedly Acquire Bol Bol, P.J. Dozier in Three-Team Trade

    The Celtics reportedly are adding two injured bench players as part of a three-way trade. So, what’s Brad Stevens’ motive here? Our Chris Forsberg explains how the move benefits Boston.

  • BOSTON 7 hours ago

    Boston's Logan Airport Not on List of 5G Buffer Zones

    The rollout of 5G will not be delayed at Boston’s Logan Airport despite safety concerns. Airlines across the world rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports. The issue appeared to particularly impact the Boeing 777, a long-r...
  • coronavirus 4 hours ago

    Mass. Launches Program to Give Early Education Centers Rapid COVID Testing Options

    A new program in Massachusetts will give more COVID-19 testing flexibility and get rapid antigen tests in the hands of early education centers, part of an initiative to make testing widely available and keep staff and students in school and child care programs, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday.

  • forecast 11 hours ago

    Wind Ushers in Warmer Air Wednesday Before Thursday Flurries

    Don’t let the cold start fool you. Winds will quickly stir this morning and initiate a speedy warmup through the afternoon. Unfortunately, to move all the cold out – and to bring the warmth in – we have to get the wind cranking. And yes, we’re just as tired of it as you are. Gusts could top 40 mph in…

  • capitol riot 17 hours ago

    Women From Mass. and NH Charged in Capitol Riot

    The FBI Boston Division has arrested two New England women who entered the U.S. Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. Special agents arrested 33-year-old Kirstyn Niemela of Hudson, New Hampshire, and 36-year-old Stefanie Chiguer of Dracut, Massachusetts, the FBI said Tuesday. Both women face the same four charges: Entering and remaining ...
  • COVID-19 18 hours ago

    You Can Now Order Free At-Home COVID Tests: Here's What to Know

    Free COVID-19 tests are now available to order online through a new government website that was quietly launched Tuesday, a day earlier than originally announced, anticipating a few hiccups along the way. Covidtests.gov is the new government site created by the Biden administration to help curb the spread of the omicron variant and address demand i...
  • Brockton 19 hours ago

    Firefighter Injured in Fall Through Stairs of Burning Brockton Home

    A firefighter is recovering after a mayday call at a house fire in Brockton, Massachusetts. The blaze broke out on Tilton Avenue. The man fell through a set of stairs around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Chief Brian Nardelli says the firefighter is an eight-year veteran of the Brockton Fire Department. He ran into the burning home, was confronted by heavy fire,&...
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