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BOSTON 20 mins ago

Some Mass. Residents Should Wear a Mask at Home, Officials Say

Massachusetts officials have urged residents for months to continue to wear masks outside when unable to practice social distancing. But with the state seeing an uptick in cases, they’re taking ...

  • coronavirus 8 mins ago

    Mayor Walsh Provides Update on Coronavirus in Boston: WATCH LIVE

    Mayor Marty Walsh will provide an update on COVID-19 in Boston on Wednesday, one day after the state added the city to its list of moderate risk communities in need of additional enforcement and intervention. Walsh is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. outside City Hall. The mayor hasn’t held a coronavirus press conference since July 31. On Tue...
  • SCHOOLS 4 hours ago

    Parents' Group to Rally for In-Person Schooling in Massachusetts

    A group of parents are set to gather outside the State House Wednesday to call on Gov. Charlie Baker to bring students back to the classrooms this fall. A “Make Way for Education” protest, organized by the group Bring Kids Back MA, is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. Demonstrators are demanding that the Baker administration develop a &#8...
  • forecast 4 hours ago

    Hot, Humid Wednesday With Possible Scattered Showers

    It’s hot – again! High temperatures Wednesday afternoon are expected to reach 90 to 95 degrees with heat index values around or just over 95°. The heat wave is prompting one more First Alert from our Weather Team, particularly for the Boston Metro West communities and suburbs south of Town.  After some early morning showers weakened, a b...
  • car crash 4 hours ago

    Chatham Cruiser Involved in Three-Car Crash

    A Chatham police officer and two others were injured in a three-car crash Tuesday night, according to authorities. The Ford Explorer cruiser crashed with two other cars, a Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee, on Crowell Road at the intersection of Northgate Road just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Chatham Police Department. The Chatham police ...
  • stabbing 4 hours ago

    Special Needs Worker Stabbed in Yarmouth

    An employee of a special needs group home was stabbed by a 25-year-old client Tuesday night, according to the Yarmouth Police Department. The man who allegedly stabbed the employee with a knife at the Hazelmoor Road home was arrested and charged. Police were called about the incident just after 10 p.m. The employee taken to hospital with minor inju...
  • car crash 45 mins ago

    Woman Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash in Brockton

    A woman died after being hit by a car in Brockton Tuesday night, according to officials. Allen Perkins, 57, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury and death, according to Brockton Police. Brockton police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating the hit-and-run accident, which happened near 634 Centre Stre...
  • KAMALA HARRIS 12 hours ago

    A Look at Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris' Credentials

    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is making history as the third woman ever to be chosen as a vice presidential candidate on a major party’s ticket. She’s also biracial, and the first Black woman selected to run. Former Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he had selected Harris as his running mate. “Women have to prove ove...
  • Worcester 13 hours ago

    Missing Worcester Man Found Safe

    A 97-year-old man who was reported missing Tuesday evening in Worcester, Massachusetts, has been found safe, police said. Carmelo Ruiz walked off from Pleasant Valley Drive around 8 p.m., police said. They later confirmed he had been located. Police thanked the public for its help.

  • Boston Bruins 14 hours ago

    After Waiting Hours for Ice, Game Between Bruins and Hurricanes Is Postponed

    The playoff opener between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes was postponed on Tuesday night after the previous game in the same building went into a fifth overtime. Game 1 of the series will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday instead. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets began their game at 3:30 p.m. EDT in Toronto’s Scotiabank A...
  • Moderna 3 hours ago

    US Gov't to Buy 100M Doses of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine for $1.5B

    Massachusetts biotech firm Moderna Inc. will produce 100 million doses of its in-development vaccine for the new coronavirus for the U.S. government, the Cambridge-based company and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.

  • Black Lives Matter 12 hours ago

    4 Acts of Vandalism Involving Black Lives Matter Signage Reported in Arlington

    Four acts of vandalism involving Black Lives Matter signage were reported Monday morning in Arlington, Massachusetts, police said. The incidents took place at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, Calvary Church, and at two private residences, according to police. At First Parish Unitarian Universalist, police said someone spray-painted...
  • New Hampshire 15 hours ago

    16-Year-Old Boy Reported Missing in Dover, NH

    Police in Dover, New Hampshire, are looking for a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since Monday. Liam Lee was last seen Monday evening at his home on Flanders Court, police said Tuesday. Lee is described as being about 5’10 and 150 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. Police did not say what Lee was wearing when he…

  • back to school 16 hours ago

    This School's Thorough Testing Regimen Could Be a Model in Mass.

    As all colleges and universities continue to tweak their fall plans, UMass Medical School in Worcester has become a model for successfully bringing its roughly 2,200 students back on campus for the past month. UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins credits weekly testing with turnaround times of 24-36 hours. And with more than 10,000 tests...
  • coronavirus 16 hours ago

    Gloucester Mayor Urges Boaters to Practice Social Distancing and ‘Respect'

    The Annisquam River in Gloucester, Massachusetts, was calm and cool Tuesday, with only a smattering of boaters, all of whom seemed to be practicing appropriate social distancing. It’s different on the weekend, which has prompted a response from the city’s mayor. “Just because being outside is low risk,” Mayor Sefatia Romeo T...
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