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revere 15 mins ago

Firefighters Help Deliver Baby Along Roadside in Revere

Firefighters in Revere, Massachusetts, cut the cord after delivering a baby on the side of the road Thursday morning. The new mother and father were driving on Lee Burbank Highway around 6:45 a.m. whe...

  • Canobie Lake Park 4 hours ago

    Canobie Lake Park Reopens Thursday: How Will It Work?

    Canobie Lake Park, one of New Hampshire’s best known destinations, reopens on Thursday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. for the first time this season after the coronavirus shutdowns. It was originally slated to open on May 2. The 65-acre park, located in Salem, offers over 85 attractions and has been ranked as one of the top amusement parks in the&#82...
  • reopening Massachusetts 5 hours ago

    New England Aquarium Reopens Thursday With COVID Changes

    After closing its doors for four months during the pandemic, the New England Aquarium reopens Thursday with new coronavirus safety policies in place. Reservations are required for visitors, who will be screened for coronavirus symptoms upon entry. Masks are required for anyone over the age of five and encouraged for children over the age of two. Ce...
  • coronavirus 5 hours ago

    Cambridge Lab Processing Thousands of College COVID Tests

    As colleges and universities prepare for the fall semester, many are partnering with the Broad Institute to implement coronavirus testing on campus. Scientists at the institute, which is affiliated with Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are processing 7,000 tests a day, promising results within 24 hours. The majority of those t...
  • forecast 5 hours ago

    Cool Weather Ahead of Potential Weekend Heat Wave

    Another almost fall-like day coming up for today. Temperatures will reach the low 70s at the coast, but will make a push up to 80° inland. We will see a mixture of sun and clouds. Friday, a cold front will be moving into the area. Showers and thunderstorms are possible has high temperatures reach the low 80s once again. Even…

  • coronavirus 5 hours ago

    Summer School Staff Member in Westwood Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    A summer staff member at a special education program in Westwood, Massachusetts, has tested positive for COVID-19. The program is taking place at Downey Elementary. The case shines a light on how tricky in-classroom instruction could be in the fall. “I just think it’s so important for these kids to have structure,” said Lorri Warr...
  • Donald Trump 15 hours ago

    Coronavirus Has Changed the Presidential Race. It's Affected How It's Covered, Too.

    Minutes into President Donald Trump’s official Rose Garden announcement Tuesday on China and Hong Kong, the event took a sharp turn: his remarks turned to his presidential opponent Joe Biden. “Joe Biden‘s entire career has been a gift to the Chinese communist party,” Trump claimed, one of many attacks leveled at his political opponent in what has t...
  • remote learning 15 hours ago

    Some Teachers Head to Virtual Summer School to Learn How to Teach Remotely

    Remote classes are continuing this summer, including classes for educators who are working hard through their summer break to try to get a better handle on virtual teaching. “Everybody is trying so hard to be prepared going into the fall, and to give students the best education possible, whether it’s remote, whether it’s in the classroom, or whethe...
  • New Hampshire 16 hours ago

    Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child; Police Chief Decries His Release on Bail

    A man charged with sexually assaulting a child in New Hampshire’s largest city is free on bail, much to the chagrin of the city’s police chief. Russell Debreceni, 31, was observed on July 1 having sexual contact with a girl under 13, according to police in Manchester. After Debrecini was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of aggravated felon...
  • hail 16 hours ago

    ‘Deafening' Hail Damages 1,000 Vehicles at Maine Dealership, Owner Says

    A thousand vehicles are dented and dinged after a storm dropped quarter-sized hail on a dealership in Sanford, Maine. It happened Tuesday morning at Marc Motors, where vehicles were left numerous small indentations on their roofs and hoods. “It was deafening, frightening, loud and repetitive. We actually thought at one point that the windows in the...
  • coronavirus 4 hours ago

    Coronavirus Hot Spots: The Mass. Communities With the Highest Rates of COVID-19

    For the 14th straight week, the state Department of Public Health released a breakdown of the total number of coronavirus cases in each Massachusetts city and town. Until this week, the state provided data on the communities with the highest rates of cases per 100,000 people. This data was no longer included, but some new information offers a snaps...
  • shopping trends 18 hours ago

    Shopping Trends During the Pandemic

    Stay at home orders the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to online retail therapy for many Americans. Among the many feel-good items retailers have seen a spike in are bread makers, big-screen televisions, puzzles, vacuum sealers, air purifiers, pajamas and cozy socks, according to Marshal Cohen, the chief retail analyst at t...
  • mask mandate 18 hours ago

    NH Town Considers Emergency Mask Ordinance

    Although masks are not mandated in the state of New Hampshire, the town of Durham is considering an emergency mask ordinance amid the coronavirus pandemic. The University of New Hampshire will begin to welcome back thousands of students in less than a month. To protect residents, Durham Town Administrator Todd Selig is calling for the town council ...
  • coronavirus 18 hours ago

    Mass. Reports 27 New Coronavirus Deaths, 142 More Confirmed Cases

    Another 27 people with the new coronavirus have died in Massachusetts, health officials said Wednesday, confirming 142 new cases. Those numbers bring the confirmed death toll to 8,152 and the number of confirmed cases in Massachusetts to 106,128, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s daily COVID-19 report. There are an ...
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