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  • Massachusetts Aug 2

    Coronavirus Cases Top 110K in Mass.; 17 New Deaths Reported

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts has topped 110,000, as health officials announced 290 new cases of the virus on Saturday. Another 17 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been 8,406 deaths and 110,077 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, is at 2.1%,…

  • Boston Marathon bombing Aug 1

    Court Tosses Boston Marathon Bomber's Death Sentence

    A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial on whether the 27-year-old Tsarnaev should be executed for the attack...

  • SCHOOLS Jul 28

    Amid Pandemic, Mass. Schools Given 10 Extra Days to Prepare for Reopening

    After a push from teachers unions, Massachusetts is allowing schools to start 10 days later so districts can have more time to prepare for the school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers unions and state officials signed a memorandum of understanding Monday that shortens the upcoming school year by 10 days, from 180 to 170 days. The agreement requires, however,…

  • coronavirus Jul 27

    Boston Hospitals Beginning Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

    Two hospitals in Boston are beginning human trials for vaccines against coronavirus. An experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is undergoing human testing. Additionally, Brigham and Women’s Hospital will lead the New England portion of a massive trial to test the effectiveness and safety of a vaccine developed by Moderna, based in neighboring Cambridge, Massachusetts....

  • coronavirus in massachusetts Jul 27

    Boston's Museum of Science Reopens to Wider Public

    For the first time since it shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boston’s popular Museum of Science reopened Sunday to the wider public with new restrictions to prevent spread of COVID-19. The museum, which reopened to members only earlier this week, is requiring all visitors to reserve tickets in advance and wear face masks. Additionally, new mobile technology will...

  • umass Jul 20

    UMass Freezes In-State Tuition Rates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    The University of Massachusetts system announced Monday it was freezing tuition rates for the 2020-21 academic year as the state continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, UMass said tuition for its Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses would be frozen at an average rate of $14,722 for undergrad students and between $14,590 to $18,433 for graduate…

  • coronavirus Jul 20

    Nearly 300 New Coronavirus Cases Reported Across New England Sunday

    Nearly 300 new coronavirus cases and at least 14 deaths were reported in New England states on Sunday as people took to beaches, parks and other public spaces to help beat the heat. The bulk of the new cases were reported in Massachusetts, which saw 218 new cases and 12 deaths. That brings the state’s total confirmed case count to…

  • Black Lives Matter Jul 20

    Workers Walk Off Job In Boston For ‘Strike for Black Lives' Rally

    Essential workers in Massachusetts walked off the job Monday as part of nationwide events to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. The strikers held a rally at the State House in Boston starting at 9 a.m., joining those in other cities around the country as part of the event.   Sen. Ed Markey,…

  • New Hampshire Jul 15

    NH Teachers Union Says School Reopening Guidelines Won't Keep Students Safe

    New Hampshire’s largest teachers union is criticizing Gov. Chris Sununu’s guidelines for reopening schools this fall, calling them unsafe for students and educators. The president of the state chapter of the National Education Association said in a statement Wednesday that the state’s impressive results in containing the spread of the coronavirus were due to strict rules aimed at keeping...

  • coronavirus in massachusetts Jul 12

    Coronavirus in Mass.: 15 More Deaths, 199 New Cases

    Another 15 people with the new coronavirus have died in Massachusetts and 199 new infections have been detected, including confirmed and probable cases, state health officials said Sunday. Of those deaths, all are in people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. And 172 of the newly reported cases are confirmed, with the remaining 27 listed…

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