• mbta August 22, 2022 8:50 am

    Morning Commute Picking Up Along the Orange Line

    After a slow start Monday, things were picking up around 8 a.m., with one commuter telling NBC10 Boston that his commute had taken two hours.

  • mbta August 12, 2022 12:42 pm

    During MBTA Train Shutdowns, Some Boston City Workers Get Remote Work Flexibility

    Some Boston city workers may be able to work from home during the weekslong shutdown of the MBTA Orange Line and closure of the Green Line north of the Government Center. The city is one of the employers around the area flexing schedules to deal with the sudden closures. Orange and Green line commuters who work for the city of…

  • mbta August 12, 2022 11:30 pm

    MBTA Releases Travel Plan for Orange, Green Line Shutdowns: Read It Here

    The MBTA released its plan for travel alternatives while the entire Orange Line and part of the Green Line are shut down later this month and into September. The plan’s release came Friday, a week before the unprecedented Orange Line shutdown was set to begin. The MBTA released “A Rider’s Guide to Planning Ahead” with details on how to...

  • Congress September 30, 2021 7:57 pm

    Biden Signs Bill to Avoid Gov't Shutdown

    Congress passed the bill earlier Thursday, hours before a looming midnight deadline.

  • restrictions December 23, 2020 12:44 pm

    More Restrictions to Take Effect in Mass. Saturday

    A series of new restrictions aimed at stemming the surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Massachusetts will go into effect on Saturday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday.

  • coronavirus December 23, 2020 12:45 pm

    New Massachusetts COVID Restrictions: What to Know

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced a series of new restrictions Tuesday aimed at stemming the surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations since the Thanksgiving holiday. The new rules crack down on gatherings and businesses and require hospitals to halt most elective surgeries. Tuesday was the second time this month that Baker has announced new, more restrictive measures to combat the…

  • restrictions December 22, 2020 6:48 pm

    Read the New COVID Restrictions for Mass. After Christmas

    After Christmas, lines may be longer at Massachusetts stores and some gatherings will need to be smaller — that’s when new coronavirus restrictions go into place in the state. Gov. Charlie Baker outlined the temporary new restrictions Tuesday. The 25% occupancy limit affects a wide range of sectors, from restaurants and retail businesses to houses of worship and offices. Gathering…

  • coronavirus December 22, 2020 11:37 pm

    Mass. Gets New COVID Restrictions for Gatherings, Biz Occupancy, Hospitals

    A new slate of restrictions for Massachusetts gatherings, businesses and elective surgeries was announced Tuesday, the latest to come amid a spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, with fears of another one arriving after the holidays.

  • coronavirus December 16, 2020 1:05 pm

    Mass. Has Released COVID-19 Holiday Guidelines. Here's What to Know

    Massachusetts health officials this week released guidance about how to celebrate the upcoming holidays safely amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the state. The guidelines come as Gov. Charlie Baker urges residents not to gather in groups or travel during the upcoming holidays, saying such activities could put additional strain on hospitals amid a surge of coronavirus cases. The…

  • coronavirus December 16, 2020 7:07 am

    Gov. Baker Urges Residents to Skip Holiday Gatherings, Citing Post-Thanksgiving COVID Spike

    Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday urged Massachusetts residents not to gather in groups during the upcoming holidays, saying such activities over Thanksgiving led to a significant spike in coronavirus cases. Baker said a surge of new coronavirus cases since Thanksgiving has put a “significant strain” on the health care system, and warned the situation could worsen after December’s holidays,...

  • coronavirus December 14, 2020 8:44 am

    Is Massachusetts Headed for Another Shutdown?

    Even as the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrive in Massachusetts, the number of cases continues to skyrocket. And with widespread vaccination still months away, health experts and doctors say it may not be long before a total shutdown of the state’s economy becomes necessary. Gov. Charlie Baker has said all along that he will let the public...

  • coronavirus December 9, 2020 11:15 am

    Mass. Moves Back to Phase 3, Step 1: Here's What to Know

    Gov. Charlie Baker is reverting to coronavirus restrictions that were in place over the summer amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts. The entire state will backtrack to Phase 3, Step 1 of its reopening plan starting Sunday, Baker announced Tuesday, but with some amendments. Baker ordered reduced capacity for “pretty much everything,” and issued new guidance for certain…

  • coronavirus December 8, 2020 6:49 pm

    Baker Announces Mass. Will Roll Back to Phase 3, Step 1 of Reopening

    With the spread of COVID-19 continuing to accelerate, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday that the entire state will revert to Phase 3, Step 1 of its reopening plan beginning on Sunday. “The rate Massachusetts residents are getting infected and the rate at which they are needing medical care, if all continues to move at this pace, is simply not…

  • coronavirus November 24, 2020 9:13 am

    Debate Over Possible Plan to Halt Indoor Dining in Cambridge

    Cambridge officials are discussing whether or not indoor dining should be stopped as the pandemic worsens.

  • shutdown November 24, 2020 10:55 am

    Cambridge Considers Shutting Down Indoor Dining, Wants Others to Do the Same

    Cambridge city officials are considering rolling back reopening measures including indoor dining — and asking other Boston-area communities to do the same — amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the state. During a Monday night meeting, the Cambridge City Council gave the city manager the authority to enter into discussions with the Metro Mayor’s Association to come up with…

  • coronavirus pandemic November 19, 2020 6:29 pm

    Biden Rules Out National Shutdown to Stop COVID-19

    President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday ruled out a national shutdown, saying, “Every area, every community can be different, and so there’s no circumstance in which I can see that would require a total national shutdown. I think that would be counterproductive.”

  • Rhode Island November 19, 2020 4:34 pm

    Rhode Island Gov. Announces Two-Week Pause Starting the End of November

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced on Thursday the state would institute a two-week pause starting at the end of November to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

  • coronavirus November 18, 2020 1:20 pm

    Are We Headed for a Second Shutdown?

    As coronavirus cases continue to surge across New England, it raises the question — is the region headed for a second shutdown like the one it experienced in April and May? Politicians have mostly avoided the subject when asked, with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker even saying he doesn’t think the state is in the same dire straits it was last…

  • coronavirus October 31, 2020 11:11 am

    Hoping to Scare Off Tourists, Salem Adds Strict Rules for Halloween Weekend

    Strict rules start in Salem this Halloween weekend in an attempt to scare off tourists that officials say could spread the coronavirus. Even with the restrictions and the snow, visitors were flocking to the Witch City on Friday to celebrate.  Despite the cancellation of all Haunted Happening events this year and the announcement of a series of new coronavirus...

  • coronavirus October 20, 2020 2:46 pm

    Could We Face Another Round of Grocery Shortages as COVID Cases Spike?

    As coronavirus cases continue to spike across Massachusetts and the country, it raises an important question — are we going to see shortages of toilet paper and other grocery store staples like we did during the spring surge? Probably not, at least according to area grocery store chains. This time around, they said they’re ready for another round of shutdowns…

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