boston public schools 28 mins ago

Mayor Walsh to Provide Update as Boston Nears Red on COVID Map

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is scheduled to provide a coronavirus update Friday, just two days after he said the city was in danger of moving into Massachusetts’ highest-risk category for COVID-19 ...

  • Weather 3 hours ago

    Sunshine, Highs Near 80 Through the Weekend

    Warm, dry weather will stick around into the weekend. High temperatures will reach the upper 70s and low 80s today, Saturday and Sunday. As the seas calm down, we might see some nice beach weather. A cold front will move in late Sunday into Monday. It’s possible that we will see some rain, but it’s too early to tell...

  • Massachusetts 4 hours ago

    Some Mass. Communities Left Behind By Energy Efficiency Program, Study Finds

    After owning her home in Chelsea for more than a decade, Mayra Romero knew something needed to change. “The electricity and the gas bill were very high,” she said. Her home didn’t have good insulation, and she paid $400 a month or more during the winter to heat it, using space heaters to supplement the gas service. “The heat would…
  • coronavirus 5 hours ago

    Boston Teachers Union Questions Safety of School Buildings, Classrooms

    With some Boston students set to return to “in-person” learning on October 1st, teachers taking part in a virtual Boston Public schools union meeting reaffirming Thursday they’re not happy with the safety of school buildings.  “We know many of our buildings in East Boston are not safe right now, so we are concerned and I thin...
  • coronavirus 12 hours ago

    Emerson College to Go Online in Winter, Hybrid in Spring

    Emerson College is planning to offer winter term courses online for its undergraduate students, the college announced Thursday. The Boston-based college also announced it will extend its hybrid Flex Learning plan for the spring term, offering online courses to students who are living on or off campus. Some students are currently living and studying...
  • masks 13 hours ago

    NH City Ups Punishment for Stores Serving People Without Masks on

    Nashua, New Hampshire, has tightened its mask mandate, now issuing hefty fines to any businesses that serve customers who aren’t wearing a mask. A standing ordinance in Nashua required everyone to wear face coverings in public. But under a new city ordinance passed this week, employees and business owners could face up to a $1,000 fine if they serv...
  • coronavirus pandemic 14 hours ago

    Families Consider Move to Suburbs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to school closures and companies working from home, many families living in and around Boston are now considering a move to the suburbs. “We don’t have a date for when our kids can go back to school. And we are seeing neighboring towns move in that direction much quicker,” said Rana McLaughlin, who lives in Somerville with her...

  • Merrimack College 11 hours ago

    Dozens More Test Positive in Merrimack College Coronavirus Outbreak

    Nearly four dozen additional students living in one residence hall at Merrimack College have tested positive for the coronavirus, the college’s president Christopher Hopey confirmed. Twenty students had already tested positive on the campus in North Andover, Massachusetts, including 17 who live in the Monican residence hall. The college says ...
  • Grafton Public Schools 14 hours ago

    Educators in Grafton Voice Concerns Over Hybrid Learning Plan

    Educators in one Massachusetts community are voicing their concerns with the district’s fall learning plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Grafton Public Schools started the year with a hybrid learning plan that school officials believe is one of the most ambitious in the Commonwealth. “I think we’re one of the few districts that a...
  • indictment 15 hours ago

    NH Teen Indicted on Murder Charge in Dad's Death

    A New Hampshire teenager has been indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge stemming from the death of his father last year in Antrim, prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Beam, 18, faces a charge of first-degree murder and is accused of assaulting his father with a hammer and a knife, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said. Beam has been held&#8230...
  • fall foliage 13 hours ago

    Will New England's Drought Affect Fall Foliage? We Talked to an Expert

    The nation’s latest drought monitoring data was released Thursday, showing western Vermont as abnormally dry and eastern Vermont in either moderate or severe drought. “It’s very, very dry and very parched where we are,” said Jay Limoge of Shelburne. It’s even drier across most of New England. With the drought conditions coinciding with Vermont’s tr...
  • as seen on 16 hours ago

    Families Moving From Cities to Suburbs

    Many Boston residents are looking to the suburbs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • stolen BMW 17 hours ago

    Mass. Teen Accused of Stealing, Crashing BMW in Sudbury

    A Massachusetts teenager is accused of stealing a luxury car from a Sudbury dealership Thursday morning and then speeding past an officer before crashing through a guardrail and landing in a small stream, according to police. The crash, which happened at the corner of Boston Post and Station roads around 5 a.m., caused serious damage to the brand n...
  • protests 13 hours ago

    Gov. Baker Activates Mass. National Guard Due to Possible Protests

    Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order Thursday activating 1,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard due to possible protests and demonstrations. The governor’s office said the National Guard was activated in case municipal leaders require assistance “to protect opportunities to exercise first amendment rights and to maintain public...
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