Moving past the omicron peak? COVID-19 levels in Boston-area waste water are on the decline

Coronavirus levels in waste water data collected from the Deer Island water treatment plant have been declining after a weekslong spike, raising hopes that theRead More

Mass. DPH issues new guidance on when residents should get tested for COVID-19

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Tuesday issued new guidance on when residents should get tested for COVID-19 with wait lines at testing sitesRead More

Baker administration launches tool for Mass. residents to access digital COVID-19 vaccine card

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration on Monday announced a new tool that provides Massachusetts residents a way to digitally access their COVID-19 vaccine card and vaccinationRead More

Winter storm blankets some Mass. communities

Milton and Franklin are among the communities dealing with a foot of snow following a winter storm Friday. Light, fluffy snow blanketed the towns overRead More

Crews across Mass. prepare for winter storm amid plow driver shortage

Crews across the Bay State are hard at work preparing for Friday’s storm while also dealing with staffing shortages due to COVID-19. “We had fiveRead More

Unvaccinated creating ‘ripple effects’ in health care, Boston Mayor Wu says

The winter COVID-19 wave continues to wreak havoc on Boston’s education and health care systems, prompting more than 1,000 school staff absences and straining already-burdenedRead More

‘It’s against science’: Protesters gather in Boston to rally against Mayor Wu’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Groups of protesters gathered in Boston on Wednesday to rally against Mayor Michelle Wu’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor spaces within the city. Wu announcedRead More

Hot lunch, cold weather: Parents divided on local school’s policy to encourage kids to eat outside

Many schools are getting kids outside to help slow the spread of the virus but, with the weather turning colder, some parents say they areRead More

Baker celebrates in-person learning amid COVID surge

As students returned to classes Monday amid a continued surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Charlie Baker kicked off his week with an early morning pressRead More

Education commissioner not closing Mass. schools Monday despite union’s calls to use day for staff COVID-19 testing

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says they will not close schools Monday despite the call to action from the Massachusetts Teachers Association requestingRead More