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BOSTON  – The previously postponed 2020 Boston Marathon has been canceled and will not be held on the Sept. 14 date officials originally targeted when they called off the traditional April running of the 26.2-mile road race due to the coronavirus, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday. Earlier this year, city leaders and the Boston […]
BOSTON – The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdowns aimed at preventing its spread wiped out more than 20 million American jobs in April, a historic implosion felt in virtually every corner of the economy, federal officials said Friday. In the first full month of data reflecting the outbreak’s impact, the national unemployment rate jumped […]
Tickets for driving 100+ mph spiked in April
BOSTON – Ballot question campaigns will be able to collect the 13,000-plus signatures they need over the coming weeks electronically under a new court judgment agreed to by Secretary of State William Galvin. In a resolution partly mirroring relief already granted to legislative and Congressional candidates, the Supreme Judicial Court issued judgment late Wednesday allowing […]
BOSTON – Massachusetts school buildings will remain closed to students for the rest of this school year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday, a dramatic step aimed at preventing a rebound in COVID-19 transmission once the state emerges from the worst of the outbreak. Baker also ordered non-emergency child care programs to remain closed until June […]
SHNS coronavirus tracker, Thursday update
BOSTON  — The Massachusetts Senate plans to roll out a “comprehensive climate change bill” on Thursday, officials announced Tuesday, and one senator told reporters he expects the bill to feature a net-zero emissions requirement by 2050. Senate President Karen Spilka and Sen. Mike Barrett, who co-chairs the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee, announced in a 30-second […]
BOSTON — Massachusetts businesses would be banned from distributing disposable plastic straws unless a customer requests one, under a bill endorsed by Environment Committee on Monday and described as “ridiculous” by a leading small business advocate. The committee favorably recommended its own version of a ban (S 2450) that would prohibit restaurants, coffee shops and […]