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BOSTON – There’s a change in leadership coming to the state’s veterans affairs office, which oversees the soldiers home in Holyoke where one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks of COVID-19 occurred earlier this year. There were multiple reports overnight and early Wednesday morning that Secretary Francisco Urena was asked to resign and is departing, and […]
AYER – Under pressure in the community it serves, Steward Health Care announced Wednesday night that it is reallocating intensive care unit staff back to Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, citing the recent statewide decline in COVID-19 admissions. Last month, Steward adjusted its Massachusetts resources, saying the moves were based on the need to […]
By Michael Norton, State House News Service BOSTON  — State officials reported Wednesday that a fourth Massachusetts person has died of a vaping-associated lung injury. The state Department of Public Health said the man, who was in his 70s and from Middlesex County, reported vaping tetrahydrocannabinol, an ingredient found in marijuana. “Today’s news is a tragic reminder […]
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