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    BOSTON (AP) – The largest operator of affordable housing in Massachusetts has extended its moratorium on evictions of tenants experiencing financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic until Dec. 31, the company announced Monday. WinnCompanies said the moratorium will apply to all residents financially impacted by COVID-19 who are eligible under the state Department of Housing and Community Development’s guidelines issued in April. Proper documentation will be required. Gov. Baker signed emergency legislation enacting a statewide eviction moratorium, but that...
    FOXBORO (CBS) – Some gyms opened their doors for the first time in months Monday as Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan got underway. The Fit Factory in Foxboro welcomed back members starting bright and early at 6 a.m. “We’ve been building up to it,” said Chris Brown, general manager of the facility. “It was like the light at the end of the tunnel has arrived.” Arrows on the floors guided members down one-way paths to promote social distancing. Sanitizing...
    BOSTON (AP) — Casinos, gyms, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses allowed to reopen in Massachusetts on Monday under the third phase of the governors coronavirus economic recovery plan, but things will look different. Limited capacity, face coverings, more frequent cleanings and other precautions designed to prevent a new surge of COVID-19 cases will be the new normal The rules dont apply to Boston, which will move into phase three on July 13. Although museums are allowed to...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Strong storms caused damage in several Massachusetts towns Sunday night. In Duxbury, the fire department tweeted out a photo of a shed that caught fire after being struck by lightning. At 12:07 DXFD responded to a fully involved shed fire which was caused due to a lightning strike when severe #weather came through our area. #DXFD pic.twitter.com/cz6DLSjLAR — Duxbury Fire PIO (@DXFD_PIO) July 6, 2020 A tree fell onto a vehicle and building in Boxboro, brought...
    LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a shooting during a July Fourth cookout in Massachusetts. The man shot at about 10 p.m. Saturday in Lynn was Noe Hernandez, 35, according to a statement Sunday from the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. The Lynn man was taken to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Four other people were injured, one seriously. The most seriously injured person was taken to a...
    BOSTON (CBS) –  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 10 new confirmed coronavirus deaths and 111 more cases in the state on Sunday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is 104,502 and the confirmed death toll is 7,968. There were also 25 new probable cases reported Sunday and one probable death. Including the probable reports, there have now been 109,974 total coronavirus cases and 8,183 deaths in Massachusetts. Probable cases are individuals...
    LYNN, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and four others were injured when gunfire erupted at a holiday cookout, officials said Sunday. A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at Salem Hospital and another shooting victim was transferred to a Boston hospital, the district attorney’s office said. Three others were less severely injured, officials said. The shootings at 10 p.m. Saturday, on the Fourth of July, are being investigated by the Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and Essex District...
    By The Associated Press Most of Massachusetts is moving forward with the next phase of its economic reopening, which covers many indoor venues like gyms, museums movie theaters and casinos, effective on Monday. The governors order covers all of the state except Boston, where the changes will take effect on July 13. Gov. Charlie Baker said data shows that the state is controlling the coronavirus, but recent surges in other parts of the country serve as a cautionary tale. “We’d...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is set to enter Phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan on Monday, meaning a new wave of businesses will be eligible to open their doors. Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that the state would move forward into the next portion of the plan. The governor said Phase 3 is expected to last longer than previous phases. So what can reopen on Monday? Gyms and fitness centers can open with occupancy under 40%. They must sanitize...
    BOSTON (AP) — The eastern equine encephalitis virus has been discovered in mosquitoes for the first time this year in Massachusetts, health officials said. EEE was confirmed by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample collected July 1 in the town of Orange in Franklin County, officials said Friday. No human or animal cases of EEE have been detected so far this year, officials said. The mosquito-borne disease is a rare but a potentially deadly disease. There...
    A Massachusetts school bus driver returned to the classroom and earned his college degree, thanks to encouragement from the students he drove every day. Clayton Ward attended college in Virginia but dropped out after a few semesters when the demands of school and work became too much. He moved to Framingham, Mass., and took up driving school busses, much like his family did back in his home state of Tennessee. As he drove the students to and from school...
    BOSTON (CBS) –  Health officials reported 162 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 23 more deaths in the state on Saturday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is 104,391 and the confirmed death toll is 7,958. There were also 47 new probable cases reported Saturday. Including the probable reports, there have now been 109,838 total coronavirus cases and 8,172 deaths in the state. Probable cases are individuals who were not...
    Editors note: In order to allow our staff to enjoy the 4th of July holiday with their families, TheBlaze will be running a series of articles today commemorating the Revolutionary War, which won America her freedom. God bless America, and all of you. LONDON (1774) — In response to the activities of Dec. 16, 1773, the British Parliament has passed a series of punitive acts to be revoked only upon the compensation of the East India Company...
    BOSTON (CBS) –  Health officials reported 17 new coronavirus deaths and 290 additional cases in the state on Friday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is 104,228 and the confirmed death toll is 7,935. There were also 78 new probable cases reported Friday. Including the probable reports, there have now been 109,628 total coronavirus cases and 8,145 deaths in the state. Probable cases are individuals who were not given...
    ORANGE (CBS) — For the first time this summer, EEE has been detected in a sample of Massachusetts mosquitoes. The Department of Public Health said a mosquito sample collected July 1 in Orange tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. As a result, the state raised the EEE risk level to moderate in Orange and neighboring Athol. “We have been preparing for EEE activity this year,’’ said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel in a statement. “It is early in the...
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Massachusetts legislative leaders on Thursday announced a bill has passed that would expand voting options during the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation would for the first time in state history give all eligible residents the opportunity to vote early in both the state primary and general election while also letting residents vote by mail and expanding absentee ballot access. The bill is headed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk next. “Voting and public health don’t need to conflict,” House...
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are urging boaters to take caution on the water after an increase in fatal accidents in the Northeast. Officials on Friday said the state’s inland and coastal waters are expected to be busy over the July Fourth weekend. They reminded boaters to use flotation devices, to travel at reasonable speeds and to avoid operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More residents have been using the state’s parks and waters recently, but “unfortunately we’ve...
    The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, has passed an ordinance making it one of the first cities in the nation to officially recognize polyamorous relationships. The city no longer limits the number of people included in a partnership.  The change, which was unanimously passed by the city council last week, required only a minor shift in language. Instead of defining a relationship as an entity formed by two persons, Somerville now legally defines it as entity formed by people.  The Somerville...
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the states coronavirus economic recovery plan. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem announced in a statement Friday that it will open its doors July 16 and 17 to members, patrons and some medical workers, then open to the public on July 18. The museum will limit capacity with timed tickets, and is also enhancing cleaning and...
    BOSTON (CBS) — New Hampshire is the latest northeast state to relax its travel restrictions. Gov. Chris Sununu announced visitors from other New England states no longer have to quarantine for 14 days. “We are removing the quarantine requirement for New England residents who travel to New Hampshire for leisurely purposes, effective immediately,” Sununu tweeted. Today, in following with announcements made in nearby New England states, we are removing the quarantine requirement for New England residents who travel to New...
    BOSTON (AP) — The utility blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018 that killed one person, injured almost two dozen and damaged more than 100 buildings has agreed to pay the state $56 million, state Attorney General Maura Healey said. The money from the deal with Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and its parent company, NiSource, will be used to provide gas bill debt relief for about 26,000 low-income customers, and for clean energy programs, the...
    A white Massachusetts man who confronted a black woman and allegedly followed her in his BMW in her own neighborhood will face charges, police said. The 65-year-old Groveland man, who was caught on camera in footage posted Monday by 21-year-old Julia Santos, accused the woman of acting suspiciously as she picked up free dog food from a residence about a mile away from her home in Groveland, WHDH reports. The man, who was not identified by police, will be...
    A white Massachusetts man who confronted a black woman and allegedly followed her in his BMW in her own neighborhood will face charges, police said. The 65-year-old Groveland man, who was caught on camera in footage posted Monday by 21-year-old Julia Santos, accused the woman of acting suspiciously as she picked up free dog food from a residence about a mile away from her home in Groveland, WHDH reports. The man, who was not identified by police, will be charged...
    (CNN)The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, will now recognize polyamorous relationships after the city council voted in favor of a new domestic partnership ordinance in a meeting last Thursday. Councilor Lance Davis, who supported the ordinance, told CNN he believes this is the first ordinance of its kind in the country. The domestic partnership ordinance was brought to the city council recently as a means to help residents who are not married to visit their partners who are sick with coronavirus...
    The City of Somerville passed the ordinance during a council meeting on June 25, with it being signed into law on Monday by Mayor Joseph Curtatone A city just outside of Boston has unanimously voted to allow for polyamorous relationships, out of growing concern from residents hoping to visit their partners in hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. The City of Somerville passed the ordinance during a council meeting on June 25, with it being signed into law on Monday...