Vaccine Delivery

Mobile Clinics Help Deliver Coronavirus Vaccine To Hard-To-Reach People

Traducido en español por El Planeta Media . More than one and a half million people in Massachusetts are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. But with an uptick in positive coronavirus tests and the spread of variants, theres increased urgency to get shots administered to as many people possible, as quickly as possible. So the state and several health groups are taking vaccines directly into the community and setting up mobile vaccine clinics. For the past two months, UMass Memorial...

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Chauvin Trial

Chauvin Trial Judge Denies Request For Jury Sequestration After Police Shooting

After a fatal police shooting near Minneapolis on Sunday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's attorney expressed concern that jurors in his murder trial could be swayed by the events. Judge Peter Cahill denied the request to re-question jurors and immediately sequester them. Cahill said the jury would be fully sequestered beginning next Monday when closing arguments are expected to start. Defense attorney Eric Nelson asked that jurors be questioned on what they had heard about...

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The Holyoke Soldiers' Home in March 2020.
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Massachusetts House Likely To Pass New Holyoke Soldiers' Home Bill This Week

Massachusetts legislative leaders outlined plans to advance a $400 million bill funding the construction of a new Holyoke Soldiers' Home. But it's unclear if their timeline will be fast enough to quickly secure federal funding.

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Local Brewer Bikes to Benefit Food Bank of Western Mass

The UMass hockey team poses after winning the 2021 NCAA championship.
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Filip Lindberg had 25 saves, Aaron Bohlinger scored his first career goal, and Massachusetts beat St. Cloud State 5-0 to win the program’s first NCAA title.

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The Holyoke, Massachusetts, City Council will pick an acting mayor on Monday from its own ranks. Two candidates have stepped forward.

Fear opens with the front door for Lisa Wong. It walks her down the street, and it follows her into the grocery store. Fear is a strange voice calling out from a passing car. It lurks around every corner. Fear is in her Zoom calls when she works as town manager of Winchester. That fear has a history. She recognizes it. When she looks at her own face, fear is a question written in yellow.

In a federal whistleblower complaint, a former attorney for the Saint-Gobain plastics company claims he was told to “look the other way” on potential water contamination like the kind that’s affected New Hampshire and Vermont. 

(Updated Thursday at 2pm)

Seven men are facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing minors at the state’s youth detention facility between 1994 and 2005.

The charges against six of the defendants were announced Wednesday by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, and are part of an ongoing investigation in decades of alleged abuse at what is now called the Sununu Youth Services Center, in Manchester.

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A chart shows the shifting makeup of COVID-19 infections in Massachusetts between September 2020 and April 2021. The largest share of cases is among residents age 29 and younger.
Massachusetts DPH / State House News Service

COVID-19 Variants On The Minds Of Beacon Hill Lawmakers

Massachusetts lawmakers will soon learn more about the contagious COVID-19 variants known to reinfect those who previously had coronavirus.

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at a Boston-area vaccine site.
Suzanne Kreiter / Boston Globe / Pool / State House News Service

Choosing The Devil She Knows By Getting The Second Dose Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated at 4:44 p.m. on April 8 I am not an anti-vaxxer by any means, but to deny that I don’t have my reservations about taking the COVID-19 vaccine would not be truthful.

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