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Offering To Revise Archives, Globe Wants To Make Sure Its Stories 'Not Holding People Back'

The reality of the internet is that when someone is charged for a crime, and a reporter writes about it, that story is forever online.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his State of the Commonwealth address from his office, a far cry from the normal pomp and circumstance associated with the event during normal times.
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Massachusetts Gov. Baker: Policies Must Align With Future Of Work

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The Biden Administration Is Working To Buy 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Updated at 5:46 p.m. ET President Biden announced Tuesday that his administration is working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use, with the goal, the White House says, of having enough vaccine supply for the entire adult U.S. population by the end of the summer. He also announced steps to increase vaccine doses going to state and local governments over the next three weeks, and to provide them more clarity going...

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Michael Carolan's great-great-grandfather and namesake, Michael Carolan, came to New York from Liverpool, England, on the three-masted packet ship Patrick Henry with his parents, two sisters and a cousin, arriving July 27, 1847.
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Contagion In This Family's Past And Present

In 1845, a pathogen infected the first potato in Ireland. The monocrop, upon which so many depended, failed. And an Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger, began.

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Connecticut health officials expect to administer the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine to all state residents who are 75 and older within the next three weeks.

Massachusetts Gov. Baker Shakes Up Vaccine Distribution Plans

Jan 26, 2021
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker held a press conference Monday at the State House to update the state's vaccination plan.
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Facing criticism for the state's vaccine rollout, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has detailed plans to move residents 65 or older higher up the priority ladder, and substantially bolster the state's distribution infrastructure in the coming weeks.

An emerald ash borer.
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The U.S. government has lifted a quarantine on an invasive insect, the emerald ash borer, that's killed many trees in Massachusetts and Connecticut. But critics of the change have been more vocal outside those states.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's hands during a press briefing on January 21, 2021.
State House News Service

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack is headed to Washington, D.C., for a top position in the Federal Highway Administration. And Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is slated to head President Biden's Labor Department.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on January 21, 2021.
State House News Service

Starting Monday, businesses in Massachusetts like restaurants, casinos and liquor stores will be allowed to stay open past 9:30 p.m., although a 25% capacity limit will still be in place.

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Henry Aaron speaking at the LBJ Library in 2015.
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In Negro League And Beyond, Henry Aaron's 'Victory Over Bigotry'

Baseball legend Henry Aaron died last week at age 86. He broke Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974, and became the target of white supremacists, threatened by his accomplishment. But long before the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves, Aaron played in the Negro League.

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When It Comes To School COVID Testing, Finding Asymptomatic Cases Doesn't Come Cheap

It’s a snowy afternoon in early January and the carpool lane at the Bromfield High School in Harvard, Mass. is packed with cars. But the families inside aren’t here to drop off their kids. They’re here for COVID-19 tests. Im going to just swab each side about four times around, says a healthcare worker to 13-year-old Emma Squire and her 16-year-old sister, Molly. The two girls look straight ahead as they got the test. Emma says while its very weird to see her school surrounded by people...

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