By MEREDITH DELISO and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Nearly 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Massachusetts were snatched up in 90 minutes Thursday morning, as residents were told they could be waiting hours, or even days, to schedule one of the... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(BOSTON) -- Elementary school students in Massachusetts may return to in-person learning five days a week by April, education officials said Tuesday.Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley announced Tuesday morning that... Read More.
By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(BOSTON) -- The governor of Massachusetts has rescinded a plan to shorten the sentences of inmates in the state's prison system for getting COVID-19 vaccinations, officials said Thursday.Gov. Charlie Baker canceled the controversial plan... Read More.
By STEPHANIE RAMOS, KATIE O'BRIEN, and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(WORCESTER, Ma.) -- Michael Gadbois, a first responder, was used to going the DCU Center for concerts and sporting events.But his most recent trip there was as a COVID-19... Read More.
By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) -- A fire at a Black church in Springfield, Massachusetts, is under investigation by local, state and federal authorities.The blaze at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church was reported at 5... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(WALTHAM, Mass.) -- Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward to find the person, or persons, responsible for a string of violent attacks on the streets of Waltham, Massachusetts.At least 10 men have been attacked... Read More.
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (BOSTON) -- An earthquake struck Sunday off the coast of Massachusetts, jolting residents throughout New England, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck at 9:10 a.m. in the Atlantic... Read More.
BY: JULIA JACOBO AND ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS (BOSTON) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has issued an overnight stay-at-home order, among other new mandates, in response to a recent rise of COVID-19 cases in the state. The new stay-at-home advisory instructs residents to stay... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Massachusetts' initial pandemic response is considered to be among the best in the country.Residents have been wearing masks and the state has collected COVID-19 data and launched one... Read More.
BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) -- Five people have died from an outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Massachusetts, according to officials.A total of 30 people were infected at the Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center... Read More.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL and KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After nearly half a century in Congress, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., was expecting the primary race of his life against Rep. Joe Kennedy III, the young and telegenic standard-bearer for the... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(BOSTON) -- Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to protest a new flu vaccine mandate for Massachusetts students, enacted as school districts prepare to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.At the demonstration in front of the... Read More.