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3rd candidate formally announces run for Boston mayor

Jan. 28, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Another Boston city councilor has formally declared her candidacy for mayor. Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George, 47, will announce her campaign on Thursday outside East Boston High School alongside a small group of family and friends, she said in a statement. She becomes the third...

Rare whales spotted east of Boston; protection urged

Jan. 28, 2021 1:45 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rare whales have been detected east of Boston, prompting the federal government to take steps to try to protect the animals. The whales are North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 360 in the world. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution detected the presence of the whales 35...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 27, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Keep the Trains and Buses Running The New York Times Jan. 21 The coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing the long-term health of the public transit systems that provide a crucial circulatory system for major American cities...

San Jose Sharks center Ryan Donato, back, redirects a shot past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and wide of the goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: San José returning to Shark Tank in mid-February

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The San José Sharks finally know when they are returning home. The team said Wednesday that it will return to the Shark Tank in San José for home games against Anaheim on Feb. 13 and 15 and play the remainder of the...

More virus vaccine doses could be coming for MA, Baker says

Jan. 27, 2021 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration is promising additional COVID-19 vaccine shots for states including Massachusetts, but hasn’t offered specific details about the exact size of the increase for each state or when the additional supply will be delivered, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. Baker...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his televised State of the Commonwealth address from his ceremonial Statehouse office on Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, 2021, in Boston. (Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Massachusetts governor unveils $45.6B state budget proposal

Jan. 27, 2021 2:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a $45.6 billion state budget Wednesday for the 2022 fiscal year beginning July 1 — a slight decline in estimated spending compared to the current fiscal year as Beacon Hill works to get the budget process back on a more predictable path...

Boston Bruins center Craig Smith raises his stick after scoring the game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during an overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bruins beat Pens 3-2 on Smith OT goal with 11 seconds left

Jan. 26, 2021 10:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Craig Smith scored with 11 seconds left in overtime, and the Boston Bruins recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night. Brad Marchand had a short-handed goal and assisted on Nick Ritchie's goal to help the Bruins earn their third straight...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 3, 2008 file photo, Pawtucket Red Sox manager Ron Johnson, right, welcomes Paw Sox outfielder Bobby Kielty, left, to the field during ceremonies before the team's home opener against the Indianapolis Indians in a minor league baseball game, in Pawtucket, R.I. Ron Johnson, who spent 25 seasons as a minor league manager, most recently for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides in the Baltimore Orioles system, died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. He was 64. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former Red Sox coach, Triple-A manager Johnson, dies at 64

Jan. 26, 2021 8:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Ron Johnson, who worked 25 seasons as a minor league manager, most recently for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides in the Baltimore Orioles system, died on Tuesday. He was 64. Johnson appeared in 22 major league games with the Kansas City Royals and Montreal Expos from 1982-84, mostly as a first...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, left, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, right, and Major General Gary W. Keefe of the National Guard, rear, hold a news conference at a medical field hospital erected by the National Guard at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. for the expected influx of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nicolaus Czarnecki/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

Baker: Despite pandemic trauma, Massachusetts remains strong

Jan. 26, 2021 8:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his annual State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday evening, acknowledging the trauma Massachusetts has endured battling a deadly pandemic, but praising residents' resilience and promising brighter days ahead. “If there is a silver lining in all this,...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread internet outages Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Verizon reported a fiber cut in Brooklyn via Twitter, although it’s not clear if that issue is responsible for the entire outage. According to DownDetector and user reports on Twitter, the problem appears to extend from Washington to Boston, and is affecting internet and cloud providers as well as a number of Google services, Facebook and other major sites. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Jan. 26, 2021 5:38 PM EST

Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. “An internet issue impacting the quality of our Fios service throughout the Northeast has been resolved," said spokesman Rich...