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A counter-demonstrator holds up makeshift body bags while separated by police from a protest calling for the repeal of all government restrictions related to concern about the spread of COVID-19, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Statehouse, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Judge denies motion in suit over out-of-staters' quarantine

May. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

A look at the coronavirus-related developments around New England on Saturday. MASSACHUSETTS City officials in Boston are concerned that many Asian American residents may not be getting tested for the new coronavirus. Boston’s Chinatown zip code, where half the residents are of Asian descent, is one of...

Protesters take a knee as another group who was calling for the repeal of all government restrictions related to concern about the spread of COVID-19 sings the national anthem across the street at the State House, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Boston mayor holds prayer vigil over George Floyd's death

May. 30, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The mayor of Boston hosted a prayer vigil with clergy and the city's police commissioner Saturday to honor the memory of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading...

Boston firefighters battle a blaze in South Boston early Saturday, May 30, 2020.    The seven-alarm fire started around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said.  (Boston Fire Dept. via AP)

South Boston fire injures 5 firefighters, displaces 40

May. 30, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A massive fire broke out in South Boston early Saturday, tearing through seven residential buildings and leaving five firefighters injured. The seven-alarm fire started around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said. Around 40 people have been displaced by the blaze. The firefighters were...

Boston shooting at outdoor birthday leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

May. 29, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

DORCHESTER, Mass. (AP) — A gunman's rampage during an outdoor birthday party near Boston left one man dead and four others injured. Rolando Verdejo, 43, was enjoying a gathering Wednesday night in the city's Dorchester neighborhood when he and four other celebrants were shot, the victim's family and City...

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to buy work from 24 artists

May. 29, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts remains closed, curators remain at work on building out its contemporary art collection. The museum made a pledge Thursday to purchase works by 24 artists living in the country. Nearly all of the artists will be entering the museum's collection for the...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

May. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a temporary 50% reduction in salaries and funding across the region from July 1. CWI has kept players, staff, umpires and coaches on full pay since the outbreak began, but the lack of any...

Residents wearing protective masks, due to the coronavirus outbreak, wait in line for boxes of donated food for those in need in Chelsea, Mass., Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Restaurants prep for diners: Teams can begin practice soon

May. 29, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The state’s professional sports teams will soon be able to begin practicing again and diners could also begin enjoying outdoor eating at local restaurants, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. Baker said he plans to announce an executive order on Monday that will give more details about...

A young visitor to the Franklin Park Zoo wears a mask out of concern for the coronavirus while walking near a male ostrich named

COVID-19-related deaths top 6,600; jobless claims still high

May. 28, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The overall number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic climbed to 6,640 on Thursday as another 93 deaths were reported. The number of individuals in Massachusetts diagnosed with confirmed cases of COVID-19 closed in on 95,000 with 675 new cases...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the elite men break from the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 2020 Boston Marathon, which was rescheduled to run on Sept. 14th, was canceled Thursday May 28, 2020 for the first time in its 124-year history due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

May. 28, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The race, which...

Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic

May. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic.