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Field hospital discharges patients; 50 more COVID-19 deaths

Jun. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The last patients have been discharged from Boston Hope, the field hospital set up inside the city's convention and center to help hospitals cope with the influx of COVID-19 patients, Mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday. Walsh said the temporary hospital “suspended operation pending future...

Salem police captain suspended for inappropriate tweet

Jun. 2, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police captain has been suspended after posting a tweet criticizing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for permitting demonstrations during the coronavirus pandemic. Capt. Kate Stephens tweeted ”(S)o you issued a permit for 10 of thousands of people to protest but I...

A woman wearing a mask due to coronavirus concerns, looks at a smashed storefront window in Boston's Downtown Crossing, Monday, June1, 2020. A march in Boston Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, turned violent after dark. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston cleans up from police protest after night of violence

Jun. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Downtown Boston cleaned up Monday after mostly peaceful protests over the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minneapolis evolved into violence across the nation. Shop owners and city crews cleared trash and broken glass along Downtown Crossing, a mostly pedestrian shopping...

A police car burns, left rear, after being set on fire in Boston, Sunday, May 31, 2020, following a march and gathering to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Protests peaceful in Boston by day turn violent at nightfall

Jun. 1, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Sunday afternoon of mostly peaceful protests in Boston broke at nightfall when protesters clashed with officers, throwing rocks, breaking into several stores and lighting a police vehicle on fire. Thousands of mostly mask-wearing demonstrators marched peacefully through Boston in several...

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...

Vin Norton, of Wellesley, Mass., left, gets his hair cut by barber Cristian Lopez, of Sherborn, Mass., at Barber Walter's barbershop, as they both wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Wellesley. Hair salons and barbershops were allowed to open, Monday, May 25 in Massachusetts after being closed for about two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Field hospital suspends admissions; New COVID-19 cases fall

May. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In another sign of progress in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Massachsuetts, a field hospital set up inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is suspending the admission of new patients. The field hospital, dubbed “Boston Hope,” was one a handful...

Virtual commencement ceremony planned for the Class of 2020

May. 23, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The state is planning a virtual commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020. Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver an address as part of the celebration for graduating seniors from 668 public and private schools across the state. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 9 and will be broadcast on...

Joey Johnson, AKA Captain Corona, directs traffic at The South Congregational Church Food Pantry, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Pittsfield, Mass. The food pantry served about 500 families with pickups Wednesday and Thursday mornings and delivered boxes to others. Additionally, the pantry operates a kitchen that serves up to 100 people per meal to go. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

COVID-19 cases top 90,000; Baker: DOJ push to open churches

May. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of individuals in Massachusetts diagnosed with confirmed cases of COVID-19 surged past 90,000 on Thursday as the state reported more than 1,100 new cases. The number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic climbed to more 6,148 as another 82 deaths were...

Gretchen DeBartolo takes an order for a family of five at The South Congregational Church Food Pantry, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Pittsfield, Mass. Additionally, the pantry operates a kitchen that serves up to 100 people per meal to go. All the food distribution is carefully packed and transferred without contact. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

COVID-19 deaths top 6,000; Baker touts new work protocols

May. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts has surged past 6,000 as the state’s economy begins to reopen. There were 128 new COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,066 since the start of the pandemic. Massachusetts has recorded...