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This May 2018 file photo shows an aerial view of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass. The superintendent of the veteran's home was removed from his duties Monday, March 30, 2020 after several residents died, including some who had tested positive for COVID-19 and others whose results are pending. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP)

Authorities now say 13 soldiers' home residents have died

Mar. 31, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of residents of a Massachusetts veterans home who have recently died is now 13, and six of those tested positive for the coronavirus, state authorities said Tuesday. Test results for five other Holyoke Soldiers' Home residents who have died are pending, one tested negative and the...

Massachusetts bans gatherings of 250 or more amid outbreak

Mar. 13, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Coronavirus-related developments in Massachusetts: ___ BAN ON LARGE GATHERINGS Gov. Charlie Baker issued an emergency order Friday banning most gatherings of more than 250 people as the state works to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. The order prohibits sporting events with...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles while the crowd chants his name during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Sanders makes bold play to win primary on Warren’s home turf

Feb. 25, 2020 5:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the South Carolina primary unfolds Saturday, Bernie Sanders won’t be hustling for last-minute votes in Charleston or courting party elders in the state capital of Columbia. Rather, he'll be invading Elizabeth Warren’s home turf. The Vermont senator is holding a noon rally...

Republican attorney announces campaign for U.S. Senate seat

Feb. 19, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Republican attorney from Dover said Wednesday that he is running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Kevin O’Connor released an online campaign video announcing his bid. In the video, O'Connor said it’s time to clean house in Washington. “We’ve been sending...

Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), left, and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), center left, square off in the first Senate primary debate hosted by WGBH News and moderated by Margery Egan and Jim Braude on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the WGBH Studios in Boston, Massachusetts. (Meredith Nierman/WGBH via AP, Pool)

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy face off in first televised debate

Feb. 18, 2020 9:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sparred on everything from climate change to gun violence and foreign policy during their first televised debate Tuesday. While the two agreed on many issues, Kennedy argued he is better positioned than...

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy to face off in first televised debate

Feb. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, are planning to face off in their first televised debate. WGBH News will host the hour-long debate Tuesday at 7 p.m. and also will stream it online. The race is pitting two well-known politicians against...