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Ex-Boston police union boss charged with sex assault of girl

Aug. 13, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of Boston's largest police union has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl and was ordered held Thursday on $100,000 bail. Patrick Rose, 66, a retired officer and the one-time president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, was arraigned on charges...

Boston mayor: Colleges must guard against spread of virus

Aug. 12, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts reported 18 newly confirmed deaths linked to COVID-19 on Wednesday — bringing the total number of confirmed and probable deaths to 8,769 since the start of the pandemic. The state also reported Tuesday 229 newly confirmed cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus....

A customer at Answer is Fitness gym, who asked that his name not be used, works out on a piece of exercise equipment, Monday, July 6, 2020, at the gym, in Canton, Mass. Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, and museums are among the businesses allowed to reopen in the state on Monday, under the third phase of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's coronavirus economic recovery plan. The rules don't apply to Boston, which is to move into phase three on July 13. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Hard-hit Massachusetts worries COVID-19 respite is fleeting

Jul. 31, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

A house party attended by restaurant workers in a picturesque beach town in Massachusetts has led to more than a dozen new coronavirus infections. On the western side of the state, a Springfield hospital is dealing with an outbreak of at least 40 cases traced to a hospital staffer who recently returned from an...

Governor threatens to limit party sizes as virus cases rise

Jul. 31, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is warning Massachusetts residents that he’ll slash the number of people allowed to gather in house parties, backyard barbecues and other private social gatherings if virus cases continue to trend upward. The state is investigating at least eight new clusters of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, Joe Jutras prepares to wrap his pumpkin to be fitted into a gathering strap during the annual New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass. The 200-year-old Massachusetts agricultural fair, which had been scheduled to open on Oct. 2, 2020, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via AP, File )

Pandemic prompts cancellation of 200-year-old fair

Jul. 29, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of a more than 200-year-old Massachusetts agricultural fair for just the third time in its history, organizers said Wednesday. The Essex Agricultural Society, the organization that runs the Topsfield Fair that was scheduled for Oct. 2-12...

Boston declares heat emergency, opens cooling centers, pools

Jul. 26, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor has declared a heat emergency, opening cooling centers and pools starting Sunday. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh said 21 of the city community centers will be open to the public as cooling centers, and two outdoor pools and some playground spray pads will also be available. But...

Governor announces grants to keep people fed during pandemic

Jul. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first round of grants to food producing and distribution organizations that will help ensure that families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic have access to nutritious, locally grown food were announced Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker. The nearly $3 million in initial grants are...

Boston police task force hosting online hearings

Jul. 20, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston task force on policing formed in response to the national reckoning on police brutality and racism is holding a series of online community meetings. Mayor Marty Walsh said the Boston Police Reform Task Force will hear from residents starting this week as it reviews police policies...

Museum visitors examines artwork by artist Sterling Ruby called Physicalism/The Recombine 1-6, 2006, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Boston. The museum reopened for the first time Tuesday since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and is open Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, to those with membership. The ICA is to be open with free admission to the public July 16 through July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors

Jul. 14, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse on Tuesday. The bill would also prioritize COVID-19 testing for vulnerable populations and mandate enforcement of workplace safety...

Boston poised to enter 3rd phase of economic restart

Jul. 12, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A week after most of the rest of Massachusetts, Boston is scheduled to enter the third phase of its coronavirus economic restart on Monday. Under the plan, movie theaters, museums and historical sites, as well as gyms, are among the businesses allowed to reopen with appropriate public health...