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Worcester announces indoor face covering mandate

Sep. 17, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The second largest city in Massachusetts will require everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces and will also require municipal employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, the city manager announced Friday. The mask mandate that...

Van Noy, Nordin ruled out for Patriots matchup with Jets

Sep. 17, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy is out for Sunday's matchup with the Jets with a throat injury. An abdomen issue will also sideline kicker Quinn Nordin. The undrafted rookie was a healthy scratch for last week's opener against Miami. ...

Authorities: 7-year-old girl accidentally shot by own father

Sep. 17, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

A 7-year-old girl grazed by a bullet on a Boston street in broad daylight was shot accidentally by her own father, prosecutors said in court Friday. The man accidentally fired a gun that he had in his sweatshirt pocket, prosecutors said at his arraignment. He does not...

Report: Officer acted 'lawfully' in shooting armed man

Sep. 17, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed an armed man who claimed to have a bomb “acted reasonably and lawfully” and will not face criminal charges, investigators said Friday. Officer Paul Cyr, a two-decade veteran of the Worcester...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 14, 2021. Editorial: 4 reasons CT still needs Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers It’s still too early to end Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers, though it seems a lifetime since the legislature first granted him...

Boston's famous Skinny House sells for a nice fat price

Sep. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's famous Skinny House has sold for a nice fat price. The home in the city's North End hit the market in August for $1.2 million, and the deal was closed Thursday for $1.25 million, according to Zillow. The home “received...

Springfield water commission receives $250M EPA loan

Sep. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has received a $250 million federal infrastructure loan. The loan is designed to help the agency improve water quality and reliability by rehabilitating aging infrastructure throughout the system. ...

West Springfield enacts mask mandate as Big E fair opens

Sep. 16, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Board of Health in West Springfield has approved an indoor mask mandate that takes effect the same day as the opening, for the first time in two years, of what's billed as the largest agricultural fair on the East Coast. The mask mandate starts Friday,...

MassMutual fined for failing to monitor GameStop saga star

Sep. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are fining MassMutual $4 million and ordering it to overhaul its social-media policies after accusing the company of failing to supervise an employee whose online cheerleading of GameStop's stock helped launch the frenzy that shook Wall Street...

Harris showered with support after fumble in Miami loss

Sep. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The choreographed movements of the handshake Mac Jones and Damien Harris share before every practice are fast and hard to decipher. It begins with a quick grasp of hands and touch of the fingertips, followed by two palm slaps. Then comes a...