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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health nurses Crys Kuntz, left, and Sara Nelson confer inside the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, N.D., where vehicles were lined up for the weekly drive-thru COVID-19 testing. The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with hospitals in Wisconsin and North Dakota running low on space, and the NFL postponing a game over an outbreak that's hit the Tennessee Titans football team. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Sep. 30, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with infections surging in the Midwest, some hospitals in Wisconsin and North Dakota running low on space and the NFL postponing a game over an outbreak that’s hit the Tennessee Titans football team. Midwestern states are...

Boston delays further reopening; mayor cites house parties

Sep. 30, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday delayed the next step of Boston's reopening, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases that he partly blamed on a growing number of house parties. The city is on the cusp of reaching an infection rate that the state deems too high for further reopening, Walsh said....

Boston offering larger grants to help seniors with heating

Sep. 26, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lower-income seniors in Boston who need to replace their heating systems will now be eligible for grants of up to $8,000, up from a previous maximum of $3,500, city officials announced Saturday. The increased amount aims to reflect the actual costs associated with replacing faulty heating...

City Councilor Campbell to run for mayor of Boston

Sep. 24, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A second Boston city councilor announced Thursday that she will run for mayor. Andrea Campbell said she's running on a platform of equity in health care, jobs and criminal justice. “In this profound moment of reckoning for our country and our city, as people rise up to demand change,...

Restaurants to be allowed to use bar areas for food service

Sep. 23, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts restaurants will soon be able seat up to 10 people at a table and use their bar areas to serve food, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The moves that take effect Monday are intended to help the industry, which has faced severe restrictions intended to help slow the...

Protesters call for renaming of Faneuil Hall

Sep. 20, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Protesters are calling for Boston to rename Faneuil Hall, a marketplace building, because its namesake traded and owned slaves. Demonstrators gathered outside Faneuil Hall on Saturday to call for Mayor Marty Walsh to hold a meeting about changing the name. The hall was named after merchant...

Acushnet Fire EMT's administer a COVID-19 antibodies test to a teacher, as the rest of the Ford Middle School staff in Acushnet, Mass., wait to be tested while sitting in appropriate social distanced desks in the schools gym on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. School starts Thursday. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)

Boston extends outdoor dining season an extra month

Sep. 16, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston restaurants are now being allowed to offer outdoor dining in public spaces well into the onset of cold weather. The city's outdoor dining season, designed to boost business during the coronavirus pandemic, had been scheduled to end Oct. 31 but has been extended until Dec. 1, Mayor...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speaks on behalf of the Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., presidential campaign in Manchester, N.H. Wu officially announced in a campaign video on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that she is mounting a campaign for mayor of Boston in 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu announces mayoral run

Sep. 15, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu officially announced on Tuesday that she is mounting a campaign for mayor. Wu made the long-rumored announcement in a two-minute campaign video. “Business as usual has been failing Bostonians since well before the pandemic, and COVID-19 has exposed and...

Task force calls for new Boston police oversight office

Sep. 10, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A task force convened by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is recommending the creation of a new independent office with subpoena power that would review complaints against police officers, according to a draft report released Thursday. The report outlines a series of recommendations from the Boston...

Plaques memorialize Boston police who died by suicide

Sep. 9, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Police Department held a ceremony to remember officers who died by suicide and unveiled plaques with each of their names. The memorial at police headquarters remembers 13 officers who took their own lives in the past 25 years. "The highest rate of death is by an officer’s...