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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...

Workers prepare to hoist metal materials at a construction site in Boston's Seaport District, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. In the first phase of reopening outlined by Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, that began Monday, May 18th, construction is included among industries that can reopen provided they follow standards meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Mayor: Avoid 2nd shutdown; 76 new COVID-19-related deaths

May. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will move cautiously to avoid a second shutdown as the state begins to reopen, Mayor Marty Walsh said at a Tuesday press conference. “We will continue to be guided by fact-based science, and we will not take steps that put anyone at undue risk,” Walsh said a day after...

The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

May. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn...

An employee from Quest Diagnostics looks inside the COVID-19 virus test collection box at a drive thru for the CVS Pharmacy in Danvers, Mass., Friday, May 15, 2020. CVS has expanded their testing sites. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gov. Baker: Keep working from home; 110 new COVID-19 deaths

May. 15, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging companies to let as many employees as possible work from home to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, even after the state begins to restart the economy. About half of executive branch state employees who work under the governor’s office have been...

A man carries a box of food received at a distribution site during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

July 4th Pops concert canceled; COVID-19 deaths top 4,700

May. 8, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s live Fourth of July concert with the Boston Pops with along the banks of the Charles River has been canceled to help limit the spread of the coronanirus. The Pops announced Friday they will instead present A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes, designed to pay tribute to the...

A person wearing mask and gloves out of concern for the coronavirus carries a box of donated food away from a Salvation Army food pantry, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Baker says state making gains on virus; 2nd Walmart closes

May. 5, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is continuing to see coronavirus numbers heading in the right direction, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday. One good sign is that even as the state increases the number of tests it's conducting, the percentage of those testing positive for the virus is decreasing, Baker said. The...

Demonstrators display flags and placards during a protest, Monday, May 4, 2020, in front of the Statehouse, in Boston. Protesters gathered in front of the Statehouse Monday to protest restrictions on movement and businesses prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Baker sees hopeful COVID-19 trends; shutdown sparks protest

May. 4, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that Massachusetts is seeing hopeful data about the state’s effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. “In the course of the past few days we have seen some positive downward trends,” Baker said. But the Republican warned the extension...