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Harvard professor to announce run for Massachusetts governor

Jun. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University professor Danielle Allen, who has never held elected office, is scheduled to announce a run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts. Allen is the first Black woman to run for governor as a member of a major party in...

Gillette Stadium mass vaccination site shutting down

Jun. 14, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — After giving out more than 600,000 shots over five months, the mass coronavirus vaccination site at Gillette Stadium is closing its doors on Monday. The site opened in January by administering shots to first responders and health care workers,...

Gov. Baker releases $2.65 billion capital budget plan

Jun. 14, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker released a $2.65 billion capital budget plan Monday that he said would make substantial investments in housing, transportation and education, among others. Baker said as the state emerges from the pandemic, the capital plan would...

The Latest: Lebanon marks daily record of vaccinations

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT — Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising the total number of shots administered around the country against the virus to more than 1 million. The Health Ministry said nearly 23,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday alone in...

The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

Jun. 12, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. Sao Paulo’s state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110...

Former Celtic Bob Cousy getting statue in Worcester

Jun. 12, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Celtics and Holy Cross great Bob Cousy is getting his own statue in Worcester. The statue outside the DCU Center is scheduled to be unveiled Friday. The now 92-year-old Cousy, who has called Worcester home for...

As virus cases wane, governors weigh ending emergency orders

Jun. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused some doses to go to waste. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 11, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 3, 2021. Editorial: No excuse for legislative lag on marijuana Connecticut has had years to plan this. Why can’t the Legislature figure out how to finally legalize a marijuana marketplace for all adults? ...

Massachusetts lawmakers push to extend mail-in, early voting

Jun. 10, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday extending many of the policies adopted when the pandemic hit last year — including mail-in voting — through Dec. 15 of this year. The bill was approved on a voice vote. Lawmakers are hoping to get the...

City honors officer who died trying to save drowning boy

Jun. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The death of a Massachusetts police officer who drowned while trying rescue a teenager from a pond is a powerful lesson in self-sacrifice, the priest who presided over the funeral Mass said Thursday. Worcester Officer Enmanuel “Manny”...