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Boston joining other college towns with census challenge

Oct. 25, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

Boston is joining other communities across the U.S. with large numbers of university students in planning to challenge the results of the once-a-decade head count, saying the 2020 census undercounted the city's students as well as jail inmates and foreign-born residents. ...

Northeastern investigates act of antisemitic vandalism

Oct. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern University is investigating an act of antisemitic vandalism that the school's president calls "despicable." President Joseph Aoun in a message to the campus community posted on the school's website said a Jewish religious symbol known as a...

Iconic baked beans factory making way for new institute

Aug. 30, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An iconic baked beans factory that stood for more than 150 years is going to cease production to make way for an institution affiliated with Northeastern University, officials said Monday. A nonprofit representing the Roux Institute at...

Rich nations dip into COVAX supply while poor wait for shots

Aug. 14, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An international system to share coronavirus vaccines was supposed to guarantee that low and middle-income countries could get doses without being last in line and at the mercy of unreliable donations. It hasn't worked out that way. In late June alone, the...

9 Massachusetts counties now subject to CDC masking guidance

Aug. 02, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated mask guidance now applies to nine Massachusetts counties, according to data released Monday. That is up from five counties last week. The guidance issued last week recommends...