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Massachusetts has highest P.1 coronavirus variant case count in US

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A review of data conducted by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard traced the sudden rise in variant cases to clusters in Cape Cod. The state announced the first case of the P.1 variant, which was originally detect...

Massachusetts DA seeks to vacate thousands of drug convictions connected to botched evidence certification at state lab

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Thousands of people who had drug convictions in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, may soon see them vacated due to a "catastrophic failure of management," the county's district attorney Rachael Rollins said Monday. The...

Vaccinated workers at Massachusetts hospital volunteer to sit with Covid-19 patients

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. When her husband was exposed to Covid-19 in early January, Ke...

Prisoners in Massachusetts are getting their Covid-19 vaccines — and reduced sentences

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Prisoners in Massachusetts have a special incentive to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If they receive both doses, watch and read educational materials and submit a form for approval, they could shorten their sentence, th...

Massachusetts Democratic congressman, vaccinated for Covid-19, tests positive for virus

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Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, who has been vaccinated for Covid-19, tested positive for the virus on Friday afternoon and remains asymptomatic, according to his spokeswoman. "This afternoon U.S. Re...

Police break up ‘illegal nightclub’ in the basement of a Massachusetts home

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Police in Massachusetts broke up an "illegal night club" in a residential basement with a full bar and a waitress -- and the city is investigating possible Covid-19 restriction violations. After a complaint of loud ...

Massachusetts might soon have an official state dinosaur. A bunch of other states already do

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We've all heard of state flowers and state birds, but Massachusetts is stepping it up by proposing a state dinosaur. There's already a state fossil (surprisingly enough, dinosaur tracks), but now state Rep. Jack Pat...

A Massachusetts high school will temporarily go virtual after some students violated Covid-19 protocols and attended a New Year’s Eve party

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A high school has switched fully to virtual learning after a group of Massachusetts students held a New Year's Eve party and one person in attendance later tested positive for Covid-19, officials said. Students at G...

Two US marshals shot in the Bronx in confrontation with suspect in Massachusetts state trooper shooting

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A suspect is dead after a confrontation in the Bronx Friday morning in which two US marshals were shot and wounded, according to a senior law enforcement official. The marshals are in "OK condition," the official s...

Massachusetts state trooper who served on former governor’s protection detail was subject to racial and age-based discrimination, state commission rules

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A Black former Massachusetts state trooper who served on Gov. Deval Patrick's protection detail from 2007 to 2013 was the victim of racial and age-related discrimination when he was removed from that unit, the Massa...

Massachusetts lawmakers pass policing reform bill

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Massachusetts state legislators passed a sweeping police reform bill Tuesday that amends use of force and training policies and tailors law enforcement legal protections. The bill is the latest state-level effort t...

11 unprovoked attacks in one month have rocked a Massachusetts city

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Eleven unprovoked attacks have occurred in the last month in a Massachusetts city, scaring residents and confounding police. Now, the Waltham Police Department is asking for the public's help. The department releas...

Massachusetts man tells two hikers he has Covid-19 and then spits on them for not wearing masks, police say

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Massachusetts police are looking for a man who told two hikers who weren't wearing masks he had Covid-19 and spat at them several times Sunday. The man told the hikers it was the "law" to wear masks, saying they wer...

4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Bliss Corner, Massachusetts, USGS says

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A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Bliss Corner, Massachusetts, on Sunday morning, according to preliminary information from the US Geological Survey. The temblor was felt more than 100 miles away, in Burlingto...

Massachusetts trooper fired after using racial slurs during confrontation with motorist, officials say

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A Massachusetts state trooper has been fired after using racial slurs during an off-duty encounter with a motorist, authorities said in a statement. The unidentified male trooper exhibited "unacceptable conduct" dur...

Massachusetts governor targets social gatherings in new stay-home order amid a surge in Covid-19 cases

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Massachusetts just became the latest state to reinstate some stay-at-home restrictions, as cases of Covid-19 continue to surge in states across the country. After the state reported 1,139 new coronavirus cases -- br...

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