Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Mass. health officials report more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases as positivity rate continues to climb

Massachusetts health officials on Monday reported 2,054 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as the statewide positivity rate increased again. Monday’s report included confirmedRead More

Lowell police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ stabbing suspect

Police in Lowell are turning to the public for help tracking down an “armed and dangerous” man wanted in connection with a stabbing attack lastRead More

Most of Mass. now at substantial risk for COVID-19 transmission

Most Massachusetts counties now have either a high or substantial risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest dataRead More

Popular Cape Cod beach closed to swimming after shark spotted near shore

A popular beach on Cape Cod has been closed to swimming after a great white shark was spotted swimming close to shore on Monday afternoon.Read More

Survey: Support for vaccine mandate higher in Mass. than anywhere else in America

The support for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate is higher in Massachusetts than any other part of America, according to a new survey. The survey, whichRead More

‘Well on our way to containment’: Town manager reports drop in COVID-19 cases linked to Provincetown outbreak

The number of active COVID-19 cases linked to a recent outbreak in Provincetown are steadily dropping, an official said Monday. As of Aug. 2, theRead More

Police searching for thief who smashed display cases at Franklin jewelry store, stole $10K worth of items

Police in Franklin are turning to the public for help tracking down a man who smashed his way into a jewelry store in the townRead More

Police investigating after 2 teens seriously injured in Spencer crash

Police are investigating after two teenagers were seriously injured in a crash in Spencer over the weekend, officials announced Monday. Officers responding to a reportRead More

Cake mix linked to E. coli outbreak in 12 states, including Mass.

A variety of brands of raw cake mix have been linked to an E. coli outbreak in 12 states, including Massachusetts, according to the CentersRead More


Northeastern says faculty, staff will be required to get COVID-19 vaccine before fall semester

Northeastern University on Monday announced that faculty and staff will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the fall semester. University officials say facultyRead More