Wu announces new COVID-19 Advisory Committee after first known case of omicron detected in Mass.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Monday announced a new COVID-19 Advisory Committee, just days after the first known case of the omicron variant was detectedRead More

UMass Memorial facing critical bed shortage amid uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Officials at UMass Memorial Medical Center are dealing with a critical bed shortage after the ICU reached full capacity this week. “Right now we haveRead More

Former Mass. high school hockey player who suffered spinal cord injury returning to rink as coach

A former Massachusetts high school hockey player who was seriously hurt on the ice during a game earlier this year is returning to the rinkRead More

Charlie Baker won’t seek 3rd term as Massachusetts governor

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he won’t seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts, where his party is bitterly splitRead More

As Mass. works toward vax passports, Baker voices opposition to mandate

A day after Gov. Charlie Baker said Massachusetts may “soon” deploy a digital COVID-19 vaccine passport similar to those in use in other states, hisRead More

WHO warns that new omicron variant poses ‘very high’ risk

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence,Read More

All 3 defendants found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased andRead More

Child is 6th death in Waukesha parade crash; suspect charged

An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday as a result of a man driving his SUV into a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade, withRead More

Governor urges residents to shop at local Mass. businesses during the holidays

As the holiday shopping season begins, Gov. Charlie Baker is urging residents to get their gifts from local merchants. An industry group predicts a 6Read More

Mass. retailers see 6 percent spike in holiday season sales

Retail sector sales in Massachusetts typically total about $21.25 billion in November and December, and retailers in the shopping season that is just now gatheringRead More