Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Nik DeCosta-Klipa

Charlie Baker to appear with President Joe Biden to discuss vaccine rollout

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to join President Joe Biden, virtually, on Tuesday for a bipartisan event touting the state’s progress with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. As USA Today first reported Monday afternoon, Baker is among six governors...

Pandemic flight voucher expiration dates are 'looming.' Ed Markey wants them to remain valid indefinitely.

Millions of Americans were forced to put off travel plans over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while many airlines waived cancellation fees and provided credits, if not refunds, for abondoned flights, many of those vouchers...

Here are the COVID-19 rule changes that take effect Monday

Massachusetts is taking another step forward Monday in the plan by Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration to phase out COVID-19 restrictions, with the state on track to meet its goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the beginning of June...

The millionaire's tax is back — and it's a little different this time

Three years ago, Massachusetts voters looked poised to pass the so-called “millionaire’s tax,” a ballot initiative to place an additional 4 percent tax on annual income over $1 million and use the revenue — up to $2 billion a...

Nantucket Magazine apologizes for cover story featuring Barstool's Dave Portnoy

Facing blowback from readers, Nantucket Magazine is apologizing for its recent cover story featuring Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, citing the Swampscott native’s history of “offensive remarks and actions.” In a note to readers, publisher Bruce Percelay and editor...

Boston's first downtown recreational marijuana dispensary opens

Ascend Wellness Holdings has officially opened its long-awaited recreational marijuana dispensary in downtown Boston. Located around the corner from North Station and TD Garden at 272 Friend St., the 16,000-square-foot store announced its official opening Monday, after a soft...

Boston officials defend delayed reopening plan, amid criticism from some mayoral candidates

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey’s office is defending her decision to delay most aspects of Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to phase out statewide COVID-19 restrictions, amid criticism from fellow mayoral candidates in the race this year for a full...

Want Massachusetts to lift COVID-19 restrictions sooner? Charlie Baker says 'get vaccinated'

Gov. Charlie Baker reiterated Thursday that Massachusetts could lift virtually all COVID-19 restrictions earlier than the recently announced Aug. 1 date — but only if the vaccine uptake and decreasing infection rates continue their momentum. “If people want to...

Here's the timeline for the phaseout of COVID-19 restrictions in Massachusetts

With vaccination rates continuing apace and infection rates trending downward, Gov. Charlie Baker announced plans this week to continue reopening businesses in Massachusetts and phase out the final set of restrictions over the course of this spring and summer....

Watch live: Charlie Baker holds press conference on plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Charlie Baker is slated to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to detail his administration’s plans to phase out COVID-19 restrictions this spring and summer. According to his office, the governor is schedule to speak around 1:45 p.m....

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It's time to bid farewell to another pandemic travel perk as vacationers return.MGM Resorts, the giant Las Vegas casino hotel chain that operates Bellagio, New York-New York,...

What you need to know about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, gas prices, shortages

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'The monster no one sees coming': VA hospital serial killer sentenced to life in prison for murdering seven veterans

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former nursing assistant who confessed to murdering seven elderly patients at a local VA hospital and attempting to murder an eighth will spend...