Total COVID-19 cases
|Cases confirmed, 5,952,145|
|Recovered, 2,516,951||United States|
|Cases confirmed, 1,747,087|
|Cases confirmed, 95,512|
|Deaths, 6,718||Essex County|
|Cases confirmed, 13,994|
Sources: Johns Hopkins University COVID 19 Tracking Dashboard and Mass. Department of Public Health
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BOSTON — Craft brewers and beer wholesalers are nudging lawmakers to sign off an a deal to resolve a decade-long dispute over distribution rights, warning that a delay will worsen the microbrew industry’s economic situation.
ATLANTA — One Georgia summer camp adhered to all the requirements in Georgia’s protocol for reopening, but still hundreds were infected with COVID-19.
For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits.
Teachers on the North Shore say they want nothing more than for life to return to normal and for children to be back in the classroom when school resumes next month — but not at the expense of the health of students, families and themselves.
DANVERS — The Townley Family Children's Barn at Endicott Park, home to Angus and Rosie the pigs, Jake the pony, Greta the horse and any number of chickens and other barnyard animals, is getting a $150,000 facelift.
SALEM — The Essex County Probate and Family Court has been closed at least until Friday due to someone testing positive for COVID-19, according to the court's website.
Wedding planners, photographers and other bridal vendors who make the magic happen have a heap of new worries in the middle of the pandemic: no-mask weddings, rising guest counts and venues not following the rules.
It's been months since the coronavirus pandemic limited restaurant options and caused many people — even the most kitchen-phobic among us — to try to cook more.
BEVERLY — While small businesses are suffering or closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, a bookstore in downtown Beverly is writing a different story.
BOSTON — Strict rules for visitors to Massachusetts are aimed at preventing a resurgence of the coronavirus, but critics say new restrictions will be hard to enforce and don't fully protect the state.
BOSTON (AP) — An executive at a Massachusetts facility helping create a potential vaccine for the coronavirus said Thursday that the company hopes to have the treatment ready by the end of the year.
PEABODY — There are three ways to vote in Peabody this election season amid the coronavirus pandemic, and City Hall has installed a ballot drop box for those who may want to return their mail-in ballots in person.
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Dunkin’ Brands Inc. expects to close up to 800 underperforming U.S. stores this year as it tries to shore up its portfolio in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
BOSTON — The number of unemployment claims filed by Massachusetts workers ticked up slightly last week, as hundreds of thousands brace for a loss of federal benefits with a new relief plan tied up in Congress.
SALEM — School districts on the North Shore, nevermind across the country, are facing a delicate debate on how to handle school this fall, be it in-person learning or remote education. That leaves local leaders caught in "the summer of no good choices."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
BOSTON — If Beacon Hill lawmakers plan to get major economic development and health care bills in and out of conference committee by Friday, it will likely not be pretty, or transparent.
BOSTON — There were nearly 500 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Massachusetts over the weekend, and the percentage of tests that come back positive for the coronavirus is rising.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday assailed Republican “disarray” over a new pandemic relief package as the White House suggested a narrower effort might be necessary, at least for now.
A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, “Jaws” set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in.
BOSTON — The first round of grants to food producing and distribution organizations that will help ensure that families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic have access to nutritious, locally grown food were announced Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker.
SALEM — Shelter providers and municipalities faced a daunting task in the first few weeks of the pandemic: how to safely care for people experiencing homelessness and to limit the spread of the contagious virus.
MARBLEHEAD — When the YMCA of the North Shore decided to go ahead with its plans for the Children's Island Day Camp again this year, it knew it faced a challenge to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide as safe an experience for campers as they might expect to find in their homes.
After months of total shutdown, Peter and Vickie Van Ness are bringing their performances to the outdoors thanks to the Manchester Athletic Club, which has provided a large space surrounded by trees and rock cliffs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are actually undercutting the pandemic response.
When Allison Weiss Brady and Michael Ladin emerged from weeks of locking down during the pandemic, they needed new clothes in new sizes — for different reasons.
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker has extended a statewide ban on housing evictions and foreclosures by another 60 days, throwing a lifeline to renters and homeowners who are struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.
BOSTON - Despite seeing sales plummet in March and April as the pandemic closed many businesses and changed consumer habits, the Massachusetts Lottery had its third-best year in terms of revenue in fiscal year 2020 and projects that it will return $979 million in profit to the state to use a…
Christopher Nolan's “Tenet,” which had hoped to herald Hollywood's return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” had been on the air 33 years without a break until the COVID-19 pandemic forced a shutdown across Hollywood in March. After local health officials and unions permitted filming to restart June 17, the show hit another roadblock.
On an idyllic summer evening not far from the shore of Lake Champlain, the immortal words of William Shakespeare float from a lush backyard, professionally performed — for an audience of six.
This was supposed to be the year of the comeback for Boysie Dikobe, a South African dancer recovering from his second hip replacement and gearing up to get back on stage when the coronavirus hit.
Anyone paying attention to the music industry knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the touring business, thanks to the postponement of tours by the likes of the Rolling Stones and Kenny Chesney and the cancellation of festivals including Coachella and Bonnaroo.
SWAMPSCOTT — When Northeast Arc posted about the need for "smile masks," Jaren Landen of Swampscott thought this would be a job for her daughter, Ava.
SALEM — Rumson's Rum has been distilling alcohol at its Florence Street facility for years. It's just that now, it's alcohol that goes on your hands — you don't want to drink this stuff.
PEABODY — The Summer Eats program at Haven from Hunger got a helping hand Thursday morning from U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, who stopped by to help pack up meals that will be distributed to local schoolchildren.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts college is promising to offer “sanctuary” to international students as President Donald Trump's administration moves to expel foreign students if their school is only offering online courses.
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