ROWLEY – A local man wanted for a domestic violence-related offense in New Hampshire was charged with spreading false information about COVID-19 when he told officers Sunday night the house where they arrested him contained a person infected with the potentially deadly virus, police said. 

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BOSTON — The state is ramping up efforts to track down people who may be at risk for contracting COVID-19 because they came into contact with an infected person.

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BOSTON — Restaurants will be allowed to sell take-out beer and wine, residents won't have municipal services shutoff for not being able to pay bills, and communities will be allowed to postpone their Town Meeting under a relief package signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in response to the COVID-19…

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BOSTON -- Restaurants will be allowed to sell take-out beer and wine, residents won't have municipal services shutoff for not being able to pay bills, and communities will be allowed to postpone town meetings under a relief package approved late Thursday by lawmakers in response to the COVID…

ROWLEY – A local man wanted for a domestic violence-related offense in New Hampshire was charged with spreading false information about COVID-19 when he told officers Sunday night the house where they arrested him contained a person infected with the potentially deadly virus, police said. 

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BOSTON — Thousands more Massachusetts workers joined the unemployment ranks in the past week, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to shut down wide swaths of the economy.

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BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots private team plane is expected to return to Boston from China on Thursday carrying more than 1 million masks critical to health care providers fighting to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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With direct cash aid to many Americans and expanded unemployment benefits set to start flowing as soon as next week, members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation said Wednesday that they are already planning the next round of federal relief.

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BOSTON — Thousands more Massachusetts workers joined the unemployment ranks in the past week, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to shut down wide swaths of the economy.

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BOSTON — A veteran who lived at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home has died after becoming infected with the coronavirus, and at least one more resident and at least two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, state officials said Wednesday morning.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of the motorcyclists in a crash that killed him and six fellow bikers on a north woods highway was drunk and actually was the one who hit a pickup and caused the accident, the lawyer for the truck driver charged with homicide said in a document made public Tuesday.

BOSTON — Two months before thousands of Democrats were due to gather in Lowell for an election-year nominating convention, the head of the state Democratic Party said Monday night he would move to cancel the convention out of fear of contributing to the spread of coronavirus.

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BOSTON — State education officials aren't planning to extend the school year into the summer months to make up days lost to the COVID-19 outbreak, but they won't stop districts from going longer.

BOSTON – House Speaker Robert DeLeo told representatives Tuesday that the chamber would soon take up a bill temporarily banning evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus emergency, and he said talks are ongoing about whether and how the House can conduct formal sessions remotely or a…

BOSTON – The number of veterans who have recently died at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home has climbed to 13, six of whom tested positive for COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday afternoon as he pledged to "figure out what happened" at the home.

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BOSTON (AP) — The superintendent of a Massachusetts veterans' home has been placed on administrative leave after 11 residents died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus and another five whose results are pending.

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BOSTON — Frustrated by a critical shortage of manpower and equipment to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the state is soliciting donations of masks, gloves and other protective equipment and putting out a call for volunteers to work on the front lines of the public health crisis.

Gov. Charlie Baker made an appeal Saturday for Massachusetts residents to donate blood, calling it a way to save lives as the state strives to prevent its health care system from becoming overwhelmed by the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

QUINCY, Mass. — Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep cashiers and shoppers from infecting one another with the coronavirus.

BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker is asking the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for Massachusetts to get more federal assistance to help with the the COVID-19 outbreak.

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BOSTON — More than 3.2 million people filed for unemployment benefits in the past week as the coronavirus shutdown huge swaths of the nation's economy, a historic number of jobless claims that will push many states including Massachusetts to the brink financially.

The monthly median sale price of a single-family home has been climbing since March 2016, but real estate market watchers said Wednesday the record-setting streak could soon come to an end due to the coronavirus pandemic.

[Coverage Developing] A new bill Gov. Charlie Baker is filing on Tuesday would allow restaurants to sell wine and beer with takeout orders, grant the state's K-12 education commissioner the authority to modify or waive MCAS testing requirements, and allow electronic signatures on search warr…

With many college students now learning remotely off-campus or while back living with their families, refunding the room and board payments for those students while they're away is going to be a "huge issue," according to the House chair of the Higher Education Committee.

Grounded planes, shuttered restaurants and stores, and empty arenas, college campuses and office buildings are symbols these days of an economy in fast decline. The question that no one can answer with certainty is how far will the fall be and when will it end.

BOSTON — The MBTA has cut back on service due to dramatically shrinking ridership, but agency officials hope to maintain current levels as long as possible as an option for workers who are crucial to fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

SALISBURY – A local bar owner faces possible sanctions after police say he opened for business Friday night, defying Gov. Charlie Baker’s order that all bars and restaurants be closed to customers eating or drinking inside, in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

BOSTON — The MBTA has cut back on service due to dramatically shrinking ridership, but agency officials hope to maintain current levels as long as possible as an option for workers who are crucial to fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to grow at an expanding rate, Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday tried to put the numbers into a larger context, stressing that the higher figures are in part a result of increased testing in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to advance a bill Monday to allow municipalities to postpone local elections and drafting separate legislation that promises a "crucial safety net" to protect renters and homeowners from the growing ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Suffolk County man in his 80s has died of COVID-19, the Department of Public Health announced Friday afternoon, the first death reported in Massachusetts during the global coronavirus pandemic.

BOSTON — The state's largest nurses union is calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to deploy the National Guard at hospitals and take other aggressive steps to support front-line medical workers as they battle the new coronavirus.

BOSTON — Since testing for the highly-contagious coronavirus began in Massachusetts three weeks ago, the state and local labs have conducted about 2,280 tests. But by the beginning of next week, the governor and state officials are hoping to conduct 3,500 test each and every day.

[Story Developing] All early education and child care centers in Massachusetts must close in five days, and the state will instead open emergency child care programs with priority access set aside for workers "critical" to fighting the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday.

BOSTON — An employee of the Massachusetts House of Representatives has tested positive for the coronavirus-caused COVID-19 illness.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts man convicted of running a large-scale marijuana growing operation out of the family plumbing business wants the verdicts vacated because his client has died.

State Sen. Diana DiZoglio and area chambers of commerce leaders are advocating for temporary legislation that would allow restaurants to sell takeout beer, wine and liquor with food purchases during the COVID-19 emergency.

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BOSTON (AP) — Biogen Inc., the Massachusetts biotech company linked to a cluster of COVID-19 cases stemming from a meeting last month at a Boston hotel, is donating $10 million to fight the pandemic.

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