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Recent articles by Jim:

COVID-19 not stopping campus return at Saint Anselm

Almost nothing will be the same at St. Anselm College this fall -- as it becomes the first area school to open this weekend for on-campus learning. → Read More

BU lab using microscopic ‘lungs’ to study COVID-19

Organoids are derived from adult blood cells that have essentially been stripped of their identities then put through a chemical process to grow them into specific cell types. → Read More

Many retailers still struggling during reopening

Reopening rules restrict Byblos to about 100 customers and, at the moment, the restaurant isn't getting anywhere near that number. → Read More

Small communities, higher COVID-19 infection rates

In the last two weeks of July, this Worcester suburb registered 10 new COVID-19 infections, according to data supplied by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. → Read More

NASCAR fans mask-up for NH speedway event

The stands were mostly empty. But the fact any fans got to watch Sunday's NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway seemed a small miracle. → Read More

Some nurses fear forced COVID vaccinations coming

Some hospitals require flu shots as a condition of employment. Could they make the same requirement once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved? → Read More

COVID-19 impact on college move-in week on mayor’s agenda this week

Boston’s annual influx of college students will likely be smaller than years past and they won’t come all at once, said Mayor Marty Walsh. → Read More

Springfield hospital sees jump, Gov. Baker urges people not to let their guards down

Positive tests for COVID-19 remain low, but there are warning signs the virus is ready for a rebound, said Governor Charlie Baker, if residents let their guard down. → Read More

Walsh issues cease and desist order to cruise company after crowded boat party picture goes viral

A picture from a crowded boat party in Boston has gone viral and now the mayor has issued a cease and desist order to Bay State Cruise Company. → Read More

Crowded harbor cruise picture catches social media attention

Marty Walz is not a professional photographer, but she got a shot on her cellphone Saturday night that’s creating quite a buzz on social media. → Read More

Pandemic heatwave pits relief against public health

Forecasters pegged Day Two of the heatwave as likely the hottest of all, with temperature readings close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. → Read More

‘Who COVID-19 kills’ study released

COVID-19 can seem an indiscriminate killer, but a new study out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests several commonalities with its victims. → Read More

Brookline deli fed up with abuse from ‘no maskers’

The Corned Beef King is hanging up its crown -- temporarily -- on Monday nights. And it has everything to do with patrons behaving badly. → Read More

Beth Israel looking for volunteers for it’s first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine

Wanted. Twenty-five subjects who want to play a part in defeating Covid-19. Interested parties should contact Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center. → Read More

Aerosol COVID-19 transmission could impact reopenings

They are the two words that have come to define the Covid-19 pandemic: social distancing. But staying six feet apart may not be enough in certain indoor spaces, according to more than 200 scientists from around the globe, who petitioned the World Health Organization (WHO) to recognize the importance of aerosolized transmission of the virus. → Read More

Possible arsonist damages blessed mother statue

Boston Police said that, at about 10 P.M., it appears an arsonist set fire to a bouquet of plastic flowers in the statue's hands. The flames rose up and charred the carving's upper body and face. → Read More

UMass Medical details promising ALS treatment

One of the goals in developing therapies for ALS, which causes, in the end, near-total paralysis, is to 'shut off' such defective genes. → Read More

State health officials warn of potentially tough 2020 EEE season

So far, West Nile or EEE positive mosquitoes have not been found in Norfolk County, but the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found two in recent days while conducting surveillance in Franklin County, elevating the risk to moderate for communities in Orange and Athol. → Read More

Concerns that Sun Belt surge in COVID-19 cases could haunt Mass.

It literally took months for California, Texas, and Florida to reach 100,000 cases of coronavirus. But it took each state mere weeks to reach 200,000 cases. → Read More

Private pre-schools worry COVID-19 might kill them

Private pre-schools are worried the cost of COVID-19 supplies and reduced revenue might force them to close their doors. → Read More