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Marshfield Fair canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The Marshfield Fair is a tradition more than a century and half old. But due to coronavirus concerns, the gates won’t open this summer. → Read More

Pure Oasis marijuana dispensary open again in Boston

Customers are back in line as the owners of the Pure Oasis, a marijuana dispensary in Boston, cleaned up and added up losses. → Read More

Real estate sales going fast during coronavirus crisis

Finding a dream home may be a nightmare and not because the real estate market is bad but because it’s very good. And that’s despite the COVID-19 stay-at-home advisory in Massachusetts. → Read More

WPI president helped create plan to get college students back to campus

There’s now a plan to get the half million college students who study in Massachusetts back to campus. → Read More

How to ensure you and others can stay safe during Memorial Day barbecues

If firing up the grill is on your list this year, then keeping social distance will need to be part of your socializing. → Read More

500 flags made by veterans at center of one woman’s tribute in Charlestown

When Mary Gillen learned the ceremony on Boston Common was cancelled, she ordered 500 flags -- all of them made by veterans -- and placed at Doherty Park in Charlestown for neighbors and anyone else to enjoy. → Read More

Local nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight say calls for basic safety equipment are being ignored

Some local nurses on the front lines fighting COVID-19 say their calls for basic safety equipment are being ignored and that’s putting their patients, themselves and their families at risk. → Read More

What do you think of businesses charging ‘COVID-19’ surcharges?

While the Massachusetts Restaurant Association says they do not know of anyone charging a COVID surcharge, Boston 25 has learned the idea is on the table. → Read More

Businesses struggling with returning to ‘normal’ as state rolls out reopening plan

Some businesses, like construction and manufacturing were allowed to start on Monday. But, it won’t be business as usual. → Read More

As the weather warms up, officials are outlining plans to reopen Mass. beaches

As the weather warms up, there is a plan for town-operated beaches there to reopen. → Read More

Plymouth is 400 years old but the party is now postponed due to COVID-19

Imagine turning 400 and not having a party. Sadly, that’s what Plymouth is dealing with right now. → Read More

Spiritual care, serenity spaces support families, health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients

Inside hospitals like Massachusetts General Hospital, COVID-19 has changed how patients are treated and how they die. → Read More

Prayers from around the world for Rutland police officer battling COVID-19

John Songy, a Rutland police officer, is in a Worcester ICU with COVID-19. → Read More

Plymouth HS seniors hesitant about ‘socially distant’ summer graduation ceremony

News that Plymouth’s Superintendent of Schools will hold graduation on June 6th albeit, a socially distant one, wasn’t a hit with students or their families. → Read More

Stay-at-home advisories put survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse at risk, victim advocates say

During the COVID-19 crisis there are serious concerns that stay-at-home advisories put survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse at particular risk. → Read More

Plasma offers hope for recovery of Rutland police officer

A Rutland police officer battling the coronavirus has undergone a plasma treatment in hopes of curing him from the deadly virus. → Read More

Boston City Councilor joins local sewers working together to stitch thousands of masks

A grassroots effort is sewing up a storm to help meet the mandate for everyone to wear masks in Massachusetts. → Read More

Is there a connection between inmates being released early due to COVID-19 and uptick in Boston violence?

An uptick in Boston shootings has the governor, Boston’s mayor and police commissioner and the Suffolk County district attorney talking about a connection to the early release of some inmates due to COVID-19. → Read More

Online fundraiser launched to help local churches serve their communities

A group of local churches is coming together to raise funds so they can continue to help their communities as people continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Churches helping churches: Major fundraising effort helping those in need

It’s a major fundraising effort by the Mass Council of Churches. Their hope is to help people who rely on social services churches provide. → Read More