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Colleges working to expand mental health services amid pandemic stress

These are stressful times for college students as many campuses are still developing plans about how to safely start-up in just a few weeks. → Read More

Covid ‘baby bust’ expected with half a million fewer births next year

With most people stuck at home during the spring coronavirus shutdown, many expected a boom in births next year. But researchers are predicting hundreds of thousands of fewer births because of concerns stemming from the pandemic. → Read More

Women are losing more jobs than men in the coronavirus economy

The economic devastation left in the wake of the coronavirus has been wide and deep. The pain, however, hasn’t been shared equally. → Read More

Moving to the burbs: Renters, buyers leaving Boston for open spaces, room to WFH

Realtor Marie Presti, owner of the Presti Group, says selling a condo in Boston can be a challenge right now. → Read More

Don’t sleep on it: Homes are selling in days, some above asking, as real estate market heats up

An historic pandemic and record setting unemployment doesn’t sound like the right backdrop for a hot real estate market, but many homes are getting sold in days and going above asking price. → Read More

Going cashless: How the pandemic sped up digital dollars

When it’s time to pay at the Emery Farm Store in Durham New Hampshire, customers now only have one way to pay to settle up. They must pay with plastic. → Read More

New England cheese makers breathing sigh of relief as restaurants begin to reopen

These small farmers lost a huge source of business at a critical time in their production schedules. → Read More

A look at the big changes coming soon to a theater near you

No one has seen a movie at the the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline since March, but Executive Director Katherine Tallman is getting ready to host a crowd, albeit a smaller one. → Read More

Catholic schools facing threat of closure with pandemic, declining enrollment

The National Catholic Education Association says that just under 100 schools so far this year have announced that they are closing their doors for good. → Read More

Rolling the dice: Loophole let Foxwoods reopen early despite CT governor’s opposition

Gambling is already back in several New England states, including Connecticut, which is host to the Foxwoods Resort Casino. → Read More

UMass developing coronavirus test with results in 5 minutes

One of the key pieces to stopping the spread of COVID-19 is testing. However, there have been problems testing large numbers of people and getting results back in timely manner. → Read More

Fishermen reinventing the Atlantic fish market without demand from restaurants

Fishermen took a big hit when the coronavirus hit. They had no where to sell their catch. → Read More

Financial aid requests surge as fall tuition bills arrive amid furloughs, job losses

Paying for college is a true budget buster, but tuition bills for this fall’s semester will come out as millions of people grapple with unemployment and furloughs. → Read More

Farmer’s Markets begin to open for summer with COVID-19 precautions

With locally grown produce and other fresh foods, farmers markets are a welcome sign of summer. The good news is many are starting to open across Massachusetts even though they’ve had to make some changes because of the coronavirus. → Read More

On a ticking clock, college athletes left hanging by coronavirus cancellations

For the time since the shutdown, some athletes have the option of returning to campus for voluntary workouts. What remains ahead for the fall season is still uncertain. Schools and the NCAA are wrestling with how they can commit to sports and still keep everyone safe. → Read More

Food trucks set up shop in neighborhoods for a break from cooking, safe pickup

Like so many businesses, they've been stuck in neutral during the shutdown. But now, some trucks aren't waiting for people to come to them, they're shifting gears and heading directly to the people. → Read More

How is COVID-19 reshaping the future of living and working?

Many of the changes that were abruptly instituted as the pandemic spread are now prompting long-term changes in the way we work. → Read More

Campuses anxious to rekindle ‘college experience’ while battling COVID-19

Known for crowded dorms, large parties, and classes in auditoriums, schools are trying figure out how to adapt, considering the population they serve. → Read More

Mass. towns are running out of the cash they need to fight COVID-19

Many communities are paying more to respond to increased calls for services related to the coronavirus just as they’re seeing revenues dry up. → Read More

Backyard chickens laying golden eggs for some Mass. residents

Instead of sitting back and worrying about how the coronavirus is impacting the food supply, some people are taking matters into their own hands and raising chickens so they can have a dependable supply of eggs → Read More