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Past articles by Mary:

She Urged Elon Musk to Tweet a Resignation Poll. Moments Later, He Did.

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk hasn’t been shy about responding to people who tweet at him. Did one of those mentions prompt his latest potential change of direction at the social media giant? Musk’s poll asking Twitter users whether he should step down as CEO on Sunday night came moments after being challenged to do so by Brianna Wu. → Read More

21 veterans die at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, 15 confirmed for coronavirus

A total of 21 veterans have died after a coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, 15 of whom tested positive for the disease. All veterans have now been tested at the facility, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, 59 came back positive and 160 showed negative results. Of the deaths, two […] → Read More

Charlie Baker announces “robust” coronavirus contact tracing program in Massachusetts

Gov. Charlie Baker announced a new COVID-19 tracing program Friday to further mitigate the spread of the contagious disease. → Read More

Charlie Baker paints picture of peak coronavirus outbreak coming

Gov. Charlie Baker painted a picture of the peak of the coronavirus outbreak in the state Thursday, with health officials estimating up to 172,000 people will contract the disease. → Read More

Charlie Baker: Health officials forecasting up to 172,000 coronavirus cases in Massachusetts

Charlie Baker anticipates up to 172,000 coronavirus cases in Massachusetts → Read More

Charlie Baker closing DCR beaches, opening state parks early amid coronavirus

Gov. Charlie Baker is closing beaches to avoid crowding that could exacerbate the spread of the contagious coronavirus, but opening other state parks early to offer residents more open space. Baker issued the emergency order Thursday, requiring all coastal beach reservation parking areas managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to close effective […] → Read More

Insurance companies could collapse under COVID-19 losses, experts say

A bill that would retroactively rewrite insurance contracts to cover business losses from the coronavirus outbreak is pending on Beacon Hill, but critics argue it could collapse the industry and questioned its constitutional muster. → Read More

Charlie Baker tours coronavirus care facility at DCU Center in Worcester

Gov. Charlie Baker toured what he is calling a “step down” facility in Worcester Wednesday afternoon for patients recovering from COVID-19 ahead of an expected surge in cases starting as early as next week. “I want to thank the folks at UMass Memorial for their collaboration and creativity with respect to setting up and standing […] → Read More

Charlie Baker launches investigation into Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

Gov. Charlie Baker is launching an independent investigation into he Holyoke Soldiers’ Home after 13 veterans died, almost half of whom with confirmed cases of coronavirus. → Read More

Gov. Charlie Baker extends state coronavirus shutdown to May 4

Non-essential businesses will remain closed and people should stay in their homes through May, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday, bracing for what he said will be “perhaps the most difficult period of this virus.” → Read More

Cape Codders petition: ‘Close the bridges’

Cape Cod's year-round residents, alarmed by an influx of out-of-state license plates amid the coronavirus outbreak, petitioning for the shutdown of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges -- to keep out vacation homeowners and avoid overwhelming their small hospitals. → Read More

Charlie Baker preps for ‘surge’ in Massachusetts coronavirus cases

Gov. Charlie Baker is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases come mid-April and is bolstering the state’s health care and emergency response. The influx in COVID-19 cases is expected to start somewhere between April 7 and April 17, Baker said during his daily update Monday at the State House. “A huge part of what […] → Read More

Watchdogs warn of coronavirus pandemic impact on property tax

Government watchdogs are raising concerns about the impact the coronavirus shutdown could have on property taxes → Read More

Massachusetts income tax filing deadline pushed back to July 15

Lawmakers agreed to push back the state tax deadline Friday, matching the federal extension to give taxpayers a break amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Charlie Baker asks travelers to self-quarantine, plans to ‘ramp up’ coronavirus tracking

Gov. Charlie Baker is urging travelers to stay out of Massachusetts or self-quarantine for 14 days, amid plans to "ramp up" tracing people who have been exposed in his latest aggressive measures to combat the coronavirus. → Read More

Charlie Baker asks ‘all visitors’ to Massachusetts self-quarantine amid COVID-19 outbreak

Gov. Charlie Baker is urging all visitors to Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days — or consider not coming to the Bay State to begin with. Baker, in his daily press conference, said the advisory is to help protect the most vulnerable in the state and to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Developing … […] → Read More

Massachusetts extends income tax filing deadline to July 15

Lawmakers pushed back the state tax deadline this morning to match the federal extension, citing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Massachusetts tax deadline still stuck on April 15

As the coronavirus causes a historic surge in unemployment, lawmakers still haven't moved to pushback the April 15 tax deadline, which critics say could render the federal extension useless. → Read More

Charlie Baker: Process to get PPE ‘enormously frustrating’

An impassioned Gov. Charlie Baker expressed a deep frustration with the struggle to get personal protective equipment to the people battling the coronavirus on the front lines. → Read More

Coronavirus unemployment a ‘big challenge,’ Baker says, as state and national numbers spike

A historic number of people are filing for unemployment in the state and across the country as the coronavirus outbreak continues to put people out of work. → Read More