Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com

Nik DeCosta-Klipa

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New Hampshire, United States

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Recent articles by Nik:

Bill Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts, says he voted for Joe Biden

"It's America or Trump, and I'm going with America." → Read More

With federal relief up in the air, Massachusetts is launching its own economic recovery plan

Gov. Charlie Baker says downtowns and small businesses in Massachusetts have “lost a lot” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And with the prospect of additional federal relief plagued by uncertainty, the state is taking its own action. Baker’s administration announced a $774 million plan Thursday that aims to support the state’s economic recovery through a mix of grants for small businesses, funding… → Read More

‘No fun size’: Charlie Baker shares 9-year-old’s humorous COVID-19 safety tip for Halloween

"It was written with a crayon, but it was quite clear." → Read More

Here are the groups that get priority under the Massachusetts plan for the COVID-19 vaccine

The state expects between 20,000 and 60,000 doses during the first phase. → Read More

Here are the basics on the new development project around Fenway Park

The plans include office, residential, and retail space — and maybe a hotel. → Read More

Celtics coach Brad Stevens joining lookalike Pete Buttigieg to rally for Democrats

Pete Buttigieg will be joined by a “familiar face” during a get-out-the-vote rally Tuesday night — and no, it’s not his own. It’s Brad Stevens. The Boston Celtics coach and fellow Indiana native will be among several of Buttigieg’s guests during the 8 p.m. virtual event to rally support for Democratic candidates in battleground states, the former 2020 presidential candidate and mayor of South… → Read More

Joe Biden’s campaign is reportedly discussing Charlie Baker for a potential cabinet position

The Massachusetts governor is among several Republicans being floated. → Read More

MBTA gets pushback over potential service cuts, including from Marty Walsh

"If it hurts workers, discourages ridership, and slows our economic recovery, we will be facing even bigger problems down the road." → Read More

President Trump signs Seth Moulton’s bill to make 988 the national suicide hotline number

"This is especially important in the wake of increased isolation, fear, grief, and substance use due to COVID-19." → Read More

Massachusetts loosens the criteria for its out-of-state travel rules, amid COVID-19 uptick

The changes exempt California and three other states from the quarantine rules. → Read More

Maura Healey calls on Charlie Baker to extend the Massachusetts eviction moratorium

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is adding her influential voice to the calls for Gov. Charlie Baker to extend the state’s COVID-19 moratorium on evictions and foreclosures — at least until the administration’s new relief programs are actually functional. In a statement to Boston.com, Healey applauded the Republican governor for his new $171 million relief initiative aimed at… → Read More

BSO cancels live performances through next spring, including Holiday Pops series

The news may not be a surprise, but BSO leaders say it's "still a major loss for the organization." → Read More

Chuck Todd says he wasn’t involved with NBC’s controversial Donald Trump town hall

"This is a decision made by executives," Todd said on "Boston Public Radio." → Read More

Charlie Baker is letting the Massachusetts eviction moratorium expire. Now what?

"What is scary for us is that there is, for a fact, going to be people who will fall through the cracks." → Read More

Watch: Donald Trump refuses to condemn QAnon conspiracy theory during town hall

"What I do hear about it is they are very strongly against pedophilia, and I agree with that." → Read More

Charlie Baker calls Trump’s actions after COVID-19 diagnosis ‘incredibly irresponsible’

"This is a very contagious virus, and it can have horrible consequences for people, period." → Read More

These are the cuts the MBTA is discussing for its trains, buses, and ferries due to COVID-19

While nothing is finalized, the transit agency is getting more specific. → Read More

The new Orange and Red Line cars are going to arrive at least a year late

The MBTA’s new Orange and Red Line cars were falling behind schedule before the outbreak of COVID-19. But the pandemic certainly didn’t help. During a meeting Monday afternoon, MBTA officials said the delivery of both new fleets will be completed at least a year later than originally planned, meaning that riders and employees alike will have to bear with the existing, aging trains for that much… → Read More

Watch: Police halted traffic on I-93 to make way for New England Patriots escort

Massachusetts State Police said the highway closure lasted "approximately three minutes." → Read More

Here’s what the second step of Phase 3 of the Massachusetts reopening plan actually means

From fitting rooms to escape rooms. → Read More