Rick Sobey, Boston Herald

Rick Sobey

Boston Herald

Lowell, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
  • The Lowell Sun
  • The Daily Democrat
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • LB Press-Telegram
Past:
  • Daily Breeze
  • Pioneer Press

Recent articles by Rick:

COVID cases ease up in Massachusetts; breakthrough infections finally reported

Health officials also caught up to breakthrough cases for those already vaccinated reporting an added 86,450 infections. A network connectivity glitch held back that data usually posted on Tuesdays. → Read More

32,909 new coronavirus cases reported in Massachusetts schools in past week

Coronavirus cases remain at a high level in Bay State schools, but did take a plunge from last week’s whopping count as a total of 32,909 staff and students tested positive in the past week. → Read More

Massachusetts COVID cases: 51% hospitalized because of virus, 49% test positive while getting other treatment

State health officials on Thursday reported a continuing drop in new coronavirus cases, while officials gave a breakdown of COVID-19 hospitalizations between primary and incidental virus patients. → Read More

Biden at his 1-year mark says he ‘outperformed’ promises as coronavirus rages and inflation soars

President Biden is defending his first year in office, saying on Wednesday that he "probably outperformed" his promises as the country continues to battle the surging coronavirus pandemic, soaring inflation and as much of his agenda has been grounded to a halt. → Read More

TSA reports a jump in gun detections at New England airports last year, 18 loaded firearms at Boston Logan

Gun detections jumped at New England airports last year, as TSA officers found 40 firearms at the seven airports, including 18 loaded guns at Boston Logan International Airport. → Read More

Two more Starbucks in Boston look to unionize: ‘Get ready for some wicked good UNION coffee’

Two more Starbucks locations in Boston are moving to unionize as “part of a nationwide wave of change for baristas and food service workers alike,” the employees said on Wednesday. → Read More

Massachusetts reports 14,647 new coronavirus cases, continuing downward trend as omicron slows

State health officials on Wednesday reported more than 14,000 new coronavirus cases, as infection tallies continue to decline as the extremely contagious omicron variant appears to slow down. → Read More

Massachusetts reports 56,489 coronavirus cases after the long weekend, hospitalizations decline

After the state kept smashing its record-high daily case total earlier this month, infection rates appear to be heading in a downward trend. The wastewater had been signaling that decline would soon happen. → Read More

Emirates Airlines suspends flights to Boston Logan because of 5G mobile ‘operational concerns’

Emirates Airlines is suspending flights to Boston Logan International Airport, the Dubai-based airline announced as concerns swirl about the impact of 5G mobile network services at airports. → Read More

Newly sworn-in Cambridge police commissioner is 1st woman to lead city’s police force

The newly sworn-in Cambridge police commissioner is the first woman to lead the city’s police force in its 160-plus year history. → Read More

Strong winter storm pounds Massachusetts, triggers flooding and power outages

It was a tale of two storms across the Bay State on Monday, as the powerful weather system dumped several inches of snow on parts of the state while other regions dealt with flooding and power outages. → Read More

Boston Police take several guns off the street, arrest Charlestown man after road rage incident

Boston Police officers took several guns off the street over the weekend, as they arrested five people in four different firearm-related incidents. → Read More

Dangerously thin Mystic River ice stops Weymouth man as he flees Arlington Police

A Weymouth man running from Arlington police officers fell through the dangerously thin Mystic River ice and into the frigid water on Saturday, helping lead to his arrest. → Read More

Boston-area coronavirus wastewater data keeps dropping: ‘I’m cautiously optimistic’

The Boston-area coronavirus wastewater data continues to take a plunge, sparking a bit of optimism from local infectious disease experts that the region could be in store for a rapid decline in COVID cases. → Read More

Winter storm to pummel Massachusetts, damaging winds could spark power outages

A powerful winter storm is set to blast the Bay State on Monday, dumping several inches of snow on parts of the state and knocking out power for other regions where wind gusts will be whipping up to 70 mph. → Read More

Massachusetts reports drop in new coronavirus cases, almost 50,000 cases reported in K-12 schools

State health officials on Thursday reported a drop in new coronavirus cases, as K-12 schools reported a staggering 48,414 infections in the last week amid the extraordinarily contagious omicron var… → Read More

Massachusetts, get ready for more dangerously cold wind chills and ‘significant snow’ for some regions

A double whammy of dangerously cold wind chills and then a snowstorm are on tap for the Bay State over the long weekend. → Read More

48,414 new coronavirus cases reported in Massachusetts schools in past week

Coronavirus cases keep surging in Massachusetts schools as a total of 48,414 staff and students tested positive in the past week amid the extraordinarily contagious omicron variant. → Read More

Massachusetts reports drop in new coronavirus cases, almost 50,000 cases reported in K-12 schools

State health officials on Thursday reported a drop in new coronavirus cases, as K-12 schools reported a staggering 48,414 infections in the last week amid the extraordinarily contagious omicron variant. → Read More

Edible cannabis can blunt COVID-19 infection, researchers find

New research showing cannabis compounds could blunt the virus that causes COVID-19 can really toke one’s breath away. → Read More