Rick Sobey, Boston Herald

Rick Sobey

Boston Herald

Lowell, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
  • The Lowell Sun
Past:
  • Pioneer Press

Recent articles by Rick:

Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts up 15, hospitalizations down on first day of Phase 3

Massachusetts health officials on Monday reported 15 more people have died from the coronavirus and 157 new cases, as key data indicators continued to show progress on the first day of Phase 3 of the Bay State's reopening. → Read More

New Hampshire Gov. Sununu calls wearing masks ‘imperative’ at Trump rally

Granite State Gov. Chris Sununu said it’s “imperative” that people planning on attending President Trump’s rally Saturday wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Lydia Edwards proposes charter change to give council more control of budget

The Boston City Council and mayor would share power over the city's budget under an amendment filed by a city councilor on Monday -- a proposal that comes in the wake of calls for systemic change and a reallocation of resources away from the police department. → Read More

All Harvard University students will take online classes this fall amid coronavirus

Harvard University is allowing some students to live on campus this fall amid coronavirus, but all classes will be taught online, the university announced on Monday. → Read More

Donald Trump to hold rally in New Hampshire: ‘He really wants to win’ N.H.

President Trump has set his sights on the Granite State, scheduling a rally in Portsmouth Saturday as he makes a bid to bolster his standing in the battleground states critical to his re-election. … → Read More

Donald Trump to hold rally in New Hampshire: ‘He really wants to win’ N.H.

President Trump has set his sights on the Granite State, scheduling a rally in Portsmouth Saturday as he makes a bid to bolster his standing in the battleground states critical to his re-election. → Read More

Deadly Fourth of July cookout in Lynn adds to violent weekend around region

Boston wasn't the only city that experienced violence this Fourth of July weekend, as one person was killed at a holiday cookout in Lynn and one person was seriously injured in a Worcester shooting. → Read More

Eruption of violence in Boston: 7 killings in less than a week

A horrific week of violence in Boston -- seven slayings in less than a week -- led to calls on Sunday to end the bloodshed and for a serious investment in mental-health services in the city. → Read More

Shark sighting off Cape Cod shore closes beach

A great white shark spotted 20 yards off the Cape Cod shore shut down a Truro beach on Sunday afternoon, a day after a shark sighting triggered a Plymouth beach closure. → Read More

Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts increase by 11, test rate low ahead of Phase 3

Massachusetts health officials on Sunday reported 11 more people have died from the coronavirus and 136 new cases, as statewide hospitalizations declined and the positive test rate remained low ahead of Phase 3 of the Bay State's reopening on Monday. → Read More

Donald Trump coming to New Hampshire for outdoor rally on July 11

President Trump will have an outdoor rally in New Hampshire on July 11, his campaign announced on Sunday. → Read More

Woman killed in Boston, the city’s 7th reported slaying in a week

A woman was shot to death early Sunday morning in Dorchester, according to police who reported the seventh killing in Boston during the last week of violence in the city. → Read More

Somerville approves polyamorous relationship policy, more than two people can be in official domestic partnership

More than two people in Somerville can now be in an official domestic partnership after city officials recently passed a policy that recognizes polyamorous relationships -- the first one in the U.S., according to a national activist. → Read More

Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts up 51, hospitalizations drop

Massachusetts health officials on Thursday reported 51 more people have died from the coronavirus and 195 new cases, as statewide hospitalizations declined and the positive test rate remained low. → Read More

Boston Marathon virtual race registration opens July 7 after coronavirus cancellation

Boston Marathon runners who lost out on the iconic run from Hopkinton to Boylston Street this year amid the coronavirus pandemic can register for the 26.2 mile virtual race starting on July 7, the Boston Athletic Association announced on Thursday. → Read More

Alerting RMVs: Seth Moulton’s bill to prevent tragic car crashes moves forward

A bill that's intended to keep dangerous drivers off the road and prevent horrific car crashes -- like the New Hampshire wreck last year when seven people died -- moved forward on Wednesday. → Read More

Massachusetts travelers should face less traffic this summer amid coronavirus: Report

Summer road trips and Fourth of July travel around Massachusetts and New England might be a "bit smoother" this year amid the coronavirus pandemic with fewer commuters and vacationers on the road, transportation experts tell the Herald. → Read More

Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts up 28, positive test rate remains low

A day after no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Massachusetts for the first time in more than three months, state health officials on Wednesday reported 28 more people have died from the coronavirus and 261 new cases as many key data indicators continue to trend in a positive direction. → Read More

Revere man arrested in connection with hate crime, spray painting swastikas: Police

A 38-year-old Revere man accused of spray painting several swastikas on a car and writing “white power” on a street has been arrested, police announced on Wednesday. → Read More

Massachusetts town nixes Fourth of July celebration after health officials sounded alarm amid coronavirus

The leaders of a Worcester County town who were planning a Fourth of July celebration that defied the Massachusetts coronavirus reopening plan has decided to postpone the event after the town's Board of Health and state officials urged them to cancel the public gathering. → Read More