Litsa Pappas, Boston 25 News

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Recent articles by Litsa:

Parents rally outside State House to bring kids back to school in person

Dozens of people rallied outside the State House Wednesday, pushing for the state to allow their kids to go back to school in person this fall. → Read More

Off-duty Stoneham officer rescues pilot after plane crashes into Lake Winnipesaukee

An off-duty Stoneham police officer saved the life of a pilot after his small plane crashed into Lake Winnipesauke Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Dozens rally in Boston for peace in Lebanon following deadly explosion

Dozens rallied in Boston Saturday to demand a change in Lebanon’s government after the deadly explosion Tuesday in Beirut. → Read More

Worcester leaders concerned about uptick in COVID-19 cases

Worcester city leaders are getting concerned about an uptick in COVID-19 cases after seeing an increase for the third consecutive week. → Read More

Strong winds topple trees, cause power outages across Massachusetts

Strong winds tore down trees across Massachusetts Tuesday. → Read More

Weymouth Police investigating possible arson at local church

Weymouth Police have launched an investigation into a possible case of arson at a local church. → Read More

U.S. Senate race heats up one month out from primary election in Mass.

The race for the U.S. Senate seat is on between Rep. Joe Kennedy III and Sen. Ed Markey. → Read More

Gov. Baker’s travel order goes into effect Saturday in Mass.

Governor Charlie Baker’s new travel order went into effect Saturday, restricting visitors from most other states to prevent the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Officers injured on duty worry police reform bill in MA goes too far

Two retired officers who shared their stories of survival after getting shot multiple times in the line of duty believe the recent police reform bill passed in Beacon Hill has gone too far. → Read More

Families consider ‘tutoring pods’ with uncertainty around schools reopening in the fall

The uncertainty of the reopening of schools this fall has left parents scrambling to find a backup plan to make sure their children get the best education no matter what happens. → Read More

Phase 3 of local clinical COVID-19 vaccine started on Monday

Phase 3 of the clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine began Monday. → Read More

Phase 3 of clinical trial for locally-developed COVID-19 vaccine already underway

Phase 3 of the clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine began Monday. → Read More

Family questions impact COVID-19 may have on spinal cord after rare diagnosis

NEWBURY, Mass. — In mid-March, Jimmy Soffron lost feeling in his lower body after suffering severe back pain. He spent 12 days in the hospital and two months in rehab. “Within two hours I was completely not even able to walk,” said Soffron, who relies on a wheelchair right now. “I have numbness from the chest down, so I have to learn everything over again and I’m still – right now in the process… → Read More

Shots fired at Dedham home pierce backyard pool, garage

A Dedham woman tells Boston 25 news she feels unsafe in her own home with her family after hearing gunshots in the evening, then finding bullets in her backyard. → Read More

Florida nurse paralyzed after COVID-19 bout flown to Boston hospital

After flying into Massachusetts from Tampa, Florida, on an intensive care Jet plane, Desmon Silva was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital Saturday night for a rare infection that left him paralyzed from the neck down. → Read More

DPH: Cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to house party in Chatham

State health officials have identified a cluster of coronavirus cases stemming from a house party in Chatham. → Read More

Despite the pandemic, beaches and lakes in Mass. were crowded during the heat wave

Many are facing the challenge of staying cool in this heat wave while also avoiding crowds during this pandemic. → Read More

Taunton couple attacked after hanging gay Pride flag on their on front yard

A Taunton man says he was attacked for being gay on his own front yard. → Read More

Mass. business owners hopeful to stay open as other states go back into lockdown amid new COVID-19 spikes

Business owners are hoping they will be better off in Massachusetts and stay open now, unlike the sudden lockdown Monday in California. → Read More

Mass. senate expected to debate police reform bill Monday

The debate over the new Senate bill on police reform continues Monday morning at the State House, but some police officers and Black clergy argue their voices should also be heard before any sweeping changes are passed. → Read More