Meghan Ottolini, Boston Herald

Meghan Ottolini

Boston Herald

Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
  • East Bay Times
  • The Lowell Sun
Past:
  • The Sun
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • The Denver Post

Recent articles by Meghan:

What is the best face mask? Expert breaks down N95, KN95, KF94 and how to spot a fake

Aaron Collins, who tests respirators on his Youtube channel, agrees with the CDC's recommendation to ditch cloth masks for tight-fitting masks that feature polypropylene filters: tightly woven synthetic fibers that create an electrostatic charge, trapping up to 99% of virus particles. → Read More

Alleged drunk driver arrested after crashing into Massachusetts State Police cruiser

Saul Justa, 44, T-boned the driver side of the cruiser around 10 p.m. Thursday night, on Cohannet Street in Taunton. The Trooper in the vehicle immediately alerted nearby patrols that his vehicle had been hit. Justa stayed on the scene until other authorities could respond. → Read More

Beloved police dog K-9 Grimm gets final ride in Andover

K9 Grimm got a full barking salute on Andover's Main Street during his final ride around town Wednesday - the loyal German Shepherd was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer just days ago, after a decade of service with Andover Police. → Read More

Bruins retire Willie O’Ree’s jersey number, honoring first Black NHL player

"I never expected, when I started playing hockey, that I'd have my number retired up there in the rafters, with so many icons and so many greats," O'Ree told current Bruins players during a video call shared by the organization. → Read More

Supply chain woes hit Massachusetts food pantries

The effects of the pandemic's massive supply chain disruption has trickled down to the most vulnerable Bay Staters as food donation nonprofits like Boston-based Lovin' Spoonfuls see 30% less food available to distribute to local pantries. → Read More

Pond skating season is here, but how do you know the ice is safe?

Nothing is more quintessentially New England than lacing up ice skates and hitting a local pond as temperatures drop, but the charming pastime of pond skating and other ice-based recreation poses risks - no matter the conditions, experts say. → Read More

Family prepares to welcome home Brockton man who spent 27 years behind bars for murder after rare commutation

Family members of William Allen, the 48-year-old Brockton man who received a rare commutation from Gov. Charlie Baker for a first-degree murder conviction, are preparing to welcome their prodigal son home in the coming months after 27 years in prison. → Read More

Tom Brady launches new clothing line dubbed BRADY brand

The BRADY brand, rolled out by the Buccaneers quarterback, offers $160 men’s sweatpants and $75 T-shirts among other high-end athletic and leisure apparel. “I’m proud to bring thi… → Read More

Boston Public Schools closed Tuesday for extreme cold weather, staffing shortage

Frigid temperatures kept kids out of the classroom Tuesday as Boston Public Schools closed all buildings citing "extreme cold weather," but Mayor Michelle Wu said coronavirus-related "staffing issues" contributed to the decision as more than 1,200 school employees and teachers were absent on Monday. → Read More

Boston Public Schools closed Tuesday for extreme cold weather

Frigid temperatures will keep kids out of the classroom Tuesday, January 11th, as Boston Public Schools closes all buildings citing "extreme cold weather," but Mayor Michelle Wu said coronavirus-related "staffing issues" contributed to the decision as more than 1,000 school employees and teachers were absent on Monday. → Read More

Study: Vaccinated women pass COVID-19 antibodies to infants through breastfeeding

Women who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine pass antibodies against the virus to their infants through breastfeeding, a new study from UMass Amherst shows. “Our study shows that anti… → Read More

Study: Vaccinated women pass COVID-19 antibodies to infants through breastfeeding

Women who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine pass antibodies against the virus to their infants through breastfeeding, a new study from UMass Amherst shows. → Read More

Boston pot dealer sentenced for illegal distribution, falsifying taxes

A 36-year-old Boston man will do time for illegal marijuana dealing and falsifying his taxes after failing to pay more than $150,000 in income taxes. → Read More

Celtics fans break out into brawl in MBTA subway car

A pack of young Celtics fans broke out into a skirmish that escalated into an all-out brawl on the MBTA's red line Wednesday evening, as shown in video obtained by the Herald. → Read More

Lawmakers mull universal free meals for Massachusetts schoolchildren as more kids go hungry in pandemic

State lawmakers will consider a bill implementing free breakfast and lunch meals for all public school students, as the number of kids going hungry skyrockets with pandemic-driven economic woes. &#… → Read More

Lawmakers mull universal free meals for Massachusetts schoolchildren as more kids go hungry in pandemic

State lawmakers will consider a bill implementing free breakfast and lunch meals for all Massachusetts public school students, as the number of kids going hungry skyrockets with pandemic-driven economic woes. → Read More

Boston’s First Night celebrations return to ring in 2022

In-person New Year's Eve festivities return to Boston this weekend with the relaunch of First Night, the citywide celebration featuring musical performances, fireworks, and ice sculptures throughout the Back Bay and North End waterfront. → Read More

Russian hacker nabbed in alleged multi-million scheme that stole information from U.S. companies

A Russian hacker who allegedly made tens of millions of dollars stealing information from U.S. companies' internal computer networks has been extradited from Switzerland and now faces criminal charges in Massachusetts. → Read More

Dog holiday party benefits local animal shelter [+video]

A holiday party went to the dogs over the weekend in Quincy, as pet lovers and their pups took over Victory Point in Marina Bay to raise money and awareness for the Quincy Animal Shelter. → Read More

Former NFL star player Vincent Jackson had stage 2 CTE, research shows

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson suffered from stage 2 CTE before his death earlier this year, according to scientific findings released by his family. → Read More