Marilyn Schairer, WGBH

Marilyn Schairer


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Marilyn:

Yoga in Boston area grows more diverse, but studios want to further increase access

Local yoga teachers and practitioners have worked to make the practice more inclusive, presenting participants of color with more opportunities to take up yoga for health and relaxation. → Read More

Wastewater data sends mixed signals amid dip in Boston-area COVID-19 cases

Tufts Medical Center reports zero patients in ICU as wastewater levels ebb and flow in the Northeast. → Read More

53 Mass. Teachers Refuse To Administer State Standardize Tests

Education advocates have long criticized the MCAS as a measure of student performance. → Read More

What To Expect After Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine

"This is the ticket back to normalcy," one expert said. "It's a big step towards having us get back to our pre-COVID way of life." → Read More

Retailers Scramble To Fill Early Demand For Christmas Trees

The pandemic is one factor in what local growers and retailers say could be a shortage of Christmas trees. → Read More

Here's How One Second-Grade Teacher Is Preparing To Welcome Students Back This Fall

Classroom preparations in 2020 are more complex than ever and come with a lot of new things — from added emotions to face-covering masks. → Read More

What Do Businesses Mean When They Say, "Deep Cleaning"?

MA Businesses 'Deep Clean' Their Workplace To Protect Against COVID-19 → Read More

Lives Remembered: Dolores Woodford, A Nurse Until The Day She Died

Woodford, who died from COVID-19 at age 83, never stopped working. → Read More

With COVID-19 Hurting Church Finances, Catholic Parishes In Boston May Consider Merging

“The financial consequences of the suspension of Masses has been dramatic and onerous,” said Terry Donilon, spokesperson for the archdiocese. → Read More

Worcester Pastor Resumes Church Services In Defiance of State Ban On Public Gatherings

Adams Square Baptist Church Pastor Kristopher Casey says the state ban on gatherings of ten people or more violates his congregation's constitutional rights. → Read More

Unable To Say Goodbye: How The Coronavirus Has Upended Grieving And Funerals

The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new normal around how we grieve, how we honor lost love ones and how we comfort each other. → Read More

Demand Grows For Boston Public Schools' Free Meals; District Provided Nearly 15,000 Friday

BPS Food and Nutrition Services chief Laura Benavidez says demand increases daily and pre-packaged meals are distributed at 16 sites throughout the city. → Read More

A Lonely Time To Be A Nurse

Veteran R.N. Talks Of Fear Of Going To Work, And The Pain Of Being Apart From Family → Read More

Boston ER Doctor Argues Coronavirus Isn't As Deadly As Suspected

Dr. Jeremy Faust reached the conclusion after he reviewed data from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined off the coast of Japan. → Read More

Life Sentence Vacated For Man Who Spent 41 Years In Shirley Prison

Raymond Champagne was serving a life sentence, but his attorney filed a motion for a new trial, citing newly discovered evidence in the case. → Read More

Hull School Committee Decides Future Of Superintendent After Allegations Of Personal Misconduct

The Hull School Committee told WGBH News Tuesday that it plans to keep the public posted on developments as an investigation of misconduct allegations against Hull Public Schools Superintendent Michael Devine, on the eve of a school committee meeting to discuss the matter. → Read More

King Boston Project Looking To Break Ground During National NAACP Convention In July

A non-profit group told WGBH News on Thursday that it intends to break ground on a monument to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., on the Boston Common in July. → Read More

Massachusetts Implements Policies To Reduce Correctional Officer Suicides

Massachusetts is taking steps to address ways to lessen the risk of suicides among correctional officers. → Read More

The Boston Calling Music Festival Welcomes The Boston Ballet

Boston Calling features dozens of bands during the three day event, which is one of Boston's most popular musical festivals. → Read More

It's All About Buttermilk And Bourbon For Boston Chef Jason Santos

The renowned chef talks about his food, his new cookbook, and his blue hair. → Read More