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Callum Borchers

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Past articles by Callum:

Beep Boop Back To Work: Robots Rebrand As Model Employees In The Age Of Social Distancing

As offices, shops and other public places gradually reopen — with fewer people, keeping farther apart, than usual — robotics companies in Greater Boston hope people who previously complained about bots' lack of personal touch will come to see them as just the things to reduce shared airspace and halt disease transmission. → Read More

Restaurant Dining Is Coming Back To Mass., But It's Going To Be Different

Servers' smiles must be covered by masks, tables have to be spaced at least 6 feet apart or separated by barriers, there will be no congregating at the bar, and all seating must be outdoors, in the short term. → Read More

A Coronavirus Fad Or The Future Of Medicine? Telehealth Is Having A Moment

The idea that video calls could replace some trips to the doctor's office isn't new, and it never really caught on, until COVID-19 suddenly changed everything. → Read More

6 Things To Know About The Plan To Reopen Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has laid out a plan to resume many aspects of daily life that he suspended two months ago, in an effort to slow the spread → Read More

Factories, Churches Expect Green Light When Gov. Baker Unveils Mass. Reopening Plan

Amid mounting anticipation, Gov. Charlie Baker has said not to expect a complete reopening but rather a gradual process that will unfold in four phases. → Read More

1 Million Job Losses: The Economic Toll Of The Coronavirus In Mass. Keeps Rising

The job losses represent one-quarter of Massachusetts' February labor force. It's a sobering total that underscores the challenge ahead, as the state develops a recovery plan. → Read More

More Than 240,000 Mass. Workers File Unemployment Claims In Worst Week On Record

The count of initial claims filed in the week ending April 25 slowed slightly from the record levels observed in prior weeks, both nationally and in Massachusetts, but continued a trend of unprecedented demand. → Read More

Baker Extends Non-Essential Business Closure By 2 Weeks To May 18

The governor said an advisory board will set "rules of the road" for what he described as a "phased reopening" after that date. → Read More

Gig Workers Can Now Apply For Unemployment Benefits In Mass.

The new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program provides up to 39 weeks of benefits. Workers must demonstrate that the coronavirus caused them to lose income. → Read More

Getting Back To Business May Not Mean Business As Usual In Mass.

The state is still at least two weeks away from allowing schools and nonessential businesses to reopen their doors. And life may continue to look different, even when that day comes. → Read More

How A Factory In Lawrence Went From Athletic Apparel To Medical Gowns

Gov. Charlie Baker is asking Massachusetts manufacturing companies to help make much-needed personal protective equipment, and one of the first to answer the call is 99Degrees. → Read More

In Just 3 Weeks Of Coronavirus Crisis, Mass. Unemployment Claims Surpass First Year Of Great Recession

Job losses are accelerating at a breathtaking pace amid the coronavirus pandemic and have now reached a grim milestone: Almost 470,000 Massachusetts workers applied for unemployment insurance in the past three weeks, more than during the first 54 weeks of the recession. → Read More

One More Coronavirus Complication: Allergy Season

Coughing and wheezing could mean a person has contracted the viral infection that has become a global pandemic — or signal nothing more than the start of seasonal allergies. → Read More

How Porn Can Turn The Coronavirus Into A Computer Virus

Many companies that usually handle sensitive information in their offices are now telling employees to work from home. And that can make them more vulnerable to hackers — especially if workers browse certain websites they wouldn't visit when the boss is watching. → Read More

Here's How The New Democratic Party Rules About Delegates Will Impact The 2020 Election

This year the rules governing the Democratic convention have changed. That's perhaps in part to avoid the speculation that happened after the nominating convention in 2016, where supporters of Bernie Sanders felt cheated out of the nomination. → Read More

Layoffs At Wayfair Continue Company's Fall Back To Earth

The Boston furniture retailer's stock price has been cut in half over the past year, as losses mount. → Read More

Former Boston Official John Lynch Set For Sentencing In Bribery Case

Lynch admitted taking $50,000 from a real estate developer, in exchange for attempting to influence a key vote by a member of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeal. → Read More

Is Boston Title Town Or Cheater Town?

"There has been a lot of scandals, but they've consistently won for a long time," says one sports fan from Texas. "So, they have to be doing something right." → Read More

GE Co-Produced Engines On Boeing Plane That Crashed In Iran

Iran quickly blamed engine trouble for the crash. But spokesmen for GE and its manufacturing partner insist that "speculation regarding the cause is premature." → Read More

After Deadly Crash, Mass. Foundation Readies Another WWII-Era Bomber For Flight

The Collings Foundation of Stow is working on a replacement Boeing B-17, the kind of aircraft that went down in Connecticut in October, killing seven. → Read More