Christina Prignano, The Boston Globe

Christina Prignano

The Boston Globe

Boston, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Christina:

The coronavirus levels in Eastern Mass. waste water keep increasing, suggesting cases will continue rising

The levels of coronavirus detected in Eastern Massachusetts waste water have continued to climb this week, suggesting the current wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations could rise still higher. → Read More

Map: A county-by-county look at COVID-19 transmission in the United States

As the Northeast and other parts of the country grapple with a highly transmissible offshoot of the Omicron variant, community transmission levels are once again rising, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. → Read More

No relief yet: Levels of coronavirus in Mass. waste water continue to rise

The levels of coronavirus detected in Eastern Massachusetts waste water continued to climb last week, suggesting more COVID-19 case increase are ahead, according to data from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, → Read More

The story of Albert DeSalvo as told in The Boston Globe

Explore Globe clippings to see how the newspaper covered DeSalvo’s early crimes, his trial in a series of assaults, and his death. → Read More

More COVID-19 cases ahead? Coronavirus levels in Eastern Mass. waste water are on the rise again

After dipping last month, the levels of coronavirus detected in the waste water are on the rise again, according to the latest data from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, suggesting more COVID-19 case increases may be ahead. → Read More

These charts show how Massachusetts is faring in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Hospitalization levels have become a crucial indicator of the severity of COVID-19 surges as more people turn to at-home testing, the results of which are not factored into official case counts released by the state. → Read More

With the Supreme Court primed to overturn Roe v. Wade, how does the public feel?

Support for abortion rights has been backed by most Americans for decades, polling shows, with a relatively stable majority expressing support for the view that abortion should be legal in most or all cases. → Read More

What the abortion landscape looks like in the US if Roe is overturned

The US Supreme Court has voted privately to strike down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, along with a supporting 1990s-era decision known as Planned Parenthood v. Casey, according to a draft opinion published Monday by Politico. → Read More

These six charts show the current state of COVID-19 in Mass.

COVID-19 cases appear to be rising again in Massachusetts, though the volume of infections in the state — and across the United States — is significantly lower than the Omicron surge. Here’s a look at where Massachusetts stands, according to six different metrics. → Read More

Coronavirus levels in Boston-area waste water continue edging lower

The seven-day average of virus levels fell slightly since readings last week, an encouraging sign that the virus could be receding. → Read More

Charts: What’s the wealthiest town in Massachusetts? See Census data on income and poverty.

Massachusetts residents have some of the highest incomes in the nation, according to recently released Census data. But the state’s relative wealth masks income inequality across communities. → Read More

After the federal court ruling, where are you required to wear a mask?

A federal judge on Monday voided the Biden administration’s mask mandate for public transportation and airlines, prompting a raft of businesses and agencies to drop their own mask requirements. → Read More

Maps: Here’s a closer look at recent Census housing data for Boston neighborhoods

How much did it typically cost to rent or own in different parts of Boston in recent years? → Read More

See the highest paid city employees in Boston in 2021

The vast majority of top earners, all of whom made more than Boston’s city councilors and Mayor Michelle Wu, worked for the Boston Police and Boston Fire departments. → Read More

Charts: See how much the typical rental costs are in your town, according to Census data

Massachusetts renters ― like the state’s owners ― pay some of the highest housing costs in the nation, according to recent Census data. → Read More

New Census data confirms Massachusetts has some of the highest housing costs in the US

Among owner-occupied housing units, Massachusetts had a median home value of nearly $400,000, according to the new data. That’s higher than any other state except for Hawaii and California. Explore the charts to see how your town stacks up. → Read More

Mass. workers have the fourth-longest commute time among US states, according to new Census data

It’s not your imagination: Massachusetts workers endure long commutes, and they are getting worse. → Read More

Senate passes bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

Though winter-weary residents of the Northeast may welcome the news, the bill would need to be passed by the House and signed by President Biden in order to become law. → Read More

Pregnant woman seen in photos of Mariupol maternity ward bombing delivers baby girl

A pregnant woman who was seen being evacuated from a damaged children’s and maternity hospital in Mariupol this week has delivered a baby girl. → Read More

Russian strikes on Kharkiv civilians could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International says

The human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday released an analysis of recent Russian strikes in Kharkiv, alleging that Russia committed possible war crimes as peace talks between Ukrainian and Russian officials got underway. → Read More