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Massachusetts state of emergency ends on Tuesday, these are the changes

After 462 days, the state of emergency declared by Governor Baker on March 10 in response to the coronavirus will end on Tuesday. As the number of coronavirus cases doubled to 92 and the first evidence of community transmission was found in the Berkshires, Baker in March 2020 decided to interrupt his Utah vacation and returned to Massachusetts to declare an emergency and begin imposing restrictions that would shape the living in Massachusetts for over a year.
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New Bedford,

Major drug trafficking operation in New Bedford dismantled

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – A year-long investigation called “Operation Lunch Break” has ended with the dismantling of a massive drug trafficking operation out of New Bedford. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that authorities executed multiple search and arrest warrants in connection with the Geraldo Rivera Drug Trafficking...
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Bridgewater, MAPatriot Ledger

Pandemic Policy Extensions Unfinished As Emergency Lifts Tonight

When the COVID-19 state of emergency ends at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker's order allowing remote public meetings is also on track to expire, as is the law allowing restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages to-go. State lawmakers adjourned for the day Monday without completing legislation that would extend...
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VIDEO: $5.9 Million Nobscot Intersection Project Will Increase Vehicle & Pedestrian Safety

FRAMINGHAM – Construction designs which plan to improve pedestrian safety through crosswalks, sidewalks, and updated traffic signals at Nobscot intersection were revisited at a virtual meeting held by the Framingham Traffic Commission last Thursday. The 2-year-long project, a $5.9 million dollar renovation undertaken by Baltazar Contractors Inc and the City...
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A gay couple in Milton was harassed for years. Now the community is rallying around them.

"The bright side is that the number of people who are willing to put up with that kind of bullying is much smaller than the people who are outraged about it." Milton couple Bryan Furze and LeeMichael McLean received magazine subscriptions addressed to homophobic names like “Michelle Fruitzey” for five years, until the perpetrator was arrested in June thanks to handwriting analysis. In the last week, Milton has rallied around the couple with the hashtag #iammichellefruitzey and raised over $16,000 to benefit the local schools’s Gay Straight Alliance.

Perusse wins selectman's seat in Clinton's election

CLINTON - Julie Perusse is the newest Clinton selectman after being challenger Stephen Lucht, 404-209 in Monday night's election. Perusse will step into the seat vacated by the retirement of longtime Selectman Bill Connolly Jr. In addition, Wendy Neil ran a successful write-in campaign to return to the Board of...

Bristol community celebrates Flag Day

BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE)- The Town of Bristol kicked off their annual Flag Day celebration Monday night. The holiday is in remembrance of the day the United States approved the design for the nation’s first national flag. ‘Americas Most Patriotic Town’ rang in the its 236th celebration, just weeks ahead of...
Providence, RIWesterly Sun

Rhode Island scales back virus testing strategy

PROVIDENCE — With more than half the state’s population fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and the number of new confirmed cases falling, Rhode Island is scaling back its COVID-19 testing program, the state Department of Health announced Monday. The state was testing about 125,000 people per week in April, but...
Needham, MAWicked Local

OPINION/LETTER: Re-opening letter to the community

The staff at the Center of the Heights are thrilled to announce our re-opening on July 6, 2021. The past year has been challenging, and we have been honored to serve our seniors from a safe distance through home delivery and virtual programming. It is with great joy that we begin the steps to reunite as we prepare to open our doors!

Massachusetts nears Baker goal for fully immunized residents

(WJAR) — Nearly 8.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Massachusetts as of Monday. That includes nearly 4.3 million first doses and more than 3.7 million second doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. There have been more than 264,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson &...