Massachusetts News Flash

Rep. Ayanna Pressley's husband, in U.S. Capitol during riot, tests positive for COVID-19

(Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images) (BOSTON) Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said her husband has tested positive for COVID-19 following last week’s lockdown at the U.S. Capitol. Conan Harris joined Pressley for her swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol throughout the Jan. 6 attack when supporters of President Donald Trump breached the building. Dozens of lawmakers were rushed to a confined location for hours.

Gov. Baker signs sewage notification bill

(Theo Stroomer/Getty Images) (BOSTON) Gov. Charlie Baker late Tuesday evening signed a new bill that will promote awareness of sewage pollution in public waters. Sponsored by Reps. Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen) and Denise Provost (D-Somerville) and Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), bill H.4921 requires water suppliers in the state to establish a public notification system to notify residents of sewage discharge in their area.