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Are Masks Back In Massachusetts? Officials Weigh A Mandate Following CDC Guidance

BOSTON (CBS) – In the 48 hours since the CDC announced new guidance recommending mask-wearing indoors regardless of vaccination status, Governor Charlie Baker has not announced what that means for Massachusetts. According to the CDC’s COVID-19 risk map, Barnstable, Bristol, and Suffolk counties are all considered to have “substantial” or more spread of COVID-19, meaning the indoor mask guidance for all people is recommended. As of Wednesday, Baker said he was still “processing,” calling a potential mask mandate a “tough decision.” Out in Boston on Thursday, some people are already masking up again. “Slightly concerned for my safety and the safety of...
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Grubhub Sued By Mass. AG Maura Healey

Grubhub, the online delivery service platform that has been used frequently during the coronavirus pandemic, is now being sued by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. WBZ-TV's Juli McDonald reports.
Massachusetts StateBoston Herald

Hazard pay for Massachusetts front-line employees pitched

A group of 27 lawmakers is urging the leaders of two committees exploring how the state should spend over $4.8 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to investigate how to use those resources to fund retroactive premium pay for essential workers. The effort, spearheaded by Sen. Paul Feeney, D-Foxboro, resulted in...
Massachusetts StateWWLP 22News

Thousands in Massachusetts could face eviction as moratorium expires Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Federal and state bans on evictions are expiring Saturday, after being in place since last September. This is going to affect hundreds of people in western Massachusetts but there are services that can help those in jeopardy of losing their homes. Right now, roughly 3.6 million people nationally are in jeopardy of losing their homes when a federal ban on evictions expires this Saturday, July 31.
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The Bedford Citizen

Fungi Burst Forth in Damp, Rainy Weather

After concerns about a drought earlier in the year, the summer of 2021 has been exceptionally wet, especially good weather for wild mushrooms. Thanks to Alethea Yates for snapping some of Bedford’s mycological wonders while walking around town. CAUTION: How can you tell the difference between an edible wild mushroom...
Norwood, MAWicked Local

Catholic priest at Norwood church, school accused of fondling 11-year-old

NORWOOD – The Boston archdiocese has settled a Norton man's claim that higher-ups in the institution failed to protect him when he was 11 years old and sexually abused by a priest in Norwood. Lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, well-known for representing sexual abuse victims in claims against the archdiocese, said in...