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Authorities ID construction worker who died in Newton wall collapse

Family members say 55-year-old Russell Harron, of Billerica, was a father of three. Harron's employer, M. DiStasio Excavation Contractors, out of North Reading, Massachusetts, released a statement Friday calling what happened "a tragic accident on the job that resulted in" Harron's

Authorities ID construction worker who died in Newton wall collapse2021-12-29T09:13:32-04:00

Acrobats hurt in R.I. circus accident reach $52.5 million settlement

Eight acrobats severely injured when the rigging suspending them by their hair plummeted to the floor during a circus performance in Rhode Island in 2014 have reached a $52.5 million settlement with the ownership and management of the arena where the circus was

Acrobats hurt in R.I. circus accident reach $52.5 million settlement2021-04-15T13:37:36-04:00

Mass. has changed its COVID-19 travel rules. Here’s what to know.

“Every traveler coming to Massachusetts no matter where they’re from has a responsibility to help keep COVID-19 out of the commonwealth.”   Since late March, travelers to Massachusetts have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Soon, failure to comply, or failure to show

Mass. has changed its COVID-19 travel rules. Here’s what to know.2021-04-15T13:39:47-04:00

When Will Phase 4 of Massachusetts’ Reopening Happen?

With Phase 3 of Massachusetts' reopening plan well underway, many are wondering how long it will be before Phase 4 can commence. The answer? It remains unclear.   According to the state's guidelines, Phase 4 includes bars, nightclubs and large entertainment venues, none

When Will Phase 4 of Massachusetts’ Reopening Happen?2021-04-15T13:43:33-04:00

Massachusetts lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors

BOSTON — Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse on Tuesday.   The bill would also prioritize COVID-19 testing for vulnerable populations and mandate enforcement of workplace

Massachusetts lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors2021-04-15T13:29:11-04:00

Worst-case scenarios predicted Mass. hospitals would be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Here’s why that didn’t happen

Hospitals proved nimble in increasing the number of intensive care patients they could treat, swiftly tripling the number of ICU beds statewide.   On the night of May 1, Dr. Eric W. Dickson, chief executive of UMass Memorial Health Care, went to bed

Worst-case scenarios predicted Mass. hospitals would be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Here’s why that didn’t happen2021-04-16T06:19:41-04:00
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