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West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitoes In Middlesex County

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Thursday (July 9) that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of WNV was confirmed by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in two mosquito samples collected July 7 in the town of Belmont in … Read more

Small Community Celebration To Mark Opening Of Renovated Kincaide Park Monday

The newly-renovated Kincaide Park on Water Street in Southwest Quincy is set to open next week with a small community celebration Monday, July 13, the office of Mayor Thomas Koch announced in a press release Wednesday. The city invested more than $5.7 million in improving the park’s recreational elements and creating a five-acre rain garden … Read more

State Launches Free COVID-19 Testing Sites In Eight Communities; Open To All MA Residents

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Wednesday (July 8) the launch of free COVID-19 testing sites in eight communities from July 10 to Aug. 14 to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This “Stop the Spread” initiative is a data-driven effort to reduce the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities that are above the state average in total … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights EEE Preparedness Measures

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito  joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel and local officials Tuesday to highlight steps the Commonwealth is taking to prepare for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year. Preparedness measures include ongoing and increased surveillance testing, an updated public … Read more

Massachusetts To Allow Voting By Mail

By SCOTT JACKSON Every registered voter in Massachusetts will be able to vote by mail this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law a bill that will authorize voting by mail for both the state primary on Sept. 1 and the general election on Nov. 3. The new law … Read more

Downtown Construction Activities Week Of July 5