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Most Restaurants Complying With New Rules, Baker Says

By SCOTT JACKSON State inspectors visited 1,200 restaurants during the first week of September and a vast majority of those establishments were in compliance with new rules put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday said the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission determined 900 of the 1,200 sites inspected were in compliance … Read more

Human Case Of EEE Confirmed In Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Friday a human case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a 61-year-old Quincy resident. It is believed that this person contracted the disease in Plymouth County. The risk level of cities and towns are made based on likely location of exposure not necessarily place of residents. This does … Read more

Flu Shots Now Mandatory For Massachusetts Students

State public health officials on Wednesday announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 … Read more

No High School Football, Cheerleading This Fall

By SCOTT JACKSON Most high school sports teams will be able to go ahead with their seasons this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, but football and cheerleading have been pushed to a new floating season that would start later in the academic year. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Interscholastic … Read more