The Haverhill Council proposes spending on a better, low-cost Internet for residents and businesses

Saying the time is now, Haverhill City Council approved a request Tuesday night asking Mayor James. J. Fiorentini to spend $ 20,000 on an interim city-wide broadband master plan to provide faster, lower-cost Internet service for residents and businesses. Councilor John A. Michitson, a longtime advocate for a state-of-the-art fiber optic network for Haverhill, led… Continue reading The Haverhill Council proposes spending on a better, low-cost Internet for residents and businesses

Vote by mail? Avoid these ballot mistakes in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

As thousands in Massachusetts prepare to send out their ballots for the first time, election officials warn of some common mistakes that stumbled voters in the primary. Nearly 18,000 primary cards were rejected for reasons such as arriving too late, or without a signature or the appropriate envelope. This is only about 1.7% of all… Continue reading Vote by mail? Avoid these ballot mistakes in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

Medford Middle Schooler Donation of kits to protect classrooms from COVID-19 – NBC Boston

Back-to-school shopping now includes plenty of masks and hand sanitizer, but a student from Medford, Massachusetts is shopping for supplies for more than herself. Delilah Putnam, a seventh grade student at Andrews Middle School in Medford, spent the summer fundraising and collecting donations to make COVID-19 prevention kits for the classrooms. The boxes include items… Continue reading Medford Middle Schooler Donation of kits to protect classrooms from COVID-19 – NBC Boston

Asynchronous virtual health: 3 reasons why it’s critical for now and critical for the future

One of the few benefits of the Covid-19 crisis is the adoption and reach of virtual health solutions to reduce exposure, concerns and impacts to viruses. Virtual visits have become common, on a large scale: Medicare virtual visits have increased by more than 1000%, and many health systems are now seeing virtually 50% or more… Continue reading Asynchronous virtual health: 3 reasons why it’s critical for now and critical for the future

Trick or treat canceled in some mass communities – NBC Boston

There will be no tricks or treats this Halloween in Leicester, Massachusetts. The municipality is among those who canceled trick or treating due to the coronavirus pandemic. Worcester and Springfield also canceled their annual door-to-door activity. “It’s disappointing, but I mean, this is COVID, so I was expecting it this year,” said Gabrielle Johnson-Martin, a… Continue reading Trick or treat canceled in some mass communities – NBC Boston

600 new COVID-19 cases confirmed en masse, 17 additional deaths

600 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 17 additional deaths Daily positive test rate at 4.34%, the highest in the state since June 6 Updated: 4:13 PM EDT October 3, 2020 The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 131,814. There were 13,813… Continue reading 600 new COVID-19 cases confirmed en masse, 17 additional deaths

Boston ER Doc warns of further arrests – NBC Boston

A Boston ER doctor warned this week that if measures are not taken immediately, Massachusetts could soon face a second wave of coronavirus and another round of arrests. Dr Jeremy Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a series of tweets that he was concerned about the recent increase in positive… Continue reading Boston ER Doc warns of further arrests – NBC Boston