Local initiatives expand birth control access in Mass. during pandemic

“We're really supporting providers in pivoting, and doing what we call keeping the contraceptive care lights on.”

Mass. health officials confirm first case of South Africa COVID-19 variant

The Middlesex County woman who tested positive is in her 20s.

‘Vaccine Equity Now! Coalition’ forms, issues 5 demands of Gov. Baker

Follow the latest reports on COVID-19 in Massachusetts below.

Tell us about any positive impacts the pandemic has had on you

Whether it's as simple as baking bread, or as sentimental as regularly sitting at the family dinner table, we want to hear your stories.

New England town named one of the best places to retire by Travel + Leisure

According to Travel + Leisure, Manchester is a seasonal stunner. 

Lawmakers file bill to ban rate hikes as Comcast delays data cap until August

"It's a great short term win that demonstrates to folks that when we organize and we make clear demands that are rooted in justice and fairness, that things can work out."

Rock legend John Fogerty gifts custom guitars to Boston Medical Center staffers

It all started with a song.

‘A promise to my family’: William Gross explains why he’s not running for mayor

Gross detailed his decision soon after announcing his retirement as Boston police commissioner.

Mass. reports 624 new COVID-19 cases among students, 345 among school staff across the state

The weekly update from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only reflects coronavirus cases reported to the state by public school districts.

Mass. health officials confirm first case of COVID-19 variant in state

A Boston woman had tested negative before leaving the U.K., state officials said, and became ill the day after returning.