Janey Orders Vaccine Mandate For All City Workers In Boston Or They Must Submit To Regular TestsActing Boston Mayor Kim Janey announced on Thursday that all city employees will be required to receive the vaccine or take a COVID test on a weekly basis.
Adidas Sells Boston-Based Reebok To Authentic Brands GroupAdidas announced on Thursday that Reebok, the Boston-based footwear and clothing company, has been sold to Authentic Brands Group for a total consideration of up to 2.1 billion in euros, equating to roughly $2.5 billion. Katie Johnston reports.
Police Investigate Shooting In Boston's Back BayBoston police say they’re investigating reports of shots fired on Fairfield Street.
CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine For Pregnant WomenThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its recommendation for pregnant people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Katie Johnston reports.
Jason Isbell To Require Proof Of Vaccination At All Concerts, Including Wang Theatre ShowJason Isbell and the 400 Unit will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at all concerts on the band’s current tour. Katie Johnston reports.
Target Joins Walmart In Paying 100% Of Employees’ College Tuition At Select SchoolsTarget has announced that it will begin paying the college tuition and textbook expenses for its US-based part-time and full-time employees who attend select schools, including two in New England. Katie Johnston reports.
New Device From MIT, Harvard Can Quickly Detect COVID Variants In Saliva SamplesA new device designed by MIT and Harvard University engineers could help diagnose the spread of new COVID variants. Geoff Petrulis reports.
Man Accused Of Duping West Coast Victims Into Sending $43,000 To Massachusetts In ScamsSharon and Randolph police arrested a man who they say stole $43,000 from three people on the West Coast while running what they described as a Social Security number “warrant arrest scam.” Geoff Petrulis Reports.
Dogs From South Carolina's 'Largest-Ever Animal Cruelty Case' Going Up For Adoption In MassachusettsTwenty dogs arrived at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem from South Carolina this week, including three that were part of that state's largest-ever animal cruelty case. Geoff Petrulis reports.
Two Million 'Brand Name' Dehumidifiers Recalled Due To Fire RiskAbout 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled because they can overheat and catch fire. Geoff Petrulis reports.
Moving Truck 'Storrowed' Near Mass General, Causing Traffic DelaysAn over height moving truck had its roof ripped after hitting a bridge around noon on Wednesday.
Burlington Schools To Require Masks, Regardless Of Vaccination StatusAll staff members and students in Burlington Public Schools will be required to wear masks this year, regardless of vaccination status. Katie Johnston reports.
CVS Will Raise Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour In 2022CVS announced Wednesday it is raising minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees, starting in July 2022. Katie Johnston reports.
NH's Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For All EmployeesAll Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health employees are now required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of September. Katie Johnston reports.
Robert Kraft Visits Brighton Rabbi Shlomo Noginski, Calls Him ‘Hero’ After StabbingPatriots owner Robert Kraft recently paid a special visit to the Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Brighton and the home of Rabbi Shlomo Noginski, who was stabbed outside the school on July 1. Katie Johnston reports.
Microsoft Is Latest Employer To Require COVID VaccinesMicrosoft is joining the growing list of companies that are requiring workers to get vaccinated. Katie Johnston reports.
Gabby Thomas, Mass. Native And Harvard Grad, Sprints To 200 Meter Bronze In Tokyo OlympicsMassachusetts native and Harvard graduate Gabby Thomas earned a bronze medal in the 200 meter sprint at the summer Olympics in Tokyo Tuesday. Katie Johnston reports.
Gas Prices Rise Again In Massachusetts And NationwideMassachusetts gas prices, already averaging above $3, continue to rise. AAA said Monday that the average gas price in the state is up a penny from last week to $3.03 a gallon. Katie Johnston reports.
Target Requiring Workers In Substantial, High-Risk COVID Areas To Wear Face MasksTarget is updating its face mask policy for employees in light of new Centers For Disease Control guidance. Katie Johnston reports.
Generac Portable Generators Recalled After Several Finger Amputations IncidentsThe manufacturing company Generac is recalling more than 320,000 of their portable generators because an unlocked handle can pinch someone's fingers, crushing or even severing it. Katie Johnston reports.
Hingham Police: Crash Video Reminder 'Why You Should ALWAYS Wear Your Seat Belt'Police said a crash that was caught on camera in Hingham serves as a reminder of the importance of wearing seat belts. Katie Johnston reports.
Baseball Hall Of Fame Denies Curt Schilling's Request To Be Removed From BallotCurt Schilling fell just short of enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Prior to learning the results of this year's voting, Schilling politely asked the Hall of Fame to remove his name from the ballot next year, which will be Schilling's final year of eligibility. Geoff Petrulis reports.
Car Crashes Into McDonald’s In NewburyportFirst responders say it’s fortunate that no one was hurt after a car crashed through a McDonald’s in Newburyport. Katie Johnston reports.
Crash Caught On Camera Amid Uptick In Complaints About Off-Road Vehicles In Pelham, NHPolice in one New Hampshire town have seen an uptick of complaints about off-road vehicles recently, including one crash that was caught on a home security camera. Katie Johnston reports.