BOSTON (CBS) – It has been a beautiful start to August, with dry and comfortable conditions. We got the much-needed summer weather we all were craving after a very wet July with Boston recording more than 10 inches of rain. It was the second wettest July on record for the city and it was the all-time wettest July for Worcester.
Jaw-dropping photos of historic homes Over the years, these homes have stood through huge historical events, from world wars to the Great Depression, witnessing significant social changes along the way. Offering a glimpse into a past that sometimes looks unrecognizable to our modern eyes, these powerful pictures tell the story of how homes – and standards of living – have transformed over the last century.
PROVIDENCE — Heavy rainfall forecast for Wednesday evening through Thursday morning could cause street-level flooding and rapid rises on small streams and creeks, forecasters warned. At 3:11 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Norton issued a flash flood watch for portions of Rhode Island, including Block Island, Bristol, Eastern Kent, Newport, northwest Providence, southeast Providence, Washington, and Western Kent.
McDonald’s Requiring Face Masks Again At Most US Restaurants, Regardless Of COVID Vaccination Status
(CBS) — McDonald’s is requiring workers and customers to wear masks again at most of its restaurants in the United States, regardless of whether or not they’ve been vaccinated. The fast food chain with more than 14,000 locations in the country is following new guidance from the Centers For Disease Control.
Massachusetts health officials are tracking the number of breakthrough COVID-19 cases being reported in the state. The Bay State has seen 7,737 breakthrough cases as of July 31, according to data released by the state’s Department of Public Health on Tuesday. The total number of breakthrough cases increased by 1,364 from the previous week.
SHOCKWAVES were round the world when the news broke that a 19-year-old au pair had been accused of killing an eight-month-old baby. In 1997, British nanny Louise Woodward found her name plastered all over the front pages when little Matthew Eappen was found dead in her care. Now, Channel 4 are set to re-examine the infamous case in a harrowing new documentary looking into the case of the teenage nanny.
Nearly 8,000 fully vaccinated Massachusetts residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 and 100 of them have died, according to state data on breakthrough cases published Tuesday. The Department of Public Health tracked a cumulative 7,737 confirmed COVID-19 infections among those fully vaccinated in the state as of July 31, representing 0.18% of the immunized population.
A man with a genetic disorder has said he feels “happy and shocked” after thousands of people on Twitter congratulated him for landing his first job. Justin G, who did not wish to share his second name, went viral overnight after he tweeted about landing his new position.
You wake up with a cough and a headache, and you start to worry: Is this a cold or COVID-19? With a rising number of cases in Massachusetts, many are wondering when is the right time to get tested. Public health officials and researchers say COVID-19 tests remain the surest way to evaluate symptoms consistent with respiratory viruses.
The alleged driver of a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman Tuesday in Taunton, Massachusetts, is due in court Wednesday. Identified by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office as 42-year-old Roland Escobar, he faces a long list of charges in Taunton District Court. Escobar allegedly hit a woman while driving an SUV that, after speeding away, crashed into another vehicle and flipped over, police said.
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an updated map showing high levels of COVID-19 transmission across the country. There are now 12 counties in Massachusetts where it’s recommended that people wear masks indoors, even if you’re fully vaccinated, because transmission rates of coronavirus are high or substantial.
Barack Obama’s massive birthday bash is off. The former president had planned to celebrate his 60th with a big party involving hundreds of guests – reportedly including Hollywood A-lister George Clooney and talkshow legend Oprah Winfrey – at his estate on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, this weekend.
Rise & Shine! I’m Scott Barrett, digital editor for The Daily News, and today is Aug. 4, the 216th day of the year — 149 days remain in 2021. On this day in 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were found hacked to death in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home.
Biden administration officials have started lashing out at media coverage of new guidance on masks and COVID-19 breakthrough cases among vaccinated Americans. Some of the sharpest criticisms have come in the past week from White House deputy press secretary Chris Meagher and Ben Wakana, a member of President Biden's coronavirus response team who tweeted that a Washington Post article was "completely irresponsible" for highlighting an outbreak in Massachusetts among vaccinated people.
Barack Obama has canceled a lavish 60th birthday party that was scheduled to take place in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Saturday. The decision to "significantly scale back" the event to only include family and close friends was due to the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, Hannah Hankins, a spokeswoman for the former president said.
Mask mandates took a hiatus for much of the spring and summer, but local advisories are starting to appear once again as the COVID-19 delta variant cases creep up across New England and the nation. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it would adjust previous guidance and now recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high COVID-19 transmission.
WOONSOCKET, R.I (CBS) — CVS announced Wednesday it is raising minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees, starting in July 2022. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based pharmacy chain with nearly 10,000 locations in the United States said about 65% of its workers already make more than $15 an hour.
More Massachusetts cities are issuing mask mandates amid a rise in coronavirus cases, with Brockton and Revere the latest to instate them. Brockton officials announced that all employees and visitors will be required to wear masks in public buildings and maintain six feet of social distance, regardless of vaccination status.
Hiker Angela Tramonte was on first date with off-duty cop Dario Dizdar when she was found dead as friends demand answers
FRIENDS of a Massachusetts woman are now demanding answers after she was found dead following a hike with an off-duty cop. Angela Tramonte, 31, went hiking on the Echo Canyon Trail in Arizona on Friday with Dario Dizdar of the Phoenix Police Department, less than 24 hours after she had arrived in the area for a first visit with him after speaking online for two months.