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World Oct 08Summer storms were a climate-change wake-up call for subways
Transit officials and experts say this summer’s storms were the latest reminders that more needs to be done to prepare the East Coast’s vital transit systems in the face of more extreme and unpredictable weather caused by climate change.
Nation Aug 21Coastal evacuations urged as Hurricane Henri heads north
Service on some branches of the Long Island Rail Road, a major commuter rail system, will be suspended at midnight in eastern Long Island.
Nation Aug 20LIVE MAP: Track Hurricane Henri as it moves toward New England
U.S. National Hurricane Center says impacts could be felt in New England states by Sunday, including on Cape Cod, which is teeming with tens of thousands of summer tourists.
Health Jul 30Study: Vaccinated people who got ‘breakthrough’ infections can carry as much virus as others
The findings have the potential to upend past thinking about how the disease is spread. Previously, vaccinated people who got infected were thought to have low levels of virus and to be unlikely to pass it to others. But the…
Politics Jul 28New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates
Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Nation May 30Vets return to Memorial Day traditions as pandemic eases
About 10 miles away, scores of other vets and volunteers do the same, placing more than 37,000 small flags on the downtown Boston Common — a sea of red, white and blue meant to symbolize all the Massachusetts soldiers killed…
Politics Nov 04Voters strip ‘Providence Plantations’ from Rhode Island’s formal name
Officially, Rhode Island was incorporated as The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations when it declared statehood in 1790. Calls to cut "Plantations" out of the state's name have intensified as protesters nationwide demand racial justice.
Nation Jul 20Amid COVID-19 pandemic, health officials brace for insect-borne illnesses
As the coronavirus pandemic subsides for now in the hard-hit Northeast, public health officials in the region are warning about another potentially bad summer for EEE virus and other insect-borne illnesses.
Nation Apr 12Millions of taxpaying immigrants won’t get stimulus checks
The relief package that Congress approved to help Americans during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes.
Politics Mar 30Feds revoking reservation status for tribe’s 300 acres
Cedric Cromwell, the tribe's chairman, says the move was "cruel" and "unnecessary" as the land dispute is still pending in D.C federal court.