Just about a week after Gov. Charlie Baker laid out a months-long strategy to fully reopen the economy by August, the response from Democrats on Beacon Hill has been mostly muted, while some business groups have lamented having to wait that long.

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BOSTON — Massachusetts has one of the highest vaccination rates for COVID-19 in the country, but the state still needs to get more shots into people's arms to achieve "herd immunity."

BOSTON — Nearly a million people in Massachusetts are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the elderly, first responders and other high-risk groups among the first to get their shots. The rest of the state won’t have to wait much longer.

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The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the beat with a mix of fluid, explosive and expressive motions that are almost human.

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GLOUCESTER – A group of Santas rode the waves at Good Harbor Beach on Sunday morning. High schoolers hit the waves in St. Nick’s iconic red get-up after Rock Those Socks, a charity organization founded by Rockport High School senior Noah Cook, reached its annual fundraising goal.

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Daily News Publisher Karen Andreas has departed the newspaper, the paper announced Tuesday.

BOSTON -- The Baker administration has placed the state's first order of coronavirus vaccines, which could begin arriving as early as next week if the drugs are approved for distribution by federal government.

SALEM — In the immortal words of Abigail Adams, the Peabody Essex Museum is “remembering the ladies” who revolutionized women’s fashions over the past 250 years in an ambitious and extensive new exhibit.

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BOSTON -- In what she described as the first case in the country involving criminal charges linked to long-term care facility deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday that two top leaders at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home will be charged for their role in a fatal outbreak there.


FOXBOROUGH — It was 12:46 p.m. on a Sunday. I sat in the south end zone of Gillette Stadium, directly behind the uprights, among 360 seats in the section.

BOSTON — State tax collections are running $124 million — more than 3% — ahead of their pace one year ago, the Department of Revenue reported Friday, a potentially promising sign given predictions that receipts could collapse this fiscal year.

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BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker is indefinitely postponing the next step of the state's reopening in response to the uptick in COVID-19 cases that Massachusetts has seen in recent weeks.

As the mosquito-borne virus season ramps up in Massachusetts and officials remind residents to wear bug spray and take other precautions, the state's public health veterinarian on Wednesday offered an update on another warm-weather outdoor health risk — diseases transmitted by ticks.

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