Youth and Hispanic and Black people were more often infected without COVID shots, study says

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a resident at the Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.LIZ SANDERS/BLOOMBERG By Immanual John Milton Bloomberg,Updated December 1, 2022, 3:28 p.m. (Bloomberg) — Younger, less-educated, Hispanic, and Black people were most likely to have been infected with Covid-19 without having been […]

Meet the COVID-19 variants that experts say could fuel a surge this winter

A nurse prepared a COVID-19 booster shot at a vaccination site in Maywood, Ill., on Sept. 13.JAMIE KELTER DAVIS/NYT By Martin Finucane Globe Staff, Updated October 26, 2022, 3:52 p.m. Multiple variants are vying to succeed Omicron BA.5 as the leading cause of COVID-19 cases in the United States and the world, and experts are worried […]

RSV cases are surging this fall. Here’s what you need to know.

By Martin Finucane Globe Staff,Updated October 24, 2022, 5:14 p.m. This 1981 photo shows an electron micrograph of respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV. Children’s hospitals in parts of the country are seeing a distressing surge in RSV, a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. ASSOCIATED PRESS Respiratory syncytial virus, […]


This month, we look at resources and draw attention to local events to support the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year in the united states.   Once diagnosed, coping with this condition can be overwhelming and frightening for […]

Monkeypox cases decline, but ethnic and racial disparities persist

Among those who have received the monkeypox vaccine in Massachusetts, the state’s analysis shows, 11 percent were Hispanic and 5 percent were Black.NELL REDMOND/AP/FILE By Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff,Updated September 10, 2022, 4:21 p.m. The monkeypox outbreak appears to be waning in Massachusetts, as in the rest of the country, but new data reveal stark […]

First run deemed a success for Veterans Motorycle Ride

Showing off their affiliations are Marcus and Marcellus Bowden, Carter Post Commander Mary-dith Tuitt, Tyrone of the Red Knights, and Theresa Haymon of the Noble Ryderz. By Seth Daniel, News EditorAugust 25, 2022 Motorcyclists took to the streets of Mattapan and Dorchester on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, for the 1st annual Boston Veterans Motorcycle Ride […]

Baker declares August 31 ‘Overdose Awareness Day,’ marks lives lost

Haley Lerner / GBH News By Haley LernerAugust 29, 2022 Governor Charlie Baker has declared Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in Massachusetts. The announcement was made during a memorial service at the Boston Common on Monday. Baker delivered the physical proclamation to the mother of Courtney Gill, who recently died of an opioid overdose. He […]

Are you in a struggle for housing? Join us and get your questions answered.

Working as a preschool teacher hasn’t made Kimberly O’Connor rich, but she always got by and for 14 years made it a point to make sure the rent for her family’s three-bedroom apartment in Weymouth was paid on time. Last April she received an eviction notice. Her family – two kids and a husband – […]


The MBTA says crews will work around the clock to fix tracks, signals and make station upgrades during the shutdown The City of Boston is taking steps to mitigate the impacts of the MBTA’s upcoming Orange Line shutdown. Beginning August 19, 2022, the Orange Line will shut down for a month for safety repair work. The […]

Green Line route between Government Center and Union Square joins T shutdown

BOSTON, MA – August 18: Signs at the Government Center stop as the impending shutdown of the MBTA’s Orange and Green lines on August 18, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald By GRACE ZOKOVITCH | |PUBLISHED: August 21, 2022 at 7:31 p.m. | UPDATED: August 21, 2022 at 7:32 p.m. Free shuttle buses will run […]

Disability Pride Month July

Caroline Casey Contributor ( am a social entrepreneur and cover disability inclusion in business. Jul 4, 2022,11:00am EDT People from Italian disability organizations take part in a ‘Disability Pride Parade’, in front of the Altare della Patria, the Monument of the unknown soldier, on July 14, 2019 in central Rome. – July is designated as “Disability […]