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Cambridge Chronicle & Tab News:

  • Witches on trial: Museum displays rare documents and artifacts from Salem's infamous past

    “The Salem Witch Trials 1692,” which opened in late September at the Peabody Essex Museum, puts extremely rare and original witch trials documents on display for the first time in nearly 30 years.

  • Cambridge nursing facility residents test positive for COVID-19

    Since Oct. 2, seven residents of a Cambridge skilled nursing facility have tested positive for COVID-19. Five of the seven individuals are current residents of the facility; the other two individuals were discharged from the facility prior to testing positive and no longer reside in Cambridge. In addition, one facility employee who does not reside in Cambridge has tested positive for COVID-19.The five current residents of the facility are symptom-free and recovering. The [...]

  • Witches on trial: Museum displays rare documents and artifacts from Salem's infamous past

    “The Salem Witch Trials 1692,” which opened in late September at the Peabody Essex Museum, puts extremely rare and original witch trials documents on display for the first time in nearly 30 years.

  • Legislature leaves eviction crisis to Baker, courts

    Somerville-Cambridge Rep. Mike Connolly spent Thursday trying to force an emergency extension on the eviction ban.

  • Americans torn between taking a vacation and avoiding the coronavirus, surveys find

    Americans would love to go on vacation. They're just not sure they should actually go.That's the finding of two surveys that both found many travelers are expressing hesitation due to the coronavirus pandemic about taking a trip.Some 67% of those responding to an AAA Travel survey released Thursday say they are uncertain about whether to take a vacation.And online travel booking site Travelocity found 57% of Americans say they won't travel for the year-end holidays this [...]

  • Eight COVID-19 cases stem from Cambridge nursing home

    In one week, a cluster of COVID-19 cases spread inside a Cambridge nursing home's isolation unit with eight people testing positive.The CDC defines a cluster as more than five cases with primary exposure reported at a common event or venue.Since Oct. 2, seven residents of an unidentified nursing home contracted the disease, according to the Cambridge Public Health Department. Two of the seven residents were discharged from the facility prior to testing positive. One employee [...]

  • Clark and Colarusso debate: National issues take center stage

    Election season is here in full swing. Voters in Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District got their first chance to hear the two candidates for the seat in the House of Representatives go head to head on Tuesday night. Incumbent Democrat Katherine Clark and Republican Caroline Colarusso participated in a forum held by the League of Women Voters. In a spirited debate that lasted over an hour, Clark and Colarusso made their opinions known on a variety of topics while attempting to [...]

  • Sharks are killed to make effective vaccines. More may die as scientists develop one for COVID-19, conservationists warn

    Conservationist groups are concerned demand for a coronavirus vaccine will strain an already taxed resource: sharks.Shark liver oil contains the natural occurring substance squalene. Scientists use squalene for adjuvants that are added to vaccines to enhance immune response and increase effectiveness.“We are in no way prioritizing sharks over human health, but we simply have to ask why more sustainable squalene sources are not being considered as an option, [...]

  • Here's what to know about the Joe Biden, Donald Trump competing town halls tonight

    WASHINGTON — In lieu of a second debate, President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden will participate in competing town halls Thursday night.The candidates were originally scheduled to square off in a town hall debate on this day in Miami. But the Commission on Presidential Debates last week announced the debate would be held virtually due to the president's COVID-19 diagnosis on Oct. 1.Trump quickly swatted down the idea of participating in a [...]

  • Cambridge cancels Halloween events

    The city of Cambridge announced on Oct. 13 that it is canceling all city-sponsored Halloween events and will not be issuing street closure, block party or park permits this year for community events to help prevent large groups of trick-or-treaters and others from congregating in close proximity.City-sponsored events include annual Halloween open houses hosted by the Cambridge Fire Department and Halloween activities sponsored by the department of human service program's community [...]

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    MV Times News:

    • No new COVID-19 cases Monday

      There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday, but an individual who previously tested positive was retested and tested positive again, resulting in an increase in the total number of COVID-19 cases at TestMV. The asymptomatic testing site has tested 17,281 individuals with 35 positives, 16,829 negatives, and 417 pending results. The hospital has The post No new COVID-19 cases Monday appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.

    • A new course for Scott Goldin

      When Scott Goldin was offered the job of assistant director at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, it was not only the culmination of nearly eight years of dedicated work as an educator, but also a moment he knew he wanted for a long time. “I always had sort of envisioned myself as an administrator, The post A new course for Scott Goldin appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.

    • Shenandoah traditions will continue

      Capt. Morgan Douglas, general manager of Black Dog Tall Ships, the company that has long managed the legendary schooner Shendandoah, recently acknowledged the transfer of the vessel to FUEL (Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning) and emphasized there will be ongoing support and a spirit of partnership in the endeavor.   “This new arrangement is a partnership,” The post Shenandoah traditions will continue appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.

    • Edgartown officers give back through golf

      The Edgartown Patrolman’s Association Golf Tournament, which usually accepts donations from local businesses, decided this year was their year to give back. Each year, the Edgartown Patrolman’s Association reaches out to local businesses to donate gift certificates to give away during a raffle at their annual Golf Tournament, but this year the Association thought it The post Edgartown officers give back through golf appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.

    • Balance rural character with smart growth

      To the Editor:  It has been my honor to be an elected Tisbury representative to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission since 2013. As a commissioner, I’ve been able to speak for other local working families, businesses, and homeowners who treasure our Island, but also want to thrive in a community that supports them. I hope you The post Balance rural character with smart growth appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.

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