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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Public meetings this week look at neighborhood conservation districts, truck and bicycle safety and an eviction moratorium; coronavirus’ chronic absences in public schools; a large office and lab project in Kendall and a large residential project near Fresh Pond; and much more.
This coronavirus edition of movies to shelter with includes Boston Palestine and Boston Asian American film festivals; a Liam Neeson-Sandra Bullock movie you've likely never heard of; documentaries and biopics focused on the world of music; “The Thomas Crown Affair”; and much more.
City councillors should not oppose neighborhood preservation efforts, particularly based on flawed and downright deceptive arguments. Let the East Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation study proceed as planned.
Ben Wheatley, the mind behind such dark endeavors as “High-Rise” (2015), has said this “Rebecca” is not a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 Academy Award winner, but instead a new envisioning of the gothic novel. You have to admire him for taking it on.
For the past decade Liam Neeson has made nonstop B-level actioners, with the “Taken” series as the defining cornerstone; now we have “Honest Thief,” which feels like a B-minus version of a “Taken” entry.
Halloween’s in the air, but the coronavirus pandemic makes trick-or-treating a spooky prospect. Boo Bags from EHChocolatier are one glorious alternative to the traditional way of garnering a little one’s holiday sweets.
The city named eight people in March to a panel of experts to advise officials how best to respond to Covid-19 locally. Yet the administration hasn’t carried out many of the panel’s recommendations and doesn’t appear to have asked for advice when it said it did.
Artists including Dave Matthews, Foo Fighters, The Lumineers and Miley Cyrus perform live this weekend from independent venues such as the Apollo Theater and the Troubadour as part of the Save Our Stages Fest – to benefit independent venues such as Club Passim and The Lizard Lounge.
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
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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,
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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,”
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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
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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
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Louisa HufstaderCar horns, cheers and applause rang out across the parking lot at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Vineyard Haven Sunday afternoon, celebrating the conclusion of the 30th annual CROP walk.
Noah AsimowEarly voting for the much-anticipated 2020 presidential election has begun in all six Island towns, with voter registration up across the board and a steady stream of Vineyarders casting ballots in-person and by mail over the weekend. Voting began Saturday and continues through Oct. 30.