Massachusetts Legislature To Vote On $4 Billion Spending Package, Including Bonuses For Essential Workers

BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts lawmakers are voting on a $4 billion spending package this week that includes “premium pay” bonuses of up to $2,000 for essential employees who worked in-person during the COVID state of emergency. House Speaker Ron Mariano and Senate President Karen Spilka announced that both chambers reached a compromise on plans to… Continue reading Massachusetts Legislature To Vote On $4 Billion Spending Package, Including Bonuses For Essential Workers

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New Logan Air Traffic Procedures Hope To Reduce Noise In Areas Near Hull

BOSTON (CBS) — Fewer people along the South Shore will be hearing the roar of airplanes over their heads. New air traffic control procedures are going into effect at Logan Airport this month. The first change gives pilots the option to fly departing aircrafts further north, taking them away from populated areas near Hull. That… Continue reading New Logan Air Traffic Procedures Hope To Reduce Noise In Areas Near Hull

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How Does The Coronavirus Mutate? It’s Just A Series Of Mistakes

(CBS4) – A new COVID-19 variant — omicron — has some experts worried it could be more transmissible and more resistant to vaccines than previous variants of the virus. So just how did the virus get to this point? Health experts say it’s a series of mistakes the virus makes as it travels from host… Continue reading How Does The Coronavirus Mutate? It’s Just A Series Of Mistakes

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AJ Quetta Returns To Bishop Feehan As Assistant Coach, 10 Months After Severe Injury

ATTLEBORO (CBS) — AJ Quetta is returning to the Bishop Feehan High School varsity hockey team in a new capacity. Quetta, who suffered a spinal cord injury during a game earlier this year as a member of the team, is joining the Shamrocks as an assistant coach. He graduated from Bishop Feehan High School last… Continue reading AJ Quetta Returns To Bishop Feehan As Assistant Coach, 10 Months After Severe Injury

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Four Revolution Players Named To MLS’ 2021 Best XI

FOXBORO (CBS) — The season did not end how the Revolution would have liked, but New England players continue to take home some honors for the club’s historic 2021 campaign. Four Revolution players were named to Major League Soccer’s 2021 Best XI on Thursday. Those four are goalkeeper Matt Turner, midfielders Carles Giland and Tajon… Continue reading Four Revolution Players Named To MLS’ 2021 Best XI

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Boston Pops celebrating holiday season with return to live performances

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops are celebrating this holiday season with a return to live performances through Christmas Eve. The Pops will play 26 shows filled with holiday music favorites in front of a live audience at Symphony Hall after going nearly two years without one. “Our art form depends on live connections,… Continue reading Boston Pops celebrating holiday season with return to live performances

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Maxwell jurors hear expert testimony about sexual predators

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial got a psychologist’s overview Thursday of how sexual predators gradually lure and ensnare child victims, a view that defense lawyers tried to keep out of the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial. “Child sexual abuse is a process,” Lisa Rocchio testified, providing expert perspective but no particulars… Continue reading Maxwell jurors hear expert testimony about sexual predators

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Massachusetts pension fund balance tops $100B

It’s always carried a hefty balance of assets, but the state pension fund has now cleared a threshold that might cause a few double takes. The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board reported Thursday that the pension fund’s balance has crossed the $100 billion threshold for the first time, with about $101 billion in assets… Continue reading Massachusetts pension fund balance tops $100B

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Burger King is returning the Whopper to its original price

(CNN) — Burger King’s Whopper is turning 64 years old, and it’s giving the sandwich a price to match. This Friday and Saturday, Burger King will sell its signature sandwich for 37 cents in what it’s calling a “two-day birthday bash.” The promotion will be offered exclusively to members of the chain’s Royal Perks rewards program and can only be… Continue reading Burger King is returning the Whopper to its original price

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