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Walsh warns against second COVID surge
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Walsh warns against second COVID surge
Mayor Walsh warned Boston residents that COVID-19 will likely have a second surge and encouraged them to take precautions as the city reopens.
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Opinion
Obesity: The risk lurking in the shadows during the COVID-19 pandemic
Public health officials and policymakers need to implement strategies that can specifically reduce the risk of disease transmission in low-wage workers and racial/ethnic minority communities, for this pandemic and for public health emergencies in the future.
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Walsh announces funding for small businesses
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Walsh announces funding for small businesses
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Making vote-by-mail inclusive
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Making vote-by-mail inclusive
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Massachusetts launches public awareness campaign to stop spread of COVID-19
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Massachusetts launches public awareness campaign to stop spread of COVID-19
Massachusetts has launched a new multicultural campaign to help stop the spread of COVID in diverse communities that have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
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What is the Community Tracing Collaborative?
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What is the Community Tracing Collaborative?
The Community Tracing Collaborative was recently launched by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to protect our communities and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Education key to preventing further COVID disparities in black communities
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Education key to preventing further COVID disparities in black communities
Black residents of Greater Boston have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a crisis that requires major education and health efforts to further stem the outbreak in our communities.
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Congress seeking health center funds
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Congress seeking health center funds
More than 100 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the top leaders of the House and Senate last Thursday urging they support additional funding for the nation’s community health centers.
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Education officials see opportunity in Massachusetts’ remote learning moment
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Education officials see opportunity in Massachusetts’ remote learning moment
Riley’s call for personalized learning and his denunciation of the so-called “factory model” of education mirror a national discourse around education reform that has picked up steam during the global coronavirus pandemic.
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We’ve been on the same team forever
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Editorial
We’ve been on the same team forever
Soon the coronavirus will be gone. It is time for Americans to consider what will be the human rights legacy of this pandemic. In this digital era, it is time for enlightened patriotism and neighborliness.
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Marty Martinez: Boston's pandemic point man
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Marty Martinez: Boston's pandemic point man
Massachusetts has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the United States and Boston is at the epicenter of the state’s pandemic. As chief of Health and Human Services, Marty Martinez is the point man for the Boston’s response to COVID-19. The Banner caught up with Martinez last week to discuss his perspective on the pandemic.
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Walsh: Race equity key to city's COVID response
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Walsh: Race equity key to city's COVID response
City officials are responding to racial disparities in Boston's COVID-19 cases, Mayor Martin Walsh and other city officials said during a Thursday press briefing.
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