Close
Current temperature in Boston - 62 °
BECOME A MEMBER
Get access to a personalized news feed, our newsletter and exclusive discounts on everything from shows to local restaurants, All for free.
Already a member? Sign in.
The Bay State Banner
BACK TO TOP
The Bay State Banner
POST AN AD SIGN IN

Trending Articles

Concord Town Meeting members pressure school committee to rename middle school

Banner [Virtual] Art Gallery

Banner [Virtual] Art Gallery

READ PRINT EDITION

COVID 19

New approaches to treating youth with COVID-19 mental health challenges
read more
News
New approaches to treating youth with COVID-19 mental health challenges
Nine months after the official end of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health providers are only starting to grapple with the effects of the years-long health emergency on young people.
>
Whittier Street Health Center receives federal recognition for COVID-19 care, technology use
read more
Local News
Whittier Street Health Center receives federal recognition for COVID-19 care, technology use
Whittier Street Health Center has received a trio of federal awards for excellence in pandemic patient care and the use of technology to improve health outcomes.
>
Local News
Officials urge caution on COVID
Public health experts, teachers and families of Boston area students are calling for increased public health measures — namely, heightened masking practices, especially in schools — as the region sees increased rates of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory illnesses.
>
Covid19
Can kids safely return to school amid ongoing COVID pandemic?
As kids return to school this fall, parents have some homework to do: helping to keep their kids safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
>
Security guards demand raises, better conditions
read more
News
Security guards demand raises, better conditions
Nearly two dozen people gathered outside the high-rise at One International Place last Wednesday afternoon to rally on behalf of security officers demanding better wages and better benefits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
>
Local News
Officials urge masking as Covid cases rise
On Friday, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) sent an advisory to local media highlighting new data that shows a nearly 40% increase in cases last week and an uptick in hospitalizations with the virus.
>
Editorial
The indication is that a second booster shot is needed
It appears that COVID-19 will continue to be with humans for some time. Successful mass vaccinations have slowed the level of infections, but a new version, the Omicron variant BA.2, has emerged with deadly consequences.
>
Pressley, Mejia discuss mental health with students
read more
Local News
Pressley, Mejia discuss mental health with students
ongresswoman Ayanna Pressley joined at-large City Councilor Julia Mejia and students from the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) in a virtual town hall on Tuesday to discuss the COVID-19 response, the youth mental health crisis and how policymakers can support students and their families.
>
Covid19
Lawyers for Civil Rights and Point32Health Team Up to Provide Support to Small Businesses and Local Vaccination Efforts
>
Local News
Lawmakers detail ARPA priorities
The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted last week to approve HB 4219 — a comprehensive $3.82 billion spending plan aimed at aiding industries and individuals impacted by COVID-19.
>
Opinion
COVID-19 scams target people of color
Just as the annual holiday season of shopping and celebrating nears, a major federal financial regulator released new research detailing how communities of color not only are targeted by well-known types of predatory lenders, but new forms of fraud seek to exploit consumers in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
>
Editorial
We have not yet won the battle against COVID-19
Blacks are still lagging behind in Covid-19 vaccinations. According to the New York Times, only 55% of Black New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose. Other ethnic groups are doing much better.
>