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Massachusetts now has its first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, according to state health officials.The state’s Department of Public Health announced Sunday that the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 has been detected in the Bay State.This case involves the same variant that was initially discovered in the United Kingdom, state health officials …

A person who’d been a “caregiver” at UMass Memorial Health Care is no longer employed by the hospital system, which had been investigating whether they were involved in Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol. UMass Memorial made the announcement in a statement released Friday evening, but didn’t identify the person, say where they worked, identify what …

Massachusetts surpassed 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday as it recorded another single-day record with 7,635 confirmed cases. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health also reported 74 new confirmed coronavirus deaths. There have now been a total of 12,708 deaths and 400,823 cases, according to DPH. The state had last broken the single-day coronavirus record …

Winter storm warnings were issued for parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine ahead of what’s expected to be a powerful nor’easter that will bring rain, wind and potentially lots of snow to New England this weekend. The National Weather Service’s warning is in place for Middlesex and Worcester counties in Massachusetts from 7 …

Massachusetts reported more than 3,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, with the Massachusetts Department of Health citing a “technological issue” that extended the window beyond one full day. The 3,224 new confirmed cases and 53 new deaths reflected case counts from up to a 30-hour period, DPH said on their website. There have now been …

It’s not too late to rethink your Thanksgiving plans. That’s one message public health commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel wants to get out ahead of the Thursday holiday, as Massachusetts continues to confront a surge in COVID-19 cases and as data indicate many travelers are still hitting the road and the skies. Download our free mobile …

No. 2 Notre Dame has everything clicking on offense and currently is in control, leading Boston College on the road 31-16 at halftime on Saturday. Ian Book has continued the impressive performance he had against Clemson in the double-overtime win last week, rolling up 213 passing yards and three touchdowns on 17-of-22 passing while adding …

REVERE, MASS. (WHDH) – A paddleboarder drifting into danger off the coast of Revere turned to technology for help Wednesday. It was a scary situation for Jason Dunton who said he is thankful to the Revere Fire Department for putting him back on solid ground after he was swept out more than a mile from …

Our Veterans Day 2020 looks like the last in a series of days enjoying record warm air, many of us passing 70°, some of us even passing 75°. The temperatures break records set mostly in 2002 and prior years. High pressure to the south of New England is going to give away to a cold …

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning, but didn’t cause any significant damage, authorities said. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards Bay struck just after 9 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake …