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Health professionals administered the COVID-19 vaccine to at least 200 essential workers at the Chelsea Senior Center in early April.

All Mass. residents 16 and older are now eligible to book a vaccine appointment

As the coronavirus vaccination drive enters its fifth — and most pivotal — month, appointments opened to all Massachusetts residents age 16 and older on Monday.

Governor Charlie Baker spoke to the media on the COVID-19 pandemic at the State House on Monday in Boston.

Who is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts entered the final phase of its COVID-19 vaccination plan Monday when it joined the rest of the country in making all residents 16 and older eligible for the vaccine.

Today in History

Today is Monday, April 19, the 109th day of 2021. There are 256 days left in the year.

Members of the Magnificent Monarchs, a class for children ages 4 and 5, played in the mud during their school day at Boston Nature Center's Pathways to Nature Preschool program in January.

Massachusetts, other states need to increase spending for preschools, report says

Massachusetts preschool enrollment increased by fewer than 300 children in 2019-2020, as the pandemic shifted those programs to remote learning in the middle of the school year, according to a national report that found most states don’t provide enough funding to support all-day pre-kindergarten for all children.

Driver suffers life-threatening injuries in wrong-way crash in Revere

One driver suffered life-threatening injuries in a wrong-way crash Sunday morning in Revere, State Police said.

Demonstrators marched down Massachusetts Avenue demanding justice for Daunte Wright.

Protesters march from Cambridge to Boston, demanding justice for Daunte Wright

More than a hundred protesters marched from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge to Boston Common calling for justice for Daunte Wright on Sunday, a week after the 20-year-old Black man was killed by a police officer in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

Police find pit bulls, dog-fighting equipment in Dorchester home

Boston police detectives executing a warrant Saturday at 5 Toledo Terrace in Dorchester arrested one man and found five endangered pit bull dogs, along with equipment used to train dogs to fight and a “significant amount” of marijuana, officials said Sunday.

At Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan last month, Bishop John M. Border III comforted Brenda Cooper of Dorchester after she got her inoculation from nurse Rea Penn.

Experts and advocates urge greater equity in distributing doses

Starting Monday, everyone in Massachusetts age 16 or older will be eligible for the vaccine — opening up appointments to 1.7 million more residents — but health officials cautioned the state must do more to deliver doses to communities of color.

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A large crowd marched down Washington Street in Newton last June, protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Nearly a year after George Floyd’s death, Boston area communities are reexamining policing

Nearly a year after George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police, proposals to reform or defund policing are being debated in communities around Greater Boston as advocates work to root out systemic racism.

The building at the Billerica Jail and House of Correction that is being used as a prerelease center for female inmates.

A prerelease center for female inmates opens in Billerica

In a milestone moment in its history, the Middlesex Sheriff’s office is directly overseeing female inmates for the first time in more than half a century.

Congressman John F. Kennedy (left) and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge before the start of their debate in Waltham. Kennedy ousted the incumbent Lodge to become senator.

Kingston library to host program on new JFK biography

“None of the previous books about JFK really does what I’m trying to do here, to put his life fully into the context of his time,” he said in an interview.

The 13Forest gallery in Arlington will open its newest exhibition on April 24. Left: Lindsey Kocur, detail from Cloud Line, acrylic, ink and volcanic sand on canvas.  Right: Jon Cowan, detail from Dark Halo 4, oil and vinyl paint on canvas

Earth Day, virtual jazz, and the outdoors

Salem State University will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a virtual event series running throuh April 27.

The Lexington Minuteman Statue at dusk on Lexington Battle Green.

A mostly virtual celebration of Patriots Day

Due to COVID-19, Lexington and Concord are hosting few live events to observe Patriots Day this year.

Mobile Burrell, 31, of Roxbury, held an umbrella with the names of victims during a State House protest Thursday.

Protesters demand reopening of cases of police-involved deaths

About 70 people rallied outside the Massachusetts State House Thursday evening.

Maureen Regan Moriarty, whose father, John Regan, was murdered by John Stote in 1995, sits in her dining room in March. Stote, who was convicted of first degree murder two years later, is now 61 and was released on medical parole in January because he was hospitalized with COVID-19.

Compassionate release revoked for two convicted killers who survived COVID-19

Two convicted killers who were granted compassionate release in January while hospitalized with COVID-19, and on ventilators, were sent back to prison Monday after recovering from the virus, according to authorities.

Boy Scouts cleared a walking trail in Medway on Sunday.

Boy Scouts clear walking trail in Medway

About 15 members from Troop 367 helped clear the mile-and-a-half long trail for The Willows and Whitney Place retirement community. The trail will be open to the public.

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