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Acting  Boston Mayor Kim Janey was endorsed by Right to the City VOTE!

Another progressive coalition endorses Janey for full-term mayor

The group, Right to the City VOTE!, said that as acting mayor, Kim Janey has demonstrated that she can lead the city and help it turn a critical corner.

An indoor mask mandate has been issued in Provincetown after a recent rise in COVID cases.

New advice, but no mask mandates from the state

Governor Charlie Baker said his administration tied the recommendations to personal risk level, as opposed to current community transmission, in an effort to make them simpler and easier to follow.

An indoor mask mandate has been issued in Provincetown after a recent rise in coronavirus cases among vaccinated and unvaccinated residents.

Breakthrough cases in Cape Cod cluster raise questions at CDC

Three-quarters of the COVID-19 cases from an outbreak on Cape Cod were in vaccinated people, raising concerns about how the Delta variant is spreading among those who’ve been inoculated. Out of all of the infections, seven went to a hospital and zero deaths were reported.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said she’ll follow the data.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, in heated race, faces new scrutiny over not yet requiring vaccinations for city workers

Though she did not rule out doing so in the future, the lack of a hard line on a vaccine mandate is putting Janey back in the spotlight amid a heated and close mayoral contest, in which her leadership in the pandemic is under close watch.

So far, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has struck a deliberate tone as the queries, and the accompanying anxieties, begin to pile up again.

As COVID cases rise, Charlie Baker back in unenviable position: Should he impose new restrictions or not?

Six weeks after Massachusetts’ state of emergency ended in what residents hoped would be a return to normal, the popular second-term Republican must dictate the state response to the threat, and assuage the fears of residents struggling to assess the risks. Again.

THE RACE FOR MAYOR
Annissa Essaibi George celebrated with her husband, Douglas George, when she was elected to the Boston City Council in 2015.

Mayoral candidates clash: Political opponents call on Essaibi George to address husband’s housing record

John Barros was the first Boston mayoral candidate to call on rival Annissa Essaibi George to explain her work as a city councilor in advancing her husband's real estate interests. “This is troubling if true,” Barros said, referring to a report in the Globe.

A sign at the Heaven Cafe in Provincetown requests customers wear masks until seated.

Provincetown COVID-19 cases climb to 882

The tally of COVID-19 cases in Provincetown linked to a cluster that emerged in recent weeks had climbed to 882 as of Wednesday, an increase of 49 from the prior day, Town Manager Alex Morse said Thursday via Facebook.

Governor Charlie Baker said he is "deeply disappointed" that the Legislature is once again delaying a state charitable tax deduction.

Charlie Baker ‘deeply disappointed’ as Legislature moves to further delay charitable tax deduction

“I am deeply disappointed that the Legislature would deny . . . these front-line organizations a crucial opportunity to generate the resources they need to help families keep food on the table, address substance use and behavioral health challenges, support survivors of domestic violence, and more," the governor said.