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Baker details plan to reopen Massachusetts
The highly anticipated road map, which Baker laid out Monday, outlines four phases of re-opening, each lasting for at least three weeks. (Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Pool, Video: Handout)
This is what it’s like to get tested for COVID-19
Somerville offered all residents free testing, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms of COVID-19. So I took them up on the offer. (Video by Steve Annear and Shelby Lum|Globe Staff)
An hour on the COVID ICU overnight shift
Bianca Dintino's overnight shift as the COVID ICU charge nurse is a steady stream of patient alarms and PPE quick changes at Tufts Medical Center May 4. (Video by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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Hundreds of Rhode Island teachers face layoffs as districts grapple with the coronavirus fallout

The state-mandated deadline to issue layoff notices to teachers was Monday, and at least 489 educators from 17 districts have been told that their jobs may be cut. 2 hours ago

Mass. sees 3,840 new coronavirus cases, 189 new deaths as officials begin reporting ‘probable’ cases

The state reported Monday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts had risen by 189 and that the number of cases had climbed by 3,840, as officials also announced they had begun including probable as well as confirmed cases in their tallies.

Trump to visit Maine; Mills wants him to ‘check the rhetoric at the door’

The president pays a visit Friday to a manufacturer of specialized swabs used in testing for the coronavirus.

At Abby Lane, restaurateur Jason Santos picks up the pieces

The ransacking of his Theater District restaurant stirred a complicated mix of grief and guilt.


Providence high school students disappointed in plans for ‘virtual’ graduations

In a petition and letters, the students are asking why school leaders won't consider a variety of possible ceremonies as other districts have done.

Businesses, with conservative backing, sue Baker to overturn state of emergency orders

A group of salons, restaurants, and religious organizations, with the backing of a local conservative group, sued Governor Charlie Baker in state court Monday in a bid overturn the emergency powers he’s wielded during the coronavirus pandemic, comparing them to the authority of a king.

Map: A look at the property damage around Boston after Sunday night’s protests

A map of some of the places and businesses that were affected by property damage on Sunday night.


No time to waste on mail-in voting

It’s the best way to protect voters during a pandemic, yet Trump fights no-excuses absentee voting. Now Massachusetts lawmakers try to set things right.