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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 56 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
June 16, 2021

Massachusetts reported 56 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, up from the 55 cases reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 4. Cases statewide have continued to plummet in recent weeks — regularly falling...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts COVID-19 restrictions lifting May 29

By Colin A. Young, State House News Service
May 17, 2021

By May 29, more than two months ahead of the schedule previously announced, Massachusetts intends to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions and the state of emergency that's been in place since March...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

State outlines plan, timeline for lifting remaining COVID-19 restrictions

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service
April 27, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 restrictions that have reshaped much of public life, Massachusetts now has a target date for when its business and capacity limits are set to be lifted: Aug. 1, 2021. That...

HI Boston Hostel.

Students turn to off-campus lodging for small social gatherings

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 22, 2021

First-year Harry Robinson and his high school girlfriend of two years, who goes to Boston University, had grown used to seeing each other whenever they wanted. When they moved into their respective...

A clinician fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine from a vial.

State vaccine eligibility expands to cover all Emerson students

When the clock struck midnight on Monday, 1.7 million Massachusetts residents—including any Emerson students who didn’t yet qualify—became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a signal of hope...

Snow dusts the Norman Lear statue in the 2 Boylston Alley

Photos: Nor’easter brings April snowfall and student bitterness

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
April 16, 2021

Emerson students woke up Friday morning to snowflakes outside their windows, an unexpected—and for many, unwelcome—sight after a spell of relatively dry and warm spring weather. While ground...

Center for Spiritual Life creates COVID-19 vigil for grieving community members

Center for Spiritual Life creates COVID-19 vigil for grieving community members

By Bailey Allen, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021

In the lobby of 172 Tremont stands a small table adorned with electric candles and stickers with names of people and experiences lost over the past year—a space of reflection and remembrance for Emerson...

April 1, 2021- Mayor Kim Janey provides an update on Covid 19 and is also joined by Porsha Olayiwola, the City of Boston Poet Laureate, to kick off National Poetry Month.

Janey leaps into race for Boston mayor

By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service
April 6, 2021

Janey will run. Kim Janey, the former city councilor who has been serving as acting mayor for two weeks following the resignation of Martin Walsh, will seek a four-year term this fall, ending speculation...

Emerson senior defeated in special election

Emerson senior defeated in special election

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
April 1, 2021

Richard Fucillo, a senior communications major, fell short in his bid to become the youngest lawmaker on Beacon Hill this Tuesday—though he managed to place second in the race as an independent candidate. Garnering...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,252 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 31, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,252 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,683 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 36.  Wednesday’s case total marks the first day this week...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,817 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 28, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,817 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a rise from the 2,362 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 29.  Saturday’s case total marked the third time this week...

Kelly Bates

Founding director of Elma Lewis center launches City Council campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
March 25, 2021

Kelly Bates has a laundry list of qualifications in her bid for the Boston City Council—not least among them her tenure as inaugural director of Emerson’s Elma Lewis Center. Bates—who headed the...

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 24, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,865 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,476 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 54.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,103 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 22, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,103 new coronavirus cases Monday, a decline from the 1,678 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 27.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson students eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 17, 2021

Emerson students are slated to be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting April 19, along with the rest of the general public.  The completed vaccination rollout timeline for all remaining...

A photo of South Street Diner

Local restaurants navigate reopening under lifted restrictions

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
March 11, 2021

The progressive relaxation of the state’s coronavirus restrictions over the past several weeks cleared the way for Emerson-area restaurants to start returning to normal operations—though the shift...

Emerson's testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports 4 positive COVID-19 tests, bringing semester total to 89

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 4, 2021

Emerson reported four new positive COVID-19 tests out of 2,098 tests administered on March 2 and 3 on Thursday, bringing the college’s cumulative positive tests to 149. Emerson’s cumulative testing...

Boston's Fenway Park empty

Baker announces Phase Four reopening by end of March

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
February 25, 2021

Massachusetts will enter the final step, Step Two, of Phase Three in its four-phase reopening plan next Monday, with plans to move into Phase Four as early as March 22. The Commonwealth’s reopening...

Richard Fucillo stands in front of the State House.

Emerson senior mounts State House campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
February 25, 2021

The contest to fill an open seat for the Massachusetts House of Representatives now includes an unusual face in state politics—an Emerson College senior. Richard Fucillo, a 22-year old communications...

Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,114 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
February 23, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,114 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a decline from the 1,150 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 30.  Tuesday marks the eleventh day in a row cases have fallen...

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