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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Sports betting is legal in the state of Massachusetts as of Jan. 31.

‘All true Massachusetts degenerates were in the house’ for legal sports betting

By Rumsha Siddiqui
Published February 13, 2023

After years of pushback in the state legislature, in-person sports betting is officially legal in Massachusetts as of Jan. 31, just in time for the Super...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 89 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley
Published June 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 89 new coronavirus cases Monday, down from the 126 cases reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 4. Monday’s report marks the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 538 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley
Published May 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 538 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a rise from the 425 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 9. Thursday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,817 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley
Published 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...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,880 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
Published March 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,880 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a slight decline from the 1,887 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 29.  Cases...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,887 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
Published March 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,887 new coronavirus cases Friday, a slight increase from the 1,857 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 43.  Cases...

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

Emerson tops 100 positive COVID-19 tests for spring semester

By Frankie Rowley
Published March 18, 2021

Emerson reported two new positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday out of the 1,053 tests administered Wednesday, bringing the college’s cumulative positive...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson, Tufts Medical Center vaccine partnership falls through

By Dana Gerber
Published March 18, 2021

In a reversal from previous rollout plans, Emerson will not be able to depend fully on Tufts Medical Center for distributing COVID-19 vaccines to students,...

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

Emerson reports 2 new positive COVID-19 tests, semester total nearing 100

By Dana Gerber
Published March 16, 2021

Emerson reported two new positive COVID-19 tests on Monday out of the 1,261 tests administered Monday, leaving the college’s cumulative positive tests...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. speaking at a COVID-19 update inside the Massachusetts State House.

Massachusetts reports 1,413 new coronavirus cases

By Dana Gerber
Published March 10, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,413 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a significant rise from the 1,006 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts must improve its COVID-19 vaccine distribution

By Editorial Board
Published February 25, 2021

After a year filled with tragedy, the possibility for a return to a normal, pre-pandemic life lies almost entirely in the hands of vaccines for COVID-19....

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,635 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of pandemic

By Frankie Rowley
Published January 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,635 new coronavirus cases Friday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and an uptick from the 7,136 new...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,136 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of the pandemic

By Frankie Rowley
Published January 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,136 new coronavirus cases Thursday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and a drastic rise from the...

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service
Published January 7, 2021

College students would be anonymously surveyed about their experiences with sexual misconduct on campus and would have access to new, confidential resources...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston sees highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases since spring

By Frankie Rowley
Published January 7, 2021

Wednesday’s spike in new COVID-19 cases was the largest Boston has seen in a single day since spring, Mayor Martin J. Walsh reported in a press conference...

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