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Pop-up hospitals in Massachusetts set to open this week to handle influx of coronavirus patients

A converted convention center in Worcester will accept patients Thursday, followed by sites in Boston and on the Cape.

YVONNE ABRAHAM

What if we always loved supermarket workers as much as this?

In the midst of the pandemic, supermarket clerks and other low-wage workers have joined the pantheon of American heroes. Let's keep them there.

Read Baker’s statement on new grocery store restrictions, ethical coronavirus guidelines

The following is a statement released Wednesday by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s office.

Haverhill man, 18, charged with murder after stabbing victim dies

An 18-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times in Haverhill Tuesday night was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with murder, the Essex County district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Arrest warrant issued for man who scrawled hate message on Brookline synagogue, police say

Police have identified a man who was caught on video defacing the door of a Brookline synagogue with an anti-semitic message before pausing to admire it early Sunday, officials said.

Watch live: Governor Baker gives coronavirus update

Governor Charlie Baker is expected to give a coronavirus update at 3:30 p.m. from the State House in Boston. Watch his remarks live here.

Men and Black people are more likely to be hospitalized by coronavirus, CDC says

The findings were included in a weekly federal report, though the agency warned Wednesday that it was seeking more data to draw conclusions.

After worker’s death, grocery stores lay out measures to keep shoppers, staff safe under new state rules

One day after state officials released updated safety guidelines for grocery stores amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leading supermarket chains on Wednesday laid out a number of measures they say they’re taking to protect customers and staff.

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Judge rejects Volodymyr Zhukovskyy request for bail hearing in case involving crash that left seven motorcyclists dead in N.H.

A New Hampshire judge has refused to hold a bail hearing for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a Massachusetts man who is accused of killing seven motorcyclists during the same crash in 2019 while he was allegedly on bail from another charge and operating a pickup truck with a trailer under the influence of drugs.

Do you miss Smoky and Bubba? #ZooToYou lets viewers check in on their favorite fauna

Zoo New England is providing online glimpses of “wildly” familiar faces at Franklin Park and Stone zoos while they are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the face of COVID-19, Jews set the table for virtual Passover Seders

Webcams and monitors will take their places along lamb shank bones and horseradish as Jews gather virtually with relatives and friends Wednesday night.

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