1,900 Covid vaccine doses ruined by loose freezer plug at Massachusetts VA hospital

1,900 Covid vaccine doses ruined by loose freezer plug at Massachusetts VA hospital

A Massachusetts Veterans Affairs hospital said that nearly 2,000 doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine were spoiled after a cleaning contractor accidentally unplugged a refrigerator. The 1,900 doses were located at a VA facility in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, where on Tuesday VA officials realized that the doses had not been stored at proper …

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Boston Globe, citing racial equity, may remove names from old stories about ‘embarrassments, mistakes or minor crimes’

Boston Globe, citing racial equity, may remove names from old stories about ‘embarrassments, mistakes or minor crimes’

BOSTON — A new racial justice initiative at The Boston Globe will allow subjects of past news articles to apply to have the coverage updated or anonymized, the newspaper announced Friday. The Fresh Start initiative is meant to address the lasting impact that online news stories about “embarrassments, mistakes or minor crimes” can have on a person’s …

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Dancing robot scientists had to bust a move

Dancing robot scientists had to bust a move

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Register to VoteVoter Guide Boston Dynamics captured imaginations with a video last month showing its robots dance to a 1962 Motown hit. But the company’s founder says a year and a half of sophisticated programming, simulation and choreography powered the project. (Jan. 21) …

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How the Boston Common inspired the National Mall’s ‘Field of Flags’

How the Boston Common inspired the National Mall’s ‘Field of Flags’

Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com Staff January 20, 2021 | 11:26 AM President-elect Joe Biden’s administration isn’t lacking in Massachusetts connections, from John Kerry to Marty Walsh to Rochelle Walensky. Neither is his inauguration. Amid both the COVID-19 pandemic and security concerns, Biden’s inaugural committee installed roughly 191,500 flags on the National Mall to fill the space usually …

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Red Sox Rumors: BOS Remains ‘High’ on Kiké Hernandez Amid Mets Interest

Red Sox Rumors: BOS Remains ‘High’ on Kiké Hernandez Amid Mets Interest

Eric Gay/Associated Press As the Boston Red Sox look for roster depth with spring training on the horizon, one option reportedly on their radar is Kiké Hernandez.  Per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have a “high” level of interest in Hernandez, with the New York Mets among other teams looking into the veteran utilityman.  …

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Medicare for All Needs a Sunrise Movement

Medicare for All Needs a Sunrise Movement

In mid-December, a loose coalition of leftist YouTube pundits hit the gas on an ill-fated gambit to boost Medicare for All under the digital banner #ForcetheVote. Led by pugnacious commentator Jimmy Dore, they argued that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow progressive representatives should withhold their votes in support of Nancy Pelosi’s speakership until she agreed …

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