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COVID-19, B.1.1.7., lands in Commonwealth

Given the increased transmissibility of this variant and the number of states and other countries that have found infected cases, the Department expected the variant to arrive in Massachusetts eventually.

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Despite Federal Ban, Landlords Are Still Moving to Evict People During the Pandemic

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Tenants who suddenly find themselves without income and no way to secure new housing are also at risk of losing furniture and belongings when landlords enforce evictions; photo by DodgertonSkillhause Productions.

ProPublica found landlords in at least four states have violated the ban, which was put in place by the CARES Act but has no clear enforcement mechanism.

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Mass. Recruits 1,000 ‘Contact Tracers’ To Battle COVID-19

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Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito (not pictured) and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders (left) join leaders from Partners in Health to announce the creation of the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative at a State House press conference April 3; photo by Joshua Qualls

The Baker administration says the initiative will focus on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients, and supporting individuals in quarantine.

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Learning Mid-Pandemic: Schools and Students Adjust to Remote Learning

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Mount Greylock Regional School, April 7, 2020; photo by Jason Velázquez.

Mental activity among students during the COVID-19 crisis varies by district, teacher, family, and student as all struggle to navigate a murky reality that was, until last month, assumed.

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Letter: Proposed Title IX Regulations Put Students at Greater Risk for Sexual Assault

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At a time when students face terrifyingly high rates of sexual assault on college campus (23% of female, 5% of male, and 24% of trans and gender non-conforming students), the federal government is cutting back protections in Title IX.

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Team ClearHeels 413 says goodbye to director, Continues support for exotic dance community

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You may have missed the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) this year. It passed by without much fanfare in the U.S. If you happen to be a subscriber to the Trinidad Express or the Bendigo Advertiser (serving the towns of Bendigo, Jackass Flat, and others in Victoria, Australia) you’d have

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