Boston Herald: 32 Massachusetts cities and towns at high risk for coronavirus transmission as red zone doubles over two weeks

Boston Herald: 32 Massachusetts cities and towns at high risk for coronavirus transmission as red zone doubles over two weeks. “The number of Massachusetts cities and towns at high risk for COVID-19 transmission has more than doubled in the past two weeks, rising to 32 this week from a low of 14 as officials sound alarms about local outbreaks.”

ABC News: More than 800 Massachusetts State Police employees decline COVID-19 vaccine

ABC News: More than 800 Massachusetts State Police employees decline COVID-19 vaccine. “More than 800 Massachusetts State Police employees declined to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite being in the first stage of priority for the doses, police sources said. A total of 845 members of the MSP, including sworn personnel and civilian officers, declined to receive the vaccine at state police clinics. That’s about 30% of the force’s sworn and civilian officers.”

American Ancestors: Massachusetts Catholic Cemetery Records Now Available Online

American Ancestors: Massachusetts Catholic Cemetery Records Now Available Online. “Researchers can now search hundreds of thousands of records containing detailed information about people buried in eastern Massachusetts Catholic cemeteries through a new online database, thanks to a partnership between American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Archive Department of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston (RCAB), and The Catholic Cemetery Association of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc. (CCA).” You will have to have a membership to American Ancestors.

Taunton Daily Gazette: Silver City Galleria fan says thanks for the memories with online mall archive

Taunton Daily Gazette: Silver City Galleria fan says thanks for the memories with online mall archive. “If you’re a fan of the soon-to-be-demolished Silver City Galleria mall, you’re far from the only one. In fact, 29-year-old Bridgewater resident James Walsh felt so nostalgic about his time spent there that he’s created an online archive for the mall for Galleria-lovers like himself to enjoy.”

Boston Public Library: Boston Public Library makes historical images available for use in Wikipedia

Boston Public Library: Boston Public Library makes historical images available for use in Wikipedia. “In celebration of Wikipedia’s 20th anniversary on January 15th, Boston Public Library has uploaded more than 8,000 historical photographs from its archival collections to Wikimedia Commons. These images include some of the library’s most important photographic collections, and contribute to the single largest batch of uploads ever contributed to Wikimedia Commons. By uploading these public domain images, BPL is making them available so that they can be freely used to enhance Wikipedia articles, re-printed in publications, or incorporated in student projects and papers.”

Boston Globe: Coronavirus traces found in Mass. wastewater reach highest levels yet of the fall surge

Boston Globe: Coronavirus traces found in Mass. wastewater reach highest levels yet of the fall surge. “In a troubling sign, the amount of coronavirus found in wastewater at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Deer Island treatment plant has reached the highest level yet of the fall surge. New recent highs in COVID-19 RNA copies per milliliter of wastewater were reached for the southern section and the northern section, which includes Boston, according to the latest tests, which were conducted up until Tuesday.”

Boston Globe: A database of 10 years of Boston Police disciplinary action

Boston Globe: A database of 10 years of Boston Police disciplinary action. “Amid heightened scrutiny of law enforcement across the nation, the Boston Globe sought to assess the extent of misconduct and discipline within the Boston Police Department. The City of Boston does not provide a comprehensive, transparent system that allows residents to keep tabs on its police. So, the Globe decided to amass public records, cross reference the data, and create its own.”

WCVB: Long lines snake through parking lots at free COVID-19 testing facilities

WCVB: Long lines snake through parking lots at free COVID-19 testing facilities. “Long lines developed Monday outside at least two of Massachusetts’ free COVID-19 testing sites, causing one to close the queue to newcomers and another to ask people to wait in a separate parking lot. In Framingham, city officials said the line for testing outside the TJX headquarters was so long that it had to be split into two parking lots to avoid clogging the main street.”