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Massachusetts wants all elementary students back to school by April

Earlier today, Elementary and Secondary Commissioner Jeff Riley announced that efforts were being put in place to get more students back into classrooms soon. The announcement came in light of news that health metrics were improving and mitigation measures were being put in place across the state. Riley joined Governor Charlie Baker and James Peyser, the state’s Education Secretary, in a press conference and said that he plans to take a [...]

2021-02-23T22:11:17+00:00February 23rd, 2021|

Another snow storm is coming — here are a few activities to keep you entertained

The Boston area is expected to get hit with yet another snowstorm this Thursday and should see at least 4 inches of snow, which means we’ll all be hunkered down inside. While being stuck inside isn’t anything new these days, instead of spending the day doing laundry, here are a few fun ways to spend your snow day instead. If you’re home with friends, family, and roommates, hide and seek is [...]

2021-02-17T17:10:11+00:00February 17th, 2021|

Ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Here are some last minute tips

America’s most famous sporting event is here again! The 55th annual Super Bowl kicks off in just a few hours. Even if you’re not the world’s biggest football fan, we’ve pulled together some of the best tips for making it a great one — from commercial break games to easy recipes. Arguably the most important part of any event is the food, right? Super Bowl Sunday is no exception. Think: nachos, wings, [...]

2021-02-07T18:16:02+00:00February 7th, 2021|

These Massachusetts COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed as of Monday

Massachusetts relaxed several COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, after promising COVID-19 data was released. The latest data showed a 10% drop in hospitalizations and an average positivity test rate drop of 33% since early January. However, the full set of rollbacks won’t yet take place in Boston.  Businesses such as restaurants, movie theaters, and health clubs may now stay open past 9:30pm. Premises that sell alcohol, including liquor stores, may also remain [...]

2021-01-26T21:04:37+00:00January 26th, 2021|

Tired of video calls? Here are 3 virtual games you may not have tried yet

As we’re nearing a full year of lockdown, many of us are pretty sick of video calls. Zoom, Google Hangouts, House Party… most of us would probably be happy to never have to hit “accept” on a digital call invitation ever again. While the pandemic is far from over, and the wintry weather in most areas of the world make it difficult to meet up outside at a safe distance, there [...]

2021-01-22T08:51:36+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

Massachusetts hits “severe outbreak” status — refresh yourself on COVID-19 guidelines here

For the first time during the pandemic, the national coronavirus data tracker has moved Massachusetts to “severe outbreak” status. With over 90,000 current active infections and rising hospitalizations, now is a great time to refresh yourself on the latest state guidelines regarding indoor and outdoor socializing, restaurants, and more. The “Phase 2, Step 2” of Boston’s reopening, which was announced in December, has since been renewed with further modifications. This means [...]

2021-01-13T17:26:24+00:00January 13th, 2021|

No plans for New Year’s? Here’s how to plan a fun last minute celebration

With traditional New Year’s Eve parties and gatherings being canceled last minute, many people are stuck at home, unsure of how to spend the night. We all want to leave 2020 behind us, so we’ve made a last minute guide for how to make tonight a fun one, whether you’re quarantining at home with family, friends, or solo. If there’s any silver lining, restaurants that are typically closed on December 31st [...]

2020-12-31T21:24:51+00:00December 31st, 2020|

Stuck at home for Christmas? Here’s how to make it a memorable one

Across the world, people are being forced to cancel travel plans, and celebrate the holidays in their own home. For some, this means losing the opportunity to see friends and family they haven’t seen in a long time. For others, this means entertaining kids at home, or spending the holidays alone. This year has been tough for all of us, and a happy holiday is needed more than usual. We've pulled [...]

2020-12-21T20:26:28+00:00December 21st, 2020|

5 of the best holiday light displays in Massachusetts — all COVID-friendly!

As Christmas fast approaches, many are struggling to recapture the holiday spirit as usual. Luckily for you, New England, with its classically snowy winters, has some of the best holiday lights displays in the country, making it easy to get back into the holiday spirit, all while keeping a social distance. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite lights displays around Massachusetts, so you and your loved ones can enjoy [...]

2020-12-15T02:23:07+00:00December 15th, 2020|

Here’s everything you need to know about the COVID-19 measures in Massachusetts

Prior to Thanksgiving, COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts showed that the metrics were headed “in the right direction.” It’ll be some time before the holiday’s impact (which sees some of the most travel all year) is known, although Massachusetts saw an increase in both positive tests and deaths this week. Here’s a refresher on all the latest COVID-19 restriction updates in Massachusetts to keep you and your loved ones safe. Mayor Marty [...]

2020-12-02T13:09:26+00:00December 2nd, 2020|
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