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Nahant weighing whether to push Town Meeting to fall

By Elyse Carmosino | May 29, 2020

NAHANT — Officials may further postpone the date of Nahant’s annual Town Meeting to sometime this fall.

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Lynn receives $45K grant to provide relief to small businesses

By Gayla Cawley | May 29, 2020

LYNN — For Michelle Mulford, owner of Uncommon Feasts, the $8,000 small business grant she received from the city on Thursday is a “lifeline” for her restaurant during these uncertain times.

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Revere, Saugus report more COVID-19 deaths

By Gayla Cawley | May 29, 2020

Additional coronavirus deaths were reported in Revere and Saugus on Thursday, which brings their respective death tolls to 72 and 28. 

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Marblehead virus death toll up to 30

By Gayla Cawley | May 27, 2020

Marblehead is reporting an additional 11 deaths since last week, which brings the town’s COVID-19 death toll to 30. 

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Swampscott passes definitive rules for beach-goers

By David Mclellan | May 27, 2020

SWAMPSCOTT — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday the “surge” in COVID-19 cases “is behind us.” The announcement came on a sunny day just over a week after the governor announced the state’s “reopening” plan, including allowing beaches to be opened to extent. 

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Small businesses are feeling sting of COVID-19

By Elyse Carmosino | May 27, 2020

For small business owners everywhere, the sting of COVID-19 has been all too real. 

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Lynn school board member lends legal help to business owners

By Gayla Cawley | May 27, 2020

LYNN — As the city’s small business owners continue to navigate through COVID-19 restrictions and financial challenges, a new, cost-free “legal help desk” aims to reduce some of that burden. 

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Coronavirus death toll up to 133 in Peabody

By Gayla Cawley | May 26, 2020

Four more Peabody residents have died from the coronavirus since Friday, which brings the city’s death toll to 133, according to Health Director Sharon Cameron. 

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COVID-19 expected to affect Marblehead waterfront

By Elyse Carmosino | May 26, 2020

MARBLEHEAD — Despite an uncertain few months ahead, boaters are cautiously optimistic that Marblehead’s typically-thriving waterfront industry will operate with a sense of normalcy this summer.

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Additional COVID-19 deaths reported in North Shore communities

By David Mclellan | May 23, 2020

An additional COVID-19 death in Lynn, Saugus, and Swampscott, three more deaths in Peabody, and nine new deaths in Revere were reported Friday.

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