COVID-19: LOCAL NEWS

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Happy (virtual) Memorial Day

By Gayla Cawley and Elyse Carmosino | May 23, 2020

Since the coronavirus has canceled Memorial Day parades and traditional ceremonies, North Shore communities have opted to take a different approach to ensure their fallen veterans are honored this year. 

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Lynn’s Graciale fought COVID — and won

By Steve Krause | May 23, 2020

LYNN — Stacey Graciale, 31, endured nine of the sickest days of her life last month. Yet she feels blessed.

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Salem has its act Together

By David Mclellan | May 23, 2020

SALEM — There’s been tough times before.

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Summertime and the livin’ isn’t easy

By Anne Marie Tobin | May 23, 2020

With beaches, parks, swimming pools, fishing holes and other recreational activities reopening Monday on Memorial Day, it would seem that life couldn’t be trending any better for people planning summer vacations.

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Saugus Board of Health Eases COVID-19 Business Restrictions

By Elyse Carmosino | May 23, 2020

SAUGUS — The Saugus Board of Health voted 5-0 Thursday to ease some restrictions on businesses put in place three weeks ago to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

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Virus death toll up to 85 in Lynn

By Gayla Cawley | May 22, 2020

Additional deaths were reported in Lynn and Swampscott on Thursday, but North Shore communities continue to see a small number of new COVID-19 cases each day. 

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Nahant Country Club takes a shot at selling ice cream

By Elyse Carmosino | May 22, 2020

NAHANT — Nahant Country Club is going back to its roots this summer.

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New Swampscott emergency order stricter than state guidelines

By David Mclellan | May 22, 2020

SWAMPSCOTT — The Select Board and Board of Health have passed a new emergency order for Swampscott residents. In some places, it is stricter than the state-level “reopening plan” outlined by Gov. Charlie Baker this past Monday.

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Health directors, police stress education in enforcing virus restrictions

By Gayla Cawley and David Mclellan | May 22, 2020

Municipal health and police departments have been the agencies responsible for enforcing COVID-19 advisories, orders and restrictions throughout the pandemic.

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MBTA cuts train rates in Lynn

By Gayla Cawley | May 22, 2020

LYNN — Commuters will be able to take the train from Lynn to Boston at subway rates through the end of the month. 

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