COVID-19: LOCAL NEWS

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Marblehead philanthropist helps Arc fight coronavirus

DANVERS — Steven P. Rosenthal gave development disability assistance agency Northeast Arc $1 million in 2017 and now he is helping the Peabody organization fight coronavirus.

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EMTs and paramedics have their hands full with coronavirus

By Gayla Cawley | April 6, 2020

LYNN — Todd Simoes has been an EMT for more than 20 years, but he’s shocked by what he’s been encountering during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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A birthday party for two in Swampscott

By Gayla Cawley | April 6, 2020

SWAMPSCOTT — Meabh Tuttle was ecstatic when she heard a siren indicating the town’s Big Blue fire engine was approaching for her drive-by birthday celebration on Sunday afternoon. 

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Saugus gets the aide it needs

By Elyse Carmosino | April 6, 2020

SAUGUS — Friday, April 3, Town Manager Scott Crabtree announced the appointment of a new staff member to assist the Saugus Health Department and Board of Health in their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

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Mom’s lessons from long ago reaps what he sews

By Thor Jourgensen | April 4, 2020

LYNN — Jack Herlihy never thought he would put to use the sewing skills his mother taught him. But that was before coronavirus hit.

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Baker enacts more bans on parks, beaches

By Elyse Carmosino | April 4, 2020

REVERE — Governor Baker has announced additional State park restrictions for Massachusetts residents congregating outdoors during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

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Rainy day parade lifts kids’ spirits in Lynnfield

By Anne Marie Tobin | April 4, 2020

LYNNFIELD — The skies may have been dark and overcast, but sunny dispositions ruled the day Friday as Lynnfield’s parents, teachers and students defied the rain and cold to unite in spirit on the streets of Lynnfield.

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Online music keeps the distance

By David Mclellan | April 4, 2020

LYNN — With all the stresses that come with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one thing that relieves anxiety and can be practiced in isolation: music.

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Isolation a struggle for those in addiction recovery

By Elyse Carmosino | April 4, 2020

As the country — and the rest of the world — battles an already frightening health crisis, many of those struggling with addiction recovery have been left feeling anxious and forgotten as the public is told to stay indoors and self-isolate — practices addiction experts, under typical circumstances, warn against. 

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Peabody pantry is a haven from hunger in troubled times

By Thor Jourgensen | April 3, 2020

PEABODY — Citizens Inn Haven from Hunger retooled its Willis Street pantry to get food into local hands, while maintaining coronavirus social distancing protocols. 

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