In April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University. More than seven months later, it's been revealed that the legendary performer's donation helped fund Cambridge-based Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate. Katie Johnston reports.
'Every Dollar Counts': Dave Portnoy On Barstool Fund, Importance Of Helping Small BusinessesWBZ-TV’s Rachel Holt talks with Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy about the fund that has raised more than $25 million for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peter DeMarco, Husband Of Laura Levis, Speaks After 'Laura's Law' Was Signed By Gov. BakerDemarco spoke after Gov. Charlie Baker signed ‘Laura’s Law’ on Friday. The legislation requires the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to create regulations to improve hospital signs, lighting, and surveillance.
Sudbury's Chris Evans Reportedly In Talks To Reprise Captain America Role For MarvelWill Chris Evans be picking up his shield? A new report says the actor who grew up in Sudbury is in talks to play Captain America once again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Katie Johnston reports.
Author Steven Hassan Discusses His New Book, 'The Cult Of Trump'Cult Expert Steven Hassan talks with WBZ-TV's Nick Emmons about his new book that weighs in on the behavior of violent supporters of President Trump.
Gov. Baker Confirms Massachusetts Will Send National Troops To D.C.In his press conference on Thursday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state will be sending personnel "as part of the force that they're putting together for the inaugural activities."
Kyrie Irving Reportedly 'Furious' At NetsThe Kyrie Irving saga in Brooklyn continues to get more and more interesting by the day. To the shock of no one in Cleveland or Boston, Irving is making life pretty difficult for his hometown Nets. Katie Johnston reports.
Health Chief Marty Martinez: 'I'm Absolutely Considering Running For Mayor'During a press conference on Thursday, Boston's Chief Of Health And Human Services Marty Martinez said he is considering running for Mayor with Marty Walsh having taken a position with the Biden administration.
'This Virus Will Not Beat Us': Mayor Walsh Thanks Bostonians For Resilience During PandemicDuring his press conference on Thursday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh thanked the people of Boston for their strength during the pandemic and said, "This virus will not beat us, will not beat the city.”
Web Extra: New Hampshire's Ice Castles Ready For Opening DayTake a look at New Hampshire Ice Castles just before opening day. Credit: Ice Castles
Gov. Charlie Baker Says Mass. Prisons, Group Homes, Shelters To Start COVID Vaccinations MondayIn his press conference on Wednesday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the details for vaccinations for residents and staff in congregate-care facilities, including residential facilities, shelter programs and corrections.
Banana Boat Ice Cream Shop Closing After 43 Years On Revere BeachAn ice cream shop with a presence on Revere Beach for decades is shutting down permanently. The Banana Boat, which ended its 2020 season in September, announced Tuesday it is closing after 43 years in business. Katie Johnston reports.
Baker: Mass. Vaccination Plan Aims To Preserve Health Care SystemGov. Charlie Baker said the state would look at the CDC's advice to allow vaccinations for everyone 65 and older.
Baker: Gillette Stadium Will Be State's First Mass Vaccination SiteGov. Charlie Baker said the first doses will be administered to first responders on Thursday.
Boston Metro Area Has Multiple 'Million-Dollar Cities' As Home Prices SoarA "pandemic-driven housing boom" is driving up home prices across America, and Boston is one of the most expensive markets in the country. Katie Johnston reports.
Mayor Marty Walsh Speaks After He Is Formally Nominated To Be Labor SecretaryBoston Mayor Marty Walsh thanked President-elect Joe Biden for the opportunity to serve the American people.
Biden Formally Introduces Marty Walsh As Labor Secretary NomineeBoston Mayor Marty Walsh was formally introduced as President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Labor Secretary.
How Does COVID-19 Pool Testing Work?Massachusetts schools will soon get COVID-19 pool testing. Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders explained how it worked Friday.
Baker Announces New Weekly COVID-19 Pool Testing Program For SchoolsThe governor said the testing should help get more students back in classrooms.
Study Finds Massachusetts Was Among Most 'Moved From' States In 2020More people packed up and got out of Massachusetts last year than those who moved in, according to a new study from a moving company. The Bay State is No. 8 on United Van Lines’ “Most Moved From States In 2020” list. Katie Johnston reports.
Boston Hospital Trial Will Study Vitamin D's Effectiveness Against CoronavirusA trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will study a “promising approach” to treating the coronavirus: taking Vitamin D. Katie Johnston reports.
State Upgrades COVID Vaccine Priority For Individuals Aged 75 And OlderThe change impacts about 170,000 people.
Raw Video: Leonardo DiCaprio Shoots Scene For Netflix Movie 'Don't Look Up' In BostonLeonardo DiCaprio shot a scene for his upcoming Netflix movie "Don't Look Up" in Boston Monday afternoon.
Gov. Baker Hopes 'Electors Do The Right Thing' Amid Push Back From TrumpGov. Charlie Baker said politicians on the federal level should be focused on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Massachusetts To Open 60 COVID Vaccination Sites For First RespondersGov. Charlie Baker said the vaccine will help protect first responders, who put their lives at risk daily.