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Warren calls for universal COVID-19 testing of all incarcerated individuals and staff at Federal prisons

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) urging the BOP to immediately conduct universal COVID-19 diagnostic testing of all incarcerated individuals and correctional staff-including those at privately-managed facilities-and to publicly release comprehensive data on the number of …

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OPINION: An open letter to the New Bedford community by High School Upperclassmen: what we need from our educational experience amidst COVID-19

Ashley Cowles is a graduating senior at New Bedford High School and wrote this op-ed on distance learning from a student perspective. To reinforce her own fears about education during COVID-19, she gathered student perspectives on distance learning. Given the inconsistencies in education students are experiencing through distance learning, she …

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SNAP recipients can now buy groceries online

Colin A. Young State House News Service After securing the go-ahead from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and running tests on the system, the Department of Transitional Assistance announced Friday that Massachusetts residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can now buy groceries online through Amazon and Walmart …

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