Author Archives: Doug MacGunnigle

Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia guilty of corruption

Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia guilty of corruption

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted Friday of stealing money from investors in his start-up to bankroll his lavish lifestyle and soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors who wanted to operate in…MORE

CDC eases up guidance on indoor, outdoor mask-wearing

CDC eases up guidance on indoor, outdoor mask-wearing

In a striking move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The CDC will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds.MORE

Experts, advocates suggest outdoor mask mandates be lifted

Experts, advocates suggest outdoor mask mandates be lifted

Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health in Providence, Rhode Island, tweeted Sunday that wearing masks indoors should still be required, but said outdoor infections are rare and mostly tend to happen when large groups gather in confined spaces for long periods of time.MORE

Hummel Report: The Breaking Point

Hummel Report: The Breaking Point

A year after the city’s former mayor sold a new firefighters’ contract in part on the promise it would save $600,000 the first year – the department has run more than $1 million in the red, largely because of a steep overtime tab that saw the top earner make $316,000 last year. Jim Hummel sits down with the fire chief to see what the department is doing about it.MORE

Bryant University to discontinue Confucius Institute affiliation

Bryant University to discontinue Confucius Institute affiliation

Bryant University in Smithfield will end its relationship with the Confucius Institute, a Chinese government-funded program that has come under increased scrutiny by intelligence agencies in the United States, according to an email from the university’s president to faculty and students obtained by WPRO’s Gene Valicenti on Monday.MORE

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