President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 task force boasts a number of impressive names, from former U.S Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and former FDA Commissioner David Kessler to Rick Bright, the former head of the vaccine-development agency BARDA, and Celine Gounder, a physician with long exper…

If you were thinking of taking a vacation in the midst of a pandemic — and who couldn’t use a vacation from this pandemic? — you might be disheartened by looking at the map of America as seen from Massachusetts.

Gov. Charlie Baker gets 10 days to absorb the police reform bill passed by the state House and Senate on Tuesday. He must decide whether to sign and make it law, send it back with changes for lawmakers to consider, or veto it entirely.

At some point next year, many residents from the region will starting slipping back into their cars or standing on the commuter rail platform to resume the trek to their workplaces in Greater Boston.

Editor’s Note: John Hancock, third governor of Massachusetts, issued this proclamation of a day of thanksgiving to be observed Dec. 11, 1783. It was issued following the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War, and the observance would roughly coincide with the British evacuation of New York.

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