Page Updated: Friday, April 03, 2020 4:09 PM ET

Boston Globe - Top Stories

Dow closes slightly down Friday as businesses halt amid coronavirus outbreak

1 minute ago

Federal aid for small business off to a slow start -- Banks said they have not had much time to prepare for the flood of requests from companies hurt by the coronavirus shutdown.

1 minute ago

Boston launches fund to aid renters affected by coronavirus job cuts - Starting Monday, the Office of Housing Stability will make $3 million available to lower- and middle-income households struggling to pay rent

1 minute ago

Sunday Hockey Notes | Matt Porter -- Talk about a fantasy draft: Here are the ultimate cap-era Bruins teams -- We put together two teams of players who were here since 2005-06, and stayed within salary-cup guidelines.

1 minute ago

High schools | Girls' basketball -- Why Noble & Greenough's Caroline Ducharme committed to UConn for 2021 -- Junior guard from Milton, the state's Gatorade Player of the Year, averaged 24.8 points, 14 rebounds and 6.0 assists at Nobles.

1 minute ago

Baker details plans to step up efforts to trace contacts of coronavirus patients

1 minute ago

Can the president cancel the 2020 election over coronavirus?

8 hours ago

Germany and France blame Americans for playing dirty over masks

1 minute ago

Baker should account for what he keeps open

1 minute ago

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - State's top court calls for potential release of prisoners being held for trial to ease 'coronavirus crisis' Jail detainees charged with with certain crimes, including those involving the threat or use of violence, are excluded.

1 hour ago

Governor Baker is launching a major effort to trace infected people's contacts. Some say it might be too late

24 minutes ago

Live Updates -- Maine reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases; James Taylor postpones June 21 Fenway concert -- Here are recent updates on what's happening in New England, the United States, and around the world.

1 hour ago

Anyone who will be in close proximity to Trump, Pence, will be given rapid COVID-19 test

1 hour ago

How accurate are coronavirus tests? Doctors raise concern about 'false-negative' results - This phenomenon of "false negatives" is not new; no medical test is 100 percent accurate, but the stakes here are incredibly high.

1 hour ago

RENÉE GRAHAM -- Will coronavirus erase the stigma of sick days?

2 hours ago

IDEAS | Pagan Kennedy -- We need a coronavirus czar around here

2 hours ago

Peter B. Bach -- Ban alcohol sales during the pandemic

23 hours ago

See all coronavirus coverage

20 days ago

Sign up for 'Coronavirus Now'

18 days ago

The latest numbers

11 days ago

How to help

18 days ago

Tell us your questions & stories

11 days ago

Five of the world's best museums you can visit from your phone or computer

5 hours ago

10 VR adventures that take you around the world

1 hour ago

BAA donates medical supplies, $100,000 to help fight coronavirus

1 hour ago

Here's a workout from Julian Edelman's virtual fitness class

1 hour ago

Golfers are sneaking into closed courses around Massachusetts to play

1 hour ago

Three Mass. men cited for playing golf in R.I., violating state order

1 hour ago

From CVS to Walgreens, pharmacy workers seek protection against coronavirus in their stores -- Drug stores have become a "hub for sickness instead of a hub for wellness," says one pharmacist.

2 hours ago

Amid outbreak, state moves COVID patients from Chelsea Soldiers' Home -- State officials have begun transferring veterans who've tested positive for COVID-19 at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home to a newly converted ward at the Bedford VA Medical Center, where several more are expected to arrive Friday, officials said.

2 hours ago

Half the Rhode Islanders who have died from the coronavirus lived in nursing homes, Raimondo says

44 minutes ago

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home or longterm care facility? Tell us about their conditions

4 hours ago

State's largest construction union calls for a Monday walkout over coronavirus concerns -- It's the strongest move yet by construction unions worried about safety on job sites, where workers often share trailers, portable toilets, and close quarters

2 hours ago

After instructing employees to wrap their hands in plastic bags and go back to work, GameStop shuts down Mass. stores

1 hour ago

Jeneé Osterheldt - She's young and healthy. But the coronavirus doesn't check IDs - Nancy Fields has been sick for 17 days, but was only able to get tested on March 30, after nearly two weeks of fevers, sore throat, diarrhea, and the one thing she still has: a cutting, dry cough.

1 hour ago

New York's staggering coronavirus outbreak, in five charts

7 days ago

How overwhelmed could New England hospitals become? Explore maps of different scenarios

8 days ago

The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country. Here's how we got there

7 days ago

The latest coronavirus numbers from Massachusetts

24 days ago

The coronavirus tracker

7 days ago

These maps track the path of coronavirus

28 days ago

The race to develop a coronavirus test in a New Hampshire hospital

2 hours ago

Love Letters -- I daydream about her on dates with other women

6 hours ago

Blind date: 'I wasn't sure at first if she was into me or just a very friendly person'

6 hours ago

Miss Conduct -- Advice: Is it OK to admit I don't mind sheltering in place?

6 hours ago

Lawsuit against Red Sox, Astros, and MLB dismissed

24 minutes ago

Flooding and damaging winds hit coastal Massachusetts Friday, but no injuries reported

24 minutes ago

WEEI, 98.5 The Sports Hub owners will implement pay cuts, layoffs, and furloughs

6 hours ago

Kids and the coronavirus: what you need to know

16 days ago

How to apply for unemployment benefits in the era of coronavirus

15 days ago

Yes, you can still get a package delivered. Just wash your hands, expert says

16 days ago

A coronavirus-inspired window sing-along version of 'Sweet Caroline' springs up in Boston

18 hours ago

I tried to go 24 hours without touching my face. I made it 18 minutes

18 hours ago

Access to this important coronavirus content is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

16 days ago

Sign up for our Cooking From Home newsletter - What do we cook during trying times? How do we think about food? For answers to these questions, along with plenty of delicious recipes, sign up for Cooking From Home, a two-week newsletter from food critic Devra First about cooking during coronavirus, starting this week.

12 days ago

Globe Magazine - 75+ things to do while coronavirus has you stuck at home - If cabin fever is setting in, try these options for fun, self-improvement, and some stress relief.

5 hours ago

Her husband is hospitalized in a coma with coronavirus. She's 7 1/2 months pregnant and infected, too - With her husband, Ray, in a medically induced coma at Massachusetts General Hospital, Urzsula Osborne is at home in Quincy, battling her own debilitating case of coronavirus and trying to care for their 3-year-old son.

1 hour ago

A special thank you to our readers. We have your back through this crisis.

7 hours ago

The Easter Bunny is an 'essential worker,' Governor Raimondo tells kids

1 day ago

What we learned from each of the battleground states we visited ahead of the 2020 election -- Who will win in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin next year? The Globe's D.C. bureau spent time reporting in these crucial battleground states. This is what they found.

3 months ago

Trump's evangelical support mystifies his critics, but in Wisconsin, it looks stronger than ever -- The president's personal behavior and some of his core political beliefs, including his hostility toward refugees, seem at odds with the major tenets of Christianity. But Trump's bond with evangelicals has proven to be remarkably resilient.

4 months ago

Trump promised Wisconsin's farmers his trade wars would pay off. They're still waiting

4 months ago

A Pennsylvania roofer loved Bill Clinton and voted for Obama. Here's how Trump lured him from the Democrats

4 months ago

Prayers in Vegas, slumped shoulders in N.H. — inside the final days of Warren's campaign - Elizabeth Warren reflected on what was happening in a series of behind-the scenes interviews with the Globe in the final month of her campaign.

19 days ago

Education -- The Great Divide -- A new Globe initiative exploring the deep inequalities in our public education system, examining both the challenges and possible solutions to creating equal opportunity for all students.

4 months ago

Sign up for The Great Divide newsletter

4 months ago

Seeing Red: A Globe Spotlight report on Boston's crippling traffic - We endure some of the nation's worst rush hour traffic. Our aging transit system is maddeningly unreliable. It is a crisis — a very slow moving crisis — that puts our region's economic prosperity at risk. Who is to blame? Can anything be done? The Globe Spotlight Team investigates.

1 month ago

At the edge of a warming world -- On Cape Cod, climate change is already terrifyingly real -- Come with us as we explore the Cape to better understand what climate change is doing here, what it means for the future of this beloved place, and what the cost of inaction might be.

4 months ago

LETTERS -- From the now-ill-fated Zaandam cruise ship back to Boston, just missing the worst of it

12 hours ago

Dan Gardner -- We're not 'Contagion' — disasters like the coronavirus bring out the best in people

2 hours ago

Scot Lehigh -- Since clueless governors won't act, Trump needs to issue a national stay-at-home order

11 hours ago

Diane Hessan -- Trump's leadership on the coronavirus — horrendous or outstanding?

1 day ago

LETTERS -- Postcards from the pandemic

16 days ago

IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG -- 'The strong get stronger': The coronavirus pandemic will exacerbate some of the most worrisome trends in American life — unless we take action

6 days ago

Life during the coronavirus pandemic

3 days ago

Surf's up in Narragansett: Riders are social distancing themselves on the waves

7 days ago

17 PHOTOS OF THE CORONAVIRUS'S EFFECT AROUND THE WORLD

16 days ago

Photos: Tom Brady's 20-year career with the Patriots

17 days ago

Dave Epstein - The dreary weather will slowly improve this weekend - Cold and wet weather is never fun but it's even less tolerable in the age of the coronavirus, when we're all stuck inside and would like to get out even for a short amount of time each day.

1 hour ago

Nearly $1 billion coming to Mass. for MBTA, other transit agencies

2 hours ago

Sign up for Boston, Briefly

9 months ago

Listen to our "Readout LOUD" podcast

9 months ago

Subscribe to STAT Plus

9 months ago

Coronavirus survives on surfaces up to 72 hours. Here's how to protect yourself

15 days ago

'It's been kind of rough': Seattle ICU nurse shares her experience treating Covid-19 patients

15 days ago

WHO to launch multinational trial to jumpstart search for coronavirus drugs

15 days ago

Will immune therapies for the coronavirus be ready in time?

15 days ago

Supreme Court postpones April arguments because of coronavirus

24 minutes ago

Perspective -- What the US will be like after we conquer the coronavirus

2 days ago

Connections -- A taste of my Italian family's grace and humor in the time of coronavirus

2 days ago

Dispatches from the Edge -- At risk populations: 'What helps is feeling like you're not going it alone'

2 days ago

Dispatches from the Edge -- My 46-hour hunt for toilet paper

4 days ago

WNBA postpones start of season, set for May 15, due to coronavirus

2 hours ago

Sports, like the rest of life, will never be the same again

44 minutes ago

Daughter, grandson of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend missing in Chesapeake Bay

1 hour ago

Brooke Baldwin becomes 2nd CNN on-air person diagnosed with coronavirus

24 minutes ago

UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19

19 hours ago

US proposes transitional government for Venezuela, without Maduro or Guaidó

19 hours ago

Why Asia's new coronavirus controls should worry the world

22 hours ago

Watch live: N.Y. Governor Cuomo gives an update on New York's coronavirus crisis

5 hours ago

These companies almost make working from home fun

44 minutes ago

Handel and Haydn Society hires Reggie Mobley to diversify its season: 'People are getting bored hearing the same composers'

4 hours ago

7 VIRTUAL TOURS THAT CAN TAKE YOU THERE

4 hours ago

Lost wages. Broken dreams. Tales from inside the restaurant trenches

5 hours ago

Marijuana companies are making hand sanitizer to donate to local hospitals

44 minutes ago

Eleven senators, including Markey, push to let marijuana businesses access federal loan programs

1 hour ago

Backers for Arizona initiatives, including marijuana legalization, want to gather signatures online

6 hours ago

A quarter million Americans could die from the coronavirus. Maybe more. How do we absorb that much death?

1 hour ago

Time to help house health care workers

2 hours ago

Chapter 7: The Ghosts of Quarantine Future

23 hours ago

Chapter 6: Cabbage, a love story

23 hours ago

How the Pine Street Inn feeds Boston's frightened homeless

1 day ago

Heading outdoors for home-school history lessons

1 day ago

Spend time at home planning for your next adventure

1 day ago

TaraShea Nesbit on reading history, poetry, and fairy tales during the pandemic

22 hours ago

In Anne Tyler's 'Redhead by the Side of the Road,' a quiet life, interrupted

22 hours ago

With 'Memory Eaters,' author Elizabeth Kadetsky releases family secrets

1 day ago

'And Then We Danced' stages a pas de deux with a difference in Tbilisi

1 day ago

The movies of 1970 were a ball of confusion

1 day ago

5 MOVIE THEATERS, 3 NIGHTS, 2 AFTERNOONS

1 day ago

HBO opens up the vaults, offers 500 free hours of streaming select series

1 hour ago

Two sitcoms depart, and it's like saying goodbye to family

4 hours ago

Brady and Mickelson, Manning and Woods to team up for coronavirus relief

23 hours ago

Alone at home, until Dua Lipa brings the party

6 hours ago

When music lessons move to Zoom: 'There have been some surprising benefits'

16 hours ago

Adam Schlesinger: 1967-2020

1 day ago

Boston theaters foresee dramatic changes once the coronavirus crisis subsides

15 hours ago

10 hilarious comedy shows taped in Boston that you can watch right now

1 day ago

Some Boston theaters are finding new ways for audiences to get in the act

1 day ago

Get crafty with your holiday shopping at local fairs

4 months ago

Hardiest hikers, campers don't come in from the cold

4 months ago

Should Massachusetts exempt police body camera footage from state public records law?

4 months ago

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

1 day ago

Tomie dePaola, 85, creator of gently humorous picture books,

1 day ago

Michael Sorkin, who championed social justice via architecture, dies at 71 from COVID-19

2 days ago