Thursday, March 25, 2021

MA State News: Gov Baker no mandate now for vaccinations; Duxbury football coach fired

"Baker not interested in vaccine mandates – for now"

"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER isn’t interested in requiring public-facing employees to get vaccinated, at least right now. And he’s got a problem with public officials who use their position to cut the vaccine line.

In an interview Wednesday on the Boston Public Radio show, Baker said he wouldn’t favor a mandate requiring members of the State Police, correctional officers, nursing home workers and other public-facing employees to be vaccinated in order to perform their duties.

“I don’t think you should put somebody in a position where they have to choose between a vaccine that they may be very concerned about taking for some very good reasons and their jobs, at least at this point in the process,” Baker said. “I want to concentrate on getting people vaccinated first.”

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"Duxbury football coach fired over team’s use of anti-Semitic terms in recent game"
"The longtime head coach of the Duxbury High School football team, Dave Maimaron, was fired Wednesday, as the fallout widened from disclosures that his players used Holocaust-related language and Jewish words to call plays during a recent game.

The school’s upcoming game against Hingham was also canceled, along with upcoming junior varsity and freshman games, and the Duxbury school district hired an outside investigator to examine what happened. It’s unclear if or when the team’s season will resume.

“We want to be perfectly clear that we recognize how serious this is, and it is getting our undivided attention,” said Superintendent John Antonucci in a letter to the community announcing the district’s response."
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