Shake Shack is returning a $10 million federal loan after the Paycheck Protection Program that was meant to help small businesses ran out of money in less than two weeks of operation. The burger chain and other large businesses were able to get the money because the program covers any company with fewer than 500 workers in a single location.
The high school senior sitting across from Franciene Sabens was in tears over the abrupt amputation of her social life and turmoil at home. Because of the coronavirus, there will be no prom, no traditional send-off or ceremony for the graduates of Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Ill. And Sabens, one of the school's counselors, could not give the girl the one thing Sabens' gut told her the teen needed most.
"I want to hug them all, but I really wanted to hug that one," Sabens remembers.
Every third Monday of April, Boston and its western suburbs transform into a racecourse.
The city shuts down as the Boston Marathon, maybe the most prestigious long-distance foot race on the planet, takes over. Road shoulders and sidewalks become a 26.2 mile-long grandstand stretching from Hopkinton to Copley Square.
The marathon has been a part of the city's lore since 1897. Since then, there has always been a race in April commemorating Patriot's Day.