Matt Stout

Matt Stout covers politics and government from the Globe’s State House bureau. A Connecticut native and Boston University graduate, he was a reporter at the Boston Herald for six years before joining the Globe in March 2018. He previously courts and crime for The Enterprise of Brockton, Mass., and was a sports reporter for the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin and ESPN Boston.

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Amid pandemic, state moving infected and non-infected alike from Chelsea Soldiers’ Home

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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.

15 reported dead in Norwood facility as nearly 80 nursing, assisted living centers battle coronavirus clusters

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State officials said Thursday they’ve identified outbreaks of the novel coronavirus at roughly 78 long-term care facilities across Massachusetts, providing the first broad look of how COVID-19 has invaded nursing homes and other centers housing the state’s most vulnerable population.

State hires former federal prosecutor to investigate as two more veterans die at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

By and , Globe Staff

Former federal prosecutor Mark Pearlstein will oversee an examination of the circumstances that led to at least 6 coronavirus-related deaths at the state facility.

Holyoke death toll rises to 13, as mayor accuses suspended Soldiers’ Home director of concealing deaths

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State and local officials did not learn until the weekend that a coronavirus outbreak at Holyoke Soldiers' Home had taken a deadly turn, Mayor Alex Morse said Tuesday.