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By adamg - 3/29/20 - 2:43 pm

Daniela Klaz and Deborah Karson have started #frontstepsproject to chronicle life on the steps of Jamaica Plain these days.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 12:36 pm

Boston tomorrow re-opens the long shuttered Kindred Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton to house homeless people in need of isolation who don't need more intensive hospital care - and will use a Suffolk University dorm for housing the homeless, Mayor Walsh said today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 12:20 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that after seeing reports on 311 about people continuing to play sports in city parks, workers have begun applying zip ties to basketball hoops in an attempt to dissuade players. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 11:59 am
Denuded saplings and possible porcupine lair

Denuded saplings and possible lair of the devilbeasts.

A horrified citizen has spent a couple days cataloging the damage being done to saplings in Franklin Park by what he says are porcupines on the munch - and is disputing the official city response that the damage is actually the work of "invasive rabbits," which, when you think of it, might be worse. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 10:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teens on charges they shot a man on Westville Street in Dorchester around 2 p.m., after possibly first shooting at but failing to hit somebody else in the Franklin Hill development about eight minutes earlier. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 9:23 pm

WBZ reports on a Covid-19 outbreak at Charlwell House in Norwood. WHDH reports Hebrew SeniorLife has been ordered to quarantine its entire Jack Satter House apartment building in Revere after seven residents were diagnosed, including one who died.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 4:53 pm

The Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square says it will close tomorrow with the hopes of re-opening May 2, "though this is subject to change."

At least six other Boston hotels have closed due to a Covid-19 health issues and the related collapse of the travel business.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 1:48 pm
Stuck truck at entrance to Callahan Tunnel

You think MassDOT should put signs up warning truck drivers to ensure proper social distancing between the tops of their vehicles and river-road bridges and tunnel entrances? Kathleen Ferry captured the scene at the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel early this afternoon:

Truck blocking right lane entering Callahan tunnel. Didn’t hit it but can’t go forward. Might want to avoid for a bit

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 12:07 pm

Even as US Rep. Ayanna Pressley was reporting negative results on a Covid-19 test, former Roxbury councilor Tito Jackson was reporting he tested positive. And he has some advice: Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 11:55 am

Boston Police report arresting two 15-year-olds for trying to hold up two men walking down Minden Street, near Schiller Street, in Jamaica Plain Friday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 10:44 am
Basketball at Peters Park in the South End

From a complaint about Peters Park yesterday.

Mayor Walsh may be hesitating to call out the parks around Boston where people are still un-social-distancing for basketball, street hockey, doggie butt sniffing and boozie parties, but concerned citizens with the 311 app on their phone are not. Even as Walsh was merely threatening to taunt basketball-playing would-be contagion spreaders mercilessly at a press conference yesterday, the city's 311 database was filling up with pleas to do something.

Some examples:...

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By Ron Newman - 3/28/20 - 8:46 am

Mount Auburn Cemetery announced that it is closing to the public, effective this Monday, March 30. From that day forward, the gates will be open only from 4 to 6 pm, and only for the purpose of families visiting their loved ones' graves.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:50 pm
Empty Newbury Street

Hank Layfield reports from Newbury Street tonight:

I never realized how wide this street actually is, never having seen it empty.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:19 pm

The Sheraton Boston Hotel on Dalton Street notified people with reservations today that it's closing until at least June 26 and says they can rebook at the nearby Marriott Copley Place: Read more.

By TheDot - 3/27/20 - 4:53 pm

There are certainly more important subjects but does anyone know why the flag has not been up in Everett Square? Stay safe, folks.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 2:35 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 3/27/20

Mayor Walsh said today that he's continuing to get reports of people congregating and playing sports in Boston parks and that while he's not ready to shut parks down, he's getting close to naming the parks in an attempt to shame people to knock it off. Read more.

By fishinguy - 3/27/20 - 1:59 pm

Please take care of your own shit bags during the COVID-19 crisis, we don’t need any more diseases or germs because of people’s laziness.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 1:14 pm

Donrick Pond sent a drone up to investigate: Read more.