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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 adamg - 3/23/20 - 10:59 pm

What the World Needs Now - for Virtual Orchestra

On her way home to Florida from the end of on-campus life this year, Boston Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler came up with the idea of a virtual song, in which several dozen Conservatory and Berklee students videoed themselves playing "What the World Needs Now" and she put it all together in a single video.

H/t Shelley.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 10:47 pm

Scenery of Boston during the Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic Saturday 3/21/2020

So a videographer walked through the Common, the Public Garden and downtown today.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 8:52 pm
Man on a paddleboard in the Charles River

Neal Gaffey spotted this guy putting maximum distance between himself and pretty much everybody else today.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:06 pm
Boylston Street at 1:15 p.m.

If you've ever wanted to drive into the Back Bay to wander around the Public Garden or Boylston or Newbury streets, well, there's plenty of parking now.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 10:32 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. Boston firefighters found the driver on top of her car and got her out of the water.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 5:54 pm

Simon announced today that Copley Place, the Shops at Chestnut Hill, South Shore Plaza and 11 other malls it owns in Massachusetts will close tonight and stay closed through at least March 29 due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 9:54 am

On Gloucester Street in the Back Bay, with some modifications:

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 6:06 pm
Selling masks at $10 a pop in the Back Bay

Ari Ofsevit reports a couple of hazmat clowns are selling face masks on Boylston Street at Exeter - marked down to just $5 from the $10 one of them was selling masks for earlier.

About the Tennessee hand-sanitizer bros.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 10:40 am
Turkeys at the Prudential Center

Rob C. wonders if there's an omen involved with all these turkeys at the Prudential Center this morning.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 2:40 pm

Berklee announced today it plans "to transition to an online/remote learning mode by Monday, March 23, after spring break," while the New England Conservatory will take a similar step starting March 30.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 1:54 pm

With Jordan Hall closed to the public because of cornavirus concerns, Boston Baroque reports it's postponing its March performances of Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" and "Gloria" to a to-be-determined later date and cancelling it April performances of Handel's "Ariodante."

In a statement, Boston Baroque Executive Director Jennifer Ritvo Hughes said: read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 9:55 pm

NECANN, which last week said the pot show must go on, today announced its putting off its annual convention at the Hynes later this month: Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 9:44 pm

The New England Cannabis Convention announced today that it still plans to open on March 20 at the Hynes Convention Center, while the ACE Comic Convention said it is also still planning to open on March 20, at the South Boston convention center - but don't even think of hugging anybody once inside. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 12:37 pm

Organizers of one of the world's largest conferences on AIDS have announced this morning they're canceling the in-person conference that had been scheduled to start Sunday at the Hynes and will instead attempt to run all of its discussions online because of growing concerns over Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:59 pm

Organizers of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections said tonight their conference will open Sunday as scheduled - but with added precautions to protect some 4,000 attendees from any possible Covid-19 infection, and with a request that people from countries that have had outbreaks or who are immunocompromised or "fit into other high risk categories for serious disease if they acquire an infectious respiratory illness" stay home. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 8:45 pm
Marc Aaron Ross

Memorial photo of Ross on Boylston Street. Photo by Patrick Reardon.

Many Boylston Street regulars knew Marc Aaron Ross as that guy who always seemed to have a friendly or funny word as he sat on the street. Of course, Ross didn't just appear one day; he had a family, and when he died recently, they posted a remembrance - one that was quickly added to with memorials by people who would see him in the street.

By adamg - 3/1/20 - 1:35 pm

An international conference for researchers who study AIDS and related diseases is taking extra steps to protect attendees from Covid-19 - and has added a special session on the latest information on that virus, with a panel that includes a Chinese doctor who will talk via a videoconferencing link. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/20 - 3:09 pm
Furries outside Hermes on Boylston Street

Anusha Cicchetti caught a cavalcade of furries on Boylston Street today, here for the annual Anthro New England convention at the Park Plaza.

The line to get into Hermes, or just a stroll down Boylston Street, actually stretched all the way down the block: Read more.

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