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By adamg - 1/17/21 - 5:23 pm

The state Department of Public Health announced today that a Boston woman in her 20s who traveled to the United Kingdom came back with a case of that new strain of Covid-19 that spreads way more easily than the older ones that were already sparking widespread cases in the state. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 5:11 pm
Boston area at night from space

NASA's posted this photo of Boston at night taken from the International Space Station, as it passed 263 miles over the city.

H/t Michael.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 9:51 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a study by UMass Boston, which says the number is way higher among Black Bostonians: Some 50% say they have little or no interest in a shot. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 10:34 am

Marty Martinez, Boston's chief of health and human services, said today he's thinking of running to replace his current boss, Marty Walsh, when Walsh moves to Washington as labor secretary. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 10:25 pm

Update: BPD says he's been found and arrested.

Boston Police have put out an APB for Gary Zerola, 49, whom they say faces charges of rape and breaking and entering in the nighttime. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 3:15 pm

Tompkins (photo via Suffolk County Sheriff's Department).

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins announced today he won't be running for Boston mayor this year. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 3:08 pm

The Boston City Council today went on record unanimously calling for the removal of the man who is on the precipice of becoming the first president to ever be impeached twice. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 2:35 pm

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal to seek to eliminate a special election for mayor should Mayor Walsh leave for Washington before March 5, following a discussion today in which one councilor managed to insult three others. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 9:46 am

In e-mail to supporters this morning, at-large City Councilor Michael Flaherty said he is "keeping my options open" about running to replace Marty Walsh as mayor.

Flaherty, who ran for mayor against Tom Menino in 2009, then adds, though, that unlike certain other candidates he could name, he doesn't have a large war chest, so: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 8:38 pm


Mayor Walsh gave his final state-of-the-city address tonight, which you can watch above (or read the text of). He spent a fair amount of time addressing the challenges of the past year (Covid-19 and racial inequality), but he also said goodbye to the city he's led for seven years now as he gets ready to become Joe Biden's Secretary of Labor. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 8:20 pm

Matthew Sandofsky says his name is worth something, and that he's tired of Google making a profit off it, so he's suing the company for the $1,000 he says it owes him - and every other American whose names can be found on a search results page. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 2:33 pm

Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union today announced a deal by which all BPS schools would start re-opening for some students next month, with all kids returning to schools for part of their weeks by April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 11:06 pm
Segun Idowu's Twitter page

Enough people have asked Segun Idowu if he's running that he changed his Twitter handle.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 6:16 pm

Dan Rea reports that Boston Police Commissioner William Gross is pretty close to announcing a race for mayor this year. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:57 pm

The Boston Sun reports that Jon Santiago of the South End, just coming off his first term in the House of Representatives, is looking at maybe running for the mayor's chair that Marty Walsh could soon vacate. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/21 - 2:57 pm
Mayor Tobin at banquet for BC quarterback

Maurice Tobin at banquet for BC quarterback Chuckin' Charlie O'Rourke.

Assuming Marty Walsh is confirmed as Secretary of Labor, he'll join Maurice Tobin on the exclusive list of Boston mayors to serve in that post. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/21 - 12:08 pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren today endorsed City Councilor Michelle Wu for mayor in the fall, and maybe also the spring, elections. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/21 - 3:31 pm

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), hopes to start the ball rolling on getting the state Legislature to let Boston not have to hold three and possibly four mayor elections this year should Marty Walsh become labor secretary before March 5 - Covid-19 just makes that too damn risky to voters, not to mention expensive. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 1:45 pm

Politico reports Marty Walsh, a former union president, could be moving from Lower Mills to Washington soon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:51 am

In a press conference called to discuss Covid-19, but which he spent a fair amount of time addressing yesterday's failed coup in Washington - including calling for the immediate invocation of the 25th Amendment - Mayor Walsh said "numbers continue to grow in the wrong direction" for the virus in Boston. Read more.

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