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By adamg - 3/29/20 - 8:23 pm

The Cambridge Public Health Department reported tonight that a man in his 80s who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 died from complications of the infection. A total of 70 Cambridge residents have tested positive for the virus.

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 - 3/26/20 - 3:10 pm

Biogen, yes, that company, will be one of two companies to work with a California startup that says it has discovered a possible molecule that could be used to fight Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:42 pm
Swans off Dorchester

Kelly Lewis spotted a pair of swans doing some social distancing off the Expressway in Dorchester today.

Meanwhile, over in Cambridge yesterday, Barb spotted a pair of turkeys who know that they now rule the roost outdoors, at least on Bellevue Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 10:08 pm

Cambridge officials today announced a ban on reusable bags at stores in the city in an effort to protect store workers from getting infected by customers. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/23/20 - 11:39 am

The Cambridge Science Festival, originally scheduled for April 17-26, will not take place this year.

By Ron Newman - 3/23/20 - 5:52 am

The CambridgeSide shopping mall has entirely closed "through at least March 29", except for curbside pick-up at both Best Buy and The Cheesecake Factory.

Earlier: Copley Place and all other Simon Malls are closed, too.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 2:10 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of 15 minutes on the Red Line due to a train that joined the choir eternal near Harvard.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 9:11 pm

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis. DePasquale announced today they're signing contracts with several restaurants in Harvard and Central squares to cook meals for the city's homeless population, at a time when local homeless shelters are having trouble with staffing for their own kitchens. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 10:51 am

Cambridge Day reports the city's ban on "personal care" facilities starts Monday due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 8:50 am

The Harvard Crimson reports.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 9:38 am

State Rep. Mike Connolly (Cambridge and Somerville) yesterday asked his colleagues to step up the state's game against Covid-19 and get the state to order residents to stay inside except when absolutely necessary: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 7:41 pm

Cambridge announced today it's temporarily banning construction due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 3:23 pm

Cambridge Police report a local woman suffered serious injuries in a crash on Sparks Street that also sent her passenger to the hospital early yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 9:16 am

Cambridge yesterday announced four more residents have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the city's total to seven cases.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 2:49 pm

The MIT radio station announced it shut down at 2 p.m. today:

While this was a difficult decision for us to make, we are prioritising the health and safety of our members. We are continuing to work with MIT as a part of their response to COVID-19.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 4:14 pm

Andrew Facini was on hand for what might be "the closest thing to commencement they';re going to get this year:" Read more.

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