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By adamg - 11/25/20 - 1:37 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-25-20

Mayor Walsh said today that the percentage of people testing positive on Covid-19 tests had dropped to 4% for the week ending Nov. 20 over the week before, the first time numbers have dropped in at least five weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:23 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-17-20

Mayor Walsh said that with Covid-19 numbers rapidly increasing in Boston, he's begun to consider whether Boston needs to follow other cities, most recently Philadelphia, and shut restaurant indoor dining again - although he added we're not quite at that point yet and Bostonians can still turn things around the way they did earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tiday.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 11:42 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-2-20

Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross said today police presences will be ramped up over the next few days to deal with any potential consequences of Tuesday's election. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/29/20 - 2:29 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 10-29-20

Mayor Walsh today urged all Bostonians to get tested for Covid-19 even if they have no symptoms and haven't been to any gatherings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 2:36 pm

Boston is asking a federal judge to order a Lowell guy who claims a North Adams address to reimburse it for the legal costs of rebutting his "frivolous" lawsuit over comments Mayor Walsh made before white supremacists held a tiny little protest on the Common while surrounded by tens of thousands of protesters. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 4:31 pm

A North Adams man who claims he lost his job because of Marty Walsh's statements urging rightwingers not hold a rally on the Common days after other rightwingers went on a violent rampage in Charlottesville, VA in 2017 had his $100-million libel case thrown out in state court. Now he's trying again in federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/20 - 1:27 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 10-13-20 (with Sign Language)

Mayor Walsh said today that city health, police and parks officials are readying a system to crackdown on violations of state and city Covid-19 regulations that will likely include increased checks of both local businesses and private parties, a new fine system and, if that isn't enough, new shutdowns of parks with repeated problems. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/20 - 1:11 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that he and BPS officials will decide this weekend whether to further postpone the return of additional students to schools, based on latest city Covid-19 numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 3:45 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 10-13-20

Mayor Walsh said today he agrees with recommendations of a police-accountability task force and will work to set up a new office with a civilian review board that can investigate complaints against police officers - with the power to subpoena both officers and documents. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 10:55 am

Update: Jogger Bena Apreala now represented by the ACLU.

At a press conference mainly about Covid-19 this morning, Mayor Walsh blasted both the three chest fanny-pack wearers who tried to interrogate a Black jogger on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury yesterday and ICE's refusal to confirm or deny if they were ICE agents. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 10:20 am

Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the start of the "hybrid" model for most Boston public-school students has been delayed at least a week, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22, because of a testing positivity rate citywide that now exceeds 4% for the first time since early June. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 11:59 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 9-25-20

Mayor Walsh said today that Boston's positive Covid-19 test rate jumped to 3.5% for the week ending Sept. 26, up from 2.7% the week before - and that the rates in East Boston, 02125 in Dorchester and 02121 in Dorchester and Roxbury are now at 7%. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 12:35 pm

At a press conference today, a reporter asked Mayor Walsh for his comments on City Councilor Andrea Campbell's announcement that she's running for his job in next year's election. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 12:20 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 9-25-20

Mayor Walsh told people heading to Nubian Square for a planned Breonna Taylor protest at 6 p.m. that they best way to protest is peacefully. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:39 am

WGBH reports that polling it had done in the days before Michelle Wu formally announced she was running for mayor next year showed Mayor Walsh with a big lead - but that Wu was leading in West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, which would roughly mirror the results of the 2013 race, in which Walsh beat John Connolly to replace Tom Menino.

By adamg - 9/7/20 - 1:48 pm

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh himself made the announcement, saying Wu told him of her plans in a phone call yesterday. The Globe says a Wu spokesperson did not confirm that, "but took pains not to deny it."

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 3:17 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 7/31/20

Mayor Walsh and School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said today they are continuing to look at a "hybrid" school re-opening, in which students would split days between in-school and at-home learning, but that parents will have the chance to opt out completely and stick with remote learning over Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 11:12 am

Mayor Walsh announced today that Boston has won state approval for its Community Choice Electricity program, under which the city will pay for electricity from renewable-power and lower-carbon generators for re-sale to city residents and businesses, helping curb the city's overall carbon emissions and possibly save consumers some money. Read more.

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