WBUR reports Boston will pay for a review of just what happened between Dennis White and his wife back in 1999, quotes the soon-to-be-former hizzonah as saying his vetting "admittedly should have been more thorough."
Katie Trojano at the Dorchester Reporter has been livetweeting Marty Walsh's confirmation hearings as the next labor secretary and reports on a Republican senator trying to blindside Marty Walsh as an elitist East Coast lib with one of those old Andy Hiller-type questions: Read more.
The Globe reports Mayor Walsh put Police Commissioner Dennis White - who took office on Monday - on leave after its reporters began asking about domestic-violence allegations against White dating to 1999.
Walsh appointed White last week to replace William Gross, who retired Friday with just one day's public notice.
Mayor Walsh said today the city will eliminate its 9:30 p.m. curfew on "public facing" businesses on Monday. However, Walsh said other extra restrictions enacted as numbers rose late last year will remain in effect until at least next week, when city officials meet to reevaluate Covid-19 numbers. Read more.
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.
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.
Mayor Walsh announced today that because of a citywide Covid-19 positive test rate of 8.8% and an ICU bed occupancy rate of 93%, the city will be extending bans on gyms, bowling alleys and museums - along with reduced capacity limits for restaurants, offices and houses of worship, until Jan. 27. Read more.
With Covid-19 numbers continuing to rise, Mayor Walsh said today he's rolling the city back to an earlier time in the pandemic and ordering that a variety of indoor facilities and outdoor tours be shut for three weeks starting Wednesday. Read more.
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.
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.