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By adamg - 1/26/21 - 1:12 pm

The BAA announced today that God, Covid-19 and Gov. Baker willing, it will hold the 2021 Boston Marathon on Columbus Day - Monday, Oct. 11. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 10:29 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-26-21

Mayor Walsh said that with Boston Covid-19 numbers coming down - although still high - the city is ending restrictions on a variety of public facilities and activities. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 1:23 pm

A Lawrence man convicted for grabbing a man out of a car in Jamaica Plain and then holding him for ransom in Lawrence for several days in 2012 won't be getting a Covid-19-related "compassionate early release" from prison. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 10:14 am

WBZ talks to the head of Brigham and Women's infectious-disease division on why you should consider wearing two masks, now that that more contagious strain of Covid-19 is here.

By adamg - 1/24/21 - 1:40 pm

WBZ reports the Massachusetts Health Connector has extended enrollment through March 23. In the Before Times, enrollment ended in January.

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By adamg - 1/24/21 - 1:37 pm

The medical mecca of the universe has fallen behind other states in getting people vaccinated. Why, New Mexico has an online system that lets eligible people register for an appointment. Here? Local health officials are still sending data on paper.

Separately, the Globe notes the paucity of vaccination sites in heavily hit minority communities in Suffolk County.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 10:53 pm
View from the last ferry out of Charlestown

David Gregory snapped this view of downtown Boston from the last ferry out of Charlestown tonight, after which the T is shutting down the service because of Covid-19-related losses.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 11:58 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-22-21

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.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 11:03 am

A Randolph man who is charged as a pimp says he doesn't want to go to a hearing in his case because of the risk of Covid-19, but also says he doesn't want his hearing to be conducted on Zoom because it would violate his constitutional rights. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 3:12 pm

COVID-19 Update: January 21, 2021

WHDH reports Gov. Baker will lift the state's stay-at-home advisory on Monday because Covid-19 numbers are coming down. Also to be lifted: A 9:30 p.m. curfew for businesses such as restaurants.

The requirement that businesses restrict occupancy to 25% of their normal limits, however, will stay in place for another couple of weeks.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 9:33 am

WBUR spent time inside the Kitchen Cafe on South Street in its final days in the middle of a pandemic.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 3:45 pm

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council announced today it's called off the annual South Boston parade due to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 12:43 pm

Old South Church in the Back Bay will participate in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 this afternoon by tolling the Great Tower Bell. It's part of a national commemoration.

Old South Church member and MIT mathematician David Vogan will ring the 2,000-lb. bell, which sits at the top of the church's 246-foot tower.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:45 am

Berklee College of Music has rented 17 rooms at the Hynes Convention Center for students to use in a socially distanced sort of way for classroom and ensemble use. Read more.

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

Story updated: Although the woman is from Boston, she was only here for a couple of hours before flying out.

A Boston woman who flew back to Boston from the United Kingdom on Jan. 3, then flew to another state, is the first Massachusetts resident to be diagnosed with the new strain of Covid-19 that spreads even more quickly than the ones we already had, state and city officials announced tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 11:01 am
Man sought for tasing

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say whipped out a taser and used it on somebody who asked him to pull up his mask on a bus at Forest Hills station around 2:10 p.m. on Dec. 24. Read more.

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 - 6:04 pm
Dead Red Line train at rush hour at Downtown Crossing

Door-impaired Red Line train at DTX at rush hour. Photo by Ben Chan.

Ben Chan reports he was on the Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing around 5:40 p.m. when a train pulled in and the doors on one car just wouldn't open and the driver ignored the herdette of people (like five people) banging on the train and waving at him and he just doesn't care and wants to keep going, schedules and all that, no doubt, before deciding this train is coming out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 3:48 pm
Some coronavirus numbers from the Deer Island treatment plant

Latest readings from the MWRA's southern sewer system.

The latest Covid-19 RNA readings from the MWRA's Deer Island treatment plant are out and not looking good: After a short stretch in late December where it looked like they were flattening or even coming down, they're once again on a near vertical rise, possibly foretelling yet another spike in Boston Covid-19 numbers. Read more.

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