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By adamg - 3/29/20 - 10:53 pm

Just not enough social distancing going on, so the city "encouraged" Kelly's and other eateries along Revere Beach Boulevard to stop doing takeout and all agreed, the city reports.

Also, Mayor Brian Arrigo slowly drove along the beach with a bullhorn, yelling at people to keep their distance. The city reported 83 Covid-19 cases as of today, up from just 8 at the beginning of the week.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 8:59 pm
Before and after: What the company used to make and what it makes now

Before and after: What the company used to make and what it's making now.

In the Before Times, Dark Monk of Charlestown made equipment for certain types of performer - everything from juggling pins to flaming ropes and swords. But the company is now using its manufacturing know how to turn out some of the polycarbonate face shields that are in such high demand by medical professionals these days. Read more.

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 adamg - 3/29/20 - 6:33 pm

The Rev. Laura Everett was giving a Zoom sermon this morning for the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain on lessons from the death of Lazarus in the age of coronavirus when some racist and homophobic Zoombombers showed up. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 2:43 pm

Daniela Klaz and Deborah Karson have started #frontstepsproject to chronicle life on the steps of Jamaica Plain these days.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 12:36 pm

Boston tomorrow re-opens the long shuttered Kindred Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton to house homeless people in need of isolation who don't need more intensive hospital care - and will use a Suffolk University dorm for housing the homeless, Mayor Walsh said today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 12:20 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that after seeing reports on 311 about people continuing to play sports in city parks, workers have begun applying zip ties to basketball hoops in an attempt to dissuade players. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 10:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teens on charges they shot a man on Westville Street in Dorchester around 2 p.m., after possibly first shooting at but failing to hit somebody else in the Franklin Hill development about eight minutes earlier. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 9:23 pm

WBZ reports on a Covid-19 outbreak at Charlwell House in Norwood. WHDH reports Hebrew SeniorLife has been ordered to quarantine its entire Jack Satter House apartment building in Revere after seven residents were diagnosed, including one who died.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 4:53 pm

The Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square says it will close tomorrow with the hopes of re-opening May 2, "though this is subject to change."

At least six other Boston hotels have closed due to a Covid-19 health issues and the related collapse of the travel business.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 12:07 pm

Even as US Rep. Ayanna Pressley was reporting negative results on a Covid-19 test, former Roxbury councilor Tito Jackson was reporting he tested positive. And he has some advice: Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 10:44 am
Basketball at Peters Park in the South End

From a complaint about Peters Park yesterday.

Mayor Walsh may be hesitating to call out the parks around Boston where people are still un-social-distancing for basketball, street hockey, doggie butt sniffing and boozie parties, but concerned citizens with the 311 app on their phone are not. Even as Walsh was merely threatening to taunt basketball-playing would-be contagion spreaders mercilessly at a press conference yesterday, the city's 311 database was filling up with pleas to do something.

Some examples: Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:50 pm
Empty Newbury Street

Hank Layfield reports from Newbury Street tonight:

I never realized how wide this street actually is, never having seen it empty.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:19 pm

The Sheraton Boston Hotel on Dalton Street notified people with reservations today that it's closing until at least June 26 and says they can rebook at the nearby Marriott Copley Place: Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 2:35 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 3/27/20

Mayor Walsh said today that he's continuing to get reports of people congregating and playing sports in Boston parks and that while he's not ready to shut parks down, he's getting close to naming the parks in an attempt to shame people to knock it off. Read more.

By fishinguy - 3/27/20 - 1:59 pm

Please take care of your own shit bags during the COVID-19 crisis, we don’t need any more diseases or germs because of people’s laziness.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 12:11 pm

WBUR interviews Dr. Molly Hayes, a pulmonologist and director of the medical ICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

The reports from other countries were that this was happening mostly to older people who had illnesses to begin with. But we are seeing in Boston that this is happening to younger people who don't really have any predisposing illnesses like cardiac disease or cancers.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:47 am

At his daily press conference this morning, Gov. Baker urged people from away to stop coming here, but that if they do, to promptly put themselves away for at least 14 days - especially if they have symptoms. Read more.

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