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By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:26 am

WBZ reports the booth, based on a design from South Korea, lets clinicians examine and test people with Covid-19 symptoms from behind a polycarbonate shield, meaning they don't have to use a new set of increasingly rare personal protective equipment for each patient.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 9:46 pm

In the shoulder, behind 2030 Columbus Ave., around 9:20 p.m.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 11:59 am
Denuded saplings and possible porcupine lair

Denuded saplings and possible lair of the devilbeasts.

A horrified citizen has spent a couple days cataloging the damage being done to saplings in Franklin Park by what he says are porcupines on the munch - and is disputing the official city response that the damage is actually the work of "invasive rabbits," which, when you think of it, might be worse. Read more.

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 - 3/27/20 - 11:09 am
Ruggles turkeys

Billy spotted this juicy rafter on Ruggles Street, between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street in Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 6:02 pm

A large group practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center informed its physicians today that it's ending its contribution to their retirement fund, which had been equivalent to roughly 10% of their salaries, on April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 5:30 pm

Around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Schuyler Street, possibly as many as eight rounds. Spent shells were found at that intersection.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:25 am

The Bay State Banner reports on the impact on places like Codman Square and Grove Hall, where there are fewer people with the sort of jobs they can do at home.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 8:39 pm

WFXT reports that nine medical staffers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19 and that six healthcare workers at Tufts Medical Center tested positive.

WBZ reports Brigham and Women's and Mass. General have begun testing remdesivir as a possible treatment.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:00 pm
Guy hitting golf balls at Franklin Park

David Halbert spotted a guy playing some socially distant golf at Franklin Park this morning.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 8:59 am
Too much food

UPDATE, 10:40 a.m.: All the food is gone.

Adam Marks at the Roxbury YMCA reports:

We have food, so much food. EVERYTHING must go before noon today, can’t keep it over the weekend. Send everyone, take, share, pass out, disperse, donate, give to the homeless, families, kids, whatevs, come on over.

Roxbury YMCA, 285 MLK JR BLVD

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 9:39 am

The Joslin Diabetes Center reports that as a precaution, it cancelled all patient appointments today after learning an administrative worker - who had no patient contact - tested positive for Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 7:13 am
Warren Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire on the second floor of the building housing Ugi's Subs on Warren Street in Nubian Square did an estimated $250,000 in damage.

Firefighters responded around 5:30 a.m.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 4:49 pm
Remains of a house embedded in a tractor

Remains of a house embedded in the truck.

Live Boston reports that the driver of a tractor trailer slammed into several houses on Hampden Street near Dubois Street in Roxbury around 1 p.m. on Thursday. Boston EMS transported the injured driver to a local hospital, but no residents were hurt in the crash, in which the driver first crashed into a UPS truck before hitting the houses, Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 12:33 pm

ICNA Relief will distribute toilet paper and household cleaners to low-income families at a new "specialty pantry" at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury Crossing between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 1:46 pm

Adam Liberatore reports on an incident around 1 p.m. that shut the Orange Line.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:43 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's cancelled meetings tonight on the Better Bus Project at the Bolling Building in Roxbury, the Green Line Extension at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and a "public engagement" meeting at the Framingham Public Library, "out of an abundance of caution" over, well, you can guess what.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 9:14 am

Boston Police report arresting Sulayman Abdul-Shafi, 34, on charges he held up the Warren Food Mart, 394 Warren St. in Roxbury, at knifepoint around 9:25 a.m. on Feb. 22. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 2:45 pm
Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929.

Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929. See it larger.

StreetsBlogMass reports Boston transportation planners are looking at the idea of creating dedicated bus lanes down the center of Blue Hill Avenue - including stations along the way - as a way to improve service on the 28 line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 3:09 pm

Shattuck Street, a narrow street behind Brigham and Women's Hospital's main building, has been shut to allow for a temporary receiving area for as many as 60 people, likely from that Marriott Long Wharf meeting held last week by Cambridge's Biogen, to be tested for possible Covid-19 infection. Read more.

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