Mayor Walsh said today that work has started at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to create an area that can house up to 1,000 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 but who do not need more intensive hospital care. Read more.
Mayor Walsh said today that while he continues to want to keep parks open, he's instructed Parks workers to remove all street-hockey and tennis nets to encourage people to social distance, after a nice weekend during which many people didn't. Read more.
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.
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.
Mayor Walsh said today that officials have begun looking at how to use the South Boston convention center as a place to set up treatment stations and beds for Covid-19 patients, similar to the way New York City has been transforming its Javits convention center. Read more.
With hospitals running short of "personal protective equipment" for their medical staffs, Mayor Walsh today called on companies that do construction, asbestos removal and similar tasks donate the masks and respirators they might have on hand to hospitals, now that they are banned from doing any work in Boston, anyway. Read more.
Mayor Walsh has been holding his Covid-19 press conferences just outside the front doors to City Hall. Watching his pronouncements yesterday, Kate Norton, who knows something about the location from her days as Walsh's press secretary, couldn't help but notice the two Bostonians who ambled onto camera: Read more.
Mayor Walsh said today that the city is working closely with homeless organizations to ensure their clients continued to get services - and that they have already started watching out for any possible Covid-19 cases. Read more.
In his latest address on Covid-19 - which he gave alone from his office in City Hall instead of at a crowded press conference outside - Mayor Walsh pleaded with Bostonians, especially its younger residents, to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and to help their older relatives. Read more.
Mayor Walsh today ordered all construction companies to secure their sites and stop all work by Monday for at least two weeks and said both city libraries and community centers will be shut - libraries tonight, community centers on Wednesday - to try to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Read more.
Mayor Walsh announced tonight that several landlords have agreed to not evict tenants for at least 90 days or as long as the commonwealth is under a state of emergency due to Covid-19, and that a group representing Boston-area landlords is asking its other members to honor that commitment as well. Read more.
Mayor Walsh announced tonight he's ordering Boston Public Schools shut starting Tuesday. The closure will last through at least April 27, but Walsh said students could be called back earlier if things improve. Read more.
Three Boston residents, all in their 40s, have tested positive for Covid-19, which they apparently contracted while attending a meeting last week at the Marriott Long Wharf organized by Cambridge drug maker Biogen, Mayor Walsh and city Health and Human Services Chief Marty Martinez said today. Read more.
Mayor Walsh today signed an order that both aims to reduce the risk of more ethical and legal issues related to the projects Zoning Board of Appeal members vote on and to make it easier for the public to get a look in advance at upcoming proposals Read more.
Marty Walsh and the CEO and board of Tufts Medical Center will eat lunch at Jade Garden on Tyler Street today and then stroll around the neighborhood to show it's a fine place to go and to send a message to cut the crap about COVID-19 already, that you're no more likely to contract the virus in Chinatown than anywhere else in Massachusetts, which is to say hardly likely at all. Read more.