It was Anthony's birthday today, but, of course, he couldn't have a party with his friends. So trucker friends of his father, Mike, who owns a Watertown towing company, got together behind the wheels of their rigs and gave him a parade. Read more.
The middle of a pandemic, when students and teachers are still getting used to doing things online, is no time to talk about what could be a fundamental restructuring of BPS, several city councilors say. The Dorchester Reporter has 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.
Some 28 school districts announced today they are closing until March 27 because of the Covid-19 threat and despite Gov. Baker's plea to stay open unless they have confirmed cases in students, parents or staffers - including Everett, which had earlier announced a 30-day shutdown. Read more.
Somerville announced tonight its shutting all of its public schools and library branches and the Somerville Boxing Club for a week after three residents linked to that Biogen meeting tested positive for Covid-19. Read more.
City Councilor Michelle Wu reports that School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius has directed schools to keep bathroom dispensers stocked with soap and paper towels - which many current and former students and parents will tell you has long been an issue - and to check the dispensers at least three times a day.