MassDOT announced today it's re-opening the HOV lane on I-93 southbound to help deal with the congestion that's been returning to local highways since the spring - after the Conservation Law foundation threatened a lawsuit. Read more.
The Tufts Daily reports the university today told students attending classes in person that they can only leave their dorms - or off-campus apartments - to "attend class, seek medical care, go to or from their jobs, pick up food, get a COVID-19 test or exercise outdoors." Read more.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
WBZ reports on the Covid-19 deaths at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center. WCVB reports on an outbreak at the Quincy Walmart that has left one worker dead, several days after the Worcester Walmart was also shut because of an outbreak among employees.
Tufts Daily reports on planning by the university to provide dorm rooms to hospital patients who don't need ICU-level care - and for medical professionals on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis who don't want to expose their family members to the risk of infection.
In 2015, a man wearing a GPS device as a condition of bail on a Boston drug charge was arrested for an armed home invasion in Medford after police there asked the operators of a state GPS database if anybody in it had a GPS pinged from the location of the home invasion and his info showed up. Read more.
Tufts University President Tony Monaco announced tonight that students will get an extended spring break starting this weekend- and that classes will be taught online only starting March 25. Read more.
Jonathan pulled in behind this guy at a gas station on the Fellsway in Medford this morning. Once the guy got out, did he clear the roughly eighth of an inch of obscuring snow off his rear window? No. He got the gas going, then got back into his nice, warm, still running car.
The Conservation Law Foundation yesterday sued the Encore Boston Casino and four bus companies over casino shuttle buses it charges were allowed to idle for more than the state-allowed five minutes at locations in Everett and Medford, including the Wellington T stop. Read more.
A lawyer who successfully argued his client was owed damages after biting into a tooth-destroying bit of bone in a hamburger at a Medford Wendy's went too far in a closing argument that urged the jury to strike a blow against big corporations everywhere and protect the little people, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today. Read more.
These crimes seem to be occurring in the overnight hours under the cover of darkness in various parts of the city. We ask those of you that own Honda Accords and neighbors of those to be extra vigilant in watching for strange cars or people that may be casing a car in your neighborhood.