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By adamg - 2/15/22 - 7:04 pm

A Massachusetts Appeals Court justice today extended her ban on the Wu administration's efforts to make city workers get Covid-19 shots by threatening their jobs, saying the requirement would cause the workers and their unions "irreparable harm" and that the city's public-health claims are overblown since most city workers are already vaccinated. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Teachers Union and the Wu administration have signed a "memorandum of agreement" under which teachers who refuse to go near a needle can keep working as long as they undergo two Covid-19 tests a week - and as long as Covid-19 infection rates are relatively low.

According to the mayor's office: Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 2:02 pm

WBZ reports Mayor Wu feels citywide Covid-19 numbers are still too high to warrant mask-optional schools.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 9:06 am

NBC Boston reports nurses and teachers who support vaccination wanted to counter the small group of noisy anti-vaxxers who show up there on the regular (and who then sometimes head for protests elsewhere, leaving one to wonder why they don't get jobs).

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 1:56 pm
Baker and flag

Baker to Wu: Tear down those mandates.

The City Council today agreed to hold a hearing on how the Wu administration is dealing with Covid-19, possibly as early as next week. Read more.

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By adamg - 2/8/22 - 4:46 pm

Mayor Wu today set up the criteria the city will use to end the current requirement that patrons and visitors to public indoor spaces, such as restaurants and gyms, have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination: Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 2:46 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to press Mayor Wu and her administration over its plans to force city workers to get Covid-19 shots - and the now active directive that restaurants check patrons' vaccine status. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 4:00 pm

A Massachusetts Appeals Court justice has order Boston not to carry out its Covid-19 vaccination mandate for city workers until she can review the situation. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/22 - 10:43 am

City Employee Vaccination Update - 1/24/22

Boston's Covid-19 testing positivity rate has fallen from a peak of roughly 32% a couple weeks ago to 18.9% on Friday, Dr. Bisola Ojiktu, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, said this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/22 - 2:30 pm

The Boston firefighters union is telling members today that the city has given employees yet another week to show proof they've gotten at least one Covid-19 shot and will not start putting the unvaccinated on leave until at least Jan. 31. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/22 - 8:29 pm

Update: A small group of protesters were back at the mayor's house this morning - with cowbells.

Boston Police will confiscate bullhorns and other noisemakers if the anti-vax protesters who have been gathering outside Mayor Wu's Roslindale home try to use them again, E-5 Capt. Darrin Greeley tonight told residents fed up with the noise and the effect on neighborhood children. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/22 - 10:15 pm

The Brigade of Angry Phlegm Spitters who now gather every morning outside Michelle Wu's house are not above taunting her young children.

In response to somebody who said Wu should stop calling the protests "hate," Wu responded today with some examples - including the particular taunt they used yesterday, on her birthday: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 3:48 pm
Alkins and Wu

Alkins and Wu. Photo via mayor's office.

Mayor Wu today announced her first appointment to the Boston School Committee: Stephen Alkins, the diversity, equity and inclusion officer at TERC, a Cambridge-based non-profit that focuses on STEM education, where he has worked to "help dismantle systemic inequities within STEM education, support youth STEM identity development, and engage and include underrepresented/marginalized communities in authentic, collaborative research experiences." Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/22 - 11:56 am

Mayor Wu said today that 83 people who had been living in tents along Methadone Mile have been placed in new, "low-threshold" housing - with heat, hot water and ready access to counseling and health services. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/22 - 11:43 am

Mayor Wu today announced a committee to help her select a new permanent police commissioner, something Boston has not had for nearly a year now. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/22 - 10:23 am
Wu swears in City Councilors

In a ceremony forced outside by Covid-19, Mayor Wu this morning swore in the 2022-2024 city council, including new at-large councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Erin Murphy and new district councilors Tania Anderson (Roxbury), Kendra Hicks (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill and Brian Worrell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale). Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 10:01 pm

In response to a photo of the longest line yet at the Anna Cole testing site in Jackson Square today (people started lining up more than an hour before it even opened), Mayor Wu tweeted tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 5:26 pm

WBZ reports that Mayor Wu is telling workers that as many as possible who can work at home will soon be doing that due to rising Covid-19 rates. Unlike in 2020, though, City Hall and city schools will remain open.

By adamg - 12/24/21 - 8:58 am

The Globe reports the dregs of the suburban earth have discovered Boston has a 311 system and so are taking a break from making death threats against Rachael Rollins to typing racist and misogynist "reports" about the mayor as fast as their stubby little fingers can race across their spittle-flecked keyboards - when they're not calling the number to yell at call takers. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 11:10 am

A Housing Court judge yesterday denied the city's request to let its pandemic-related ban on evictions continue as it appeals her earlier decision to dismiss the ban. Read more.

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