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By adamg - 4/2/20 - 11:27 pm
Unzipped basketball hoop

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about the situation at Murray Field in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:06 pm
Chinatown Gate emtpy due to coronavirus

Brian K. Sullivan had no company as he approached the Chinatown Gate tonight.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:55 pm

Starting tomorrow, DCR is closing the parking areas and spaces along the water from Constitution Beach in East Boston to Castle Island and down to Wollaston Beach because too many people were showing up at the beaches and not spacing themselves out enough.

Affected areas: Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:41 pm

Deno's Pizza and Subs on Centre Street has announced it's closed for now:

For the safety of our customers, employees and families we are currently closed.
We’ll see you soon....

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 6:17 pm
Plane with masks has landed

Patrick posted photos of the Patriots 767 carrying hundreds of thousands of N95 masks at 6:05 p.m.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 3:05 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/2/20

Mayor Walsh said today that while most Bostonians are taking social distancing to heart, there are still too many people clustering together at local parks, beaches and stores, and that as an anticipated surge of cases approaches the state, he's going to be watching carefully and doing what he feels he has to to curb the virus, and that if he changes his mind, it could be within a couple days. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 2:44 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 2:01 pm

COVID-19 Update: April 2, 2020

At his daily press conference today, Gov. Baker said he managed to keep all those Chinese N95 masks out of federal hands by calling their shipment a "private humanitarian mission" and enlisting the help of the Kraft family, who sent their football team's jet over to China to pick them up. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 12:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk breaks the news that a Chelsea company has managed to import some cases of Heady Topper and Focal Banger to the Boston area.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 12:36 pm

A man who has already received $5.5 million for traumatic brain injuries suffered in a fight that started as an argument over a bar stool at Sonsie in 2008 could be eligible for even more money under the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Liberty Mutual tried to delay paying him anything after it had lost one of two court cases because it knew he was in financial duress at the time and figured it could get him to settle for less than he wanted. Read more.

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 - 4/2/20 - 10:19 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports state Lottery sales are down 30%, which could mean less aid to cities and towns in the coming fiscal year.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:17 am

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.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:13 am

WBUR reports the students jumped into action after Tufts Medical Center got a donation of 6,000 N95 masks that had easily snappable elastic straps. But first they had to find miles of elastic cord with which to replace the bad straps.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:37 am

Over the weekend, BPS custodians and Tufts Medical Center staffers converted the Quincy Elementary School cafeteria, just down Washington Sstreet from the hospital, into a clinic for screening people with Covid-19 symptoms. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 8:23 am
Plane with masks being unloaded

Gov. Baker posted this photo of 1.2 million N95 masks being loaded onto the Patriots plane, after several days of negotiations with a Chinese company and the Chinese government - and a $2 million payment by the Patriots owner. ABC News reports 300,000 masks will go to New York - and that 500,000 more masks are waiting for us in China.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:43 pm

Neal Doyle has put together a map of teddy bears in windows in the three neighborhoods for families that want to go teddy-bear hunting.

Window bears in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:37 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. at Parker and Bickford streets, near Heath Street.