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By adamg - 5/31/20 - 10:25 pm

A peaceful vigil and protest march from Nubian Square to the State House organized by young black people turned heavily white and violent as night fell. As the protest dispersed from the Common, crowds began streaming towards Downtown Crossing, throwing bottles and then bricks at police officers and cruisers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 8:40 pm
Shake Shack being boarded up

As Macy's goes, so goes Downtown Crossing, apparently: After downtown's last department store boarded up its display windows and doors the other day, store owners all over the once busy commercial district rushed to do likewise, as Gary Waldeck discovered today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 7:54 pm
Dedham couple supports BLM

Some 200 to 300 people came to Dedham Square late this afternoon for a vigil in memory of George Floyd and other black men and women who have died in recent years. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 5:19 pm
Boston clergy in silent vigil outside police HQ for same number of minutes as George Floyd suffered

Boston clergy stood or kneeled in silence today outside Boston Police headquarters for nine minutes - the same amount of time a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on George Floyd's neck, killing him. Photo by MiMu.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 2:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say fired shots during an incident on Centre Street in front of the Mildred Hailey Apartments that left one man dead and another hospitalized on May 20. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 12:43 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street is announcing that the Adams Park farmers market starts up again this Saturday with "a new grab-and-go format with pre-packaged essentials" and other Covid-19-related changes: Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 12:28 pm

The Globe provides an extensive chronology of Covid-19's spread across Massachusetts - it wasn't just that Biogen meeting at the Long Wharf. The article raises the question of why this medical Mecca got harder hit than anywhere save New York and New Jersey, doesn't really answer it, but also raises the question of what if Gov. Baker hadn't gone on a family ski trip to Utah in March, but instead stayed here and shut things down a week earlier.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 11:36 pm

Here are the ones we know about. Others? Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 6:51 pm

Nick Benevenia mourns the loss of Amp 103.3, converted a couple days ago to a mindless Big 103, which somehow promises "music unleashed" despite having no DJs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 6:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting seven people - five from out of town - on various charges outside the District D-4 police station yesterday afternoon, and say four officers were injured, one badly enough to require hospitalization. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 3:03 pm

The owners of Deep Ellum on Cambridge Street announced today they are shutting it forever on June 7 and will expand their neighboring Lone Star Taco Bar into its space once the state gives the OK to re-open restaurant dining areas. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 2:32 pm

Two landlords, one the retired owner of a small building in Allston, have filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Judicial Court seeking to overturn a law passed and signed last month that bars the eviction of most tenants during the current state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 12:11 pm

The state Department of Environment Protection announced yesterday that a Covid-19-related ban on bottle and can redemption machines is being lifted on Tuesday - which means stores that used to take returns will have to start taking them again. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 10:02 am
Chicken at Cambridge playground

To get to the playground, because that sign only bans dogs, as roving UHub photographer David Wean discovered on Sidney Street in Cambridge this morning.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 9:44 am
Columbia Road fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted early this morning on Columbia Road at Douglas Street damaged seven triple deckers and sent five firefighters to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 7:52 pm
Protest at Peters Park

Several hundred, mostly masked, protesters gathered in Peters Park in the South End this afternoon to protest George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, then marched to Nubian Square to continue the protest. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 3:07 pm

DigBoston reports on increased rat sightings in both Boston and Cambridge as coronvirus deprives the rodents of a major food source - restaurant dumpsters, and quotes a Boston city rat expert who says local rats have gotten more aggressive in general and in terms of finding food in particular. More specifically, adult rats are now eating baby rats.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 2:50 pm

At the end of his daily coronavirus press conference at the State House today, Gov. Baker said he was horrified by the video of George Floyd's death and shares people's outrage over it. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 2:39 pm

Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito today announced plans for letting restaurants and hotels re-open, but said exactly when that can happen will depend on Covid-19 numbers next week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 1:24 pm

Boston Public Schools yesterday eliminated the positions of ten curriculum directors at its Bolling Building headquarters as part of a shift toward school-centric teacher development. Read more.