Mayor Walsh said today that the 1,000-bed field hospital set up in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has been named the Boston Hope Medical Center and could open to patients tomorrow. Read more.
A Boston Public Health Commission report shows higher rates of positive tests for Covid-19 in Hyde Park, Mattapan, parts of Dorchester and East Boston than the rest of the city - with Hyde Park showing the highest rate - one that is more than double that of neighboring West Roxbury. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Todor Bodrug, 20, after they say he tried to break into the Rogers gas station in Wolcott Square in Readville early this morning - possibly for the second time. Read more.
WBUR reports Shaw's and Stop & Shop acknowledges some of its workers have tested positive for Covid-19, including at the Hyde Park Shaw's. Stop & Shop says most of its positive employees are in its New York State stores.
Production line and finished product. Photos by M.S. Walker.
M.S. Walker has converted its liquor production facility in Readville to produce bottles of hand sanitizer, which it's distributing to firefighters, police and healthcare workers across the Northeast at no charge. Read more.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the death of Dr. Steve Schwartz, 78, a biology researcher at the University of Washington, who grew up in Hyde Park and graduated Boston Latin School, Harvard and BU Medical School.
The Santander Bank at 860 River St. was robbed by a black man wearing a blue surgical mask, a green hoodie, dark sweatpants and black and white sneakers around 12:45 p.m. He ran towards Mattapan Square with a white sack full of cash.
A progressive slate of 35 candidates, who include city councilors Michelle Wu and Ricardo Arroyo, today won control over the Ward 18 Democratic Ward Committee in Hyde Park, Mattapan and part of Roslindale over an old-guard slate that included former city councilors Steve Murphy and Rob Consalvo, unofficial city numbers show. Read more.