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By adamg - 3/30/20 - 4:42 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 3-30-20

Mayor Walsh announced today that the city has suspended collection of property taxes through June to try to help homeowners through the current Covid-19 crisis. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 12:07 pm

Even as US Rep. Ayanna Pressley was reporting negative results on a Covid-19 test, former Roxbury councilor Tito Jackson was reporting he tested positive. And he has some advice: Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 2:35 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 3/27/20

Mayor Walsh said today that he's continuing to get reports of people congregating and playing sports in Boston parks and that while he's not ready to shut parks down, he's getting close to naming the parks in an attempt to shame people to knock it off. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 9:46 am

At yesterday's Zoomed-in City Council meeting, Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester), delayed action on a resolution calling on the city and state to freeze rents, mortgages, evictions and foreclosures during the Covid-19 state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:31 pm

Sarah Betancourt at CommonWealth reports that US Rep Ayanna Pressley is awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test after developing flu-like symptoms.

Rep. Seth Moulton reported today he also has symptoms.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 12:26 pm

Update: Moulton and his wife are now self quarantining with symptoms.

Poor Seth Moulton doesn't have enough to do with his time: He's cosponsoring a resolution with a Republican from Indiana to officially blame China for coronavirus. A Moulton mouthpiece says the failed presidential candidate's logic is that blaming China would help stop President Trump from becoming more xenophobic.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 12:54 pm

State Attorney General Maura Healey is warning Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs he better not try to weasel out of that $1.5-million fund he says might be used to pay out-of-work Garden employees - like the Garden's owners did a couple decades ago with fundraisers that never happened for youth recreational facilities: Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:56 am
At Jamaica Pond, stay six feet apart and to the left

Councilor O'Malley's proclamation on proper pond etiquette in the time of coronavirus.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley probably thought he was ending all the confusion about how to space walkers and joggers out around Jamaica Pond when he declared the other day that everybody should a) walk around the pond clockwise and b) stay to the left, because, you know this is JP, ain't nobody on the right here. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 3:39 pm

State Rep. Liz Miranda (D-5th Suffolk) today filed legislation to send every residents in the state a check for at least $1,000 and to then continue to send monthly checks to residents as long as the current Covid-19 crisis continues. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 2:43 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that the city is working closely with homeless organizations to ensure their clients continued to get services - and that they have already started watching out for any possible Covid-19 cases. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:10 pm
Walsh talking about coronavirus

Walsh in his address.

In his latest address on Covid-19 - which he gave alone from his office in City Hall instead of at a crowded press conference outside - Mayor Walsh pleaded with Bostonians, especially its younger residents, to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and to help their older relatives. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 7:08 pm

Mayor Walsh announced tonight he's ordering Boston Public Schools shut starting Tuesday. The closure will last through at least April 27, but Walsh said students could be called back earlier if things improve. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/20 - 1:32 pm

Mike Freedberg takes a look at the precinct-by-precinct votes for Biden, Sanders and Warren.

He possibly, maybe, just might have gotten a little hyperbolic at the end, where he compares the battle between progressives and old-line Hyde Parkers in the Democratic ward-committee election in Ward 18 to the blockbusting and red lining that forced the Jews out of Mattapan and Dorchester in the 1960s and 1970s.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 11:20 am

CNN reports. That leaves Bill Weld and Vermin Supreme as the only Massachusetts candidates still running for president.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 9:00 am

WBUR reports Newton yesterday approved a ballot question allowing a developer to turn a 23-acre parcel in Newton Upper Falls into a mixed-use development with 800 apartments - 120 designated below market rate - and office and retail space.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:19 pm

MassLive.com reports that Joe Biden is getting the most votes for president in the Massachusetts Democratic primary, followed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:05 pm

Unofficial city returns show the slate of Trumpier-than-thous in Ward 20 (West Roxbury and a piece of Roslindale) have defeated the equally pro-Trump "moderate" slate that had controlled the Republican Ward Committee, 567-167, on a platform that included total Trump and ICE fealty, free paper bags at local supermarkets and a fight against bike lanes on Centre Street in West Roxbury (which the other slate also opposed). Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 12:25 pm

WBZ interviews Secretary of State Bill Galvin, who says you can bring your own pen with which to vote tomorrow if you're worried about coronavirus (since nobody seems to care that there have been thousands more flu cases in the state so far). Just don't bring red - the scanners can't read that color.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 12:05 pm
Trump supporter with protester

An area Trump supporter who has spent the last few months standing on Boston-area street corners is now attracting ad-hoc counter-sign holders. Josh Bittker reports this morning: Read more.

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