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By adamg - 11/24/20 - 3:58 pm

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced a lawsuit against Boston Sports Club after "repeated failures" to honor requests for membership cancellations and refunds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 9:28 am

Wonder Bar on Harvard Avenue in Allston announced yesterday it will never re-open. You can figure out why.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 11:49 pm

The Cooperative Bank reports it's shut its West Roxbury branch until Dec. 4 due to Covid-19 and that starting Friday, the lobbies at its Charlestown, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain Branches will be closed to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 2:01 pm

Get Back Mass (:30 General)

Gov. Baker announced the new campaign at a Covid-19 press conference today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 1:48 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a Weymouth man's suit against Charlie Baker and Maura Healey over this spring's Covid-19 orders because the man did not show any direct harm to himself in the orders, something that's required for a lawsuit in federal court. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/23/20 - 1:05 pm

The Massachusetts court system announced today it's going to have as many employees work at home next week and will reduce the number of in-person hearings at the state's trial courts to try to deter Covid-19 being spread by the newly infected but still asymptomatic. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 9:59 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Villa Mexico on Water Street has closed, but hopes to re-open on Jan. 11.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 9:59 am

Two companies that run walking tours of Salem are suing the state over Covid-19 orders that effectively limit the size of their gatherings to just a dozen people, saying that's an impermissible violation of their free-speech rights under the First Amendment. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 10:16 pm
Massachusetts today had 917 people hospitalized for Covid-19, compared to 342 a month ago.

Number of people in the hospital due to Covid-19 each day.

Massachusetts today reported 917 people hospitalized with Covid-19, up from 885 yesterday - and up 168% from the 342 people reported on Oct. 19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 10:34 am

A federal judge yesterday ordered an early release for a man with a criminal record dating to the 1970s who participated in the robbery of a Charles Street bank, because he is 60 and suffers from a medical condition that would put him at high risk for serious complications or death should he contract Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 2:39 pm

Don't.

But if you do, the city has some guidelines to try to reduce your risk, like no more than 10 people, make people bring their own food and drink, don't let people take masks off except when they're eating, open all the windows, and, well, seriously, all this stuff should be second hand by now, but click the link for more details.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:59 am

WBUR reports that back in March, when everything was going to hell, Federal Resources Supply Co. sold the T $1.7 million worth of hand sanitizer that turned out to contain no alcohol. The company agreed to pay the state $150,000 in reimbursement for the "sanitizer" it actually used and $400,000 in penalties. It will also collect the rest of its worthless crap from the warehouse the T has been storing it in.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:53 am

But the merchants of Faneuil Hall Marketplace urge you to shop there anyway - they could really use the business.

Nova Scotia's annual Christmas tree gift to Boston, however, is on its way.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:23 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-17-20

Mayor Walsh said that with Covid-19 numbers rapidly increasing in Boston, he's begun to consider whether Boston needs to follow other cities, most recently Philadelphia, and shut restaurant indoor dining again - although he added we're not quite at that point yet and Bostonians can still turn things around the way they did earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 10:05 am

The Huntington News reports the local hockey tourney has been kayoed by Covid-19, at least for 2021.

By adamg - 11/15/20 - 8:30 pm

The Tufts Daily reports the university today told students attending classes in person that they can only leave their dorms - or off-campus apartments - to "attend class, seek medical care, go to or from their jobs, pick up food, get a COVID-19 test or exercise outdoors." Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 9:34 pm

Cohasset Police report finding teens partying it up at a Jerusalem Road house around 11 p.m. yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 8:52 pm

Massachusetts today reported 2,841 new Covid-19 cases, another fall record and a 150% increase in daily case numbers since Nov. 1, when the state reported 1,139 new cases. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 8:41 pm

The state today reported 2,674 new Covid-19 cases - compared to 354 on Sept. 1. Read more.

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