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By adamg - 9/25/20 - 9:58 pm

Brigham and Women's reported this afternoon that 19 staffers and 9 patients have now tested positive for Covid-19 in a cluster related to two units, and that 600 additional people are now awaiting testing.

The hospital says all of the cases have been in people connected to its Braunwald Tower 16A and 14CD units. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 5:39 pm

Cambridge Police report that around 7 p.m. on Thursday, a man without a mask on walked into a market on Monsignor O'Brien Highway:

When asked to wear his mask he became upset and said, "you guys want germs." He then spit on food causing $80.00 worth of damage.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 10:26 am

Trillium Brewing announced this morning it's re-opening its beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway at High Street, starting at noon today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 10:18 am

NBC Boston reports on a cluster of Covid-19 cases among 19 patients and staffers in two medical/surgical units, with another 420 people awaiting test results.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 11:10 pm
Guy with sign wishing death on people eating dinner outdoors in Marblehead

5 Corners Kitchen in Marblehead reports an unexpected challenge in running outdoor seating: A right-wing asshole with a sign: Read more.

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By adamg - 9/23/20 - 10:14 pm

NECN reports Maine has lifted its Covid-19 restrictions on Massachusetts residents, which mean you can now drive all the way up to Arookstook County and stay overnight in a quaint B&B overlooking the potato fields without having to quarantine for two weeks or submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 11:48 am
Final copy of the Jewish Advocate

The Jewish Advocate announced this week that its issue this week will be its last in print. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 10:34 am

WHDH reports that Gov. Baker is easing restrictions on bars where food is served: Starting Monday, people will be allowed to sit at bars again - if they order food to go with their alcohol and if they stay six feet away from other parties.

Also, the number of people who can share a table at a restaurant will increase from six to ten.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:27 pm

The local beer company reports it's re-opening the taproom it shut in March due to the pandemic, re-opened, them shut again in July because it was getting overloaded with tourists from states with high Covid-19 numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 4:20 pm

Boston's ISD announced today that it's banning thin plastic bags at supermarkets and other retailers come Sept. 30 - and bringing back the five-cent fee for paper bags or thicker, reusable plastic bags for shoppers who don't bring their own bags.

Boston had unbanned the bags in March, as the pandemic was hitting us like a ton of bricks.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 11:16 am
Det. Eddie Hernandez with fake Massachusetts licenses from Applebee's

Det. Eddie Hernandez holds up fake Mass. licenses from South Bay Applebee's

A state-of-the-art license scanner designed to ferret out increasingly sophisticated fake IDs won't work when a waitress lets her underage friends drink up, a manager at Mija in Faneuil Hall Marketplace acknowledged today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 11:31 pm

"2020 In Review"

Dan Dehart is a teacher at the Haley Pilot School in Roslindale, who posted this review of 2020 for his students as they began their new year (remotely) today.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:09 pm
401 Congress St. architect's rendering

401 Congress St. rendering by Sasaki.

Developer John Hynes last week asked the BPDA for permission to convert several floors in a proposed 18-story building on Congress Street from office space, which few now want, to life-sciences R&D space, which is suddenly in great demand, both because of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:37 pm

Winthrop Police report fining a Bellevue Avenue man $300 for failing to comply with state Covid-19 regulations after officers responding to "multiple reports about a loud party" found about 30 people having a grand but largely maskless time, in a town that the state has ranked as having a high Covid-19 risk. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports DCR has Jersey-barriered a pebbly stretch of the shoreline along Dorchester Bay off Morrissey Boulevard because too many of the people using it to launch small boats and Jet Skis were failing to observe basic Covid-19 social-distancing requirements and because too many people were using it as a place to drink and weren't cleaning up after themselves.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:43 pm

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts tonight. It's normally a time to go to temple, where the new year is brought in with blasts from the shofar. but, of course, not this year. Several congregations in Brookline and Brighton have organized outdoor shofar blowings at 4 p.m. on Sunday (5 p.m. at Amory Park): Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 10:10 pm

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller reported tonight that the state has changed Newton's Covid-19 risk level from "low" to "moderate" because the city's average number of new daily cases has increased to 4.1 from 1.9 last week - which she said is not due just to the the Boston College outbreak but also because: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:51 pm

Northeastern University announced tonight that it's reversed its decision to make 11 first-year students found in a room together forfeit roughly $28,000 in payments if they decide to re-enlist at the school for the spring - the money will instead go towards the cost of being at Northeastern then. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:50 am

The Boston Sun reports the Hingham Institute for Savings is closing its Beacon Hill branch and that Cambridge Trust is seeking permission to shut its branch on Tremont Street in the South End.

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