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By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:50 pm
Empty Newbury Street

Hank Layfield reports from Newbury Street tonight:

I never realized how wide this street actually is, never having seen it empty.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:19 pm

The Sheraton Boston Hotel on Dalton Street notified people with reservations today that it's closing until at least June 26 and says they can rebook at the nearby Marriott Copley Place: 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 fishinguy - 3/27/20 - 1:59 pm

Please take care of your own shit bags during the COVID-19 crisis, we don’t need any more diseases or germs because of people’s laziness.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 12:11 pm

WBUR interviews Dr. Molly Hayes, a pulmonologist and director of the medical ICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

The reports from other countries were that this was happening mostly to older people who had illnesses to begin with. But we are seeing in Boston that this is happening to younger people who don't really have any predisposing illnesses like cardiac disease or cancers.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:47 am

At his daily press conference this morning, Gov. Baker urged people from away to stop coming here, but that if they do, to promptly put themselves away for at least 14 days - especially if they have symptoms. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:12 am

That's it, the headline is the whole story.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 10:08 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that a number of restaurants that had focused on sit-down dining in the Before Times are simply shutting down rather than continuing the takeout and delivery service they started after they lost their dining rooms.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:53 am
Flowers in Post Office Square

EastieStrong is one of those people who still have to go to the office. She reports on some new flowers that somebody put out yesterday in Post Office Square.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:03 am

In a letter to parishioners, the Archdiocese of Boston says they can eat meat on Fridays because of Covid-19 circumstances: Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 11:56 pm

All the teddy bears you can try to see on a teddy-bear hunt in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 11:33 pm

WBUR reports on Gov. Baker's decision to open the Newton Pavilion in the South End as a place to care for homeless people who need less intensive Covid-19-related medical care than what they'd get in the neighboring Boston Medical Center. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 8:44 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 6:02 pm

A large group practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center informed its physicians today that it's ending its contribution to their retirement fund, which had been equivalent to roughly 10% of their salaries, on April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 5:36 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced changes in Boston parking enforcement during Covid-19 times: Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 4:34 pm
Sanitizer bottles being made

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.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 3:21 pm
Fresh ticket on coronamobile in Charlestown

Good luck appealing that ticket.

Yesterday, Live Boston posted photos of an old Volvo with New York plates in the Charlestown Navy Yard that had allegedly become a coronavirusmobile.

BTD ain't got time for that and today Live Boston shows us what some parking enforcement officer thought of the handwritten coronavirus warnings on the car.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 3:10 pm

Biogen, yes, that company, will be one of two companies to work with a California startup that says it has discovered a possible molecule that could be used to fight Covid-19. Read more.

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