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By adamg - 7/31/21 - 11:53 am

A student at UMass Boston and one at UMass Lowell yesterday sued over their schools' requirements they get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be barred from campus this fall, saying the requirement violates their constitutional rights and that it's just not fair that they have to get what they consider risky shots when professors don't, especially since, they claim, masks and social distancing are just as good as shots. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 2:16 pm

With delta breakthrough cases on the rise, the state today released updated Covid-19 guidance that calls for anybody who might be at high risk for complication - or who lives or works with somebody who is - to start wearing masks in stores and other indoor places again. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 9:48 am
Angry maskless woman

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say tried to board a bus in Chelsea without a mask on in Bellingham Square on Sunday and when asked to put one on responded with her toes of fury and kicked out the lower window of the bus's door.

If she looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 8:56 am

John Barros said yesterday it's time for the city to require its employees to either get vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to weekly tests.

With delta surging, he said: Read more.

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By adamg - 7/28/21 - 8:50 am

DCR reports it closed the Olsen Swimming Pool on Turtle Pond Parkway yesterday after learning somebody associated with the pool - who had last been there yesterday - had tested positive for Covid-19.

The pool and its grounds will be "deep cleaned and sanitized," DCR said, adding it does not know when the pool will re-open.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 6:10 pm

The Middle East announced today that for the foreseeable future, it's only going to let people in who have proof they've been fully vaccinated against Covid-19: Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 5:44 pm

The CDC is out with updated Covid-19 recommendations that call for "fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission" because of the risk posed by the Covid-19 delta variant. Suffolk County is an area of "substantial" transmission, the government says. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 9:48 am

A MassHealth manager who compared people filing complaints about the maskless to Germans turning Jews in to the Nazis says MassHealth had no right to fire her for what she said in her off hours and is suing to get her job back, plus damages. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 10:37 am

Jacques Cabaret announced yesterday the delta variant has made it change its admission policy, starting Aug. 6: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 4:02 pm
Spotted on Broadway in Somerville: A Coronamobile

Or is it the return of the Toyota Corona? In any case, Gazoo's photo of a car parked outside Wally's Barber Shop on Broadway in Somerville today is sure to go viral.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 5:30 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports 35 Covid-19 cases in Boston this month have been traced to the outbreak in Provincetown - most in people who had been fully vaccinated. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 1:59 pm

Cambridge Day reports.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:00 am

Boston University President Robert Brown said today that optimism that all Boston University employees would get vaccinated against the virus proved unwarranted, so the school is now requiring that everybody who gets a BU paycheck either show proof of vaccination by Sept. 2 - or really good proof why they should be exempted for medical or religious reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 10:35 pm
MBTA ad poster that calls for less isolating, more maskless partying

You're still supposed to wear a mask on the T and thanks to the delta variant, Covid-19 numbers are beginning to slowly rise in Massachusetts again, so what better time for the T to try to get people back on the subway than with ads showing maskless young people whooping it up? Our own Ron Newman spotted this today at Charles/MGH. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 7:18 pm

Never mind Pope Francis has urged his flock to get Covid-19 shots, that, in fact, he calls people who refuse them sufferers of "suicidal denialism." Associated Press reports parents of some Boston College student are rending their garments over the way the Jesuit-run school is refusing to grant their children religious exemptions.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 4:09 pm

WBZ Newsradio reports a year after the feds approved money for unemployment for people who normally wouldn't qualify - gig workers and freelancers - the state Office of Labor and Workforce Development is now trying to claw some of that money back, demanding up to $30,000 in repayments from some people.

Some freelancers said they resorted to self-medicating to deal with the stress of unexpectedly owing thousands, or had even become suicidal.

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