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By adamg - 1/12/21 - 10:03 am
Rendering of proposed hotel on Kneeland Street

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start building a 21-story, 230-room hotel at 150 Kneeland St., on a site formerly occupied by a series of nightclubs near South Station. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 9:01 pm
Red Line car with no riders, no ads

Chris Staiti reports from the Red Line today:

Not a single poster ad on the entire train. Just as well. There were no people to see any ads either.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 11:52 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending end of JnJ Turo Turo in Quincy.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:17 pm

A beaten-down citizen files a 311 request:

Given that this is the year of the pandemic and it will be a rather long and dark winter, could the Holiday lights on the Boston Common remain on until March first?

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:10 pm

Organizers of the James Joyce Ramble, a Dedham 10K in which runners race people reading aloud from the works of Joyce while also raising funds for a local charity and promoting human rights, say they have called off this April's race - but are already making plans for next year's. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 1:19 pm

NPR reports doctors are looking at why and have several possible explanations: Less exposure to other infectious diseases - due to isolation and better hygiene - better adherence to medical advice on inhalers and less air pollution.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization for Asthma - the report by Children's Hospital.

By adamg - 1/8/21 - 10:13 pm

The state today reported 7,635 new Covid-19 cases, a record number breaking the previous record - set yesterday with 7,136 new cases. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 10:14 pm

Massachusetts today reported 7,136 new cases, the highest one-day number yet recorded and the first time the number of cases has exceeded 7,000 for a single day. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 9:31 pm

Christian Silvestri of Rabia's on Salem Street posted a photo of the negative Covid-19 test result he got today, a week after he celebrated New Year's Eve at a cigar bar in Naples, FL, where masks were not required and he spent part of the time yelling insults at Charlie Baker and Marty Walsh. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 7:46 pm
Maskless? Come on in, sign at the Breakfast Club says

A roving UHub photographer spotted two large signs in a front window at the Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., yesterday that says the joint is barred by federal law from asking people who come in without a mask why, so they're going to welcome in everybody without a mask without any questions asked, no matter any so-called restrictions enacted by evil socialists in government. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:51 am

In a press conference called to discuss Covid-19, but which he spent a fair amount of time addressing yesterday's failed coup in Washington - including calling for the immediate invocation of the 25th Amendment - Mayor Walsh said "numbers continue to grow in the wrong direction" for the virus in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 10:29 am

Clery's, Brownstone and Mamma Maria the latest to decide to just try again when it gets warmer, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 10:39 am

Boston Restaurant Talk provides the roundup of the latest restaurants to announce Covid-19-related winter shutdowns, including Terramia in the North End.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 9:31 am

A federal judge yesterday ordered John Lynch, who admitted taking bribes to help a developer get a zoning approval he needed, freed from the federal prison in Devens so that he can spend the rest of his sentence under home confinement in Dorchester, rather than risk contracting Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 6:48 pm

With 200 dose of the Moderna vaccine distributed by the state, Northeastern has started vaccinating its front-line workers - for example, those who work in health services.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 1:26 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-5-21

Mayor Walsh announced today that because of a citywide Covid-19 positive test rate of 8.8% and an ICU bed occupancy rate of 93%, the city will be extending bans on gyms, bowling alleys and museums - along with reduced capacity limits for restaurants, offices and houses of worship, until Jan. 27. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 9:27 am

WBZ reports Brigham and Women's researchers will have started a trial to determine whether Vitamin D can reduce the odds of hospitalization and death among people newly diagnosed with Covid-19 - and whether it can help their family members ward off the virus.

By adamg - 1/4/21 - 10:21 pm

Update, 10:45 a.m., Tuesday: Dashboard is now working.

If you try to access the new Massachusetts Covid-19 dashboard, all you're likely to see right now is:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high volumes of web traffic, some users have experienced difficulty accessing today’s COVID-19 Dashboard. We are working quickly to address this issue and we expect to re-post the dashboard soon. We thank you for your patience.

By adamg - 1/4/21 - 1:18 pm

Parts of Worcester lost their Internet service today - along with cable TV and credit-card processing.

Worcester Public Schools, which announced in October it wouldn't cancel school because of snow, at least while classes were being taught remotely, announced today: Read more.

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