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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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