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By adamg - 5/22/20 - 2:04 pm

For one thing, you can't just drive there because the state's shut the Castle Island parking lot and all the spaces along Day Boulevard. Also, as Boston Restaurant Talk reports, no more of that crowding into the small place to wait for your order and stuff.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 7:13 pm

Forest Hills Cemetery announced today it is re-opening this weekend for grave and niche owners and to the public at large on Tuesday - although it warns anybody caught jogging or with a dog or bicycle will be kicked out.

Meanwhile, neighbors and other past visitors to the cemetery - designed in the 19th century to incorporate features of both a private resting ground and a public park ... Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:36 pm
Empty wax museum

A waxy-pallored Leonardo DiCaprio no longer stares at the few pedestrians who still make their way across City Hall Plaza: Neal G. reports the wax museum where the Planet Fitness used to be, across from City Hall, has packed up and gone in this Covid-19-decimated era.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:31 pm

Draw A Line In The Sand To Keep Our Beaches Safe And Open

Chris Mancini, executive director of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, shows how to do some social distancing on the beach this weekend.

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By adamg - 5/21/20 - 2:59 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/21/20

Mayor Walsh said today he has "major concerns" about beaches reopening this weekend and urged people who go to stay away from other people. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 12:50 pm
Shawn McCarthy

A Suffolk County grand jury - meeting only with strict adherence to social distancing - this week indicted a Transit Police officer for sexually attacking two women, allegedly as "payment" for giving them a ride around downtown in his cruiser in July, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 10:23 am

The Boston Licensing Board this morning approved an emergency measure under which restaurants can put seating outside once the city lifts the ban on in-restaurant dining, to deal with new Covid-19 restrictions that will shrink their indoor seating capacity. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 9:53 am

A Harvard student who claims to have been wronged by online classes has sued Harvard to get part of her spring tuition back. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 10:01 pm

Yes, our coronavirus numbers are trending in the right direction - ICU use is down, so are daily cases. But today we reached yet another milestone: More than 6,000 Massachusetts residents have died from Covid-19 in the two months since we recorded our first death. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/20 - 5:54 pm

Boston University President Robert Brown today told professors and staffers that uncertainties and new expenses caused by Covid-19 are forcing the school to stop contributions towards their retirement - in addition to instituting a previously announced salary freeze. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/20 - 1:29 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/19/20

Mayor Walsh said today that office buildings in Boston will re-open a week later than in the state because the sheer potential crush of people going back to work here means the city needs to spend some extra time working with office-building owners and employers to ensure things are done safely. And he urged barbers, salon owners and religious leaders to think long and hard about whether they're really ready to re-open safely. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/20 - 10:23 am

The Archdiocese of Boston announced this morning that parishes that take certain steps could re-open for Masses as early as Saturday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/20 - 9:29 am

Orlando Weekly reports Tom Brady wasted no time getting to shilling $45 bottles of "immunity" supplements.

Appropriately called “Protect,” the vitamins essentially contain the same ingredients as a $12 pack of Emergency-C, but with more coronavirus-buzzworthy additions like elderberries and larch tree.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 10:44 pm

The Massachusetts Council of Churches is not real happy with Gov. Baker's decision to let churches re-open immediately, even with some limitations, despite evidence they have sometimes turned into breeding grounds for coronavirus. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 4:07 pm
Threatening messages on Facebook, one a picture of a rifle

An alleged Cambridge resident threatened to stage protests outside the house of state Rep. Michael Connolly (D-Somerville, Cambridge) and then a minute later posted a photo of a rifle and told him to change his mind in replies on Sunday to a post Connolly wrote urging Gov. Baker to keep stay-at-home regulations in place. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 11:38 am

COVID-19 Update: May 18, 2020

From the state report on re-opening.

Gov. Baker this morning announced the first phase of re-opening the state: Starting today, factories and construction sites can re-open - provided they take steps to protect workers, such as social distancing and liberal dispensing of masks and access to sinks for frequent hand washing.. Houses of worship can also re-open with more limited seating. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 10:37 am

No, Marty hasn't caved: The boys and the Boss will be playing to an empty ball field and livestreaming around the world. OK, technically, Springsteen will be playing from a remote location. Starts at 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 9:20 am

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, an oncologist at Mass. General, files her latest report from the front line: Things are getting better, even if very slowly, MGH has reduced the number of ICU beds and begun re-opening operating rooms for non-Covid-19 patients. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 9:03 am

You know which one. Watch.

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