General Electric announced today it's getting out of the light bulb business that helped propel the company back when it was formed in 1889 as the Edison General Electric Co. to bring together various companies started by Thomas Edison, whom you might have heard of. Read more.
WBUR reports Gov. Baker announced today that with Covid-19 hospitalization numbers in the area continuing to decrease, the field hospital's no longer needed. But he added that it will stay in place through the end of the summer, just in case.
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.
Boston areas that could see sea water in the streets in coming decades.
City officials are looking at a possible zoning overlay that would require homeowners looking at extensive renovations consider how to deal with seawater flooding that will come as sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, and they've developed some possible guidelines for retrofitting those most Boston of dwelling units: Triple deckers. Read more.
Under trusses paying homage to the original span, pedestrians and bicyclists would be able to get across Fort Point Channel on a new Northern Avenue bridge that would include access to a sort of lounging area just above the water, under a plan presented by city officials last week. Read more.
WBUR gives us a tour of the "respite shelter" at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for people who have tested positive for Covid-19 who have no or only very mild symptoms but who want to self isolate.
WGBH reports on the coronavirus-related postponement of the national convention, which had been set for July 25-30 at the South Boston convention center, which is now in use as a Covid-19 field hospital.
Former City Councilor Josh Zakim is calling for Mayor Walsh or Gov. Baker to make outdoor mask use mandatory after what he saw on a run through the the Back Bay, downtown, Fort Point and Chinatown today. Read more.
Kevin Wolf had a front-row seat - his porch - for the semi-annual Southiehenge, when the sun rises and shines directly through the top of the Dorchester Heights Monument. The next solar oculus will be in mid-August.
WBUR reports on a visit by Army Chief of Staff - and Quincy native - Gen. James McConville to survey work by the Army Corps of Engineers and Army Reserve medical units to help build and staff the state's field hospitals in places such as the South Boston convention center.
A major water-main break under Harrison Avenue at Perry Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. has buckled the street, swallowed cars, created water problems as far away as G Street in South Boston and forced Eversource to turn off the power in nearby buildings. Read more.
Live Boston reports that shortly before midnight on Saturday, two motorcycle drivers collided at C Street and West Broadway in South Boston. The drivers, and a passenger on one of the bikes, ran away before firefighters or police arrived.