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By adamg - 4/4/20 - 11:44 pm

Outside 92 Harvard Ave., near Hyde Park Avenue, around 10:40 p.m., Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 11:33 pm
Big tanker coming into Boston Harbor

Alice Glazkov watched an oil tanker, the Challenge Pegasus, come into Boston Harbor this evening.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 9:56 pm
Woman walking past barrels at Revere Beach

Matt Frank watched crews today putting down traffic barrels up and down Revere Beach Boulevard to keep people from parking there, then stuck around for some people watching (at a proper social distance, with a zoom lens, of course).

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 8:24 pm
Andrew Wong

The Amalgamated Transit Union today announced the death, due to Covid-19, of Andrew Wong of Quincy, an inspector who worked out of the Southampton bus depot. Read more.

By perruptor - 4/4/20 - 6:41 pm

Dr. Anne Klibanski, the president and chief executive officer of Partners HealthCare sent an email to Partners employees.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 6:33 pm

Confrontation at Kingston Stop & Shop

The Patriot Ledger reports shoppers at the Kingston Stop & Shop tackled a man this afternoon after he allegedly began spitting on produce. Police arrested him, the store informed him he was no longer welcome and, as you can see in the video, Marty the Robot whirled around and beeped uselessly, frustrated he could not continue his search for fallen lettuce leaves because of the confrontation.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 4:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting an alleged package thief hightailing it out of the Mass Pike Towers Thursday morning - as he was being chased by a fed-up resident. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 4:09 pm
No Lilac Sunday at the Arboretum

You can still sniff, but don't bring a crowd with you.

The Arnold Arboretum has canceled its annual Lilac Sunday on May 10 - and the picnicking and other events that go along with it. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 3:50 pm
New York Post front page: Thank You, Pats

Today's New York Post front page, which refers, of course, to the New York part of the Patriots mask shipment.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 12:48 pm
Map of Boston showing Covid-19 rates per neighborhood

Rates represent cases per 10,000 residents.

A Boston Public Health Commission report shows higher rates of positive tests for Covid-19 in Hyde Park, Mattapan, parts of Dorchester and East Boston than the rest of the city - with Hyde Park showing the highest rate - one that is more than double that of neighboring West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 12:17 pm

Penny Cherubino reports Back Bay denizens are taking advantage of how the trees down the center of Commonwealth Avenue are spaced just right to maintain a proper Boston social distance while having a chat.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 11:54 am
Castle Island parking lot blocked off

Nick Gemelli learned first hand today that the state wasn't kidding around about trying to reduce crowding in the time of coronavirus at Castle Island: Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:44 pm
Roche Bro.s logo

Roche Bros. announced today that in addition to closing its stores on Easter Sunday, like it always does, this year it will keep them closed the next day as well, to give a bit of an extra break to workers, some of whom have been foregoing some of their normal time off, so they can "rest and decompress from the daily toll this has put on everyone."

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:11 pm

Complaints have been flooding into BWSC today about yellow water in East Boston. Around 4 p.m., BWSC reported it had dispatched crews: Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 8:32 pm

COVID-19 Update: Community Tracing Collaborative Announced to Further Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Gov. Baker announced today that a non-profit group working with the state is hiring 1,000 "contact tracers" to interview Covid-19 patients and find out all the people they may have come in contact with to follow them and get them testing and care if needed. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 4:00 pm
Fans crowd WNAC host Ruth Moss on Washington Street downtown

Fans crowd Yankee Network host Ruth Moss on Tremont Street downtown in June, 1942. Source.

Digital Commonwealth is a great way to spend some major time - it has tens of thousands of photos from libraries and museums across the state. For some reason this morning, I decided to search on "crowd, which, among other things, led me to the BPL's Richard Merrill Collection - more than 5,000 photos taken of life in the Boston area in the 1930s....

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By adamg - 4/3/20 - 2:20 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that people not awaiting trial for the most serious charges have a right to seek immediate release on personal recognizance - and appointed a special master to start hearings on applications for immediate release - as a matter of public health. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 1:56 pm

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak provides an update on the T. One of his key points: Only take the T if you're on essential business. Read more.