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By adamg - 10/21/20 - 4:28 pm

COVID-19 Update: October 21, 2020

Seriously, just stay away, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Gov. Baker said today. Driscoll said the city is so worried about becoming a superspreader it's canceling events and spending money on advertising to warn people to find something else to do that night. "This is not the year to come to Salem," Driscoll said. Also, MBTA commuter-rail trains will be bypassing Salem on numerous runs.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 3:38 pm

A federal judge today sentenced Gary Webster to eight months in prison after he was monitored five times selling cocaine and fentanyl on Codman Hill Avenue in Dorchester in 2016, while he was working as director of constituent services for at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who at the time was city-council president, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 12:49 pm

The Dedham Board of Health announced today the town has "a significant rise" in Covid-19 cases - 17 in the past week - and says most of the new cases are in young children and teens. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 12:25 pm
Car into East Broadway insurance agency

This time in reverse, into DeKay Insurance on East Broadway. Chipsy231 reports the driver is OK.

Saturday | Friday.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 11:33 am
Recyclable collection bin

Justin Thompson thanks whoever had put up these recyclable bins around his Dorchester neighborhood:

Broken glass was (kinda still is) a problem at Hemenway and the Adams-King parks.

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By adamg - 10/21/20 - 10:00 am

Hours after failed Republican Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai sued Secretary of State William Galvin over what he claims is massive election fraud, a federal judge schooled him - and his lawyer - in the basics of federal constitutional law, specifically the 11th Amendment, which bars federal courts from hearing lawsuits involving the way state officials do their jobs, such as overseeing elections....

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By adamg - 10/21/20 - 9:19 am

With fewer BU students around, the Starbucks at 500 Commonwealth Ave. is calling it quits, at least until next semester, the Daily Free Press reports.

By Irma la Douce - 10/20/20 - 9:33 pm
Baby with candy corn

It's not clear if Awake MFA Baby is enjoying the taste. Spotted yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 9:13 pm

Update: Federal judge says candidate won't get a dime from Galvin.

Shiva Ayyadurai charges Secretary of State Bill Galvin used his immense influence over Twitter to get the platform to silence him for two weeks at a critical point in his write-in campaign for US Senate mere weeks after he had lost his bid to get on the ballot as a Republican - a campaign he says he was forced to undertake because the state committed "election fraud" - which is, of course, the only reason a household name such as himself could possibly have lost...

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By adamg - 10/20/20 - 3:18 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Floor&Decor of Atlanta to renovate the now shuttered National Wholesale Liquidators building at 729 Morrissey Blvd. into a flooring superstore. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 2:43 pm
Apartments over hardware store on Washington Street in Roslindale

Rendering by John Freeman.

Update: The colors in the rendering are not the final colors.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to add three floors of apartments to the building that now houses Ace Hardware and several smaller stores on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:44 pm

The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association today called on its members to boycott a Lower Mills taco place whenever a particular bartender is on duty because of the way she tangled with cops while protesting white supremacists in Copley Square over the weekend. Only problem: She hasn't worked there since 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:29 pm
Jeep remains

Jeep remains. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a Honda and a Jeep went up in flames, one at National Street and Thomas Park, the other in the Excel High School parking lot, shortly before 5 a.m.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:23 pm

Boston University's Covid-19 numbers have shown a slight rise in recent days, certainly nothing BC-ish or even comparable to the rate across Boston, but enough to get officials to remind students and employees to remain vigilant and practice steps to reduce their risks - like stop going to parties and gatherings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 11:35 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the loose dogs at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 9:52 am

The Boston Licensing Board has scheduled an emergency meeting tomorrow to remind restaurant owners in South Boston and the Seaport that there are rules they have to follow if they want to stay open. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 9:23 am
Hawk and Hawk

John C. took this photo:

A hawk spotted in East Boston in the same exact spot where Hawk from Spencer for hire was filming in the mid 1980s.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 10:19 pm
By adamg - 10/19/20 - 10:01 pm

Boston Police report that Isaiah Pires Andrade, 18, of Randolph, died yesterday, five days after he was shot in the head in an SUV on Kingsdale Street at Wales Street. Read more.