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.
A man who has already received $5.5 million for traumatic brain injuries suffered in a fight that started as an argument over a bar stool at Sonsie in 2008 could be eligible for even more money under the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Liberty Mutual tried to delay paying him anything after it had lost one of two court cases because it knew he was in financial duress at the time and figured it could get him to settle for less than he wanted. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Gary Dumas II, 25, on charges he tried to slice open somebody else with a box cutter during an argument around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.
Arriving officers found Dumas and two other men, one of with a freshly opened cut on the back of his neck:
On her way home to Florida from the end of on-campus life this year, Boston Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler came up with the idea of a virtual song, in which several dozen Conservatory and Berklee students videoed themselves playing "What the World Needs Now" and she put it all together in a single video.
Simon announced today that Copley Place, the Shops at Chestnut Hill, South Shore Plaza and 11 other malls it owns in Massachusetts will close tonight and stay closed through at least March 29 due to Covid-19 concerns.
Berklee announced today it plans "to transition to an online/remote learning mode by Monday, March 23, after spring break," while the New England Conservatory will take a similar step starting March 30.
With Jordan Hall closed to the public because of cornavirus concerns, Boston Baroque reports it's postponing its March performances of Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" and "Gloria" to a to-be-determined later date and cancelling it April performances of Handel's "Ariodante."
In a statement, Boston Baroque Executive Director Jennifer Ritvo Hughes said: read more.
The New England Cannabis Convention announced today that it still plans to open on March 20 at the Hynes Convention Center, while the ACE Comic Convention said it is also still planning to open on March 20, at the South Boston convention center - but don't even think of hugging anybody once inside. Read more.
Organizers of one of the world's largest conferences on AIDS have announced this morning they're canceling the in-person conference that had been scheduled to start Sunday at the Hynes and will instead attempt to run all of its discussions online because of growing concerns over Covid-19. Read more.
Organizers of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections said tonight their conference will open Sunday as scheduled - but with added precautions to protect some 4,000 attendees from any possible Covid-19 infection, and with a request that people from countries that have had outbreaks or who are immunocompromised or "fit into other high risk categories for serious disease if they acquire an infectious respiratory illness" stay home. Read more.