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By adamg - 1/22/21 - 11:58 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-22-21

Mayor Walsh said today the city will eliminate its 9:30 p.m. curfew on "public facing" businesses on Monday. However, Walsh said other extra restrictions enacted as numbers rose late last year will remain in effect until at least next week, when city officials meet to reevaluate Covid-19 numbers. Read more.

By bostonpads - 1/22/21 - 11:10 am

Whether your one of the many that are planning to move to the Boston Metro area, or you live in Boston Proper and are looking to escape dense city life like so many others, finding the right neighborhood for you and your family can be tricky. Vacancy rates for apartments in Boston have been way up all over the city as a result of COVID. Now the hottest neighborhoods in the Boston Metro Area are no longer near Downtown, they're in the 'Burbs!

By adamg - 1/20/21 - 9:12 pm

Kate Hutcinson asks:

Where in Boston can one purchase spinning wheel oil? I made minor improvements to my antique wheel today, but I still have trouble getting the bobbin to spin independently of the flyer.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:14 am
Dentists and kids in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 1/18/21 - 9:35 am

Boston University holds its annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who earned his doctorate at BU, at noon.

The Museum of Fine Arts hosts "Voices on King" at 5 p.m.

By adamg - 1/17/21 - 5:23 pm

Story updated: Although the woman is from Boston, she was only here for a couple of hours before flying out.

A Boston woman who flew back to Boston from the United Kingdom on Jan. 3, then flew to another state, is the first Massachusetts resident to be diagnosed with the new strain of Covid-19 that spreads even more quickly than the ones we already had, state and city officials announced tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 5:11 pm
Boston area at night from space

NASA's posted this photo of Boston at night taken from the International Space Station, as it passed 263 miles over the city.

H/t Michael.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 9:51 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a study by UMass Boston, which says the number is way higher among Black Bostonians: Some 50% say they have little or no interest in a shot. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 10:34 am

Marty Martinez, Boston's chief of health and human services, said today he's thinking of running to replace his current boss, Marty Walsh, when Walsh moves to Washington as labor secretary. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 10:25 pm

Update: BPD says he's been found and arrested.

Boston Police have put out an APB for Gary Zerola, 49, whom they say faces charges of rape and breaking and entering in the nighttime. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 3:15 pm

Tompkins (photo via Suffolk County Sheriff's Department).

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins announced today he won't be running for Boston mayor this year. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 3:08 pm

The Boston City Council today went on record unanimously calling for the removal of the man who is on the precipice of becoming the first president to ever be impeached twice. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 2:35 pm

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal to seek to eliminate a special election for mayor should Mayor Walsh leave for Washington before March 5, following a discussion today in which one councilor managed to insult three others. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 9:46 am

In e-mail to supporters this morning, at-large City Councilor Michael Flaherty said he is "keeping my options open" about running to replace Marty Walsh as mayor.

Flaherty, who ran for mayor against Tom Menino in 2009, then adds, though, that unlike certain other candidates he could name, he doesn't have a large war chest, so: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 8:38 pm


Mayor Walsh gave his final state-of-the-city address tonight, which you can watch above (or read the text of). He spent a fair amount of time addressing the challenges of the past year (Covid-19 and racial inequality), but he also said goodbye to the city he's led for seven years now as he gets ready to become Joe Biden's Secretary of Labor. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 8:20 pm

Matthew Sandofsky says his name is worth something, and that he's tired of Google making a profit off it, so he's suing the company for the $1,000 he says it owes him - and every other American whose names can be found on a search results page. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 2:33 pm

Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union today announced a deal by which all BPS schools would start re-opening for some students next month, with all kids returning to schools for part of their weeks by April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 11:06 pm
Segun Idowu's Twitter page

Enough people have asked Segun Idowu if he's running that he changed his Twitter handle.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 6:16 pm

Dan Rea reports that Boston Police Commissioner William Gross is pretty close to announcing a race for mayor this year. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:57 pm

The Boston Sun reports that Jon Santiago of the South End, just coming off his first term in the House of Representatives, is looking at maybe running for the mayor's chair that Marty Walsh could soon vacate. Read more.

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