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By adamg - 8/3/20 - 8:57 pm

Greg Cook reports on the Covid-19-related layoffs and early retirements at the museum.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 10:16 am

Northeastern today announced specifics of its Covid-19 plan for this fall, and it starts with an immediate Covid-19 test and then a trek to their rooms to await the results. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 9:53 am

Several Boston colleges have filed plans with the city to take over all or parts of local hotels and apartment buildings to house students this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 11:22 am

For the second day in a row, a truck driver has discovered first hand why Storrow Drive entrances have those cute little "CARS ONLY" signs, jamming his vehicle under the outbound side of the train bridge by the BU bridge shortly after 11 a.m. Unlike yesterday's majestic 18-wheeler at Mass. Ave., this is just some trifling box truck from what appears to be a local beer distributor. And it doesn't even appear that the roof of the box has been peeled back.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 10:21 pm
Black Lives Matter along the Fenway side of the turnpike

Drew shows us the new message the Red Sox put up alongside the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Fenway.

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By adamg - 7/13/20 - 11:09 am
Listing of Covid-19-related jobs at Boston University

Some of the Covid-19 job postings at BU today.

Both Boston University and Northeastern are looking to hire nurses, lab technicians, medical assistants and contact tracers as part of their ambitious plans to test thousands of students, professors and staff every day come this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 1:37 pm

NPR taks us inside Cornwall's, which had been serving up pints since 1983 in Kenmore Square and which is now trying to adjust to stay afloat.

That includes learning how to make breakfast. Billy's wife, Lauren Moran, who opened a café in the suburbs a few years ago, has been teaching John and J.R. to make blueberry muffins and breakfast burritos.

H/t Kenny Jervis.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 2:41 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kenmore Square Uno, the last of its kind in all of Boston, has served its last deep dish. Fans of whatever the chain keeps trying to push now instead of deep dish will have to just head on down to the Dedham Mall now (even their corporate HQ has moved out of town - from West Roxbury to Norwood). The chain has been in financial trouble for years, long before Covid-19.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 2:52 pm

Boston Police report officers were able to help save a man after he blocked traffic outside Guitar Center on Boylston Street and then, when they refused his demand they shoot him, slashed his throat with a box cutter shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 12:30 pm

Boston University President Robert Brown yesterday detailed more of the steps the school will be taking to tamp down any potential Covid-19 infections as school re-opens this fall. Among the steps: Required weekly Covid-19 tests for students who live on campus, their professors and any other BU employees who have regular contact with students - as well as for any students and employees who take public transit to and from the school. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 9:02 pm

The Daily Free Press reports Boston University is looking at a fall re-opening plan that could mean putting healthy students in hotel rooms as the school sets aside hundreds of dorm rooms for use by Covid-19-positive students.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 2:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Conor Larkin's Grill and Tap on Huntington Avenue has closed permanently.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 2:21 pm
New concrete barriers along bike lane on Massachusetts Avenue

Massachusetts Avenue getting new, tougher bike-lane borders.

Scott couldn't help but notice the new concrete barriers lying amidst the plastic flexposts that motorists love to knock over and park on along a section of the Massachusetts Avenue bike lane south of Boylston Street.

Stefanie Seskin, BTD's active-transportation director, says this is the first part of a multi-year project to harden dedicated bike lanes against four-wheeled intrusions: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 9:36 am
Firetrucks outside the YMCA on Huntington Avenue

Firetrucks outside the YMCA. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire on the seventh floor at the YMCA, 316 Huntington Ave., around 12:50 a.m., sent one person to the hospital, forced the evacuation of more than 60 other residents and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

By adamg - 5/19/20 - 5:54 pm

Boston University President Robert Brown today told professors and staffers that uncertainties and new expenses caused by Covid-19 are forcing the school to stop contributions towards their retirement - in addition to instituting a previously announced salary freeze. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 10:37 am

No, Marty hasn't caved: The boys and the Boss will be playing to an empty ball field and livestreaming around the world. OK, technically, Springsteen will be playing from a remote location. Starts at 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 2:17 pm
Fire scene at 1191 Boylston St. in the Fenway

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1191 Boylston St., across from the Victory Gardens, around 1:05 a.m. for a fire that they contained to just one apartment but which injured its occupant and forced more than 50 other residents into the street.

The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $1 million in damage, is under investigation, the department says.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 11:34 am

A Boston University sophomore and her father have sued Boston University to demand they be reimbursed a chunk of her tuition because she's been forced to endure a "second-rate online substitute" since the school shut its campus in March due to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 4:07 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/11/20

Mayor Walsh said today that city transportation planners have started looking at expanding sidewalks out into the street, at least temporarily, to give restaurants and other businesses more room to conduct business as the weather gets nicer and they're still constrained by Covid-19 social-distancing requirements. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 2:43 pm

Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun announced today that the school's dormitories and classrooms will be open for the fall semester - even if that means expanding the number of buildings the school owns or rents to house students in a more socially-distancing setting and starting up "large-scale deployment of testing and contact tracing." Read more.

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