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

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

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 - 1/9/21 - 2:57 pm
Mayor Tobin at banquet for BC quarterback

Maurice Tobin at banquet for BC quarterback Chuckin' Charlie O'Rourke.

Assuming Marty Walsh is confirmed as Secretary of Labor, he'll join Maurice Tobin on the exclusive list of Boston mayors to serve in that post. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 1:45 pm

Politico reports Marty Walsh, a former union president, could be moving from Lower Mills to Washington soon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:51 am

In a press conference called to discuss Covid-19, but which he spent a fair amount of time addressing yesterday's failed coup in Washington - including calling for the immediate invocation of the 25th Amendment - Mayor Walsh said "numbers continue to grow in the wrong direction" for the virus in Boston. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/5/21 - 1:26 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-5-21

Mayor Walsh announced today that because of a citywide Covid-19 positive test rate of 8.8% and an ICU bed occupancy rate of 93%, the city will be extending bans on gyms, bowling alleys and museums - along with reduced capacity limits for restaurants, offices and houses of worship, until Jan. 27. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 4:32 pm

With Covid-19 numbers continuing to rise, Mayor Walsh said today he's rolling the city back to an earlier time in the pandemic and ordering that a variety of indoor facilities and outdoor tours be shut for three weeks starting Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 1:36 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 12-3-20

Mayor Walsh said today that Boston has seen "a significant uptake in the last couple of days" in Covid-19 numbers: 825 new cases reported over those two days. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 1:37 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-25-20

Mayor Walsh said today that the percentage of people testing positive on Covid-19 tests had dropped to 4% for the week ending Nov. 20 over the week before, the first time numbers have dropped in at least five weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:23 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-17-20

Mayor Walsh said that with Covid-19 numbers rapidly increasing in Boston, he's begun to consider whether Boston needs to follow other cities, most recently Philadelphia, and shut restaurant indoor dining again - although he added we're not quite at that point yet and Bostonians can still turn things around the way they did earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tiday.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 11:42 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-2-20

Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross said today police presences will be ramped up over the next few days to deal with any potential consequences of Tuesday's election. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 2:29 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 10-29-20

Mayor Walsh today urged all Bostonians to get tested for Covid-19 even if they have no symptoms and haven't been to any gatherings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 2:36 pm

Boston is asking a federal judge to order a Lowell guy who claims a North Adams address to reimburse it for the legal costs of rebutting his "frivolous" lawsuit over comments Mayor Walsh made before white supremacists held a tiny little protest on the Common while surrounded by tens of thousands of protesters. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 4:31 pm

A North Adams man who claims he lost his job because of Marty Walsh's statements urging rightwingers not hold a rally on the Common days after other rightwingers went on a violent rampage in Charlottesville, VA in 2017 had his $100-million libel case thrown out in state court. Now he's trying again in federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/20 - 1:27 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 10-13-20 (with Sign Language)

Mayor Walsh said today that city health, police and parks officials are readying a system to crackdown on violations of state and city Covid-19 regulations that will likely include increased checks of both local businesses and private parties, a new fine system and, if that isn't enough, new shutdowns of parks with repeated problems. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/20 - 1:11 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that he and BPS officials will decide this weekend whether to further postpone the return of additional students to schools, based on latest city Covid-19 numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 3:45 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 10-13-20

Mayor Walsh said today he agrees with recommendations of a police-accountability task force and will work to set up a new office with a civilian review board that can investigate complaints against police officers - with the power to subpoena both officers and documents. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 10:55 am

Update: Jogger Bena Apreala now represented by the ACLU.

At a press conference mainly about Covid-19 this morning, Mayor Walsh blasted both the three chest fanny-pack wearers who tried to interrogate a Black jogger on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury yesterday and ICE's refusal to confirm or deny if they were ICE agents. Read more.

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