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By adamg - 5/27/20 - 9:48 pm

Tom Holland reports he's shut his two A&ampB Burgers, one on Beverly and Causeway streets, the other in Beverly, after an employee informed him he or she tested positive for Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 5:23 pm
Phil Frattaroli

East Boston restaurant owner Phil Frattaroli talks licenses at hearing.

Warning of "vulture capitalists" snapping up the liquor licenses of locally owned restaurants at depressed prices as the restaurants permanently shut because of the pandemic, Boston city councilors today began looking at ways they could pay restaurant owners for their expensive liquor licenses as a way to give them enough capital to get back on their feet. Read more

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 9:08 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the demise of Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, which had houses on Burroughs Street and Agassiz Park. Both houses are now for sale.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 3:33 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a $6-million fund to help barber shops and other small businesses in Boston buy masks, partitions and other equipment they might need to re-open under new coronavirus regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 2:49 pm

WBUR reports Gov. Baker announced today that with Covid-19 hospitalization numbers in the area continuing to decrease, the field hospital's no longer needed. But he added that it will stay in place through the end of the summer, just in case.

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By adamg - 5/26/20 - 2:33 pm

Zoo New England is announcing that both its zoos will re-open their outdoor exhibits to the general public on June 4 - but that you'll have to first go online to buy timed tickets in advance - no more just showing up. Also, you'll have to wear a facial covering, follow a one-way path through the exhibits and stay six feet away from other groups. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 12:23 pm

McKinnon's Markets reports its Danvers store is closed today so it can be professionally cleaned - and so that all its workers can get Covid-19 testing, "due to some of our employees testing positive for COVID-19." Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 11:50 am

Juliette Kayyem, who has been writing a lot of late about the current pandemic, reports on how the discovery of an old photo in a space nobody in her family knew about until they opened a bathroom ceiling due to water damage led her on a search that ended with her connecting online with the great niece of a woman whose daughter lived in the house until she died there in the third wave of the 1918-19 flu pandemic.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 10:25 am

A hair salon and a barbershop in Roslindale Square have posted what customers can expect as they try to get their hair tamed after two months without a professional's care. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:26 am

Northendwaterfront.com reports that the Prince Street Dog Park is once again open, but with some new rules - Only ten people are allowed in at a time, they have to stay six feet apart and all the balls and common water bowls have been taken out. Also, don't be piggy at the dog park: If you've been there awhile and there are other people and pets waiting to get in, say your woofy goodbyes and take your leave.

By adamg - 5/25/20 - 10:13 am

WBZ reports volunteers worked overnight to place 1,000 "socially distant" flags on Boston Common to remember Massachusetts residents who died in the service of their country. Earlier plans to place the traditional 37,000 flag were called off due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 5/24/20 - 9:24 pm

Jay Hajj, owner of Mike's City Diner on Washington Street reported yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/20 - 3:20 pm
Hey Glove Idiot: Smile, you're on Idiotcam

Somebody's had enough on Beech Street, just before Poplar in Roslindale (as of this afternoon, there were, in fact, a couple of gloves along the curb there).

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:37 am

Suffolk University yesterday became the latest local college to get hit with an online-learning-sucks lawsuit, by a biology major who wants some of her spring-tuition tuition back - and who, unlike her counterpart at Harvard, is not worried about her name getting out. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 2:04 pm

For one thing, you can't just drive there because the state's shut the Castle Island parking lot and all the spaces along Day Boulevard. Also, as Boston Restaurant Talk reports, no more of that crowding into the small place to wait for your order and stuff.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 7:13 pm

Forest Hills Cemetery announced today it is re-opening this weekend for grave and niche owners and to the public at large on Tuesday - although it warns anybody caught jogging or with a dog or bicycle will be kicked out.

Meanwhile, neighbors and other past visitors to the cemetery - designed in the 19th century to incorporate features of both a private resting ground and a public park ... Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:36 pm
Empty wax museum

A waxy-pallored Leonardo DiCaprio no longer stares at the few pedestrians who still make their way across City Hall Plaza: Neal G. reports the wax museum where the Planet Fitness used to be, across from City Hall, has packed up and gone in this Covid-19-decimated era.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:31 pm

Draw A Line In The Sand To Keep Our Beaches Safe And Open

Chris Mancini, executive director of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, shows how to do some social distancing on the beach this weekend.

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