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By adamg - 7/23/21 - 10:37 am

Jacques Cabaret announced yesterday the delta variant has made it change its admission policy, starting Aug. 6: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 4:02 pm
Spotted on Broadway in Somerville: A Coronamobile

Or is it the return of the Toyota Corona? In any case, Gazoo's photo of a car parked outside Wally's Barber Shop on Broadway in Somerville today is sure to go viral.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 5:30 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports 35 Covid-19 cases in Boston this month have been traced to the outbreak in Provincetown - most in people who had been fully vaccinated. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 1:59 pm

Cambridge Day reports.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:00 am

Boston University President Robert Brown said today that optimism that all Boston University employees would get vaccinated against the virus proved unwarranted, so the school is now requiring that everybody who gets a BU paycheck either show proof of vaccination by Sept. 2 - or really good proof why they should be exempted for medical or religious reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 10:35 pm
MBTA ad poster that calls for less isolating, more maskless partying

You're still supposed to wear a mask on the T and thanks to the delta variant, Covid-19 numbers are beginning to slowly rise in Massachusetts again, so what better time for the T to try to get people back on the subway than with ads showing maskless young people whooping it up? Our own Ron Newman spotted this today at Charles/MGH. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 7:18 pm

Never mind Pope Francis has urged his flock to get Covid-19 shots, that, in fact, he calls people who refuse them sufferers of "suicidal denialism." Associated Press reports parents of some Boston College student are rending their garments over the way the Jesuit-run school is refusing to grant their children religious exemptions.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 4:09 pm

WBZ Newsradio reports a year after the feds approved money for unemployment for people who normally wouldn't qualify - gig workers and freelancers - the state Office of Labor and Workforce Development is now trying to claw some of that money back, demanding up to $30,000 in repayments from some people.

Some freelancers said they resorted to self-medicating to deal with the stress of unexpectedly owing thousands, or had even become suicidal.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 3:36 pm

The First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. at the Monnument, will ring its bells 600 times at noon on Sunday now that the US has passed 600,000 deaths from the virus.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 11:41 am

Jon Masters reports the Commonwealth has enabled a system that is supposed to alert people with Android or Apple phones if they come within infecting distance of people who have reported being infected with Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:19 pm

The annual Donna Summer Disco Party, in honor of Boston's own, returns this month after being canceled last summer. The free party starts at 6 p.m. on June 24 in Copley Square.

No roller rink this time, but, yes, a disco ball - along with glow sticks and lots of lights. Also, hand sanitizer (attendees are encouraged to wear a mask, although one isn't required).

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 1:27 pm

WBZ reports.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 11:19 am
Possibly win a cash injection for your Covid-19 shot

Massachusetts adults who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will get a shot at one of five $1-million prizes, while kids between 12 and 17 could get $300,000 injected into their 529 college funds, under a program unveiled today to try to convince people who don't think the threat of death or long hauling is quite enough of a reason to get vaccinated. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 9:36 am
Covid-19 levels in the sewage from the southern half of the MWRA system

Covid-19 levels in the sewage from the southern half of the MWRA system. Source.

Today's the day the State of Emergency is officially over, although you might still have to wear a mask in certain places, like hospitals. So go out and celebrate. But maybe first pause for a moment in memory of the more than 17,000 Massachusetts residents who died.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 4:54 pm
JP Licks in Jamaica Plain

Hard to miss the JP Licks on Centre Street, thanks to the giant cow's head.

The owner of the onetime firehouse at 661 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain this week sued her ex-husband, who runs the J.P. Licks ice-cream chain based there, for some $113,000 in back rent from last year. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 11:49 am

Update: Judge dismisses suit.

A student at New England Law says the school's policy that his attendance this fall is conditional on his showing proof of Covid-19 vaccination violates the "unconditional" scholarship he says he was awarded, so he's suing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 10:50 am
USS Constitution moves into Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni watched the USS Constitution leave its Charlestown dock for a harbor tour and 21-gun salute to honor people who cared for us and kept us safe during the pandemic.

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

The BPDA board agreed today to let developers of a proposed residential and hotel building on Tremont Street in Chinatown eliminate space for the long awaited BPL Chinatown branch because of funding complications caused by Covid-19. Read more.

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