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By adamg - 9/21/20 - 11:31 pm

"2020 In Review"

Dan Dehart is a teacher at the Haley Pilot School in Roslindale, who posted this review of 2020 for his students as they began their new year (remotely) today.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:09 pm
401 Congress St. architect's rendering

401 Congress St. rendering by Sasaki.

Developer John Hynes last week asked the BPDA for permission to convert several floors in a proposed 18-story building on Congress Street from office space, which few now want, to life-sciences R&D space, which is suddenly in great demand, both because of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:37 pm

Winthrop Police report fining a Bellevue Avenue man $300 for failing to comply with state Covid-19 regulations after officers responding to "multiple reports about a loud party" found about 30 people having a grand but largely maskless time, in a town that the state has ranked as having a high Covid-19 risk. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports DCR has Jersey-barriered a pebbly stretch of the shoreline along Dorchester Bay off Morrissey Boulevard because too many of the people using it to launch small boats and Jet Skis were failing to observe basic Covid-19 social-distancing requirements and because too many people were using it as a place to drink and weren't cleaning up after themselves.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:43 pm

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts tonight. It's normally a time to go to temple, where the new year is brought in with blasts from the shofar. but, of course, not this year. Several congregations in Brookline and Brighton have organized outdoor shofar blowings at 4 p.m. on Sunday (5 p.m. at Amory Park): Read more.

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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 10:10 pm

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller reported tonight that the state has changed Newton's Covid-19 risk level from "low" to "moderate" because the city's average number of new daily cases has increased to 4.1 from 1.9 last week - which she said is not due just to the the Boston College outbreak but also because: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:51 pm

Northeastern University announced tonight that it's reversed its decision to make 11 first-year students found in a room together forfeit roughly $28,000 in payments if they decide to re-enlist at the school for the spring - the money will instead go towards the cost of being at Northeastern then. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:50 am

The Boston Sun reports the Hingham Institute for Savings is closing its Beacon Hill branch and that Cambridge Trust is seeking permission to shut its branch on Tremont Street in the South End.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 3:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today released new regulations that let restaurants that have permission to create patios on sidewalks and parking spaces due to Covid-19 can keep them open through at least Dec. 1 - and that restaurants with permanent patios can keep them running as long as the heaters and their patrons can hold out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 10:55 am
New lanterns on the Greenway

Photo via Greenway Conservancy. See it larger.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway has installed a series of lanterns on its Chinatown stretch by artist Yu-Wen Wu that commemorate the history of both Chinatown and Chinese immigration to the US. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:56 pm

New England Law Boston has filed plans with the BPDA to rent the 6,400-square-foot ballroom at the neighboring Revere Hotel on Stuart Street for use as a three-section classroom. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 1:06 pm

WFXT reports Dover-Sherborn High School was supposed to open to students tomorrow, but put that off after a major party on Friday where up to 150 kids were found boozing it up without masks on. It joins Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in having students who just can't control themselves during a pandemic.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 12:49 pm

Exodus Bagels reports its outpost at Washington and Green streets in Jamaica Plain might remain shut for a year, so it's started selling the sandwiches and coffee and other drinks it used to sell there out of its kitchen off Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, at least Thursdays through Sundays. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 10:03 am

With Boston College in the news because of a Covid-19 outbreak, a school vice president e-mailed students Friday afternoon reminding them to wear masks, social distance and not have parties, at the risk of suspension. The student newspaper, the Heights, however, reported on the scene on campus Friday night: Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/20 - 12:18 pm

WBZ reports Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School will start the new year with entirely remote learning for at least two weeks to reduce the risk that some kids who fled a boozy party when police arrived might spread Covid-19.

Officials had hoped to start the year with one of those hybrid schedules, but had to go to all remote after because so many local kids went to the crowded party and then ran away when police arrived, with many of the students who were nabbed giving police fake names.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 9:42 pm

Newton and Boston are taking over Covid-19 tracking and followup of positive cases from Boston College now that the school has become the first in the Boston area to develop a Covid-19 outbreak, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 11:35 am

Boston College reported today that 67 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week, up from 46 on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 11:00 am

Fallon Ambulance is setting up a Covid-19 testing site at the bucolic Endicott Estate, 656 East St., now that the town has made the state's list of "red" towns, likely due to some local teenagers who couldn't resist partying like it was the Before Times. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 3:38 pm

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission voted last week to indefinitely suspend the liquor license of a Weymouth bar where inspectors say they found an unmasked bartender, customers swigging liquor without food and an owner whom inspectors said told them that coronavirus "is a bunch of bullshit" and "that no government is going to tell me how to run my business." Read more.

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