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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 - 5/18/20 - 9:20 am

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, an oncologist at Mass. General, files her latest report from the front line: Things are getting better, even if very slowly, MGH has reduced the number of ICU beds and begun re-opening operating rooms for non-Covid-19 patients. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 9:03 am

You know which one. Watch.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 10:49 pm

The Massachusetts Municipal Association has gotten a copy of at least some of Gov. Baker's planned orders for easing pandemic restrictions, which he will announce tomorrow at his daily press conference. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 2:24 pm

The Dorchester Reporter interviews state Rep. Liz Miranda (D-5th Suffolk) on her recovery, along with her father, who is now out of the hospital. Of 20 family members, 15 tested positive for the virus.

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By adamg - 5/16/20 - 9:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a woman they say objected to the presence of officers on Friend Street, where she was enjoying some Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc with a companion around 6 p.m. on Thursday, so she began swearing at them and when that failed to get them move along, hurled one of her bottles of the wine at a cruiser, hitting one of the cops. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 12:20 pm

Mandarin Gourmet, at the Putterham rotary, announced today it's re-opening Monday, for takeout only. It had closed last month for Covid-19 reasons.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 11:13 am

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone announced yesterday that the city has canceled all large events for the rest of 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns: Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 10:51 am

WHDH reports (scroll down the page a bit) that police in Malden had to break up a big birthday party - in the parking lot of a local bowling alley - that City Council President Jadeane Sica-Bernbaum threw for her daughter on turning 21. The station quotes her as saying she really does get this pandemic stuff, you know, like not having gatherings of more than ten people, but dammit, she's a mother, too.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 10:23 pm

A federal judge in Boston today ordered Pedro Mejia Salazar released from prison, six months before his scheduled release, because he has numerous health issues that could put him at risk if he contracted Covid-19 behind bars: He's 76 and suffers from diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure and has just one kidney because he had to have one removed after he was diagnosed with renal cancer. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 3:32 pm
Plush bear with mask

Disgruntled Essential Peasant reports that benches at Mission Park off Huntington Avenue are now occupied by several large plush bears, all wearing masks, of course.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 3:14 pm

Small Business & Workforce Development (Docket #0663)

Several city councilors and an aide to Mayor Walsh put delivery companies on notice today: Do more to help out restaurants and consumers by curbing fees during the pandemic or the city will impose fee caps as is being done in other cities. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 10:56 am

The city and Massachusetts General Hospital today released results from the recent random Covid-19 testing in East Boston, Roslindale and part of Dorchester: 9.9% of the people tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies - and that roughly 1 in 40 people with no symptoms were currently infected with the virus and so potentially infectious themselves. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 9:23 am

In a letter to lawyers yesterday, leaders of the state trial and appeals courts announced their court buildings will likely remain shut through at least the end of June, but that trials probably won't restart until September, due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 9:48 pm

ISO New England, which runs the New England power grid, reports consumer electricity use is down 3-5% based on what we would normally see for the kind of temperatures we've seen of late.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 5:01 pm

WBUR reports on the latest figures, which include both people who have filed for traditional unemployment insurance and nearly a quarter-million people filing under the new "pandemic" insurance, which covers freelancers and gig workers - so we've now surpassed the numbers from the 2008-2009 recession.

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 - 5/14/20 - 10:59 am

A federal judge yesterday denied a request by a man facing 11 armed-robbery counts that he be allowed to await trial at his mother's home in Chelsea due to health issues that might put him at risk of complications should he contract Covid-19 behind bars, ruling he would prove too much of a potential menace to society - and that given he is facing serious time behind bars, he would prove too much of a flight risk. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 2:25 pm

Deans at Harvard's medical and dental schools told students today that due to Covid-19, the fall semester for incoming students will start with only online classes - a couple weeks after a Harvard University official said that the main Harvard campus would be open to students in September. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 9:28 am

The Massachusetts Production Coalition's Made In MA Streaming lists 50 movies made in Massachusetts over the past five years that you can stream as you stay at home.

Via East Boston Times-Free Press.

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