Gov. Baker announced today that he's extended the state's ban on evicting tenants and foreclosing on homeowners through Oct. 17, based on an April law letting him due that because of Covid-19. Read more.
Groveland, across the Merrimack from Haverhill, is one of those places you never hear about unless something awful happens there. Welcome to Groveland, where a white vigilante decided to chase after a black woman driving through the town - where she lives. Read more.
Two landlords, one the retired owner of a small building in Allston, have filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Judicial Court seeking to overturn a law passed and signed last month that bars the eviction of most tenants during the current state of emergency. Read more.
Greg Cook educates us on the history of the poodles, owls and other sculptures permanently affixed to the exterior of 9 Dwight St. How did this whimsy ever get approved in a neighborhood with a historic commission? Well, it went up in the 1960s and 1970s, when the architectural standards in the South End were not what they are today.
Mayor Walsh said today that the 1,000-bed field hospital set up in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has been named the Boston Hope Medical Center and could open to patients tomorrow. Read more.
Mayor Walsh said today that work has started at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to create an area that can house up to 1,000 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 but who do not need more intensive hospital care. Read more.
At yesterday's Zoomed-in City Council meeting, Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester), delayed action on a resolution calling on the city and state to freeze rents, mortgages, evictions and foreclosures during the Covid-19 state of emergency. Read more.
The Quincy Department of Public Works implores you to throw them in the trash, not in the toilet, because even the "flushable" ones really aren't and the last thing you'd want at a time like this is the embarrassment of having to explain to a plumber why your pipes are clogged - or being the wipe that broke the camel's back and completely jammed up a nearby sewer main.
Mayor Walsh announced tonight that several landlords have agreed to not evict tenants for at least 90 days or as long as the commonwealth is under a state of emergency due to Covid-19, and that a group representing Boston-area landlords is asking its other members to honor that commitment as well. Read more.
Live Boston reports that the driver of a tractor trailer slammed into several houses on Hampden Street near Dubois Street in Roxbury around 1 p.m. on Thursday. Boston EMS transported the injured driver to a local hospital, but no residents were hurt in the crash, in which the driver first crashed into a UPS truck before hitting the houses, Live Boston reports.
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday denied a request from the owner of a house on Harvest Street to add dormers to her attic so she could build a master bedroom there and move in - after neighbors, the local civic association and several elected officials opposed her proposal. Read more.
Bloomberg reports Boston-area rents dropped 0.2% from September to October, which, when coupled with an even smaller decrease in New York rents, was apparently enough to cause an unexpected bit of a slowdown in national inflation numbers.