Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Architect Behind City Hall Design Passes From COVID-19, Boston Calling Canceled, Scenes From an Empty Boston

Today is Wednesday, April 1 and while it may be April Fools Day, it’s no joke that the Boston Calling Music Festival scheduled for late May has officially been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, read more on BostonCalling.com. Here’s what else you need to know for today… Tony Demarco Win World’s Welterweight Title. On Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Extended Closing to May 4th for Non-Essential Businesses; Stay-at-Home Advisory Remains in Effect

State officials extended the emergency order closing of non-essential businesses through May 4th and announced several updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the Department of Public Health’s Stay-At-Home Advisory remains in effect. Hotels, motels, and short-term rentals may now only be used for efforts related to fighting COVID-19, like front line health workers Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Social Distancing Needed at RUFF Dog Park, Basketball Court Closures at Polcari Playground

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Social Distancing Needed at RUFF Dog Park This 311 user says, “People are bringing their dogs to the RUFF dog park in North End and not Read More…

Government

Councilor Edwards Proposes Using Community Preservation Act Funds for Emergency Rental Relief

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who is also the Chair of the Boston City Council Committee on Housing and Community Development, is proposing a reallocation of $2 million of Community Preservation Act revenue to an emergency rental voucher program to provide relief for residents economically impacted by COVID-19. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) typically provides Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: How Are You Keeping Busy During the Stay-at-Home Advisory?

Early last week, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all non-essential businesses to close and for residents to remain at home in attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a two-week stay-at-home advisory outlining self-isolation and social distancing protocols. The Order also limits gatherings to 10 people during the state of emergency, a Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Superb Grocery Service in North End During Virus Crisis

We are living in a challenging time and in unchartered territory. When people or groups step up to the plate to serve the greater cause they deserve great thanks and recognition. We want to recognize the extreme effort being made by Steve DeAngelis, owner and the many employees of the Golden Goose Urban Market on Commercial Street in Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Women in the Workforce Event, Union Wharf Architecture, Off Their Plate Feeds Healthcare Workers, Recognizing the Goose

Today is Tuesday, March 31 and The Massachusetts Health Council is running a COVID-19 video contest for middle and high school students in Massachusetts as a positive way for students can keep busy during this pandemic, continue reading. Superb Grocery Service in North End During Virus Crisis We are living in a challenging time and Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment Kids & Families

COVID-19 Video Contest for Massachusetts Students

The Massachusetts Health Council is running a COVID-19 video contest for middle and high school students in Massachusetts. As a positive way for students can keep busy during this pandemic, the Council has announced a contest to put together a video on the importance of following public health guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Boston Public Market Pop-Up Outdoor Market is Open!

*Sponsored Post* Boston Public Market (BPM)’s pop up Outdoor Market is open as the BPM strives to continue to be a resource for our community with fresh, local food and to support our small business vendors! Outdoor Market DetailsDays: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and SaturdayTime: 11AM – 3PMLocation: Outdoor Plaza (along Surface Road) at 100 Hanover Read More…