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Monday’s Brief: Patriots Day, City Trucks with COVID-19 Messages, Remembering Bobby D

Today is Monday, April 20 – Patriots Day. The Paul Revere House and the Old North Church & Historic Site, two North End sites that played pivotal roles in Paul Revere’s midnight ride 245 years ago, will commemorate Patriots’ Day a bit differently this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sites will celebrate virtually with videos, podcasts, and at-home activities, continue reading.

Here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead…

Notable News:

‘New Tactics’: Boston to Deploy Sound Trucks With Coronavirus Message

Yesterday, the city took a new approach in the fight against the coronavirus by deploying trucks that broadcasted coronavirus messages in multiple languages in neighborhoods that have COVID-19 rates higher than the rest of the city, read more on NBC Boston.

Marathon Prep Postponed:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, April 21

2:00PM City Council Hearing on Social Impact of COVID-19. The public may watch this hearing via live stream at www.boston.gov/city-council-tv. The hearing will address the social impacts of COVID-19 pandemic response measures relative to domestic violence, social isolation, and mental health. To submit a written testimony, email ccc.health@boston.gov

Wednesday, April 22

8:30AM Virtual Harbor Use Public Forum: 100 Acre Open Space Plan. Join Boston Harbor Now for this month’s Harbor Use Public Forum with the Boston Planning and Development Agency and their team from Sasaki. The virtual presentation, hosted via Zoom, will focus on the work to update the Fort Point District 100 Acres Master Plan, a 2006 document, in order to develop greater design and program of public open space required for new development entitlements as well as the recommendations of Coastal Resilience Solutions for South Boston, see additional details here.

2:00PM City Council Hearing on the Proposed Guidelines for Ventilator Distribution and ICU Beds. A hearing on the proposed guidelines for ventilator distribution and ICU beds in the event of a shortage and ensuring that health inequities do not dictate medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public may watch this hearing via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv.

From the Community:

In Loving Memory Of Robert “Bobby D” DeCristoforo

10 years ago, on April 19, 2010, our dear friend Bobby D was taken away from us totally unexpectedly. It was a shock to all of us that someone so kind, so caring and so loving could be gone so young. During this crazy time of Covid-19, the world needs people like Bobby D to help us all get through this.  Bobby would not be asking why this was happening, he would be looking to see what he could do to help those who were in need, continue reading.

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One Reply to “Monday’s Brief: Patriots Day, City Trucks with COVID-19 Messages, Remembering Bobby D

  1. For more than 20 years we ran a Sunday morning basketball game at the 4Cs. We were a small group of present and ex North Enders. Plus, the game was joined by a lot of the local guys. Every year, I had to track down Bobby who ran the place for the Franciscans. He really was not supposed to let it be used by a non official community group. He would always start with a ‘no’. But, I knew he would ultimately say ‘yes’. He would come by and get the place open every Sunday morning for us. It was such a great time thanks to Bobby.

    Over the years, when I took my kids to games, Bobby always went out of his way to say hello to me and my kids. He was a great guy.

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