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COVID-19 Eviction / Foreclosure Moratorium Bill Becomes Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the H.4647 bill into law this week, halting most Massachusetts evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus pandemic. Passed unanimously by the House, a final version was negotiated with the Senate late last week. Under the new law, all eviction proceedings will stop for four months or until 45 days after the Read More…

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Aquarium Announces Downsizing Moves

The New England Aquarium announced a series of budget cuts to preserve resources it believes will help the waterfront institution survive the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “This was a heartbreaking decision, as it included staff layoffs and furloughs, and every member of our team is fiercely committed to the Aquarium and its mission,” Read More…

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Photo Gallery: Boston’s Empty Streets During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The beginning of Spring would normally have the North End and downtown Boston streets bustling with locals and visitors taking in the season after a long Winter. As the business shutdowns and stay-at-home advisories associated with the COVID-19 outbreak have gone into effect, the streets are very quiet with very few moving vehicles, and only Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh Discuss Essential Services Order and Stay-at-Home Advisory

On Monday, March 23, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all employers that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public from Tuesday, March 24, at 12 p.m. (noon) until Tuesday, April 7 at noon. Exempt industries include: healthcare, public safety, groceries and take-out restaurants, utilities and infrastructure Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Food & Drink

The Feast of San Gennaro has Been Canceled for September

The Feast of San Gennaro would have celebrated its third Boston iteration this year but has been canceled for this September, according to its North End organizers Frank DePasquale, Pasquale Trotta and Nick Varano who vow to bring it back in September 2021.  “It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone our Read More…

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Massachusetts Restaurants and Bars to Close to Slow Spread of Coronavirus

Starting Tuesday, March 17th, all Massachusetts restaurants and bars are ordered to close for on-site service and open only for take-out and delivery, said Gov. Charlie Baker at a Sunday press conference. The closure will last at least through April 5th, with a potential for further extension. The dramatic action is directly intended to slow Read More…

Featured Schools

Eliot School Closed for a Week Due to Positive Coronavirus Case

Boston Public Schools has closed the North End’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School through March 18th due to a presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 in a non-student member of the school community. The three Eliot school buildings (Charter St., North Bennet and Commercial Street) are expected to re-open on Thursday, March 19th. In Read More…