Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Emergency Order Goes Into Effect Today, Speak for the Trees Online Event, NEMPAC Live Instagram Theatre Class, Which Businesses Will Remain Open?

Today is Tuesday, March 24 and starting today at noon Governor Baker’s emergency order goes into effect requiring all non-essential businesses to close and the Department of Public Health has issued a two-week stay-at-home advisory, read more here. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 10:30AM NEMPAC Live Instagram Community Classes: Family Theatre 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…

Transportation

No Tickets/Towing for Street Sweeping Due to COVID-19

While street cleaning is still operating on a normal schedule, the City of Boston is not ticketing or towing for street sweeping violations at this time. With residents being asked to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel in attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Boston Transportation Department is not enforcing street Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Meetings

North End Waterfront Health Coalition Manager Perry Discusses Substance Abuse Prevention & Outreach

David Perry, Coalition Manager at the North End Waterfront (NEW) Health Center led a discussion on substance abuse, support, and local resources at the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) March meeting. The mission is to educate, prevent, and treat some of the substance abuse disorders that are within the North End community. The primary concerns, Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Greenway Flowers

Nature sends us this hopeful note of blooming flowers along the Greenway, empty of people as regular action has come to a pause amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Photos shared by Dr. Joseph Mendola. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Improv Asylum Alum Donates $25K to Cover Actors’ Salaries, Virtual Hearing on COVID-19 Preparedness, Bruins Owner Sets Up Coronavirus Crisis Fund

Today is Monday, March 23 and the Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs announced a coronavirus crisis plan on Saturday that established a $1.5 million fund to pay part-time arena employees, read more on Masslive.com. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 1:00PM Virtual Public Hearing: COVID-19 Preparedness. Please see the following link to Read More…

Commentaries Featured Government

Downtown Journal: Charlie and Marty, Leaders for Tough Times

Downtown JournalAn occasional column about city life Nothing dulls my senses more than a televised press conference. However, recent State House pressers starring Charlie Baker catch my full attention. When the Massachusetts governor talks to reporters about the coronavirus situation, he communicates clearly and speaks well, answering reporters’ questions without attitude or comment. Baker, generally, Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Construction Halted at Langone & Puopolo Parks

As of March 16, 2020, the City of Boston temporarily paused construction projects as part of the efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. This includes the renovations of the Langone & Puopolo Fields in the North End along Commercial Street. Construction began last summer on a project to renovate the parks, putting in synthetic Read More…