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Family to Hold Swabbing Event for Girl Needing Bone Marrow Transplant Match

The D’Amore and DiPrizio families are holding a swabbing event to find a bone marrow transplant match for Giovanna Grace. “Gigi” has been diagnosed with Mendelian Susceptibility which is a rare immune deficiency that causes severe infections. The father, Victor D’Amore, is the nephew of North End resident Natalina Tizzano and Gigi’s mother is Angela Read More…

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Life on the Corner: The Boston Floating Hospital

I read recently that Tufts Medical Center is renaming the Boston Floating Hospital and it will now be known as the Tufts Children’s Hospital. Although I think this is sad, I suppose they have to compete with Children’s, MGH/Brigham, and Boston Medical Center, and a name change might better reflect the hospital’s present location. To Read More…

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North End Water & Sewer Works Oct. 2020 Update: New Hydrants for Fulton St.; Work Continues on Battery St., Cleveland Pl., & Commercial Wharf N.

The October 2020 work plan by Boston Water & Sewer Commission is shown below. In September, sewer pipes were replaced on Margaret St. and Battery St., and sewer lines were lined on Commercial Wharf N., and Cleveland Pl. In October, residents can expect to see work continue on Battery St., Cleveland Pl., and Commercial Wharf N., as Read More…

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Two Charged in Connection to Holyoke Soldiers’ Home COVID-19 Outbreak; Brigham & Women’s Sees Cluster Among Staff and Patients [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were fourteen new COVID-19 cases this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through September 24th. Visits to the Emergency Department for COVID-19-like-illness decreased from 2.6% to 2.1%. The City of Boston reported 16,924 total cases with 410 new cases this week Read More…

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North End Against Drugs Highlights Dangers of Vaping

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) shares these posters to highlight the dangers of vaping and to offer tips on how to talk to friends and families about e-cigarettes. NEAD has not been able to host some of its annual gatherings during to COVID-19 public safety restrictions, but the group is working to schedule events and, Read More…

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Greenway Introduces Interactive Bloom Tracker

An Interactive Bloom Tracker for the Rose Kennedy Greenway now lets visitors locate and learn more about flowering perennials across the park. The tracker was created in partnership with Boston company WorkReduce, which provides the technology for this interactive data visualization project that graphs more than 300,000 data points and over 800 varieties of plants. “The Read More…

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Massachusetts’s Positive Test Rate Remains Below 1% [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were twenty-eight new COVID-19 cases this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through September 17th. Visits to the Emergency Department for COVID-19-like-illness increased from 1.9% to 2.6%. The City of Boston reported 16,514 total cases with 408 new cases this week according Read More…

Health & Environment Transportation

Healthy Streets Phase Two: Bus Priority Corridors; Permanent Bike Lanes

The second phase of the Healthy Streets Program, an initiative to support a safe reopening and equitable recovery from COVID-19, includes new, permanent bus priority lanes and connected bike lanes to provide safe access to jobs and open spaces. Bike Routes In late July, the City created “pop-up” bike lanes on many streets in the Read More…

Community Health & Environment

“Boston Blooms with Daffodils” This Fall

“Boston Blooms with Daffodils” will return this fall, a recurring beautification initiative in the City of Boston. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will distribute over 15,000 daffodil bulbs for planting on public ways citywide. Individuals, civic associations, church groups, sports leagues, scout troops, open space advocates, and parks friends are encouraged to sign up Read More…

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Some Boston Colleges See Coronavirus Clusters; State Travel Exemption List Changes Yet Again [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were twelve new COVID-19 cases this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through September 10th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 600, a rate of 107.7 per 10,000 residents. The City of Boston reported 16,106 total cases Read More…