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Gov. Baker Boosts Enforcement in Midst of Rising Cases; Postpones Step 2 of Phase III Indefinitely [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

The Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods experienced a 50% increase in new cases this week with sixteen new cases reported by the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through August 6th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stand at 535, a rate of 96 per 10,000 residents. Visits Read More…

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Massachusetts Sees Uptick In Cases; Mayor Walsh Says Increase Not a Concern in Boston [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were 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 July 30th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 519, a rate of 93.1 per 10,000 residents. About 1.6% of all Emergency Department visits were Read More…

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North End Water & Sewer Works Aug. 2020 Update: Work Starts on Battery St. & Commercial Wharf N., Continues on Tileston St. & Margaret St.

The August 2020 work plan by Boston Water & Sewer Commission is shown below. In July, water & sewer main work was completed on Lewis St. and pipes were replaced on Tileston and Margaret Streets. In August, work will begin on Battery St. and Commercial Wharf North. Expect replacement of water and sewer mains to continue on Read More…

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Massachusetts Issues Strict New Travel Guidelines, Non-Compliance Fines [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were five 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 July 23rd. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 511, a rate of 91.7 per 10,000 residents. About 1.9% of all Emergency Department visits were Read More…

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What’s the 311? North St. Trash, Commercial St. Broken Sidewalk

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. Residential Trash out Illegally on North St This 311 user says, “Out illegally in front of 336 North St. The North End trash should not be Read More…

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Officials Continue to Push the Importance of Face Coverings, Remaining Vigilant [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were nine 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 July 16th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 506, a rate of 90.8 per 10,000 residents. About 1.8% of all Emergency Department visits were Read More…

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What’s the 311? Dog Poop on Salutation St., Basketball at Polcari Playground, Needle Found at Copps Hill Terrace, Mirabella Pool Graffiti

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. Pet Owner Pick Up on Salutation Street This 311 user writes, “Please have this removed! Every single day between the urine and dog feces can’t walk Read More…

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Boston’s Museums & Fitness Centers Reopen Next Week, Data Continues Positive Trend for Reopening [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were eleven 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 July 9th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 497, a rate of 89.2 per 10,000 residents. The number of Emergency Department visits for COVID-19-like-illness Read More…

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Reader Poll: Would You Feel Safe Going to the Movies?

Phase Three of Massachusetts gradual reopening plan following the shutdown due to COVID-19 began on Monday, with Boston delaying a week and starting phase three on July 13. This phase includes many indoor businesses, such as gyms, museums, movie theaters, libraries, and casinos. While many Boston-area museums and cultural institutions have announced reopening dates, local Read More…