Featured Health & Environment

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…

Announcements Health & Environment

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…

Announcements Health & Environment

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…

Featured Health & Environment

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…

Featured Health & Environment

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…

Featured Health & Environment

Labor Day Weekend Draws COVID-19 Concerns; Three More States Qualify As Lower-Risk for Travel Order [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were thirteen 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 3rd. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stand at 588, a rate of 105.5 per 10,000 residents. The City of Boston reported 15,788 total cases Read More…

Health & Environment

How Do We Celebrate Recovery Month in the North End?

Recovery Month can be defined as a national observance held every September to celebrate how individuals with both mental health and substance use issues can live healthy, meaningful and rewarding lives. This month has a dual purpose to educate communities and the public about addiction and mental health so that we can understand the tremendous stories Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

Reader Poll: How Do You Feel About the Mandatory Flu Shot for Students?

Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a public health mandate that requires nearly all students in the state to get a flu shot before the end of the calendar year. The goal behind this requirement, according to Baker, is to reduce flu-related illness while the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Read More…