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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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North End Water & Sewer Works Sept. 2020 Update: Work Continues on Tileston St., Margaret St., & Battery St.

The September 2020 work plan by Boston Water & Sewer Commission is shown below. In August, sewer pipes were replaced on Tileston, Margaret, and Battery Streets. Water mains were also replaced on Tileston and Battery Streets. Work will continue on these streets in September, with some disruptions on Cleveland Place as well. See below for more details Read More…

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Four States Added to Quarantine-Exempt List; Boston Public Library Copley Branch Reopens for Limited Use [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 August 27th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stand at 575, a rate of 103.2 per 10,000 residents. Visits to the Emergency Department for Read More…

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Schools to Begin Remotely; Indoor Movie Theaters Reopen [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

The City of Boston reported 15,084 total cases with 334 new cases last week according to Boston’s COVID-19 tracking dashboard. The City reported three new deaths last week with the total number of deaths standing at 746. According to the state’s new weekly reporting on case counts in each city/town, Boston was shown to have an average daily incidence Read More…

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Boston Public Schools Plan for Reopening [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were fifteen new 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 August 13th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stand at 550, a rate of 98.7 per 10,000 residents. Visits to the Emergency Department for COVID-19-like-illness decreased slightly Read More…

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NEW Health Commemorates National Health Center Week

COVID-19 testing and other resources for community care made possible by recent funding NEW Health, a federally qualified health center and an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center, recognizes National Health Center Week. This year’s theme is “lighting the way for healthier communities today and in the future,” and NEW Health is Read More…

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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…