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…

Community Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: As the Pandemic Continues, Would You Ride the MBTA?

In mid-March, when the COVID-19 pandemic started causing major shutdowns, many individuals moved away from taking public transportation when possible with concerns over crowded spaces and shared touch points. However, a recent Boston Globe article explains the T may not be as risky of a place as people think. With many individuals still working remotely, Read More…

Featured Government Schools

Mayor’s Column: Our Fall School Plans are Guided by Health, Safety, and Equity

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Boston’s families safe, healthy, and equitably supported has been our top priority. That’s why we made the tough but necessary decision to close Boston Public Schools buildings in March. In a matter of days, we began distributing Chromebooks 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…

Commentaries Featured Government Schools

Councilor Edwards on Boston Public Schools’ Phased Reopening

Honoring our Kids Success – At-Home and Beyond the Virtual Classroom By District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards Boston Public School (BPS) families and guardians have endured unimaginable hardship since the onset of the COVID pandemic and face uncertainty for the upcoming academic year. Once surrounded by vital classroom interactions, our kids are now relegated Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Featured

Saint Anthony’s Feast 2020 Virtual Celebrations Aug. 27–30

It will be a different celebration this year for Boston’s largest and most famous Italian street festival as they continue to honor Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy during COVID-19. This year, you can celebrate over a century of faith, family, community and tradition during our online celebration of Saint Anthony’s Feast on August 27 – 30, 2020. The Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

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…

Business Featured

I AM Books to Close Physical Store in Boston’s North End

I AM Books, an Italian American Cultural hub and bookstore, has announced they will be closing their physical location at 189 North Street in Boston’s North End. In a letter to the community, owners Nicola and Jim explained that the huge toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses over the past five months, combined Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: How Do You Feel About the Return of College Students Amid COVID-19?

September 1 is quickly approaching and with it, the annual return of college students to the Boston area. In recent years, this has meant a notable increase in Boston’s population, with students living both on campus and in rented city apartments. In 2018, the Globe noted more than 136,000 students would be moving in at Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

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…