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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…

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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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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…

Featured Government Meetings

Elected Officials Discuss North End Projects; Homelessness in the Neighborhood; Cocktails To-Go; Police Reform Legislation

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted a virtual joint meeting to hear updates from local elected officials. Follow along with the video or find it summarized below. Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) provided updates about North End improvements that were included in the City’s FY21 budget and other 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…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Mayor Walsh Provides Updates on COVID-19, Schools, Parking, Outdoor Dining, Parks & Violence

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) hosted a virtual joint meeting on Wednesday evening to talk with local elected officials about updates for the neighborhood in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Marty Walsh discussed the current COVID-19 data and the City’s reopening plan. Boston entered 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…