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…

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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…

Community Featured Food & Drink Meetings

City Hearings Dish Out Details on Extension of Outdoor Dining and Heating Options

Conducting two hearings on Thursday, the City of Boston’s Licensing Board in concert with an interdepartmental team discussed details related to outdoor dining. Following the Walsh administration’s decision to extend outdoor dining until at least December 1st in an effort to offer continued relief for the restaurant industry in the wake of the COVID-19 publish Read More…

Business Government

City Council Considers Proposal for Residential Kitchen Permits for Entrepreneurs

At-Large City Councilor Julia Mejia offered a proposal to the City Council during their Wednesday meeting to consider offering residential kitchen permits in the City of Boston. A residential kitchen, also known as cottage food operations, is a kitchen located in a private home. There are two types of residential kitchen permits: retail and wholesale. Read More…

Featured Food & Drink Government

Colder Weather Poses Threat to Restaurants Dependent on Outdoor Dining

During the City Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Councilor Kenzie Bok (District 8) offered a proposal targeted at assisting the restaurant industry by promoting pedestrian traffic through various City-sponsored markets. With the threat of colder weather approaching, many restaurants who have come to depend on the City’s outdoor dining program are in danger of seeing Read More…

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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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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…

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…

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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…