Community Featured Health & Environment

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…

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…

Featured Food & Drink Health & Environment

Indoor Dining, 50% Offices as Step 2 of Phase II Begins Monday; Recent Protests Show Low Infection Rate [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

Governor Charlie Baker announced that restaurants can begin opening their indoor dining rooms on Monday, June 22nd as Massachusetts enters Step 2 in Phase II of the state’s reopening plan. Offices can also increase their capacity to 50% and retail dressing rooms can be visited by appointment. Close-contact personal services such as nail salons and Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Four New Coronavirus Weekly Cases Downtown; Walsh Declares Racism as Public Health Crisis; [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

For the second week in a row, the downtown neighborhood residents reported only a handful of coronavirus weekly cases. There were four new cases this week (versus five last week) reported in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through June 11th. The Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Neighborhood Will Decide on Columbus Statue, Say Walsh and Michlewitz; Talk Outdoor Tables, Feasts, Pool, Voting at Residents Meeting [Video]

NEWRA MEETING VIDEO Click/tap here to view the video of Mayor Mayor Marty Walsh and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, as well as the entire North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Use the password: 7Z!+uG8. (including the period) Following a brief COVID-19 update, Boston Mayor Walsh and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz weighed in on Read More…

Business Government

Mayor’s Column: Helping Small Businesses Through the Boston Reopen Fund

The Boston Reopen fund is helping small businesses open their doors while keeping our community safe. By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of the people of Boston has been my top priority. As our city and our state begin a gradual reopening process, based on Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

Local Cases Continue Decline; Massachusetts Enters Phase II [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were five new coronavirus cases reported this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods reported by the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through June 4th. That represents about a 75% decrease in new cases from the prior week where there were twenty new cases. The total number of Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

Cases Continue Positive Trend as Boston Prepares to Reopen Offices June 1st [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were 375 new COVID-19 cases citywide reported on the COVID-19 case tracking dashboard through May 29th, a 52% decrease in new cases from last week when Boston had 779 new cases. Boston’s Emergency Departments (ED) reported that 3.5% of all ED visits were for COVID-19-like illness (CLI). This is down from 4.5% the prior Read More…

Business Featured Government Transportation

New “Healthy Streets” Program Will Expand Bus Stops, Create More Bike Lanes

As part of the City’s reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Walsh has announced a new “healthy streets” program that will reimagine streets to support businesses and restaurants, provide additional space for residents using public transportation, and accelerate the installation of bike lanes. The series of changes to Boston’s streets builds on Mayor Walsh’s Read More…

Business Featured Government

Reopen Boston Fund to Provide $6 Million to Support Small Businesses

The Reopen Boston Fund will provide $6 million in new debt-free grants to help qualified small businesses implement the necessary public health measures required to reopen safely as the City continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This new funding is aimed at supporting small businesses with under 15 employees and with a majority of employees Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

47% COVID-19 Patients Have Recovered; Construction and Some Sectors Reopen [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

Nearly half, 47%, of COVID-19 patients have recovered in the City of Boston. Boston’s total reported number of cases stands at 12,306. According to the most recent data, there were 779 newly reported positive cases citywide, a 7% increase from last week. The North End, Downtown, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill have had a total of 434 positive Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Mayor Walsh Discusses City’s Reopening Strategy with Wharf District Council

Stressing the need for a slow and cautious approach to reopening the City, Mayor Walsh opened his discussion with the Wharf District Council at their May meeting by referencing the latest COVID-19 numbers, which as of Wednesday, May 20, stood at 588 deaths and over 12,000 reported cases in Boston. Watch the full meeting video Read More…