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  • Boston Marathon called off over coronavirus, race will be online only

    05/28/2020 2:21:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 28, 2020 | SEAN PHILIP COTTER
    The already delayed run of The Boston Marathon will not happen this year over coronavirus concerns, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Athletic Association officials said on Thursday. The marathon, a huge and important annual event, had been postponed until Sept. 14 from its normal April run in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Walsh said officials have decided that running it in September “is just not feasible” to be done in a safe way.
  • Coronavirus in Boston: Marty Walsh says pandemic could last ‘8 months’ as he rolls out restaurant, small business aid

    05/22/2020 7:04:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 21, 2020 | By LISA KASHINSKY
    Boston is paving the way for restaurants to use more outdoor seating as eateries look to welcome back customers amid a pandemic Mayor Martin Walsh said could linger for several months more. “We could be battling this pandemic for eight months to a year,” Walsh said. “As we begin to think about reopening and be phasing open, I think it’s important for people to stay healthy.”
  • Boston not ready to reopen after coronavirus antibody study

    05/17/2020 6:56:51 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    Boston’s mayor is holding firm to keeping lockdown plans in place, days after a new study revealed that nearly 90% of residents haven’t been exposed to the coronavirus. With the state poised to release its reopening plans Monday, Mayor Marty Walsh is not ready to lift any regulations. Other parts of Massachusetts, however, are beginning to restart their economies...
  • Judge allows 5 Central American asylum seekers to enter US

    05/17/2020 10:52:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2020 | ap
    Five Central American asylum seekers ordered to remain in Mexico by federal authorities will be able to reunite with their families in Massachusetts until their immigration cases are decided, a federal judge in Boston ruled Thursday. . . . American authorities have said the “Remain in Mexico” policy has helped significantly reduce illegal border crossings. Civil rights groups complain it violates constitutional rights.
  • Mayor Walsh: I’m willing to reopen Fenway Park, TD Garden for games, but no fans allowed

    05/16/2020 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/15/20 | Michael Silverman
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is willing to reopen Fenway Park and TD Garden for Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins games this summer. That willingness, though, rests upon non-negotiable conditions: no fans in the stands, and the City of Boston must sign off on advanced health and safety protocols that protect not only the athletes but everyone else reporting to the workplace. “Yes, as long as the players and the teams and the support staff and all the people that are associated with it are safe and feel comfortable,” said Walsh during a Friday morning telephone interview. “Obviously, their health is...
  • Black Slave Poetess: Phillis Wheatley’s use of Classical form & content in Revolutionary America

    05/10/2020 3:08:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Philogia ^ | Sydney Vaile
    “Should you, my lord, while you peruse my song, Wonder from whence my love of Freedom sprung, Whence flow these wishes for the common good, By feeling hearts alone best understood, I, young in life, by seeming cruel fate Was snatch’d from Afric’s fancy’d happy seat . . . . Such, such my case. And can I then but pray Others may never feel tyrannic sway?” -To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth By Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley, an eighteenth century poet born in West Africa, arrived on American soil in 1761 around the age of eight. Captured for...
  • Mother's Day Weekend Snowstorm Could Bring Bomb Cyclone, Thundersnow to Northeast

    05/08/2020 8:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2020 | Kathryn Prociv
    Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm.Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm poised to drop snow across portions of the Northeast and New England. Snow will begin Friday afternoon across the interior Northeast and spread into New England by Friday evening and continue overnight, when snowfall rates could be heavy at times. This will be a heavy, wet snow, so power outages are likely (especially with leaves on the trees, which will make them heavier...
  • Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed. Boston Beer has a solution

    04/26/2020 5:31:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/24/20 | Amelia Lucas
    As bars and restaurants remain shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Beer is turning millions of dollars of expired beer into ethanol to recoup some of its lost sales. Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week ended April 11, according to Nielsen data, as consumers drink more at home. But the spike doesn’t benefit craft brewers as much because they rely on sales in restaurants and bars. The shift in consumption trends is leading to expired kegs for many craft beer manufacturers. **SNIP** The company’s founder and chairman Jim Koch said on CNBC’s “The Exchange” Friday that it...
  • Boston may have had 2,300 undetected COVID-19 cases before March 1

    04/23/2020 6:53:57 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Boston, which reported its second case of COVID-19 on March 2, may actually have had some 2,300 infections by the start of that month, according to Northeastern University researchers. A team led by Alessandro Vespignani, a professor in its College of Science, estimated that COVID-19 was likely spreading in a number of American cities by Feb. 1 when much of the focus was still on China. Its modeling suggests that there could have been a combined total of some 28,000 infections by March 1 in Boston, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and New York when the official combined total for these...
  • Boston Globe's obituary pages span a devastating 15 pages in its Sunday issue as Massachusetts grapples with third largest outbreak in the country where the case toll has hit over 36,000

    04/20/2020 12:01:11 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:18 EDT, 19 April 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    The Boston Globe newspaper's obituary section spanned a devastating 15 pages in its Sunday edition, as Massachusetts reels from the coronavirus crisis with more than 36,000 cases. Massachusetts has the third greatest coronavirus breakout in the country with more than 1,560 deaths reported so far. While not all the deaths that filled Sunday’s Boston Globe issue were virus-related, there has been a stunning spikes in deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic. 'Never in my life have I seen the obituary listings take up almost a whole page. I can’t imagine what NY and NJ papers look...
  • Racial disparities laid bare as coronavirus hits Boston minorities hard

    04/12/2020 12:59:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 11, 2020 | By SEAN PHILIP COTTER
    People of color make up many of the front-line workers designated as “essential” amid the pandemic — the grocery store clerks, bus drivers and hospital workers putting themselves at greater risk each day simply because they have to leave their homes to go to work. “Our residents are the front-line workers, and they actually have to keep going so society can keep moving,” said City Councilor Andrea Campbell, who represents Mattapan and part of Dorchester. “These are cops, firefighters, EMS, trash workers, public works employees, nurses, T workers. They’re exposing themselves every single day for the larger community while at...
  • Historic Hotel Buckminster in Boston’s Kenmore Square closes due to coronavirus

    04/08/2020 4:12:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Boston Herald ^ | April 7, 2020 | By MARIE SZANISZLO
    A century of Boston’s cultural history in the course of a changing Kenmore Square has come to an end with the closing of one of the city’s most storied hotels due to Covid-19. In a post on its Facebook page, the Boston Hotel Buckminster on Beacon Street announced that it suspended all operations as of March 20 to protect the well-being of its guests and staff in response to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and state officials. Hotel Manager Trina Nolan said: “We will be cancelling all existing reservations moving forward. We do not have plans of reopening...
  • Marty Walsh directs all to wear masks, announces citywide curfew to fight coronavirus (Boston)

    04/05/2020 2:03:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 5, 2020 | By ERIN TIERNAN
    Every city resident is being directed to wear masks when out in public and a citywide curfew is being instituted between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. said Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Sunday, as he noted his continued frustration with outside gatherings while coronavirus cases rise in Boston.
  • Plastic ban hypocrisy is in the bag for woke Left

    03/26/2020 11:46:14 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | Michael Graham
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says his temporary suspension of the city’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags is about “flexibility.” He’s lying. It’s about “stupidity.” Boston’s anti-plastic-bag mandate was idiotic from the beginning, and now it’s being outed by the coronavirus crisis as the danger to public health it’s always been. Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday also announced a temporary ban on reusable bags. “From now on, reusable bags are prohibited and all regulations on plastic bag bans are lifted,” Baker said. ADVERTISING “During this challenging time, we understand the retail establishments our residents rely on — like grocery stores,...
  • Scientists In Boston Drop Ebola Research, For Now, To Focus on Coronavirus

    03/25/2020 7:03:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WBUR ^ | March 25, 2020 | Barbara Moran
    Boston University announced last week that some scientists at their National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab (NEIDL) will temporarily suspend their work on Ebola to begin studying SARS-CoV-2, better known as the coronavirus. Virologist Robert Davey is leading the effort. Next week, Davey and his colleagues will begin work in a BSL-4 lab — the kind with scientists in spacesuits — screening compounds that might help patients with COVID-19. WBUR spoke to Davey about what his team will be doing, and what they hope to find. The conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity. What are you going to do...
  • Former director of Massachusetts biotech firm faces up to seven years in Chinese prison after 'hiding her coronavirus symptoms and flying from Los Angeles to Beijing for treatment'

    03/20/2020 9:18:15 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 49 replies
    dm ^ | 3/20/2020 | BILLIE THOMSON FOR MAILONLINE
    A former associate director of a US biotechnology company is facing up to seven years in prison in China after allegedly hiding her coronavirus symptoms and flying from Los Angeles to Beijing in hopes of receiving treatment. The Chinese national, 37, gobbled down anti-fever medicine at LAX to suppress her high temperatures before boarding the 13-hour flight back to her homeland with her husband and son, Chinese authorities said. The mother-of-one, named as Jie Li, worked for Biogen, a multinational firm at the center of an outbreak of the coronavirus in Massachusetts. Around 30 per cent of the confirmed cases...
  • How the Biogen leadership conference in Boston spread the coronavirus

    03/20/2020 8:30:04 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    About 175 executives were expected at the Biogen leadership conference on Feb. 26. Employees from Biogen locations around the United States and the world reunited with colleagues they don’t often get to see. Within days, though, the Biogen conference would be infamous, identified as an epicenter of the Massachusetts outbreak of Covid-19, with 70 of 92 coronavirus infections in the state linked to the conference as of Tuesday night, including employees and those who came into contact with them. That doesn’t include a cascade of individual cases in Tennessee, North Carolina, Indiana, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Norway, and suspected...
  • Baker: Tennessee man on Boston flight with coronavirus is Biogen employee

    03/05/2020 7:12:07 PM PST · by DannyTN · 61 replies
    Boston News 25 ^ | Mar 5, 2020 | Caitlin McLaughlin, Boston Public Health Commission
    BOSTON — A Tennesssee man on a nonstop, round-trip flight from Boston to Nashville is among three Biogen employees who tested positive for coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday night. The Tennessee Department of Health earlier announced the case in an official release, saying the man on the flight had tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 in Tennessee. ...
  • Former Biogen employee diagnosed with COVID-19 under investigation for defying travel ban, going to China

    03/20/2020 7:39:55 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 57 replies
    An employee of the biotech company at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts is being criminally investigated after she defied the president’s travel ban and went to China. Of the 328 confirmed cases of the disease in Massachusetts, 30 percent of them are linked back to Cambridge-based Biogen after several employees at a conference held by the company at the Marriott Long Wharf tested positive for the virus and traveled across the country, further spreading the disease. Belmont native Jie Li is being accused of knowing she was sick and of taking medication to bring down her fever...
  • Scientists in Israel expected to announce in the coming days that they have completed development of a vaccine for the new coronavirus

    03/13/2020 1:35:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 03/13/2020
    JERUSALEM: Scientists in Israel are expected to announce in the coming days that they have completed development of a vaccine for the new coronavirus COVID-19, according to a media report here. Quoting medical sources, Israeli daily Ha'aretz, reported on Thursday that scientists at the Israel's Institute for Biological Research, supervised by the Prime Minister's office, have recently had a significant breakthrough in understanding the biological mechanism and qualities of the virus, including better diagnostic capability, production of antibodies for those who already have the virus and development of a vaccine. The development process, however, requires a series of tests and...