News@Northeastern: Want To Understand The Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Boston? Northeastern Researchers Have Built A Database

News@Northeastern: Want To Understand The Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Boston? Northeastern Researchers Have Built A Database. “Sudden disruptions to society were immediately apparent: School closures, business shutdowns, new—and in some cases, unprecedented—public health policies. But other pandemic impacts remain hidden, locked away in datasets and public records not yet meaningfully analyzed. The determination to uncover that data—and make it widely available—led a group of Northeastern researchers to construct a ‘data-support system’ from multiple information sources in and around the city of Boston that, when combined, paint a portrait of how communities and neighborhoods were impacted by the pandemic, with particular emphasis on communities and neighborhoods of color.”

WBUR: New effort will preserve Teen Voices, a Boston magazine that embraced girls’ complexities

WBUR: New effort will preserve Teen Voices, a Boston magazine that embraced girls’ complexities. “Written by and for teen girls, especially girls of color, Teen Voices started publishing in 1990. Over its 20-plus years, it evolved from a newsprint ‘zine, circulated within Boston, to a glossy newsstand magazine with international readers and contributors.”

City of Boston: City Archives Awarded Recordings At Risk Grant

City of Boston: City Archives Awarded Recordings At Risk Grant. “The Boston City Archives is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of a $39,155 Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The grant will fund ‘Preserving Boston’s Voices: Digitizing the Boston 200 Community Oral History Collection’, a project to digitize oral history recordings of Boston residents collected as part of the Boston 200 Neighborhood History Program in the 1970s.”

City of Boston: City Of Boston Archaeology Program Goes Digital

City of Boston: City Of Boston Archaeology Program Goes Digital. “In the fall of 2019, the City of Boston Archaeology Program began the process of fully digitizing some of its most significant collections of artifacts. Funded by a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Program hired Project Archaeologist Lauryn Sharp and Digital Archaeologist Nadia Kline to complete the project. The goal of the project is to make the collections accessible online through a searchable artifact database.”

EIN: Boston Pads Now Providing Free Real-Time Apartment Data to Public (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN: Boston Pads Now Providing Free Real-Time Apartment Data to Public (PRESS RELEASE). “Boston Pads has recently launched 32 free public-facing apartment data pages on their website. These reports provide both current and historical insights into important rental market metrics like vacancy rates, availability rates, and average rent prices for all of Boston’s core neighborhoods.”

Harvard School of Public Health: Interactive web series explores environmental racism

Harvard School of Public Health: Interactive web series explores environmental racism. “When it comes to exposures to environmental hazards, people of color and low-income groups tend to get the short end of the stick. They are more likely than other groups to live close to highways or power plants; to live in housing with lead, pest, or other problems; and to be exposed to hazardous chemicals in personal care products. A new series of web resources titled Environmental Racism in Greater Boston, produced by experts at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, tells a multifaceted and accessible story, including interactive data visualizations, about disparities in environmental exposures from the regional level to the individual level.”

WBZ: Boston Superintendent Brenda Cassellius Fills In As Fourth Grade Teacher Amid Staffing Shortage

WBZ: Boston Superintendent Brenda Cassellius Fills In As Fourth Grade Teacher Amid Staffing Shortage. “Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius took on a different role Wednesday in the middle of a staffing shortage in Boston schools – classroom teacher. Cassellius and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu have described the return from winter break as an ‘all hands on deck’ situation with COVID-related absences continuing to grow among school staff.”

WHDH: More than 1K Boston Public Schools teachers, staff call out sick on district’s first day of classes after holiday break

WHDH: More than 1K Boston Public Schools teachers, staff call out sick on district’s first day of classes after holiday break. “More than 1,000 Boston Public Schools teachers and staff members called out sick Tuesday on the district’s first day of classes following the holiday break. A total of 461 teachers, about 1,000 staff members, and 52 bus drivers phoned in with an illness, according to BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius.”

WCVB: 155 Boston public school teachers, staffers test positive for COVID-19 in last 2 days, Supt. Dr. Brenda Cassellius says

WCVB: 155 Boston public school teachers, staffers test positive for COVID-19 in last 2 days, Supt. Dr. Brenda Cassellius says. “More than 150 Boston Public Schools teachers, staffers and administrators have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two days and the district and city are making plans to keep classes in session. As of Monday morning, Boston Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius said 155 teachers and school staffers have reported positive COVID-19 tests — a number that is expected to rise.”

Internet Archive: Boston Phoenix Rises Again With New Online Access

Internet Archive: Boston Phoenix Rises Again With New Online Access. “For more than 40 years, The Boston Phoenix was the city’s largest alternative weekly in covering local politics, arts, and culture….With the advent of online advertising, it struggled like many independent newspapers to compete. In 2013, the Phoenix folded. After the publication shut down, owner Stephen Mindich wanted the public to be able to access back issues of the Phoenix.”

NBC Boston: COVID Level in Boston Area’s Wastewater Returns to Historic High

NBC Boston: COVID Level in Boston Area’s Wastewater Returns to Historic High. “As hospital beds in Massachusetts fill up, experts are trying to predict how bad the winter surge could be, and the state’s wastewater could hold the key. The Boston-area wastewater tracker is showing the highest level of the virus that has been seen so far this year, about as high as last winter’s spike reached.”