Boston Globe: A database of 10 years of Boston Police disciplinary action

Boston Globe: A database of 10 years of Boston Police disciplinary action. “Amid heightened scrutiny of law enforcement across the nation, the Boston Globe sought to assess the extent of misconduct and discipline within the Boston Police Department. The City of Boston does not provide a comprehensive, transparent system that allows residents to keep tabs on its police. So, the Globe decided to amass public records, cross reference the data, and create its own.”

WCVB: Long lines snake through parking lots at free COVID-19 testing facilities

WCVB: Long lines snake through parking lots at free COVID-19 testing facilities. “Long lines developed Monday outside at least two of Massachusetts’ free COVID-19 testing sites, causing one to close the queue to newcomers and another to ask people to wait in a separate parking lot. In Framingham, city officials said the line for testing outside the TJX headquarters was so long that it had to be split into two parking lots to avoid clogging the main street.”

Boston .com: New database shows how the 40 largest school districts in Massachusetts have responded to the coronavirus

Boston .com: New database shows how the 40 largest school districts in Massachusetts have responded to the coronavirus. “Almost a quarter of public school districts in Massachusetts are in fully remote learning models due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But among the state’s 40 largest districts, the rate is nearly double.”

Boston Globe: Charlie Baker orders people to wear masks in public, no matter how far they are from other people

Boston Globe: Charlie Baker orders people to wear masks in public, no matter how far they are from other people. “With coronavirus cases on a worrisome rise, Governor Charlie Baker says Massachusetts residents must now wear masks in public places, no matter what their distance is from other people. He updated his previous mask order, which only required mask-wearing in public places where social distancing of ‘approximately six feet’ wasn’t possible.”

Mass Live: Salem preserves 400 year old documents, creates online database for public to search about Joshua Ward House, genealogy and more

Mass Live: Salem preserves 400 year old documents, creates online database for public to search about Joshua Ward House, genealogy and more. “Salem’s typically filled with ghost tours, visitors walking through cemeteries and other haunted happenings. This year, however, the city is discouraging visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean people can’t still discover the stories behind the well-known city. The city of Salem has been working with Laserfiche, a software company, for about three years to preserve some of its oldest documents, creating an online database for the public to search.”

Mass. Using New Tool in COVID Fight: Phone Alerts for High-Risk Communities (NBC News)

NBC News: Mass. Using New Tool in COVID Fight: Phone Alerts for High-Risk Communities. “People who live in or near some Massachusetts communities at high risk for COVID-19 transmission were getting alerts on their phones Monday afternoon reminding them about coronavirus safety rules. It’s the first time a Wireless Emergency Alert is being sent about the coronavirus in Massachusetts, a Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center spokesman said.”

Boston Globe: Boston delays next phase of in-person school as coronavirus positivity rate rises to 4.1 percent

Boston Globe: Boston delays next phase of in-person school as coronavirus positivity rate rises to 4.1 percent. “With Boston’s coronavirus positivity rate rising to 4.1 percent, city officials announced [October 7] that they will delay the start of in-person learning for the next phase of students who were slated to return on Oct. 15, but will continue in-person classes for those who already have come back.”

WWLP: Locally sourced foods find platform on state exchange

WWLP: Locally sourced foods find platform on state exchange. “Pints of cherry tomatoes grown in Beverly, hundreds of pounds of salmon and haddock from a Boston pier, jars of curries and chutneys prepared by a Newton retailer, and communications support for local farms and fisheries are among the kaleidoscope of options up for sale on a new state-run online marketplace. The new MassGrown Exchange platform publicly launched [August 10] and offers a wide range of options to farmers, fishers, restaurants and anyone else linked to the Massachusetts food production industry, aiming to bring together and support both in-state producers and shoppers.”

NBC Boston: Mass. Launches New Website Tracking Crime, Policing Data

NBC Boston: Mass. Launches New Website Tracking Crime, Policing Data. “Massachusetts has launched a new website that gathers data from all the state’s police departments into one place. The Massachusetts Crime Statistics site breaks down hundreds of local and state police agencies’ arrest numbers and offers details on the number and types of of crimes reported each year, going back as far as 1994.”

WBZ: New Travel Order Requires Quarantine Upon Entering Massachusetts, Includes $500 Fine

WBZ: New Travel Order Requires Quarantine Upon Entering Massachusetts, Includes $500 Fine. “Individuals who fail to comply with a new travel order in Massachusetts could be fined $500 per day, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday. Visitors and in-state residents returning home must fill out a ‘Massachusetts Travel Form’ and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from an exempt, lower-risk state or can provide a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours.”

State Library of Massachusetts: Official Massachusetts COVID-19 Publications Archived at the State Library

State Library of Massachusetts: Official Massachusetts COVID-19 Publications Archived at the State Library. “Although the State Library’s physical location may be closed temporarily, we librarians have been hard at work these past few months on various projects to serve your information needs. One significant ongoing project has been to catalog and archive the Commonwealth’s official COVID-19 resources that are being published daily by state agencies.”

Boston Business Journal: Mass. launches new online site for workplace safety complaints

Boston Business Journal: Mass. launches new online site for workplace safety complaints. “Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday unveiled a new website for residents to report businesses not complying with the state’s health and safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. The website instructs anyone wishing to file a report of non-compliance to contact their local Board of Health. They can also contact the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards with any issues.”

Study: Many Thousands More Mass. Residents Likely Contracted Coronavirus Than Official Count (WBUR)

WBUR: Study: Many Thousands More Mass. Residents Likely Contracted Coronavirus Than Official Count. “A significantly larger number of Massachusetts residents may have contracted the coronavirus than official state numbers show, according to a new model from British researchers at the Imperial College London. Released late last week, the public research university’s study finds it is likely that 13% of the state’s population has been infected with the virus.”

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE. “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware are forming a regional consortium to reduce competition when purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE).”

Database: Coronavirus cases by nursing home (Boston Globe)

Boston Globe: Database: Coronavirus cases by nursing home. “The state on Monday released a list of coronavirus cases by nursing homes, rest homes, and skilled nursing facilities with at least two cases to date (staff and residents). Data for assisted living residences are not currently being provided by the state.”