For the Record

•Warren-Prescott School Dates:

School has been canceled until May 4.

•Harvard-Kent School Dates:

School has been canceled until May 4.

Boston Public Schools:

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, has served over 100,000 meals since schools have  closed, averaging 13,000 meals per day.

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided throughout the school closure including April 21-24 (April vacation).

Meal Distribution sites in Charlestown and the North End:

•Charlestown High School -240 Medford St, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

•Kennedy Center – 55 Bunker Hill St, 8 a.m. – noon

•BCYF Nazarro – 30 N Bennet St. (North End), 9 a.m. – noon

Construction

Due to the public health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Walsh announced that he is extending the City of Boston’s order to pause non-essential construction for City of Boston permitted sites. The initial order announced on March 16 was set for 14 days and will now continue until further notice.

Help COVID-19 Efforts

•Stay home. If you must go outside, practice physical distancing from others (6 feet apart); avoid crowded places.

•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol; avoid shaking hands

•Cover your coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; and avoid close contact with people who are sick.

•If you think you might be sick, please call your doctor or 311 to be connected to the Mayor’s Health Line 617-534-5050. Buoy Health has created a free online diagnostic tool which screens for COVID19 at buoy.com/mass.

•Donate supplies to first responders.

•Donate to the City of Boston Resiliency Fund.

•Volunteer with the City of Boston.

•Fill out the 2020 Census. The Census informs how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years. It’s more critical than ever to ensure that all Bostonians are counted.

From the April 22, 10 a.m., Council Committee on Government Operations meeting, virtual meeting via Zoom:

The Committee on Government Operations will hold a working session on Docket #0232, order regarding a text amendment for the Boston Zoning Code Relative to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.  The Chair of the Committee and Sponsor of the docket is Councilor Lydia Edwards.

From the April 23 Council Ways and Means Committee Budget Working Session:

•10 a.m. Public Facilities Department.

•1 p.m. Law Department, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports & Entertainment, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.

From the April 28 Council Ways and Means Committee Budget Working Session (via Zoom online meeting):

•11a.m. The focus of this working session is the Public Works Department (PWD), the Transportation Department (BTD), the Library Department (BPL), Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), Youth Engagement & Employment, and the BCYF revolving fund.

From the April 30 Council Ways and Means Committee Budget Working Session (via Zoom online meeting):

•11 a.m. The focus of this working session is the Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Boston Equity Fund.

How to Report a Problem Property

Since taking office in 2014, Mayor Walsh has made fixing quality of life issues a priority in his administration. From investing in Public Works to making sure community policing is a staple in every neighborhood, we are making sure every neighborhood is clean, safe and a great place to live and work in. Unfortunately some properties in Boston need more help than others, and that’s why we are here. If you know of a property that fits one of the following criteria: multiple calls to 911, one that’s blighted or just a general concern, we encourage you to reach out to your neighborhood liaison.

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