Boston Public Library Maps Tool Provides At Home Fun

Another fascinating spot to search on Atlascope is 131 Kent Street, the home of Florida Ruffin Ridley and her husband. Ridley is the black woman for whom the Coolidge Corner School was just renamed. She and her husband were one of the first, perhaps the first black homeowners in Brookline. The 1900 map of the […]

Coronvirus: New Plymouth District Council closes public car parks and halts libraries’ wifi

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California homeless advocate: ‘We’re moving way too slowly’

California shelters are spacing out beds to maintain the 6 feet (1.8 meters) of social distance health experts say is critical to dampening the spread of the virus. Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego counties are setting up backup shelters to take overflow residents.

The 10 most innovative virtual and augmented reality companies of 2020

Microsoft is trying to help business users transition away from the 2D screens most use every day to a future of hands-free, wearable user interfaces and 3D holographic images. Its HoloLens 2 mixed-reality headset, released in 2019, doubles the field of view of the first HoloLens, features a more balanced and comfortable design, and greatly […]

Chester Storyhouse: how a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city

A site was considered away from the city centre, by the river Dee – another questionable idea – before it was decided to remodel and extend the old cinema, which stands conspicuously at the end of one of the streets that the Romans laid out, close to the cathedral and the ornate Victorian town hall. […]

Julia Sweeney and ‘Jagged Little Pill’ star lead Geffen Playhouse watch-at-home series

BroadwayHD has partnered with the Geffen to live-capture productions of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” with Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek, Will Eno’s “Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)” with Rainn Wilson, and Benjamin Scheuer’s “The Lion,” which are now available on demand as part of its library of hundreds of titles.

What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea?

As we joined the long queue for cabs, people busied themselves peeling off layers of clothing, and making an ostentatious show of their resortwear underneath. There were two who stood out in particular, first the buxom lady in front of me in the low-cut knockoff Gucci T-shirt, who chewed her gum with a demonstrative little […]

Latest Brookline Coronavirus Updates

Senior Caregivers Eligible for Ride Share Vouchers Brookline is one of a handful of communities nationwide where caregivers who provide aid for homebound seniors can receive a coupon for free rides from Lyft. The coupons are the result of a partnership between Lyft and the National Council on Aging. To apply, click here.

Google Is Tracking People’s Movements in Their Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Avoid close contact with others if you have any symptoms. Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, to avoid potential spread of the disease to medical facilities and other people. If you develop serious symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and contact […]

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders — and which aren’t

At the same time, a high-level look at changing mobility patterns by itself is likely to be of limited value in managing the response to the pandemic. Countries that have had more success in fighting COVID-19 have done so by implementing aggressive testing and contact-tracing regimes, and also by making invasive use of location data. […]