BOSTON (CBS) — After a year without Swan Boats in Boston because of the pandemic, the popular attraction is returning to the Public Garden lagoon. Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that the Swan Boats will start back up again for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Masks will be required to ride the Swan Boats in accordance with COVID health guidelines, and passengers will be socially distanced. READ MORE: Slow Moving Storm Could Bring More Than 6 Inches Of Snow To Parts Of Massachusetts This will be the 144th season of the Swan Boats, with the oldest boat turning 111 years old. They were launched in 1877 by Robert Paget, an Irish immigrant and shipbuilder. READ MORE: Bill Calling For Expansion Of Supreme Court Slammed As 'Court Packing' By Republicans -- But What Does That Mean? The Swan Boats weigh three tons apiece and a driver propels a paddle wheel with their foot. MORE NEWS: New Hampshire Ending Mask Mandate Starting Friday, Gov. Sununu Announces … [Read more...] about Swan Boats Returning To Boston Public Garden; Opening Day Announced
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York nightlife gains an extra hour of fun starting next week. Bars and restaurants across the state will be allowed to stay open until midnight — the latest curfew since the beginning of the pandemic. READ MORE: Flexibility Key For New York Schools Planning Graduation Ceremonies For Class Of 2021 As CBS2’s John Dias reported, some in the hospitality industry think it could help slow the spread of the virus. It was a busy Thursday morning at Gracie’s Corner Diner, and soon the Upper East Side eatery will be bustling late-night, as well. The manager said the upcoming ease in COVID restrictions and extra hour of business will help immensely. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC READ MORE: Study: Risk Of Brain Blood Clots Is 8-10 Times Higher After COVID-19 Infection Than From Vaccine Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC Vaccinations By Zip … [Read more...] about New York Bars, Restaurants Allowed To Stay Open Later Starting Next Week
(CNN) Over the past year, New Zealand has been celebrated for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic . As other countries battled months-long lockdowns and hospital systems on the brink of collapse, New Zealand imposed a five-week nationwide lockdown before returning to something resembling normality. Although borders have been closed to foreigners for more than a year, music festivals and weddings have gone ahead. The country has reported around 2,500 cases and 26 deaths. It was a similar story in other parts of Asia-Pacific -- so much so that when Australian think tank Lowy Institute scored more than 100 countries on their Covid-19 performance earlier this year, it found Asia-Pacific had, on average, been the most-successful region in the world at containing the pandemic. The two worst regions, according to the Lowy Institute, were Europe and the Americas -- and leaders in United States and United Kingdom, in particular, were seen as catastrophic … [Read more...] about New Zealand and Australia were Covid success stories. Why are they behind on vaccine rollouts?
BOSTON (CBS) – We see it every year. A huge crowd leaving the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton, beginning that 26.2-mile journey to Boylston Street. And while Massachusetts hasn’t given the green light for races to resume, they are opening in other states, and they’re happening safely. The future of road races may resemble what’s happening in New Hampshire right now. READ MORE: Dorchester Nursing Student Leaves Paintings Around Boston For People To Take “Normally, it’s Meb Keflizighi announced at the start of the Boston Marathon. Now, everybody gets to be a VIP and have their own red carpet start,” said John Mortimer, a professional runner and college coach. Mortimer is the man behind Millennium Running and also the man behind the state’s guidelines allowing a return to road races during the pandemic. “It looks a little bit different because we have to have social distancing. We have to have mask wearing, we have to be safe and responsible,” said Mortimer. The … [Read more...] about Time Trial Start Allows Road Races To Return In New Hampshire
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s good news for qualified New Yorkers looking to get vaccinated. The challenge to secure COVID vaccine appointments is apparently easing up as thousands of spots become available. READ MORE: Flexibility Key For New York Schools Planning Graduation Ceremonies For Class Of 2021 If you tried getting a vaccine appointment in March, you likely can relate to the frustration of countless people who tried for hours, sometimes days, trying to secure a spot. Now, it’s taking merely minutes and there are plenty of options, but the fact that the appointments aren’t being filled quickly has some people and local leaders concerned. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call … [Read more...] about COVID Vaccine In New York: With Thousands Of Appointments Now Available, Some Local Leaders Voice Concerns About Vaccine Hesitancy