Has Boston College Mismanaged Coronavirus Cases On Campus?
Boston College has reported at least 115 coronavirus cases among its students since the school reopened for the fall semester, most of which have come in the last week. The outbreak — followed by allegations of inadequate testing and poor communication about positive cases — has sparked concern from some students, faculty members, community members and local officials, including Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon.
In response, the state of Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it would take over contact tracing efforts on campus.
Jim Braude was joined by Boston College spokesperson Jack Dunn to ask about allegations that the school has mismanaged the situation.
MA-04 Republican Primary Winner Julie Hall
Following Greater Boston’s interview last week with Jake Auchincloss, the Democratic primary winner for Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District, Jim Braude was joined Wednesday by Julie Hall, the Republican primary winner. Hall is a former city councilor for Attleboro, two-time candidate for state representative and an Air Force veteran.
Boston's English Learners Face An Added Challenge As Schools Reopen Remotely
While the return to school in the midst of the pandemic has brought many challenges for students adjusting to virtual learning, there are even more hurdles for young people who are learning English. Liz Neisloss looks at one program helping immigrant families in Boston, where 30 percent of public school students are English learners.