On January 12, I held my final State of the City, which was broadcast live from Boston’s newest civic treasure, the completely rebuilt Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library in Nubian Square.
2020 was a tough year. 2021 is a year for healing, as we keep each other safe, get through this final stretch of the pandemic and build a recovery that moves all our neighborhoods forward.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have lost 1,077 Bostonians to COVID-19. They are loved and missed, and their families are in my heart. COVID has affected all of us, and it has hit some harder than others. Black, Latino and immigrant communities faced the biggest impacts. Inequities in health, housing and work opportunities caused more illness and job loss in these communities. Older Bostonians and those with disabilities face the highest risk and the most isolation. Most students have been out
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