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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) kneels on the turn after a play during the second half of the game Sunday in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) kneels on the turn after a play during the second half of the game Sunday in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 26. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • East Boston community members are protesting an electrical substation project that's been in the works for years. While Eversource, the utility behind the project, says the substation poses little risk to the public, local residents worry it could catch fire and explode. Another complication is that many of the residents who would be impacted speak Spanish as their first language, and have complained that the state bodies charged with permitting the project have failed to make the siting process accessible for them to participate. We discuss with WBUR's Miriam Wasser and Roseann Bongiovanni of Greenroots Chelsea.
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the city will proceed to Phase 3 of reopening next Monday. That means businesses like gyms, movie theaters and museums can reopen. Meanwhile, there are new coronavirus variants that reduce vaccine efficacy, but the number of state vaccination sites will rise to 165 next month; Phase 2 of vaccination starts next week, but federal supply of the vaccine is limited. So are things getting better or worse? We ask two local doctors and take listeners' coronavirus questions.
  • With Tom Brady headed to his 10th Super Bowl, and Curt Schilling teetering on the edge of the Baseball Hall of Fame, we Check the Score with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.

This program aired on January 26, 2021.

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