Boston Heads Back Out To The Club

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The Middle East Nightclub & Restaurant in Cambridge's Central Square. (Jean Baptiste Paris/Flickr)
The Middle East Nightclub & Restaurant in Cambridge's Central Square. (Jean Baptiste Paris/Flickr)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for June 2. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey says she will "make a decision after careful deliberation" on whether embattled police commissioner Dennis White will keep his job. This comes after a termination hearing today. We get the latest from WBUR's Ally Jarmanning, who also brings us the first public comments from White's ex-wife, who is at the center of the original allegations. We also reflect on what it all means for Boston and the future of police reform with Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker.
  • The state has lifted pandemic restrictions, but did you know that includes child care centers? Public health officials are recommending kids five and older wear their masks indoors and keep at least 3-feet of separation, but mandates to do so are gone. That leaves many providers struggling with the decision of how to move forward safely in an industry still trying to climb its way out of the pandemic. We talk about the state of child care in general as the Commonwealth fully reopens for business, and take listener calls with WBUR Edify editor Kathleen McNerney and Donna Denette, executive director of the Children First Center in Granby.
  • Nightclubs have been open for business since Saturday, when the last of the pandemic business restrictions were lifted. Not long ago, it looked like they were working toward something like mid-to-late summer for reopening. Then, all of a sudden, Gov. Baker announced it would be Memorial Day — and it appears people are turning out in droves. We discuss nightlife's return and take listener calls with Jamison LaGuardia, Vice President of Sales & Operations at Royale Entertainment Complex, and Ed Kane, owner and co-founder of The Grand Boston. 

This program aired on June 2, 2021.


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