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Street art is having a moment. Is it a pivotal one?

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Artist Pony Wave poses in front of her just-completed work, Stay Safe! in Southern California's Venice Beach; photo courtesy @ponywave. #publicart #mural

The street art of the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged partly as a counterpoint to the harrowing images on the news and partly as a reaction to the eerily empty streets of most cities, which has allowed the underground to emerge into the daylight.

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TLC #81 — NTRVW: NYC/Berkshires Photographer Answers “The Call To Unite”

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An artist in Central Park, New York, adheres to citywide face-covering policy even in the middle of a traditionally solitary endeavor; photo by Jane Feldman.

Global 24-Hour Global Livestream Event stands in solidarity to offer hope and support as humanity builds a new future together.

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The French Riviera Beckons. You can be there in 15 minutes. Free.

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With a modest internet connection and a comparatively new computer, you can leave your four walls behind — without leaving your chair.

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TLC #80 — NTRVW: Jane Ralph, of Construct, Inc., on powerful partnerships to combat homeless during COVID-19 crisis

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Construct, Inc. is located at 41 Mahaiwe Street, Great Barrington, Mass.

We speak with Jane Ralph of Construct, Inc. about local partnerships responding to COVID-19.

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Despite Federal Ban, Landlords Are Still Moving to Evict People During the Pandemic

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Tenants who suddenly find themselves without income and no way to secure new housing are also at risk of losing furniture and belongings when landlords enforce evictions; photo by DodgertonSkillhause Productions.

ProPublica found landlords in at least four states have violated the ban, which was put in place by the CARES Act but has no clear enforcement mechanism.

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Mass. Recruits 1,000 ‘Contact Tracers’ To Battle COVID-19

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Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito (not pictured) and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders (left) join leaders from Partners in Health to announce the creation of the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative at a State House press conference April 3; photo by Joshua Qualls

The Baker administration says the initiative will focus on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients, and supporting individuals in quarantine.

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Learning Mid-Pandemic: Schools and Students Adjust to Remote Learning

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Mount Greylock Regional School, April 7, 2020; photo by Jason Velázquez.

Mental activity among students during the COVID-19 crisis varies by district, teacher, family, and student as all struggle to navigate a murky reality that was, until last month, assumed.

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Food Pantries and Meal Sites in Berkshire County

NOTE: If you feel sick, believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or have been in close contact with people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus DO NOT appear at any emergency food location. Instead, call or e-mail the organizer to ask if delivery options exist to have a meal

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