The fun of Chuck Latovich’s thriller “The Girl in the Boston Box” goes way beyond a savvy dissection of South End real estate and dead accurate descriptions of T travel from Harvard Square to Fenway Park. The book is slick and sophisticated, with plenty of pleasantly electric shocks.
Cambridge will keep accepting any resident who wants a Covid-19 test despite changed federal guidance discouraging people with no symptoms from getting tested even if they were exposed to someone with the virus. The city is also continuing its free testing program into September.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other local universities have begun conducting Covid-19 tests on a vast scale as their students return to campus. Three people tested positive on Wednesday, but the MIT tests and positives are so far not counted in totals gathered from outside the school.