Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey’s office is defending her decision to delay most aspects of Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to phase out statewide COVID-19 restrictions, amid criticism from fellow mayoral candidates in the race this year for a full term.
“We understand that people are desperate to regain a sense of normalcy, and we are headed in the right direction thanks to declining case rates, increasing vaccination rates and people, by and large, following the public health guidance we’ve underscored throughout the pandemic,” Nick Martin, a spokesman for the city, said Friday. “An economic recovery cannot happen without a public health recovery, and Mayor Janey’s approach aims to balance
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