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Newton mayor relays concerns about rising COVID-19 cases to Boston College officials

“They need to act now to protect the health of their Boston College community and all of our Newtonians,” she said.

“Boston College community members are integrally connected with Newton — they live, shop, dine & drink, play sports, work and recreate amongst our community,” she said in an e-mail to Newton residents later Saturday evening. “When COVID-19 spikes within the Boston College community, this impacts all of us in Newton.”

The concern comes after a notable increase last week in the number of positive cases at the college, especially among athletes.

So far 104 people have tested positive at the college, including 67 in the past week, according to testing numbers published Saturday by the university. Thirty of the college’s 750 varsity athletes have tested positive, BC spokesman Jack Dunn said Saturday.

Many of the student-athlete cases are linked to an off-campus gathering, where students watched a basketball game

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Bills’ Mario Addison on chance to add former teammate Cam Newton to career sack list: ‘Hell yeah!’

New Buffalo Bills edge rusher Mario Addison had a pretty normal-feeling zoom press conference on Friday before practice.

He spoke about getting to know his new teammates in Buffalo during a pandemic after seven seasons in Carolina. How each member of the team’s defensive line is motivating each other on the field with every rep. And even shed some light on how coach Sean McDermott aggressively rotating the d-line to get everyone on the same page with less time to prepare for the season.

But when former teammate Cam Newton’s name was mentioned near the end of the session, Addison couldn’t help but smile when he was asked whether he’s looking forward to finally getting a chance to hit the New England Patriots quarterback.

Addison stroked his beard a few times and joked that he wanted to get it just right before he replied.

“To answer that question: hell yeah,”

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