Black COVID-19 coalition member shares his disappointment to Gov. Baker during press conference

Black COVID-19 coalition member shares his disappointment to Gov. Baker during press conference

BOSTON — Tense moments during Gov. Charlier Baker's briefing on Tuesday. The governor's news conference was for an announcement about a monitoring business enterprise on the Boston State Hospital site behind the Mass Audubon center in Mattapan.  

“It will be developed by several minority-owned businesses, which will create an important opportunity for them and people in this community along the way,” Gov. Baker said.  

The governor also gave updates on the declining numbers of COVID-19 cases in Mattapan.  

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But when Gov. Baker opened up the briefing for questions, some local residents began to speak out. 

"I'm a little disappointed in you and I'm going to tell you why," said Brother Lo, who is with the Boston Black COVID-19 Coalition, to the governor, adding that he has been asking for a Zoom meeting with his group since April.  

“And you have not met with us whatsoever,” Lo said to Gov. Baker. “I want to tell you, since that time my mother-in-law has passed away in her nursing home; and you have passed a bill, or whatever you call it, that says they are not responsible.”

“I’m sorry that didn’t happen,” Governor Baker said in response to Lo. “I’m really sorry about what happened to your mother in-law.”

During the briefing, the governor relayed that he would be in touch to schedule that meeting, which he said he did not know they were trying to have.  

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