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Joseph N. Cooper has been appointed a special assistant to the chancellor at UMass Boston where he will advise Marcelo Suárez-Orozco on matters of importance to Black faculty, students, and staff. “UMass Boston must stand for a higher education agenda of... Read more
Supreme Judicial Court Judge Kimberly Budd, Gov. Baker’s pick to serve as the top court’s next chief justice, said last week she wants to use the post to ensure that everyone has a voice “and to see that justice is done.” In talking with members of the... Read more
The war to stem the climate crisis is global, but neighborhoods are the battlegrounds for creating a sustainable future that protects both infrastructure and people from the encroachment of high waters, fierce storms, and punishing heat. Each Boston... Read more
Eight years ago, Dorchester resident Michael Prout captained the US swim team at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Now, he’s continuing to pass the baton by helping young swimmers with disabilities chase their goals of one day becoming Paralympians. Prout... Read more
As temperatures continue to drop and the holiday season approaches, some local restaurateurs are offering to cook Thanksgiving dinner themselves as part of a takeout special catering to folks social distancing at home. The Blarney Stone in Fields Corner... Read more
John Walsh, who helped engineer Deval Patrick's successful first run for governor and this year managed the reelection campaign of U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, is moving inside government. Markey on Wednesday announced that Walsh, a Lower Mills resident, will... Read more
Harbor Health will continue to offer free outdoor HIV Rapid Testing Clinics in November and December at its Dorchester community health centers. The free, fast, and confidential clinics are open to anyone in the community who needs to know their HIV... Read more
A year-long project to improve the George Wall Playground at Dorchester Park is complete and the space is now open to the public following a $626,000 renovation. The work was funded by Mayor Walsh’s Capital Improvement Plan and Youth Lead the Change, the... Read more
The news that it only took one week for the US to add one million new cases of COVID was reported alongside the news that Moderna, the Cambridge-based pharmaceutical company, posted preliminary data indicating that their vaccine reduced transmission of... Read more
To the Editor: Some may ask: Why, amid a lethal pandemic, a racial revolution, economic insecurity, and the horrific realization that normal may never be normal again, would the removal of the name Faneuil Hall from a public building be so crucial to... Read more
Morrissey Boulevard is going to flood every few weeks when there’s an especially high tide or a storm surge. It’s what happens when you build a low-lying motorway through the middle of a body of water—in this case, Dorchester Bay. We can decide to simply... Read more
Boston is experiencing another spike in fresh Covid-19 cases, a grim marker that Mayor Walsh warned on Tuesday could get worse in the coming days and weeks. The city notched its single largest one-day total since June on Nov. 12 and Monday of this week... Read more
Serge Georges, Jr., who currently sits as an associate justice at the Dorchester Division of Boston Municipal Court, was nominated by Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday to join the Supreme Judicial Court. The son of immigrants from Haiti who was raised on... Read more
Stakeholder buy-ins seen as crucial Some 100 people logged on to a virtual meeting on Monday as the principals from Accordia Partners LLC delved into transportation and infrastructure specifics for their massive Dorchester Bay City development along the... Read more
Activists joined at-large City Councillor Michelle Wu on Monday on the edge of a flooded-out Morrissey Boulevard to press for her version of a climate resiliency plan that she has dubbed the Boston Green New Deal. Wu, who has announced that she is... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker agreed Tuesday that long lines at COVID-19 testing sites are an issue and said his administration is talking to the federal government and others about ways that Massachusetts could soon expand testing capacity, provide access to new... Read more
The Honorable Serge Georges, Jr., a Dorchester native who currently sits as an associate justice at the Dorchester Division of Boston Municipal Court, will be nominated by Gov. Charlie Baker to join the state’s Supreme Judicial Court, according to the... Read more
Serge Georges, Jr., a Dorchester native who currently sits as an associate justice at the Dorchester Division of Boston Municipal Court, will be nominated by Gov. Charlie Baker to join the state’s Supreme Judicial Court, according to the State House News... Read more
Update: Trish Simpson has been located and is safe, according to Boston Police. The Boston Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 24-year-old woman last seen in Jamaica Plain on Sunday evening. Trish Simpson is 24-years-old... Read more
Boston will make $6.3 million available to small businesses in the city affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related recession, Mayor Martin Walsh's office announced Friday. The money, supported by CARES Act funding and donations, will be distributed... Read more

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