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Back in June, when the City of Boston was wrestling with its fiscal 2021 budget under the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Walsh declared that municipal layoffs were off the table. Now, six months later, Walsh has apparently stayed true... Read more
The Boston union representing stagehands, IATSE Local 11, launched a GoFundMe campaign over the weekend to support its members, with the goal of collecting $100,000 in contributions. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 45 donors had contributed a total of $10,450. The... Read more
“We’re gonna start spraying.” That’s an officer’s quote pulled from Boston police body cam footage from May 31 — when a massive, peaceful demonstration in response to the police killing of George Floyd devolved into chaos in the city. After the official... Read more
High school juniors in Suffolk County are invited to apply for a new paid internship program in the office of District Attorney Rachael Rollins that also serves as a memorial to the slain prosecutor Paul R. McLaughlin. A scholarship in his name has been... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency has approved a series of building permits for the $200-million DotBlock development in Glover’s Corner. Given that development on Dec. 16, construction at the nearly four-acre site between Dot Ave and Hancock... Read more
Greater Ashmont Main Street has announced the appointment of its fourth executive director, Jeanne Dasaro. Dasaro has 15 years experience as a social entrepreneur, artist, and community builder. Since 2010, Dasaro has served as the founder of the Wonder... Read more
In recent weeks, neighbors of Garvey Playground in Neponset and those passing by have noticed that the park is at the final stages of a comprehensive $5.1 million renovation project that has seen the grounds transformed by an emerald artificial turf field... Read more
When he was seven years old, Neponset’s Mark Murphy heard the news that a Toys for Tots trailer had been broken into. “He was upset and wanted to do something; he just thought that every child should have a present at Christmas,” explained his mother,... Read more
Our mayor, Martin J. Walsh, is on the super short-list of potential picks for Secretary of Labor in the Biden-Harris administration. The job would be very hard to pass up. Sources familiar with the mayor’s thinking about it say he is likely to accept the... Read more
Frederick Wiseman captures Mayor Walsh & Co. in action The four-and-a-half-hour-long documentary film “City Hall,” which has as its focus municipal government as administered in the City of Boston by Mayor Martin Walsh and his associates, had its... Read more
With the allure of New Year’s festivities approaching, Mayor Martin Walsh urged Bostonians to avoid travelling, attending holiday parties, or gathering with anyone outside of their households during a press conference Wednesday. Walsh told reporters... Read more
Retired teacher Shirley Nolan raised her arms aloft after receiving her first Covid-19 vaccine shot, exclaiming, “Hallelujah.” Nolan was the first resident of Boston’s Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center to get the shot, a moment publicized by state... Read more
Retired teacher Shirley Nolan raised her arms aloft after receiving her first COVID-19 vaccine, exclaiming, "Hallelujah." Nolan was the first resident of Boston's Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center to get the shot, a moment captured on video and... Read more
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission has approved the Lawrence Avenue Historic District in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester for nomination to the National Register of... Read more
The electoral college is an anachronism and has been for some time. It is not necessarily representative of the nation as it has evolved in the past century. Nevertheless, it is established by the Constitution and well-intentioned people should not spend... Read more
As an incoming freshman at Boston Arts Academy in 2003, Joe Gonzalez didn’t know he was dyslexic. Growing up near the Dorchester/Mattapan border, his first language was Spanish until the age of five, and his reading skills faltered in elementary and... Read more
Boston city councillors last week approved a new independent office that will investigate and provide oversight of the Boston Police Department. The Office of Police Accountability and Transparency was recommended by the police reform task force convened... Read more
Two Dorchester Avenue housing development projects won approval from the Boston Planning & Development (BPDA) Board of Directors at its final meeting of the year 2020 last Thursday. Along with eight other projects greenlighted by the board last week,... Read more
Over the weekend, a small group of volunteers from the local organization My Brother’s Keeper 617 – among them Santa Claus, the Grinch, and a few reindeer –distributed toys to kids in Dorchester and Roxbury as a way to spread some holiday cheer. Tony... Read more
Another Massachusetts prosecutor is raising questions about the scope of the state’s investigation into the drug lab scandal involving the disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan. Last week, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins became the state’s second... Read more

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