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Facing a $335 million budget shortfall this fiscal year, University of Massachusetts officials on Tuesday outlined the steps they’re taking to prepare for an uncertain future, including some staffing cuts that encountered pushback from union... Read more
A new study by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) has found that our Commonwealth spends $4,642 more per student to educate kids in wealthy towns than it does on students from low income... Read more
An audio play written by John Oluwole Adekoje, a Boston-based playwright, filmmaker, and part-time faculty member at Boston Arts Academy, is among several plays released this week as part of the Huntington Theatre Company’s “Dream Boston” series. The... Read more
The MBTA may seek to trim its spending on bus, train, and ferry service by up to a quarter of a billion dollars over the next year-plus to help close a massive budget gap caused by a sharp plummet in ridership, according to projections that agency staff... Read more
The MBTA may seek to trim its spending on bus, train, and ferry service by up to a quarter of a billion dollars over the next year-plus to help close a massive budget gap caused by a sharp plummet in ridership, according to projections that agency staff... Read more
Starting Tuesday and running through Oct. 3, the City of Boston’s mobile testing site will be located in Grove Hall. “Our mobile testing team was created to strategically expand testing in neighborhoods most in need because we know this is fundamental... Read more
As students return to school this fall, some learning remotely and others in-person, the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD) announced Monday the launch of a new program to support students learning virtually: “Learning Clusters” by which staff will... Read more
Mayor Walsh said Wednesday that "we are very close into moving into the red category" on the state's Covid-19 map, possibly within the next few days, because Boston is now approaching an infection rate of 8 new daily cases per 100,000 residents, the state... Read more
Take a moment to take stock of some of the issues the COVID-19 pandemic has created: an economic crisis, the difficulties of working from home, and the scramble to respond to a severely infectious virus. One more thing to add to the list of problems in... Read more
A federal moratorium aims to ban evictions through the end of the year, but housing justice advocates are worried that low-income renters could still “fall through the cracks” of that policy and want the state to step in with additional action. On... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Co. will host a week-long Oktoberfest celebration from this Saturday, Sept. 26 through next Saturday, Sept. 3 complete with festive beer, food, music, and a decorated beer hall. The Mass Ave. brewery’s DBCo Fest Bier, a Marzen Lager... Read more
I’m a Dorchester grandma. I’m still helping take care of my grandkids. And in this month when we celebrate Grandparents’ Day (Sept. 13th), I ask Gov. Baker and state legislators to support low-income grandparents who provide child care.  Other states have... Read more
Dr. Cyril Ubiem has joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center as the Senior Vice President of Programs and Services. In this newly established role, he will be responsible for directing its Behavioral Health Department. In addition, he will seek to... Read more
Members of Teamsters Local 25 Women’s Committee organized the delivery of approximately 300 backpacks filled with school supplies and other essential items to the Russell Elementary School on Columbia Road last Thursday morning. The distribution efforts... Read more
A short film accompaniment to “Little Sabrina,” a song from local rapper Red Shaydez’ 2016 album Magnetic Aura, will be screened next week as part of the 22nd Roxbury International Film Festival, which will take place this year in a virtual format from... Read more
In several areas, Boston has made gains toward become a more racially inclusive city. But with the racial poverty gap, Boston has moved in the opposite direction: It has progressively widened since 1990, bucking a trend in the opposite direction of other... Read more
A veteran MBTA employee was struck by a vehicle while reporting to his bus for a shift around 6 a.m. Monday and died from his injuries after being transported to a local hospital. T officials identified the employee killed in the accident at the... Read more
A board commissioned by Mayor Martin Walsh in June to review BPD policies and procedures turned in a series of recommended reforms last week, among them the setting up of an independent office with broad investigatory and subpoena powers that could review... Read more
District 4 City councillor Andrea Campbell announced on Thursday that she’s running for Mayor in 2021. A native Bostonian, Campbell said in her campaign video that she’s running “because every neighborhood deserves real change and to give every Bostonian... Read more
A proposal to site a 3,000 square foot retail cannabis store in a key commercial building in Adams Corner was the topic of discussion during an online-only meeting of the Cedar Grove Civic Association on Tuesday evening. The proposal by CNA Stores, Inc.,... Read more

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