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A proposal by two Boston City Councillors could lead to a ban on credit checks by companies based in Boston when screening prospective employees. Council President Kim Janey and Councillor Andrea Campbell jointly filed the proposed amendment on Aug. 19.... Read more
Wu says ZBA needs ‘structural changes’ A majority of the Boston City Council voted to block the appointment of three new members to the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) on Wednesday. Instead, the council voted 7-5 to approve recommendations of a committee... Read more
Nayely Martinez graduated from Fenway High School in the spring and still has two siblings in the Boston Public School system. To her, it is still unsafe for students to go back to school in the fall. While Martinez said she didn't get to experience... Read more
Students across all levels of schooling in Massachusetts will now be required to receive flu vaccines, a new mandate that state public health officials described as a step to reduce the impact of flu-related and respiratory illnesses during the COVID-19... Read more
The Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s mission is focused on sound city finances and policy so that Boston has the resources and tools to do what it needs to do and wants to do, now and in the future, for all who live, work, and learn in our city. Boston... Read more
The first phase of a project that will restore the 113-year-old stained glass windows at Dorchester’s First Baptist Church began last Monday as workers removed nine of the most deteriorated windows. The church, located on Ashmont Street at the... Read more
Boston is home to the nation’s oldest continuously operated victory garden. The 500 small plots in the Fenway neighborhood date back to World War II, when citizens were encouraged to raise their own food to support the war effort. By 1944, 20 million... Read more
A construction project that’s currently underway and visible from I-93 near the Freeport Street exit in Dorchester will house two salt sheds and a steel maintenance structure for the state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT.) Kristen Pennucci,... Read more
On our way to Daily Table in Codman Square on August 5, my wife and I spotted a DotHouse Health banner at Town Field. Guessing it was for COVID-19 testing, and seeing that there were not yet any customers at the tents, we stopped. The coronavirus has... Read more
Development plans to transform a landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017 into a 206-unit apartment complex with a roof deck, dog spa, and 136 parking spaces received an extensive airing – and forceful pushback... Read more
Eighteen-year-old Shantel Teixeira of Dorchester is one of seven recipients of a four-year, full-tuition Berklee City Music Scholarship. Teixeira has participated in Berklee City Music programming for the past year, focusing on vocal performance; she also... Read more
The three candidates for the 12th Suffolk House seat – Brandy Fluker Oakley, Jovan Lacet, and Stephanie Everett – went head-to-head answering policy-based questions last Wednesday during an online forum organized by the non-profit MassVOTE. Malia Lazu, a... Read more
In an era when many feel physically and psychologically absent from society due to the secluding forces of the pandemic, Dorchester recording artist Cliff Notez and Boston-based producer Dephrase have given us music for our times with their new EP, “... Read more
As a college student growing up in Dorchester, I had the good fortune of working for the “P. O.” while I was in school. In those years, many people worked in seasonal, 15-day jobs at Christmas, helping to carry the high volume of Christmas cards and... Read more
To the Editor: In response to Frank Baker’s Aug. 12 commentary on the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester Field House project on the McCormack field, I feel it necessary to point to the hypocrisy and paternalism that underscore his words. Baker criticizes... Read more
To the Editor: Many have made the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary race a referendum on progressive versus moderate Democrats. But Congressman Kennedy is just as, if not more, progressive than Senator Markey. In truth, this primary is also about... Read more
For over forty years, Ed Markey has been a champion in Washington for Haitians in Massachusetts, throughout the US and in Haiti. In this time of crisis for our community, it is vital to maintain this experienced, proven leadership on the issues that... Read more
Competitive elections— including intra-party contests — are an essential part of democracy. Incumbents who coast for too long without a challenge can get stale, complacent. That’s not good for their constituents or their own careers. So the fierce contest... Read more
There will be no high school football rivalry games on Thanksgiving 2020, and while many high school student athletes could still have a season it will be with a modified schedule and under specific restrictions proposed by the state and the Massachusetts... Read more
Codman Yard, located at 375 Gallivan Blvd. just south of Ashmont Station, is a storage site for the MBTA’s Red Line that the T says is set to undergo renovations, which will begin next year and extend into 2024, to accommodate a new fleet of vehicles and... Read more

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