It’s hard to believe that we have entered the sixth full month of Covid-19 paralyzing our city and our lives. I have previously written here about the solutions we all need to deliver in order to maintain our civility and society during these incredibly... Read more
To the Editor: I am writing to draw your attention to an important movement a small but mighty group of local residents is launching in partnership with community-based organizations, businesses, and houses of worship. It is called the City Peace Project... Read more
This summer, as protestors took to Boston streets and the national discourse turned to issues of policing and systemic racism, a young Dorchester filmmaker teamed up with a Brookline teenager to create “An Honest Conversation,” a short film that compiles... Read more
When Dorchester resident Francis Huynh opened up his kickboxing studio, Warrior Fitness, in the South Bay center in January, he didn’t know an impending economic shutdown would put his fledgling business on hold in just a matter of weeks. But after... Read more
Martin Kain, a four-decade Dorchester resident and senior official at the Boston Election Department where he was well known for his work recruiting and training poll workers, retired from his position on July 31, just a few days after his starting date... Read more
On a Monday evening in the last full week of August, a landlord held an open house for a two-bedroom condo rental in Dorchester. The price: $2,000 a month. Many renters would tell you that’s a steal in this city. But this unit has been on the market since... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh this week urged Dorchester residents with children enrolled in Boston Public Schools to take advantage of an enhanced Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program that offers additional food-buying relief for households hit hard by the... Read more
The Republican FearFest was at full throttle last week, with numerous Trumps and others using their convention to declare that electing the Biden-Harris ticket would result in anarchy, the loss of the suburbs – and socialism, which Nikki Haley claimed was... Read more
Once upon a time there was a far distant land where people enjoyed periods of relative strife and harmony. For the most part, the citizens were able to adapt to the variables so much a part of a diverse country. They acknowledged life’s imperfections and... Read more
Mayor Walsh presided at a small ceremony last week to re-name a playing field at Roberts Playground for the late Keith Love, the longtime co-headmaster of TechBoston Academy who died of cancer last spring at age 52. The mayor was joined by Boston Public... Read more
A beloved Dorchester roller rink is sounding the alarm and appealing to the community for help as it remains closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The rink, which has been closed since March, is hoping to stay in business with the help of a new... Read more
In 2018, Ayanna Pressley was elected to the US House as the representative for the 7th Congressional district —which includes large parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. From the beginning of her term last year, she has not been shy about letting people know... Read more
Since the summer arrived in the midst of a pandemic, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has been encouraging residents to get some exercise and cool off by taking a dip at one of the city’s outdoor public pools. With fall now approaching, Walsh on Monday announced... Read more
Boston Public School leaders say they are working to fix an error in how they calculated grade point averages for 152 students applying to the district’s three exam schools over the last two years. The calculation error mostly affected students attending... Read more
After touting a seven-day average positive test rate of 0.9 percent over the weekend, which was an all-time low, the Department of Public Health’s daily COVID-19 data report on Monday revised the figure upwards to one percent. The DPH said the positive... Read more
Inside the rooms of an unassuming three-decker in Uphams Corner, copper rules. The gleaming metal is everywhere — in the form of pots, pans, light fixtures, model vehicles, decorative hardware, and artwork. On one wall is a visage of President Barack... Read more
We have not wasted much ink in this space detailing the day-to-day outrages, depravities, and lies of the Trump administration over the last 44 months. Such an exercise would leave precious little room for the steady diet of local coverage to which our... Read more
Several civic associations and neighborhood groups in Dorchester and Mattapan have plans to meet virtually this month. The groups that have scheduled general membership meetings online via Zoom include: Codman Square Neighborhood Council on Wed., Sept.  2... Read more
Sen. Edward Markey beat back an insurgent challenge from Congressman Joseph Kennedy III on Tuesday in decisive fashion, surpassing Kennedy by a margin of 59-40 percent in Boston, according to unofficial results posted by the city’s Election department.... Read more
A group of nine former and current Boston Police Officers on Wednesday morning were arrested by FBI agents and charged for allegedly committing over $200,000 in overtime fraud at the Boston Police Department’s evidence warehouse. The Massachusetts U.S.... Read more


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