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More than a year into the Covid-19 restrictions that have reshaped much of public life, Massachusetts now has a target date for when its business and capacity limits are set to be lifted: Aug. 1, 2021. That date could come earlier depending on key public... Read more
Spencer Street rendering
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved two buildings that will house a total of 44 affordable apartments along Talbot and New England avenues. In one project, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. will build a four-story, 19-unit... Read more
1121 Dorchester Ave. rendering by RODE Architects
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved two new housing developments - one with room for restaurant - a couple blocks apart in the Glover's Corner stretch of Dorchester Avenue. In the larger project, on two connected lots, one at 1121 Dorchester... Read more
Massachusetts will relax its requirements that face coverings be worn outside effective Friday, and on May 10 will allow greater capacity at stadiums, the reopening of amusement parks at half capacity and the return of road races, Gov. Charlie Baker's... Read more
Rendering of proposed, rejected Wales Street building
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday rejected a proposal by the non-profit Heading Home to replace a crumbling 10-unit apartment building at 37 Wales St. in Dorchester with 23 new apartments rented to families trying to get out of homelessness. Heading... Read more
Rendering of proposed, rejected River Street building
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday listened to residents' concerns and rejected a developer's proposal to build a three-story, seven-unit condo building at 37 River St., at Old Morton Street in Mattapan. The vote means that the vacant lot Scott Dabney... Read more
Former State Rep. Evandro Carvalho has jumped into the crowded field of candidates hoping to succeed Councillor Andrea Campbell in District 4. The Fuller Street resident — who represented the Fifth Suffolk district from 2014 to 2019— is the only former... Read more
Hannah Glidden Myrick was among the small number of women who graduated from medical school by the turn of the 20th century. Her path to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was not an easy one, starting with her early education at Boston’s... Read more
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we start to think about a return to a more normal life and, perhaps, a return to the office. What will that mean for our pets who have happily adjusted to having us around most of the time, content with long walks... Read more
More than three-quarters of Boston voters support rent control to rein in soaring housing costs, according to a Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation poll published last week. One rent control supporter is Maria Mangiafico of East Boston, who... Read more
The vast majority of Boston voters believe racism is a serious issue facing the city, according to the recently Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation poll released last week. Gail Coutain of Mattapan — originally from Trinidad and Tobago — said... Read more
The events of the past year have highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of our food system, and the importance of investing in urban food production and land access. The pandemic has significantly increased food insecurity in Massachusetts, while... Read more
A campaign to re-light the sign atop the former Walter Baker Chocolate factory in Lower Mills is nearing the final stages of its fundraising phase, setting the wheels in motion for a project that would restore the iconic symbol of the neighborhood in a... Read more
Puerto Rican leaders and their allies, like US Rep. Ayanna Pressley, voiced support last Thursday for federal legislation that would allow the island territory to decide its future status as a state or something else, and urged state and local governments... Read more
On the same day that former Mayor Marty Walsh submitted his resignation to the Boston city clerk, he also sent a letter to the City Council asking them to move the upcoming preliminary municipal election a week earlier in September. Walsh pointed to a... Read more
Although the pandemic has pushed the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace to a virtual format for the second year running, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI) founder and Dorchester resident Tina Chéry is looking forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of... Read more
For many years, Boston’s mayors and members of its City Council have increased the School Department’s budget on an annual basis as an indication of their support for public education. The money appropriated for schools marks an increase far greater than... Read more
Families and caregivers looking for a fun April vacation children’s activity are invited to head outside for our second StoryWalk series in City of Boston parks, which began Tuesday (April 20) and extends through Mon., May 10. StoryWalks can be found in... Read more
A disproportionate number of eviction filings in Boston involved households of color during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the housing justice group City Life / Vida Urbana. By examining Massachusetts Trial Court evictions... Read more
The UMass Boston Coalition Against Gentrification – a group composed of campus union and student organization members – hosted a virtual campus community “Teach-In” last Thursday afternoon in protest of the negative economic, racial, and environmental... Read more


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