With public health data indicating "that we are trending in the right direction" in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the 1,000-bed field hospital setup last month at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center... Read more
Editor's Note: Memorial Day observances in Dorchester would — under "normal" circumstances— be held today at Cedar Grove Cemetery, where ceremonies to honor those killed in battle have been held since 1868, in the immediate aftermath of the "War of the... Read more
A 2019 study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation identified that over 25,000 Bostonians and over 200,000 Massachusetts residents did not have health insurance. This was despite the 2006 universal health care law that was passed in... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board approved an emergency measure Thursday under which restaurants can put seating outside once the city lifts the ban on in-restaurant dining, to deal with new Covid-19 restrictions that will shrink their indoor seating capacity.... Read more
For elderly COVID-19 patients who require specialized care, the transition out of in-hospital care can be filled with complexities and obstacles. Upon being discharged, many encounter situations in which family members are sick or unable to care for them... Read more
On the night of May 1, reports emerged from the Bristol County jail that an incident involving coronavirus testing had turned violent. Guards had used pepper spray and K9 dogs against detainees in ICE custody, three of whom ended up in the hospital.... Read more
Today, our community is gripped by the national emergency of COVID-19. There is no one the virus will not affect. Even those who are less likely to become ill are facing job loss, decreased access to basic life necessities, or the mental struggle of... Read more
Two Boston Public School seniors who are active in the Scholar Athletes program were surprised with full four-year college scholarships last week. Ainsley Peña, a student at English High School in Jamaica Plain was awarded a scholarship to Curry College;... Read more
A new type of technology is helping physicians and health care providers at Codman Square Health Center (CSHC) test patients for COVID-19 infections more safely while lessening the pressure caused by shortages of personal protection equipment (PPE). The... Read more
Bostonians could soon see widened sidewalks and other traffic-calming changes in various neighborhoods with municipal officials and local legislators having serious discussions about how to implement a “safe streets” approach as businesses begin to reopen... Read more
With the state’s economy beginning to wake up on Tuesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh stressed the importance of moving slowly in the capital, stating that he has no plans right now to lift the city’s curfew and that he worries that allowing offices to... Read more
Warning that “time is running out” as they face an “insurmountable debt,” two Catholic priests who lead St. Brendan and St. Ann parishes have asked Cardinal Sean O’Malley to merge the two Neponset parishes, while preserving both churches, under a new name... Read more
Community testing a must, she says State Rep. Liz Miranda is on the mend after testing positive for COVID-19 on May 1. The 39-year-old lawmaker, who has represented the 5th Suffolk District since Jan. 2019, talked to the Reporter this week about her... Read more
“Take your time.” That was key message from City Hall officials during a webinar held this morning for small business owners. “We want to be really clear: Until you are prepared to open, you should not be opening,” said Natalia Urtubey, director of Small... Read more
A new park next to Talbot Avenue station, a playground adjacent to the Henderson School, and extensive repairs to the steeple at Codman Square’s Second Church lead the latest round of Community Preservation Act grants awarded by the City of Boston. A... Read more
Hints on how the governor was going to approach the “reopening” of the economy were mounting last week. On Thursday, a Boston Globe article by staff members Shirley Leung and Larry Edelman noted that “a growing number of scientists, economists, and... Read more
The first phase of Gov. Charlie Baker’s statewide reopening protocols allows for houses of worship to open right away. But in Boston, that doesn’t mean that churches are ready— or willing— to swing open their doors. At least, not yet. Some Catholic... Read more
Three guns and ammunition
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a local man on gun charges for the three illegal weapons and ammunition they say officers found in his apartment - where they initially went while following a blood trail after a knife fight in the parking... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was fatally shot at 45 Bernard St, near Browning Avenue, around noon on Monday. Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470 or... Read more
Massachusetts is on its way to reopening the state's economy with a detailed plan Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to unveil on Monday under which construction projects can resume immediately and some businesses can reopen on May 25 with public health... Read more


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