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For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has canceled the St. Patrick's Day parade through South Boston.  "Due to ongoing state restrictions limiting outdoor public events to 25 people, the 2021 South Boston St. Patrick's Day / Evacuation Day Parade... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Akeem Polimis, 17 and a student at the Codman Academy Charter Public School, was fatally shot at 29 Ferndale St., near Codman Square in Dorchester around 6:45 p.m. on Friday. However, somebody loaded him in a car... Read more
During their virtual board meeting last night, the Boston Planning and Development Agency approved a proposal to transform the former Phillips Old Colony House, a landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017, into... Read more
Boston Fire Department responded to two fires that broke out in Dorchester on Thursday morning, leaving several residents displaced. Firefighters responded to the first blaze, at a three-decker home on Sudan Street, at around 3 a.m. The fire began in the... Read more
Bostonians’ Interest in Receiving Vaccine Lower in Communities of Color, Among Women A newly released National Science Foundation-funded report by UMass Boston researchers finds that 1 in 5 Bostonians plan to not get vaccinated, nearly half of Black... Read more
The Museum of Fine Arts will host its 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day community celebration online on Monday, January 18 to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King. The event will be held in partnership with Citizens, which has sponsored the MFA’s... Read more
Martinez ‘absolutely considering’ a mayoral bid Mayor Martin Walsh today warned that the rate of Covid-19 hospitalizations in Boston are reaching levels unseen since the pandemic’s peak surge last spring. The mayor and other city officials offered updates... Read more
The MBTA will receive at least $250 million in federal funding under the latest COVID-19 stimulus package, but agency officials plan to move forward with most of their planned service cuts and direct most of the new money toward the capital budget. MBTA... Read more
One of Moderna co-founder Derrick Rossi’s favorite things to say is that there are three keys to life on Earth: “DNA makes mRNA makes protein makes life.” The experimental technology behind Moderna and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines harnesses the power of... Read more
Just after sunrise last Thursday, the four high school humanities teachers at Codman Academy in Dorchester logged into Zoom. They were developing a game plan for how to guide high school students through a conversation about the Jan. 6 riot in Washington... Read more
The transformation of a long-abandoned car dealership on Cummins Highway in Mattapan into a complex of buildings with 76 units of affordable housing is just about at the mid-point of construction work.  The progress of Cote Village, the new development... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh said during a speech to the city Tuesday night that he is going to bring Boston with him when he goes to Washington, D.C., to serve in the Biden administration as secretary of labor. Whether he intends to pack it or not, Walsh will also... Read more
A commission will be created to recommend a new seal and motto after Gov. Baker signed a resolve on Monday that had emerged for votes last week as the two-year session was winding down. The resolve calls for the panel, after study, to recommend a new or... Read more
With 2021 upon us, for many it’s time to follow those pesky New Year’s resolutions. If being more active and improving mental health are on your list, I have two words – pet adoption! Pets offer us so much more than unconditional love. They are a... Read more
A team of developers with Core Investments Inc. filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Monday for a massive, mixed-use project on Dorchester Avenue near Andrew Square in South Boston. Labeled “On the Dot,” the four-phase... Read more
A newly built mixed-income, mixed-use housing development opened on Monday in Grove Hall. Named The Clarion, the building not only brings income-restricted units to the neighborhood but it will also serve as home to Future Chefs, an organization that... Read more
A development team led by four brothers who run a Mattapan car wash aired their proposal to construct a four-story, mixed-use building on a vacant lot at 1471 Blue Hill Ave. during a virtual meeting of the Woodhaven Culbert Regis Neighborhood Association... Read more
I’m guessing that I’m not the only person who had to look up what “sedition” means last Wednesday following the first invasion of the US Capitol building since the War of 1812. Sedition is one of those words you may study in a course on government,... Read more
Last week, Mayor Walsh announced the members of the incoming 2021 SPARK Boston Council, a group of 41 young adults — including eleven from Dorchester and Mattapan — that will work virtually over the next 12 months to open up new lines of communication... Read more
Dr. Angela Abraham has joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center as its new Director of Optometry. The expansion of Harvard Street’s services to include a full-service optometry department is important to building its comprehensive patient-focused... Read more

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