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The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) has selected Edward W. Forry, who, with his wife, the late Mary Casey Forry, founded the Dorchester Reporter in 1983 and the Boston Irish Reporter ten years later, as its 2020 honoree in the field... Read more
Neighbors received an update on efforts to clean up the Neponset River on Monday night at a virtual meeting that focused on water quality, sediment pollution, and dams that block fish from their habitats. The online discussion was convened by the... Read more
Despite Speaker Robert DeLeo warning House lawmakers off trying to use the annual budget to advance major policy changes, the top Democrat blessed a vote this week on an amendment that would codify abortion rights into state law and make abortions legal... Read more
Before the pandemic hit, more than one-third of Dorchester residents used the T to get to work. The number is likely considerably higher among low-income families. The T keeps thousands of cars off the highways and is a huge part of making Boston’s air... Read more
On Saturday, November 21st, many neighbors and friends will tune in to “A Night of Giving Gala” Grand Drawing event in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD).   “We are so grateful to the many sponsors and families that continue to support... Read more
A virtual BPDA meeting slated for next Thursday (Nov. 19) at 6 p.m. will discuss the latest plans for the Uphams Corner Arts & Innovation District, a stretch of properties along Columbia Road that has been eyed by the city for several years as an “... Read more
A number of potential candidates have announced bids to run for a seat on the City Council next year, a tantalizing target now that two sitting councillors— At-large Councillor Michelle Wu and District 4 Councillor Andrea Campbell— have announced mayoral... Read more
With the governor’s mandatory early closing hours for some businesses now in place, the administration updated its rules for restaurants last week making clear that diners served before 9:30 p.m. can finish their food and drinks, but must be off the... Read more
The MBTA told its users last Friday that its policy that almost all passengers wear face coverings while riding public transit will be enforced going forward, with fines being levied on anyone on trains, buses, and ferries who does not follow Gov. Baker’s... Read more
A new mural in Fields Corner bearing the names and faces of more than 100 individuals said to be victims of police violence across the country serves as a temporary memorial while promoting justice and declaring “Black Lives Matter” in large bold... Read more
Mayor Walsh is urging Bostonians to get tested for the disease that remains a major public health danger, particularly in Dorchester and Mattapan, and Gov. Baker is warning of an ominous surge in cases to come, even as hope emerged this week in the form... Read more
With about two months of a lame-duck session remaining for the Legislature, supporters said on Monday that this may be their best chance yet to pass legislation that would allow terminally-ill patients to get a prescription for a substance that would end... Read more
The Codman Square Health Center last week announced the opening of the inaugural year of its Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Residency program, welcoming two newly graduated FNPs: Nnemdi Azubuko, a Dorchester native, and Spanish-born Marta Escriu-Suñé.... Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in profound ways and has impacted nearly every aspect of city life. Although we have made great progress since the spring in controlling the spread of the virus, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 positive rates... Read more
On Saturday night, President-elect Joe Biden said something profound as he addressed the nation after being declared the winner of the election. “It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other... Read more
The MBTA told its users last Friday that its policy that almost all passengers wear face coverings while riding public transit will be enforced going forward, with fines being levied on anyone on trains, buses, and ferries who does not follow Gov. Baker’s... Read more
Low interest rates, the inability to leave our homes, and the desire for larger and more comfortable space has led to a home renovation boom in the US. Since last March, the demand on building materials has gone up by 16.8 percent, according to a Census... Read more
Community members will have the chance next week to hear the latest updates, voice comments, and ask questions at several virtual public comment sessions concerning development and planning projects in Dorchester.  Dorchester Bay City: Mon. Nov. 16, 6 p.m... Read more
In its attempt to increase diversity at Boston Latin School, the new BPS admission policy that cancels an exam school entrance test in favor of awarding seats based on winner and loser zip codes sails dangerously close to constitutionally prohibited... Read more
Back in 1997, I was on a trip to promote peace in the former Yugoslavia and war broke out while I was in Pristina, the capital city of the Republic of Kosovo. We heard machine guns firing at night and learned about massacres the next morning, and we were... Read more

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