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Transportation advocates and their political allies renewed calls for dramatic reforms to the MBTA system— with a specific emphasis on “unfair fares”— during an event in Roxbury’s Nubian Square on July 1 attended by City Council President Kim Janey,... Read more
The July 4 illegal fireworks fizzled out at about 4 a.m. on July 5. Prior to that, residents in Dorchester, especially those, like many veterans, who are sensitive to loud noises that sound like bombs, continued to deal with a two-month trauma that kept... Read more
When the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) convened a safety advisory task force last month to begin preparations for re-opening, Mary Kinsella, vice president of education at the organization, knew they had their work cut out for them. The task... Read more
To the Editor: In February, I had a private meeting with City Councillor Michelle Wu in her office along with my former principal and current staff member at Roxbury Prep High School. We were there to ask that my school, Roxbury Prep, be treated fairly. ... Read more
The candidates vying for the 12th Suffolk District Massachusetts House seat are experimenting with new methods of campaigning across a difficult political landscape this summer as they host virtual events, take part in online civic association meetings,... Read more
For the first time since last fall, the Ashmont Farmers Market will be open for business in Ashmont-Peabody Square this Friday afternoon from 3 to 7, providing residents the chance to buy fresh, locally-sourced produce, meats, and other foods.  This... Read more
Last Tuesday, Valentino Perrina, the CEO of Nutre Meal Plans, delivered several boxes containing more than 200 pre-prepared meals to InnerCity Weightlifting’s Dorchester gym, the second of several deliveries planned as part of a new relationship between... Read more
In May, TechBoston Academy lost Keith Love, its longtime leader, to cancer at age 52. The school is now on summer break, but the students and teachers are taking action to memorialize their beloved administrator, who was a fixture at the former Dorchester... Read more
A dramatic expansion of mail-in and early voting in Massachusetts is now law, and Secretary of State William Galvin is preparing to quickly mail applications to all 4.5 million of the state’s registered voters by a deadline next week. Galvin announced... Read more
Cam Charbonnier, one of four candidates on the ballot for the September 1 election for state representative in the 12 Suffolk district, suspended his campaign today, citing the dynamics of the pandemic and the "inspiring" civil rights movement. A long... Read more
Carolina lives in East Boston with her husband and four kids, the newest of whom was born at the start of the pandemic in March. The couple lost their cleaning jobs shortly after their baby’s birth, and the family has almost no income. Because Carolina... Read more
Over the past several months, communities nationwide have seen many of the deeply entrenched inequities and injustices in our society laid bare. The dual public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately impacted... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has announced that the City of Boston Drive-In Movie Series, an initiative open to Boston residents, will screen movies at outdoor locations in South Boston and Roxbury on the remaining Wednesday nights in July. Double-feature showings... Read more
Massachusetts moved into Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Monday, but businesses and patrons in Boston will have to wait until next Monday to kick things off. Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh discussed the developments during a press event at Fenway Park last... Read more
‘Deeply troubled’ Rollins credits police work with her office A 15-year-old Dorchester boy was killed in Roxbury and four people were murdered in Dorchester and Mattapan over the long, noisy, holiday weekend in Boston. On Thursday, police responded to a... Read more
At the family child care center she runs out of her Dorchester home, Dottie Williams has started asking parents to send teddy bears along with their kids. Ms. Dottie's NeighborSchool serves children between five months and four years old, an age range for... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today condemned a rash of violence that left 7 people dead in the city over the last week, including the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Dorchester boy who was killed last Thursday in Roxbury. The rash of homicides, coupled with a... Read more
While managing the ongoing response to an outbreak of one sometimes-fatal virus state officials are gearing up for an active summer season for another one, but the messaging to keep residents safe shares many similarities. Whether it's the coronavirus... Read more
The body of adult male was discovered shortly after 6 a.m. today along the Neponset Greenway trail near Granite Avenue in Dorchester. According to a spokesman for the State Police, the "investigation has revealed no foul play and no threat to public... Read more
Planners from Boston Parks & Recreation and the Franklin Park Coalition are seeking community feedback during two virtual Zoom workshops on July 14, at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., kicking off a month of virtual engagement sessions. Organizers will present... Read more

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