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Voters lined up at the entrance to the Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester. Ed Forry photo
Election officials have already mailed more than 110,000 ballots to voters in Boston and the city on Thursday launched 17 drop box sites where residents can submit their ballots. With early voting set to launch Saturday across the state, Boston Mayor... Read more
House and Senate leaders on Beacon Hill chose not to intervene Thursday to block the expiration this weekend of the state's moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, despite the efforts of one Democrat to force an emergency extension of the ban through... Read more
In his most recent covid-19 update, Mayor Martin Walsh on Thursday said that city officials are figuring out how to enforce gathering limits, as the city’s positive rate has slowly increased over the past few weeks. Data collected from October 4-10 shows... Read more
Officials from the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) announced Wednesday that lane and/or road closures are anticipated to go into effect along Morrissey Boulevard starting Thurs., October 15 though Wed., October 21. The agency expects... Read more
A story on the front page of the Reporter on Sept. 9 posed the question: “Have they found Sgt. Joseph W. Beard? The answer is “no.” But there’s more to the story about a soldier from Dorchester who was reportedly taken off the infamous “Bataan Death March... Read more
Boston Public Schools’ three prestigious exam schools will not use an exam to select their next incoming classes under a recommendation by Superintendent Brenda Cassellius. Under the plan, 20 percent of seats available next year would be allocated to... Read more
As any animal lover knows, the annual calendar is peppered with dozens of national animal-themed holidays, such as Adopt a Rescue Dog Day and Dress-up Your Pet Day. For me, however, the most interesting of these animal holidays is National Feral Cat Day... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is asking US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for more information about an incident last Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 6) involving a Black man who was stopped by ICE officers while jogging in West Roxbury. Bena Apreala... Read more
A city pilot project aimed at making Cummins Highway safer by reducing the number of lanes from four to two and adding dedicated bicycle paths will be extended from Wood Avenue in Mattapan to American Legion Highway in Roslindale by the end of the month.... Read more
Cleopatra, a pygmy hippopotamus, gave birth to a 13-pound male calf at Dorchester’s Franklin Park Zoo a week ago Monday (Oct. 5). It was a joyous moment marking the culmination of years of work, careful planning, and dedication by the animal care and... Read more
When Rich Green, director of the food pantry at St. Matthew’s church, found out in early September that the church building was closing in a matter of weeks, the news was shocking. It sent him scrambling to find a new home for the pantry, which many... Read more
This year’s 23rd annual Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health, the signature fundraising event presented by Codman Square Health Center, will take place in a virtual format on Thurs., Oct. 29, at 6 p.m.  As in past years, the event will feature food... Read more
After Boston passed a pandemic threshold, BPS educators say a district policy requiring teachers to report to work in person now violates a prior formal agreement. According to Boston Public Health Commission data published on Oct. 8, 4.1 percent of the... Read more
More than 50 volunteers will help improve two outdoor spaces in Dorchester and Mattapan this weekend as part of National Rebuilding Day, which was re-scheduled from its original date in April. The Boston effort is led by Rebuilding Together Boston, which... Read more
For the students at the John D. O’Bryant High School, a school-sponsored trip to Europe has become a rite of passage. While it was bad enough that last spring’s trip – set for April vacation week— was cancelled by BPS officials in March because of the... Read more
People walking around the Seaport on a beautiful fall day can now experience the Boston Uncornered Photo Project Exhibit, a series of 30 stunning, 5’x8’ black and white portraits of former gang members and public figures. The exhibit, which was created... Read more
The highest covid-19 positive test rates recorded in the city last week came from two Dorchester zip codes, Mayor Martin Walsh said in a media availability on Tuesday. According to data from October 4-10 posted on the Boston Public Health Commission’s... Read more
The drawbridge at Granite Avenue near Exit 11B will be closed for the weekend from Fri., Oct. 23 through Mon., Oct. 26 as workers replace a steel beam on the span over the Neponset River. The emergency project will result in detours and the closure of... Read more
More than 1,900 new people in Massachusetts were confirmed to have Covid-19 over the three-day holiday weekend as single-day positivity rates remained above 3 percent, continuing a trend that began in late September. In Boston, Mayor Walsh said that... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday embraced a punch-list of “bold and comprehensive” policies intended to reform the Boston Police Department. Standing alongside members of a task force he appointed last summer, Walsh pledged to implement their plan quickly. “... Read more

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