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A federal judge ruled on April 15 that the Boston School Committee can proceed with selecting students for the city’s three exam schools via a formula based on grade point average and zip codes, rather than using GPAs and the traditional entrance exams.... Read more
Mayor Janey has appointed Celina Barrios-Millner as the new chief of Equity and Inclusion for the city. A Boston resident for more than 20 years who is now living in West Roxbury, Barrios-Millner was born in Venezuela and immigrated to Cincinnati with her... Read more
Last week’s column about the lack of maintenance of the state’s property alongside the Southeast Expressway and the MBTA tracks received quite a response. The trash and graffiti were certainly noticed by residents, and there were calls by readers to... Read more
More parents want their children back in classrooms this fall even if they aren’t comfortable sending them back into school buildings now, according to a new WBUR-Dorchester Reporter-The Boston Foundation poll. Only 49 percent of parents surveyed said... Read more
Now that all Massachusetts residents above 16 are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, a number of health center-operated sites and pharmacy locations in Dorchester and Mattapan are accepting appointments, with vaccine supplies for doses depending on the... Read more
Like most other facilities in the city of Boston, the Curley Community Center in South Boston – known to many as the L Street Bathhouse – closed its doors last March when Covid-19 reached the region. Unlike most other city facilities, it has not re-... Read more
As the guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd came down Tuesday, activists, organizers and politicians in Boston celebrated it as a step toward justice — while messaging that there was more... Read more
Boston Police checked for ballistics evidence Wednesday night at the scene of a shooting on Arcadia Street after which one man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two witnesses who live nearby on Draper Street, Mayora Sanusi and... Read more
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Boston School Committee can proceed with selecting students for the city's three exam schools via a formula based on grade point average and Zip codes, rather than using GPAs and the traditional entrance exams. US... Read more
More parents want their kids back in classrooms this fall even if they aren't comfortable sending them back into school buildings now, according to a new WBUR-Dorchester Reporter-The Boston Foundation poll. Only 49 percent of parents surveyed said they... Read more
The 13th annual Taste of Dorchester fundraiser event will take place in a virtual format on Thurs., April 29 from 7-8 p.m. The annual event organized by Dorchester-based nonprofit Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) puts the spotlight on... Read more
To the Editor: Now more than ever, it is crucial to provide school children with engaging outdoor learning opportunities. To meet this challenge, the Friends of the Boston Schoolyards (FOTBS), a volunteer organization since 2018, serves as a clearinghouse... Read more
Young people in Boston have stepped up to the plate to play a critical role in our civic life. They organize community meetings, speak at public hearings, knock on doors for political candidates, and continue to hold elected officials accountable. But... Read more
Tome Barros, Director of Training for Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport, has joined the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD). Barros grew up in Dorchester and learned to play basketball at BGCD.... Read more
Dorchester artist Cliff Notez is one of several Boston-area cultural trailblazers being featured in the Red Sox’ latest media campaign accompanying the rollout of their new yellow and powder blue “City Connect” jerseys inspired by the Patriots Day holiday... Read more
This month, Dorchester elementary students will have a chance to win money for their schools through exercise, thanks to $25,000 in grants recently announced by The Boston Foundation and The Reebok Foundation as part of Boston Back in Motion, an... Read more
Free public transportation “would be great,” according to Boston’s acting mayor, who also said last week that she hopes state officials are looking at ways to use federal aid to make transit more equitable. Mayor Kim Janey said in a radio interview she... Read more
On Saturday, March 27, in a nail-biter of a game played at their home city’s Warrior Ice Arena, the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) defeated the Minnesota Whitecaps, 4-3, on a power-play goal by Taylor Wenczkowski with six... Read more
In 1954, construction began on the Southeast Expressway, with Dorchester the chosen path for a highway that would allow for hundreds of thousands of suburbanites to get to and from downtown Boston. Not only did leaders of our Commonwealth decide to... Read more
Massachusetts this week will likely cross the threshold of 2 million residents fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and holds the distinction of being the first state with at least 5 million people to deliver at least one dose to more than half of its adult... Read more

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