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On Monday afternoon at Dorchester Youth Collaborative’s Fields Corner headquarters, Emmett Folgert and his small staff were spread across a cluster of sofas, engaged in solemn conversation. On the other side of the room, four teenagers wearing masks... Read more
There was a telling moment in Sunday’s otherwise lackluster debate between Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy when a reporter asked the two rivals for the US Senate whether Charlie Baker should get another term in the next gubernatorial election in 2022.  Both... Read more
One of the few advantages of growing old is a broader perspective. Looking back, one can view life from a prominent outcrop that reveals the treacherous mountains, dark forests, broad meadows, and pleasant valleys marking the journey. Some are obstacles... Read more
Later this summer, visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will enjoy a memorable evening experience with hundreds of luminous, beautifully crafted large-scale lanterns. When “Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience,” presented by National Grid, debuts on Aug. 21, it... Read more
Roxbury residents were shocked by the destruction of a beloved neighborhood mural last Thursday. The massive, black-and-white portrait of Nelson Mandela, bookended by the words “Roxbury Love” in block letters, stretched across a low building at the corner... Read more
Three senators who helped craft their branch’s policing bill will join the Judiciary Committee’s House chair, the head of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, and a former state trooper on a conference committee that will try to reach a... Read more
Over the last four years, the actress, comedian, and writer Obehi Janice accidentally wrote a TV pilot. A play that she has been working on during that time, “Ole White Sugah Daddy,” is now being adapted for television. “I didn’t know that I was writing... Read more
“Hi, Ed. Just wanted to let you know that my truck was broken into last night. They stole a few very expensive tools.” That text message arrived on my phone Saturday morning. It was sent by my upstairs neighbor, a self-employed plumber who parks his work... Read more
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, the new chancellor of UMass Boston, will begin his tenure at the Dorchester campus this Saturday, but he is already making news with a generous personal donation to fund a new scholarship in the name of George Floyd, who was killed... Read more
The NAACP Boston branch will host “Freedom Weekend” this Friday and Saturday to kick off the 111th National NAACP Convention, which was supposed to take place in Boston in late July but instead will proceed in a virtual format from August 2-15. The... Read more
The City of Boston has launched a virtual open house that lays out full draft design plans for the Mass Ave Better Bike Project, an infrastructure initiative that would bring bike lanes to a stretch of Mass Ave. that has proven to be dangerous for... Read more
What can parents, students, and teachers expect when Boston Public Schools “return” in the fall? Completely remote, totally in-school, or a “hybrid” of those two approaches? The school department has until Friday (July 31) to submit its plan to state... Read more
When we wrote Question 4 to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis in Mass., the drafting committee intentionally included provisions to support local entrepreneurs and invest in communities ravaged by systemic racism. To the Legislature’s credit, its... Read more
Neponset pollution seen as key Water quality at Dorchester’s three beaches worsened last year, according to a new report by the non-profit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay that tracks year-to-year data at urban beaches. In 2019, the overall safety rating for... Read more
Mayor Walsh used his press conference on Tuesday to warn Bostonians against letting their guards down in the struggle to contain the COVID-19 virus amid a slight rise in reported cases in Massachusetts and more stringent restrictions for people who travel... Read more
State Police report Curtis Raper, 43, of Dorchester, died Sunday after crashing a Jet Ski into "a sailboat that was stationary and attached to a mooring" around 4:30 p.m. State Police say he was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced... Read more
The Urban Farming Institute has announced a couple of fundraising initiatives to help them continue their mission “to develop and promote urban farming to engage individuals in growing food and building a healthy community.” President of UFI, Patricia... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of a suspect for the stabbing murder of Onell Colon at the Domino's on Adams Street in Fields Corner late on July 3. Police say detectives tracked Anthony Nicholes, 50, of Dorchester, to Long Beach, CA,... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two men were fatally shot in Dorchester early Sunday. A man was shot shortly before 2 a.m. at 38 Erie St.. He was brought to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police say. Minutes later, another man was... Read more
Since the onset of COVID-19, have you been spending more time outdoors? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent study by the Outdoor Industry Association, less than 20 percent of Americans spent time outdoors more than once a week before the... Read more

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