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Six blood clot cases under review by FDA, CDC The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Tuesday directed all providers to pause administration of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines, responding to a federal recommendation that those particular... Read more
Beausejour Antoine was a photographer who rarely had to direct his subjects to smile for his ever-present camera. If he was in their midst, chances are they were already smiling back at this Haitian-born photojournalist, who was a bundle of high energy... Read more
Thanks to major funding from The Boston Foundation and from our media partners at WBUR 90.9FM, this week the Dorchester Reporter is pleased to present the results of the year’s first poll focused on the election of Boston’s next mayor. The poll, conducted... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society (DHS) will host a virtual Zoom event examining the 1870 annexation of Dorchester by Boston— and its impact on development— next Sunday (April 18) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  DHS President Earl Taylor will host the illustrated... Read more
Janey administration officials this week unveiled a $3.75 billion budget for the city’s 2022 fiscal year and detailed a plan they say will avoid layoffs or service cuts while setting the stage for an “equitable recovery” from the economic contraction... Read more
Most Boston voters who participated in this week’s Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation sponsored-poll remain undecided about their pick for mayor later this year. The Reporter spoke to a sample of the poll participants who agreed to speak out... Read more
A poll of Boston voters conducted by The MassInc Polling Group last week shows that the race for mayor of Boston remains wide open as six candidates— including four women who now serve as city councillors— seek a four-year term as the city’s top political... Read more
Aiming to repair the "fabric of trust" between police and communities of color, Boston Mayor Kim Janey unveiled a series of reforms Tuesday including the launch of a new law enforcement oversight office tasked out of the gate with reviewing the case of a... Read more
US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke to the Reporter this week for his first one-on-one interview with Boston media since he resigned as mayor on March 22. Now three weeks into his tenure as a cabinet member, he talked about his new (hybrid) commute, the... Read more
Count Erin Murphy among the city council candidates opposed to Boston Public Schools policies that suspended the test for the city’s three exam schools last year and discontinued Advanced Work for select students in grades 4 and 6. A longtime educator... Read more
A 73-year-old woman was shot and killed while sitting on her porch on Olney Street in Dorchester on Saturday evening (April 10). Boston Police identified the victim as Delois Brown and said she was not the intended target. The shooting happened just... Read more
The 13th annual Taste of Dorchester fundraiser event will take place in a virtual format on Thursday, 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
Free public transportation "would be great," according to Boston's acting mayor, who also said Thursday 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 has... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that starting on Thursday, April 8 and continuing until Wednesday, July 7, the northwest parking lot of Pope John Paul II Reservation playground in Neponset will be closed to accommodate... Read more
Comcast launched the Comcast RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment) program in October 2020 with the intention to support thousands of BIPOC-owned (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) small businesses navigating the challenges of the... Read more
Massachusetts must increase entrepreneurship among people of color to help counteract a years-long decline in the number of new startups launching annually, and achieving that goal will require expanding support for minority-owned businesses, a new report... Read more
And then there were six. Kim Janey joined the field of candidates for Mayor on Tuesday using a superbly-crafted and compelling video that “introduced” her to the city she now leads. “I’m still not used to saying this yet,” she says as it opens. “But I’... Read more
Caitlin Shanley, a speech language pathologist at the Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester, embarked on a meandering, 21-mile run across the city on March 21. The 21-mile figure was a nod to the date — World Down Syndrome Day— chosen to symbolize the... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, state Rep. Brandy Fluker-Oakley, and Boston City Councillor Lydia Edwards expressed support for a minimum wage for tipped workers at a virtual Women’s History month event held on March 26. “Massachusetts Women Workers Rising... Read more
In a pair of votes last week the Boston City Council cleared the way for home cooks to make and sell food out of their own kitchens. The new law covers “cottage foods” that don’t easily spoil, like pastries, tortillas, dried fruit, and pasta. “This... Read more


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