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The choice could not be clearer: I’ll cast my vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next Tuesday. A lopsided proportion of my neighbors, if they haven’t already, will do the same. This is not wishful thinking. In 2016, the Democratic nominee Hillary... Read more
For scientists and many citizens alike, the everyday occurrences of massive storms, uncontrolled wildfires, unprecedented floods, and other weather-driven disasters are clear evidence of the danger that climate change poses to the planet. In our corner... Read more
Joe Biden endorsed Rep. Ayanna Pressley this week, days ahead of her first re-election bid for the 7th District seat that she won in an upset victory over former Congressman Michael Capuano in 2018. In a statement shared with the Reporter, Biden said: “... Read more
Tenants in a 207-unit apartment complex on Morton Street in Mattapan announced this week that they have signed an agreement with their landlord that will protect them from large rent increases over the next five years. The Morton Village apartment... Read more
Holidays will need to look different this year, state officials said as they recommended Thanksgiving celebrations be held virtually or limited to one household to minimize COVID-19 transmission risks. "The science on this one's pretty clear -- gathering... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today urged residents to celebrate Halloween safely this weekend by avoiding traditional activities, such as trick-or-treating, costume parties, and crowded, confined spaces like haunted... Read more
Boston Parks & Recreation will host a virtual open house Tues., October 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to kickoff a discussion series called "Moakley Talks" which will focus on key aspects of the city's planning process for Moakley Park in South Boston. The... Read more
A 39-year-old Boston resident is expected to be arraigned in municipal court on a charge of willful and malicious burning in connection with a Sunday morning ballot box fire, police said. The fire, set in a ballot drop box outside the main branch of the... Read more
In an inauspicious early fall turn for hockey and skating enthusiasts, Massachusetts residents awoke Friday morning to news that state officials overnight ordered skating rinks to close. The closures are effective on Friday at 5 p.m., and are currently... Read more
Confirmed COVID-19 infections among Massachusetts residents younger than 20 are higher than they have been through the entire pandemic, prompting one leading expert to say the rising caseload is likely a reflection of increased testing and another to warn... Read more
After an eight-hour virtual meeting on Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee voted 7-0 to discontinue the exam used to place students into Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science for the... Read more
Boston School Committee Chairman Michael Loconto resigned today after he mockingly recited the names of people who participated in Wednesday night’s long virtual meeting that ended in a unanimous vote to suspend the BPS placement exam. Loconto was... Read more
A federal judge today sentenced Gary Webster to eight months in prison after he was monitored five times selling cocaine and fentanyl on Codman Hill Avenue in Dorchester in 2016, while he was working as director of constituent services for at-large City... Read more
Girls from Dorchester’s ADSL Softball League have continued their softball season in the highly competitive Charles River Fall Softball League this fall, playing double-headers every Sunday morning. With one weekend left in the fall season, the Dot girls... Read more
The Uphams Corner and Fields Corner branches of the Boston Public Library will each host virtual events in the coming weeks exploring the history of those Dorchester neighborhoods through the lens of Atlascope, a historical map tool developed earlier this... Read more
A Superior Court judge ruled last week that Boston Public Schools can continue in-person teaching despite rising rates of coronavirus in the city. Earlier in the month, Boston Teachers Union asked for an injunction, noting that the positivity rate on all... Read more
For the last several months, Uphams Corner-based guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan has grappled with the new reality facing classical and chamber musicians who saw their lifestyles and performance schedules disintegrate before their eyes as the pandemic... Read more
The Dorchester Art Project store is officially open at 1490 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner, meaning residents now have a new place to shop for artwork, music, clothes, and other products created by Dorchester artists.  The two-level storefront space,... Read more
In 2000, the Vietnamese government added Family Medicine as part of its primary care system, which is provided at several thousand communal health centers where the vast majority of Vietnamese get their medical care. As part of that development, the... Read more
The morning rush hour on Massachusetts highways is unlikely to return to pre-COVID levels until at least 2024, and even more drivers may not return to the fray if economic recovery drags or if working from home remains common, according to new Department... Read more

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