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The Franklin Park Zoo is welcoming guests back to its indoor exhibits now that the facility’s indoor buildings are open in accordance with the City of Boston’s return to Step 1 of Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan. The Tropical Forest, Bird’s World... Read more
A group of business, academic, and government leaders from across New England praised President Biden’s proposed stimulus package on Monday as an important step to get the pandemic under control and support economic recovery. In a letter to the region’s... Read more
With the launch of Boston’s new Community Choice Electricity program this month, nearly half of Massachusetts municipalities are now buying electricity on behalf of their residents in an effort to provide cheaper, greener power. As of January, the state... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh breezed through his confirmation hearing Thursday morning in front of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions in Washington, D.C. The committee of Senators will review and later vote to approve or deny... Read more
When Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury opened up Shanti Indian Cuisine on Dorchester Avenue in 2001, they knew they were taking a risk. There weren’t many Indian or South Asian restaurants in the area and they couldn’t be sure if there would be enough support... Read more
Earlier this month, a heartwarming moment between a resident and her caretaker at Standish Village Assisted Living home in Lower Mills went viral, hopping the pond and making the rounds in a community in England. A video posted to social media shows... Read more
On the cover of “Hiding,” an album released by Michael Christmas at the tail end of 2020, the Boston rapper beams giddily from a glowing laptop screen in a shadowy room. The image paints a portrait of a quarantining Christmas isolated in his bedroom, his... Read more
An ordinance put forward by At-large City Councillor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu last week would require that city health officials open at least one Covid-19 vaccination site in every zip code in Boston. The proposal comes amid growing criticism of... Read more
Nearly ten months after Dorchester’s Carney Hospital was designated as the nation’s first Covid specialty hospital, the facility appears to have surmounted the hump of the crisis. Fewer than 20 Covid patients remain in the hospital’s ICU unit, according... Read more
Boston's newly installed Police Commissioner Dennis White is now on leave after allegations of domestic violence surfaced. The Boston Globe reported late Wednesday night that a judge in May 1999 issued a restraining order against White after he allegedly... Read more
Longtime community organizer Leonard M. Lee Sr., 63, threw his hat in the ring for the District 4 seat that will be left vacant by Andrea Campbell on Wednesday. It's his first time running for office, although he's been politically active for decades.“I... Read more
Althea Garrison has officially decided to try and re-claim her at-large seat on the Boston City Council after briefly pondering a mayoral run. “I have a better shot at that then running for mayor,” she told the Reporter on Tuesday. Garrison also noted... Read more
Members of the Boston City Council voted 12-0-1 to pass a Home Rule Petition that will cancel a special election if Mayor Martin Walsh vacates his office before March 5, a likely scenario given that a US Senate hearing to review his credentials to serve... Read more
A project proposed by a South Boston-based developer would bring 24 new units of housing spread across two structures on what is now an auto dealership at 1121 Dorchester Ave. near Savin Hill. The 12,000-square-foot project would include a four-story... Read more
Most people in Massachusetts recognize MCAS as the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, which public schools use to test students in a variety of subjects from grade 3 into high school.  In these times, though, students also desperately need... Read more
Covid, the No. 1 killer in the country, is preventable with a vaccine. Massachusetts is one of the world’s great centers of medicine and research, home to four outstanding medical schools and several of the world’s greatest teaching hospitals, along with... Read more
As February began this week, the rush to get appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations moved to full throttle. On Monday, the door was opened wide for seniors 75 and over to get on schedules for their first shots after which those 65 and older and certain... Read more
State lawmakers and advocates called for the swift passage of legislation that would limit cooperation between local police and federal immigration officials during a virtual press conference on Tuesday.  The Safe Communities Act is co-sponsored by Rep.... Read more
With a US Senate hearing to review Mayor Martin Walsh’s credentials to serve as the next US Secretary of Labor set for Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., the City Council was poised to vote through a measure on Wednesday that would bypass a special... Read more
Glenway Street fire
Boston firefighters responded around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday to 157 Glenway St. for a fire that shot through the roof and sent one resident to the hospital with burns. The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $150,000 and said the cause is under... Read more


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