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Dorchester’s Carney Hospital has once again earned an ‘A’ for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization that collects and monitors hospital performance nationally. “Patient safety is our... Read more
This year’s holiday season offers us a chance to support local businesses and entrepreneurs who have seen their incomes and lifestyles disrupted by the pandemic. If you’re inclined to channel your spirit of giving toward your Dorchester neighbors, here... Read more
Now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized emergency use of the first Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, health care workers will be among the first to get the vaccine. Dr. Cassandra Pierre, an infectious disease physician at Boston... Read more
As the first Covid-19 vaccines began arriving in Massachusetts on Monday, a 96-year-old World War II veteran in Bedford became the first VA patient in the country to get the shot. The VA Bedford Healthcare system announced the milestone over social media... Read more
Despite strong pushback, the MBTA is barreling ahead with significant service reductions for early next year, cutting the frequency of subway and bus trips, some commuter rail weekend service, ferry schedules, and more in a move to reduce costs amid a... Read more
A recreational cannabis store at 517B Washington St. in Codman Square last Tuesday won unanimous approval to move forward from members of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal.  Low Key Dispensary plans to convert an existing two-story building into a 17,000-... Read more
Residents and business in Boston who pay for electricity are being informed by mail of a new city-sponsored program, Community Choice Electricity (CCE), that is aimed at improving Boston’s clean energy performance via a bulk purchasing program that allows... Read more
Carney Hospital received its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine today and began distributing them to staff members, who will receive the vaccine in a phased approach according to criteria outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... Read more
The ceremony to swear in Judge Serge Georges to the Supreme Judicial court, like most other events during the pandemic, was scaled back from the usual fanfare that accompanies such affairs. But Georges, who wore a maroon Boston College Eagles facemask... Read more
An early winter storm with the potential for more than a foot accumulation over the next day has prompted Mayor Walsh to declare that a snow emergency will begin in Boston today at 6 p.m., triggering parking restrictions on key roads and a one-day delay... Read more
Four year olds are great. They love Christmas and other holidays of the season. The relentless joy they experience seeing houses lit up and decorated trees twinkling through windows as they wait for Santa can light up others with joy, even in such... Read more
On Monday, all eleven Massachusetts members of the Electoral College cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris during an hour-long ceremony in the House chamber that lacked the pomp and circumstance of previous... Read more
The news radiated across the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon and, for so many of us, it was a gut punch: Bruce Seals, the Louisiana native who had made the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester his professional home since 1990 and from there helped raise... Read more
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, emphasis on little. That was the message Tuesday from Gov. Charlie Baker as he urged people to take COVID-19 safety precautions more seriously during the December holiday season than they seem to have for... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday re-affirmed Keron Pierre's first-degree murder sentence for killing two women and a man outside a Mt. Ida Road house party in 2009 because the women wouldn't give him and his buddies their phone numbers. The ruling... Read more
Renewed restrictions on gatherings and businesses kicked into effect in Boston this week as a post-Thanksgiving spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continued to tax the state’s health case system, even as new hope arrived on Monday in the form... Read more
I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season, and hope that the remainder of this year brings you the opportunity to reflect on this year and take time to prioritize your health and wellness. We know that this is a very different holiday season.... Read more
GBH 2 will broadcast the premiere of Frederick Wiseman’s “City Hall,” a four and a half- hour documentary that aims to illustrate how municipal government touches residents’ lives, on Tues., Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. The documentary follows Mayor Martin Walsh and... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker has returned to the Legislature landmark legislation that would impose new accountability standards on police, proposing a handful of amendments Thursday that he hopes Democrats will compromise with him over, but making clear he's not... Read more
Mayor Walsh advised Bostonians to avoid travel and indoor gatherings this holiday season amid a rise in Covid cases and an increased demand for hospital beds. “Our cases are certainly very concerning for the last couple of weeks,” the mayor said in a... Read more

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