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Auld lang syne, the Robert Burns poem that is sung at the end of the year, tends to be sung in a maudlin way, often with sadness and some liquor. Though our experience with the virus and the recent election may make us prefer to forget that 2020 ever... Read more
To the Editor: Thanks for your [Dec. 17] editorial about Bruce Seals, who taught sportsmanship and athletics to generations of Dorchester kids. My children, Sophia and Aleksandr, were lucky to have his support when they played basketball and floor hockey... Read more
The Lenny Zakim Fund has been seeking out and supporting local organizations that are dedicated to achieving social and racial justice since 1995. Zakim, the longtime out-front head of the Anti-Defamation League locally in the last quarter of the 20th... Read more
Many people welcomed a new animal family member in their homes during 2020, and this will be their first holiday season together. While the holiday season can bring joy to the humans in your household, it can also be a sensory overload for pets. Bright... Read more
Back in June, when the City of Boston was wrestling with its fiscal 2021 budget under the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Walsh declared that municipal layoffs were off the table. Now, six months later, Walsh has apparently stayed true... Read more
The Boston union representing stagehands, IATSE Local 11, launched a GoFundMe campaign over the weekend to support its members, with the goal of collecting $100,000 in contributions. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 45 donors had contributed a total of $10,450. The... Read more
“We’re gonna start spraying.” That’s an officer’s quote pulled from Boston police body cam footage from May 31 — when a massive, peaceful demonstration in response to the police killing of George Floyd devolved into chaos in the city. After the official... Read more
High school juniors in Suffolk County are invited to apply for a new paid internship program in the office of District Attorney Rachael Rollins that also serves as a memorial to the slain prosecutor Paul R. McLaughlin. A scholarship in his name has been... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency has approved a series of building permits for the $200-million DotBlock development in Glover’s Corner. Given that development on Dec. 16, construction at the nearly four-acre site between Dot Ave and Hancock... Read more
Greater Ashmont Main Street has announced the appointment of its fourth executive director, Jeanne Dasaro. Dasaro has 15 years experience as a social entrepreneur, artist, and community builder. Since 2010, Dasaro has served as the founder of the Wonder... Read more
In recent weeks, neighbors of Garvey Playground in Neponset and those passing by have noticed that the park is at the final stages of a comprehensive $5.1 million renovation project that has seen the grounds transformed by an emerald artificial turf field... Read more
When he was seven years old, Neponset’s Mark Murphy heard the news that a Toys for Tots trailer had been broken into. “He was upset and wanted to do something; he just thought that every child should have a present at Christmas,” explained his mother,... Read more
Our mayor, Martin J. Walsh, is on the super short-list of potential picks for Secretary of Labor in the Biden-Harris administration. The job would be very hard to pass up. Sources familiar with the mayor’s thinking about it say he is likely to accept the... Read more
Frederick Wiseman captures Mayor Walsh & Co. in action The four-and-a-half-hour-long documentary film “City Hall,” which has as its focus municipal government as administered in the City of Boston by Mayor Martin Walsh and his associates, had its... Read more
With the allure of New Year’s festivities approaching, Mayor Martin Walsh urged Bostonians to avoid travelling, attending holiday parties, or gathering with anyone outside of their households during a press conference Wednesday. Walsh told reporters... Read more
Retired teacher Shirley Nolan raised her arms aloft after receiving her first Covid-19 vaccine shot, exclaiming, “Hallelujah.” Nolan was the first resident of Boston’s Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center to get the shot, a moment publicized by state... Read more
Retired teacher Shirley Nolan raised her arms aloft after receiving her first COVID-19 vaccine, exclaiming, "Hallelujah." Nolan was the first resident of Boston's Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center to get the shot, a moment captured on video and... Read more
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission has approved the Lawrence Avenue Historic District in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester for nomination to the National Register of... Read more
The electoral college is an anachronism and has been for some time. It is not necessarily representative of the nation as it has evolved in the past century. Nevertheless, it is established by the Constitution and well-intentioned people should not spend... Read more
As an incoming freshman at Boston Arts Academy in 2003, Joe Gonzalez didn’t know he was dyslexic. Growing up near the Dorchester/Mattapan border, his first language was Spanish until the age of five, and his reading skills faltered in elementary and... Read more


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