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The city kicked off a series of virtual discussions last week dubbed “Moakley Talks,” part of the planning process aimed at redesigning Moakley Park on the South Boston-Dorchester line as a facility for all and a bulwark of coastal resiliency. The 60-acre... Read more
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey on Wednesday criticized what he says are efforts by President Donald Trump to spawn skepticism around the United States' election process as the country continues to wait for final presidential election results. Markey spoke at a press... Read more
MBTA riders will have nearly a dozen opportunities over the next month-plus to voice feedback about impending service cuts, and to complete an online survey that officials will use to help guide the inevitably unpopular decisions. The cash-strapped T has... Read more
UMass Boston will hold the “vast majority” of coursework online during the spring semester, officials announced last Friday. After a planning committee surveyed the public health outlook, school leaders decided their best option is to keep as much of its... Read more
Boston officials are developing new measures that will be implemented over the next 60 days in response to a steady increase in the citywide positive Covid-19 test rate over the last five weeks.  Dorchester posted the highest test rate last week, at 11.9... Read more
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held two virtual public workshops last week during which officials shared the findings of an environmental review for a proposed new flight approach to Runway 4 Left (4L) at Boston Logan Airport that they said... Read more
At a virtual BPDA meeting last Wednesday night, community members reacted largely positively to details and images presented by the development team focusing on urban design elements of the Dorchester Bay City project (DBC) proposed for Columbia Point.... Read more
The Walsh administration last week issued a report outlining how Boston intends to shore up coastal protections and re-think development along Dorchester’s waterfront in the coming years and decades as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change.... Read more
A day after the presidential election, Mayor Martin Walsh told reporters in a press conference Wednesday that “every vote must be counted” as several states continue processing ballots. In Boston, 63.51 percent of all registered voters participated on... Read more
The agonizing wait for resolution in the presidential contest dragged on as the Reporter went to press on Wednesday morning. As of this hour, it remains unclear if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail over Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Several swing... Read more
Voters of Massachusetts said no Tuesday night to a reform that would have dramatically altered the way voters choose their elected leaders, rejecting a ballot question backed by a who’s who of current and former political leaders from both parties that... Read more
***UPDATED*** Trump roundly rejected at Dot, Mattapan polls Dorchester and Mattapan voters fueled a strong citywide turnout on Tuesday as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris dealt a crushing defeat to Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence in Boston. The Biden-Harris... Read more
Starting Friday, everyone above the age of five in Massachusetts will be required to wear a mask or facecovering in public -- regardless of whether social distancing is practiced -- and restaurants and entertainment venues will be subject to a 9:30 p.m.... Read more
More than a third of Bostonians have already cast their ballots ahead of tomorrow’s state and presidential election as city officials prepare for in-person voting on Tuesday amid increased safety measures. Close to 159,000 voters have turned in their... Read more
.With a bitterly contested presidential campaign coming to a head Tuesday night or in the days following Election Day, Gov. Charlie Baker activated up to 1,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard on Monday as one step in preparations to ensure... Read more
Another 1.3 million people are projected to cast their ballots on Tuesday, and when added to the 2.3 million people who have already voted the anticpated turnout would set a new record during an intense and unusual presidential election cycle. Secretary... Read more
After a weekend that saw the number of COVID-19 deaths surpass 10,000 and as the number of people who need hospital care for a coronavirus infection rises, Gov. Charlie Baker will announce new orders related to the state's economic reopening on Monday... Read more
Walsh: city seeing ‘definite’ covid-19 trend in last five weeks Dorchester posted the highest covid-19 test rate this week, at 11.9 percent, well above the citywide average of 7.9 percent. “It’s been five consistent weeks that we are seeing these numbers... Read more
A forthcoming Netflix docuseries will explore the case of Sean Ellis, a Dorchester man who spent 22 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering Boston Police detective John Mulligan in 1993. Trial 4, the eight part series set to be released... Read more
Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s ascension to the Supreme Court on Monday triggered calls in Massachusetts for the immediate passage of new state abortion laws and praise from an advocacy group that said the pro-life judge had been unfairly pressed by abortion... Read more


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