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To the Editor: We must reform our voting system to accurately reflect the voices of voters. The current “first-past-the-post” system can often be demoralizing and restricting. Far too often, vote splitting occurs between similar candidates, and as a... Read more
In anticipation of an abnormal Halloween, staff from the BPL’s Leventhal Center for Maps and Education have organized a “virtual candy tour” that highlights several key elements of Boston’s storied candy-making history, including a handful of... Read more
James W. Hunt, Jr. of Dorchester, the executive director of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, announced last Friday that he will retire in December after more than four decades working with and leading the health care group. Hunt, 71... Read more
With the state’s unemployment rate still hovering close to 10 percent, Gov. Baker made quick work Monday of legislation that will allow thousands of workers to collect $1,800 in additional unemployment benefits, signing the bill just hours after it landed... Read more
Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito plan to vote against the ballot question that would implement a ranked-choice system for Massachusetts elections, their campaign announced Tuesday in quoting them. “At a time when we need to be promoting turnout and... Read more
It has been three years since the community at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINCA) rallied around Taylor Sabky in a last-ditch effort to save her son, Purnell, who had been diagnosed at a young age with Type A Niemann-Pick Disease, an ultra-... Read more
With just a few days to go before the state’s general and presidential election on Nov. 3, early voting continues to draw large numbers of ballots to select polling stations as city officials prep for in-person voting on Tuesday amid increased safety... Read more
Election Day is nigh. I am a person who believes in government’s capacity to do good and in policy as the vehicle for change. As a result, it is not possible for me to ignore the political world. I have assumed that in their endorsements national and... Read more
The Boston School Committee voted last week to change the Exam School Admissions Policy for the next year. A test will not be administered due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus; instead, 20 percent of the students will be admitted based on... Read more
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
“The BC High of today isn’t the BC High I attended in the 1970s,” said Jack Shields. “It’s stronger, more flexible and more diverse. I’m looking forward to helping my alma mater carry on the Jesuit tradition of building community and educational... Read more
Qualified households in Boston can get up to $4,000 per year in rental relief grants through a city of Boston fund that reopened for applicants a week ago Tuesday. First launched in the spring, the fund had distributed more than $3 million to eligible... 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
Tom Cifrino has pretty much seen it all in his 45-year-long career as the manager of Fields Corner’s shopping plaza. Since 1975, Cifrino has overseen the property for Superior Realty Trust, the family-owned business that includes holdings in Cambridge,... 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


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