Eighteen-year-old Shantel Teixeira of Dorchester is one of seven recipients of a four-year, full-tuition Berklee City Music Scholarship. Teixeira has participated in Berklee City Music programming for the past year, focusing on vocal performance; she also... Read more
The three candidates for the 12th Suffolk House seat – Brandy Fluker Oakley, Jovan Lacet, and Stephanie Everett – went head-to-head answering policy-based questions last Wednesday during an online forum organized by the non-profit MassVOTE. Malia Lazu, a... Read more
In an era when many feel physically and psychologically absent from society due to the secluding forces of the pandemic, Dorchester recording artist Cliff Notez and Boston-based producer Dephrase have given us music for our times with their new EP, “... Read more
As a college student growing up in Dorchester, I had the good fortune of working for the “P. O.” while I was in school. In those years, many people worked in seasonal, 15-day jobs at Christmas, helping to carry the high volume of Christmas cards and... Read more
To the Editor: In response to Frank Baker’s Aug. 12 commentary on the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester Field House project on the McCormack field, I feel it necessary to point to the hypocrisy and paternalism that underscore his words. Baker criticizes... Read more
To the Editor: Many have made the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary race a referendum on progressive versus moderate Democrats. But Congressman Kennedy is just as, if not more, progressive than Senator Markey. In truth, this primary is also about... Read more
For over forty years, Ed Markey has been a champion in Washington for Haitians in Massachusetts, throughout the US and in Haiti. In this time of crisis for our community, it is vital to maintain this experienced, proven leadership on the issues that... Read more
Competitive elections— including intra-party contests — are an essential part of democracy. Incumbents who coast for too long without a challenge can get stale, complacent. That’s not good for their constituents or their own careers. So the fierce contest... Read more
There will be no high school football rivalry games on Thanksgiving 2020, and while many high school student athletes could still have a season it will be with a modified schedule and under specific restrictions proposed by the state and the Massachusetts... Read more
Codman Yard, located at 375 Gallivan Blvd. just south of Ashmont Station, is a storage site for the MBTA’s Red Line that the T says is set to undergo renovations, which will begin next year and extend into 2024, to accommodate a new fleet of vehicles and... Read more
Lt. Brian David Doherty, a member of the Boston Fire Department for 33 years, died peacefully on Aug. 14 at his home in Savin Hill while surrounded by his loving family. The beloved husband of Ann Winifred (McDonough) Doherty, he was the loving father of... Read more
At a press conference outside the US Postal Service’s South Station facility on Tuesday, US Rep. Stephen Lynch took aim at new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the Trump administration for a series of actions that he characterized as a “shameful” attack... Read more
By defunding the United States Postal Service, President Trump’s attempt to subvert the November election is an unprecedented frontal assault on our democracy, and all of us must do our utmost to resist it.  Mr. Trump openly acknowledged last week (Thurs... Read more
Walsh: 'We'll make the right decision' With school districts across the city and state readying for a return to instruction early next month — either in-person, remotely, or via a mix of the two—Boston remained in a holding pattern this week after seeking... Read more
Activating ARTivism, a virtual benefit concert series organized by local activists Amanda Shea and JD Neinast, will return for a second installation this Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The first virtual event held back in June... Read more
Waldeck Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 63 Waldeck St. in Dorchester around 8:25 a.m. for an attic fire. There were no injuries, but the fire displaced six, the department says, estimating damage at $100,000. The cause is under... Read more
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, was the day that Charlie Titus returned to his post at UMass Boston for the last time. Since 1973, he had served in a variety of roles on the Harbor campus, and on his retirement day he was the vice chancellor for the Division of... Read more
Armed robbers inside Great Wok.
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for two men it says held up the Great Wok, 1284 Massachusetts Ave. in Edward Everett Square, at gunpoint shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday. According to police: "One of the suspects was wearing all black... Read more
Voters who want to cast their ballot in the state primary before the Sept. 1 election date can choose from multiple locations in the city of Boston beginning on Sat., Aug. 22. Early voting will be available from that Saturday through Fri., Aug. 28 on... Read more
During the years that I spent traveling to Northern Ireland writing about the bitter and violent Troubles and the peacemaking efforts aimed at bringing it all to an end, people would often theorize that time spent there must have been filled with angst... Read more


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