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Boston has seen a “slight uptick” in positive covid-19 cases in recent weeks, but not enough to trigger a retreat from local efforts to re-open businesses or other activities, Mayor Walsh said today at a briefing outside City Hall. The latest numbers as... Read more
Massachusetts voters have a lot on our minds as we approach the Sept. 1 primary and November’s general election: a pandemic, a struggling economy, and racial tension, among other things. But if we are going to take the long view, we should keep one issue... Read more
The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD) Field House project on Mt. Vernon Street has become a contentious issue. This was made clear by the vote last week to approve the plan to move forward. Local papers called this Boston School Committee vote one... Read more
Two Catholic schools in Dorchester will invite students to return to daily, in-classroom learning this fall, but will also offer hybrid and fully remote options to accommodate parents and children who do not want to attend in person. St. John Paul II... Read more
The three candidates for the 12th Suffolk District House seat seized a rare opportunity to appeal to voters in person at an outdoor meet-and-greet hosted by the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association last Thursday. About 20 neighbors gathered in the... Read more
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday selected U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, a spot that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in the running for and would have accepted. Biden's choice leaves Warren in the... Read more
Willow Baker from the air
Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed formal plans with the BPDA for 236 condos and apartments - some of them "compact sized" - in three buildings off Allstate Road in Dorchester that would also include 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and... Read more
Rendering of proposed 1813 Dorchester Ave. building
Developer Mark Kennedy filed plans with the BPDA on Monday for a five-story, 28-unit residential building with ground-floor retail space at 1813 Dorchester Ave., across from Edwin Street, a few blocks north of the Ashmont T stop - the first new... Read more
A 26-year-old man was shot to death last Thursday morning (Aug. 6) near the corner of Hazelton Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. The victim, later identified as Lovenson Pierre of Quincy, was pronounced dead at the scene by Boston EMS. Police were... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker has had enough of people holding large private gatherings and disregarding COVID-19 mitigation strategies like social distancing. So on Friday, he indefinitely paused the state's economic reopening, lowered the outdoor gathering limit... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker is indefinitely postponing the next step of the state's reopening in response to the uptick in COVID-19 cases that Massachusetts has seen in recent weeks. The governor said the second step of Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan will... Read more
Families got their first look at how a “hybrid” re-opening for Boston Public Schools could look next month when school officials publicly released their draft plan on Monday, a week before a deadline set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary... Read more
After hours of public testimony from dozens of people, the Boston School Committee last night agreed to grant a 30-year lease of city-owned parcels along Mt. Vernon Street currently used as playing fields by the McCormack School to the Boys and Girls Club... Read more
A Dorchester-based non-profit focused on education will lead a two-day online forum for K-12 teachers and parents next week to discuss re-opening plans and how to best navigate remote learning methods. The group, 1647, will host its third annual Family... Read more
On Monday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the official opening of the Hero Hope Garden, a new community space brought about through collaboration with the Boston Food Forest Coalition (BFFC), the Farmers Collaborative, and local residents that fills what... Read more
When Christine Nguyen started her job as a community center coordinator at Dorchester’s Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) last winter, she thought she would mainly be doing administrative work overseeing the community center’s... Read more
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has extended summertime sports camps run at White Stadium, East Boston, and South Boston through August 28.  The sports centers are free to Boston youth ages 7 to 14 and offer instruction in a number of popular... Read more
This week marked the first full month of Dorchester Baseball’s modified season, an undertaking involving a series of adjustments and safety protocol maneuvers that league leadership says have been largely successful thus far.  Charlie Maneikis, who runs... Read more
‘Special advisor for Black Life’ position is set In his first day on the job Monday, new UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suarez-Orozco warned that simultaneous crises pose “great threats” to equality and set his sights on working toward racial justice in... Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how colleges deliver quality education and how institutions operate with limited or no on-campus personnel. Higher education institutions in Boston and elsewhere are making challenging decisions about how to proceed in... Read more

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