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At a time of heightened economic anxiety for local families, many of whom are struggling to pay rent or put food on the table, Dorchester-based non-profit United Senergy is organizing a holiday toy drive this year from November 16 through December 18 with... Read more
Lower Mills resident William O'Connell, a World War Two veteran, past president of the Boston Teacher's Union and longtime advocate for Dorchester Park, has died at age 92. Mr. O'Connell was the treasurer of the Dorchester Park Association (DPA) and a key... Read more
State officials want almost all districts that fall outside of the highest COVID-19 risk designation to bring students back for fully in-person learning, but Boston is not yet ready to take that step, Mayor Martin Walsh said Thursday. The bulk of... Read more
Mayor Walsh moved ahead with today with a three-pronged approach to reform the Boston Police Department, following recommendations from a task force he commissioned last summer in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.... Read more
Mayor speaks out against proposed cuts to MBTA service Boston logged its single largest one-day total of fresh COVID-19 cases since June today, a grim marker that Mayor Martin Walsh warned could get worse in coming days and weeks. During a press... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh signed an ordinance today that requires landlord to provide basic information about tenant rights and resources when they file a notice to quit to residents.The Housing Stability Notification Act was signed during a virtual meeting as... Read more
Pipefitters Local 537 made a donation of $20,000 to the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to address an increased demand for food aid among families hit hardest by impacts of covid-19. “We know how important it is to help families in need, especially right... Read more
Nellcie Bodden, a student at City on a Hill,  has won a scholarship worth $30,000 funded by ALKU, a specialized consulting services firm based in Andover. The company partnered with non-profit Mass Mentoring Partnership to select Bodden for the prize,... Read more
The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) has selected Edward W. Forry, who, with his wife, the late Mary Casey Forry, founded the Dorchester Reporter in 1983 and the Boston Irish Reporter ten years later, as its 2020 honoree in the field... Read more
Neighbors received an update on efforts to clean up the Neponset River on Monday night at a virtual meeting that focused on water quality, sediment pollution, and dams that block fish from their habitats. The online discussion was convened by the... Read more
Despite Speaker Robert DeLeo warning House lawmakers off trying to use the annual budget to advance major policy changes, the top Democrat blessed a vote this week on an amendment that would codify abortion rights into state law and make abortions legal... Read more
Before the pandemic hit, more than one-third of Dorchester residents used the T to get to work. The number is likely considerably higher among low-income families. The T keeps thousands of cars off the highways and is a huge part of making Boston’s air... Read more
On Saturday, November 21st, many neighbors and friends will tune in to “A Night of Giving Gala” Grand Drawing event in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD).   “We are so grateful to the many sponsors and families that continue to support... Read more
A virtual BPDA meeting slated for next Thursday (Nov. 19) at 6 p.m. will discuss the latest plans for the Uphams Corner Arts & Innovation District, a stretch of properties along Columbia Road that has been eyed by the city for several years as an “... Read more
A number of potential candidates have announced bids to run for a seat on the City Council next year, a tantalizing target now that two sitting councillors— At-large Councillor Michelle Wu and District 4 Councillor Andrea Campbell— have announced mayoral... Read more
With the governor’s mandatory early closing hours for some businesses now in place, the administration updated its rules for restaurants last week making clear that diners served before 9:30 p.m. can finish their food and drinks, but must be off the... Read more
The MBTA told its users last Friday that its policy that almost all passengers wear face coverings while riding public transit will be enforced going forward, with fines being levied on anyone on trains, buses, and ferries who does not follow Gov. Baker’s... Read more
A new mural in Fields Corner bearing the names and faces of more than 100 individuals said to be victims of police violence across the country serves as a temporary memorial while promoting justice and declaring “Black Lives Matter” in large bold... Read more
Mayor Walsh is urging Bostonians to get tested for the disease that remains a major public health danger, particularly in Dorchester and Mattapan, and Gov. Baker is warning of an ominous surge in cases to come, even as hope emerged this week in the form... Read more
With about two months of a lame-duck session remaining for the Legislature, supporters said on Monday that this may be their best chance yet to pass legislation that would allow terminally-ill patients to get a prescription for a substance that would end... Read more

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