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Boston ranks in the top ten cities in the United States when it comes to income inequity. The most cited example is the 2015 Federal Reserve Bank study of assets by race that showed white Bostonian households had a median net worth of $247,500 while the... Read more
Until Monday night, every mayor of the city of Boston — all 54 of them— has been white and male. At 9:01 p.m., a Black woman raised in Roxbury became the first of her gender and race to lead our city. Kim Janey, elected to the city council in 2018 and... Read more
Proposed view from across Morrissey Boulevard
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a developer's plans to replace the Freeport Tavern on Morrissey Boulevard with 219 apartments - some 110 of them studios. "That's a very large number of studios," board Chairwoman Christine Araujo said,... Read more
Five members of a Dominican drug ring used a Dorchester bodega and a Hyde Park restaurant o conduct their fentanyl and cocaine business, the proceeds of which they funneled back to their Mexican suppliers and people in the Dominican Republic through a... Read more
Marty Walsh has been building relationships for 25 years in and around elected office. He understands the value of leadership and communication more than any elected official I have ever met. And he genuinely cares about you, the individual. You could... Read more
A majority of United States Senators voted 68-29 to confirm the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor this afternoon. Among those who voted for Walsh from the GOP ranks were Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Susan Collins and Sen.Lindsay... Read more
Marty Walsh is undefeated when his name has appeared on ballots in Boston. By our count he’s 22-0. Not too shabby. But there’s an asterisk involved: He did, technically, come in third in his inaugural election day effort. Confused? Well, buckle up. A... Read more
What should Americans expect from their new Secretary of Labor? Funny you should ask. The Dorchester Reporter has been writing about, observing, and scrutinizing Mayor Martin Walsh— now US Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh— since 1996, when the 29-year-old... Read more
Carney Hospital has a new leader. Karen Ahearn, RN, has assumed the duties of interim president of the 159-bed Dorchester hospital. She takes over for now from Tom Sands, Carney’s president since 2018. Sands has taken a new position as president of... Read more
The U.S. Senate will vote to confirm Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. The mayor will speak to reporters in Boston during press conference after the vote at Faneuil Hall. He is expected to resign within hours of... Read more
While most of Massachusetts shifted into Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan on Monday, Boston adopted a modified version with lower caps on most indoor and outdoor events. "This is consistent with the cautious approach that we've taken throughout the... Read more
This week the JFK Presidential Library and Museum announced its schedule of six upcoming virtual forums, each of which will be free, open to the public, and available to watch online. The forums are scheduled as follows: “Religion and Politics: Then and... Read more
Rendering of proposed MAMLEO headquarters.
The Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers wants to replace the old Columbia Road house it has long used as its headquarters with a new $15-million building that would include 45 "compact" studio apartments aimed at people 55 and... Read more
A couple faces charges that they helped orchestrate a ring that managed to remove more than $1.4 million from several unfortunate people's accounts at banks in Uphams Corner, Kendall Square and Peabody. Emeka Iloba and Emmelyn Clough were arraigned... Read more
The City of Boston has distributed 6.8 million meals to youth and older adults in need since the start of the pandemic one year ago, Mayor Walsh’s office announced Monday. The Boston’s Public Health Commission declared a public health emergency on March... Read more
In recognition of the impacts the pandemic continues to have on people’s pocketbooks, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan will recommend a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduate students in the system next academic year, he announced on... Read more
Standing in front of her three-level house in Somerville, Lena Sheehan looks down at the construction of a new high school and transportation hub just a block away. “I can’t get over it, I haven’t been here in so long,” she says. “This is the new T – isn’... Read more
As we celebrate spring, a number of activities usually define this time of year – cleaning, gardening, and social events that involve friends, family and food. It’s also National Animal Poison Prevention Week, a perfect time to inform pet owners and raise... Read more
Remember that time a woman in the post office ran over to you, gave you a big hug, and asked about your children? You had no idea who she was, yet it was pretty clear that she knew you. OK, maybe you don’t remember. But don’t jump to conclusions. Not all... Read more
“John,” a 48-year-old patient in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Addiction Psychiatry clinic who works in construction just outside Boston, managed to stay abstinent from alcohol for two years before the pandemic. He was stable on medication for... Read more

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