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A senior-level director in charge of COVID-19 vaccination equity and an allocation of $10 million to community organizations for outreach and engagement in communities of color are part of a list of five demands outlined Wednesday by a new coalition... Read more
hThis article was originally published by WBUR 90.9FM on Feb. 11. The Reporter and WBUR share content through a media partnership. Even though more public school students will be able to return to classrooms in the coming weeks, some families in... Read more
For as long as he can remember, Dorchester’s Ryan Jones has loved to draw. “I was super shy and quiet” as a child, he says, and drawing was the outlet he found to express himself. At his Newark, Ohio, high school, his art teacher, Ms. McRay, helped him... Read more
Massachusetts residents who are 65 and older, those with two or more medical conditions, and people in low income and senior housing will be eligible to make appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations starting tomorrow. Gov. Baker told reporters in a press... Read more
Erin Murphy, a Dorchester resident, mother of three and longtime public school teacher who ran for city council at-large in 2019, said on Tuesday that she’s going to join a widening field of people who will seek election to a citywide council seat this... Read more
People age 65 and older, residents and staff of low-income and affordable senior housing, and individuals with two or more health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 will be able to start booking vaccine appointments Thursday, as the... Read more
A group of lawmakers will work in the coming weeks to extend COVID-era elections reforms so that they cover this spring’s municipal elections, then turn their attention toward securing a permanent overhaul to the state’s voting system. A bill that Rep.... Read more
To the Editor: It is not surprising that our current governor is floundering in managing the pandemic. His background in health insurance and his affiliation to the Republican Party suggests a vision of a private, profit-making health system. Such a... Read more
This article was first published by WBUR 90.9FM on Feb. 10. Growing up in Vero Beach, Florida, I acted as a translator between my mother and my teachers. My mom, a native Haitian-Creole speaker, was still learning English and my school didn’t have staff... Read more
The murder of 32-year-old Brandon D. Williams, who was shot to death by an unknown assailant outside his family home on Evans Street on Feb. 4, continues to roil his neighborhood. Unfortunately, too much of the outrage stirred by the atrocity has centered... Read more
Mass Farmers Markets and the Dorchester Winter Farmers Market unveiled a new structure at the Epiphany School near the Shawmut T station last Thursday that will serve as a food access point in the neighborhood for food-insecure families to obtain fresh... Read more
An upcoming show at Kingston Gallery in the South End will feature in its main gallery an exhibition by the artist Susan Greer Emmerson, a Dorchester resident. “Unraveling,” a solo collection of paintings and sculptures inspired by the changing... Read more
Speaker of the Massachusetts House Ronald Mariano unveiled the first committee slate of his speakership last week, and Senate President Karen Spilka released assignments for her branch as well. Sen. Nick Collins, who represents large parts of Dorchester... Read more
State Rep. Dan Hunt will lead a new House committee charged with scrutinizing the allocation of federal stimulus funds and census data, an appointment that marks the Dorchester Democrat’s highest-profile legislative role to date. A look at other... Read more
‘We’re being pushed out at an alarming rate’ Despite current federal and state restrictions on evictions involving rental debt, no-fault evictions, which often stem from a landlord’s desire to “flip” property or attract higher-paying tenants, exist in a... Read more
Back in December, every Boston household and business received a letter from the city about a new energy initiative — the Community Choice Electricity (CCE) program — designed to increase the use of environmentally friendly sources of electricity. But... Read more
With the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout showing signs of improvement, the whirlwind of news surrounding pandemic issues continued unabated into this week locally and across the state. Vaccination sites spent the past week driving up the percentage of... Read more
The family of 32-year-old Brandon D. Williams— who was shot to death on Evans Street on the night of Feb. 4— released a statement through attorney Stephenie Everett on Friday. The family held a private memorial service for him today. Boston Police say... Read more
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she will not bring charges against Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins after investigating an alleged disagreement in a Boston parking lot. But she has referred the matter to the state's Ethics... Read more
Munim Khan, 31, told the Reporter Thursday night that he plans to run for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council. Khan said that he recently moved to West Roxbury. Khan filed paperwork with the Office of Campaign and Political Fiance on Thursday, but... Read more

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