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Carla Monteiro, a social worker and Dorchester native, announced her candidacy for at-large city council on Saturday afternoon at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner. Monteiro, 38, described herself as a first-generation Cape Verdean, a single mom, and a... Read more
Last September, the real estate developer Accordia Partners LLC submitted plans to the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) to create “Dorchester Bay City” (DBC), a mixed-use project featuring nearly six million square feet of new building –roughly... Read more
We stand at a turning point as the nation struggles to fully recover from the havoc Covid-19 has inflicted on the economy. We have a unique opportunity and an obligation to not just bring back jobs, but to establish well-paying ones that would help to... Read more
New, first-of-its-kind research looking at Suffolk County criminal cases has found that declining to prosecute some low-level offenses can actually lead to less crime. Researchers from three universities analyzed 67,553 misdemeanor cases in Boston,... Read more
A new state-of-the-art outdoor gorilla habitat will open this summer at the Franklin Park Zoo. The $8.1 million exhibit, funded by anonymous donors, will comprise more than 360,000 cubic feet of space, including a mix of real and fabricated trees, a... Read more
A Boston clergyman who was arrested last year amid allegations of child rape was indicted last week after a grand jury inquiry in Suffolk Superior Court. George Swain, 71, will be arraigned next month for seven counts of rape of a child and five counts of... Read more
After resisting calls to change course for months, the MBTA embarked on a mission Monday to reverse service cuts across all modes in the coming months by using hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid. The T’s Fiscal and Management Control... Read more
On Wednesday morning, Boston College High School hosted a celebration of friendship, support, and love honoring senior soccer star Anatoliy Berezyuk, who has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer since his diagnosis in December 2020. The... Read more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a federal moratorium on evictions through June 30, two days before the measure was set to expire. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed the extension on Sunday, which prevents landlords from... Read more
More than 30 percent of Bostonians have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, Mayor Janey said Tuesday as she urged continued vigilance with the city experiencing an uptick in virus activity. “I continue to be worried about this pandemic and... Read more
The state Ethics Commission is no longer investigating a parking lot incident involving Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. Her attorney, Ronald Sullivan, said the panel is no longer looking into the complaint filed last year by a Boston... Read more
After volunteering at a Covid-19 vaccine clinic at a Boston Housing Authority site last Friday morning, the city’s new mayor rolled up her sleeves and got the shot herself. “I’m choosing to get it because vaccination is an important tool to protect... Read more
Touring the Hynes Convention Center where the Biden administration will begin delivering 42,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine a week starting Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker acknowledged rising infection rates across Massachusetts and warned against letting a "... Read more
“Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in.”  – Michael Corleone, “The Godfather, Part 3” It seems like every time we start to get ahead of Covid, Americans as a group decide to pull us back into the virus. Gov. Baker’s Nov. 6 order, requiring “all... Read more
In Massachusetts, immigration is both history and destiny.  Immigrants have been shaping the state’s economy, politics, and culture since the early 1600s when the Pilgrims and the Puritans set up the towns of Plymouth and Boston. The Covid-19 pandemic is... Read more
The specter of ongoing disruptions caused by yet another wave in Covid cases in Massachusetts threatens to ruin the upbeat mood lifted by vaccinations and spring weather this week. But there is some good news for Boston residents who have been impacted by... Read more
The Dorchester Boys & Girls Club staff members agree that there’s something special about Jamil Boykin, Kate McGrath, and Anthony Curioso, a trio of 17-year-old veterans of the program, and they’ve shown that appreciation by selecting Boykin as the... Read more
When 64-year-old Savin Hill resident Jeffery Seglin became eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine last Monday, he at first struggled to secure an appointment while working full time. After receiving a text from the Massachusetts preregistration system... Read more
Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, the longtime community fixture based along Dorchester’s Blue Hill Avenue corridor, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year as it emerges from a trying period shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since being... Read more
Mayor Kim Janey has made a number of personnel moves since taking over as the city’s chief executive last Wednesday. On Monday, her office announced that Patrick Brophy, a Dorchester resident and veteran City Hall operative, will leave soon to take on a... Read more


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