A Boston-based collaborative has snagged a $5 million award from JPMorgan Chase to create affordable housing in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan and also to train and connect at least 500 Black and Latinx residents with full-time jobs in the health care... Read more
These are scary times. One thing that the 2020 election season has determined is that our “democracy” is a mess. Voting has been called into question by the president, who also says that he won’t necessarily step down if he loses. Many states seem to... Read more
To the Editor: Regarding the editorial “NIMBYs should be challenged”: Hardly an accurate observation as school children gather at College Hype for uniforms or club gear, as seniors gather for tea and a scone at Green Hills side by side at a cannabis shop... Read more
To the Editor: A recent editorial in the Dorchester Reporter stated that “the knee-jerk NIMBYism afoot at the Ashmont-Adams meeting” concerning a proposed cannabis retail store in Adams Village “carried shades of earlier iterations of opposition in and... Read more
Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson, who writes a daily online newsletter titled “Letters from an American,” felt obliged this Columbus Day week to say something the role of the historian in society. “Historians are not denigrating the... Read more
There is a very alarming trend growing in Boston. We have the famous “Methadone Mile” in our city and the conditions in this area – known as “Mass and Cass” – are worsening. As a lifelong resident of this amazing city, I find myself saddened. The... Read more
As the expiration of the state’s eviction moratorium looms this weekend, there’s widespread anxiety among both tenants and landlords about just how hard the wave will crash, both personally, and for the larger good. Gov. Baker, though, has signaled an... Read more
Transportation advocates last week pointed to a newly released report on regional rail improvements as a roadmap to transforming the Fairmount Line into an electrified rail line with far-more-frequent and accessible service to the city neighborhoods it... Read more
Expanded rental assistance, rapid rehousing efforts, and streamlined application processes are cornerstones of a $171 million plan announced Monday by the Baker administration to keep tenants in their homes and support landlords after the state’s eviction... Read more
The head of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) visited Boston last week to meet with some of the people who received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which pumped more than $14 billion into 110,000 businesses in the city of Boston... Read more
More than 1,900 new people were confirmed to have COVID-19 over the three-day weekend as single-day positivity rates remained above 3 percent, continuing a trend that began in late September. The Department of Public Health reported 587 new cases of the... Read more
For some, the coronavirus was supposed to fade before winter came around again. Or was it? The reality is that no one knew what to expect, so Dorchester restaurant and bar owners made accommodations for the virus as best they could with the little... Read more
Mayor Martin J. Walsh got a flu shot at City Hall last week as his administration urged all Bostonians to get vaccinated “as soon as possible” before the flu season begins in earnest. “By getting vaccinated, you will help us slow the spread of the flu and... Read more
Friday brought another 734 new cases of COVID-19 and word from the Department of Public Health of 12 recent COVID-19 deaths, raising the state's total caseload to 135,011 people and the virus' death toll here to 9,577 individuals. DPH said Friday that 4.... Read more
The new look of Cummins Highway
A city pilot project aimed at making Cummins Highway safer by reducing the number of lanes from four to two and adding dedicated bicycle paths will be extended from Wood Avenue in Mattapan to American Legion Highway in Roslindale by the end of the month.... Read more
Editor's Note: This article was published by WBUR 90.9FM on Oct. 8. The Reporter and WBUR share content through a media partnership. Boston Public Schools’ three prestigious exam schools will not use an exam to select their next incoming classes under a... Read more
By Michael P. Norton State House News Service A Boston-based collaborative has snagged a $5 million award from JPMorgan Chase to create affordable housing in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan and train and connect at least 500 Black and Latinx residents... Read more
The state's eviction moratorium expires in 10 days, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday that his city is facing a "potential crisis" of housing instability. "As a city, we must use the power of what we have to provide whatever we can do to help... Read more
Oftentimes in music, as in other artforms, less is more. Fields Corner-bred rapper and producer Latrell James knows the upside to leaving fans craving more: His last project, “Still,” published in February of last year, offered listeners five tightly... Read more
The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing voted along party lines last week to recommend a bill that would halt evictions and freeze rents until a year after Gov. Charlie Baker lifts the COVID-19 state of emergency, seeking to keep people hurt... Read more


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