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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
The long-awaited transformation of commuting on the Red Line or the Orange Line will require an even longer wait. MBTA officials announced Monday that the all-new full fleets set to replace decades-old trains on both lines will arrive at least a year... Read more
Incumbency is powerful. Once established, political incumbents are almost impossible to unseat. Over the past ten congressional elections, incumbents have won 94 percent of the time. With incumbency comes an ability to raise large sums of money for... Read more
With the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), swine flu (H1N1) and sudden, acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), protect yourself by wearing the Biospheric Utility Body Buffer Living Envelope (BUBBLE). It protects against all environmental hazards.... Read more
The question of whether or not cannabis products should be banned from the legal marketplace in Massachusetts was decided in 2016 when we— the voters— approved Question 4 by a clear margin, 53-46 percent. In Boston, the margin was even greater: city... Read more
Dorchester’s Dianne Lescinskas has been awarded 2020 Carmella Gregorie Disability Advocate of the Year by Triangle Inc., which empowers people with disabilities and their families. Dianne’s daughter, Alexa, has served as her biggest inspiration and led... Read more
Three Dorchester artists are leaving their mark on city infrastructure in downtown Boston as part of “Tasteful Boston,” a new outdoor public art installation sponsored by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) in which local artists... Read more
Developers Patrick Mahoney, Michael Moore, Seamus Moore, and Patrick Costello last week proposed a four-story apartment building with 25 units and a separate four-story building with 11 condos on Dorchester Avenue on both sides of King Street. The... Read more

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