Markey: To achieve equity & accessibility, ‘just make it free’ Introducing recently-filed transportation legislation, Senator Ed Markey and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Wednesday joined At-Large City Councillor Michelle Wu, transit justice... Read more
The Urban Farming Institute in Mattapan has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Boston Foundation’s Open Door Grants to support UFI’s program “Fit Around the Farm,” which offers gentle aerobics, chair yoga, and cooking lessons for seniors. Residents of... Read more
The BPS Arts Expansion initiative announced in late June that a new round of grants committed by the education improvement organization EdVestors will dedicate more than $360,000 to some 60 Boston schools, including 13 located in Dorchester.  The... Read more
On June 27, students participated in a virtual graduation ceremony for the METCO program, which since 1966 has brought and supported students of color from Boston’s neighborhoods to suburban, mostly white schools. These 264 students were lauded by special... Read more
Toxics Action Center, a non-profit organization led by Ashmont resident Sylvia Broude, has changed its name to Community Action Works. The new branding comes after 33 years of working with residents across Massachusetts and New England to stop pollution... Read more
Boston is among the three US cities that will form a so-called “Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission” to review racial inequities, police violence, and misconduct in the legal system. District attorneys in Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco... Read more
The MBTA lags behind several peer agencies in its preparedness to minimize COVID-19 risks as public activity resumes, falling short in both long-term planning and mandating safe rider practices despite success in cleaning and workforce management,... Read more
Transportation advocates and their political allies renewed calls for dramatic reforms to the MBTA system— with a specific emphasis on “unfair fares”— during an event in Roxbury’s Nubian Square on July 1 attended by City Council President Kim Janey,... Read more
The July 4 illegal fireworks fizzled out at about 4 a.m. on July 5. Prior to that, residents in Dorchester, especially those, like many veterans, who are sensitive to loud noises that sound like bombs, continued to deal with a two-month trauma that kept... Read more
When the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) convened a safety advisory task force last month to begin preparations for re-opening, Mary Kinsella, vice president of education at the organization, knew they had their work cut out for them. The task... Read more
To the Editor: In February, I had a private meeting with City Councillor Michelle Wu in her office along with my former principal and current staff member at Roxbury Prep High School. We were there to ask that my school, Roxbury Prep, be treated fairly. ... Read more
The candidates vying for the 12th Suffolk District Massachusetts House seat are experimenting with new methods of campaigning across a difficult political landscape this summer as they host virtual events, take part in online civic association meetings,... Read more
For the first time since last fall, the Ashmont Farmers Market will be open for business in Ashmont-Peabody Square this Friday afternoon from 3 to 7, providing residents the chance to buy fresh, locally-sourced produce, meats, and other foods.  This... Read more
Last Tuesday, Valentino Perrina, the CEO of Nutre Meal Plans, delivered several boxes containing more than 200 pre-prepared meals to InnerCity Weightlifting’s Dorchester gym, the second of several deliveries planned as part of a new relationship between... Read more
In May, TechBoston Academy lost Keith Love, its longtime leader, to cancer at age 52. The school is now on summer break, but the students and teachers are taking action to memorialize their beloved administrator, who was a fixture at the former Dorchester... Read more
A dramatic expansion of mail-in and early voting in Massachusetts is now law, and Secretary of State William Galvin is preparing to quickly mail applications to all 4.5 million of the state’s registered voters by a deadline next week. Galvin announced... Read more
Cam Charbonnier, one of four candidates on the ballot for the September 1 election for state representative in the 12 Suffolk district, suspended his campaign today, citing the dynamics of the pandemic and the "inspiring" civil rights movement. A long... Read more
Carolina lives in East Boston with her husband and four kids, the newest of whom was born at the start of the pandemic in March. The couple lost their cleaning jobs shortly after their baby’s birth, and the family has almost no income. Because Carolina... Read more
Over the past several months, communities nationwide have seen many of the deeply entrenched inequities and injustices in our society laid bare. The dual public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately impacted... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has announced that the City of Boston Drive-In Movie Series, an initiative open to Boston residents, will screen movies at outdoor locations in South Boston and Roxbury on the remaining Wednesday nights in July. Double-feature showings... Read more


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