On Monday morning, hours after looting and clashes between protesters and police had left Boston Common and downtown Boston strewn with broken glass, litter, and other debris, a group of volunteers were hard at work cleaning up the area. The effort, which... Read more
As a reporter, I spend a lot of time browsing Twitter, for better or for worse. Lately, as the site has been inundated with heartbreaking footage of black death — and a slew of people and/or bots attempting to justify or dismiss those killings— it has... Read more
With their daughter Maya’s 10th birthday fast approaching, Mark and Barbara DeVico of Granville Street wanted to do something special. Maya, who is autistic and non-verbal, had been struggling to grasp the concept of quarantine and suffering from the lack... Read more
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees), a Boston-based preservation and conservation organization, has hired Janelle Woods-McNish as Managing Director for Community Impact, a new position created by the 129-year-old nonprofit. A Dorchester resident... Read more
Boston Uncornered has set a goal of $500,000 for its annual (and virtual this year) fundraiser that goes a long way in helping to support at-risk youth in Dorchester. Jim Judge, a Dorchester native and president and CEO of Eversource Energy, will chair... Read more
When Gov. Baker’s four-phased reopening plan, released on May 18, allowed construction projects to resume immediately, developers with jobs in Dorchester, which had been halted in various phases earlier in the spring, moved to adapt to the new normal. ... Read more
With phase two of the state reopening plan poised to begin sometime this month, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester on Monday announced the setting up of a 25-member Safety Advisory Task Force ahead of a possible summer reopening.  The BGCD’s action... Read more
Forty-six students from Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy’s three campuses will graduate during virtual celebrations on June 4. Students will be moving on to area high schools including Boston College High School, Cathedral High School, Cristo Rey High... Read more
Lee Pelton, president of Emerson College and chairman of the board of the Boston Arts Academy Foundation, wrote this letter to his school community on June 1. We re-publish it today, in full, as our editorial. – Bill Forry, Editor Today, I write to you as... Read more
A Dorchester couple looking for ways to be more energy efficient is having a Tesla V3 solar roof installed on their three-story home on Grampian Way. This installation of the latest solar roofing model, now in the final stages, will be the first in the... Read more
City leaders discussed the idea of purchasing liquor licenses back from restaurateurs during a lengthy council hearing online last week. Councillor Lydia Edwards, who proposed the buyback plan, said it could help small businesses during and after the... Read more
On the steps of TechBoston Academy, candles burned brightly. Black and gold balloons (forever a Steelers fan!) danced in the wind while fireworks erupted over Roberts Playground, and a vibrant life was celebrated. Students, faculty, and community members... Read more
It’s hardly business as usual at Unique Cuts, the Lower Mills barber shop, but at least it’s back in business. Serge Pierre, who owns the four-chair shop with his wife Myriam, re-opened on Tuesday, May 26, with strict new rules in place. The measures are... Read more
Dorchester businesses were not spared from the outbreak of vandalism and looting that hit Boston this week. Several stores were targeted overnight on Sunday into Monday. Morrissey Boulevard Wine and Liquors was one. “Some people broke in around 3 a.m.... Read more
With an infusion of $5 million into the city's Rental Relief Fund, Mayor Martin Walsh today announced that the fund will be reopened to a second round of applicants on Friday, June 5 at noon. Walsh dedicated $3 million to the program when it was first... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker brushed off the idea of imposing a statewide curfew on Monday after violence followed protests against police brutality a day earlier, and criticized President Donald Trump's leadership as "nowhere to be found" amid a time of massive... Read more
Mayor Walsh today commended the “tens of thousands” of people who participated in a peaceful protest against police brutality on Sunday evening in Boston, but condemned the violence that followed the event, in which numerous businesses were vandalized and... Read more
Downtown Boston turned into a battle zone Sunday night after a peaceful protest suddenly disintegrated into a spurt of violent clashes between protestors and police, including storefront looting that Gov. Charlie Baker described just before midnight as "... Read more
Another 789 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Massachusetts on Saturday, bringing the state's total caseload to 96,301. The Department of Public Health also reported 50 new deaths attributed to the respiratory disease. The average age of people who have... Read more
With their daughter Maya’s 10th birthday fast approaching, Mark and Barbara DeVico of Dorchester wanted to do something special. Maya, who is autistic and non-verbal, had been struggling to grasp the concept of quarantine, and suffering from the lack of... Read more


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