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As students prepare to go back to school in many districts across Massachusetts, the state is preparing for the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks on campuses. Gov. Baker said last Thursday that his administration plans to roll out a rapid response testing... Read more
A new “community learning garden” at Codman Square Health Center has sprouted this summer in the shared backyard between the health center and Codman Academy, creating a green, outdoor classroom as well as a space for hands-on learning about agriculture,... Read more
A man was shot to death last night on Adams Street, about one block from the local Boston Police station that serves as the headquarters for Area C-11. The man was found suffering from "apparent gunshot wounds" by police called to the scene around 10:43... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and his Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission, announced last week that the city is seeking an artist or artist team to create a permanent public artwork for the new Adams Street branch of the... Read more
At-Large City Councillor Michelle Wu last week released a city-level “Green New Deal and Just Recovery” plan, calling for Boston to take a leadership role in championing environmental justice. The 49-page report outlines 15 policies that Wu says... Read more
Do you need to learn English or improve your English-speaking skills so that you can find a new job, move up in your career, help your children with school assignments and meet other challenges of life? Beginning September 21, ABCD will offer free,... Read more
Felix Arroyo, who once served as Mayor Walsh’s chief of health and human services, is now suing Walsh and the city for his termination in 2017 over sexual-harassment allegations that he says are completely false. In a lawsuit filed last Friday in Suffolk... Read more
During a virtual forum on Monday night voters got the chance to hear from state Sen. Nick Collins and his primary challenger, first-time candidate Samuel Pierce. The two Democrats will appear on the primary election ballot next Tuesday, Sept. 1. About 40... Read more
The highest-in-the-nation unemployment rate in Massachusetts declined slightly in July, but the statewide figure masks wide disparities in the state of joblessness across different areas of the state. Almost all of the labor market areas state officials... Read more
A proposal by two Boston City Councillors could lead to a ban on credit checks by companies based in Boston when screening prospective employees. Council President Kim Janey and Councillor Andrea Campbell jointly filed the proposed amendment last week.... Read more
The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday that is aimed at protecting the Neponset River from stormwater pollution, following upticks in algae blooms caused by pollution. The petition... Read more
The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD) Field House project on Mt. Vernon Street has become a contentious issue because of the lack of transparency in the process, and because the community’s concerns were ignored. The McCormack’s staff and students... Read more
“Papa, when are they going to stop killing black people? “ Phil Hillman, a Dorchester resident and leader at St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge, was tasked with trying to answer. He told me later, “During my prayer time, God reminded me that we are called... Read more
How do I begin to tell you about our family’s loss last week? When my brother Joe succumbed to the cancer that had overtaken him since the spring, it was the end of a glorious life story that began right here in Dorchester. Joe Forry was born Aug. 4, 1938... Read more
Have you ever noticed white vans parked along the side of highways that carry people who clean the shoulders of highways? The people you see working on the highway grounds are working off fines or sentences as a result of crimes committed. The program,... Read more
Codman Yard, located at 375 Gallivan Blvd. just south of Ashmont Station, is a storage and maintenance site for the MBTA’s Red Line that is set to undergo renovations next year — and into 2024— to accommodate a new fleet of Red Line vehicles with... Read more
Boston Public Schools students will start the 2020 school year from home, Mayor Marty Walsh and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announced last Friday. Under the plan, remote learning for all students begins Sept. 21. The district will start allowing... Read more
Mail-in ballot two-way flow is under a spotlight Early voting in the Commonwealth is well under way ahead of next Tuesday’s state primary election. In-person and mail-in balloting began in Boston last Saturday. Residents can vote in person through Aug. 28... Read more
Power to the People: A Rally for Black Culture, will take place on Saturday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. at Town Field in Fields Corner. The event, which will feature dozens of Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and artists, is intended as an opportunity for... Read more
A proposal by two Boston City Councillors could lead to a ban on credit checks by companies based in Boston when screening prospective employees. Council President Kim Janey and Councillor Andrea Campbell jointly filed the proposed amendment on Aug. 19.... Read more

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