With unemployment soaring, state lawmakers are considering ways to soften the blow from a major impending increase in the taxes employers pay toward the state’s unemployment system, a jump in costs that one business group described as a “pretty staggering... Read more
Midway through an answer about steps taken to relieve the financial burden restaurants face, Gov. Baker uttered two words relatable to virtually every resident of Massachusetts six months into the pandemic: “It stinks. It stinks,” Baker said at a press... Read more
Winston Vaughan of Dorchester will be running the Boston Marathon virtually on Saturday as part of the of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s team. Members of the clubs’ staff, family, and friends will be set along the route to safely and responsibly... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate plans to open to group reservations on Wednesdays at the beginning of October. The institute on Columbia Point in Dorchester announced its plans Wednesday, saying it will reopen in accordance... Read more
Rahimah Rahim, the mother of Usaamah Rahim, said her son was a good man and cared about other people. "He cared about the people that were homeless, the people who didn't have shelter, the people who didn't have food, and he reached in his pockets many... Read more
A New Hampshire contracting company will pay a $75,000 fine to Massachusetts after the Office of Campaign and Political Finance determined it illegally provided corporate funds to employees for donations to the campaigns of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and a... Read more
Seven members of the Dorchester Running Club (DRC) will hit the pavement this weekend to participate in the Boston Marathon, which for the first time in 124 years is being held virtually instead of in-person. An eighth runner, Dianna Maneksha of... Read more
Earlier this summer, Muhammad Seven and the Spring, a local band fronted by Dorchester resident and songwriter Nima Samimi, enlisted the vocal power of several Boston City Singers choir members to create a virtual Black Lives Matter-themed tribute, “In... Read more
Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner Willie Gross said on Tuesday that Boston city departments and other agencies convened ahead of the Labor Day holiday to plan violence prevention and response efforts. Walsh said some sort of violence “is not unusual for... Read more
Nine current and former Boston police officers were arrested and charged by federal prosecutors last Wednesday (Sept. 2) for allegedly engaging in a years-long scheme to defraud the department of overtime pay. US Attorney Andrew Lelling announced the... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation’s Team MR8 will field its last squad for the BAA Boston Marathon this week through next Monday, but with a distinctive twist: The run will be done virtually. The 2020 BAA race was set to be the final time that Team MR8 would... Read more
Warning that a decade of federal funding is on the line, Secretary of State William Galvin alerted Massachusetts residents who have not responded to the 2020 US Census that mail is once again headed their way. The Census Bureau will send a second round of... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and family members of fallen Boston police officers joined Commissioner William Gross Tuesday at BPD headquarters for the unveiling of a new memorial dedicated to BPD officers who have died by suicide. The memorial wall, funded and... Read more
Robert Corrigan: Shaken, but grateful on the night of 9/11. Photo by Bill ForryNineteen years ago, the Reporter published its weekly paper on Sept. 13, 2001— two days after the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. One of the stories included an... Read more
With the drama of ballot counting in the Fourth Congressional District behind him, Secretary of State William Galvin called the state's first foray into widespread mail-in voting a "great success," but said he will need additional funding to ensure that... Read more
On Friday night, more than 100 spectators witnessed a gem of ADSL girls’ softball Majors championship game at Toohig Park. The event quickly grabbed the attention of the entire park ranging from toddlers in the playground to a men’s basketball game in the... Read more
Jalil Presley-Rogers from Bridge Boston Charter School and Tachenia Saintil from UP Academy Boston, both 13 and of Dorchester, were selected last month as two of 12 Boston Public School 7th graders to receive $10,000 college scholarships from the Red Sox... Read more
For five weeks this summer, a team of Boston teens worked on improvement projects at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, repainting interior walls and creating an exterior mural with the help of local artist Alvin Colón. The project was undertaken as part... Read more
US Rep. Joe Kennedy was defeated in his bid to bump Ed Markey out of the US Senate last Tuesday by a statewide margin of about 10 points, or 55-44 percent. In Boston, the margin was even bigger, with the 74-year-old incumbent besting the 39-year-old... Read more
“Big-e-low, Big-e-low, Big-e-low.” The chants echoed loudly throughout the game from the young black kids who watched from the perimeter of the cavernous Washington Park skating rink that was transformed into a basketball court for the summer. ‘Those... Read more


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