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With the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout showing signs of improvement, the whirlwind of news surrounding pandemic issues continued unabated into this week locally and across the state. Vaccination sites spent the past week driving up the percentage of... Read more
The family of 32-year-old Brandon D. Williams— who was shot to death on Evans Street on the night of Feb. 4— released a statement through attorney Stephenie Everett on Friday. The family held a private memorial service for him today. Boston Police say... Read more
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she will not bring charges against Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins after investigating an alleged disagreement in a Boston parking lot. But she has referred the matter to the state's Ethics... Read more
Munim Khan, 31, told the Reporter Thursday night that he plans to run for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council. Khan said that he recently moved to West Roxbury. Khan filed paperwork with the Office of Campaign and Political Fiance on Thursday, but... Read more
Fire on Mattapan's Woolson Street displaces 22
Boston firefighters responded to a three decker at 47 Woolson St. around 9:15 p.m. on Thursday for what became a three-alarm fire. The fire started on a rear porch, then spread to the second and third floors. At 9:30 p.m., firefighters were ordered off... Read more
A United States Senate committee this morning moved ahead Mayor Marty Walsh's nomination to be the next US Labor Secretary in a rapid-fire vote that now positions him for a confirmation vote before the full US Senate in the coming days. The Senate... Read more
Last week, while shuffling boxes around my basement, I discovered a complete Boston Globe edition from Feb. 3, 1981, close to the heyday of the newspaper’s circulation and profitability. I saved it to memorialize my son’s birth date, but I hadn’t... Read more
The Dorchester-based Irish Pastoral Centre, a non-profit that helps immigrants from Ireland get settled in Boston, has a new leader, Mary Swanton, a native of Ireland’s Co. Limerick. Active for years in Adams Village, where the organization is... Read more
Multiple members of Boston’s delegation in the Legislature said on Monday that they think the path is clear for a petition to call off a special election for mayor that would be triggered if Mayor Walsh resigns to become US secretary of labor before March... Read more
Massachusetts residents 75 years of age and over have had 11 days as of today to line up and receive the first of two doses of vaccination against the coronavirus from either Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna. Waiting in anticipation for their turns are those... Read more
Getting as many people fully vaccinated as possible is the best defense against the evolution of Covid-19 variants, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday at a White House coronavirus... Read more
Last month, Attorney General Maura Healey tapped Ava Callender Concepcion, a Dorchester attorney, to fill the vacant public safety seat on the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.  Concepcion, a self-described “Mattapan girl” who grew up near the Mattapan... Read more
With the state’s covid-19 vaccine rollout in the initial stage, Mayor Martin Walsh said that although cases in Boston are “heading in the right direction,” residents should continue getting tested regularly. “Testing does remain critical even as the... Read more
Mayor Walsh made what might have been his final public ribbon-cutting appearance in Dorchester as the city’s Mayor last Saturday at Garvey Playground, where a $5.8 million project has transformed the city-owned park over the last 18 months. Walsh surveyed... Read more
The pandemic has interrupted in-person schooling and social life for most kids in the neighborhood, but Dorchester Baseball has been working for months to ensure that it won’t upend their baseball season, too. Following a successful summer season in 2020... Read more
To the Editor: Ever since the Jan. 6 armed insurrectionist attack on the US capitol (and on our democratic process itself), I’ve been thinking of my high school civics teacher, Mr. Adair.  I didn’t adequately appreciate Mr. Adair’s efforts at the time,... Read more
If you’ve spent the last few days luxuriating in— or recovering from— Sunday night’s big victory by the Florida Patriots, there’s plenty to catch up on in the suddenly super-charged world of Boston politics. As President Biden would likely say: “Look,... Read more
A seventh grader at Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy in Fields Corner is behind a new “Covid self-care” workshop for girls ages 10-14 that will take place next week over February break. Jay’dha Rackard,12, a South End resident, explained to the Reporter... Read more
Black Owned Bos., an online platform launched in 2019 to amplify and incubate local Black-owned businesses and ventures, will host its first retail pop-up of the 2021 season this month at South Bay Center. The “Spread Love” themed retail market will kick... Read more
Two new candidates – including a woman from Dorchester who sought one of four at-large seats on the Boston City Council in 2019 – emerged as potential contenders for citywide council this week. Two incumbent city councillors— Michael Flaherty and Julia... Read more

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