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Take a moment to take stock of some of the issues the COVID-19 pandemic has created: an economic crisis, the difficulties of working from home, and the scramble to respond to a severely infectious virus. One more thing to add to the list of problems in... Read more
A federal moratorium aims to ban evictions through the end of the year, but housing justice advocates are worried that low-income renters could still “fall through the cracks” of that policy and want the state to step in with additional action. On... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Co. will host a week-long Oktoberfest celebration from this Saturday, Sept. 26 through next Saturday, Sept. 3 complete with festive beer, food, music, and a decorated beer hall. The Mass Ave. brewery’s DBCo Fest Bier, a Marzen Lager... Read more
I’m a Dorchester grandma. I’m still helping take care of my grandkids. And in this month when we celebrate Grandparents’ Day (Sept. 13th), I ask Gov. Baker and state legislators to support low-income grandparents who provide child care.  Other states have... Read more
Dr. Cyril Ubiem has joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center as the Senior Vice President of Programs and Services. In this newly established role, he will be responsible for directing its Behavioral Health Department. In addition, he will seek to... Read more
Members of Teamsters Local 25 Women’s Committee organized the delivery of approximately 300 backpacks filled with school supplies and other essential items to the Russell Elementary School on Columbia Road last Thursday morning. The distribution efforts... Read more
A short film accompaniment to “Little Sabrina,” a song from local rapper Red Shaydez’ 2016 album Magnetic Aura, will be screened next week as part of the 22nd Roxbury International Film Festival, which will take place this year in a virtual format from... Read more
In several areas, Boston has made gains toward become a more racially inclusive city. But with the racial poverty gap, Boston has moved in the opposite direction: It has progressively widened since 1990, bucking a trend in the opposite direction of other... Read more
A veteran MBTA employee was struck by a vehicle while reporting to his bus for a shift around 6 a.m. Monday and died from his injuries after being transported to a local hospital. T officials identified the employee killed in the accident at the... Read more
A board commissioned by Mayor Martin Walsh in June to review BPD policies and procedures turned in a series of recommended reforms last week, among them the setting up of an independent office with broad investigatory and subpoena powers that could review... Read more
District 4 City councillor Andrea Campbell announced on Thursday that she’s running for Mayor in 2021. A native Bostonian, Campbell said in her campaign video that she’s running “because every neighborhood deserves real change and to give every Bostonian... Read more
A proposal to site a 3,000 square foot retail cannabis store in a key commercial building in Adams Corner was the topic of discussion during an online-only meeting of the Cedar Grove Civic Association on Tuesday evening. The proposal by CNA Stores, Inc.,... Read more
A 34-acre waterfront site on Columbia Point will be transformed into “Dorchester Bay City” — a new community with a mix of housing, retail and public space — according to new documents filed by Accordia Partners LLC with city officials today. The Accordia... Read more
The fate of two large-scale retail re-development projects along a key stretch of Morrissey Boulevard remains unclear this week, as delays likely prompted by the pandemic continue. In March, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the... Read more
In November, Massachusetts voters will take up a ballot question that would fundamentally reshape the way they cast their ballots. Under a system called “ranked-choice voting,” elections that involve more than two candidates give voters the option of... Read more
After more than five years as the leader of Greater Ashmont Main Streets, Jenn Cartee will leave her role as executive director before the end of the year. In an announcement last week, she said the organization is seeking applicants for the position. ... Read more
It has been five months since the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association lost its longtime civic leader, 80-year-old Patricia “Pat” O’Neill after a battle with cancer. In the meantime, the national mood has been grim. Natural disasters are impacting large... Read more
Easing punishment for those convicted for possession of drugs has not been the most popular cause for public officials to take on. Yes, activists and community groups have taken it on, but it’s a very uphill climb to persuade state legislators and... Read more
After opening at 424 Geneva Ave. last month, the HERO Hope Garden was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday that centered the garden as a community sanctuary space honoring the memory of lost loved ones and completed the vision for the garden as it... Read more
Eight high-powered developers have submitted a variety of ideas for the mixed-used development of the historic late nineteenth-century Calf Pasture Pumping Station and an adjacent site owned by UMass Boston on Dorchester’s Columbia Point. The developers... Read more

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