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Gov. Charlie Baker visited Mattapan on Tuesday to celebrate the selection of a minority-owned developer to build new housing, day care and healthy food amenities on the site of the former Boston State Hospital, but he was greeted with frustration from... Read more
A man was shot to death in front of an apartment block on Thane Street near Four Corners on Tuesday just before 2 a.m. Boston Police say officers founded the victim— who has not yet been named by police— in the area of 26 Thane Street suffering from a... Read more
The number of African Americans donating blood with the Red Cross has dropped by more than half since the COVID-19 outbreak began in mid-March, and African American donors are critically needed to help patients battling sickle cell disease, according to... Read more
Speaking at Friday’s Juneteenth rally at Town Field in Dorchester, Dot House nurse Claudine Lopes quoted a well-known lyric from Sam Cooke: “It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come.” That theme of “delayed liberation,” coupled with... Read more
Massachusetts would start a wide-ranging effort to crack down on police violence and improve transparency by implementing a certification system and stripping licensure from officers who commit egregious violations under a new bill Gov. Charlie Baker... Read more
With the weather warming and the restrictions easing, many of us have one thing on our minds – getting outside! But as we gear up for another summer, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is once again launching its annual safety campaign, Too Hot for... Read more
Playgrounds and splash pads reopened in Boston on Monday with safety guidelines and signage advising residents to stay six feet apart, wear face coverings, wash hands before and after visiting, and stay home if sick.  Boston Parks & Recreation... Read more
A hiring freeze and adjustments to debt service and snow removal projections account for $35 million in cost savings in Mayor Martin Walsh’s revised fiscal 2021 budget, which also wipes out any expectation of a local aid increase for the coming fiscal... Read more
Dorchester business owners took stock of a sunny weather forecast and hurried to prepare for an influx of customers to outdoor dining areas as Phase 2 of reopening the state’s economy continued this week. One standout so far is the Banshee in Savin Hill... Read more
Led by City Councillor at-Large Julia Mejia, some 370 city residents joined an online forum last Thursday night to discuss solutions to the onslaught of illegal fireworks being shot off in Boston neighborhoods. Dubbed “Fireworks Trauma,” the event... Read more
The Boston Police Department last week said it would update its use of force policies to comport with calls for reform made by protesters in Boston and across the country. Known as “8 Can’t Wait,” the reforms focus on reducing the amount and type of force... Read more
Many people who hear calls to “defund” or “abolish” the police may have the impression that these are demands to eliminate law enforcement altogether.  That is incorrect. The intent is to reinvent law enforcement in a new institutional framework that... Read more
A piece of mail addressed to me that arrived a couple of weeks ago bore a return address from something called the “Money Network Cardholder Services.” It looked like one of the typical junk credit card offers that come in the mail with some frequency. I... Read more
Family and friends helped Alan Duffy celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise drive-by salute at his new home in Norwood on Sun., June 7. The long-time Dorchester resident and his wife Camilla moved over the winter to their new home to be closer to... Read more
New, temporary parking restrictions are going into place on Thursday in Savin Hill in response to neighbors’ complaints about overcrowding, partying, and fireworks along two nearby beaches and McConnell Park. The new measures include clearly striped... Read more
Members of the College Bound Dorchester staff were joined by supporters from local unions on Tuesday morning outside the Little House on East Cottage Street as they hosted a rally decrying what they say is a pattern of “racism” and “disrespect” they have... Read more
The Boston City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution in support of state legislation aimed at removing tear gas, rubber bullets, attack dogs and other weapons “not even used in war” from state and local police departments. The legislation... Read more
Four candidates for the 12th Suffolk House seat had the floor during a virtual meeting of about 65 people during the Lower Mills Civic Association membership on Tuesday evening. The candidates, two women and two men, all Democrats, will compete to decide... Read more
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester will host the New England Women's Leadership Awards (NEWLA) tonight at 6:00 p.m. in a virtual live stream format that will be available on BGCD's website and social media pages. The annual award show celebrates women and... Read more
The continuing killings of black men by police officers in the United States and the national and world-wide protests against these crimes have spurred demands for changes in policing policies and practices that vary from a range of incremental police... Read more

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