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On the night of May 1, reports emerged from the Bristol County jail that an incident involving coronavirus testing had turned violent. Guards had used pepper spray and K9 dogs against detainees in ICE custody, three of whom ended up in the hospital.... Read more
Today, our community is gripped by the national emergency of COVID-19. There is no one the virus will not affect. Even those who are less likely to become ill are facing job loss, decreased access to basic life necessities, or the mental struggle of... Read more
Two Boston Public School seniors who are active in the Scholar Athletes program were surprised with full four-year college scholarships last week. Ainsley Peña, a student at English High School in Jamaica Plain was awarded a scholarship to Curry College;... Read more
A new type of technology is helping physicians and health care providers at Codman Square Health Center (CSHC) test patients for COVID-19 infections more safely while lessening the pressure caused by shortages of personal protection equipment (PPE). The... Read more
Bostonians could soon see widened sidewalks and other traffic-calming changes in various neighborhoods with municipal officials and local legislators having serious discussions about how to implement a “safe streets” approach as businesses begin to reopen... Read more
With the state’s economy beginning to wake up on Tuesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh stressed the importance of moving slowly in the capital, stating that he has no plans right now to lift the city’s curfew and that he worries that allowing offices to... Read more
Warning that “time is running out” as they face an “insurmountable debt,” two Catholic priests who lead St. Brendan and St. Ann parishes have asked Cardinal Sean O’Malley to merge the two Neponset parishes, while preserving both churches, under a new name... Read more
Community testing a must, she says State Rep. Liz Miranda is on the mend after testing positive for COVID-19 on May 1. The 39-year-old lawmaker, who has represented the 5th Suffolk District since Jan. 2019, talked to the Reporter this week about her... Read more
“Take your time.” That was key message from City Hall officials during a webinar held this morning for small business owners. “We want to be really clear: Until you are prepared to open, you should not be opening,” said Natalia Urtubey, director of Small... Read more
A new park next to Talbot Avenue station, a playground adjacent to the Henderson School, and extensive repairs to the steeple at Codman Square’s Second Church lead the latest round of Community Preservation Act grants awarded by the City of Boston. A... Read more
Hints on how the governor was going to approach the “reopening” of the economy were mounting last week. On Thursday, a Boston Globe article by staff members Shirley Leung and Larry Edelman noted that “a growing number of scientists, economists, and... Read more
The first phase of Gov. Charlie Baker’s statewide reopening protocols allows for houses of worship to open right away. But in Boston, that doesn’t mean that churches are ready— or willing— to swing open their doors. At least, not yet. Some Catholic... Read more
Three guns and ammunition
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a local man on gun charges for the three illegal weapons and ammunition they say officers found in his apartment - where they initially went while following a blood trail after a knife fight in the parking... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was fatally shot at 45 Bernard St, near Browning Avenue, around noon on Monday. Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470 or... Read more
Massachusetts is on its way to reopening the state's economy with a detailed plan Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to unveil on Monday under which construction projects can resume immediately and some businesses can reopen on May 25 with public health... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot outside 45 Bellevue St. around 7 p.m. on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Writers sometimes wonder if their opinions are even read, let alone provoke reactions. My column last week on Baby Boomers potentially being left out of the plans to re-start the economy seemed to strike a nerve, especially with the Boomers themselves.... Read more
One in 10 Bostonians Has Been Exposed: About 90 percent of Bostonians have not been exposed to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, an antibody study conducted by the city and Massachusetts General Hospital found. Mayor Martin Walsh and the hospital... Read more
State Rep. Liz Miranda is on the mend after testing positive for COVID-19 on May 1. The 39-year-old lawmaker, who has represented the 5th Suffolk District since Jan. 2019, talked to the Reporter this week about her experience with the virus, health... Read more
On Thursday, a group of kids from Dorchester Boys and Girls Club were treated to a Zoom conversation with Boston Celtic center Tacko Fall in the latest installation of DotTalks, the club's virtual celebrity speaker series. The series is designed to "... Read more

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