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Karen Kinsel struggled to stay warm last winter. The 66-year-old Dorchester woman made do with electric space heaters when she couldn’t afford to replace her outdated furnace. It got even harder financially when the pandemic hit and she was laid off in... Read more
A coalition of eight existing non-profit organizations based in Fields Corner plan to streamline and better coordinate their services, thanks a funding boost from Boston Children’s Hospital. The new group— Fields Corner Crossroads— hopes to roll out its... Read more
About 950 schools in Massachusetts are administering weekly pooled Covid-19 tests to about 300,000 teachers, students and staff, Gov. Baker said Friday from a Newburyport school. The Nock-Molin Middle School is among the participants in the state’s pool... Read more
John Barros will join the race for Mayor of Boston on Thursday morning after much speculation about a potential bid. Barros, 47, stepped down as Boston’s chief of Economic Development last week amid transitions across the board at City Hall. Mayor Martin... Read more
Starting March 11, teachers, early educators and school staff members will be able to try to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments through any of the state's 170 vaccination sites and mass vaccination sites plan to block off certain days to vaccinate... Read more
Rep. Jon Satigano— who jumped into Boston's race for Mayor on Feb. 22— raised more than $270,000 in February, a healthy haul that gives him more than $400,000 to fuel his candidacy. “We are so proud and excited to have earned the support of so many from... Read more
A woman who allegedly abandoned her newborn son in a Lower Mills trash barrel last Friday afternoon was charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment in Dorchester court on Monday. Marie Merisier, 33, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.... Read more
In a season disrupted by Covid-19, Dorchester Youth Hockey’s Under-12 Girls team has cause for celebration this week: They didn’t just play against all-boys and co-ed teams in the Boston Mayor’s Cup Youth Hockey Tournament last week; they won the whole... Read more
Florian Hall, the firefighter’s union headquarters on Hallet Street, is familiar to generations of Dorchester people as a gathering place for family functions and neighborhood benefit “times.” This week, the Neponset landmark has been converted into a... Read more
At-large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George on Monday kicked-off a 10-day “Get Boston Back to Business” tour in Dorchester, talking to local merchants in Grove Hall and Fields Corner to get their input on what types of support they need as the city... Read more
A woman was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment of a child for the way prosecutors say she abandoned her newborn son in a trash barrel outside Pat's Pizza a few doors down and not long after she gave birth to him, the... Read more
Boston moved into a new phase of eased-up pandemic restrictions on Monday as children from pre-K to Grade 3 returned to classrooms for the first time in a nearly a year and restaurants and other indoor businesses faced renewed activity with capacity... Read more
An orthodontist who operates a dental practice on Dorchester Avenue has been hit with a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general that claims he has been purposely “keeping children in braces for longer than medically necessary and deceptively billing for... Read more
About 7,900 Boston Public Schools students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through third grade will be invited to return to classrooms next week for the first time in nearly a year as the district moves ahead with a plan announced last month to gradually... Read more
Albert Brown, 17, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Friday on charges he shot Tasjahnaya Dance to death at Bowdoin and Washington street in Dorchester on Jan. 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Dance was shot... Read more
A newborn baby was found dumped in a trash barrel on a Dorchester Avenue sidewalk this afternoon and was rushed from the scene — alive and apparently okay— thanks to the fast action of a passerby who alerted EMTs to the situation. The incident happened... Read more
One of Dorchester‘s most acclaimed and critically important youth service agencies will close its doors permanently this weekend. Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC), located in the heart of Fields Corner, will cease operations after a decision by its... Read more
Since its creation, the Boston Resiliency Fund has granted $34.15M to 377 organizations; Grantmaking to pause in anticipation of mayoral transition Yesterday Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee announced the Boston... Read more
Mayor Walsh offered updates on the city’s Covid-19 response on Thursday, urging Bostonians to continue to get tested for the virus while the state-led effort to distribute vaccine shots begins to penetrate deeper into the city’s hardest-hit neighborhood.... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company is slated to reopen its tap room and dining area on Monday after being closed apart from takeout and delivery since January 1. The Tap Room will be open for both reservations and walk-ins, with a Capacity Counter keeping track... Read more

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