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Don’t wait. Get a flu shot now. That is the message from public health officials in Boston and Dorchester to seniors, school-age children and— in fact— everyone. Massachusetts is still only showing “minimal” influenza-like illness activity, according to... Read more
As design plans for the proposed Dorchester Bay City project on Columbia Point begin to take form, city planners and developers will consider feedback from a 25-person Community Advisory Committee (CAC) comprised of architects, organization heads, and... Read more
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Regional Council last week selected the Dorchester Brewing Company (DBCo) and RODE Architects as winners of a 2020 design award for its facility on Massachusetts Avenue, which has become a “gateway”... Read more
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute has received a $100,000 grant from the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation to help the Fields Corner-based organization’s sustainability and its public policy advocacy efforts in a time of unprecedented need. “In... Read more
More than 1,100 people in Massachusetts were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend as hospitalizations spiked and both Saturday and Sunday saw positive test rates jump above three percent. The Department of Public Health reported 515 new... Read more
A man was shot to death at 16 Hubbardston Rd., a normally quiet residential side street off Savin Hill Avenue, around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday. The victim— an adult man who has not yet been named by Boston Police— was found suffering from multiple gun shot... Read more
Howard Avenue fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 141 and 145 Howard Ave. around 7:30 p.m. on Friday for what turned into a three-alarm fire at the two closely spaced houses. Some 30 residents - 21 of them children - got out safely, the... Read more
In a press conference Friday outside of City Hall, Mayor Martin Walsh provided important logistical information for Bostonians ahead of the November 3 state and presidential election. “Yesterday the city’s election commission certified our plan for early... Read more
Facing a $335 million budget shortfall this fiscal year, University of Massachusetts officials on Tuesday outlined the steps they’re taking to prepare for an uncertain future, including some staffing cuts that encountered pushback from union... Read more
A new study by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) has found that our Commonwealth spends $4,642 more per student to educate kids in wealthy towns than it does on students from low income... Read more
An audio play written by John Oluwole Adekoje, a Boston-based playwright, filmmaker, and part-time faculty member at Boston Arts Academy, is among several plays released this week as part of the Huntington Theatre Company’s “Dream Boston” series. The... Read more
The MBTA may seek to trim its spending on bus, train, and ferry service by up to a quarter of a billion dollars over the next year-plus to help close a massive budget gap caused by a sharp plummet in ridership, according to projections that agency staff... Read more
The MBTA may seek to trim its spending on bus, train, and ferry service by up to a quarter of a billion dollars over the next year-plus to help close a massive budget gap caused by a sharp plummet in ridership, according to projections that agency staff... Read more
Starting Tuesday and running through Oct. 3, the City of Boston’s mobile testing site will be located in Grove Hall. “Our mobile testing team was created to strategically expand testing in neighborhoods most in need because we know this is fundamental... Read more
As students return to school this fall, some learning remotely and others in-person, the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD) announced Monday the launch of a new program to support students learning virtually: “Learning Clusters” by which staff will... Read more
Mayor Walsh said Wednesday that "we are very close into moving into the red category" on the state's Covid-19 map, possibly within the next few days, because Boston is now approaching an infection rate of 8 new daily cases per 100,000 residents, the state... Read more
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

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