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Once upon a time there was a far distant land where people enjoyed periods of relative strife and harmony. For the most part, the citizens were able to adapt to the variables so much a part of a diverse country. They acknowledged life’s imperfections and... Read more
Mayor Walsh presided at a small ceremony last week to re-name a playing field at Roberts Playground for the late Keith Love, the longtime co-headmaster of TechBoston Academy who died of cancer last spring at age 52. The mayor was joined by Boston Public... Read more
A beloved Dorchester roller rink is sounding the alarm and appealing to the community for help as it remains closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The rink, which has been closed since March, is hoping to stay in business with the help of a new... Read more
In 2018, Ayanna Pressley was elected to the US House as the representative for the 7th Congressional district —which includes large parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. From the beginning of her term last year, she has not been shy about letting people know... Read more
Since the summer arrived in the midst of a pandemic, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has been encouraging residents to get some exercise and cool off by taking a dip at one of the city’s outdoor public pools. With fall now approaching, Walsh on Monday announced... Read more
Boston Public School leaders say they are working to fix an error in how they calculated grade point averages for 152 students applying to the district’s three exam schools over the last two years. The calculation error mostly affected students attending... Read more
After touting a seven-day average positive test rate of 0.9 percent over the weekend, which was an all-time low, the Department of Public Health’s daily COVID-19 data report on Monday revised the figure upwards to one percent. The DPH said the positive... Read more
Inside the rooms of an unassuming three-decker in Uphams Corner, copper rules. The gleaming metal is everywhere — in the form of pots, pans, light fixtures, model vehicles, decorative hardware, and artwork. On one wall is a visage of President Barack... Read more
We have not wasted much ink in this space detailing the day-to-day outrages, depravities, and lies of the Trump administration over the last 44 months. Such an exercise would leave precious little room for the steady diet of local coverage to which our... Read more
Several civic associations and neighborhood groups in Dorchester and Mattapan have plans to meet virtually this month. The groups that have scheduled general membership meetings online via Zoom include: Codman Square Neighborhood Council on Wed., Sept.  2... Read more
Sen. Edward Markey beat back an insurgent challenge from Congressman Joseph Kennedy III on Tuesday in decisive fashion, surpassing Kennedy by a margin of 59-40 percent in Boston, according to unofficial results posted by the city’s Election department.... Read more
A group of nine former and current Boston Police Officers on Wednesday morning were arrested by FBI agents and charged for allegedly committing over $200,000 in overtime fraud at the Boston Police Department’s evidence warehouse. The Massachusetts U.S.... Read more
Brandy Fluker Oakley, an attorney and education advocate from Mattapan, won a four-person contest for the 12th Suffolk House seat in Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Milton in Tuesday’s primary election. According to unofficial results from both Boston... Read more
Most of the Massachusetts citizens expected to participate in Tuesday's state primary contests have already cast their ballots, and despite added burdens on local clerks from an atypical influx of mail-in votes, the outcomes should still be known by... Read more
A majority of the people planning to participate in Tuesday's primary election have already voted, though a few hundred thousand are still expected to cast their ballots in person, Secretary of State William Galvin said Monday. Galvin said that he expects... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the Sept. 1 deadline for local election officials to receive mail-in primary election ballots. The court ruled Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Fourth Congressional District candidate Becky Grossman, who sought a 10-... Read more
The seven-day average of the COVID-19 positive test rate in Boston was 2.3 percent as of the week that ended Aug. 22, Mayor Martin Walsh said on Wednesday, down from 2.7 percent the previous week as Boston continues to see increases in testing. Walsh... Read more
Mary Lorraine Maneikis passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2020. Daughter of the late Joseph Clougherty and Helen (Quinn) Clougherty. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Maneikis. Loving mother of Frances and her late husband James (Jocko)... Read more
A crowd numbering about 75 gathered in the courtyard of the 207-unit Morton Village Apartments in Mattapan last Saturday to protest the likelihood of rent hikes and displacements in the near future. The rally came just weeks after Avanath Capital... Read more
As students prepare to go back to school in many districts across Massachusetts, the state is preparing for the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks on campuses. Gov. Baker said last Thursday that his administration plans to roll out a rapid response testing... Read more

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