In a matter of "weeks and months," as many as 172,000 Massachusetts residents could become infected with the coronavirus and the surge of COVID-19 patients hospitals have been preparing for is now expected to hit sometime between April 10 and April 20,... Read more
March 2020 will go down in history as the month that many Americans started taking the coronavirus seriously. In the first couple of weeks, schools, businesses, and state governments determined that the US wasn’t going to dodge the virus bullet, started... Read more
Mayor Walsh reports that there are now 10 deaths in Boston from COVID-19 related illness through April 2. There are 1,233 total reported cases, up 176 from yesterday, according to the Mayor. -Developing-
The House on Thursday afternoon passed a bill (H 4615) to put a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus emergency, quickly advancing the bill to the Senate after it was released in the early afternoon by the Committee on Ways and... Read more
A trio of Boston city councillors on March 31 asked state education officials to hold off on a new partnership with their city’s school district to improve underperforming schools, saying students, educators and families need to focus on adapting to the... Read more
Reusable grocery tote bags across Massachusetts are idle these days, stuffed in the backs of vehicles and hanging on door knobs in homes. That’s because last week Gov. Charlie Baker issued a new public health order: “From now on reusable bags are... Read more
• Pat’s Pizza of Lower Mills has adopted a new system for take-out orders. Customers should call ahead and drive or wait outside the rear of the pizza shop at 2254 Dorchester Ave. Food will be hand-delivered direct to your car. Call 617-298-2222. • New... Read more
Seventy five years ago this month, the world was anticipating the imminent end of the murderous Nazi regime as Allied forces under General Dwight D. Eisenhower and a number of aggressive Russian generals were pressing from all sides on the once-invincible... Read more
University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth ,and Lowell UMass campuses announced last week that they will adjust room, board, and parking fees in response to the coronavirus-driven closures of... Read more
Visiting the Worcester arena that's being turned into the state's first COVID-19 field hospital, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday disclosed plans to set up a similar operation at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to bolster the capacity of the... Read more
Visiting the Worcester arena that's now being turned into the state's first COVID-19 field hospital, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday disclosed plans to set up another medical center at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to bolster the capacity of... Read more
The Boston City Council today passed a non-binding resolution calling for a moratorium on rents, mortgage payments, evictions and foreclosures by a 12-1 vote. District 3 Councillor Frank Baker, who blocked the vote last week and sent the resolution into a... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh told WBZ today that five additional people who live in Boston have died from COVID-19-related illness since yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the city to 8. The city's website says that 1,057 people in Boston have... Read more
A legal aid advocacy group flagged concerns Wednesday that a housing security bill advancing in the Massachusetts Senate contains gaps that leave some tenants vulnerable during a state of emergency. While he praised the intent of the bill (S 2621) that... Read more
We are now three weeks into an unprecedented public health emergency. At the Reporter, we continue to publish and distribute the newspaper that many people in our community have known and read for decades. We are committed to continue publishing each week... Read more
A “Pay it Forward” lunch project aimed at supporting both Fields Corner eatery 50 Kitchen and staff at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s COVID-19 compound has hit its first month goal for April, according to co-organizer Ann Walsh. The... Read more
In the City Council’s virtual meeting last Wednesday, District 5 Councillor Ricardo Arroyo offered a resolution calling for a citywide moratorium on rent, mortgages, evictions, and foreclosures. District 3 Councillor Frank Baker blocked the resolution —... Read more
Housing activists continue to field urgent calls from tenants facing imminent eviction orders, even though a court-ordered pause on such removals will continue through mid-April. Meanwhile, as legislation to halt all evictions during the COVID-19... Read more
Tito Jackson, the former Boston city councillor who lives in Grove Hall, says he is “on the mend” after a harrowing bout with COVID-19 last month. He described his experience at a NAACP Boston branch meeting that was held online on Monday evening during... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley has tested negative for the coronavirus-caused COVID-19, her office announced last Friday. Pressley’s office had said on March 25 that the Boston congresswoman “sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution”... Read more


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