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Henderson walkout due to Covid concerns
The magic minute for high school students around the city and in Dorchester on Friday, Jan. 14, was at 10:30 a.m. That’s when Boston’s high schoolers staged a massive “walk-out” to draw attention to the lack of COVID-19 safety measures in their schools –... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker testifies
State Rep. Liz Miranda, who represents parts of Dorchester and Roxbury, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Charlie Baker, pressing his administration to expand testing supplies and offer cities and towns the option to return to remote learning for... Read more
As the Omicron-driven surge in Covid-19 infections keeps apace aggressively, Massachusetts is also grappling with the early months of what is shaping up to be an active time for the seasonal flu. Influenza-like illness activity reached the highest of four... Read more
Beginning a new year typically brings a sense of renewed hope and optimism, but our level of anxiety going into 2022 may be at an unprecedented high. Just like humans, pets can be prone to stress, anxiety, and depression. The onset of the aforementioned... Read more
That mankind has made tremendous strides in science and technology is beyond dispute. The pace of progress since the Industrial Revolution validates the continuing development of our capacity to learn and apply skills previously thought to be confined to... Read more
Bishop Desmond Tutu, part of a generation of anti-apartheid activists and revolutionaries who brought down a South African government built on racism, died on Dec. 26, 2021. As Anglican bishop in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, he became known world... Read more
This season of ‘Jeopardy!’ featured Dorchester resident and speech-language pathologist Sean Sweeney facing off in the competition known for requiring answers in the form of a question.  “It’s an ambition that I’ve had since high school, and I’m 48 now,”... Read more
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is looking for a new leader. CEO Perry Newman plans to step down in June after six years in the top job. Newman, 63, said the Uphams Corner-based organization, which has a real estate portfolio and... Read more
The Mayor’s Office of Art and Culture has issued a “call to artists” to commission a $200,000 public art project that will be part of a new firehouse on Meetinghouse Hill. The Engine 17- Ladder 7 station — which has been located across the street from... Read more
Meetings focused on the massive Dorchester Bay City project at Columbia Point kicked off on Monday of this week, with one of the main issues involved in the development – transportation – on the agenda. How people will move around the new neighborhood is... Read more
Two local nonprofits, The Martin Richard Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, have filed their joint proposal for a 75,000 square-foot family-focused facility in Columbia Point with city officials, a move that kickstarts the city’s... Read more
Having a voice in the neighborhood via community meetings is something that’s prevalent in Dorchester and Mattapan as development remains strong in the neighborhoods. Now, a new financing method being offered for the first time in Dorchester allows... Read more
UPDATE: On Wednesday night, after this story was posted, the Boston School Committee announced that Athletics Director Avery Esdaile and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) that they would allow winter high school athletics to proceed starting next... Read more
Kevin Hayden
A former Suffolk County prosecutor will take over as the county's district attorney for the next year, preparing to serve in what his former boss expects will be a "more traditional prosecutor's role" as reform-minded DA Rachael Rollins ascends to a... Read more
Sandy Zamor Calixte, a top aide in the Suffolk County sheriff’s office since 2006, launched her campaign for sheriff Wednesday morning outside the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. The campaign sets up a clash with Suffolk Sheriff Steven... Read more
A member of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s staff is considering a State House run after state Rep. Liz Miranda said she will seek a move to the state Senate rather than run for reelection. Christopher Worrell, a 36-year-old lifelong... Read more
After a year with three mayors amid an ongoing pandemic, Bostonians can’t be blamed for wanting things to settle down a bit. But anybody who’s made it to any Friday thinking, “Well, maybe next week will be quieter,” understands that’s a hope and... Read more
City Hall on Monday welcomed five new councillors, masked and bundled up against the cold as they joined returning incumbents in taking their oaths of office in the January air. The rare and brief outdoor ceremony, driven by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases... Read more
While the race for governor is sure to dominate headlines in 2022, Boston will also have an open state Senate seat. That’s due to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Jamaica Plain Democrat, opting to run for the governor’s office instead of reelection to the... Read more
Liz Miranda
State Rep. Liz Miranda, a Roxbury native, said she's launching a 2022 state Senate run on Wednesday. The Second Suffolk Senate seat will be open next year due to Sonia Chang-Diaz, who has represented the district since 2009, choosing to run for governor.... Read more

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