Reopening swaths of public life in Massachusetts will play out across four distinct phases and involve new widespread and mandatory safety regulations for all businesses. The approach, announced by the Baker administration on Monday, could launch as as... Read more
A group of nearly 60 Massachusetts Legislators this week urged Gov. Charlie Baker to activate the Massachusetts National Guard for mobile COVID-19 testing in public housing, low-income communities, and senior housing facilities. State Senators Nick... Read more
John O. Scannell, a longtime Dorchester resident and World War II veteran who was a key figure in ceremonies to honor his fellow servicemen and women and his adopted neighborhood, died on Wed., May 6 at age 93. The former grand marshal of the Dorchester... Read more
Last week Governor Charlie Baker set an order in place that would make face coverings or masks mandatory in public. This follows a series of recommendations from public health officials and experts, including Dorchester’s Bill Walczak, about the impact... Read more
A new artist relief initiative intended to help artists of color living along the Fairmount Cultural Corridor (FCC) in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park is now accepting applications for grants. The initiative will disburse grants of $1,000 to... Read more
On Tuesday, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture announced a call to artists for the 2020 Transformative Public Art Program. In the past, the program has been used as a way to enlist Boston artists to create murals and live... Read more
Editor's note: Golf courses in Massachusetts— including the two city of Boston municipal courses in Dorchester and Hyde Park— will re-open after a decision by Gov. Baker. According to city officials, the William J. Devine Golf Course and the George... Read more
Like other high school seniors across the commonwealth, members of the 2020 graduating class at Boston Arts Academy in Fields Corner are missing out on their prom, senior class trips, senior recitals, and an in-person graduation ceremony experience due to... Read more
When it comes to talk about the city’s neighborhoods, Cara Gillis, who lives with her family on Hinckley Street, will allow for no comparison to Dorchester as “the best” in any ranking. As backup for that assertion, she related the following story to the... Read more
In the ninth week of the COVID-19 state of emergency, more than 50 Massachusetts communities, including many cities, have caseloads of above 1,000 per 100,000 residents, according to state data released on Wednesday. The latest numbers show Chelsea, at 5... Read more
State Rep. Liz Miranda has tested positive for COVID-19 and is recuperating at home while a number of her extended family members also deal with the virus. Miranda said she was tested for the virus Thursday at Bowdoin Street Health Center and was told... Read more
Wahlburgers' South Bay location has closed indefinitely, according to company representatives. A notice posted on the restaurant's storefront informed customers the company made the "difficult decision" to close the restaurant location, while adding that... Read more
Virginie Auguste was surprised to see me. And, honestly, I was kind of unsure of why I was at her door. It was ten days or so into summer vacation and I missed my St. Gregory’s grammar school classmates, Pierre and his older brother Richard. I didn’t have... Read more
Social distancing. Face covering. Six feet apart at concerts and restaurants. Fan-less sporting events. Everything will look different once the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Our New Normal. Many of the temporary restrictions and recommendations that... Read more
“The war overshadows all our days and our lives, but we go about doing things in the normal way in so far as possible.” Sound familiar? It was Jan. 12, 1943; the war was with Axis powers, not COVID-19; and the words are from my late mother’s diary about... Read more
When I was growing up, Mother’s Day in my house was akin to being a holy day. All of us gathered for a festive meal (prepared by my dad), gift-giving, and just enjoying the company of one another. It was a delightful time to celebrate our love for our... Read more
My gray hair has grown out to a length not seen since I was in my teens, and I’ve gotten used to the appellations for my grandfather status. But I never really felt old until the coronavirus. Being placed in a category that carries a serious risk of... Read more
Faithful patrons of the Banshee rejoiced over the weekend when the beloved Dorchester Ave. fixture announced on social media that it would be reopening for takeout and delivery on May 6. After shuttering in accordance with Governor Charlie Baker’s orders... Read more
She was the matriarch and died first; he didn’t wait that long to join her Cynthia Johnson and her husband Clasford were married for nearly six decades. On Saturday, they were buried together in a joint funeral at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, their... Read more
Humanity wasn’t ready for this, our country wasn’t ready for this, our neighbors weren’t ready for this, and we as individuals were not ready for this. The coronavirus pandemic has created a world that is surreal. Nobody is ever prepared to deal with the... Read more


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