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The Boston Marathon has been run in some form every year since 1897, withstanding the 1918 influenza pandemic, two world wars and other disruptions. But with the state's path through the COVID-19 era still uncertain, the marathon will not take place in... Read more
In an initiative aimed at combating the isolation forced upon seniors and residents with disabilities during the pandemic, a Massachusetts nonprofit last week provided tablets to beneficiaries in some 25 nursing homes across the commonwealth, two of them... Read more
More people will be heading back to work over the coming weeks. The roadways, which have been relatively traffic-free for the last two months, are likely to get crowded again. In fact, it might end up being even more congested than before, if polling data... Read more
Rebecca Herst, director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at UMass Boston, has been awarded the 2020 Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Prize for her work in climate adaptation. Established in 2005 by UMass Lowell alumnus and former senior director of... Read more
For over 50 years, the nonprofit organization Project Place has served Bostonians struggling with homelessness and poverty by providing education opportunities, job skills training, housing, and support in finding a job. While the nonprofit’s annual... Read more
A new COVID-19 artist relief effort will allow Boston music fans to support their local artists by just pressing “play.” An initiative spearheaded by Erik Sarno of Union Sound in Somerville called “Mission: Music” will redirect royalties from streaming... Read more
City Councillor at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George of Dorchester is calling for the creation of a task force and a call-in “help line” that she says would support small businesses in Boston as they begin to reopen. She filed her proposals during the council’... Read more
Various departments of city government have been waiving fees and permits online for merchants planning to reopen this week, according to Dion Irish, commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). “The mayor has asked us to work collectively... Read more
“Take your time.” That was the key message from City Hall officials at an internet seminar on safety protocols for the city’s phased reopening plan held last week for small business owners. “We want to be really clear: Until you are prepared to open, you... Read more
Thursday for members, and next week for guests Zoo New England, the organization that operates the Franklin Park Zoo, announced this week that the facility will reopen for members only this Thursday (May 28) and to the general public starting next... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports five people were shot around 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street, in the Franklin Field development. Boston EMS transported the victims to three different hospitals. Boston... Read more
A federal judge yesterday gave Joquentz Constant, 24, of Dorchester, one last chance to turn his life around: He freed Constant from federal custody after he'd spent nearly 19 months behind bars awaiting trial and then sentencing on a gun charge, on... Read more
City Councillor at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George of Dorchester is calling for the creation of a task force and a call-in “help line” that she says would support small businesses in Boston as they begin to reopen. She filed her proposals during the council’... Read more
Gov. Baker didn’t include schools in his four-part plan to re-open the state. In response to a question, he said that the commissioner of education has put together a task force that has already begun meeting. The team will address the schools reopening... Read more
Keith Love, the co-headmaster at TechBoston Academy (TBA) in Dorchester, died on Tuesday, May 26 at age 52 after a three-year battle against prostate cancer. While anticipated, Love’s death prompted an outpouring of grief from the school community that he... Read more
With public health data indicating "that we are trending in the right direction" in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the 1,000-bed field hospital setup last month at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center... Read more
Editor's Note: Memorial Day observances in Dorchester would — under "normal" circumstances— be held today at Cedar Grove Cemetery, where ceremonies to honor those killed in battle have been held since 1868, in the immediate aftermath of the "War of the... Read more
A 2019 study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation identified that over 25,000 Bostonians and over 200,000 Massachusetts residents did not have health insurance. This was despite the 2006 universal health care law that was passed in... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board approved an emergency measure Thursday under which restaurants can put seating outside once the city lifts the ban on in-restaurant dining, to deal with new Covid-19 restrictions that will shrink their indoor seating capacity.... Read more
For elderly COVID-19 patients who require specialized care, the transition out of in-hospital care can be filled with complexities and obstacles. Upon being discharged, many encounter situations in which family members are sick or unable to care for them... Read more

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