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A 26-year-old man was shot to death last Thursday morning (Aug. 6) near the corner of Hazelton Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. The victim, later identified as Lovenson Pierre of Quincy, was pronounced dead at the scene by Boston EMS. Police were... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker has had enough of people holding large private gatherings and disregarding COVID-19 mitigation strategies like social distancing. So on Friday, he indefinitely paused the state's economic reopening, lowered the outdoor gathering limit... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker is indefinitely postponing the next step of the state's reopening in response to the uptick in COVID-19 cases that Massachusetts has seen in recent weeks. The governor said the second step of Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan will... Read more
Families got their first look at how a “hybrid” re-opening for Boston Public Schools could look next month when school officials publicly released their draft plan on Monday, a week before a deadline set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary... Read more
After hours of public testimony from dozens of people, the Boston School Committee last night agreed to grant a 30-year lease of city-owned parcels along Mt. Vernon Street currently used as playing fields by the McCormack School to the Boys and Girls Club... Read more
A Dorchester-based non-profit focused on education will lead a two-day online forum for K-12 teachers and parents next week to discuss re-opening plans and how to best navigate remote learning methods. The group, 1647, will host its third annual Family... Read more
On Monday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the official opening of the Hero Hope Garden, a new community space brought about through collaboration with the Boston Food Forest Coalition (BFFC), the Farmers Collaborative, and local residents that fills what... Read more
When Christine Nguyen started her job as a community center coordinator at Dorchester’s Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) last winter, she thought she would mainly be doing administrative work overseeing the community center’s... Read more
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has extended summertime sports camps run at White Stadium, East Boston, and South Boston through August 28.  The sports centers are free to Boston youth ages 7 to 14 and offer instruction in a number of popular... Read more
This week marked the first full month of Dorchester Baseball’s modified season, an undertaking involving a series of adjustments and safety protocol maneuvers that league leadership says have been largely successful thus far.  Charlie Maneikis, who runs... Read more
‘Special advisor for Black Life’ position is set In his first day on the job Monday, new UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suarez-Orozco warned that simultaneous crises pose “great threats” to equality and set his sights on working toward racial justice in... Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how colleges deliver quality education and how institutions operate with limited or no on-campus personnel. Higher education institutions in Boston and elsewhere are making challenging decisions about how to proceed in... Read more
The state’s months-long positive trend in the fight against rapid COVID-19 spread has started to fray at the edges in recent weeks as the rate of new cases has ticked upward. Positive testing rates are nowhere near the 20 to 30 percent observed during the... Read more
After several years of planning, construction is now in full swing at the site of Indigo Block, a mixed-use project in the Uphams Corner neighborhood that will transform what was once a vacant eyesore into homes and businesses. Named for its proximity to... Read more
At Codman Square Health Center, a longstanding collaborative internship with students and alumni of Codman Academy has continued this summer despite the pandemic, offering interns a hybrid model that combined valuable onsite experience in the health... Read more
A virtual meet-and-greet hosted last week by 12th Suffolk House District candidate Stephanie Everett was interrupted twice and ended abruptly when a man hacked into the Zoom system, shared pornographic video of a naked man performing sexual acts, all... Read more
'70s structures being dismantled The next multi-year phase of dramatic renovations at the UMass Boston campus is underway with demolition beginning to remove crumbling parts of the original 1970s-era central campus and add more greenspace and modern... Read more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 last month, and it’s important to consider how we are either helping or failing people with disabilities as a matter of national policy. Consider these facts. According to the Bureau of Labor... Read more
The City of Boston Election Department announced today its preparations ahead of the September 1, 2020 State Primary, which will include races for US Senate, US House of Representatives, Governor's Council, State Senate, State Representative, and Register... Read more
The City of Boston delivered nearly $5.8 million in overtime pay to police in connection with shifts associated with the wave of protests in May, June and July where thousands gathered to object to police brutality and systemic racism, the News Service... Read more

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