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A non-profit that seeks to promote child safety joined with Boston Fire Department officials last week to promote the ‘Baby Safe Haven’ law during an event at the Engine 16 station house on Gallivan Boulevard. Boston Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey... Read more
One year after a state of emergency was first declared in Boston, Mayor Walsh on Tuesday urged city residents to keep their guard up, get tested for Covid-19, seek out vaccinations, and avoid large gatherings ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day... Read more
State Sen. Nick Collins will once again host the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast this year in a virtual event to support COVID-19 relief efforts that will be broadcast on NESN and WROL Irish radio on March 21. The annual political tradition will... Read more
Letters of acceptance to Boston’s three exam schools —Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science— have been delayed after a group of parents filed a lawsuit last week claiming that the school... Read more
A long-stalled plan to modernize Morrissey Boulevard will get revived this spring as state and city officials combine forces to fund a $1 million engineering study over the next year aimed at advancing the project as a stream of massive new development... Read more
John Barros announced his candidacy for Mayor of Boston this morning inside Restaurant Cesaria on Bowdoin Street. He was joined by his wife Tchintcia and their four children, along with a handful of other relatives. Daniel Sheehan photo Seeks to bridge... Read more
There was a time when “Red” O’Hara seemed destined for a stellar career on the national sports scene. Then love and a longing for home turned everything around. In the wake of his death, family and friends have been reflecting on the decision that changed... Read more
Joseph “Red” O’Hara, a Dorchester native and onetime “bonus baby” with the American League’s Kansas City Athletics in the mid-1950s, died on Feb. 20 in Sarasota, Florida, where he and his wife, the late Anne (Wayland), had retired several years ago. He... Read more
If the events of 2020 have not catapulted us into more than just a mere moment of reckoning with racial justice, then what will it take? As our state still faces the pursuit of racial justice after the fervor of events following the murder of George Floyd... Read more
Toiell Washington of Dorchester is the undergraduate recipient of the 2021 Salem State University Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award. A sociology major, student leader, and community activist, Washington is a co-founder of Black Boston, Inc., a... Read more
A Dorchester native and his wife have donated $5 million to help those battling dementia and Alzheimer’s under the auspices of the Hebrew SeniorLife Center in Roslindale. The contribution will help the non-profit assist seniors and their caregivers... Read more
Thanks to the vision of staff members at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA) on Maxwell Street in Dorchester, the school’s gym is now home to a small food pantry intended to battle food insecurity in families of students. The idea for the... Read more
Six institutes and centers at the University of Massachusetts Boston each contributed to a new report entitled “Aging Strong for All: Examining Aging Equity in the City of Boston.” The directors of the six studies are the authors of this article: Jan... Read more
Mayor Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee last week announced the Boston Resiliency Fund’s 28th and final funding round, totaling $3.85 million for 62 nonprofits across Boston, including 14 based in Dorchester and Mattapan. The... Read more
Back in the late 1950s, there was a television show called “The Millionaire” that centered around a very wealthy man, John Beresford Tipton, who in each episode gave a $1 million check to a stranger, allowing the show to explore how the unexpected wealth... Read more
Florian Hall, the firefighter’s union headquarters on Hallet Street, is familiar to generations of Dorchester people as a gathering place for family functions and neighborhood benefit “times.” This week, the Neponset landmark has been converted into a... Read more
Karen Kinsel struggled to stay warm last winter. The 66-year-old Dorchester woman made do with electric space heaters when she couldn’t afford to replace her outdated furnace. It got even harder financially when the pandemic hit and she was laid off in... Read more
A coalition of eight existing non-profit organizations based in Fields Corner plan to streamline and better coordinate their services, thanks a funding boost from Boston Children’s Hospital. The new group— Fields Corner Crossroads— hopes to roll out its... Read more
About 950 schools in Massachusetts are administering weekly pooled Covid-19 tests to about 300,000 teachers, students and staff, Gov. Baker said Friday from a Newburyport school. The Nock-Molin Middle School is among the participants in the state’s pool... Read more
John Barros will join the race for Mayor of Boston on Thursday morning after much speculation about a potential bid. Barros, 47, stepped down as Boston’s chief of Economic Development last week amid transitions across the board at City Hall. Mayor Martin... Read more

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