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From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Boston’s families safe, healthy, and equitably supported has been our top priority. That’s why we made the tough but necessary decision to close Boston Public Schools buildings in March. In a matter of... Read more
Less than a week has passed since we dispensed of the state primary election and we are already looking ahead to… September 2021? The Boston Globe this week reported that City Councillor Michelle Wu called Mayor Martin Walsh on Sunday to let him know that... Read more
Dot soldier marched on Bataan in 1942, then died; remains were deemed lost--until now, it seems The fog of war has hung over the family of US Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Beard for more than 75 years now, but maybe, just maybe, it is lifting a bit with the... Read more
On Sunday, five days after winning a four-person contest for the 12th Suffolk House seat, Brandy Fluker Oakley sat down with the Reporter to talk about her victory as a first-time candidate, her experiences canvassing and campaigning during a pandemic,... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday told the Boston Globe that at-large City Councillor Michelle Wu told him that she will run for mayor in 2021. Wu, who has not officially announced a candidacy as of Tuesday, has neither confirmed nor denied the report. “A... Read more
Key BPD ally deplores shift on walking beats in Bowdoin-Geneva area For many years, Fr. Richard “Doc” Conway has partnered with Boston Police to engage directly with residents in Bowdoin-Geneva near his longtime parish base, St. Peter’s Church. He has led... Read more
Boston has gone a week without a COVID-19 death, marking what Mayor Martin Walsh described on Tuesday as a "very encouraging" span. Walsh said 25 new cases of the coronavirus logged Tuesday brought the city's cumulative caseload to 15,967 since the onset... Read more
Firefighter on Brookvale Street roof
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 6 Brookvale St., off Dorchester Avenue, around 9 a.m. on Sunday for a fire that displaced seven residents and Gordo the cat. One resident and one firefighter were taken to the hospital,... Read more
A two-day outdoor party that attracted thousands of people to the streets near Franklin Field and Franklin Park in Dorchester last weekend prompted a strong reaction from a coalition of Black leaders in the city today. Members of the Black Boston COVID-19... Read more
It was a late start to the season this year for ADSL girl’s softball, but once we got the go-ahead, we were able to field Minors, Majors, and Senior divisions that had several highlights. In the Minors, Chris Plunkett and Christina Myers provided an... Read more
It’s hard to believe that we have entered the sixth full month of Covid-19 paralyzing our city and our lives. I have previously written here about the solutions we all need to deliver in order to maintain our civility and society during these incredibly... Read more
To the Editor: I am writing to draw your attention to an important movement a small but mighty group of local residents is launching in partnership with community-based organizations, businesses, and houses of worship. It is called the City Peace Project... Read more
This summer, as protestors took to Boston streets and the national discourse turned to issues of policing and systemic racism, a young Dorchester filmmaker teamed up with a Brookline teenager to create “An Honest Conversation,” a short film that compiles... Read more
When Dorchester resident Francis Huynh opened up his kickboxing studio, Warrior Fitness, in the South Bay center in January, he didn’t know an impending economic shutdown would put his fledgling business on hold in just a matter of weeks. But after... Read more
Martin Kain, a four-decade Dorchester resident and senior official at the Boston Election Department where he was well known for his work recruiting and training poll workers, retired from his position on July 31, just a few days after his starting date... Read more
On a Monday evening in the last full week of August, a landlord held an open house for a two-bedroom condo rental in Dorchester. The price: $2,000 a month. Many renters would tell you that’s a steal in this city. But this unit has been on the market since... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh this week urged Dorchester residents with children enrolled in Boston Public Schools to take advantage of an enhanced Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program that offers additional food-buying relief for households hit hard by the... Read more
The Republican FearFest was at full throttle last week, with numerous Trumps and others using their convention to declare that electing the Biden-Harris ticket would result in anarchy, the loss of the suburbs – and socialism, which Nikki Haley claimed was... Read more
Once upon a time there was a far distant land where people enjoyed periods of relative strife and harmony. For the most part, the citizens were able to adapt to the variables so much a part of a diverse country. They acknowledged life’s imperfections and... Read more
Mayor Walsh presided at a small ceremony last week to re-name a playing field at Roberts Playground for the late Keith Love, the longtime co-headmaster of TechBoston Academy who died of cancer last spring at age 52. The mayor was joined by Boston Public... Read more

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