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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is asking US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for more information about an incident last Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 6) involving a Black man who was stopped by ICE officers while jogging in West Roxbury. Bena Apreala... Read more
A city pilot project aimed at making Cummins Highway safer by reducing the number of lanes from four to two and adding dedicated bicycle paths will be extended from Wood Avenue in Mattapan to American Legion Highway in Roslindale by the end of the month.... Read more
Cleopatra, a pygmy hippopotamus, gave birth to a 13-pound male calf at Dorchester’s Franklin Park Zoo a week ago Monday (Oct. 5). It was a joyous moment marking the culmination of years of work, careful planning, and dedication by the animal care and... Read more
When Rich Green, director of the food pantry at St. Matthew’s church, found out in early September that the church building was closing in a matter of weeks, the news was shocking. It sent him scrambling to find a new home for the pantry, which many... Read more
This year’s 23rd annual Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health, the signature fundraising event presented by Codman Square Health Center, will take place in a virtual format on Thurs., Oct. 29, at 6 p.m.  As in past years, the event will feature food... Read more
After Boston passed a pandemic threshold, BPS educators say a district policy requiring teachers to report to work in person now violates a prior formal agreement. According to Boston Public Health Commission data published on Oct. 8, 4.1 percent of the... Read more
More than 50 volunteers will help improve two outdoor spaces in Dorchester and Mattapan this weekend as part of National Rebuilding Day, which was re-scheduled from its original date in April. The Boston effort is led by Rebuilding Together Boston, which... Read more
For the students at the John D. O’Bryant High School, a school-sponsored trip to Europe has become a rite of passage. While it was bad enough that last spring’s trip – set for April vacation week— was cancelled by BPS officials in March because of the... Read more
People walking around the Seaport on a beautiful fall day can now experience the Boston Uncornered Photo Project Exhibit, a series of 30 stunning, 5’x8’ black and white portraits of former gang members and public figures. The exhibit, which was created... Read more
The highest covid-19 positive test rates recorded in the city last week came from two Dorchester zip codes, Mayor Martin Walsh said in a media availability on Tuesday. According to data from October 4-10 posted on the Boston Public Health Commission’s... Read more
The drawbridge at Granite Avenue near Exit 11B will be closed for the weekend from Fri., Oct. 23 through Mon., Oct. 26 as workers replace a steel beam on the span over the Neponset River. The emergency project will result in detours and the closure of... Read more
More than 1,900 new people in Massachusetts were confirmed to have Covid-19 over the three-day holiday weekend as single-day positivity rates remained above 3 percent, continuing a trend that began in late September. In Boston, Mayor Walsh said that... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday embraced a punch-list of “bold and comprehensive” policies intended to reform the Boston Police Department. Standing alongside members of a task force he appointed last summer, Walsh pledged to implement their plan quickly. “... Read more
A Boston-based collaborative has snagged a $5 million award from JPMorgan Chase to create affordable housing in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan and also to train and connect at least 500 Black and Latinx residents with full-time jobs in the health care... Read more
These are scary times. One thing that the 2020 election season has determined is that our “democracy” is a mess. Voting has been called into question by the president, who also says that he won’t necessarily step down if he loses. Many states seem to... Read more
To the Editor: Regarding the editorial “NIMBYs should be challenged”: Hardly an accurate observation as school children gather at College Hype for uniforms or club gear, as seniors gather for tea and a scone at Green Hills side by side at a cannabis shop... Read more
To the Editor: A recent editorial in the Dorchester Reporter stated that “the knee-jerk NIMBYism afoot at the Ashmont-Adams meeting” concerning a proposed cannabis retail store in Adams Village “carried shades of earlier iterations of opposition in and... Read more
Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson, who writes a daily online newsletter titled “Letters from an American,” felt obliged this Columbus Day week to say something the role of the historian in society. “Historians are not denigrating the... Read more
There is a very alarming trend growing in Boston. We have the famous “Methadone Mile” in our city and the conditions in this area – known as “Mass and Cass” – are worsening. As a lifelong resident of this amazing city, I find myself saddened. The... Read more
As the expiration of the state’s eviction moratorium looms this weekend, there’s widespread anxiety among both tenants and landlords about just how hard the wave will crash, both personally, and for the larger good. Gov. Baker, though, has signaled an... Read more

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