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Massachusetts residents 75 years of age and over have had 11 days as of today to line up and receive the first of two doses of vaccination against the coronavirus from either Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna. Waiting in anticipation for their turns are those... Read more
Getting as many people fully vaccinated as possible is the best defense against the evolution of Covid-19 variants, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday at a White House coronavirus... Read more
Last month, Attorney General Maura Healey tapped Ava Callender Concepcion, a Dorchester attorney, to fill the vacant public safety seat on the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.  Concepcion, a self-described “Mattapan girl” who grew up near the Mattapan... Read more
With the state’s covid-19 vaccine rollout in the initial stage, Mayor Martin Walsh said that although cases in Boston are “heading in the right direction,” residents should continue getting tested regularly. “Testing does remain critical even as the... Read more
Mayor Walsh made what might have been his final public ribbon-cutting appearance in Dorchester as the city’s Mayor last Saturday at Garvey Playground, where a $5.8 million project has transformed the city-owned park over the last 18 months. Walsh surveyed... Read more
The pandemic has interrupted in-person schooling and social life for most kids in the neighborhood, but Dorchester Baseball has been working for months to ensure that it won’t upend their baseball season, too. Following a successful summer season in 2020... Read more
To the Editor: Ever since the Jan. 6 armed insurrectionist attack on the US capitol (and on our democratic process itself), I’ve been thinking of my high school civics teacher, Mr. Adair.  I didn’t adequately appreciate Mr. Adair’s efforts at the time,... Read more
If you’ve spent the last few days luxuriating in— or recovering from— Sunday night’s big victory by the Florida Patriots, there’s plenty to catch up on in the suddenly super-charged world of Boston politics. As President Biden would likely say: “Look,... Read more
A seventh grader at Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy in Fields Corner is behind a new “Covid self-care” workshop for girls ages 10-14 that will take place next week over February break. Jay’dha Rackard,12, a South End resident, explained to the Reporter... Read more
Black Owned Bos., an online platform launched in 2019 to amplify and incubate local Black-owned businesses and ventures, will host its first retail pop-up of the 2021 season this month at South Bay Center. The “Spread Love” themed retail market will kick... Read more
Two new candidates – including a woman from Dorchester who sought one of four at-large seats on the Boston City Council in 2019 – emerged as potential contenders for citywide council this week. Two incumbent city councillors— Michael Flaherty and Julia... Read more
Arthur Jemison, a former Dorchester resident, has joined the Biden-Harris administration as one of the top leaders at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Jemison and his family lived in the Ashmont neighborhood during his time in state... Read more
A development team that previously said it would put two apartment high-rises on the site of the old Channel 56 studios on Morrissey Boulevard told the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Tuesday that it now wants to put up one residential... Read more
With City Councillor Andrea J. Campbell having set her sights on the mayor’s office, a number of candidates have been doing the groundwork to fill her District 4 seat, which primarily includes sections of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as parts of... Read more
Prospective and current students at Cristo Rey Boston High School on Savin Hill Avenue will be awarded full tuition scholarships beginning this month, a commitment that will cost about $150,000 annually on top of the school’s $3 million yearly budget. The... Read more
Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and the ranking minority member of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, surely made Marty Walsh feel comfortable at the mayor’s confirmation hearing on his nomination as US... Read more
City Councillor Kim Janey, who will become acting mayor when Mayor Walsh resigns to join the Biden cabinet, toured a Covid-19 testing setup at the Strand Theatre on Tuesday morning, where she and Marty Martinez, the city’s chief of Health and Human... Read more
Stephen McBride, 31, plans to challenge councillor Frank Baker for the District 3 council seat. Baker has served on the Boston City Council for the last decade, but McBride said he brings a new voice for change. "I'm running to be a new, progressive... Read more
Multiple members of Boston's delegation in the Legislature said Monday they think the path is clear for a petition to call off a special election for mayor that would be triggered if Mayor Marty Walsh resigns to become U.S. labor secretary before March 5... Read more
Ok, we know you’re still recovering from last night’s big victory by the Florida Patriots, but it’s time to tune back into Boston politics, cuz it’s all happening. As President Biden —still love typing those words— would definitely say: “Look, here’s the... Read more

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