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In a speech often quoted in recent days, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “A riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? … It has failed to hear that promises of freedom and justice have not been met.  And it has... Read more
When the warmer months roll around, Dorchester Running Club traditionally mounts a “summer run series” in which members meet up at a local bar or restaurant, go for a run, and then hang out for a drink or meal afterwards. This year, club president... Read more
US Sen. Edward Markey went directly after the record of his Democratic primary opponent, US Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, in a Monday night debate, attacking Kennedy’s decision to work for a Republican prosecutor on Cape Cod and the islands after law school... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley threw her support behind Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins amid a heated public dispute with a Boston police union, condemning the association as “tearing down a black woman in leadership and putting her life... Read more
The Boston Home will hold its first annual Virtual Hero 2.5 Mile Walk/Run, a community fundraising event in recognition of all heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, from June 29 to July 4. Anyone can participate in the event by walking or... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is modifying the city’s summer youth employment program to adjust for the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to make up for the windfall of job losses due to the economic shutdowns from the pandemic. “Boston’s summer jobs program is... Read more
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is seeking nominations for people to join a Morrissey Boulevard Community Advisory Committee that will review the potential impact of two large development proposals along the roadway corridor.  The... Read more
A number of police officers, civil rights attorneys, and City Councillor Andrea Campbell stood outside City Hall on Tuesday and called for sweeping reforms to the way the Boston Police Department recruits, promotes, and disciplines its officers. “While... Read more
Smaller, “isolated” classes, masks on students and staff, frequent hand washing, and six feet of spacing between desks are among the elements necessary to safely reopen schools in the fall, according to new state guidance. Elementary and Secondary... Read more
I attended the evening protest on June 2 in Dorchester’s Franklin Park and on surrounding streets. It was – from what I saw – a peaceful and positive event. Those who organized the rally — Black Lives Matter’s Boston chapter and the activist Monica Cannon... Read more
Sunrise Boston, a group that is focused on “climate change through political action,” has endorsed Brandy Fluker-Oakley, one of four Democrats running for the 12th Suffolk seat in the Massachusetts House that is being vacated by state Rep. Dan Cullinane... Read more
People expect to hear fireworks popping off in the summer months, especially around the Fourth of July. In Dorchester, Mattapan, and other city neighborhoods, residents can usually bet on hearing late-night blasts and seeing the sky light up, courtesy of... Read more
I first met Joe Corcoran in the summer of 1966 when I was working as a letter carrier for the US Post Office. I was delivering mail on Elmer Road, where he lived, and he had posted a lawn sign for his candidacy for political office. There was a... Read more
Joseph E. Corcoran, a Dorchester native, devoted philanthropist, and developer who transformed the Columbia Point peninsula, died on Wed., June 3, of heart failure. He was 84. According to his family, Mr. Corcoran, died at his home surrounded by his... Read more
A handful of Dorchester restaurants began serving customers outdoors this week as “Phase 2” of Gov. Baker’s gradual reopening of the Massachusetts economy got underway. Restaurateurs have greeted the milestone with a mix of excitement and wary optimism.... Read more
The next major change of the COVID-19 era will come to Massachusetts today, when a range of businesses can reopen or expand their operations with the beginning of Phase 2 in the Baker administration's phased reopening plan. Restaurants can start outdoor... Read more
(Updated, Fri., June 5, 4:30 p.m.)— Members of UMass Boston’s faculty union raised objections and demanded answers from university leadership this week after parts of the campus were used as staging areas and parking for State Police before a large rally... Read more
Like you, Marty Walsh is going to miss this year’s Dot Day Parade. Your mayor and neighbor has been hitting the streets on parade day and the backyard barbeques that follow since he was a kid growing up on Taft Street. “I’ve marched in the parade pretty... Read more
The hour was growing late in St. Gregory’s auditorium and the 15-member cast of the musical “Godspell” was beginning to dissolve into sniffles and sobs, an unscripted group meltdown in front of a crowd of 300 relatives and classmates. The cast of 12, 13... Read more
A partnership launched today called the Neponset Neighbors Together Fund (NNTF) has established a COVID-19 fund to support residents of Milton, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester adversely impacted by the current health crisis. The effort is a... Read more

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