City Councillor at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George of Dorchester is calling for the creation of a task force and a call-in “help line” that she says would support small businesses in Boston as they begin to reopen. She filed her proposals during the council’... Read more
Various departments of city government have been waiving fees and permits online for merchants planning to reopen this week, according to Dion Irish, commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). “The mayor has asked us to work collectively... Read more
“Take your time.” That was the key message from City Hall officials at an internet seminar on safety protocols for the city’s phased reopening plan held last week for small business owners. “We want to be really clear: Until you are prepared to open, you... Read more
Thursday for members, and next week for guests Zoo New England, the organization that operates the Franklin Park Zoo, announced this week that the facility will reopen for members only this Thursday (May 28) and to the general public starting next... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports five people were shot around 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street, in the Franklin Field development. Boston EMS transported the victims to three different hospitals. Boston... Read more
A federal judge yesterday gave Joquentz Constant, 24, of Dorchester, one last chance to turn his life around: He freed Constant from federal custody after he'd spent nearly 19 months behind bars awaiting trial and then sentencing on a gun charge, on... Read more
City Councillor at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George of Dorchester is calling for the creation of a task force and a call-in “help line” that she says would support small businesses in Boston as they begin to reopen. She filed her proposals during the council’... Read more
Gov. Baker didn’t include schools in his four-part plan to re-open the state. In response to a question, he said that the commissioner of education has put together a task force that has already begun meeting. The team will address the schools reopening... Read more
Keith Love, the co-headmaster at TechBoston Academy (TBA) in Dorchester, died on Tuesday, May 26 at age 52 after a three-year battle against prostate cancer. While anticipated, Love’s death prompted an outpouring of grief from the school community that he... Read more
With public health data indicating "that we are trending in the right direction" in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the 1,000-bed field hospital setup last month at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center... Read more
Editor's Note: Memorial Day observances in Dorchester would — under "normal" circumstances— be held today at Cedar Grove Cemetery, where ceremonies to honor those killed in battle have been held since 1868, in the immediate aftermath of the "War of the... Read more
A 2019 study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation identified that over 25,000 Bostonians and over 200,000 Massachusetts residents did not have health insurance. This was despite the 2006 universal health care law that was passed in... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board approved an emergency measure Thursday under which restaurants can put seating outside once the city lifts the ban on in-restaurant dining, to deal with new Covid-19 restrictions that will shrink their indoor seating capacity.... Read more
For elderly COVID-19 patients who require specialized care, the transition out of in-hospital care can be filled with complexities and obstacles. Upon being discharged, many encounter situations in which family members are sick or unable to care for them... Read more
On the night of May 1, reports emerged from the Bristol County jail that an incident involving coronavirus testing had turned violent. Guards had used pepper spray and K9 dogs against detainees in ICE custody, three of whom ended up in the hospital.... Read more
Today, our community is gripped by the national emergency of COVID-19. There is no one the virus will not affect. Even those who are less likely to become ill are facing job loss, decreased access to basic life necessities, or the mental struggle of... Read more
Two Boston Public School seniors who are active in the Scholar Athletes program were surprised with full four-year college scholarships last week. Ainsley Peña, a student at English High School in Jamaica Plain was awarded a scholarship to Curry College;... Read more
A new type of technology is helping physicians and health care providers at Codman Square Health Center (CSHC) test patients for COVID-19 infections more safely while lessening the pressure caused by shortages of personal protection equipment (PPE). The... Read more
Bostonians could soon see widened sidewalks and other traffic-calming changes in various neighborhoods with municipal officials and local legislators having serious discussions about how to implement a “safe streets” approach as businesses begin to reopen... Read more
With the state’s economy beginning to wake up on Tuesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh stressed the importance of moving slowly in the capital, stating that he has no plans right now to lift the city’s curfew and that he worries that allowing offices to... Read more


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