The return of college students from around the world to the many campuses and college towns in Massachusetts has been the source of much concern in recent weeks, but Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that data his administration collects shows that... Read more
Fairmount Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started at 24 Fairmount St. in Dorchester spread to 20 and 26 Fairmount and the garage at 28 Fairmount early Friday morning. Some 19 residents were displaced, but there were no injuries, the department... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that in the absence of state-mandated data on the race and ethnicity of drivers pulled over for traffic stops, minority drivers who feel they were targeted for enforcement no longer have to provide detailed... Read more
It was another exciting Friday night at Toohig Park as two well- matched ADSL Senior girls’ softball teams squared off in the championship game. The Hawks and Eagles beat each other during the regular season and were well prepared for the main event.... Read more
This has been an unprecedented year. We have endured challenge after challenge and, with September being National Preparedness Month, 2020 is truly the year where we should all take a moment and prepare for the unexpected. We’ve seen more than a dozen... Read more
Several city-owned parks in Dorchester are under construction— or nearing completion— this season as projects have resumed following brief disruptions to work and community meetings caused by the pandemic. Although most Boston Parks and Recreation... Read more
Schools welcoming back students this fall have a lot of deep cleaning on their to-do list right now. Over the last few weeks, the custodians in Boston have been busy posting signage about mask and social distancing rules, installing a lot more hand... Read more
The Fields Corner-based gallery, workshop, and performance venue Dorchester Art Project (DAP) announced plans to expand last week after securing a lease for an adjoining 6,400-square-foot space at 1490 Dorchester Ave. The bi-level ground floor/basement... Read more
At a rally in front of the State House last Wednesday, Rahimah Rahim, the mother of Usaamah Rahim, said her son was a good man who “cared about the people that were homeless, the people who didn’t have shelter, the people who didn’t have food, and he... Read more
The past few years have seen a wide range of elected positions, from Boston City Council to US Congress, filled by Black, Latinx, Asian, and female candidates. Yet, while our democracy has much to be proud of, all too often the majority of voters see... Read more
Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot this fall may look familiar. It’s a sequel to the “Right to Repair” measure that passed eight years ago. Because of that law, you can take your car to any shop — not just a dealer’s service center — and a mechanic... Read more
Alexis Steel is the new president of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, the facility on Jones Hill in Dorchester that works to help women and their families move out of poverty and homelessness. Steel, who joined the organization in 2018, has been... Read more
Florian Hall, the iconic multipurpose union hall and event space on Hallet Street, welcomed customers back to its restaurant last week for the first time since last March. The building is home to the Boston Firefighter’s Union Local 718 and serves as a... Read more
With a stakeholders agreement on safety measures in place, the Boston public schools will reopen for remote learning next Monday (Sept. 21) with the expectation that certain groups of students may be back in classrooms for in-person learning as early as... Read more
Pull out those long-johns. Double-up on the fuzzy socks. Outdoor dining season on public property has been extended through at least Dec. 1 in the city of Boston. That’s good news. The Walsh administration lifted restrictions on sidewalk patios— and... Read more
Alexis Trzcinski of Dorchester has been promoted to Director of the Animal Care and Control division of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. She has worked in the animal welfare field for over 24 years after beginning her career at the Animal... Read more
The MBTA has noticed a “modest increase” in ridership in recent weeks, though averages across the system still remain well below pre-pandemic averages, General Manager Steve Poftak said on Monday. Toward the end of August and in the beginning of... Read more
There are variations depending on the system— public, charter, private or parochial. But, all teachers in Boston schools are adapting to the shifting demands of covid-era instruction this month. At Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy’s Columbia campus,... Read more
At Cristo Rey Boston High School on Savin Hill Avenue, new and returning students were welcomed into classrooms for in person learning a month ago, on Aug. 17, the school’s usual start date. The private Catholic high school is currently operating within a... Read more
A section of Malibu beach that is heavily used by people to launch small boats and jet skis was blocked off from vehicular access with a concrete barrier by state officials on Sept. 11 and is closed "for the remainder of the year." The move came amid... Read more


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