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
Transportation advocates last week pointed to a newly released report on regional rail improvements as a roadmap to transforming the Fairmount Line into an electrified rail line with far-more-frequent and accessible service to the city neighborhoods it... Read more
Expanded rental assistance, rapid rehousing efforts, and streamlined application processes are cornerstones of a $171 million plan announced Monday by the Baker administration to keep tenants in their homes and support landlords after the state’s eviction... Read more
The head of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) visited Boston last week to meet with some of the people who received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which pumped more than $14 billion into 110,000 businesses in the city of Boston... Read more
More than 1,900 new people were confirmed to have COVID-19 over the three-day weekend as single-day positivity rates remained above 3 percent, continuing a trend that began in late September. The Department of Public Health reported 587 new cases of the... Read more
For some, the coronavirus was supposed to fade before winter came around again. Or was it? The reality is that no one knew what to expect, so Dorchester restaurant and bar owners made accommodations for the virus as best they could with the little... Read more
Mayor Martin J. Walsh got a flu shot at City Hall last week as his administration urged all Bostonians to get vaccinated “as soon as possible” before the flu season begins in earnest. “By getting vaccinated, you will help us slow the spread of the flu and... Read more
Friday brought another 734 new cases of COVID-19 and word from the Department of Public Health of 12 recent COVID-19 deaths, raising the state's total caseload to 135,011 people and the virus' death toll here to 9,577 individuals. DPH said Friday that 4.... Read more


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