For one day at least, the city of Boston did not report any new COVID-19 deaths. "A day with no deaths to report is certainly a good day," Mayor Martin Walsh said at his daily presser. "But we still have work to do. If we want to see that every day, we... Read more
Gaby Araica, the 10-year-old girl who has received national attention for her making of masks for frontline workers, is still busy on her mission, with some help from her mom, Tracy. “She is still making masks and has recruited me to help,” Tracy Araica... Read more
50,000 calls in 7 weeks In the wake of last week’s executive order from Gov. Baker mandating the use of face masks in public, mask-making efforts have expanded across the commonwealth. The Boston Area Mask Initiative, a grassroots movement founded in... Read more
Cedar Grove Cemetery greenhouse opened for sales on Sunday The greenhouse at Cedar Grove Cemetery opened Sunday afternoon, just in time for Mother’s Day. The greenhouse— which sells plants and flowers— will remain open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m. The... Read more
Dorchester Running Club is planning a three-day “Social Distanced Loop Run” over Memorial Day weekend — with an extra emphasis on boosting business in Adams Village. The event will begin on Sat., May 23 at 6 a.m. and end Monday, May 25 at 9 p.m. The three... Read more
Maria Colon, a registered nurse and Mattapan resident, is working on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 at the Brockton campus of the VA Boston. Colon, who has worked at the VA in Jamaica Plain as an implant coordinator most recently,... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh told Dorchester civic leaders on Monday evening that re-opening businesses and other activities “too quickly” would be a “big mistake,” even as statistics show a slight reduction in positive test cases citywide. The mayor participated... Read more
Two women and two men, all Democrats, have been certified to appear on the ballot in the Sept. 1 primary election to choose a successor for state Rep. Dan Cullinane in the 12th Suffolk District. The candidates who turned in the required number of voter... Read more
The Boston Police Department has identified a body found off Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park on Saturday as that of Alenny Matos, 38, of Dorchester. Matos had been missing since 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, when she was last seen leaving... Read more
COVID-19 testing is now available at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center for current and new Harbor Health patients by appointment on weekdays, 8:30 a.m.- 5: p.m. Tests are conducted in a tent located outside the health center at 398 Neponset Ave.... Read more
Healthcare professionals from Brigham and Women’s Hospital will open a COVID-19 testing site today at the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester. The facility will be open for testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will continue testing daily... Read more
Reopening swaths of public life in Massachusetts will play out across four distinct phases and involve new widespread and mandatory safety regulations for all businesses. The approach, announced by the Baker administration on Monday, could launch as as... Read more
A group of nearly 60 Massachusetts Legislators this week urged Gov. Charlie Baker to activate the Massachusetts National Guard for mobile COVID-19 testing in public housing, low-income communities, and senior housing facilities. State Senators Nick... Read more
John O. Scannell, a longtime Dorchester resident and World War II veteran who was a key figure in ceremonies to honor his fellow servicemen and women and his adopted neighborhood, died on Wed., May 6 at age 93. The former grand marshal of the Dorchester... Read more
Last week Governor Charlie Baker set an order in place that would make face coverings or masks mandatory in public. This follows a series of recommendations from public health officials and experts, including Dorchester’s Bill Walczak, about the impact... Read more
A new artist relief initiative intended to help artists of color living along the Fairmount Cultural Corridor (FCC) in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park is now accepting applications for grants. The initiative will disburse grants of $1,000 to... Read more
On Tuesday, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture announced a call to artists for the 2020 Transformative Public Art Program. In the past, the program has been used as a way to enlist Boston artists to create murals and live... Read more
Editor's note: Golf courses in Massachusetts— including the two city of Boston municipal courses in Dorchester and Hyde Park— will re-open after a decision by Gov. Baker. According to city officials, the William J. Devine Golf Course and the George... Read more
Like other high school seniors across the commonwealth, members of the 2020 graduating class at Boston Arts Academy in Fields Corner are missing out on their prom, senior class trips, senior recitals, and an in-person graduation ceremony experience due to... Read more
When it comes to talk about the city’s neighborhoods, Cara Gillis, who lives with her family on Hinckley Street, will allow for no comparison to Dorchester as “the best” in any ranking. As backup for that assertion, she related the following story to the... Read more


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