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A range of workers previously ineligible for unemployment benefits can now seek state aid if they are unable to work because of the COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts on public life. The Baker administration announced Monday that a site making jobless aid... Read more
The ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients who need hospital care is not going to overwhelm the health care system in Massachusetts or hinder its ability to treat patients for other health issues, Gov. Charlie Baker declared Monday morning. For weeks, the... Read more
A free platform is available in Boston to enable older, at-risk individuals connect with volunteers who can help with doorstep deliveries of medications or food. Good Neighbors was announced Saturday morning by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Nesterly, who... Read more
On the heels of the two deadliest days so far in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said Sunday morning that "we're right in the middle of the surge now" and a top White House official highlighted the state as an area where the continued spread of COVID-19... Read more
COMMENTARY In a normal year, April 15 would mark the day our federal tax returns are due. This year, of course, is anything but “normal” and the deadline for filing has been extended three months. Still, Tax Day in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, is... Read more
Teri Trotman of Dorchester has worked intermittently at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) since 1994. As a member of the UNITE HERE Local 26 food service workers union, Trotman is a veteran of the industry, having logged countless hours... Read more
A ride-around survey shows about half doing so locally A clear picture is emerging on what it will take to allow our state and country to emerge from the shutdown of our economy and the self-quarantining of the vast majority of residents in states like... Read more
A long line of vehicles decorated with flags, balloons, and handmade signs streamed slowly past the Carney Hospital on Thursday, drivers sounding their horns to salute doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff who have been treating COVID-19 patients. The... Read more
Codman Square Health Center on Washington Street in Dorchester will expand its testing capacity starting this weekend thanks to funding and logistical support from the city of Boston. Sandra Cotterell, the CEO of the health center, said that support from... Read more
UMass Boston alumnus Jack Carvalho, who grew up in Cambridge and Somerville and is a managing director at Morgan Stanley, has made the largest gift ever for emergency student aid at the UMass Boston campus. A 1992 graduate who lives with his family in... Read more
State Officials Response to COVID-19 Editor's Note: Members of the State House delegation that represents Dorchester and Mattapan co-authored the following column that was published as content sponsored by Sen. Nick Collins, who will update his... Read more
Another 5.2 million Americans and 103,000 Massachusetts residents filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week, the fourth straight week of surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both the national and state figures declined from each of... Read more
Her regular visits to the Massachusetts State House have been replaced in recent weeks by texts, phone calls, and Zoom meetings with political and healthcare leaders, but Dorchester’s Kate Audette is still advocating for patients and staff as Dana-Farber’... Read more
A 17 year-old teenage girl was shot and killed on Topliff Street near Speedwell Street in Dorchester on Wednesday afternoon (April 15) in a brazen, broad daylight attack. The victim— who has since been named as Alissa King— was pronounced dead at the... Read more
On the seventh anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh urged city residents on Wednesday to "stand together by standing apart," describing Boston as being at just the start of the surge in COVID-19 infections and asking people... Read more
As I reflect on my nearly eight years as president of the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL), I keep coming back to something that is vital for any nonprofit organization – the power of volunteering. This is usually one of my favorite times of the year... Read more
Dorchester’s Elizabeth Rouse has been painting storefront windows at businesses in and around Boston for more than a decade. It’s a hobby that began one year when a family friend commissioned her to post St. Patrick’s Day decorations – nothing crazy, just... Read more
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted what is normally the busiest season of the year for realtors everywhere. In Dorchester as elsewhere, agents and brokers are adjusting by using online platforms that allow them to continue to “show” properties for... Read more

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