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Mayor Walsh offered updates on the city’s Covid-19 response on Thursday, urging Bostonians to continue to get tested for the virus while the state-led effort to distribute vaccine shots begins to penetrate deeper into the city’s hardest-hit neighborhood.... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company is slated to reopen its tap room and dining area on Monday after being closed apart from takeout and delivery since January 1. The Tap Room will be open for both reservations and walk-ins, with a Capacity Counter keeping track... Read more
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) increased its programming capacity this month to 40 percent in time for last week’s February vacation and welcomed back its celebrated Marr-lin swim team for practice for the first time in nearly a year. “... Read more
Michelle White, the chef-owner of Next Step Soul Food Cafe on Washington Street in Codman Square, joined Community Servings’ “Learning Kitchen Live” series on Facebook live last Thursday afternoon to teach an online audience how to make one of her... Read more
Markese Daise, a Dorchester native and emerging leader in the real estate industry, has joined the board of City Kids, a nonprofit youth education support program created by City Realty Group. Daise will provide organizational leadership and a fresh... Read more
Representatives of the City Kids program visited Dorchester’s St. Brendan School to donate 10 new Chromebooks that will help students with remote learning and at school.  City Kids is a youth education nonprofit organization founded by City Realty Group... Read more
The owner of a Roslindale restaurant that specializes in a Cajun style of seafood wants to open an outlet at 1616 Dorchester Ave., near Melville Avenue. Shi Zhong Lin wants to take over the former Tri Seafood and re-open it as Shaking Seafood, which... Read more
Gov. Baker has agreed to testify before the Joint Committee on Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness on Thursday at the first oversight hearing of the new panel where lawmakers are planning to question the administration on its coronavirus vaccine program,... Read more
A proposal by a South Boston-based developer to build 24 housing units and ground-floor restaurant space split between two parcels at what is now Avenue Auto Wholesalers Inc. at 1121 Dorchester Ave. was aired last week during a virtual meeting hosted by... Read more
Substantial demolition efforts are ongoing at UMass Boston’s campus this week as part of a project that will see the university’s old Science Center and pool house make way for green space at the Columbia Point campus. The so-called “SDQD” project – short... Read more
“A People’s Guide to Greater Boston,” published last July, is a very readable book that details the history of all the neighborhoods of Boston and some surrounding communities.  It begins with a focus on how Native Americans were mistreated in the 17th... Read more
After about a full year of the coronavirus crisis, data have gradually revealed what many predicted would happen: People of color, as well as people who are medically or financially vulnerable, are experiencing more loss and fewer gains than white people... Read more
Doris Bunte, who died on Feb. 15 at age 87, was a wonderful woman, a magnificent mentor, and a prodigious politician. The word that describes her best is “Mother.” Doris was that, yes, and also a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. She was... Read more
On Tuesday, two more Covid-19 vaccination sites, open to all eligible Boston residents, came on line in Dorchester and Mattapan. The Russell Auditorium and Morningstar Baptist Church joined a network of other options for those 65 and older— or with other... Read more
As a kid growing up in Dorchester in the 1980s, Gloria Harrison’s life changed when her parents enrolled her in the METCO program in first grade. Suddenly, she found herself waking up before dawn to be bused to an elementary school in the Metro-west town... Read more
As Mayor Walsh prepares to leave City Hall for the labor secretary’s post in the Biden administration, Boston City Council President Kim Janey has turned to City Hall veteran Chris Osgood to help lead her team when she becomes acting mayor. In... Read more
Four new names have been added to the growing list of candidates who say they plan to seek the District 4 city council seat now held by City Councillor Andrea Campbell, who is running for mayor. The four hopefuls who emerged over the last week include... Read more
Four new names have been added to the growing list of candidates who say they plan to seek the District 4 city council seat now held by City Councillor Andrea Campbell, who is running for mayor. The four hopefuls who emerged over the last week include... Read more
A study that documented the poor record of city-issued contracts for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) has prompted a civil rights complaint and new pledges for improvement from Mayor Walsh, just days before his anticipated departure... Read more
The MBTA will reshape its commuter rail schedule this spring, sanding down the morning and evening peaks and reallocating trains to run on more even intervals over the course of the day, officials said on Monday. While announcing that the next round of... Read more

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