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- The Massachusetts Health Council has started a campaign to help employers and communities by bringing food to the indispensable staff at community health centers, long term care facilities and YMCA childcare centers. So far in Dorchester, the MHC has... Read more
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch's path to re-election just got a little clearer with the South Boston Democrat's primary challenger Brianna Wu announcing Tuesday that she would discontinue her campaign for Congress. Lynch, who is seeking his 10th full term in the... Read more
In a first, the Lower Mills Civic Association convened its monthly meeting on Tuesday in a virtual format via Zoom, with dozens of community leaders, elected officials, and residents chiming in through phone or video chat. Mayor Martin Walsh was a... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company will host a virtual piano sing-along for charity featuring Klipper Music, who will perform a live-streamed set from DBCo's Hopservatory this Saturday, May 2 from 5-6 p.m. Pianist Austin Klipp will be playing some of his favorite... Read more
At the start of an eighth week living under a state of emergency, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday the data might be starting to show that the coronavirus's spread has "plateaued" as he committed an additional $130 million to support efforts to fight COVID-... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Springfield man after he began "actively shooting at a person," but without success, at Gladeside Avenue and Cragmere Terrace in Mattapan shortly before 4 p.m.on Sunday. According to police: "On arrival,... Read more
Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital said Sunday they've begun recruiting 1,000 people in the 02121 and 02125 Zip codes - and in East Boston and Roslindale - for antibody testing that might help show just how widespread the coronavirus is in those... Read more
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of a Dorchester drug dealer with two years left on his sentence, because of the potential risks he faces as an older man with both high blood pressure and diabetes in a crammed Brooklyn prison. But another... Read more
In the days, weeks, and months since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless music performances, art exhibitions, and cultural conferences have been cancelled. And that is precisely the reason why organizers of this year’s Arts Equity Summit... Read more
City Realty, a real estate development company last week donated laptops to the Cape Verdean Association of Boston, which delivered the computers to Dorchester youth who need the materials for at-home learning during the covid-19 pandemic. Stephen Whalen... Read more
Patricia (Pat) Eleanor O'Neill, formerly McGrath, of Dorchester, passed away on Wed., April 22 in the comfort of her sons. O’Neill, 80, was the longtime leader of the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association. She had battled illness in recent months. Her... Read more
Hours after Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned against drawing conclusions from a five-day drop in new confirmed COVID-19 cases, that streak came to an end with the Department of Public Health's report of 1,745 new cases Wednesday, up from 1,556 on Tuesday. The... Read more
Donations continue to roll in for Carney Hospital staff. • Papa Gino’s delivered lunch to Carney Hospital last Thursday as a continuation of its “Every Day Heroes” program, an initiative through which the regional pizza chain and D’Angelo sandwich shops--... Read more
Those who read through last Sunday’s Boston Globe print edition probably took notice of what surely was a record, and by a vast margin, in the paper’s nearly 150 years of publishing: 22 pages in a row dedicated to 245 death notices, and 179 photos of... Read more
Dorchester resident Julia de los Santos is yet another small business owner who has seen her business model transformed by COVID-19. After moving to Boston from the Dominican Republic at a young age, the fashion designer and tailor worked for years at... Read more
Sounds of music hail recoveries; numbers speak to stark reality It happens several times each day: The sound system inside Carney Hospital crackles to life with a classic RnB song. First comes the hum of Stevie Wonder’s harmonica. Then, the tender vocals... Read more
Amid budding optimism that the worst of the coronavirus surge may have crested, state and city leaders urged residents to remain vigilant this week and to brace for an extended period of restrictions on daily routines. On Tuesday, Gov. Baker amplified... Read more
Governor Charlie Baker on Monday signed a bill into law that will temporarily halt evictions and some foreclosure proceedings in the state during the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, H.4615, prohibits all non-essential residential and small... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court last week halved the number of voter signatures candidates need to qualify for a place on the ballot in the Sept. 1 primary election. The high court’s decision also gave those running for district or county offices an extra... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission’s ‘Health of Boston 2016-2017’ report, shows that black and brown communities in Boston are more likely to suffer higher rates of chronic illness such as asthma, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. The prevalence... Read more

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