To protect the health of people while they shop during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday morning issued an executive order allowing plastic bag use in the city for retailers that qualify as essential businesses under a Gov.... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today announced a litany of new resources available to small businesses in Boston impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus). The resources, which include tools, surveys, and support services for restaurants and small businesses, have been... Read more
With school closings changing the way students are learning across the nation, the leader of Dorchester’s St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, which operates three campuses in Lower Mills, Neponset, and Columbia Road, says she is confident that virtual... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is planning a media availability, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. outside of City Hall and live-streamed on the city's website. Gov. Charlie Baker plans to deliver his daily update on the coronavirus at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, again from... Read more
The Dorchester utility service company Feeney Brothers has donated a large supply of N95 masks and protective supplies to several medical facilities around the city of Boston as word comes that hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities... Read more
SILICON VALLEY, CA – At a time when each of us is impacted by COVID-19, we are not thinking about all of us. Instead, whether or not we realize it, we are having a debate about who is, and what it means to be, American. As some of you know, I decamped to... Read more
The waves roll in on Thomas Beach in Uluwatu, near the southern tip of Bali. My wife is sitting on a deck chair on the patio of our remote AirBnB, which hangs over a cliff that overlooks the idyllic swimming and surfing spot. Her parents are in chairs on... Read more
Most of us are finally starting to embrace the new abnormal. That’s one takeaway from a newly published poll tracking the behavior of Massachusetts residents. The survey, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and conducted by The MassINC... Read more
It’s long been a staple of political campaigns in the city of Boston: Volunteers going door-to-door with literature promoting candidates and seeking votes. On Saturday, the Walsh administration led a re-boot of the old-school “lit-drop” to get out vital... Read more
Sean Simmons became Dorchester’s newest eagle scout last Saturday, March 14 after receiving an eagle medal and certificate during a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association Hall on... Read more
As the Dorchester neighborhood entered Week 2 of operating under coronavirus-era restrictions, the inevitable fallout from the state and city’s responses to the crisis continued to ripple through its small business community. On Monday morning, Gov.... Read more
Baker orders ‘non-essential’ businesses to shut their doors for the next two weeks Amid mixed messages from Washington about the likely duration of the COVID-19 emergency – with the president himself suggesting an end to disruption within two weeks –... Read more
Gaby Araica, a 10-year-old 4th grader at St. Brendan’s School, has single-handedly sewn 24 masks and counting for healthcare professionals in need of personal protection equipment. Gaby’s sewing teacher at In Stitches in Quincy posted a tutorial with... Read more
At-large City Councillor Michael Flaherty of South Boston sees his most important role during the ongoing health emergency as connecting worried constituents to vital, accurate information resources. “With new details and orders from the governor and the... Read more
Hours after the Department of Public Health issued a new advisory urging Massachusetts residents to stay home whenever possible, MBTA officials stressed that commuters should only travel by train and bus for essential trips. The T said customers should "... Read more
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester announced today that they are making the organization's programming available online through BGCD's Facebook page and Youtube channel. BGCD is currently closed in accordance with recommendations from the Center for... Read more
A second Bostonian has died from illness related to the COVID-19 virus, according to Mayor Martin Walsh, who spoke to reporters outside City Hall on Monday afternoon. "With each tragic loss, it's a reminder of how dangerous this situation is that we're... Read more
Joining states like California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday ordered all non-essential businesses to close their physical operations to workers and customers beginning Tuesday at noon, taking a step he has resisted... Read more
Older patients may be more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus-caused COVID-19 illness if they contract it, but Massachusetts public health officials have not detected higher rates of infections among them. On Sunday, the state began publishing... Read more
A letter from future times to a 2020 newborn Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way people worship, forcing many religious gatherings and observations to online platforms. This past Sunday, in lieu of its normal worship service,... Read more


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