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With much of normal life on hold while the world fights a pandemic, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday night addressed the anxiety and fear Boston residents and others across Massachusetts are feeling. The mayor's prime-time address came at the end of a... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh plans to hold a 7:30 p.m. televised address Tuesday to provide updates on the city's response to the spread of COVID-19. Schools closed across Boston on Tuesday and all schools in Massachusetts are at the beginning of a three-... Read more
While there remain many when, where, how, and why questions about COVID-19 as it spreads across the country, there is one sector of society that experiences no relief day to day no matter the crisis at hand: The nation’s funeral directors whose main... Read more
(Updated, Thurs., March 19, 8:35 p.m.)- Outpatient testing for COVID-19 will begin on Fri., March 20 at Carney Hospital. It will be conducted Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Patients must have a prescription from the doctor to be tested," according to... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said 33 Bostonians have tested positive for COVID-19 at a press conference this afternoon in which he also announced the suspension of all activity at construction sites— except for security measures— and the closure of Boston... Read more
MBTA subways, buses and commuter rail trains will operate on reduced schedules while ferries will be taken offline completely in an effort to enforce social distancing and meet reduced demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. Starting Tuesday, the four core... Read more
Tent is not meant for 'walk-in' testing, says spokesman A tent that has been erected outside of Carney Hospital's emergency department today is for future outpatient lab screenings associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Nicholas Puleo, a spokesman for... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting Danilo Soto, 26, of Brighton on a charges he repeatedly stabbed another man on Adams Street near Ronan Park around 6 a.m. on March 7. On Feb. 7, a federal judge released Soto on $10,000 bond and under the... Read more
In the most dramatic escalation yet of the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday announced that all Massachusetts public schools must soon close for three weeks, most events with 25 or more people are now banned, and... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh declared a "public health emergency" in Boston on Sunday afternoon, citing the need to speedily deploy more resources to combat the CONVID-19 virus outbreak. Walsh also urged people to "avoid crowds of any kind" and issued new orders to... Read more
(Updated on Tues., March 17, 2:55 p.m.)— One of the most iconic lines in movie history is from “Jaws,” where Brody, played by Roy Scheider, sees the shark for the first time, and realizes it’s way bigger and more dangerous than anticipated. The shark... Read more
There's no parade through South Boston on Sunday and there will be no bar hopping through the neighborhood either. After photos of long lines and crowds outside bars in South Boston drew scorn and condemnation Saturday, the city closed bars early... Read more
Saying there are no signs that the coronavirus spread is slowing down and predicting it could become more aggressive, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh holds a 7 p.m. press conference Friday at Boston City Hall to announce city schools are closing effective... Read more
Massachusetts is standing up a command center in Boston and easing restrictions to accelerate coronavirus testing, officials announced Saturday, marking the latest steps in the evolving fight against the outbreak. Health and Human Services Secretary... Read more
The leader who oversees several Dorchester health centers has a message for patients today: Call ahead, don't just show up. Chuck Jones is the President and CEO of Harbor Health Services, the umbrella organization that includes Neponset's Daniel Driscoll... Read more
Children 12-and-under can come to Carney for medical care, but cannot visit hospitalized patients Dorchester's only hospital is continuing to see regular appointments and elective procedures today as it braces for the "likelihood that patients with... Read more
UPDATE: On Fri., March 13, Cardinal Seán O'Malley issued a new advisory cancelling all Masses this weekend and "until further notice." The Cardinal has issued a "dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass" to all Catholics. Cardinal Seán O'Malley on... Read more
As editor/publisher, I want to share a few thoughts on our plans at the Dorchester Reporter (@DotNews) for covering our communities during this COVID-19 emergency. Yes, COVID-19 is the BIG story and it likely will be for a while. Our team of reporters... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will work with John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Massachusetts Archives & Commonwealth Museum to encourage students to visit Columbia Point to learn about the 2020... Read more
District 4 City Councillor Andrea Campbell this week slammed the Boston Police Department and Mayor Walsh for what she termed a “failure” to provide data on Field Interrogation and Observation (FOI) data from 2017 to 2020.  On Monday, Campbell filed a... Read more

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