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The MBTA has noticed a “modest increase” in ridership in recent weeks, though averages across the system still remain well below pre-pandemic averages, General Manager Steve Poftak said on Monday. Toward the end of August and in the beginning of... Read more
There are variations depending on the system— public, charter, private or parochial. But, all teachers in Boston schools are adapting to the shifting demands of covid-era instruction this month. At Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy’s Columbia campus,... Read more
At Cristo Rey Boston High School on Savin Hill Avenue, new and returning students were welcomed into classrooms for in person learning a month ago, on Aug. 17, the school’s usual start date. The private Catholic high school is currently operating within a... Read more
A section of Malibu beach that is heavily used by people to launch small boats and jet skis was blocked off from vehicular access with a concrete barrier by state officials on Sept. 11 and is closed "for the remainder of the year." The move came amid... Read more
More room, visibility in Treadmark space Ashmont residents and cycling enthusiasts may have noticed a familiar face in new digs in recent weeks with the neighborhood bike shop Ashmont Cycles moving into storefront space in the Treadmark building. On Aug... Read more
At-large Councillor Michelle Wu made it official on Tuesday: She is running for mayor of Boston next year. Her campaign released a multilingual video on Tuesday that never mentioned incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh by name, but in it she said she is running... Read more
While remote learning for Boston Public School students will begin on Monday, Sept. 21, select students may be back in classrooms for in-person learning as early as October. BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius led reporters on a tour of two BPS schools... Read more
With unemployment soaring, state lawmakers are considering ways to soften the blow from a major impending increase in the taxes employers pay toward the state’s unemployment system, a jump in costs that one business group described as a “pretty staggering... Read more
Midway through an answer about steps taken to relieve the financial burden restaurants face, Gov. Baker uttered two words relatable to virtually every resident of Massachusetts six months into the pandemic: “It stinks. It stinks,” Baker said at a press... Read more
Winston Vaughan of Dorchester will be running the Boston Marathon virtually on Saturday as part of the of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s team. Members of the clubs’ staff, family, and friends will be set along the route to safely and responsibly... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate plans to open to group reservations on Wednesdays at the beginning of October. The institute on Columbia Point in Dorchester announced its plans Wednesday, saying it will reopen in accordance... Read more
Rahimah Rahim, the mother of Usaamah Rahim, said her son was a good man and cared about other people. "He cared about the people that were homeless, the people who didn't have shelter, the people who didn't have food, and he reached in his pockets many... Read more
A New Hampshire contracting company will pay a $75,000 fine to Massachusetts after the Office of Campaign and Political Finance determined it illegally provided corporate funds to employees for donations to the campaigns of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and a... Read more
Seven members of the Dorchester Running Club (DRC) will hit the pavement this weekend to participate in the Boston Marathon, which for the first time in 124 years is being held virtually instead of in-person. An eighth runner, Dianna Maneksha of... Read more
Earlier this summer, Muhammad Seven and the Spring, a local band fronted by Dorchester resident and songwriter Nima Samimi, enlisted the vocal power of several Boston City Singers choir members to create a virtual Black Lives Matter-themed tribute, “In... Read more
Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner Willie Gross said on Tuesday that Boston city departments and other agencies convened ahead of the Labor Day holiday to plan violence prevention and response efforts. Walsh said some sort of violence “is not unusual for... Read more
Nine current and former Boston police officers were arrested and charged by federal prosecutors last Wednesday (Sept. 2) for allegedly engaging in a years-long scheme to defraud the department of overtime pay. US Attorney Andrew Lelling announced the... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation’s Team MR8 will field its last squad for the BAA Boston Marathon this week through next Monday, but with a distinctive twist: The run will be done virtually. The 2020 BAA race was set to be the final time that Team MR8 would... Read more
Warning that a decade of federal funding is on the line, Secretary of State William Galvin alerted Massachusetts residents who have not responded to the 2020 US Census that mail is once again headed their way. The Census Bureau will send a second round of... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and family members of fallen Boston police officers joined Commissioner William Gross Tuesday at BPD headquarters for the unveiling of a new memorial dedicated to BPD officers who have died by suicide. The memorial wall, funded and... Read more


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