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On Dorchester Avenue, one staple food spot is back to its take-out roots, for now, after just making the move to add more seating. Jennifer Nguyen, owner of the Vietnamese restaurant Bánh Mì Ba Le, said “we are taking it day by day.” More coverage of... Read more
Massachusetts has a goal of conducting a minimum of 3,500 coronavirus tests each day, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday, and is on track to get to that level through "an enormous increase" in testing capacity by early next week. Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn... Read more
As editor and publisher, I want to share with you a few thoughts on our plans at the Dorchester Reporter for covering our communities during this COVID-19 emergency. Yes, COVID-19 is the big story and it likely will be so for a quite a while. Our team of... Read more
Carney Hospital is tightening up security and banning most visitors as it transitions into a speciality care center for COVID-19 patients. In a statement issued this morning, a Carney spokesman said: "As of March 18th, Carney Hospital will not allow... Read more
Prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) has postponed all Article 80 “large project” review meetings until further notice. The agency issued the following statement last Friday: “Following guidance issued... Read more
We’ve finally turned the clock ahead, which means that the days are getting longer and spring weather is just around the corner. In the season of new beginnings, many of us take this opportunity to complete our annual deep-cleaning ritual. This is the... Read more
It's not the first time there's been a big tent set up outside the Codman Square Health Center on Washington Street. But, in the past the tent has been set up to house one of Dorchester's biggest parties of the year: the Men of Boston Cook for Women's... Read more
In a press release issued this afternoon, the JFK Library and Museum announced that two Library employees who were potentially exposed to coronavirus have no symptoms of the illness after completing a 14-day self-quarantine period that ended today. The... Read more
One of Dorchester’s key health centers is bracing for disruption and testing for the COVID-19 virus this week. Michelle Nadow, CEO of DotHouse Health on Dorchester Avenue, told the Reporter on Tuesday that the facility will continue to see patients and... Read more
New COVID-19 restrictions limiting restaurants to take-out and delivery service went into effect on Tuesday, leaving establishments across Dorchester scrambling to put contingency plans in place in hopes of staying afloat during what will be an... Read more
It is now clear that we are at war with the coronavirus. While the people of our state need a range of help and assistance, one action we need to take is clear to me: we need a massive wartime manufacturing mobilization for coronavirus testing kits and... Read more
Courts in Massachusetts courts will be closed to the public from March 18 until at least April 6, except to conduct emergency hearings that cannot be resolved through a videoconference or telephone hearing, according to a standing order issued Tuesday by... Read more
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

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