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Members of the Steward Health Choice MassHealth accountable care organization plan will now be able to get free care from doulas during pregnancy and childbirth. A doula, according to Steward, is a trained, non-clinical professional who provides... Read more
This month will offer a fitting commemoration of a tragic chapter in the annals of the Boston Irish. A blessing and dedication for the Great Hunger Memorial will be held on Deer Island on the 25th “in memory of the Irish souls who, in hope of avoiding... Read more
Two arts showcases will take place this Saturday at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. The first, Inner City Circle’s “An Intergenerational Show of Boston-based Artists,” will feature the work of 16 visual artists from Dorchester, Roxbury, and elsewhere... Read more
The Massachusetts State Senate is assembling its annual budget this week, considering more than 1,110 amendments to the $42.7 billion bill that made it through the upper chamber this month. Among the local amendments on the table are some that are... Read more
Several amendments filed to the state Senate budget seek to bring the Fairmount Line closer to a subway standard of service, complementing a set of House and Senate bills that would establish a two-year pilot program for the line. State Sen. Nick Collins... Read more
This story first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM on May 21. As part of an ongoing facilities overhaul, interim superintendent Laura Perille proposed a host of changes to Boston Public Schools last Tuesday. Under the changes, two schools — the McCormack Middle... Read more
(This article was updated on Thurs., May 23)— In a letter issued on Tuesday, UMass President Martin Meehan told the UMass Boston community that a new search committee will form to seek a permanent chancellor for the Dorchester campus. The campus is... Read more
The MBTA was forced to run shuttle buses in place of Red Line trains during the height of this morning's commute after a derailment in the Ashmont yard. Work crews labored to correct the problem, but in the interim the morning commute in Dorchester was... Read more
Ed Forry and Bill Forry are the featured speakers at the Dorchester Historical Society’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The father/son duo, Associate Publisher and Publisher/Editor, respectively, of the Dorchester Reporter, will tell the... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh, fresh off a trip to the nation’s capital with Gov. Charlie Baker, had infrastructure and climate resilience on his mind as he addressed the Dorchester Board of Trade on Friday afternoon. The mayor’s annual speech before the board of... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh announced yesterday another expansion of Bluebikes, the city’s bike share system, with new funds that will open an additional 50 stations and add 540 more bikes across Boston and surrounding communities in 2019. According to a press... Read more
Four months after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh teased a “road trip” to Washington with the governor, he and Charlie Baker headed to DC this week to pressure Congress and the Trump administration to invest in housing, transportation, and the environment. The... Read more
Brig. Gen. John J. Driscoll, commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, will be the featured speaker at Dorchester’s observation of Memorial Day on Mon., May 27. The events begin with a procession of veterans and musical units from the John P.... Read more
After a decades-long search, the Josiah Quincy Upper School seems to have finally found a permanent site in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. In an op-ed in Sampan, Boston’s bilingual Chinese-English newspaper, Mayor Marty Walsh announced last week that... Read more
Franklin Park will host its annual Bike and Kite Festival this Saturday (May 18) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Boston tradition, which has grown to attract crowds of more than 1,000 people to the Playstead Field where... Read more
Outkast Electrical Contractors, a 35-employee, Dorchester-based company, has joined IBEW Local 103. The partnership brings a well-respected, minority-owned business into the Dorchester-based union. Founded and operated by cousins Paul Gray, president,... Read more
About 70 people gathered at a Mattapan public meeting on Monday to get an overview of a now-imminent public works project aimed at improving safety and flow at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Morton Street and Gallivan Boulevard. Construction... Read more
The cost to replace all outdated equipment and infrastructure across the MBTA system with modern alternatives is about $2.8 billion more than the previous state-of-good-repair price estimate, officials said this week. In 2015, the cost of addressing the... Read more
As Boston Police districts in Dorchester and South Boston begin training with new body cameras, efforts to address spikes in violence and the resulting long-term trauma are ongoing at the city and local level. City Council President Andrea Campbell is... Read more
An online lottery system will replace the current “first-come, first-served” enrollment protocol for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program. The plan, which was approved on April 30 by the state’s Education Department, will... Read more

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