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COMMENTARY/COVID-19: House Ways and Means chairman weighs issues The Massachusetts economy went into free fall a month ago. As a result, tax revenues for the final quarter of FY20 (April-June) will likely be $500-$750 million below budget. In addition,... Read more
Seven local news outlets in Massachusetts— including the Reporter— have been selected as recipients of a $5,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP). The new funding initiative is meant to aid newsrooms covering the COVID-19 crisis on a local... Read more
In Boston— as of Monday— there have been 4,086 known confirmed cases of COVID-19, 69 deaths, and 489 recoveries. Another 88 COVID-19 deaths were reported statewide on Monday, bringing the total to 844 deaths attributed to the respiratory disease in... Read more
The state reported another 2,615 cases of coronavirus on Easter Sunday as the death toll from the disease climbed to 756 and families across Massachusetts did their best to celebrate a major religious and cultural holiday remotely. Seventy new deaths were... Read more
Stephanie Everett, a Mattapan-based attorney, has officially entered the contest to replace Rep. Daniel Cullinane in the 12th Suffolk House district. Everett sought the 12th Suffolk seat in 2013, a special election race won by Cullinane, who announced in... Read more
Boston Public Health Commission figures released on Friday show the South End now has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection among city neighborhoods - its 282 confirmed cases as of Thursday give it a rate of 78.9 cases per 10,000 people, compared to a... Read more
Following is the homily that Rev. Jack Ahern, pastor of St. Gregory’s Parish, has written for Holy Week and Easter: “Over the past few weeks many images of hope and healing have flooded Facebook, You Tube and the varying news services. One of the more... Read more
With spring officially here, according to the calendar at least, florists and garden centers across the country would ordinarily be gearing up for their busy season. But with the advent of the global pandemic and the safety restrictions that are... Read more
Since in-person classroom lessons began to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic weeks ago, educators across the country from preschool through the university level have turned to the internet as a new medium for instruction. Savin Hill resident Emily... Read more
District 5 City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo, representing Hyde Park and parts of Mattapan and Roslindale, this week filed a hearing to discuss health inequities and how ventilators and ICU beds would be assigned in the event of a shortage during the COVID-9... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate on Mon., April 13 from 1- 1:45 p.m. will host a virtual session, called “Getting to the Point” with Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA-01.) The Congressman, who also chairs the Ways and Means Committee,... Read more
Massachusetts headed into the weekend following a Friday afternoon report from the Department of Public Health that nearly 21,000 residents have confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 599 people have died from the respiratory disease. More than 102,000 people in... Read more
A total of 503 Massachusetts residents have now died as a result of contracting COVID-19 after the death toll grew by 70 since April 8, the Department of Public Health announced Thursday. For the first time since the outbreak began, the daily increase in... Read more
Editor's Note: Today— April 10— is Mayor Walsh's 53rd birthday. In his honor, please consider a gift to the Boston Resiliency Fund. 
The coronavirus is unlike anything we’ve experienced in living memory, and it’s testing our city in a way that it’s never... Read more
With some campaigns turning to the courts for help as Beacon Hill drags its feet in weighing whether to relax ballot access rules, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he would be open to reducing signature requirements to qualify for the ballot, particularly... Read more
The leader of one of Dorchester's front-line health centers said today that recent federal funds promised to community health centers — while "helpful" — is not going to relieve the massive financial and supply-chain burden that has put her facility and... Read more
New unemployment claims remained at near-historic levels this week in Massachusetts and nationwide, and the Federal Reserve on Thursday morning took sweeping action to direct $2.3 billion in relief loans to help businesses and state and local governments... Read more
The Louis D. Brown Institute for Peace announced today it will hold a Mother’s Day Virtual Walk-a-thon for Peace in place of its annual Walk for Peace event on May 10. The Fields Corner-based educational and healing center is a crucial asset for families... Read more
Dorchester’s music artists are among the countless people left grasping for straws in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many facing months of cancelled gigs and lost income. But a pair of private and public initiatives aimed at providing artist... Read more
Atlascope, a new, interactive map tool created by staff at the Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library, offers historians and history buffs an easy way to examine historic Boston through a lens that allows for detailed scrutiny.... Read more

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