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Dorchester resident Julia de los Santos is yet another small business owner who has seen her business model transformed by COVID-19. After moving to Boston from the Dominican Republic at a young age, the fashion designer and tailor worked for years at... Read more
Sounds of music hail recoveries; numbers speak to stark reality It happens several times each day: The sound system inside Carney Hospital crackles to life with a classic RnB song. First comes the hum of Stevie Wonder’s harmonica. Then, the tender vocals... Read more
Amid budding optimism that the worst of the coronavirus surge may have crested, state and city leaders urged residents to remain vigilant this week and to brace for an extended period of restrictions on daily routines. On Tuesday, Gov. Baker amplified... Read more
Governor Charlie Baker on Monday signed a bill into law that will temporarily halt evictions and some foreclosure proceedings in the state during the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, H.4615, prohibits all non-essential residential and small... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court last week halved the number of voter signatures candidates need to qualify for a place on the ballot in the Sept. 1 primary election. The high court’s decision also gave those running for district or county offices an extra... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission’s ‘Health of Boston 2016-2017’ report, shows that black and brown communities in Boston are more likely to suffer higher rates of chronic illness such as asthma, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. The prevalence... Read more
Updated: Sun., April 26— Michael Mackan, the subject of the article below, is doing much better! Mike called into the Reporter offices today to update us on his progress: He came off the ventilator on Friday and is feeling stronger each day. He received... Read more
Flaming car at New England and Southern avenues
The Boston Fire Department reports a driver managed to escape without injury after he drove into a utility pole at New England and Southern avenues, bringing down a transformer and electric wires onto his car and a nearby fence, all of which then burst... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Anthony Mazza, who was convicted 47 years ago on charges he strangled a bank manager in a Bowdoin Street rooming house, after concluding his lawyer never got a police statement that might have... Read more
Massachusetts school buildings will remain closed to students for the rest of this school year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday, a dramatic step aimed at preventing a rebound in COVID-19 transmission once the state emerges from the worst of the... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said Monday afternoon that he's "not too confident that we'll have school this year." At a press conference outside city hall, Walsh said talks about whether to reopen schools are continuing in government. "I don't think there's... Read more
A range of workers previously ineligible for unemployment benefits can now seek state aid if they are unable to work because of the COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts on public life. The Baker administration announced Monday that a site making jobless aid... Read more
The ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients who need hospital care is not going to overwhelm the health care system in Massachusetts or hinder its ability to treat patients for other health issues, Gov. Charlie Baker declared Monday morning. For weeks, the... Read more
A free platform is available in Boston to enable older, at-risk individuals connect with volunteers who can help with doorstep deliveries of medications or food. Good Neighbors was announced Saturday morning by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Nesterly, who... Read more
On the heels of the two deadliest days so far in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said Sunday morning that "we're right in the middle of the surge now" and a top White House official highlighted the state as an area where the continued spread of COVID-19... Read more
COMMENTARY In a normal year, April 15 would mark the day our federal tax returns are due. This year, of course, is anything but “normal” and the deadline for filing has been extended three months. Still, Tax Day in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, is... Read more
Teri Trotman of Dorchester has worked intermittently at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) since 1994. As a member of the UNITE HERE Local 26 food service workers union, Trotman is a veteran of the industry, having logged countless hours... Read more
A ride-around survey shows about half doing so locally A clear picture is emerging on what it will take to allow our state and country to emerge from the shutdown of our economy and the self-quarantining of the vast majority of residents in states like... Read more
A long line of vehicles decorated with flags, balloons, and handmade signs streamed slowly past the Carney Hospital on Thursday, drivers sounding their horns to salute doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff who have been treating COVID-19 patients. The... Read more

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