After touting a seven-day average positive test rate of 0.9 percent over the weekend, which was an all-time low, the Department of Public Health’s daily COVID-19 data report on Monday revised the figure upwards to one percent. The DPH said the positive... Read more
Inside the rooms of an unassuming three-decker in Uphams Corner, copper rules. The gleaming metal is everywhere — in the form of pots, pans, light fixtures, model vehicles, decorative hardware, and artwork. On one wall is a visage of President Barack... Read more
We have not wasted much ink in this space detailing the day-to-day outrages, depravities, and lies of the Trump administration over the last 44 months. Such an exercise would leave precious little room for the steady diet of local coverage to which our... Read more
Several civic associations and neighborhood groups in Dorchester and Mattapan have plans to meet virtually this month. The groups that have scheduled general membership meetings online via Zoom include: Codman Square Neighborhood Council on Wed., Sept.  2... Read more
Sen. Edward Markey beat back an insurgent challenge from Congressman Joseph Kennedy III on Tuesday in decisive fashion, surpassing Kennedy by a margin of 59-40 percent in Boston, according to unofficial results posted by the city’s Election department.... Read more
A group of nine former and current Boston Police Officers on Wednesday morning were arrested by FBI agents and charged for allegedly committing over $200,000 in overtime fraud at the Boston Police Department’s evidence warehouse. The Massachusetts U.S.... Read more
Brandy Fluker Oakley, an attorney and education advocate from Mattapan, won a four-person contest for the 12th Suffolk House seat in Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Milton in Tuesday’s primary election. According to unofficial results from both Boston... Read more
Most of the Massachusetts citizens expected to participate in Tuesday's state primary contests have already cast their ballots, and despite added burdens on local clerks from an atypical influx of mail-in votes, the outcomes should still be known by... Read more
A majority of the people planning to participate in Tuesday's primary election have already voted, though a few hundred thousand are still expected to cast their ballots in person, Secretary of State William Galvin said Monday. Galvin said that he expects... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the Sept. 1 deadline for local election officials to receive mail-in primary election ballots. The court ruled Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Fourth Congressional District candidate Becky Grossman, who sought a 10-... Read more
The seven-day average of the COVID-19 positive test rate in Boston was 2.3 percent as of the week that ended Aug. 22, Mayor Martin Walsh said on Wednesday, down from 2.7 percent the previous week as Boston continues to see increases in testing. Walsh... Read more
Mary Lorraine Maneikis passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2020. Daughter of the late Joseph Clougherty and Helen (Quinn) Clougherty. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Maneikis. Loving mother of Frances and her late husband James (Jocko)... Read more
A crowd numbering about 75 gathered in the courtyard of the 207-unit Morton Village Apartments in Mattapan last Saturday to protest the likelihood of rent hikes and displacements in the near future. The rally came just weeks after Avanath Capital... Read more
As students prepare to go back to school in many districts across Massachusetts, the state is preparing for the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks on campuses. Gov. Baker said last Thursday that his administration plans to roll out a rapid response testing... Read more
A new “community learning garden” at Codman Square Health Center has sprouted this summer in the shared backyard between the health center and Codman Academy, creating a green, outdoor classroom as well as a space for hands-on learning about agriculture,... Read more
A man was shot to death last night on Adams Street, about one block from the local Boston Police station that serves as the headquarters for Area C-11. The man was found suffering from "apparent gunshot wounds" by police called to the scene around 10:43... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and his Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission, announced last week that the city is seeking an artist or artist team to create a permanent public artwork for the new Adams Street branch of the... Read more
At-Large City Councillor Michelle Wu last week released a city-level “Green New Deal and Just Recovery” plan, calling for Boston to take a leadership role in championing environmental justice. The 49-page report outlines 15 policies that Wu says... Read more
Do you need to learn English or improve your English-speaking skills so that you can find a new job, move up in your career, help your children with school assignments and meet other challenges of life? Beginning September 21, ABCD will offer free,... Read more
Felix Arroyo, who once served as Mayor Walsh’s chief of health and human services, is now suing Walsh and the city for his termination in 2017 over sexual-harassment allegations that he says are completely false. In a lawsuit filed last Friday in Suffolk... Read more


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