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The pace of change in immigration policy over the last three years can feel staggering, even for those of us tasked with reporting and understanding those changes. So, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the most pressing topics we’ll be watching in... Read more
Boston’s economy during the 2010s was characterized by steady growth but also persistent challenges. Using publicly available data, staff at Boston Indicators, the research center at the Boston Foundation, picked several key Boston-area economic trends ... Read more
The city of Boston is now taking applications from experienced artists for a fourth round of residency awards, which foster alternative approaches as a way to make stronger connections between people and the programs and initiatives offered by government... Read more
Painters Union District Council 35 and Painting and Glass Employers Association of New England donated $2,500 and multiple bags of toys for the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) last month. See photo at right. The donation will... Read more
Dorchester artists were busy last year. From an arts standpoint, the neighborhood was prolific as musicians, artists, and performers churned out material and organized events that showed the rest of the city just how active the local scene has become.... Read more
Asserting that “climate change is the defining challenge of our time,” Mayor Martin Walsh signed the Local Wetland Ordinance during a visit to Roslindale last week. It’s an initiative, he said, that “gives us greater power to protect our wetlands in the... Read more
It was all business at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School last month when union representatives from District Council 35 and The Paint and Glass Association of New England joined with students and faculty to celebrate the grand opening of the... Read more
Nearly 300 families made their way to St. Peter’s Teen Center on Christmas Eve to receive gifts at the Menino Family and Catholic Charities of Boston’s annual holiday toy drive. Teen Center staff joined the Menino Family and Cardinal Seán O’Malley in the... Read more
Jorge Casas has been helping Bostonians buy their own homes since 2001 first as a volunteer and later as an employee at the Dorchester-based Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA). He worked most recently as the agency’s HomeSafe program manager... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a libel suit against the news editor of the UMass Boston student newspaper because the paper accurately reported accounts by campus police that they were looking for a man for some "suspicious" activity on a... Read more
“Bold. Bright. Bald.”  That was Chuck Turner’s campaign slogan when he ran successfully for Boston City Council in 1999. All true. You had to appreciate the wryness of the third part of the slogan from a man who in public always had a serious face. On... Read more
On Dec. 23, Mayor Martin Walsh, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and neighbors joined the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) at its Healthy Baby, Health Food Pantry on River Street for a surprise announcement, the renaming of the facility as “Shirley’s... Read more
The city of Boston was preparing Monday to welcome tens of thousands of New Year's Eve revelers with preparations for First Night celebrations well underway and public officials, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, urging visitors to be safe and have fun... Read more
A Dorchester-based organization founded in 2014 by Lower Mills resident Ann Walsh and former at-large City Councillor John Connolly, was recently chosen as a participant in the Social Innovation Forum (SIF)’s 2020 Social Innovator Cohort.  The... Read more
Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Jamaica Plain, has hired Dorchester’s Dawn Collins to serve as the assistant director of nursing for the facility. Collins brings 22 years of experience as a nurse... Read more
Wentworth team shows where, when they fought On Oct. 25, 1903, a statue of Capt. Benjamin Stone, Jr., who was among hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers who died fighting the Confederate rebels in the Civil War, was unveiled at Cedar Grove Cemetery as... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley toured the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) on Monday and joined staff and patients for a roundtable conversation about the importance of community health centers. “I continue to fight for funding,” said... Read more
A pediatric behavioral health care unit led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) that has been piloted at Codman Square Health Center since 2016 is expanding its program to four other health centers in Massachusetts, including DotHouse Health in Fields Corner... Read more
Boston officially has a new Trust Act on the books, outlining how the city›s police force may — and may not — cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mayor Marty Walsh signed the amended ordinance into law last Thursday (Dec. 19),... Read more
Last Friday, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Olivia Mora, 42, for the Nov. 26, 2013 crash on Olney Street in Dorchester that killed Briana Rosales, 7, as she walked home from school with her mother. The jury found Mora guilty of manslaughter OUI,... Read more

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