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***UPDATED*** Trump roundly rejected at Dot, Mattapan polls Dorchester and Mattapan voters fueled a strong citywide turnout on Tuesday as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris dealt a crushing defeat to Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence in Boston. The Biden-Harris... Read more
Starting Friday, everyone above the age of five in Massachusetts will be required to wear a mask or facecovering in public -- regardless of whether social distancing is practiced -- and restaurants and entertainment venues will be subject to a 9:30 p.m.... Read more
More than a third of Bostonians have already cast their ballots ahead of tomorrow’s state and presidential election as city officials prepare for in-person voting on Tuesday amid increased safety measures. Close to 159,000 voters have turned in their... Read more
.With a bitterly contested presidential campaign coming to a head Tuesday night or in the days following Election Day, Gov. Charlie Baker activated up to 1,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard on Monday as one step in preparations to ensure... Read more
Another 1.3 million people are projected to cast their ballots on Tuesday, and when added to the 2.3 million people who have already voted the anticpated turnout would set a new record during an intense and unusual presidential election cycle. Secretary... Read more
After a weekend that saw the number of COVID-19 deaths surpass 10,000 and as the number of people who need hospital care for a coronavirus infection rises, Gov. Charlie Baker will announce new orders related to the state's economic reopening on Monday... Read more
Walsh: city seeing ‘definite’ covid-19 trend in last five weeks Dorchester posted the highest covid-19 test rate this week, at 11.9 percent, well above the citywide average of 7.9 percent. “It’s been five consistent weeks that we are seeing these numbers... Read more
A forthcoming Netflix docuseries will explore the case of Sean Ellis, a Dorchester man who spent 22 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering Boston Police detective John Mulligan in 1993. Trial 4, the eight part series set to be released... Read more
Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s ascension to the Supreme Court on Monday triggered calls in Massachusetts for the immediate passage of new state abortion laws and praise from an advocacy group that said the pro-life judge had been unfairly pressed by abortion... Read more
To the Editor: We must reform our voting system to accurately reflect the voices of voters. The current “first-past-the-post” system can often be demoralizing and restricting. Far too often, vote splitting occurs between similar candidates, and as a... Read more
In anticipation of an abnormal Halloween, staff from the BPL’s Leventhal Center for Maps and Education have organized a “virtual candy tour” that highlights several key elements of Boston’s storied candy-making history, including a handful of... Read more
James W. Hunt, Jr. of Dorchester, the executive director of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, announced last Friday that he will retire in December after more than four decades working with and leading the health care group. Hunt, 71... Read more
With the state’s unemployment rate still hovering close to 10 percent, Gov. Baker made quick work Monday of legislation that will allow thousands of workers to collect $1,800 in additional unemployment benefits, signing the bill just hours after it landed... Read more
Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito plan to vote against the ballot question that would implement a ranked-choice system for Massachusetts elections, their campaign announced Tuesday in quoting them. “At a time when we need to be promoting turnout and... Read more
It has been three years since the community at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINCA) rallied around Taylor Sabky in a last-ditch effort to save her son, Purnell, who had been diagnosed at a young age with Type A Niemann-Pick Disease, an ultra-... Read more
With just a few days to go before the state’s general and presidential election on Nov. 3, early voting continues to draw large numbers of ballots to select polling stations as city officials prep for in-person voting on Tuesday amid increased safety... Read more
Election Day is nigh. I am a person who believes in government’s capacity to do good and in policy as the vehicle for change. As a result, it is not possible for me to ignore the political world. I have assumed that in their endorsements national and... Read more
The Boston School Committee voted last week to change the Exam School Admissions Policy for the next year. A test will not be administered due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus; instead, 20 percent of the students will be admitted based on... Read more
The choice could not be clearer: I’ll cast my vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next Tuesday. A lopsided proportion of my neighbors, if they haven’t already, will do the same. This is not wishful thinking. In 2016, the Democratic nominee Hillary... Read more
For scientists and many citizens alike, the everyday occurrences of massive storms, uncontrolled wildfires, unprecedented floods, and other weather-driven disasters are clear evidence of the danger that climate change poses to the planet. In our corner... Read more


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