After hours of public testimony from dozens of people, the Boston School Committee last night agreed to grant a 30-year lease of city-owned parcels along Mt. Vernon Street currently used as playing fields by the McCormack School to the Boys and Girls Club... Read more
A Dorchester-based non-profit focused on education will lead a two-day online forum for K-12 teachers and parents next week to discuss re-opening plans and how to best navigate remote learning methods. The group, 1647, will host its third annual Family... Read more
On Monday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the official opening of the Hero Hope Garden, a new community space brought about through collaboration with the Boston Food Forest Coalition (BFFC), the Farmers Collaborative, and local residents that fills what... Read more
When Christine Nguyen started her job as a community center coordinator at Dorchester’s Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) last winter, she thought she would mainly be doing administrative work overseeing the community center’s... Read more
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has extended summertime sports camps run at White Stadium, East Boston, and South Boston through August 28.  The sports centers are free to Boston youth ages 7 to 14 and offer instruction in a number of popular... Read more
This week marked the first full month of Dorchester Baseball’s modified season, an undertaking involving a series of adjustments and safety protocol maneuvers that league leadership says have been largely successful thus far.  Charlie Maneikis, who runs... Read more
‘Special advisor for Black Life’ position is set In his first day on the job Monday, new UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suarez-Orozco warned that simultaneous crises pose “great threats” to equality and set his sights on working toward racial justice in... Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how colleges deliver quality education and how institutions operate with limited or no on-campus personnel. Higher education institutions in Boston and elsewhere are making challenging decisions about how to proceed in... Read more
The state’s months-long positive trend in the fight against rapid COVID-19 spread has started to fray at the edges in recent weeks as the rate of new cases has ticked upward. Positive testing rates are nowhere near the 20 to 30 percent observed during the... Read more
After several years of planning, construction is now in full swing at the site of Indigo Block, a mixed-use project in the Uphams Corner neighborhood that will transform what was once a vacant eyesore into homes and businesses. Named for its proximity to... Read more
At Codman Square Health Center, a longstanding collaborative internship with students and alumni of Codman Academy has continued this summer despite the pandemic, offering interns a hybrid model that combined valuable onsite experience in the health... Read more
A virtual meet-and-greet hosted last week by 12th Suffolk House District candidate Stephanie Everett was interrupted twice and ended abruptly when a man hacked into the Zoom system, shared pornographic video of a naked man performing sexual acts, all... Read more
'70s structures being dismantled The next multi-year phase of dramatic renovations at the UMass Boston campus is underway with demolition beginning to remove crumbling parts of the original 1970s-era central campus and add more greenspace and modern... Read more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 last month, and it’s important to consider how we are either helping or failing people with disabilities as a matter of national policy. Consider these facts. According to the Bureau of Labor... Read more
The City of Boston Election Department announced today its preparations ahead of the September 1, 2020 State Primary, which will include races for US Senate, US House of Representatives, Governor's Council, State Senate, State Representative, and Register... Read more
The City of Boston delivered nearly $5.8 million in overtime pay to police in connection with shifts associated with the wave of protests in May, June and July where thousands gathered to object to police brutality and systemic racism, the News Service... Read more
A Boston woman has been charged with murder for the stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in Clifford Playground near South Bay on Monday. Mary Fox, 38, is alleged to have stabbed Michael Dezrick to death in the playground off Massachusetts Avenue early... Read more
The timetable on Beacon Hill for legislation to license police and hold them accountable for misconduct is no longer specific, creating an extra layer of uncertainty around the bill at a time when the case against some reforms here is now playing out... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) announced on Monday that a campaign will begin next week to spray an anti-mosquito pesticide — sumithrin—in select parts of the city: Hyde Park, West Roxbury, and East Boston. The work will be done next Monday... Read more
With just a month to go before the Sept. 1 primary election, the three-person race to fill what will be a vacancy in the 12th Suffolk state representative district is one of the most competitive in the city. Three candidates— Brandy Fluker Oakley, Jovan... Read more


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