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Loreto O’Connor, director of the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program at Dorchester’s Harbor Health Services Inc., has worked with WIC programs for 24 years, but the last few weeks have been an unprecedented experience for her. “I have never seen the... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Thursday said he's considering the possibility of using fines and police officers to help enforce social distancing, though he hopes he doesn't have to. In a press conference held outside City Hall and streamed online, Walsh... Read more
Dorchester resident, former executive of Codman Square Health Center, and resident Reporter health expert Bill Walczak co-authored an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Times that has gained traction on social media with its urgent message:... Read more
The Reporter's editor and publisher Bill Forry joined BNN-TV's Chris Lovett for an interview for Neighborhood Network News on Thurs., April 2, 2020 to discuss what's happening in Dorchester this week.
As Gov. Charlie Baker's administration works to supply medical professionals with protective gear and prepare for the coming surge of coronavirus infection, the Legislature on Thursday set about putting in place new housing protections for tenants and... Read more
In a matter of "weeks and months," as many as 172,000 Massachusetts residents could become infected with the coronavirus and the surge of COVID-19 patients hospitals have been preparing for is now expected to hit sometime between April 10 and April 20,... Read more
March 2020 will go down in history as the month that many Americans started taking the coronavirus seriously. In the first couple of weeks, schools, businesses, and state governments determined that the US wasn’t going to dodge the virus bullet, started... Read more
Mayor Walsh reports that there are now 10 deaths in Boston from COVID-19 related illness through April 2. There are 1,233 total reported cases, up 176 from yesterday, according to the Mayor. -Developing-
The House on Thursday afternoon passed a bill (H 4615) to put a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus emergency, quickly advancing the bill to the Senate after it was released in the early afternoon by the Committee on Ways and... Read more
A trio of Boston city councillors on March 31 asked state education officials to hold off on a new partnership with their city’s school district to improve underperforming schools, saying students, educators and families need to focus on adapting to the... Read more
Reusable grocery tote bags across Massachusetts are idle these days, stuffed in the backs of vehicles and hanging on door knobs in homes. That’s because last week Gov. Charlie Baker issued a new public health order: “From now on reusable bags are... Read more
• Pat’s Pizza of Lower Mills has adopted a new system for take-out orders. Customers should call ahead and drive or wait outside the rear of the pizza shop at 2254 Dorchester Ave. Food will be hand-delivered direct to your car. Call 617-298-2222. • New... Read more
Seventy five years ago this month, the world was anticipating the imminent end of the murderous Nazi regime as Allied forces under General Dwight D. Eisenhower and a number of aggressive Russian generals were pressing from all sides on the once-invincible... Read more
University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth ,and Lowell UMass campuses announced last week that they will adjust room, board, and parking fees in response to the coronavirus-driven closures of... Read more
Visiting the Worcester arena that's being turned into the state's first COVID-19 field hospital, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday disclosed plans to set up a similar operation at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to bolster the capacity of the... Read more
Visiting the Worcester arena that's now being turned into the state's first COVID-19 field hospital, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday disclosed plans to set up another medical center at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to bolster the capacity of... Read more
The Boston City Council today passed a non-binding resolution calling for a moratorium on rents, mortgage payments, evictions and foreclosures by a 12-1 vote. District 3 Councillor Frank Baker, who blocked the vote last week and sent the resolution into a... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh told WBZ today that five additional people who live in Boston have died from COVID-19-related illness since yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the city to 8. The city's website says that 1,057 people in Boston have... Read more
A legal aid advocacy group flagged concerns Wednesday that a housing security bill advancing in the Massachusetts Senate contains gaps that leave some tenants vulnerable during a state of emergency. While he praised the intent of the bill (S 2621) that... Read more
We are now three weeks into an unprecedented public health emergency. At the Reporter, we continue to publish and distribute the newspaper that many people in our community have known and read for decades. We are committed to continue publishing each week... Read more

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