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From the opinion pages “If members of Congress had grasped that they were facing an entirely novel sort of crisis, we’d have gotten a better relief bill, and much sooner than we actually did. One that could have kept many of those people in work. “... Read more
Community health centers continue to bear the brunt of screenings and containment efforts in Dorchester amid a worsening COVID-19 emergency. Stan McLaren, President & CEO of Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, said Friday he is proud of how... Read more
To prevent outsiders from contributing to the spread of the coronavirus in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker asked that anyone considering travel to the state to reconsider their plans, and that those arriving here self-quarantine for 14 days. The... Read more
Everyone is at risk of infection in the COVID-19 pandemic. But history shows that people who are marginalized, including LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, will suffer more than the general population. Due to the impact of stigma and minority... Read more
Massachusetts reported 10 new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday in addition to 579 new cases of the disease, bringing the state's total case count to 2,417 and its death tally to 25. The Department of Public Health reported that an additional 3,827 people... Read more
Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Martin Walsh in a Thursday afternoon Zoom conference session with more than 1,000 local business owners, in which Warren explained the details of a federal emergency aide package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more
Day after day, as New York has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has gone before television cameras to lay out the situation facing his state. His press conferences are carried live on cable news, and... Read more
Unemployment claims skyrocketed in Massachusetts last week as the federal Department of Labor reported never-before-seen levels of need nationwide during the coronavirus crisis. The federal agency's report listed 7,449 non-seasonally adjusted advance... Read more
Exhibition awaits reopening at DAP On Thursday, while much of the country was grappling with the developing coronavirus crisis, filmmaker and media artist Georden West was in the Dorchester Art Project gallery in Fields Corner affixing thousands of white... Read more
A time like this, with all its negative implications, offers a bit of relief to those in what has been called a subset of Americans – book readers. With the guidance from on high that we should stay home as a general rule, there is the opportunity for... Read more
As the COVID-19 outbreak has continued to change business models in various industries, many health professionals have been forced to adapt quickly and efficiently in order to maintain vital services for patients. Boston Sensory Solutions, a Milton-based... Read more
Gaby Araica, a 10-year-old 4th grader at St. Brendan’s School has single-handedly sewn more than 50 masks and counting for healthcare professionals in need of personal protection equipment. Araica’s sewing teacher at In Stitches in Quincy posted a... Read more
Schoolchildren in Massachusetts won't return to their classrooms until at least May 4, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday shortly after signing executive orders to extend the temporary closure of all schools and non-emergency child care centers through... Read more
(Updated— Wed., March 25, 8:20 p.m.) — In the City Council’s virtual meeting on Wednesday, District 5 Councillor Ricardo Arroyo offered a resolution calling for a citywide moratorium on rent, mortgages, evictions, and foreclosures. District 3 Councillor... Read more
Depending on where you live in Dorchester, you may now be able to have Harpoon beer delivered to your door thanks to a new delivery service campaign from the South Boston Seaport-based brewery. Based on a map tweeted out by Harpoon, deliveries can be made... Read more
While much of the work done in Massachusetts has shifted to being performed remotely, if at all, during the coronavirus pandemic, many construction sites are still buzzing with activity and the Baker administration is planning to provide some guidance in... Read more
To protect the health of people while they shop during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday morning issued an executive order allowing plastic bag use in the city for retailers that qualify as essential businesses under a Gov.... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today announced a litany of new resources available to small businesses in Boston impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus). The resources, which include tools, surveys, and support services for restaurants and small businesses, have been... Read more
With school closings changing the way students are learning across the nation, the leader of Dorchester’s St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, which operates three campuses in Lower Mills, Neponset, and Columbia Road, says she is confident that virtual... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is planning a media availability, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. outside of City Hall and live-streamed on the city's website. Gov. Charlie Baker plans to deliver his daily update on the coronavirus at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, again from... Read more

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