Schools welcoming back students this fall have a lot of deep cleaning on their to-do list right now. Over the last few weeks, the custodians in Boston have been busy posting signage about mask and social distancing rules, installing a lot more hand... Read more
The Fields Corner-based gallery, workshop, and performance venue Dorchester Art Project (DAP) announced plans to expand last week after securing a lease for an adjoining 6,400-square-foot space at 1490 Dorchester Ave. The bi-level ground floor/basement... Read more
At a rally in front of the State House last Wednesday, Rahimah Rahim, the mother of Usaamah Rahim, said her son was a good man who “cared about the people that were homeless, the people who didn’t have shelter, the people who didn’t have food, and he... Read more
The past few years have seen a wide range of elected positions, from Boston City Council to US Congress, filled by Black, Latinx, Asian, and female candidates. Yet, while our democracy has much to be proud of, all too often the majority of voters see... Read more
Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot this fall may look familiar. It’s a sequel to the “Right to Repair” measure that passed eight years ago. Because of that law, you can take your car to any shop — not just a dealer’s service center — and a mechanic... Read more
Alexis Steel is the new president of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, the facility on Jones Hill in Dorchester that works to help women and their families move out of poverty and homelessness. Steel, who joined the organization in 2018, has been... Read more
Florian Hall, the iconic multipurpose union hall and event space on Hallet Street, welcomed customers back to its restaurant last week for the first time since last March. The building is home to the Boston Firefighter’s Union Local 718 and serves as a... Read more
With a stakeholders agreement on safety measures in place, the Boston public schools will reopen for remote learning next Monday (Sept. 21) with the expectation that certain groups of students may be back in classrooms for in-person learning as early as... Read more
Pull out those long-johns. Double-up on the fuzzy socks. Outdoor dining season on public property has been extended through at least Dec. 1 in the city of Boston. That’s good news. The Walsh administration lifted restrictions on sidewalk patios— and... Read more
Alexis Trzcinski of Dorchester has been promoted to Director of the Animal Care and Control division of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. She has worked in the animal welfare field for over 24 years after beginning her career at the Animal... Read more
The MBTA has noticed a “modest increase” in ridership in recent weeks, though averages across the system still remain well below pre-pandemic averages, General Manager Steve Poftak said on Monday. Toward the end of August and in the beginning of... Read more
There are variations depending on the system— public, charter, private or parochial. But, all teachers in Boston schools are adapting to the shifting demands of covid-era instruction this month. At Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy’s Columbia campus,... Read more
At Cristo Rey Boston High School on Savin Hill Avenue, new and returning students were welcomed into classrooms for in person learning a month ago, on Aug. 17, the school’s usual start date. The private Catholic high school is currently operating within a... Read more
A section of Malibu beach that is heavily used by people to launch small boats and jet skis was blocked off from vehicular access with a concrete barrier by state officials on Sept. 11 and is closed "for the remainder of the year." The move came amid... Read more
More room, visibility in Treadmark space Ashmont residents and cycling enthusiasts may have noticed a familiar face in new digs in recent weeks with the neighborhood bike shop Ashmont Cycles moving into storefront space in the Treadmark building. On Aug... Read more
At-large Councillor Michelle Wu made it official on Tuesday: She is running for mayor of Boston next year. Her campaign released a multilingual video on Tuesday that never mentioned incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh by name, but in it she said she is running... Read more
While remote learning for Boston Public School students will begin on Monday, Sept. 21, select students may be back in classrooms for in-person learning as early as October. BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius led reporters on a tour of two BPS schools... Read more
With unemployment soaring, state lawmakers are considering ways to soften the blow from a major impending increase in the taxes employers pay toward the state’s unemployment system, a jump in costs that one business group described as a “pretty staggering... Read more
Midway through an answer about steps taken to relieve the financial burden restaurants face, Gov. Baker uttered two words relatable to virtually every resident of Massachusetts six months into the pandemic: “It stinks. It stinks,” Baker said at a press... Read more
Winston Vaughan of Dorchester will be running the Boston Marathon virtually on Saturday as part of the of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s team. Members of the clubs’ staff, family, and friends will be set along the route to safely and responsibly... Read more


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