With spring officially here, according to the calendar at least, florists and garden centers across the country would ordinarily be gearing up for their busy season. But with the advent of the global pandemic and the safety restrictions that are... Read more
Since in-person classroom lessons began to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic weeks ago, educators across the country from preschool through the university level have turned to the internet as a new medium for instruction. Savin Hill resident Emily... Read more
District 5 City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo, representing Hyde Park and parts of Mattapan and Roslindale, this week filed a hearing to discuss health inequities and how ventilators and ICU beds would be assigned in the event of a shortage during the COVID-9... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate on Mon., April 13 from 1- 1:45 p.m. will host a virtual session, called “Getting to the Point” with Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA-01.) The Congressman, who also chairs the Ways and Means Committee,... Read more
Massachusetts headed into the weekend following a Friday afternoon report from the Department of Public Health that nearly 21,000 residents have confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 599 people have died from the respiratory disease. More than 102,000 people in... Read more
A total of 503 Massachusetts residents have now died as a result of contracting COVID-19 after the death toll grew by 70 since April 8, the Department of Public Health announced Thursday. For the first time since the outbreak began, the daily increase in... Read more
Editor's Note: Today— April 10— is Mayor Walsh's 53rd birthday. In his honor, please consider a gift to the Boston Resiliency Fund. 
The coronavirus is unlike anything we’ve experienced in living memory, and it’s testing our city in a way that it’s never... Read more
With some campaigns turning to the courts for help as Beacon Hill drags its feet in weighing whether to relax ballot access rules, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he would be open to reducing signature requirements to qualify for the ballot, particularly... Read more
The leader of one of Dorchester's front-line health centers said today that recent federal funds promised to community health centers — while "helpful" — is not going to relieve the massive financial and supply-chain burden that has put her facility and... Read more
New unemployment claims remained at near-historic levels this week in Massachusetts and nationwide, and the Federal Reserve on Thursday morning took sweeping action to direct $2.3 billion in relief loans to help businesses and state and local governments... Read more
The Louis D. Brown Institute for Peace announced today it will hold a Mother’s Day Virtual Walk-a-thon for Peace in place of its annual Walk for Peace event on May 10. The Fields Corner-based educational and healing center is a crucial asset for families... Read more
Dorchester’s music artists are among the countless people left grasping for straws in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many facing months of cancelled gigs and lost income. But a pair of private and public initiatives aimed at providing artist... Read more
Atlascope, a new, interactive map tool created by staff at the Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library, offers historians and history buffs an easy way to examine historic Boston through a lens that allows for detailed scrutiny.... Read more
Although Massachusetts has not seen an ongoing dramatic escalation in COVID-19 cases the same way New York has, Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned Wednesday that the state is still on the "upward slope" with the worst yet to come. The Department of Public... Read more
A flood of new applications surged into state social safety net programs in recent weeks, another piece of evidence reflecting widespread economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Following Gov. Charlie Baker's March 10 state of emergency... Read more
Responding to the statewide shortage of critical medical supplies, Dorchester’s IBEW Local 103, the region's largest electrical workers' union, has donated 20,000 medical-grade protective masks to the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) for direct... Read more
Community health centers in Massachusetts will see an infusion of $36.5 million statewide, with several key facilities in Dorchester and Mattapan included in the funding awards through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under CARES Act... Read more
As he observed the current pandemic crisis continue to unfold, Jack Doherty, owner and president of Adams Village-based custom apparel boutique College Hype, decided he wanted to do something to help the front line workers who are battling COVID-19. As... Read more
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester closed its doors last month, but the institution is making sure its important community outreach work is continuing— both virtually and through the odd social distancing-compliant visit. Deirdre Habershaw, an Ashmont... Read more
• After Governor Baker signed a bill on Friday allowing restaurants to sell beer and wine along with take-out orders, Lower Mills Tavern jumped at the opportunity. LMT is now offering bottles of wine and single cans and six-packs of beer with food orders... Read more


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