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Marty Walsh served as Boston’s mayor for a little more than seven years, a time that unfolded mainly as a dashboard of growth and inclusion, with units of progress, stasis, or lost ground. But in a less granular future, he will be judged more as the mayor... Read more
The board of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association (CSHCA) sent the following letter to elected and appointed officials on March 22. Excerpts of the letter follow: We have actively supported many proposed development projects, actively opposed many,... Read more
There were awkward unintentional pauses that are par for the course with technology-assisted communications. And during Joe Biden’s brief pre-recorded remarks at Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast by Zoom, the host, state Sen. Nick Collins, clipped the... Read more
Said the teachers: ‘We wanted to open … be safe … and to have the kids back’ During a year in which the majority of Dorchester’s children have attended school through a computer screen, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy has offered in-person learning... Read more
Rep. Edward Coppinger has thrown his weight behind Rep. Jon Santiago’s mayoral campaign. “Jon Santiago is the next leader Boston needs to lead us through this urgent moment,” Coppinger said in a statement provided by the campaign. “His unique background... Read more
Kim Janey, Boston’s first Black and first female mayor, was sworn into office during a ceremony on Wednesday inside Boston City Hall. “Today is a new day,” Janey said after being sworn-in by Chief Justice Kimberly Budd. “I stand before you as the first... Read more
Boston ranks in the top ten cities in the United States when it comes to income inequity. The most cited example is the 2015 Federal Reserve Bank study of assets by race that showed white Bostonian households had a median net worth of $247,500 while the... Read more
Until Monday night, every mayor of the city of Boston — all 54 of them— has been white and male. At 9:01 p.m., a Black woman raised in Roxbury became the first of her gender and race to lead our city. Kim Janey, elected to the city council in 2018 and... Read more
Proposed view from across Morrissey Boulevard
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a developer's plans to replace the Freeport Tavern on Morrissey Boulevard with 219 apartments - some 110 of them studios. "That's a very large number of studios," board Chairwoman Christine Araujo said,... Read more
Five members of a Dominican drug ring used a Dorchester bodega and a Hyde Park restaurant o conduct their fentanyl and cocaine business, the proceeds of which they funneled back to their Mexican suppliers and people in the Dominican Republic through a... Read more
Marty Walsh has been building relationships for 25 years in and around elected office. He understands the value of leadership and communication more than any elected official I have ever met. And he genuinely cares about you, the individual. You could... Read more
A majority of United States Senators voted 68-29 to confirm the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor this afternoon. Among those who voted for Walsh from the GOP ranks were Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Susan Collins and Sen.Lindsay... Read more
Marty Walsh is undefeated when his name has appeared on ballots in Boston. By our count he’s 22-0. Not too shabby. But there’s an asterisk involved: He did, technically, come in third in his inaugural election day effort. Confused? Well, buckle up. A... Read more
What should Americans expect from their new Secretary of Labor? Funny you should ask. The Dorchester Reporter has been writing about, observing, and scrutinizing Mayor Martin Walsh— now US Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh— since 1996, when the 29-year-old... Read more
Carney Hospital has a new leader. Karen Ahearn, RN, has assumed the duties of interim president of the 159-bed Dorchester hospital. She takes over for now from Tom Sands, Carney’s president since 2018. Sands has taken a new position as president of... Read more
The U.S. Senate will vote to confirm Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. The mayor will speak to reporters in Boston during press conference after the vote at Faneuil Hall. He is expected to resign within hours of... Read more
While most of Massachusetts shifted into Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan on Monday, Boston adopted a modified version with lower caps on most indoor and outdoor events. "This is consistent with the cautious approach that we've taken throughout the... Read more
This week the JFK Presidential Library and Museum announced its schedule of six upcoming virtual forums, each of which will be free, open to the public, and available to watch online. The forums are scheduled as follows: “Religion and Politics: Then and... Read more
Rendering of proposed MAMLEO headquarters.
The Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers wants to replace the old Columbia Road house it has long used as its headquarters with a new $15-million building that would include 45 "compact" studio apartments aimed at people 55 and... Read more
A couple faces charges that they helped orchestrate a ring that managed to remove more than $1.4 million from several unfortunate people's accounts at banks in Uphams Corner, Kendall Square and Peabody. Emeka Iloba and Emmelyn Clough were arraigned... Read more

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