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A popular iced coffee chain whose Adams Corner location was shuttered by a fire in 2017 is set to make a return to the neighborhood in the coming weeks. John Lydon, who owns the property at the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan Boulevard where PS... Read more
Massachusetts has not yet experienced a confirmed post-holiday Covid surge on par with the one that followed Thanksgiving, Gov. Baker said Monday, but he cautioned that conditions could still change rapidly while also saying he assumes that the more... Read more
Leonarda Santos has joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center as Director of Operations. Santos comes to the Dorchester facility from her previous role as the practice manager for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) where she was responsible for the... Read more
Dr. Vibha Inamdar, a rheumatology specialist, has joined the team of physicians at Carney Hospital. Dr. Inamdar earned her medical degree at Sardar Patel University in India and completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. “We are proud to... Read more
Dorchester’s own “community DJ” was on the receiving end of a recent wave of artist grants distributed by Cambridge venue Club Passim. Shamara Rhodes, better known as DJ WhySham, was named as a recipient of a grant through its 2020 Iguana Music Fund,... Read more
Let’s face it. There’s not much suspense over last year’s top story. Without officially giving it away, it arrived like an unwelcome visitor in early March and has refused to leave since, touching every part of daily life in Massachusetts, and overtaking... Read more
The Ronald Mariano era is here, and there will be no gently paced transition period in the Massachusetts House. Mariano, a 74-year-old Quincy Democrat and longtime deputy to now-departed Speaker Robert DeLeo, ascended to the speakership on Dec. 30 with... Read more
By the time this article is published, the runoff elections in Georgia to determine the control of the US Senate will likely have been decided. Regardless of the outcome, there is an important story to be told: How is it that southwest Georgia counties... Read more
Whatever became of the common good? Is it just that there are too many special interests and not enough shared responsibilities? Are efforts to achieve a balance being overwhelmed by entitlement, greed, and overriding self-interest? Balance is a goal... Read more
Against the backdrop of a still-rampaging, mutating virus and the menace of an 11th-hour insurrection mounted by Trumpist collaborators in Congress, many of us lurched into the new year with great anxiety and even a deepening sense of dread. But let’s... Read more
When the trailblazing physician Dr. Jack Geiger died at his Brooklyn home last Monday at the age of 95, his passing prompted strong reactions in the Boston medical community, where he helped pioneer the neighborhood health center movement decades ago.... Read more
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered John Lynch, who admitted taking bribes to help a developer get a zoning approval he needed, freed from the federal prison in Devens so that he can spend the rest of his sentence under home confinement in Dorchester,... Read more
Mayor Walsh has signed an ordinance establishing a City Hall office that will give teeth and subpoena powers to a new civilian review panel charged with investigating police misconduct. The Office of Police Accountability and Transparency (OPAT) is the... Read more
Mayor Walsh on Tuesday extended the pause on “Phase 2 step 2” reopening restrictions until at least Jan. 27, warning Bostonians that the city has now moved into “one of the most serious points in the pandemic so far.” He warned that “if the numbers don’t... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports that at approximately 9:15 a.m on Jan. 5 a heavy fire broke out on the 2nd floor of an occupied three-decker at 26 Crescent Ave. in Dorchester. BFD confirmed that a second alarm was ordered. Major overhauling being... Read more
Massachusetts first responders will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations next week, while some of the state's oldest residents will move up in line to access the crucial immunization, state officials announced Monday. Marking another milestone in the... Read more
Firefighters, smoke at 693 Dudley St.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 693 Dudley St. around 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 1 for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The department reports six adults, three children and two cats were displaced, but that none were injured.... Read more
Auld lang syne, the Robert Burns poem that is sung at the end of the year, tends to be sung in a maudlin way, often with sadness and some liquor. Though our experience with the virus and the recent election may make us prefer to forget that 2020 ever... Read more
To the Editor: Thanks for your [Dec. 17] editorial about Bruce Seals, who taught sportsmanship and athletics to generations of Dorchester kids. My children, Sophia and Aleksandr, were lucky to have his support when they played basketball and floor hockey... Read more
The Lenny Zakim Fund has been seeking out and supporting local organizations that are dedicated to achieving social and racial justice since 1995. Zakim, the longtime out-front head of the Anti-Defamation League locally in the last quarter of the 20th... Read more

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