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Mass Farmers Markets and the Dorchester Winter Farmers Market unveiled a new structure at the Epiphany School near the Shawmut T station last Thursday that will serve as a food access point in the neighborhood for food-insecure families to obtain fresh... Read more
An upcoming show at Kingston Gallery in the South End will feature in its main gallery an exhibition by the artist Susan Greer Emmerson, a Dorchester resident. “Unraveling,” a solo collection of paintings and sculptures inspired by the changing... Read more
Speaker of the Massachusetts House Ronald Mariano unveiled the first committee slate of his speakership last week, and Senate President Karen Spilka released assignments for her branch as well. Sen. Nick Collins, who represents large parts of Dorchester... Read more
State Rep. Dan Hunt will lead a new House committee charged with scrutinizing the allocation of federal stimulus funds and census data, an appointment that marks the Dorchester Democrat’s highest-profile legislative role to date. A look at other... Read more
‘We’re being pushed out at an alarming rate’ Despite current federal and state restrictions on evictions involving rental debt, no-fault evictions, which often stem from a landlord’s desire to “flip” property or attract higher-paying tenants, exist in a... Read more
Back in December, every Boston household and business received a letter from the city about a new energy initiative — the Community Choice Electricity (CCE) program — designed to increase the use of environmentally friendly sources of electricity. But... Read more
With the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout showing signs of improvement, the whirlwind of news surrounding pandemic issues continued unabated into this week locally and across the state. Vaccination sites spent the past week driving up the percentage of... Read more
The family of 32-year-old Brandon D. Williams— who was shot to death on Evans Street on the night of Feb. 4— released a statement through attorney Stephenie Everett on Friday. The family held a private memorial service for him today. Boston Police say... Read more
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she will not bring charges against Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins after investigating an alleged disagreement in a Boston parking lot. But she has referred the matter to the state's Ethics... Read more
Munim Khan, 31, told the Reporter Thursday night that he plans to run for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council. Khan said that he recently moved to West Roxbury. Khan filed paperwork with the Office of Campaign and Political Fiance on Thursday, but... Read more
Fire on Mattapan's Woolson Street displaces 22
Boston firefighters responded to a three decker at 47 Woolson St. around 9:15 p.m. on Thursday for what became a three-alarm fire. The fire started on a rear porch, then spread to the second and third floors. At 9:30 p.m., firefighters were ordered off... Read more
A United States Senate committee this morning moved ahead Mayor Marty Walsh's nomination to be the next US Labor Secretary in a rapid-fire vote that now positions him for a confirmation vote before the full US Senate in the coming days. The Senate... Read more
Last week, while shuffling boxes around my basement, I discovered a complete Boston Globe edition from Feb. 3, 1981, close to the heyday of the newspaper’s circulation and profitability. I saved it to memorialize my son’s birth date, but I hadn’t... Read more
The Dorchester-based Irish Pastoral Centre, a non-profit that helps immigrants from Ireland get settled in Boston, has a new leader, Mary Swanton, a native of Ireland’s Co. Limerick. Active for years in Adams Village, where the organization is... Read more
Multiple members of Boston’s delegation in the Legislature said on Monday that they think the path is clear for a petition to call off a special election for mayor that would be triggered if Mayor Walsh resigns to become US secretary of labor before March... Read more
Massachusetts residents 75 years of age and over have had 11 days as of today to line up and receive the first of two doses of vaccination against the coronavirus from either Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna. Waiting in anticipation for their turns are those... Read more
Getting as many people fully vaccinated as possible is the best defense against the evolution of Covid-19 variants, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday at a White House coronavirus... Read more
Last month, Attorney General Maura Healey tapped Ava Callender Concepcion, a Dorchester attorney, to fill the vacant public safety seat on the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.  Concepcion, a self-described “Mattapan girl” who grew up near the Mattapan... Read more
With the state’s covid-19 vaccine rollout in the initial stage, Mayor Martin Walsh said that although cases in Boston are “heading in the right direction,” residents should continue getting tested regularly. “Testing does remain critical even as the... Read more
Mayor Walsh made what might have been his final public ribbon-cutting appearance in Dorchester as the city’s Mayor last Saturday at Garvey Playground, where a $5.8 million project has transformed the city-owned park over the last 18 months. Walsh surveyed... Read more

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