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Matt O’Malley, who has represented Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and Roslindale on the Boston City Council since 2010, will not run for re-election next year. O’Malley made his plans known in a message posted on his website last week, writing: “I am... Read more
A new poll suggests that an overwhelming majority of Massachusetts residents are willing to take a Covid-19 vaccine, though when they might feel comfortable doing so varies across racial and socioeconomic demographics, raising further concerns about... Read more
New eviction cases for failing to pay rent are on the rise in Massachusetts in the six weeks since a state ban expired, and housing advocates want a stronger response from Beacon Hill given the rise in COVID-19 infection rates and the looming end to a... Read more
The public health menace of the coronavirus will eventually subside, thanks to the marvels of medical science and, hopefully, a competent, federally led vaccine campaign under the new Biden-Harris administration. But how much more damage can our nation’s... Read more
This year, for the 26th year in a row, Neponset-based artist Celia McDonough has spent much of her free time toiling over the 13 watercolor portraits that will grace Project DEEP’s 2021 ‘Celebrate Dorchester’ calendar. The annual artworks have become... Read more
A recreational cannabis store at 517B Washington St. in Codman Square won unanimous approval to move forward on Tuesday from members of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal. The proponents of Low Key Dispensary, plan to convert an existing two-story... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans to re-open Venice Pizza at Savin Hill and Dorchester avenues. Venice Pizza closed in early 2019 after some 40 years in business. Jason Weissman, who owns the building, wants to bring back a neighborhood... Read more
Capacity limits will be lowered across an array of businesses, some indoor recreation venues will again close, and rules around mask-wearing and dining out will be tightened starting Sunday, as Massachusetts rolls back its economic reopening in response... Read more
A large sinkhole that opened up on Ronan Park hillside over the weekend has been cordoned off for safety while officials explore what caused the cavity and consider next steps in the repair process. The hole was first reported Sunday afternoon, after... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh called on the MBTA to rethink its current plan to eliminate or scale back bus routes, ferries and other services in an effort to offset a deepening budget shortfall caused by the pandemic. The mayor—speaking outside of the MBTA’s... Read more
The MBTA overestimated its budget deficit and could erase its argument for a controversial package of service cuts by using a less conservative outlook, according to an independent oversight panel representing cities and towns that help fund the transit... Read more
City officials are tracking a significant uptick in COVID-19 transmissions and hospitalizations in the past few days, mirroring an alarming trend in the state that Mayor Walsh warned today could be worse than last spring’s peak in the crisis. On Thursday... Read more
Predicting more difficult times ahead, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan said on Sunday that UMass has been in a crisis situation since March but, he noted, it graduated 18,000 students in the spring, has held its own in retaining... Read more
Federal agents arrested a Dorchester man on gun charges and found various materials in his McLellan Street house last week that could be used to create explosives, the US Attorney’s office reported, adding that an investigation continues into his alleged... Read more
WICKLOW, Ireland -- One of the things that American visitors to Ireland are commonly confounded by is the extent to which people here are steeped in and informed about politics 3,000 miles away. The transatlantic ties sewn by emigration, family and,... Read more
Three pioneering Black women from Boston will be toasted at a virtual gala hosted by Roxbury Community College on Thurs., Dec. 3. Sarah-Ann Shaw, Carmen Fields, and Rev. Liz Walker will be the guests of honor at a tribute to three “Boston legends in the... Read more
During the last several months, the Dorchester-based author/arts coordinator/consultant Candelaria Silva used the ample free time brought on by the pandemic to achieve a long-delayed goal of hers: publishing a children’s book. Silva, who said she had... Read more
Junior, a 21-year-old from Mattapan, is days away from getting his driver’s license. For him, the milestone means opportunity and legitimacy in the form of an official ID, which could open more doors for him going forward. “I can’t wait to get my license... Read more
In the fourth and final public meeting on a massive re-design of Moakley Park last week, discussion centered on climate resiliency plans for the 60-acre park and surrounding neighborhoods. About 170 people participated in the online “Moakley Talks,” a... Read more

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