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A long-stalled plan to modernize Morrissey Boulevard will get revived this spring as state and city officials combine forces to fund a $1 million engineering study over the next year aimed at advancing the project as a stream of massive new development... Read more
John Barros announced his candidacy for Mayor of Boston this morning inside Restaurant Cesaria on Bowdoin Street. He was joined by his wife Tchintcia and their four children, along with a handful of other relatives. Daniel Sheehan photo Seeks to bridge... Read more
There was a time when “Red” O’Hara seemed destined for a stellar career on the national sports scene. Then love and a longing for home turned everything around. In the wake of his death, family and friends have been reflecting on the decision that changed... Read more
Joseph “Red” O’Hara, a Dorchester native and onetime “bonus baby” with the American League’s Kansas City Athletics in the mid-1950s, died on Feb. 20 in Sarasota, Florida, where he and his wife, the late Anne (Wayland), had retired several years ago. He... Read more
If the events of 2020 have not catapulted us into more than just a mere moment of reckoning with racial justice, then what will it take? As our state still faces the pursuit of racial justice after the fervor of events following the murder of George Floyd... Read more
Toiell Washington of Dorchester is the undergraduate recipient of the 2021 Salem State University Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award. A sociology major, student leader, and community activist, Washington is a co-founder of Black Boston, Inc., a... Read more
A Dorchester native and his wife have donated $5 million to help those battling dementia and Alzheimer’s under the auspices of the Hebrew SeniorLife Center in Roslindale. The contribution will help the non-profit assist seniors and their caregivers... Read more
Thanks to the vision of staff members at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA) on Maxwell Street in Dorchester, the school’s gym is now home to a small food pantry intended to battle food insecurity in families of students. The idea for the... Read more
Six institutes and centers at the University of Massachusetts Boston each contributed to a new report entitled “Aging Strong for All: Examining Aging Equity in the City of Boston.” The directors of the six studies are the authors of this article: Jan... Read more
Mayor Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee last week announced the Boston Resiliency Fund’s 28th and final funding round, totaling $3.85 million for 62 nonprofits across Boston, including 14 based in Dorchester and Mattapan. The... Read more
Back in the late 1950s, there was a television show called “The Millionaire” that centered around a very wealthy man, John Beresford Tipton, who in each episode gave a $1 million check to a stranger, allowing the show to explore how the unexpected wealth... Read more
Florian Hall, the firefighter’s union headquarters on Hallet Street, is familiar to generations of Dorchester people as a gathering place for family functions and neighborhood benefit “times.” This week, the Neponset landmark has been converted into a... Read more
Karen Kinsel struggled to stay warm last winter. The 66-year-old Dorchester woman made do with electric space heaters when she couldn’t afford to replace her outdated furnace. It got even harder financially when the pandemic hit and she was laid off in... Read more
A coalition of eight existing non-profit organizations based in Fields Corner plan to streamline and better coordinate their services, thanks a funding boost from Boston Children’s Hospital. The new group— Fields Corner Crossroads— hopes to roll out its... Read more
About 950 schools in Massachusetts are administering weekly pooled Covid-19 tests to about 300,000 teachers, students and staff, Gov. Baker said Friday from a Newburyport school. The Nock-Molin Middle School is among the participants in the state’s pool... Read more
John Barros will join the race for Mayor of Boston on Thursday morning after much speculation about a potential bid. Barros, 47, stepped down as Boston’s chief of Economic Development last week amid transitions across the board at City Hall. Mayor Martin... Read more
Starting March 11, teachers, early educators and school staff members will be able to try to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments through any of the state's 170 vaccination sites and mass vaccination sites plan to block off certain days to vaccinate... Read more
Rep. Jon Satigano— who jumped into Boston's race for Mayor on Feb. 22— raised more than $270,000 in February, a healthy haul that gives him more than $400,000 to fuel his candidacy. “We are so proud and excited to have earned the support of so many from... Read more
A woman who allegedly abandoned her newborn son in a Lower Mills trash barrel last Friday afternoon was charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment in Dorchester court on Monday. Marie Merisier, 33, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.... Read more
In a season disrupted by Covid-19, Dorchester Youth Hockey’s Under-12 Girls team has cause for celebration this week: They didn’t just play against all-boys and co-ed teams in the Boston Mayor’s Cup Youth Hockey Tournament last week; they won the whole... Read more

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