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Two years ago, the New England Patriots were preparing to play the Kansas City Chiefs for the chance to go to the Super Bowl and state Sen. Brendan Crighton was putting the finishing touches on a legislative proposal to legalize sports betting in... Read more
A day before President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were to be sworn into office in Washington, law enforcement officials in Massachusetts said they were not aware of any specific or substantiated threats of violence directed... Read more
Gov. Baker suggested last Thursday that he would sign a home rule petition from the city of Boston meant to do away with a special election for mayor if Mayor Walsh resigns before March 5. The city’s charter mandates a special election for mayor if the... Read more
A new state commission, established under a law Gov. Baker signed on Jan. 13, will be tasked with seeking out steps to address racial inequities in maternal health. The panel will explore ways to reduce or eliminate inequities in maternal mortality or “... Read more
On Jan. 12, I held my final State of the City, which was broadcast live from Boston’s newest civic treasure, the  completely rebuilt Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library  in Nubian Square.  The year 2020 was a tough one, and 2021 is a year for... Read more
With the Covid-19 vaccine in the early stages of the rollout in Massachusetts, a new polling report indicates that major disparities exist among different populations within the city of Boston as to whether or not to get vaccinated. In the summer of 2020... Read more
Based on current trends in administering its first vaccinations for Covid-19, Massachusetts would complete giving first doses to all Massachusetts residents in June of 2023. Since Dec. 15, first doses of the vaccine have found the arms of 206,190 in... Read more
For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of the St. Patrick’s Day parade through South Boston. “Due to ongoing state restrictions limiting outdoor public events to 25 people, the 2021 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day /... Read more
The Boston City Council last Wednesday debated the merits of a Home Rule Petition that, if approved through four stages of signoffs, would set aside a special election that, according to the city charter, would be triggered if Mayor Walsh vacates his... Read more
While there are plenty of unanswered questions about what the next 10 months hold for Boston City Hall, there is one certainty: City Council President Kim Janey will be the next mayor of Boston for at least a few months— and possibly longer. Janey will... Read more
Walsh resignation date is key The field of potential candidates to succeed Mayor Walsh, Secretary of Labor-designate in the Biden Cabinet, dwindled down over the last week as city councillors and others eyeing the seat waited warily to see what sort of... Read more
For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has canceled the St. Patrick's Day parade through South Boston.  "Due to ongoing state restrictions limiting outdoor public events to 25 people, the 2021 South Boston St. Patrick's Day / Evacuation Day Parade... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Akeem Polimis, 17 and a student at the Codman Academy Charter Public School, was fatally shot at 29 Ferndale St., near Codman Square in Dorchester around 6:45 p.m. on Friday. However, somebody loaded him in a car... Read more
During their virtual board meeting last night, the Boston Planning and Development Agency approved a proposal to transform the former Phillips Old Colony House, a landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017, into... Read more
Boston Fire Department responded to two fires that broke out in Dorchester on Thursday morning, leaving several residents displaced. Firefighters responded to the first blaze, at a three-decker home on Sudan Street, at around 3 a.m. The fire began in the... Read more
Bostonians’ Interest in Receiving Vaccine Lower in Communities of Color, Among Women A newly released National Science Foundation-funded report by UMass Boston researchers finds that 1 in 5 Bostonians plan to not get vaccinated, nearly half of Black... Read more
The Museum of Fine Arts will host its 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day community celebration online on Monday, January 18 to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King. The event will be held in partnership with Citizens, which has sponsored the MFA’s... Read more
Martinez ‘absolutely considering’ a mayoral bid Mayor Martin Walsh today warned that the rate of Covid-19 hospitalizations in Boston are reaching levels unseen since the pandemic’s peak surge last spring. The mayor and other city officials offered updates... Read more
The MBTA will receive at least $250 million in federal funding under the latest COVID-19 stimulus package, but agency officials plan to move forward with most of their planned service cuts and direct most of the new money toward the capital budget. MBTA... Read more
One of Moderna co-founder Derrick Rossi’s favorite things to say is that there are three keys to life on Earth: “DNA makes mRNA makes protein makes life.” The experimental technology behind Moderna and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines harnesses the power of... Read more


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