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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
Boston Sports Clubs gyms showed “total disregard” for members during the Covid-19 pandemic by continuing to charge fees to customers who tried to cancel, Attorney General Maura Healey alleged last week as she unveiled a lawsuit against the company. On... Read more
While she said, “Right now I’m sticking exactly where I am,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has been in touch with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on criminal justice issues. “There are four DAs in the country that have just... Read more
Aisha Miller of Mattapan will serve as Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Chief of Civic Engagement for the City of Boston. She will fill the role left by Jerome Smith, who is leaving city government on Dec. 4. She is currently the Assistant Commissioner of... Read more
As more people get Covid-19 across the state, it’s inevitable that cases will pop up in preschools and child care despite health precautions such as wearing masks and rigorous cleaning. That’s what happened at Nurtury, which operates six centers and... Read more
Two years ago, the artist and activist Tran Vu, a Fields Corner native, organized Viet Family Stories, an intergenerational storytelling project that brought together a group of Vietnamese American artists, the young and the older, to share and reflect on... Read more
After contentious mid-summer debates followed by four months of closed-door negotiations, House and Senate Democrats on Beacon Hill reached a compromise Monday on a landmark police reform and racial justice legislation. The 129-page bill is based on... Read more
A new program within the Boston Office of Financial Empowerment launched Tuesday and offers residents free access to programs and services to manage income disruptions and other financial concerns brought on by the pandemic. The Financial Navigator... Read more
On the doorstep of reaching the state's highest court, Boston Municipal Court Judge Serge Georges Jr. acknowledged the impact of systemic racism on criminal justice and defended his peers who "try to get it right every day." Georges, the latest Gov.... Read more
A majority of Massachusetts residents believe that if the MBTA sharply cuts back on services to balance its budget next year those commuting options will not return after the state's economy fully reopens, according to a new MassINC poll. The MBTA has... Read more
During my six years working in the South End, I tried very hard to ride my bike from my home in Savin Hill into Boston. I rode for health and also in an effort to pry myself from frustrating fossil-fueled trips by car in rush hour traffic. Curiously, the... Read more
This holiday season is punctuated by unrelenting need – a need sparked by pandemic-induced job loss in neighborhoods already afflicted by poverty, health and economic disparities, and racial inequity. Children, families and seniors in Dorchester and... Read more

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