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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that starting on Thursday, April 8 and continuing until Wednesday, July 7, the northwest parking lot of Pope John Paul II Reservation playground in Neponset will be closed to accommodate... Read more
Comcast launched the Comcast RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment) program in October 2020 with the intention to support thousands of BIPOC-owned (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) small businesses navigating the challenges of the... Read more
Massachusetts must increase entrepreneurship among people of color to help counteract a years-long decline in the number of new startups launching annually, and achieving that goal will require expanding support for minority-owned businesses, a new report... Read more
And then there were six. Kim Janey joined the field of candidates for Mayor on Tuesday using a superbly-crafted and compelling video that “introduced” her to the city she now leads. “I’m still not used to saying this yet,” she says as it opens. “But I’... Read more
Caitlin Shanley, a speech language pathologist at the Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester, embarked on a meandering, 21-mile run across the city on March 21. The 21-mile figure was a nod to the date — World Down Syndrome Day— chosen to symbolize the... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, state Rep. Brandy Fluker-Oakley, and Boston City Councillor Lydia Edwards expressed support for a minimum wage for tipped workers at a virtual Women’s History month event held on March 26. “Massachusetts Women Workers Rising... Read more
In a pair of votes last week the Boston City Council cleared the way for home cooks to make and sell food out of their own kitchens. The new law covers “cottage foods” that don’t easily spoil, like pastries, tortillas, dried fruit, and pasta. “This... Read more
Roughly one year after being designated as the nation’s first Covid-specialty hospital, Carney Hospital is once again welcoming back non-Covid patients for regular check-ups, procedures, and general care as it approaches a return to pre-pandemic patient... Read more
All-Inclusive Boston, a $2 million marketing campaign aimed at promoting Boston as a multicultural tourism destination to boost the city's hobbled hospitality industry, launched on Monday after months of planning that started under the Walsh... Read more
Nearly four years after a development team first submitted a letter of intent to construct a complex of buildings on the Port Norfolk waterfront, they may finally be moving ahead with community approval. On March 30, the BPDA hosted a public meeting on a... Read more
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a Boston activist to tell me that her daughter was in critical condition with COVID-19. She had likely acquired the virus while distributing masks and hand sanitizer to residents in the community, she thought.... Read more
It was more than a week ago when we first spotted what our family has dubbed “Dorchester’s Travelling Teddy” somewhere on the other side of the neighborhood from our house, if I recall correctly – on the far side of Park Street just before the Clam Point... Read more
Boston College High School last week hosted a celebration of friendship, support, and love honoring senior soccer star Anatoliy Berezyuk, who has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer since his diagnosis in December 2020. The outdoor,... Read more
As the mayor’s race shifted into a new gear this week with the entrance of acting Mayor Kim Janey into the four-year fray, newly-released reports show how much money the candidates raised last month to finance their campaigns. Councillor Andrea Campbell... Read more
Visitors making their way along the Neponset Greenway this spring may have wondered why there is a new above-ground pipe running along the trail. It’s part of an ongoing project helmed by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to repair an... Read more
A review of 2021 statistics released by the Boston Police Department on Monday suggest that reported crime incidents are down 25 percent citywide compared to the same time frame last year— and even more precipitously in three of the four police districts... Read more
Kim Janey, the Roxbury city councillor who has been serving as acting mayor for two weeks following the resignation of Martin Walsh, will seek a four-year term this fall, ending speculation about whether she will try to keep the job and joining five other... Read more
As a first-generation American growing up in Fields Corner, Carolyn Nguyen had no idea that she would one day be building rocket launch systems for Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’s space exploration company. However, she did enjoy dissembling the Barbies her... Read more
The new Price Rite supermarket — which opens today in Fields Corner— signals the return of a grocery market operated by a family with roots in the neighborhood that go back to the 1940s. The Slawsby family, which operates grocery stores in Roxbury,... Read more
It's official: Boston's acting mayor wants to drop "the acting" and be your mayor for a full four years. Kim Janey announced her candidacy for a full term in the fall election during a three-minute and 19 second video released this morning that ends with... Read more

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