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It’s hardly business as usual at Unique Cuts, the Lower Mills barber shop, but at least it’s back in business. Serge Pierre, who owns the four-chair shop with his wife Myriam, re-opened on Tuesday, May 26, with strict new rules in place. The measures are... Read more
Dorchester businesses were not spared from the outbreak of vandalism and looting that hit Boston this week. Several stores were targeted overnight on Sunday into Monday. Morrissey Boulevard Wine and Liquors was one. “Some people broke in around 3 a.m.... Read more
With an infusion of $5 million into the city's Rental Relief Fund, Mayor Martin Walsh today announced that the fund will be reopened to a second round of applicants on Friday, June 5 at noon. Walsh dedicated $3 million to the program when it was first... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker brushed off the idea of imposing a statewide curfew on Monday after violence followed protests against police brutality a day earlier, and criticized President Donald Trump's leadership as "nowhere to be found" amid a time of massive... Read more
Mayor Walsh today commended the “tens of thousands” of people who participated in a peaceful protest against police brutality on Sunday evening in Boston, but condemned the violence that followed the event, in which numerous businesses were vandalized and... Read more
Downtown Boston turned into a battle zone Sunday night after a peaceful protest suddenly disintegrated into a spurt of violent clashes between protestors and police, including storefront looting that Gov. Charlie Baker described just before midnight as "... Read more
Another 789 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Massachusetts on Saturday, bringing the state's total caseload to 96,301. The Department of Public Health also reported 50 new deaths attributed to the respiratory disease. The average age of people who have... Read more
With their daughter Maya’s 10th birthday fast approaching, Mark and Barbara DeVico of Dorchester wanted to do something special. Maya, who is autistic and non-verbal, had been struggling to grasp the concept of quarantine, and suffering from the lack of... Read more
Yesterday at around 6:00 p.m., a peaceful standout in Peabody Square protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police drew around 100 supporters, many brandishing signs calling for justice, denouncing racism, and showing support for Black... Read more
The Boston Marathon has been run in some form every year since 1897, withstanding the 1918 influenza pandemic, two world wars and other disruptions. But with the state's path through the COVID-19 era still uncertain, the marathon will not take place in... Read more
In an initiative aimed at combating the isolation forced upon seniors and residents with disabilities during the pandemic, a Massachusetts nonprofit last week provided tablets to beneficiaries in some 25 nursing homes across the commonwealth, two of them... Read more
More people will be heading back to work over the coming weeks. The roadways, which have been relatively traffic-free for the last two months, are likely to get crowded again. In fact, it might end up being even more congested than before, if polling data... Read more
Rebecca Herst, director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at UMass Boston, has been awarded the 2020 Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Prize for her work in climate adaptation. Established in 2005 by UMass Lowell alumnus and former senior director of... Read more
For over 50 years, the nonprofit organization Project Place has served Bostonians struggling with homelessness and poverty by providing education opportunities, job skills training, housing, and support in finding a job. While the nonprofit’s annual... Read more
A new COVID-19 artist relief effort will allow Boston music fans to support their local artists by just pressing “play.” An initiative spearheaded by Erik Sarno of Union Sound in Somerville called “Mission: Music” will redirect royalties from streaming... Read more
City Councillor at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George of Dorchester is calling for the creation of a task force and a call-in “help line” that she says would support small businesses in Boston as they begin to reopen. She filed her proposals during the council’... Read more
Various departments of city government have been waiving fees and permits online for merchants planning to reopen this week, according to Dion Irish, commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). “The mayor has asked us to work collectively... Read more
“Take your time.” That was the key message from City Hall officials at an internet seminar on safety protocols for the city’s phased reopening plan held last week for small business owners. “We want to be really clear: Until you are prepared to open, you... Read more
Thursday for members, and next week for guests Zoo New England, the organization that operates the Franklin Park Zoo, announced this week that the facility will reopen for members only this Thursday (May 28) and to the general public starting next... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports five people were shot around 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street, in the Franklin Field development. Boston EMS transported the victims to three different hospitals. Boston... Read more

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