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While the non-profit sector is known for drawing the support of dedicated people who selflessly want to make the world a better place, numerous studies show that racial bias often creeps into the funding process, resulting in organizations led by people... Read more
Black Voices Boston, a performance project and collaboration between Celebrity Series of Boston and Rafael Palacios, artistic director of the Afro-Colombian dance company Sankofa Danzafro, premiered on the Series website on Dec. 6. Over the past month,... Read more
BC High successfully reopened for in-person learning this past September using a hybrid model, with two cohorts of students coming onto campus on alternating weeks. This model provided all BC High students with completely synchronous learning... Read more
The Adams Corner retail district is the new home of an Irish-themed store, Babe Mannion’s Irish Shoppe, which was expected to open for business this week. The store is owned by Bridget Nee-Walsh, who also operates Southie’s Own on West Broadway in South... Read more
Creative minds, talent, technology triumph over space and time Right from the beginning, the idea behind “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn” was to make audiences feel as if they were enjoying the Celtic-flavored celebration of the holiday season in the comfort... Read more
Some 200 people logged on to a virtual meeting last Wed., Dec. 2 as the principals from Accordia Partners LLC delved into economic impacts and housing affordability specifics for their massive Dorchester Bay City development along the Columbia Point... Read more
The Boston Society of Architects held a virtual conversation about sustainable homes and energy retrofits for small- to middle-scale housing last week as a part of its upcoming exhibition, the “Future-Decker Series.” The series features discussions... Read more
Mayor Walsh this week urged the MBTA to rethink its current plan to eliminate or scale back bus routes, ferries, and other services in an effort to offset a deepening budget shortfall caused by the pandemic. And Walsh’s critique— along with push-back from... Read more
Matt O’Malley, who has represented Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and Roslindale on the Boston City Council since 2010, will not run for re-election next year. O’Malley made his plans known in a message posted on his website last week, writing: “I am... Read more
A new poll suggests that an overwhelming majority of Massachusetts residents are willing to take a Covid-19 vaccine, though when they might feel comfortable doing so varies across racial and socioeconomic demographics, raising further concerns about... Read more
New eviction cases for failing to pay rent are on the rise in Massachusetts in the six weeks since a state ban expired, and housing advocates want a stronger response from Beacon Hill given the rise in COVID-19 infection rates and the looming end to a... Read more
The public health menace of the coronavirus will eventually subside, thanks to the marvels of medical science and, hopefully, a competent, federally led vaccine campaign under the new Biden-Harris administration. But how much more damage can our nation’s... Read more
This year, for the 26th year in a row, Neponset-based artist Celia McDonough has spent much of her free time toiling over the 13 watercolor portraits that will grace Project DEEP’s 2021 ‘Celebrate Dorchester’ calendar. The annual artworks have become... Read more
A recreational cannabis store at 517B Washington St. in Codman Square won unanimous approval to move forward on Tuesday from members of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal. The proponents of Low Key Dispensary, plan to convert an existing two-story... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans to re-open Venice Pizza at Savin Hill and Dorchester avenues. Venice Pizza closed in early 2019 after some 40 years in business. Jason Weissman, who owns the building, wants to bring back a neighborhood... Read more
Capacity limits will be lowered across an array of businesses, some indoor recreation venues will again close, and rules around mask-wearing and dining out will be tightened starting Sunday, as Massachusetts rolls back its economic reopening in response... Read more
A large sinkhole that opened up on Ronan Park hillside over the weekend has been cordoned off for safety while officials explore what caused the cavity and consider next steps in the repair process. The hole was first reported Sunday afternoon, after... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh called on the MBTA to rethink its current plan to eliminate or scale back bus routes, ferries and other services in an effort to offset a deepening budget shortfall caused by the pandemic. The mayor—speaking outside of the MBTA’s... Read more
The MBTA overestimated its budget deficit and could erase its argument for a controversial package of service cuts by using a less conservative outlook, according to an independent oversight panel representing cities and towns that help fund the transit... Read more
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

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