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More than three-quarters of Boston voters support rent control to rein in soaring housing costs, according to a Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation poll published last week. One rent control supporter is Maria Mangiafico of East Boston, who... Read more
The vast majority of Boston voters believe racism is a serious issue facing the city, according to the recently Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation poll released last week. Gail Coutain of Mattapan — originally from Trinidad and Tobago — said... Read more
The events of the past year have highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of our food system, and the importance of investing in urban food production and land access. The pandemic has significantly increased food insecurity in Massachusetts, while... Read more
A campaign to re-light the sign atop the former Walter Baker Chocolate factory in Lower Mills is nearing the final stages of its fundraising phase, setting the wheels in motion for a project that would restore the iconic symbol of the neighborhood in a... Read more
Puerto Rican leaders and their allies, like US Rep. Ayanna Pressley, voiced support last Thursday for federal legislation that would allow the island territory to decide its future status as a state or something else, and urged state and local governments... Read more
On the same day that former Mayor Marty Walsh submitted his resignation to the Boston city clerk, he also sent a letter to the City Council asking them to move the upcoming preliminary municipal election a week earlier in September. Walsh pointed to a... Read more
Although the pandemic has pushed the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace to a virtual format for the second year running, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI) founder and Dorchester resident Tina Chéry is looking forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of... Read more
For many years, Boston’s mayors and members of its City Council have increased the School Department’s budget on an annual basis as an indication of their support for public education. The money appropriated for schools marks an increase far greater than... Read more
Families and caregivers looking for a fun April vacation children’s activity are invited to head outside for our second StoryWalk series in City of Boston parks, which began Tuesday (April 20) and extends through Mon., May 10. StoryWalks can be found in... Read more
A disproportionate number of eviction filings in Boston involved households of color during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the housing justice group City Life / Vida Urbana. By examining Massachusetts Trial Court evictions... Read more
The UMass Boston Coalition Against Gentrification – a group composed of campus union and student organization members – hosted a virtual campus community “Teach-In” last Thursday afternoon in protest of the negative economic, racial, and environmental... Read more
A federal judge ruled on April 15 that the Boston School Committee can proceed with selecting students for the city’s three exam schools via a formula based on grade point average and zip codes, rather than using GPAs and the traditional entrance exams.... Read more
Mayor Janey has appointed Celina Barrios-Millner as the new chief of Equity and Inclusion for the city. A Boston resident for more than 20 years who is now living in West Roxbury, Barrios-Millner was born in Venezuela and immigrated to Cincinnati with her... Read more
Last week’s column about the lack of maintenance of the state’s property alongside the Southeast Expressway and the MBTA tracks received quite a response. The trash and graffiti were certainly noticed by residents, and there were calls by readers to... Read more
More parents want their children back in classrooms this fall even if they aren’t comfortable sending them back into school buildings now, according to a new WBUR-Dorchester Reporter-The Boston Foundation poll. Only 49 percent of parents surveyed said... Read more
Now that all Massachusetts residents above 16 are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, a number of health center-operated sites and pharmacy locations in Dorchester and Mattapan are accepting appointments, with vaccine supplies for doses depending on the... Read more
Like most other facilities in the city of Boston, the Curley Community Center in South Boston – known to many as the L Street Bathhouse – closed its doors last March when Covid-19 reached the region. Unlike most other city facilities, it has not re-... Read more
As the guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd came down Tuesday, activists, organizers and politicians in Boston celebrated it as a step toward justice — while messaging that there was more... Read more
Boston Police checked for ballistics evidence Wednesday night at the scene of a shooting on Arcadia Street after which one man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two witnesses who live nearby on Draper Street, Mayora Sanusi and... Read more
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Boston School Committee can proceed with selecting students for the city's three exam schools via a formula based on grade point average and Zip codes, rather than using GPAs and the traditional entrance exams. US... Read more


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