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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to grow at an expanding rate, Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday tried to put the numbers into a larger context, stressing that the higher figures are in part a result of increased testing in Massachusetts. On... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had "very productive" conversations Saturday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers around identifying, retrofitting and using college dorms, closed nursing homes and other facilities as extra medical... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot to death behind 86 American Legion Highway, near Franklin Hill Avenue, around 7:35 p.m. on Friday.
Unprecedented times have always been the catalyst for unprecedented leadership. As they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, people in Dorchester and the city are looking for just that, leaning on their local elected officials for guidance, connection to... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh reiterated Friday that officials are not planning a mandatory shelter-in-place order, even as he said changing circumstances could prompt a mandatory lockdown in the future. Walsh opened his regular segment on WGBH by stressing... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, representative for the Mass. 7th District, held a COVID-19 tele-town hall on Wednesday evening with Boston University School of Public Health Professor and Epidemiologist Dr. Sandro Galea, taking call-in questions from... Read more
Massachusetts officials say a man in his 80s who lived in Suffolk County has died from "COVID-19 related illness." The state's Department of Public Health said the man had been hospitalized and had "pre-existing health conditions that put him at higher... Read more
Looking at voter registration and voter turnout in various neighborhoods of Dorchester can be shocking. In Ward 15, 35 percent of registered voters have not voted once in the past six years. In an effort to improve registration and turnout, local... Read more
When Anthony Attride was hired as executive director of the Dorchester YMCA last summer, it meant he would be returning to an organization just blocks away from his childhood home on Fuller Street, where he lived until the age of five. Attride told the... Read more
Housing advocates are pushing for a total moratorium on evictions as the coronavirus pandemic descends on the region— a call that is finding support among state lawmakers, Mayor Martin Walsh, and some of the largest property management companies in the... Read more
The Friday after Sept. 11, 2001, I took the Greyhound bus from Boston to New York city to check on my friends and family. The place I had called home for 25 years was still reeling from the attacks, its residents in a state of traumatic shock. My mother... Read more
The last time Massachusetts tried to count its population the state wound up losing a Congressional seat. This time, Secretary of State William Galvin hopes Massachusetts can avoid a similar fate, even in the face of challenges exacerbated by the... Read more
Congressman Stephen Lynch on Monday hosted a live stream discussion about the COVID-19 with Dr. Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, an epidemiologist who specializes in infectious diseases and infection control at Tufts Medical Center. The livestream followed the... Read more
The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League) sent a letter to Governor Baker today asking for “immediate and substantial financial relief in order to avoid a partial or complete collapse.” The letter describes the critical role that... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker activated the Massachusetts National Guard on Thursday, planning to use up to 2,000 members for "logistical support and other assistance" in the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. In an evening press release announcing the... Read more
The Friday after Sept. 11, 2001, I took the Greyhound bus from Boston to New York city to check on my friends and family. The place I had called home for 25 years was still reeling from the attacks, its residents in a state of traumatic shock. My mother... Read more
It’s long been a staple of political campaigns in the city of Boston: Volunteers going door-to-door with literature promoting candidates and seeking votes. On Saturday, the Walsh administration will re-boot the old-school “lit-drop” to get out vital COVID... Read more
Boston City Councillors tested out their online platform at their regular Wednesday meeting this week with about half of the councillors checking in via Zoom Video Communications’ video chat meeting program in keeping with social distancing guidelines as... Read more
The Reporter's editor and publisher Bill Forry joined Chris Lovett from BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News to discuss the latest COVID-19 developments here in the neighborhood — including the conversion of Carney Hospital to a dedicated COVID-19 facility... Read more
The coronavirus is a serious public health crisis that is affecting every aspect of life in our city. I know that the changes have been disruptive, and the cancellations have been disappointing. Some working people are losing paychecks, worried about... Read more

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