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First, the bad news, from the good people – volunteers, all – who run the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. Last Thursday, they posted this message on their Facebook page: “We are hope you are all doing well. We know that the past year has been a difficult... Read more
A developer’s proposal to build a new complex of residences and mixed-use buildings on the Port Norfolk waterfront will get a new hearing this month. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has scheduled a virtual public meeting for Tues., March... Read more
The start of Boston’s outdoor dining program, originally set for April1, has been moved ahead to March 22 due to the forecast for seasonable weather, Mayor Walsh announced last Friday. The program that allows al fresco seating areas on city sidewalks and... Read more
The state’s congressional delegation is “furious” about service reductions at the MBTA and plans to have “hard conversations” with transit officials and Gov. Baker about reversing them, US Rep. Stephen Lynch said on Monday. Lynch joined Boston Mayor... Read more
Ed “Edzo” Kelly, a son of Dorchester with deep roots in both the local and national firefighting community, ascended to the highest fire union position in North America earlier this month when he was elected general president of the International... Read more
A federal judge said Tuesday he hopes to rule by April 15 on a lawsuit against the Boston School Committee's system for selecting exam-school students without exams either in time for students to get notified of their selection this spring - or to order... Read more
Ruthzee Louijeune, a lawyer with roots in Mattapan and Hyde Park, is joining the widening field of candidates seeking an at-large city council seat. The 34-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants said she is ready to bring her passion for community and... Read more
The start of Boston's outdoor dining program has been moved up from April 1 to March 22 due to the forecast for seasonable weather, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday. The program that allows al fresco seating areas on city sidewalks and parking spaces... Read more
Ending weeks of speculation about timing, WCVB reported on Friday that the U.S. Senate will vote on Mayor Martin Walsh’s nomination as Secretary of Labor on March 22. Walsh, 53, a Dorchester resident and past union leader, is expected to be confirmed by... Read more
The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) has thrown their weight behind Councillor Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign. “MNA nurses and healthcare professionals are proud to endorse Annissa Essaibi George for Boston Mayor because she stands with... Read more
People who are fully vaccinated against Cobvid-19 can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without having to wear a mask or to maintain social distance, the US Centers for Disease Control said Monday. Fully vaccinated people can also visit... Read more
As Fenway Park prepares to welcome back players, coaches, and a limited number of fans next month for the start of the new baseball season, the home of the Red Sox will be saying goodbye to the patients who have been churning through the turnstiles of the... Read more
Massachusetts received 58,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine last week, the first shipment of what could be a substantial boost in vaccination efforts here and across the country. But it’s not clear how that boost will play out or... Read more
“Unraveling,” the latest exhibition by Dorchester-based artist Susan Greer Emmerson, is now on display at Kingston Gallery in the South End through March 28. Emmerson told the Reporter that the title of the show refers to a “general sensation describing... Read more
World Water Day is observed each year on March 22. Since it was first designated as a marker by the United Nations in 1993, the date has served as a time to think about, and take action to address, the international water crisis. Clean water is not... Read more
Nine members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester have been named as finalists for the club’s Youth of the Year award, the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can achieve. Each of the following members has completed the nomination and... Read more
Magdalena Gaillot has joined the staff of Dorchester’s Mother Caroline Academy as the school’s Admissions and Outreach coordinator through a two-year grant from the Women’s Foundation of Boston. Students at the Academy will return to in-person instruction... Read more
People of my generation can tell you where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot. Nearly all Americans over the age of 30 remember what they were doing when they heard that the World Trade Center had been attacked on 9/11. Such... Read more
Deeqo Jibril, who was a candidate for the district council 7 seat in 2017, is now running for the District 4 seat that will be left open by Andrea Campbell. Jibril announced her intent to run on Saturday. She highlighted her work as a Neighborhood... Read more
Massachusetts will launch a new vaccine pre-registration system on Friday for its mass vaccination sites, transitioning away from the single-day bulk appointment drop that for weeks has left residents racing to secure slots. Bay Staters will be able to... Read more

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