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Earlier this summer, Muhammad Seven and the Spring, a local band fronted by Dorchester resident and songwriter Nima Samimi, enlisted the vocal power of several Boston City Singers choir members to create a virtual Black Lives Matter-themed tribute, “In... Read more
Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner Willie Gross said on Tuesday that Boston city departments and other agencies convened ahead of the Labor Day holiday to plan violence prevention and response efforts. Walsh said some sort of violence “is not unusual for... Read more
Nine current and former Boston police officers were arrested and charged by federal prosecutors last Wednesday (Sept. 2) for allegedly engaging in a years-long scheme to defraud the department of overtime pay. US Attorney Andrew Lelling announced the... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation’s Team MR8 will field its last squad for the BAA Boston Marathon this week through next Monday, but with a distinctive twist: The run will be done virtually. The 2020 BAA race was set to be the final time that Team MR8 would... Read more
Warning that a decade of federal funding is on the line, Secretary of State William Galvin alerted Massachusetts residents who have not responded to the 2020 US Census that mail is once again headed their way. The Census Bureau will send a second round of... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and family members of fallen Boston police officers joined Commissioner William Gross Tuesday at BPD headquarters for the unveiling of a new memorial dedicated to BPD officers who have died by suicide. The memorial wall, funded and... Read more
Robert Corrigan: Shaken, but grateful on the night of 9/11. Photo by Bill ForryNineteen years ago, the Reporter published its weekly paper on Sept. 13, 2001— two days after the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. One of the stories included an... Read more
With the drama of ballot counting in the Fourth Congressional District behind him, Secretary of State William Galvin called the state's first foray into widespread mail-in voting a "great success," but said he will need additional funding to ensure that... Read more
On Friday night, more than 100 spectators witnessed a gem of ADSL girls’ softball Majors championship game at Toohig Park. The event quickly grabbed the attention of the entire park ranging from toddlers in the playground to a men’s basketball game in the... Read more
Jalil Presley-Rogers from Bridge Boston Charter School and Tachenia Saintil from UP Academy Boston, both 13 and of Dorchester, were selected last month as two of 12 Boston Public School 7th graders to receive $10,000 college scholarships from the Red Sox... Read more
For five weeks this summer, a team of Boston teens worked on improvement projects at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, repainting interior walls and creating an exterior mural with the help of local artist Alvin Colón. The project was undertaken as part... Read more
US Rep. Joe Kennedy was defeated in his bid to bump Ed Markey out of the US Senate last Tuesday by a statewide margin of about 10 points, or 55-44 percent. In Boston, the margin was even bigger, with the 74-year-old incumbent besting the 39-year-old... Read more
“Big-e-low, Big-e-low, Big-e-low.” The chants echoed loudly throughout the game from the young black kids who watched from the perimeter of the cavernous Washington Park skating rink that was transformed into a basketball court for the summer. ‘Those... Read more
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Boston’s families safe, healthy, and equitably supported has been our top priority. That’s why we made the tough but necessary decision to close Boston Public Schools buildings in March. In a matter of... Read more
Less than a week has passed since we dispensed of the state primary election and we are already looking ahead to… September 2021? The Boston Globe this week reported that City Councillor Michelle Wu called Mayor Martin Walsh on Sunday to let him know that... Read more
Dot soldier marched on Bataan in 1942, then died; remains were deemed lost--until now, it seems The fog of war has hung over the family of US Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Beard for more than 75 years now, but maybe, just maybe, it is lifting a bit with the... Read more
On Sunday, five days after winning a four-person contest for the 12th Suffolk House seat, Brandy Fluker Oakley sat down with the Reporter to talk about her victory as a first-time candidate, her experiences canvassing and campaigning during a pandemic,... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday told the Boston Globe that at-large City Councillor Michelle Wu told him that she will run for mayor in 2021. Wu, who has not officially announced a candidacy as of Tuesday, has neither confirmed nor denied the report. “A... Read more
Key BPD ally deplores shift on walking beats in Bowdoin-Geneva area For many years, Fr. Richard “Doc” Conway has partnered with Boston Police to engage directly with residents in Bowdoin-Geneva near his longtime parish base, St. Peter’s Church. He has led... Read more
Boston has gone a week without a COVID-19 death, marking what Mayor Martin Walsh described on Tuesday as a "very encouraging" span. Walsh said 25 new cases of the coronavirus logged Tuesday brought the city's cumulative caseload to 15,967 since the onset... Read more

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