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Standing in front of her three-level house in Somerville, Lena Sheehan looks down at the construction of a new high school and transportation hub just a block away. “I can’t get over it, I haven’t been here in so long,” she says. “This is the new T – isn’... Read more
As we celebrate spring, a number of activities usually define this time of year – cleaning, gardening, and social events that involve friends, family and food. It’s also National Animal Poison Prevention Week, a perfect time to inform pet owners and raise... Read more
Remember that time a woman in the post office ran over to you, gave you a big hug, and asked about your children? You had no idea who she was, yet it was pretty clear that she knew you. OK, maybe you don’t remember. But don’t jump to conclusions. Not all... Read more
“John,” a 48-year-old patient in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Addiction Psychiatry clinic who works in construction just outside Boston, managed to stay abstinent from alcohol for two years before the pandemic. He was stable on medication for... Read more
Uphams Corner Health Center has hired veteran non-profit administrator Kevin Cherry as its new chief financial officer. He brings nearly 30 years of financial management experience in both the education and health care sectors, including recent CFO roles... Read more
Since 2012, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has honored high school students or student-led organizations that “exemplify healthy life choices and demonstrate leadership by promoting wellness in their school community.”... Read more
Gov. Baker’s approval rating has tumbled since last August, but the Republican would still be the favorite if he decided to run for a third term in 2022, according to a new UMass Amherst/WCVB poll. The poll conducted by YouGov between March 5 and March 9... Read more
A federal judge said on Tuesday that he hopes to rule by April 15 on a lawsuit challenging the Boston School Committee’s system for selecting exam-school students without exams. The timing of the ruling would allow for students to get notified of their... Read more
Two weeks after setting up a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at Florian Hall, a team made up of Harbor Health Services staff, healthcare professionals, and National Guard personnel are envisioning a steady ramp-up of their vaccine rollout program via an... Read more
Jack Studley was only 12 years old when he brought his idea for a kids-run street hockey league to life. Six years later, Dorchester Street Hockey is still going strong. The way Paula Skalinski, a board member of Dorchester Street Hockey and director of... Read more
For the past two weeks, staff at the Harbor Health PACE center on Morton Street have been vaccinating at-risk seniors in Mattapan and neighboring communities as part of recent efforts by Harbor Health Services to stand up clinics at their Mattapan and... Read more
Debate continues over equity in vaccine access As the state prepares to move the Fenway Park mass vaccination site to the Hynes Convention Center later this month, the other Boston mass inoculation site is preparing to roughly double the number of shots... Read more
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

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