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Last week, Mayor Kim Janey announced the Joy Agenda, a city-wide initiative that will feature a number of job opportunities for creatives, including the 2021 Transformative Public Art Program, which is now accepting applications. Last year, 24 public art... Read more
The Greater Boston Labor Council on Friday promoted its donation of a new freezer to a Mattapan food pantry. According to the council, Shirley’s Pantry “serves a community with one of the highest rates of food insecurity in all of Boston” and will help in... Read more
The Massachusetts Democratic Party will hold an in-person platform convention this September in Lowell. Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford sent an email to state committee members last Thursday outlining the plan, which will include an... Read more
Boston’s mayoral candidates discussed labor issues – including affordable housing, universal childcare, and reviving Boston’s hospitality industry – during a mayoral forum hosted by the Greater Boston Labor Council last Thursday. Moderated by Darlene... Read more
With ridership creeping up to its highest levels since the pandemic began, the MBTA will boost frequency on its subway system and more than two dozen bus routes next month, officials announced on Monday. A new summer schedule that takes effect on June 20... Read more
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was overwhelmingly successful at preventing serious infection in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, the company announced Tuesday, targeting early June to seek authorization for expanding use of the shot currently only... Read more
Wesley Ward didn’t know much about tennis before he first stepped on the courts at Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center ten years ago. Fast forward a decade, and the 20-year-old Mattapan native is headed to Northeastern on a valedictorian scholarship... Read more
The six candidates running for mayor of Boston met for the second time this week in a forum hosted by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department Wednesday where they honed in on criminal justice, substance abuse disorder, mental health, and homelessness. The... Read more
The metallic rush of steel percussion ­– the instrumentation of Hyde Park’s Branches Steel Orchestra – swelled as hundreds of people descended on Walker Playground on Tuesday evening for the final leg of the March for George and Justice. The rally at the... Read more
The Boston Home on Dorchester Avenue has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation to support two of its core programs, the B.Fit! day program and the Wheelchair Enhancement Center. The Boston Home, an innovative community for adults... Read more
It has been a year of uncertainty, but as the days grow longer and warmer, vaccinations continue and the number of Covid-19 cases trend in the right direction, there is a sense of hope on the horizon. As this time of stress and uncertainty tapers off, we... Read more
On June 21, 1974, Federal Judge W. Arthur Garrity issued his finding that Boston’s schools were segregated by the actions of the Boston School Committee. He ordered busing as a remedy beginning that September. There was fierce opposition to the ruling... Read more
Warmer weather has brought good news in Boston’s fight against the pandemic. Across our city, Covid-19 cases have dropped to their lowest levels in more than a year. And from Roxbury to Roslindale, East Boston to West Roxbury, the city’s residents are... Read more
In 2020, a Black community in Massachusetts that was on the rise got hit with increased public health, economic, and social challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic and racial reckoning during the summer. These events, compounded by existing health... Read more
The relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions this weekend includes ending many restrictions at Dorchester’s Catholic churches. St. Gregory’s pastor, Rev. Jack Ahern, shared a flyer describing the “full opening protocols” for Mass attendance that will go into... Read more
Sixteen young men from Dorchester are now alumni of Boston College High School after a graduation ceremony on the Morrissey Boulevard campus last Saturday that drew more than 2,000 members of the BC High community. “Our school will be forever inspired by... Read more
City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George secured an endorsement on Monday from Boston’s firefighters, who promised in a statement that they “will be heard and celebrated” in an Essaibi George administration. The sitting at-large councillor, a Dorchester... Read more
Two state senators introduced a budget amendment last week that is meant to increase transparency between lawmakers and MBTA officials. The amendment, co-sponsored by Senators Nick Collins and Walter Timilty, would require quarterly reports on all MBTA... Read more
UMass Boston received $37 million from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in May, half of which will go directly to benefit students on the Dorchester campus, said UMass President Marty Meehan last Friday. “Our students across the UMass... Read more
All but one Boston mayoral candidate participating in a Monday forum said they’d support rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, the harbor island that housed substance use and homelessness services, and several voiced support for making at least some MBTA... Read more

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