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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
Last week South Bay welcomed its newest eatery to the fold as The Pearl, a locally owned and community-rooted seafood restaurant, celebrated its grand opening following months of pandemic-related delays. Prior to the onset of Covid, the eatery had been... Read more
Remote public meetings? Outdoor dining in place? Gov. Baker on Tuesday proposed keeping some pandemic-era policies such as remote public meetings and expanded outdoor dining in place beyond the state of emergency’s end now scheduled for June 15. Many... Read more
For 23 years, the FLAG (Friends, Lesbians, and Gays) Flag Football League has called Dorchester home. Founded in 1998, FLAG Flag Football lists its mission as “tackling stereotypes, building community, and transforming lives through sport for the LGBTQ... Read more
Stan McLaren, a longtime Dorchester resident and community health center leader, is the new president of Carney Hospital. He comes to the role after nearly four years as the president and CEO at Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center on Blue Hill... Read more

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