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As the new legislative session gets underway, the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus plans to install a new chairperson as Rep. Carlos Gonzalez transitions out of the leadership position. Rep. Chynah Tyler, a Roxbury Democrat, will take over as chair of... Read more
Eric Tran Thai, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography on Monday for incidents in which he would sit in a stall in boys' rooms at Boston Latin School and surreptitiously video students in 2017, the US Attorney's office reports... Read more
Calling him a “good friend” and “stand-up guy,” President-elect Joe Biden today introduced Mayor Marty Walsh as his administration’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, a position that the 53-year-old Dorchester resident and past union leader... Read more
The Rev. John Predmore, SJ. chaplain to the staff, faculty, parents, and alumni of Boston College High School on Columbia Point, likes to go down to the sea again and again from his home on the school’s campus. After a recent walk along the edge of Boston... Read more
A new weekly pool COVID-19 testing program will be available to Massachusetts schools as part of an effort to bring more students back into the classroom, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday. Baker and his administration's education officials have... Read more
Calls to remove President Donald Trump from office after he incited a violent riot in the U.S. Capitol swept across Massachusetts on Thursday, coming from the state's Republican governor and every member of the all-Democrat congressional delegation. Gov.... Read more
(Updated— Jan. 7, 9:14 p.m.)— Mayor Martin Walsh has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of Labor for the Biden-Harris administration and on Thursday night the second-term Boston mayor said he plans to accept the job. "Working people, labor unions,... Read more
A day after Capitol Hill was wrought with chaos when a mob of Trump supporters, incited by the president, rushed the US Capitol building and forced Congress into lockdown, Boston's Mayor Martin Walsh joined a long list of elected officials calling for... Read more
Two petitions filed last week with the Boston Landmarks Commission are requesting that the agency designate two Dorchester properties — one at 19 Ashland St. in Clam Point and the other at 29 High St. on Meetinghouse Hill —as Architectural Conservation... Read more
Proponents eye a new vote Mayor Walsh on Monday vetoed an ordinance that would restrict how and when police can use tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets, saying in a statement that he had legal concerns with the measure, and that he supported... Read more
As the year and legislative session came to a close, Gov. Baker last week signed into law legislation creating a police accountability and oversight system under which officers need to be certified every three years and can lose their certification for... Read more
Massachusetts first responders will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations next week, while some of the state’s oldest residents will move up in line to access the crucial immunization, state officials announced on Monday. Marking another milestone in the... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host two virtual public meetings next week to discuss its latest plans for zoning changes in waterfront neighborhoods, including Dorchester. The proposed Coastal Flood Resilience Overlay District... Read more
A popular iced coffee chain whose Adams Corner location was shuttered by a fire in 2017 is set to make a return to the neighborhood in the coming weeks. John Lydon, who owns the property at the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan Boulevard where PS... Read more
Massachusetts has not yet experienced a confirmed post-holiday Covid surge on par with the one that followed Thanksgiving, Gov. Baker said Monday, but he cautioned that conditions could still change rapidly while also saying he assumes that the more... Read more
Leonarda Santos has joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center as Director of Operations. Santos comes to the Dorchester facility from her previous role as the practice manager for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) where she was responsible for the... Read more
Dr. Vibha Inamdar, a rheumatology specialist, has joined the team of physicians at Carney Hospital. Dr. Inamdar earned her medical degree at Sardar Patel University in India and completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. “We are proud to... Read more
Dorchester’s own “community DJ” was on the receiving end of a recent wave of artist grants distributed by Cambridge venue Club Passim. Shamara Rhodes, better known as DJ WhySham, was named as a recipient of a grant through its 2020 Iguana Music Fund,... Read more
Let’s face it. There’s not much suspense over last year’s top story. Without officially giving it away, it arrived like an unwelcome visitor in early March and has refused to leave since, touching every part of daily life in Massachusetts, and overtaking... Read more
The Ronald Mariano era is here, and there will be no gently paced transition period in the Massachusetts House. Mariano, a 74-year-old Quincy Democrat and longtime deputy to now-departed Speaker Robert DeLeo, ascended to the speakership on Dec. 30 with... Read more

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