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The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 34 Fessenden St. around 10 p.m. on Friday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Firefighters were ordered out of the building after one fell through a porch. He was uninjured and continued to... Read more
There's no shortage of questions about how the Baker administration has approached its effort to vaccinate more than 4 million people. Legislators have critiqued everything from the governor's decision to allow healthy young people to get vaccinated... Read more
'Pissed off' Gov. Baker pledges to fix failed website On a day when officials struggled to get the state’s vaccine appointment system back online after a frustrating website crash this morning, Boston continued to post encouraging numbers that show a... Read more
It was a question from the dentist we all dreaded when we were growing up. “How often do you brush your teeth and are you flossing regularly?” Then, as we aged, we realized how important good dental hygiene is. And, just like us, good dental hygiene is... Read more
The Franklin Park Zoo is welcoming guests back to its indoor exhibits now that the facility’s buildings are open in accordance with the City of Boston’s return to Step 1 of Phase 3 of Massachusetts’s reopening plan. The Tropical Forest, Bird’s World, and... Read more
Boston will offer a new round of scholarships for current EMS members as part of a program to increase diversity and inclusion among the ranks of Boston Emergency Medical Services. The funds will assist 16 emergency medical technicians who are now... Read more
Over the course of the past year, Boston’s Main Streets network provided vital support to a number of businesses in Dorchester hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Beyond setting up relief funds, several Main Streets organizations pitched in to help stand-... Read more
Dr. Daniel Solomon wasn’t just scared of a bad flu season. With the coronavirus still circulating, he was scared of even a normal flu season. “I was concerned about overwhelming our hospital capacity,” he said. “Our ICUs have been running on a thin margin... Read more
A senior-level director in charge of COVID-19 vaccination equity and an allocation of $10 million to community organizations for outreach and engagement in communities of color are part of a list of five demands outlined Wednesday by a new coalition... Read more
hThis article was originally published by WBUR 90.9FM on Feb. 11. The Reporter and WBUR share content through a media partnership. Even though more public school students will be able to return to classrooms in the coming weeks, some families in... Read more
For as long as he can remember, Dorchester’s Ryan Jones has loved to draw. “I was super shy and quiet” as a child, he says, and drawing was the outlet he found to express himself. At his Newark, Ohio, high school, his art teacher, Ms. McRay, helped him... Read more
Massachusetts residents who are 65 and older, those with two or more medical conditions, and people in low income and senior housing will be eligible to make appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations starting tomorrow. Gov. Baker told reporters in a press... Read more
Erin Murphy, a Dorchester resident, mother of three and longtime public school teacher who ran for city council at-large in 2019, said on Tuesday that she’s going to join a widening field of people who will seek election to a citywide council seat this... Read more
People age 65 and older, residents and staff of low-income and affordable senior housing, and individuals with two or more health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 will be able to start booking vaccine appointments Thursday, as the... Read more
A group of lawmakers will work in the coming weeks to extend COVID-era elections reforms so that they cover this spring’s municipal elections, then turn their attention toward securing a permanent overhaul to the state’s voting system. A bill that Rep.... Read more
To the Editor: It is not surprising that our current governor is floundering in managing the pandemic. His background in health insurance and his affiliation to the Republican Party suggests a vision of a private, profit-making health system. Such a... Read more
This article was first published by WBUR 90.9FM on Feb. 10. Growing up in Vero Beach, Florida, I acted as a translator between my mother and my teachers. My mom, a native Haitian-Creole speaker, was still learning English and my school didn’t have staff... Read more
The murder of 32-year-old Brandon D. Williams, who was shot to death by an unknown assailant outside his family home on Evans Street on Feb. 4, continues to roil his neighborhood. Unfortunately, too much of the outrage stirred by the atrocity has centered... Read more
Mass Farmers Markets and the Dorchester Winter Farmers Market unveiled a new structure at the Epiphany School near the Shawmut T station last Thursday that will serve as a food access point in the neighborhood for food-insecure families to obtain fresh... Read more
An upcoming show at Kingston Gallery in the South End will feature in its main gallery an exhibition by the artist Susan Greer Emmerson, a Dorchester resident. “Unraveling,” a solo collection of paintings and sculptures inspired by the changing... Read more

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