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The Boston City Council will discuss a Home Rule Petition during a hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. that, if approved, could set aside a special election that would be triggered if Mayor Martin Walsh vacates his seat before March 5. Watch the... Read more
The city is nearing the 50,000 confirmed covid-19 caseload mark, Mayor Martin Walsh told reporters during a press conference Friday. On Thursday, there were 461 new confirmed covid cases and 6 deaths, bringing totals since the beginning of the pandemic... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley said today that she is frustrated with the vaccination rollout so far in her congressional district, characterizing it as “delayed and disorganized” and calling for a better-coordinated effort to get the medication to people in... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley supports the push to skip a special election for a successor to Mayor Walsh, President Biden’s Secretary of Labor-designate, and stick with regularly scheduled elections later this year. “I think Lawrence has given us a great... Read more
Massachusetts will scrap a controversial mandate that students across all age groups receive flu vaccines, officials announced last Friday, walking back a months-old policy that the Baker administration had pitched as permanent. The Department of Public... Read more
More single-family homes were sold last year in Massachusetts than in any other year since 2004, despite a once-in-a-century pandemic that threatened the financial security of thousands of residents and dramatically changed the process of buying and... Read more
Neighbors opposed to a proposed five-story condo complex on what is now a vacant lot in Uphams Corner gathered outside a nearby apartment building last Friday to rally against the plan— and to call on city planning officials to respond to their concerns... Read more
Scuttling what looked to be a major session-ending accomplishment for the Legislature, Gov. Baker last week vetoed ambitious climate legislation over his concerns that key pieces of the bill could stymie housing construction, and that the Legislature did... Read more
Last month, just before Christmas, personnel from the US Department of Defense’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency landed in Hawaii after a “honorable carry” flight from Manila in the Philippines accompanied by the casketed remains of some 40 unidentified members... Read more
While the news is understandably dominated by Covid- 19 updates, there is an ongoing opioid epidemic still looming in our neighborhoods. In 2019, Massachusetts lost roughly 2,000 people to opioid-related overdoses, averaging 5 people a day. The... Read more
Four years ago, we posed this question in the days after the presidential election: “Is the American experiment in democracy equipped to survive a Trump presidency?” Our conclusion: “The American experiment in democracy will be tested, perhaps to its... Read more
Steve Bickerton first joined the Cedar Grove Civic Association (CGCA) as a junior member in the early 2000s when his father, Steve Senior, was acting president. Now, after serving for the last five years on the association’s executive board, the son is... Read more
Ray Bosquet, a senior basketball star at Cristo Rey High School, reached a significant milestone last week when he surpassed 1,000 career points in a loss against Austin Prep.  The 18-year-old from Dorchester has helped put a young Cristo Rey basketball... Read more
Dorchester Potteryworks is one of our community’s historical treasures. Founded in 1895 by a Connecticut man, George Henderson, and operated by him and his family, the company produced earthenware pottery for eight decades until it closed in 1979. The... Read more
Most sections of the Neponset River are safe for recreational use, including swimming, most of the time, according to a report prepared by the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA) and discussed during a public meeting last week. The annual report... Read more
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
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said last week that her office is reviewing a complaint filed by a Dorchester woman against Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins over a Christmas Eve incident in Dorchester. The complaint, first... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last week approved a proposal to transform the former Phillips Old Colony House, a landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017, into a 219-unit apartment complex... Read more
A 17-year-old boy from Dorchester was found shot to death in a car in Quincy on Friday night (Jan. 15), according to Boston Police, who say they have arrested an 18-year-old man from Dorchester on murder charges. Akeem Polimis, a student at the Codman... Read more
Dorchester has long been known for its famed blue and white pottery, a distinctive look introduced toward the end of the 19th century by potter George Henderson that remains desirable in certain stoneware circles. Today. a Dorchester teen has taken up the... Read more


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