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A poll of Boston voters conducted by The MassInc Polling Group last week shows that the race for mayor of Boston remains wide open as six candidates— including four women who now serve as city councillors— seek a four-year term as the city’s top political... Read more
A poll of Boston voters conducted by The MassInc Polling Group last week shows that the race for mayor of Boston remains wide open as six candidates— including four women who now serve as city councillors— seek a four-year term as the city’s top political... Read more
Aiming to repair the "fabric of trust" between police and communities of color, Boston Mayor Kim Janey unveiled a series of reforms Tuesday including the launch of a new law enforcement oversight office tasked out of the gate with reviewing the case of a... Read more
US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke to the Reporter this week for his first one-on-one interview with Boston media since he resigned as mayor on March 22. Now three weeks into his tenure as a cabinet member, he talked about his new (hybrid) commute, the... Read more
Count Erin Murphy among the city council candidates opposed to Boston Public Schools policies that suspended the test for the city’s three exam schools last year and discontinued Advanced Work for select students in grades 4 and 6. A longtime educator... Read more
A 73-year-old woman was shot and killed while sitting on her porch on Olney Street in Dorchester on Saturday evening (April 10). Boston Police identified the victim as Delois Brown and said she was not the intended target. The shooting happened just... Read more
The 13th annual Taste of Dorchester fundraiser event will take place in a virtual format on Thursday, April 29 from 7-8 p.m. The annual event organized by Dorchester-based nonprofit Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) puts the spotlight on... Read more
Free public transportation "would be great," according to Boston's acting mayor, who also said Thursday that she hopes state officials are looking at ways to use federal aid to make transit more equitable. Mayor Kim Janey said in a radio interview she has... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that starting on Thursday, April 8 and continuing until Wednesday, July 7, the northwest parking lot of Pope John Paul II Reservation playground in Neponset will be closed to accommodate... Read more
Comcast launched the Comcast RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment) program in October 2020 with the intention to support thousands of BIPOC-owned (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) small businesses navigating the challenges of the... Read more
Massachusetts must increase entrepreneurship among people of color to help counteract a years-long decline in the number of new startups launching annually, and achieving that goal will require expanding support for minority-owned businesses, a new report... Read more
And then there were six. Kim Janey joined the field of candidates for Mayor on Tuesday using a superbly-crafted and compelling video that “introduced” her to the city she now leads. “I’m still not used to saying this yet,” she says as it opens. “But I’... Read more
Caitlin Shanley, a speech language pathologist at the Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester, embarked on a meandering, 21-mile run across the city on March 21. The 21-mile figure was a nod to the date — World Down Syndrome Day— chosen to symbolize the... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, state Rep. Brandy Fluker-Oakley, and Boston City Councillor Lydia Edwards expressed support for a minimum wage for tipped workers at a virtual Women’s History month event held on March 26. “Massachusetts Women Workers Rising... Read more
In a pair of votes last week the Boston City Council cleared the way for home cooks to make and sell food out of their own kitchens. The new law covers “cottage foods” that don’t easily spoil, like pastries, tortillas, dried fruit, and pasta. “This... Read more
Roughly one year after being designated as the nation’s first Covid-specialty hospital, Carney Hospital is once again welcoming back non-Covid patients for regular check-ups, procedures, and general care as it approaches a return to pre-pandemic patient... Read more
All-Inclusive Boston, a $2 million marketing campaign aimed at promoting Boston as a multicultural tourism destination to boost the city's hobbled hospitality industry, launched on Monday after months of planning that started under the Walsh... Read more
Nearly four years after a development team first submitted a letter of intent to construct a complex of buildings on the Port Norfolk waterfront, they may finally be moving ahead with community approval. On March 30, the BPDA hosted a public meeting on a... Read more
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a Boston activist to tell me that her daughter was in critical condition with COVID-19. She had likely acquired the virus while distributing masks and hand sanitizer to residents in the community, she thought.... Read more
It was more than a week ago when we first spotted what our family has dubbed “Dorchester’s Travelling Teddy” somewhere on the other side of the neighborhood from our house, if I recall correctly – on the far side of Park Street just before the Clam Point... Read more

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