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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
House Speaker Ron Mariano was supposed to put some political heft behind state Rep. Jon Santiago's campaign for mayor on Tuesday, but his trip to the South End to endorse the two-term Democrat turned into a major headache for the mayoral hopeful instead.... Read more
City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George secured an endorsement from Boston firefighters on Monday, promising in a statement that “fire-fighters will be heard and celebrated” in a Essaibi George administration. The current at-large councillor, who lives in... Read more
Rep. Lynch seeks $1.35M more to site Nursing School UMass Boston received an influx of $37 million from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in May, half of which will go directly to students on the Dorchester campus, according to UMass... Read more
High tides are expected to inundate Morrissey Boulevard next week, according to state officials, who say that the flooding between Freeport Street to UMass Boston is expected to result in lane and road closures. Thankfully, most of the flooding events... Read more
With Memorial Day right around the corner, many of us are eager to be a part of the anticipated very busy summer travel season. But as we look to get away, it’s important to take our pets into consideration – whether they’re traveling with us or not. Now... Read more
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey signed a city ordinance last week that will put limits on how police use tear gas and other crowd-control techniques. The measure, approved last month by the City Council on a 7-5 vote, will restrict the use of chemical crowd... Read more
Hoping to clarify its rules in the wake of a CDC announcement about mask wearing, the MBTA on Friday reminded its customers that face coverings are still required “while onboard vehicles, in stations and facilities, on platforms and bus stops, and... Read more
A group of 42 artists has reached a precarious point in their quest to save their Boston studios. Renters at the Humphreys Street Studios in Uphams Corner, they fear they will be displaced if an offer on the property is finalized. The artists had hoped... Read more
To the Editor: In July 2018, Otoni Eliseau was staying in the basement of the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Framingham with his friend, Jackson Sugrue, who all of a sudden became violent. Jackson would beat him; he’d smash his head against a coffee... Read more
Recently, on the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers’ communications platform, a health worker on Cape Cod posted the following message:  “I wanted to share what I consider a very successful conversation I had with a hesitant patient that... Read more
On May 1 a virtual livestream of the 2021 BAA Honors — Boston Arts Academy’s annual fundraising event — saw a star-studded cast and a series of music and dance performances by students and alumni raise nearly $1.7 million for the city’s only public high... Read more
After six years as principal of the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy’s (SJP) Neponset campus, Nick Cuomo will be leaving at the end of this school year to become vice principal at Miscoe Middle School in Mendon, MA. Stepping up to replace him is Erin... Read more
Years before becoming director of operations for Boston Uncornered, Inita Jones was a METCO kid, splitting her time between home life in the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester and school days in the wealthy suburb of Wellesley.  “I always had... Read more
Opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts rose by 5 percent in 2020, marking the first increase in three years as the numbers reached a level slightly higher than the previous peak in 2016. Public health officials announced last Wednesday that in 2020, a... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s Planning Committee held a virtual update meeting on local developments last Tuesday night, in which local residents shared concerns about noise, plans, and ownership of properties.  Four ongoing projects were... Read more
A federal judge last week sentenced Eric Tran Thai, 39, to 12 years in federal prison and five years of probation for his guilty plea to charges of two counts of possession of child pornography. Thai, a Dorchester resident, admitted last January that he... Read more

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