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COVID-19 IN THE NEWS State tops 500k cases; Baker pushes on sites; Walsh tends to openings On Monday afternoon, as a winter storm was beginning its assault on New England, the state’s accounting of confirmed Covid-19 cases moved past the 500,000 mark even... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh swore in Dorchester native Dennis White as the city's 43rd police commissioner during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall on Monday morning. After being sworn in, White said he is accepting this honor on behalf of the Dorchester community of his... Read more
The mass vaccination sites open around Massachusetts had a "very good week" last week and Gov. Charlie Baker predicted Monday morning that those efforts are "gonna have a very good week this week too," despite a winter storm that could blanket the state... Read more
As Boston looks back on one year since the first COVID-19 case was announced in the city, Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday cited a continued improvement in COVID numbers and the city officially moved forward into Phase 3, Step 1 on the state's reopening plan.... Read more
Boston Police this weekend released images of a man they want to find in connection to the murder of a 19-year-old Dorchester woman who was shot to death near Four Corners on Jan. 22. The unidentified male is wanted “in connection” to the murder of... Read more
A winter storm that could dump more than a foot of snow on the city has prompted Mayor Walsh to declare a snow emergency beginning tomorrow at noon. The order includes a parking ban on emergency arteries in the city, including Dorchester Avenue and... Read more
Congressman Stephen Lynch tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, his office announced. Lynch is "asymptomatic and feels fine," his communications director Molly Rose Tarpey said in a statement, and he will self-quarantine and vote by proxy in Congress... Read more
Fuller Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 110 Fuller St. around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday for a fire that went to three alarms in part because no water came from nearby frozen hydrants. The BFD motor department was summoned and heated the... Read more
FENWAY PARK, BOSTON, JAN. 29, 2021.....Hot dogs and pricey beer won't be on the menu next week when Fenway Park opens up again. How about a COVID-19 vaccine and a view of the storied field that has seen some of the greatest and worst moments of Red Sox... Read more
Frustration about the state's rocky COVID-19 vaccine rollout and its impact on older adults continued to escalate Thursday, even as Gov. Charlie Baker promised more appointments would become available and the launch of a new call center to help with... Read more
An ordinance put forward by At-large Councillor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu yesterday would require that city health officials open at least one Covid-19 vaccination site in every zip code in Boston. The proposal comes amid growing criticism of a... Read more
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross will retire on Friday and Mayor Walsh has appointed Dennis White— who is currently Gross' chief of staff to become his replacement. White, who is African-American and currently holds the rank of a Superintendent,... Read more
Boston archeologists have unearthed a trove of historical details about a sinkhole that opened up in early December near a pathway in Ronan Park. At the time, a cursory investigation (involving an iPhone and flashlights taped to a paint roller) revealed... Read more
First Parish Dorchester has a new permanent minister. The Reverend Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd, who has served at the parish atop Meetinghouse Hill since last August, is the 24th “settled” minister in the parish’s 391-year history. Carrier-Ladd, who grew up in... Read more
Immigration is very personal to me in the present and in my past. After four years of hateful talk about immigrants by the previous resident of the White House, President Biden is going to work on legislative reform, rather than attacking the people who... Read more
In her 31 years at Brookview House, a Dorchester-based organization dedicated to women and children experiencing homelessness, president and CEO Deborah Hughes has never seen a crisis wreak havoc on vulnerable populations as Covid-19 has done over the... Read more
To the Editor: The past year has been one of immense awakening for the city of Boston. The joint crises in public health and racial injustice have forced us to confront the vast inequalities that plague our city. Yet as the city makes progress on many... Read more
Last week, the Boston Globe announced with a front-page mention an editorial initiative it has dubbed “Fresh Start: Revisiting the past for a better future.” It is a program, the paper said, meant to address the lasting impact that “stories about past... Read more
Boston permitted 1,023 affordable housing units in 2020 —the largest total since 2017— and that bodes well for the city in the coming years, said Sheila Dillon, who leads the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). She added that the onset of the... Read more
Dorchester native Larry DiCara, a former Boston City Councillor and one of the city’s most sought-after attorneys on municipal matters, is recovering from serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in a tragic accident earlier this month in Marion... Read more

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