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Drop-box fire in Copley prompts orders for new security measures

Boston and federal authorities are investigating after a fire was set in a ballot drop box in Copley Square early Sunday morning, and Secretary of State William Galvin has directed all local election ...

Public meeting to kickoff Moakley Park planning process

Boston Parks & Recreation will host a virtual open house Tues., October 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to kickoff a discussion series called "Moakley Talks" which will focus on key aspects of the city's ...

Thanksgiving celebrations carry huge risks, Baker warns

Holidays will need to look different this year, state officials said as they recommended Thanksgiving celebrations be held virtually or limited to one household to minimize COVID-19 transmission risks ...

Mayor Walsh offers Halloween guidance: "Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters"

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today urged residents to celebrate Halloween safely this weekend by avoiding traditional activities, such as trick-or-treating, ...

New COVID-19 numbers highest in state's youngest age group

The Department of Public Health reported more new COVID-19 cases Thursday among those aged 0 to 19 than any other age group, the first time during the outbreak that the youngest group has represented ...

Accordia goes into detail on its Bay City plans

Roughly 150 people logged on to a virtual meeting on Monday as the principals from Accordia Partners LLC laid out the plans for their massive Dorchester Bay City development along the Columbia Point ...

A New Life For Her Old House: Fix-up show is restoring fire-damaged three-decker

On July 4, 2019, the three-decker on Mt. Everett Street that Carol Wideman had lived in for 40 years was badly damaged by a fire caused by fireworks that destroyed the house next door. Now, the ...

Dot's ADSL team excels in Charles River softball play

Girls from Dorchester’s ADSL Softball League have continued their softball season in the highly competitive Charles River Fall Softball League this fall, playing double-headers every Sunday morning.

DAP's store in Fields Corner is open, and it's fully stocked with homegrown artists' works

The new DAP store in Fields Corner stocks artwork, apparel music, and other products made by local artists. Dan Sheehan photo The Dorchester Art Project store is officially open at 1490 Dorchester Ave ...

Exam schools test timeout plan stirs questions about the long term situation

A controversial proposal to discontinue the exam used to place students into Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science for the upcoming ...

Three affordable housing starts in Dorchester get BPDA okays

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last week approved three fully-affordable housing projects in Dorchester and authorized the creation and installation of a new mural at the Mattapan ...

O'Bryant students lose on two counts: A trip to Europe, inadequate refunds

For the students at the John D. O’Bryant High School, a school-sponsored trip to Europe has become a rite of passage. While it was bad enough that last spring’s trip – set for April vacation week— was ...