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A proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary on Clapp Street was met with some trepidation by community members at a recent meeting hosted by the John W. McCormack Civic Association and the group’s regular civic meeting.

Aidan O’Donovan and his... Read more

Roudnie Célestin will take over as Mayor Martin Walsh’s new Mattapan neighborhood liaison and citywide liaison for the Haitian community this week. A native of Pétion-Ville, Haiti, Célestin has lived in Boston since 2003. She is a graduate of UMass... Read more

The Fairmount Line is unique in the MBTA's commuter rail system, running almost entirely within Boston and serving a ridership that is primarily black and Latino.

Dorchester Rep. Evandro Carvalho wants the MBTA to experiment with changing... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh announced the creation of a new city fund this week that aims to combat the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies and protect the legal status of Boston’s immigrant and refugee citizens.

The fund will put $1.4... Read more

Mayoral candidate City Councillor Tito Jackson made an appearance at the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s first meeting of the fall on Monday, two weeks before the preliminary election. Jackson pitched his story and solicited votes from members... Read more

The corner of Dorchester Avenue and East Cottage Street would be transformed in a new mixed-use building on what is now the Tom English bar and Dorchester Market site, developers told the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association’s planning committee on... Read more

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate will host a conversation with former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. The talk will center around the role of government in promoting our nation’s public health... Read more

The fall civic association schedule will be kicking off again next month and a flurry of proposed building projects tops the agendas. The Reporter checked in with planning chairs and heads of groups around Dorchester and Mattapan to ask what... Read more

At a groundbreaking ceremony at Mattapan’s Olmsted Green development site on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $72 million in state funding for 25 housing projects across the Bay State, eight of them in Boston. In addition to Olmsted Green, another... Read more

Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, set Americans on edge over the weekend as officials in Boston cast a wary eye on a rally planned for Boston Common this Saturday.

In a letter Monday, anti-racism groups called upon Boston Mayor Marty Walsh... Read more

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