The statement, released through an email from a Democratic campaign consultant is available below in its entirety. Read more
For state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, what happens in the next day or so will determine his political future. Much of it will depend on what he says, and more importantly, what his colleagues and local activists do in response to his arrest. Read more
Jul. 8, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick on Sunday signed a $32.5 billion state budget that raises state aid for public schools by 4.5 percent and counts on $700 million in health care cost savings to achieve balance. Read more
Jul. 5, 2012
After a year of reaching out to the community, Mattapan United revealed the results of resident feedback at its “give back” meeting Wednesday evening at the Young Achievers School.
Most respondents said the quality of life in Mattapan was fair to good, with few responses for poor or excellent. “People like living here,” said Donna Haig Freidman, director for the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, who gave a presentation of the main themes from the questionnaires, one-on-one interviews, and a recent “visioning” meeting. Read more
Jul. 5, 2012
After spending 11 years as a chef at Legal Seafoods, Tim Williams is starting anew at Community Servings, a non-profit food service based in Jamaica Plain. Williams, who was the regional executive chef for six Legal Seafood restaurants between Philadelphia and Washington D.C., decided to make a change when his wife’s job was transferred back to Boston. Read more
Jul. 5, 2012
In one of the largest gatherings of residents and stakeholders in Codman Square and Four Corners, over 130 people filled the Great Hall in Codman Square on June 19 to participate in planning processes for the neighborhood.
“I haven’t seen this much energy or resident involvement on a large scale in over 20 years,” said Candice Gartley, a long time resident who works at Codman Square Health Center, in a statement. Read more
The ongoing confusion around the boundaries of the city’s neighborhoods has been largely caused by decades of indifference by city officials who callously shifted lines and blurred boundaries to reflect political and demographic changes in the last century. This chaotic, cartographic tug-of-war has resulted in large sections of Dorchester and Mattapan being shifted back and forth to the point where boundaries on many present-day maps bear little resemblance to the realities on the ground in disputed areas. Read more
The proposed completion of the Neponset Greenway trail suffered another setback this week when federal transportation officials again passed over the project for grant funding.
The state was vying for a federal grant, known as TIGER IV, to provide money for completing the trail from South Boston to the Blue Hills. The proposal, now facing further delays as officials seek alternate funding sources, includes a pedestrian overpass at the Mattapan MBTA station and a bridge connecting Boston and Milton. Read more
Civic groups are pushing back against a proposed billboard on the Expressway Motors property on Morrissey Boulevard, arguing that it will become a neighborhood eyesore. Read more
Jun. 25, 2012
The proposed completion of the Neponset Greenway trail suffered another setback this week, after federal transportation officials again passed over the Massachusetts project for grant funds.
The state was vying for a federal grant, known as TIGER IV, to help provide money for completing a trail from South Boston to the Blue Hills. The proposed project also includes a pedestrian bridge at the Mattapan MBTA train station and a bridge connecting Boston and Milton. Read more