The University of Massachusetts will offer a select group of developers the chance to buy the former grounds of the Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester this year in a deal that could net the university a windfall sum. The university’s building authority... Read more
A popular Lower Mills restaurant has been sold and will close later in February for what will likely be at least two months of renovations. Ester, which opened in Lower Mills village four years ago in what was formerly The Ledge— was sold to a group of... Read more
The new chair of the City Council’s Education Committee, Councillor-At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, said this week that she wants to discuss options for how the School Committee is constituted and that she expects a hearing will be on the agenda within... Read more
Boston Arts Academy (BAA) will present a three-day production of “Dancing in the Streets: A 20th Anniversary Celebration” at the Strand Theatre this week. The Motown-infused contemporary performance ties together song and dance and features 60 student... Read more
Beacon Hill leaders have been unable to find common ground on a short-term housing rental regulation bill and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, apparently unwilling to wait for a new law, is laying out his own rules to govern an industry that's competing with... Read more
There were 26 locations in Massachusetts vying to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters but only one, perhaps the obvious one, made it onto the internet giant's shortlist: Boston. Amazon on Thursday announced that it had selected 20 cities -- out of... Read more
Two men from Dallas, TX face charges they went on a smash-and-grab spree in the Boston area last May that included a couple of local incidents. Fredrick Williams, 29, and Matthew Gallagher, 32, face six counts of breaking and entering at night with intent... Read more
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz spoke about the continuing need for advocacy on criminal justice reform at Boston’s MLK Breakfast on Monday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Good morning. It has been an intense, worry-filled, but also inspiring... Read more
Carolyn Saxon, a Dorchester resident and multi-talented vocalist and actor, is performing in SpeakEasy Stage Company’s New England premiere production of “Shakespeare In Love,” running until Feb. 10 in the Virginia Wimberly Theatre in the Stanford... Read more
Developers are moving ahead with plans for a mixed-use building to replace the Tom English Bar and Dorchester Market sites on a prominent Dorchester Avenue corner. Zoning review documents filed with the city of Boston last week show a five-story building... Read more
During last year, Dorchester households accounted for the largest share of assistance from a program aimed at preventing homelessness, according to a recent report. Metro Housing/Boston detailed the 2017 numbers behind its Residential Assistance for... Read more
A version of this story aired on WBUR 909.9FM, Boston's NPR News Station on Jan. 18, 2017. When people say politics is like making sausage, kielbasa maker Danny Morris just smiles. On a recent shift at the deli he has worked at for more than a quarter... Read more
The fate of the Mattapan High-Speed Trolley, a locally beloved offshoot of the Red Line serviced by 1940s-era cars, is the subject of renewed discussion after a collision last month took two trolleys out of circulation. With several months of winter... Read more
Well folks, we’re well into winter now- and that means snow days. If you’ve found yourself in a bind regarding child-care on a day when school is cancelled, check out Boston Center for Youth and Families. They offer drop-in child care for ages 7 and up in... Read more
State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, whose parents emigrated from Haiti, last week called reported remarks on immigration reform by President Donald Trump last week “a racist slur” directed at Haitians and people of African descent. She said she’d like to... Read more
Milagros (Milly) Arbaje-Thomas has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), which currently serves 3,300 students from Boston and Springfield annually in 37 suburban school districts. Arbaje-... Read more
In an emotional Facebook Live video posted last week, Fat Belly Deli and Blasi’s Cafe owner Kenny Blasi surveyed the damage caused by a September fire in his building’s basement, announcing that initial action has been taken to repair and reopen the... Read more
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Charles Washington, 44, to 10 1/2 years in federal prison, and ordered him to pay $1.84 million in restitution for his role in a ring that managed to impersonate wealthy customers of local banks and transfer money to... Read more
(Updated Jan. 16 at 11:28 a.m.) Boston firefighters are at the scene of a four-alarm fire that started in the basement of Codman Square Market. Fire officials responded to 573 Washington St. at about 9:18 a.m., according the the department Twitter. Smoke... Read more
A man was shot to death near Codman Square early Sunday evening, police said. Officers responded to calls of a person shot in the area of Kenwood and Washington streets at about 5:30 p.m. They found the victim, who has not been publicly identified,... Read more


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