With an early report expected to be released in the next month, researchers evaluating data from the Boston Police Department’s Body Camera Pilot Project are making the rounds to solicit feedback from community groups and offer updates on their progress... Read more
This election marks a milestone for the veteran woman on the council, Ayanna Pressley, who will have spent a decade in the at-large seat advocating for healthy communities once this next term finishes. “I’ve seen that as a mandate from the electorate to... Read more
This election marks a milestone for the veteran woman on the council,says at-Large Councillor Ayanna Pressley, who will have spent a decade in the at-large seat advocating for healthy communities once this next term finishes. “I’ve seen that as a mandate... Read more
The city council is staring down the last month of its legislative term, the election behind them and a diverse slate of councillors stepping up to the plate in anticipation of the new year. This year’s race reaffirmed their focus on at least one... Read more
Boston Police Officer Paulo Pereira has worn a lot of hats in his 43 years. Born in Angola, he has worked as custodian, as an airman in the US Air Force, and as a microbiologist. And in 2003, he joined the Boston Police Department as a patrolman. These... Read more
Laren England will rock a bold, Kate Spade ensemble as she walks the American Music Awards’ red carpet this weekend. The 16 year-old from Dorchester— who performs as Laren Taylor— is still a junior in high school, but she’s poised for a big break in her... Read more
224 Boston Street, a Dorchester restaurant that has been a popular destination for three decades, has been sold to a new owner, who, his real estate broker said, expects to keep the eatery open under the same name. Eric Aulenback, co-owner of three West... Read more
A man with dual Irish and US citizenship was arraigned in Boston last week on federal fraud and identity-theft charges that could put him in prison for four decades after he spent six years trying and failing to convince Irish courts to let him stay in... Read more
Though the current Uphams Corner library branch has served the community for more than a century in a section of the Municipal Building at the corner of Columbia Road and Bird Street, the city says it is time for an upgrade. At a well-attended meeting in... Read more
Greater Ashmont Main Street is crowdfunding for projects to beautify and enhance the Peabody Square plazas near the Ashmont T station. The fundraising campaign kicked off on Nov. 5 and seeks $25,000 in donations to qualify for matching grants. Greater... Read more
Lawyers are scheduled to face off Monday, Feb. 5 before the state’s highest court to determine whether a roughly $2 billion tax proposal can appear on the November 2018 ballot. The heads of major business lobbies, including Associated Industries of... Read more
The 2017 elections may have lacked the drama and intrigue for many voters looking for a reason to be engaged. But next year’s cycle should more than make up for it. Care about transportation and the MBTA? Then maybe the governor’s race will be the one to... Read more
The Mildred Ave. K-8 School in Mattapan was awarded $100,000 last week in recognition of their achievements in improving school performance. EdVestors awarded its Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize to Mildred Avenue at an event on Nov. 1. Boston... Read more
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) will honor 22 “community heroes” — including four people connected to Dorchester and Mattapan—at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Thursday, November 9. The celebration honors everyday heroes that provide... Read more
A tax bill introduced by the majority Republican Congress last week— the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” —would eliminate the federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (HTC) program, an initiative that has helped fund the rehabilitation of multiple... Read more
The Massachusetts House plans to consider substantial changes to the way justice is delivered, with a powerful committee polling members Monday on legislation to repeal certain mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes, grant people additional... Read more
Members of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association got an update on several developments in the bustling area at the group’s monthly meeting Monday. Dot Block: Catherine O’Neill, who represents the mixed-use project’s development team, said the Glover’s... Read more
Several large health insurers are sounding the alarm on the eve of Senate debate on a health care bill that seeks to shrink the gap between rates paid to the most expensive hospitals and lower-paid providers, warning that without changes the bill would... Read more
The AIG Hurling Classic is coming back to Fenway Park, this time in the form of a three-match tournament on Sun., Nov. 19. The event will feature four of Ireland’s top teams, with Galway taking on Dublin in a rematch of the 2015 contest, and Tipperary... Read more
Therese Murray will forever wield the Senate president’s gavel — on canvas, on the walls of the State House. A host of lawmakers past and present were on hand last Thursday evening to toast the former president, the first and only woman to lead either... Read more


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