A House bill proposed by State Rep. Evandro Carvalho that would instruct the MBTA to run more frequent trains on the Fairmount Line over a two year period has cleared an important hurdle at the State House.

Carvalho's bill, H2723, was reported... Read more

As state representatives prepare to vote to regulate and tax short-term rentals, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is withdrawing his own plan to govern the industry in the city, citing a need for more time to refine it.

In a letter to the Boston City... Read more

Another week, another few names in contention for a busy election season in Suffolk County.

Rachael Rollins, of Roxbury, former chief legal council for Massport and former Assistant US Attorney, pulled papers March 9 to seek the open Suffolk... Read more

Rachael Rollins has joined the field of candidates hoping to succeed Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley in the open race for the top prosecutorial position in Boston.

A Roxbury resident, Rollins has led the legal departments of major... Read more

Is building an aerial gondola over the streets of Boston’s Seaport district a good idea? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t.

But, whatever its merits or shortfalls, we hope that Boston’s political, business, and media leaders will slow their roll on... Read more

Relying on increased parking fees, more advertising dollars and some expected legislative relief from an employee-financing law, MBTA officials have scrunched down their projected budget gap to $36.5 million.

That is about two thirds smaller... Read more

Updated Tues. Feb. 27 at 2:00 p.m. -- The race for the Fist Suffolk District got a lot more streamlined on Monday, as state Rep. Evandro Carvalho announced he will no longer pursue the senate seat... Read more

The much-debated question of who would take over the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, the South Boston tradition helmed for the past few years by former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, now has a twofold answer. US Congressman Stephen Lynch and City... Read more

Perennial candidate, in wings for council slot, is seeking the open local Senate seat

With seemingly limitless optimism, Althea Garrison, the city’s 78-year-old perennial candidate, is in the running for two legislative seats... Read more

Linda Dorcena Forry is sticking around, just not in a seat in the state Senate.

The 44-year-old former senator has spent fully half of her life in public service, first as an aide to then-state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, then working in City... Read more


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