The imprisonment rate of residents of Boston’s communities of color – areas of Dorchester and Roxbury – are consistently double and triple the city average, according to a recently released... Read more
The Boston City Council on Wednesday approved a request by Councilor Frank Baker to ask the state legislature for 12 new liquor licenses for the South Bay Town Center project.
The company building the mixed-use complex says that... Read more
If you had $16 million that you could use for affordable housing, where would you spend the money? City officials are facing that question after Tuesday’s “yes” vote on Question 5, the Community Preservation Act, that will result in a one percent... Read more
Sonny’s – the longtime Adams Corner bar and eatery run by three generations of the Elia family – closed its doors abruptly on Oct. 26 after it was sold to new buyers. Richard Elia, the son of founder and namesake ‘Sonny’ Elia told the Reporter this... Read more
For the business community working to make the Fairmount Indigo Corridor a thriving hub for employers and workers alike, the consistently underperforming rail line that forms the corridor’s spine remains a consistent barrier to attaining that goal.... Read more
The Massachusetts unemployment rate in September fell to 3.6 percent, its lowest level since June 2001. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday morning that Bay State employers added 5,100 jobs in September, helping to... Read more
Members of the McCormack Civic Association threw their support behind an updated pitch for a mixed-use project proposed by Polish Triangle developer Doug George at their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening at St.Teresa of Calcutta.
The membership... Read more
The Lower Mills Civic Association voted 12 to 9 on Tuesday in support of a mixed-use proposal for several parcels of land, including the former Molloy funeral parlor on Washington Street.
After more than two years of discussion with community... Read more
Dorchester has a local voice on the Zoning Board of Appeals with the March appointment of real estate agent Craig Galvin. The 47-year-old Dorchester native spoke to the Reporter on Tuesday about his experience on the city board that gives approval to... Read more
Anh Nguyen, the new director of the Bowdoin-Geneva Main Street organization, is accustomed to working in communities where poverty and disinvestment have become systemic problems. Prior to taking the Dorchester posting in August, Nguyen was living and... Read more