Activists who object to the proposed Dorchester Bay City project on Columbia Point delivered a petition to Mayor Michelle Wu’s office on Tuesday that asks for a six-month slowdown in the development’s review. The online petition, circulated by the group... Read more
On Tuesday this week, Mayor Wu came to the Mass Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) headquarters on Dorchester Avenue to highlight a key plank of her larger spending plan: $106 million to support homeownership and affordable housing. Wu plans to commit $... Read more
Annissa Essaibi George, the former city councillor at-large who ran for mayor in 2021, is back in the classroom. Essaibi George, who spent 13 years teaching at East Boston High School before she joined the City Council, is substitute teaching around the... Read more
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Thursday that her administration would be partnering with the City Council to hold four public listening sessions through the end of February to gather feedback as she prepares her first city budget, a reversal in the... Read more
Boston City Council President Ed Flynn assumed the duties of acting mayor after Michelle Wu left the city Friday for a family funeral. Wu is set to return Saturday evening. The president of the City Council becomes acting mayor when the mayor leaves the... Read more
Dorchester Fieldhouse Columbia Point
Two local nonprofits, The Martin Richard Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, on Wednesday filed with city officials their joint proposal for a 75,000 square-foot family-focused facility in Columbia Point. The move kickstarts the city’... Read more
There has been a lot of missing teeth in the development of buildings along Blue Hill Avenue for nearly two generations, but there is hope that those gaps will be filled in as the first 8 of 30 city-owned vacant lots along the Ave. were designated for... Read more
A new WBUR-Dorchester Reporter-The Boston Foundation poll shows a majority of Boston voters think the conditions on the MBTA are generally safe. But many say there is room for improvement after a series of recent accidents. In just the past five weeks,... Read more
The city’s Environment Department will hold its second virtual open house on heat resilience on Wednesday as it continues its work to mitigate the impacts of global warming. The workshop will be an opportunity to highlight existing heat relief measures,... Read more
On Wednesday, 12-year-old Journey Johnson stepped onto the train platform at Blue Hill Ave. station with a freshly stamped vaccine card in hand and big plans to celebrate the start of an immunized summer vacation: Coffee ice-cream, she said, her “absolute... Read more


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