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Cedar Grove Cemetery greenhouse opened for sales on Sunday The greenhouse at Cedar Grove Cemetery opened Sunday afternoon, just in time for Mother’s Day. The greenhouse— which sells plants and flowers— will remain open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m. The... Read more
Gov. Baker on Friday signed a bill enabling some restaurants during the ongoing state of emergency to include beer and wine sales with food takeout/delivery orders and pushing the tax-filing deadline to July 15. The restaurant provision in the bill... Read more
Housing activists continue to field urgent calls from tenants facing imminent eviction orders, even though a court-ordered pause on such removals will continue through mid-April. Meanwhile, as legislation to halt all evictions during the COVID-19... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh defended his decision to cancel Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and said the city's progress in containing the virus will determine whether the Boston Marathon is run next... Read more
Body includes one from Dorchester Mayor Martin Walsh today announced five appointments to Boston’s newly-commissioned Cannabis Board, which will review all of the city’s applicants for marijuana licenses. One of the appointed board representatives hails... Read more
Polls are open across Boston this morning— and until 8 p.m. tonight— for the presidential primary. According to Boston election officials, more than 13,000 voters took advantage of "early voting" at City Hall and select neighborhood sites last week.... Read more
Nearly 12,000 Bostonians — and counting— have decided to cast their votes early at City Hall or at one of several satellite polling centers this week, according to figures shared with the Reporter today. The actual presidential primary election day is... Read more
Two brothers who run existing businesses in Fields Corner hope to add a cannabis retail shop in a now-vacant office building on Freeport Street to their portfolio. Brian and Jaison Chavez made their pitch to the Clam Point Civic Association on Monday... Read more
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco was unanimously appointed as the new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston on Monday by the university system's board of trustees. A search committee last month identified Suarez-Orozco, a dean at the University of... Read more
After meeting, city official says impasse still in place The proponents of the Neponset Wharf development plan in Port Norfolk returned to the community last week to present an amended plan that would fortify the shoreline and see three condominium... Read more

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