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Stephen F. Lynch As residents of the city of Boston, we share an appreciation for the city’s close proximity to the water. From enjoying the Tall Ships Parade of Sail in Boston Harbor to seeing young people learn how to sail and kayak near UMass Boston... Read more
Enhancements to Franklin Park, the redesign of Columbia Road as an active green corridor and the completion of the Emerald Necklace are part of the Imagine Boston 2030 final draft plan for Boston’s largest park. Last Thursday (June 8), members of the... Read more
Children from age 8 to 13 soon will begin spending their summer under All Dorchester Sports & Leadership, playing baseball at Town Field in Fields Corner. The program is a learning opportunity: no experience is required to play. “You don’t have to be... Read more
Construction is plugging along on the 1,085-bed residence halls at UMass Boston, university officials told a small gathering of community members at the Campus Center last Saturday morning. The two buildings at the “gateway” to the Columbia Point campus... Read more
As Boston experiences a population boom poised to put the city over the 700,000 mark, which will mean increasing pressures on the housing market, managing all the development is proving to be a beast for the Walsh administration. In an interview with the... Read more
Tom English’s bar and the adjacent Dorchester Market— two longtime businesses on a prominent Dot Ave corner in Columbia-Savin Hill— are under agreement to be sold this summer with the next owner eyeing a mixed-use project for the site. The buyer is Adam... Read more
Activists who worked to legalize marijuana last year say the bill the House is expected to vote on Thursday to change the ballot law is an insult to the voters and will allow the illicit black market to thrive. The Marijuana Policy Committee meets at noon... Read more
Mattapan resident Lumene Montissol signed a contract with New England Revolution’s 2017 Unified Team, which features seven Special Olympic athletes between the ages of 19 and 39 with and without intellectual disabilities. Montissole graduates Community... Read more
The MBTA will discuss how they plan to use a stretch of track in South Boston to test-out new Red Line cars at a public meeting later this month. Testing of the new Red Line cars will begin in 2019, with 252 new cars set to replace the entire existing... Read more
Advocates concerned about a lack of diversity among civil servants in Boston will host a community forum focused on the city's police and fire departments on Tuesday, June 20. The event is organized by the Boston Branch of the NAACP, the Massachusetts... Read more

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