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A view of the new dorms from the campus’ Mt. Vernon Street entrance. Jennifer Smith photo By Eliza Wilson To the Editor: Over the last few days there have been several news reports about what life is like for UMass Boston students living in the new... Read more
Traffic, parking, density, height, and environmental concerns from neighbors and elected officials around a large waterfront project at the tip of Port Norfolk stalled the plan’s progress in August. As the developers work on a new pitch, city officials... Read more
Alan Price will serve as the Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum starting next week. Price has most recently served as the president of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Before that, he was appointed by President Barack... Read more
Voters who will be out of town or otherwise unable to go to the polls next Tuesday have until 5 p.m. Friday to apply for an absentee ballot. According to Secretary of State William Galvin's office, which issued a reminder of the deadline on Tuesday, the... Read more
Under a white tent in City Hall Plaza Tuesday, the MBTA set up a mockup of the new Red Line car scheduled to hit the tracks for testing by March of next year. Before letting the public take its tour of the train car, Gov. Charlie Baker and Secretary of... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker sat down to sign the "grand bargain" bill on June 28 flanked by Democrats including incoming Senate President Karen Spilka, House Majority Leader Ron Mariano, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and Senate President Harriette Chandler. Sam... Read more
Last Thursday night, nearly 50 people attended an informal social gathering at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner to discuss housing, transportation, livability and economic development in Dorchester, with a goal to plot the best path forward for the... Read more
Explore the natural beauty of the Neponset River at the upcoming RiverFest, this Saturday (July 14) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free kayaking, rock climbing, live music, and more. The product of the Neponset River Watershed Association, this will be the... Read more
It has been a year since a devastating six-alarm fire ravaged the Treadmark building at Ashmont, and after some demolition of the original structure, the six-story building – with its promise of 51 affordable rental units and 32 condominiums – has risen... Read more
The Boston City Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of regulating short-term rental services like Airbnb and HomeAway, an ordinance that Mayor Martin Walsh signed into effect on June 15. In the citywide ordinance, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019,... Read more

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