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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
Jim Lyons Mass GOP
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, the state’s top Republican, on Friday took aim at state GOP chair Jim Lyons over his support for a Boston City Council at-large candidate who posted anti-Asian comments on social media. Baker said Lyons should resign from... Read more
As I entered the Strand Theatre in Dorchester on a recent Tuesday, it was hard to stop looking around me. The immersive room was awash in color, displaying digital projections that danced over the walls, floors, and seating. Sunflowers, candles, scribbled... Read more
Jerrod Clark is once again putting Dorchester on the national football map. The 19-year-old Brighton High alumnus is a redshirt junior on the defensive line for the Division 1 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, currently undefeated and ranked No.15 in the... Read more
The good news is that no matter what, the Boston Public Library (BPL) has committed to either a major renovation or a brand-new branch library at Codman Square on the existing site. The pause in the matter for both the city and the community involves the... Read more
A group of Dorchester neighbors have filed a petition with the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) to make the former Melville Avenue home of New Kids on the Block phenoms Jonathan and Jordan Knight a city landmark site and the enthusiastic group believes... Read more
NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN, in partnership with the Dorchester Reporter and the Bay State Banner, will host, broadcast, and livestream an hour-long live general election Boston mayoral debate inside the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center on... Read more
The city will kick off what looks to be a long process to find the proper site for a new, free-standing community center somewhere in Dorchester. The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, along with the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) and... Read more
With the Red Sox and a mayoral race dominating headlines and television sets, many Boston voters haven’t tuned into the City Council at-large contest. Forty-five percent of likely voters say they don’t know whom they will vote for on the council balloting... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu has a wide lead over fellow mayoral contender Annissa Essaibi George, according to a new poll of Boston voters that put Wu ahead by 30 points, with a higher favorability rating and name recognition than Essaibi George... Read more
Massachusetts GOP officials spent thousands of dollars to help a Boston City Council at-large candidate who has taken to social media with anti-Asian posts, falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen, and lashed out about vaccine requirements. Donnie... Read more
Ward 16
Some of the Massachusetts lawmakers tasked with redrawing the state’s political boundaries are said to be considering the breakup of a Dorchester ward. The possibility has one local official threatening to launch a legal challenge to stop such a move... Read more
It’s a long ride from Mattapan to Seaver Street via Blue Hill Avenue, but Madison Park High is near and dear to the members of the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) and many residents as well. Few neighborhood associations in Boston talk... Read more
Michael Flaherty has a secret formula. When the polls closed the night of Sept. 14, he had just left Hyde Park’s Baptist College, which is in voter-rich Ward 18. As he drove to his campaign headquarters on Broadway in South Boston, numbers were already... Read more
Ed Markey in Boston City Hall 2018
US Sen. Ed Markey came out on Wednesday for City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign, citing her version of the “Green New Deal,” a localized proposal to deal with the withering effects of climate change. Markey’s support puts both... Read more
US Congressman Stephen Lynch is throwing support behind a former Dorchester teacher in the eight-person race for four City Council at-large seats. Erin Murphy, who came in fourth place in the Sept. 14 preliminary, said she was honored by Lynch’s... Read more
Essaibi George in Roxbury to roll out equity agenda
Mayoral candidate and City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George on Tuesday rolled out an “Equity, Inclusion and Justice Agenda” after a “listen and learn” tour that took her to the Bowdoin Geneva neighborhood, the Vietnamese Day Center in Fields... Read more
Ayanna Pressley at City Hall
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Friday said she’s backing City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu in the mayoral race. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, was elected to the Boston City Council in 2009, becoming the first woman of color to serve on the 13-member... Read more
An interview on GBH’s “Boston Public Radio” on Thursday sparked a back-and-forth between the two mayoral finalists, offering a potential preview of the distinctions they’re trying to draw ahead of Nov. 2. Asked about differentiating herself from City... Read more
Voting rights advocates are pushing for a new majority-Black Senate district in Boston and as many as nine new majority-minority districts in the House as part of a plan to increase the political clout of communities of color on Beacon Hill. A coalition... Read more

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