Boston middle schoolers in the KeySteps summer program spent a recent Tuesday learning about the Lower Neponset River and its Superfund site cleanup with the help of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state ... Read more.

This Saturday (July 27), Mattapan on Wheels will make its annual return for the 14th year with food, music, and a tour of the city’s green and blue spaces. This free event is sponsored by the Neponset River Watershed ... Read more.

The Boston Planning Department Board voted 4-0 last Thursday to authorize the first phase of renovations to White Stadium as the Wu administration moves ahead with a controversial partnership with a professional women’s ... Read more.

Jack Connors, a businessman and philanthropist long considered one of Boston’s chief powerbrokers, died on Monday at age 82 of cancer. He was one of the founding partners of the advertising giant Hill, Holliday, and ... Read more.

Mayor Wu announced this week that she is pregnant and her family plans to welcome a third child next year. “Conor, Blaise, Cass, and I can’t wait to welcome another little one to our family and to Boston,” Wu said in a ... Read more.

Democrats who represent Dorchester and Mattapan were swift to embrace President Biden’s decision to withdraw from the presidential race and enthusiastically echo his endorsement of Kamala Harris to step in as the party’s ... Read more.

Outrage over the demotion of a well-respected Boston Police officer triggered a larger discussion about the city’s commitment to overall policing reforms during a lively public meeting held in the basement of Roxbury’s ... Read more.

The escalating tussle over rights of way on Boston’s streets and sidewalks came to a head last Sunday (July 14) when a dispute between a motorist and riders on mopeds resulted in a fatal shooting. The victim was the ... Read more.

Roughly two-thirds of the work is now complete on a “missing link” of the long-awaited Neponset Greenway path between Tenean Beach and Morrissey Boulevard, a public works project that advocates say will be a game-changer ... Read more.

All of Steward Health Care's Massachusetts hospitals received bids as the for-profit company looks to sell off its facilities during ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, Gov. Maura Healey said Tuesday.

"We have ... Read more.

At a public hearing Monday afternoon, city councillors heard plans-in-progress for modernizing Boston’s review of development proposals.

The working draft summarized by officials from the Boston Planning Department ... Read more.

City Councillor John FitzGerald began a series of neighborhood walks throughout District 3 with a visit to Bowdoin Street on Tuesday, July 16. Although the extreme heat turned the visit into an indoor, round able chat, ... Read more.

A controversial proposal for major renovations to White Stadium will go before the board of the Boston Planning Department on Thursday. Members will be asked to approve a recommendation that would allow the city agency’s ... Read more.

In Boston, the availability of quality childcare and early education is limited and expensive. The gaps in access are highest in some of the city’s most racially diverse neighborhoods, including Dorchester, which has the ... Read more.

That’s the question we’re asking Boston residents this month as the city continues to develop its first-ever city-wide participatory budgeting process. But first, what is participatory budgeting?

When Mayor ... Read more.

I’m excited to let you know about two important programs that help our older residents save more money: The first is the Medicare Savings Program (MSP), which now offers more savings to more residents. Thanks to changes ... Read more.

If you watched the Boston City Council’s 12-hour budget debate on June 26, you might not have known that three weeks earlier, on June 5, the same council voted to approve 99.67 percent of Mayor Michelle Wu’s budget, ... Read more.

Mary-dith Tuitt of Dorchester was honored for her work serving women veterans like herself last month at the Massachusetts State House, where she received the 2024 Deborah Sampson Award from Gov. Healey and Veterans ... Read more.

The Friends of Grove Hall Branch Library have proposed renaming the branch’s second floor community space after civil rights advocate Mamie (Mimi) Jones, a move supported in a resolution by the City Council last month ... Read more.

Five University of Massachusetts faculty members were awarded the 2024 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching last month, including Dr. Mohamed Amine Gharbi, an assistant professor of physics at UMass Boston The prize ... Read more.

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