The state’s $1 million investment toward finding a way to prevent ticks from spreading Lyme disease is paying off, a UMass Medical School researcher said last week, and an additional investment could move an antibody proven in labs to protect mice against... Read more
Some Massachusetts community health centers are “essentially one snowstorm away from having challenges making payroll,” an expert on the industry’s finances said during a State House hearing last Wednesday. Leaders from community health centers seeking... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh, state Rep. Dan Cullinane, and state Sen. Nick Collins were on hand Tuesday morning adjacent to The Boston Home to celebrate the opening of Harmon Apartments, an $18.7 million development that will provide 36 fully accessible mixed-... Read more
Her approach: ‘Being out, and very present, to learn’ The newly selected superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, Brenda Cassellius, plans to be ready to dive deep into the community when she takes over the 54,000-student district on July 1. And... Read more
Milton native and Dorchester resident Marianne Hughes met her late husband, Patrick Hughes, just one week before the first Walk for Hunger through Quincy on Sun., June 8, 1969 where she and Patrick, then a Paulist priest and the founder of the event,... Read more
While overall state spending has increased substantially and maintenance costs have grown due to inflation, the annual state allotment for local road repairs has remained $200 million for six out of the past seven years. As a result, cities and towns... Read more
In Mayor Martin Walsh’s new capital plan for large investments by the city of Boston, at least 10 percent of spending will go toward prepping parks and infrastructure for the effects of climate change. The city’s resilience initiatives are wrapped in the... Read more
About 80 people packed a DotHealth meeting room last Wednesday evening as officials from the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) shared the agency’s draft plan for Glover’s Corner. While community members reviewed the plans, members from the... Read more
A change at the Massachusetts Lottery means some winners now won’t have to travel quite as far to collect their windfall. Effective Thurs., May 9, players will be able to claim prizes between $50,000 and $100,000 at the Lottery’s regional offices in... Read more
Ten organizations in communities across the state with some of the highest rates of gun violence will share a state outlay of more than $8 million as part of an effort to prevent and reduce gun violence and other violent crime among youth and young adults... Read more
Alain Pacowski and Kurtis Rivers are veterans of the Boston jazz scene who made a home for themselves at the Ramsay/Toy VFW Post on Woodrow Avenue in Dorchester. The musical duo, a guitarist and saxophonist who bonded during late-night jam sessions at... Read more
For the last year, the only things visibly moving on Morrissey Boulevard have been cars and a few bicycles, at least when the flood-prone roadway isn’t inundated with seawater and left impassable. A state-led effort to redesign the critical coastal... Read more
.Senate leaders unveiled a $42.7 billion fiscal year 2020 budget proposal on Tuesday, virtually mirroring the total spending figure in the House's budget approved last week but embracing additional revenues the other chamber avoided. The Senate Ways and... Read more
Capt. Haseeb Hosein, who has commanded the Area B-3 police district in Dorchester and Mattapan since 2014, was placed on paid leave on Monday amid a BPD anti-corruption investigation. The acting commander at B-3 is Capt. James Fitzpatrick, according to... Read more
Unless it plans to challenge the ruling in court, Wynn Resorts has 30 days to come up with the $35 million fine imposed Tuesday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in a decision that appears to clear the way for Wynn's $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor... Read more
Dozens of people packed a meeting in Jones Hill on Thursday evening for an update on a fatal quadruple shooting the day before and to seek guidance from officials on how they might help prevent a similar tragedy in the future. Just before 6:30 p.m. on... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh, Attorney General Maura Healey and dozens of survivors of victims of homicide gathered at the Louis D. Brown Institute in Fields Corner Thursday morning at a ceremony marking 25 years of community work by the organization. After a... Read more
The district attorneys for two eastern Massachusetts counties have joined with nonprofit groups to sue the federal government to stop immigration agents from making arrests at courthouses in the state. The suit alleges that for the last two years,... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal voted on Tuesday to approve a 5-story, 56-unit apartment building on what is now a vacant lot at 1970 Dorchester Ave., next to the Ashmont Red Line station. No one spoke against the proposal at the hearing. Developer Tim... Read more
At last, May is here and we Kids Menu people are itching to get outdoors to enjoy our neighborhood. From neighborhood beautification to organized outdoor activities, we’ve got the details here. (Note: Mothers’ Day is May 12! Don’t forget reservations for... Read more


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