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At a vigil for Jassy Correia Thursday night, attendees — who ranged from family members to neighborhood folks who came to offer support for the family — held candles outside St. Peter's teen center and remembered Correia's life. "She's a princess," said... Read more
Temperatures were frigid on the Blue Hill Avenue station platform Wednesday afternoon, but the mood was celebratory as music blared, attendees cracked jokes, and city and state officials gathered to mark the official ribbon-cutting opening of the newest... Read more
Listen to this story on WBUR. The rollout of the recreational marijuana industry in Massachusetts has been slow. And it has barely begun for two important sectors: minority entrepreneurs and residents of neighborhoods that have been disproportionately... Read more
The bagpipes are getting closer, along with the dulcet tones of the Massachusetts political class, because the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is just a few weeks off. Set for the Flynn Cruiseport in the Seaport District on March 17, State Sen. Nick Collins... Read more
University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan laid out a plan on Monday to create a new “online college” for adult students that he said could become the system’s bulwark against increasing financial pressures on college campuses caused by... Read more
The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) plans to preserve 21 units of affordable housing and build an additional 19 at two Dorchester multi-family housing facilities were given a major boost last week in the form of a $10 million... Read more
Mayor Walsh last week directed that $26 million in funding from the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Neighborhood Housing Trust, and the city’s Community Preservation Fund be put toward creating and preserving 515 units of housing in... Read more
The phone wouldn’t stop ringing for Carol Price. A seemingly endless stream of well-wishers called her every five minutes. When they couldn’t reach her, they called her mother. They called Monday to offer support and prayers after her 32-year-old son,... Read more
Citing the value of offering students additional structured schooling before they enter higher education, City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty called for a hearing this week to consider a Year 13 program in Boston Public Schools. Flaherty said the... Read more
The sixth annual Peace Cup – a hockey tournament to benefit the Martin W. Richard Foundation – will be played at the Canton Sportsplex, located at 5 Carver Circle in Canton on Sat., March 30 at 12 noon followed by a post-game celebration and neighborhood... Read more
As debate continues over the MBTA’s proposed fare hikes, Boston city councillors want to hold a hearing about withholding the $85 million the city pays to the agency each year to protest the state of service. Councillor Althea Garrison filed the measure... Read more
Reducing the MBTA’s budget deficit next year and improving service will be possible thanks to new revenue from proposed fare increases, according to the authority. But one board member, aware of the pushback the hikes have drawn, wants the state to... Read more
Almost 150 Mattapan residents cast ballots in late February to begin filling out the leadership bench for a newly-formed neighborhood council. Now with 11 of a maximum 21 board seats filled, the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council is already starting to... Read more
Lawmakers representing Dorchester and Mattapan found their way onto several critical committees for the 2019-2020 legislative term. First Suffolk state Sen. Nick Collins is now chair of the Joint Committee on Export Development; vice chair of the Senate... Read more
Academic and business leaders in Dorchester’s Columbia Point are looking to increase transportation options by adding a ferry stop in the quickly developing neighborhood that borders Boston Harbor. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston... Read more
Proponents of a new marijuana dispensary that would occupy a currently unused storefront at 144 Bowdoin St. presented their plans to a boisterous crowd at a meeting on Feb. 19 at Meetinghouse Hill’s First Parish church. Shirley Jones, president of the... Read more
Can the state afford to move to a fare-free transit system? Boston City Councillor Michele Wu thinks so. “Fare-free transit is about the idea that we should be setting big goals to match how big and how urgent our challenges are,” she told the Reporter... Read more
Eleven community preservation projects in Dorchester and Mattapan, ranging from new school playgrounds to urban farms, will receive funding from the city’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) fund, after the city council voted to pass the order today. A... Read more
Disproportionately low percentages of students of color in Boston’s lauded exam schools prompted a City Council hearing on Tuesday, where councillors probed school officials and experts from non-profits and educational advocacy groups on the barriers to... Read more
Upon entering Ripple Cafe in Peabody Square, customers see a framed black and white photograph of Ashmont Station dated from July 10, 1923. The scene is unrecognizable: a small stone building nestled amid a grove of trees, set beside a pair of railroad... Read more

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