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Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu is spearheading a “#BostonTParty” to protest coming fare hikes on the MBTA. The rally comes after two recent train derailments, within several days of each other, renewed focus on the T’s performance. Wu said on Twitter ... Read more
A sweeping effort to overhaul the state’s 26-year-old education funding formula is still in the joint Education Committee as a vocal coalition of proponents keep pushing for movement. The bill is similar to an earlier effort that died in conference... Read more
Three Dorchester students will attend Boston University as Menino Scholars this fall as members of the latest round of Boston Public high school graduates who will get a full-tuition scholarship to attend the university in the name of the late Boston... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury has convicted a 36 year-old man who murdered two sisters inside their Harlem Street apartment in 2011. Jean Weevins Janvier fled to Haiti after the double-homicide and was eventually captured by Haitian police and US Marshals... Read more
A neighbor who witnessed Monday’s police shooting of a 19-year-old suspect on Penhallow Street says that he joined officers in pleading with the young man to drop his weapon— to no avail. Leonard Lee, a longtime resident of the normally quiet, tree-lined... Read more
Police have arrested a 21-year-old Dorchester man who allegedly fled after an incident in Town Field that later led to a 19-year-old man exchanging gunfire with police before being fatally shot. Ernest Watkins was located and arrested late Tuesday night... Read more
There's a change in leadership at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the new registrar will lead a review of state-to-state data sharing processes after agency officials failed to pick up a May operating under the influence charge involving the truck... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved Linval Chambers's proposal to re-fit a long vacant chiropractor's office at 1 Peabody Square into his fourth Flames restaurant. But while Chambers had told neighbors and the mayor's office that he would offer... Read more
A Massachusetts Port Authority screening committee has recommended two finalists for the organization’s CEO position — and despite applying for the permanent role, acting CEO John Pranckevicius did not make the cut. The committee named Lisa Wieland,... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell on Monday released a multi-step plan she believes will help address systemic inequities inside the Boston Public School system. Based on four broader recommendations – a responsive central office, access to quality... Read more
Growing up on Dudley Street, Amber Torres saw the bustling Uphams Corner neighborhood as her “downtown.” Whether grabbing a bite at Brothers’ Supermarket, buying a new pair of shoes at Foot Locker, or just hanging out with friends, Torres knew the... Read more
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The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a 27-unit apartment building at 775 Morton St., on the corner of Wildwood St., after confusion caused by a shortage of board members due to holdups by city councilors on questions for proposed new members... Read more
Boston residents can register now to attend one or more Girls Nights produced by Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF). This series of free, girls-only events will be held throughout the summer and are designed to bring girls together in a safe and... Read more
A Boston Police officer shot and killed a 19 year-old man who was allegedly firing a gun at officers during a pursuit in the area of Town Field and Melville Avenue on Monday afternoon. The incident took place around 5:15 p.m., according to BPD... Read more
In the 10 days since a Red Line train with 60 aboard derailed in Dorchester, MBTA officials have been hesitant to offer an exact estimate of when full service would be restored, citing the complexities of repairing signal infrastructure wiped out by the... Read more
After a relatively cool spring, Ashmont residents can expect a heat check in the coming months. Flames, the Boston-based Caribbean restaurant chain, will be opening up a fourth location in Peabody Square later this year. According to Jenn Cartee,... Read more
Boston students will no longer have to scramble to find a pad or tampon while in school. Starting in the fall, Boston Public Schools says it will begin providing free menstrual supplies to schools that include students in sixth grade and above. The $100,... Read more
The VIBE Program presented a $5,000 donation to the Dr. William Henderson Inclusion Elementary School in Dorchester on May 16. The purpose of the donation was for the purchase of an assortment of equipment to support the school’s inclusive music program.... Read more
A ceremony last Thursday night at Florian Hall marked the culmination of a long journey for eight women as they graduated from the Career Family Opportunity (CFO) program, the flagship five-year program offered by Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a... Read more
Last month, a group of students at the Kenny Elementary School near Adams Village raised more than $200 at a multicultural crafts fair, selling trinkets like Vietnamese paper dragons, Guatemalan weavings, and Grecian urns for five cents each. When it came... Read more

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