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A video shows two of three suspects believed to be involved in a pair of violent street robberies in Ashmont-Adams over the last two weeks. BPD video. Boston Police in Area C-11 are warning the public to be watchful after a pair of violent street... Read more
As she prepares to take over soon as acting mayor, City Council President Kim Janey is turning to a Jamaica Plain resident with experience in neighborhood planning and community engagement to lead the transition. Gustavo Quiroga is taking a leave from... Read more
As frustration with the state's vaccination efforts grows, Gov. Charlie Baker detailed plans to Monday to have 103 public vaccination sites open by the end of the week with an online map and registration portal ready for eligible residents to make... Read more
Firefighter battles fire at 24 York St.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 24 York St. around 7:15 p.m. on Friday for a fire that started on the second floor, then spread to the third. The department reports the fire displaced 14 people, but that there were no injuries... Read more
Boston Police say a woman was shot to death on Friday afternoon (Jan. 22) near Four Corners in Dorchester. Police responded to the area of Bowdoin Avenue and Washington Street at about 12:40 p.m. where they “located an adult female victim suffering from... Read more
The Boston City Council will discuss a Home Rule Petition during a hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. that, if approved, could set aside a special election that would be triggered if Mayor Martin Walsh vacates his seat before March 5. Watch the... Read more
The city is nearing the 50,000 confirmed covid-19 caseload mark, Mayor Martin Walsh told reporters during a press conference Friday. On Thursday, there were 461 new confirmed covid cases and 6 deaths, bringing totals since the beginning of the pandemic... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley said today that she is frustrated with the vaccination rollout so far in her congressional district, characterizing it as “delayed and disorganized” and calling for a better-coordinated effort to get the medication to people in... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley supports the push to skip a special election for a successor to Mayor Walsh, President Biden’s Secretary of Labor-designate, and stick with regularly scheduled elections later this year. “I think Lawrence has given us a great... Read more
Massachusetts will scrap a controversial mandate that students across all age groups receive flu vaccines, officials announced last Friday, walking back a months-old policy that the Baker administration had pitched as permanent. The Department of Public... Read more
More single-family homes were sold last year in Massachusetts than in any other year since 2004, despite a once-in-a-century pandemic that threatened the financial security of thousands of residents and dramatically changed the process of buying and... Read more
Neighbors opposed to a proposed five-story condo complex on what is now a vacant lot in Uphams Corner gathered outside a nearby apartment building last Friday to rally against the plan— and to call on city planning officials to respond to their concerns... Read more
Scuttling what looked to be a major session-ending accomplishment for the Legislature, Gov. Baker last week vetoed ambitious climate legislation over his concerns that key pieces of the bill could stymie housing construction, and that the Legislature did... Read more
Last month, just before Christmas, personnel from the US Department of Defense’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency landed in Hawaii after a “honorable carry” flight from Manila in the Philippines accompanied by the casketed remains of some 40 unidentified members... Read more
While the news is understandably dominated by Covid- 19 updates, there is an ongoing opioid epidemic still looming in our neighborhoods. In 2019, Massachusetts lost roughly 2,000 people to opioid-related overdoses, averaging 5 people a day. The... Read more
Four years ago, we posed this question in the days after the presidential election: “Is the American experiment in democracy equipped to survive a Trump presidency?” Our conclusion: “The American experiment in democracy will be tested, perhaps to its... Read more
Steve Bickerton first joined the Cedar Grove Civic Association (CGCA) as a junior member in the early 2000s when his father, Steve Senior, was acting president. Now, after serving for the last five years on the association’s executive board, the son is... Read more
Ray Bosquet, a senior basketball star at Cristo Rey High School, reached a significant milestone last week when he surpassed 1,000 career points in a loss against Austin Prep.  The 18-year-old from Dorchester has helped put a young Cristo Rey basketball... Read more
Dorchester Potteryworks is one of our community’s historical treasures. Founded in 1895 by a Connecticut man, George Henderson, and operated by him and his family, the company produced earthenware pottery for eight decades until it closed in 1979. The... Read more
Most sections of the Neponset River are safe for recreational use, including swimming, most of the time, according to a report prepared by the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA) and discussed during a public meeting last week. The annual report... Read more

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