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Proponents of the Boston-only ballot measure “Question 5” won a decisive victory Tuesday night, with voters overwhelmingly voting to adopt a one percent property tax surcharge to benefit housing, parks, and historical preservation. The city vote was 73.... Read more
If you had $16 million that you could use for affordable housing, where would you spend the money? City officials are facing that question after Tuesday’s “yes” vote on Question 5, the Community Preservation Act, that will result in a one percent increase... Read more
Favored by the bright fall foliage and fresh plantings, Department of Conservation and Recreation managers gave elected officials and reporters a tour of the 1.3-mile Neponset River Greenway extension last Thursday morning, offering an update on the... Read more
Michael Dennehy, the city of Boston’s director of public works for the last two years and a Milton resident, was voted in as that town’s administrator last week, leaving serious considerations like municipal contract negotiations on the table. Dennehy, a... Read more
Riders frustrated with long waits between trains and crowded cars on the Orange Line can look forward to 2019, when the MBTA expects to begin putting its new Orange Line cars in service and boost capacity by 40 percent. But in the meantime, T officials... Read more
Sonny’s ­– the longtime Adams Corner bar and eatery run by three generations of the Elia family – closed its doors abruptly on Oct. 26 after it was sold to new buyers. Richard Elia, the son of founder and namesake ‘Sonny’ Elia told the Reporter this week... Read more
With large developments rising in and around Dorchester and residents continuing to weigh the impacts on the neighborhood, officials from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) offered general updates on major Dorchester projects and planning... Read more
Three years in and optimistically eyeing a 2017 groundbreaking, the developers of the mixed-used Dot Block project said this week that they are juggling design and funding questions that will have delayed the start of the massive project next to a vital... Read more
Urbanity Dance, the largest contemporary dance company in Boston, will stage two shows at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester next Friday, November 18. “Call of Courage” is billed as a night of dance and storytelling to create a platform to depict bullying... Read more
MetroLacrosse honored the legacy of Adrianna Duffy at their season closing event at Franklin Field last month. Duffy was a longtime player in the league who passed away in 2009. Established in 2000 for city youth by founder Zachary Lehman, the program... Read more
The newest class of Operation Exit, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s intensive career preparation program for at-risk young adults, has achieved a high-water mark of success for the program. On Wednesday evening, Mayor Martin J. Walsh planned to join... Read more
Black Nativity opens in Boston on December 2 for three consecutive weekends, with 12 performances through December 18 at the Paramount Center in Boston. The textured and delicate voices of children and the sonorous voices of adults have enthralled Boston... Read more
In Savin Hill, the bellwether precinct where Clinton supporters outmatched Trump, 897-302, a steady trickle of voters walked up the dark steps to vote in the Cristo Rey high school library on Tuesday evening. Some said they felt prepared, having done... Read more
Seeking new approaches to the old challenge of providing services at home to those who have served in the military, Gov. Charlie Baker last Friday created an Advisory Council on Veterans’ Services. “This is a different age and a different time, and it’s... Read more
The boys soccer team from Dorchester’s Jeremiah E. Burke High School will play for a shot at the state championship today in a Division 3 semi-final match-up with Marblehead High School. The Burke boys— led by second year coaching duo Patrick Mudie and... Read more
Three people who got into an argument with Chaz Burton at a Mattapan party in March began punching him and when that wasn't enough, pulled wooden stakes out of the ground with which to beat him before one of them took out a gun and shot Burton in the... Read more
Voters in Dorchester and Mattapan voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, for legalized marijuana, for a surcharge on property taxes, and to keep a lid on charter schools in an election that saw a large turnout across city neighborhoods that exceeded... Read more
A pedestrian was struck by a car yesterday in Codman Square and remains in serious condition, police said. The vehicle hit the adult man at the corner of Norfolk and Withington streets at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Police said the driver stayed at the... Read more
Businessman Donald Trump stunned the nation and the world Tuesday, upsetting Democrat Hillary Clinton and positioning himself to become the 45th president of the United States in January. With a divided electorate, Trump surged to victory by racking up... Read more
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would be president Clinton in a walk if Boston— and Dorchester and Mattapan voters— were the only voters. The former Secretary of State is— as expected— cruising to a lopsided win in the Democrat-dominated capital city... Read more

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