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With the nation gripped in a partisan divide, a coalition that includes Dorchester's Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is launching a series of Oxford-style debates, starting with a one-hour ... Read more.

The housing crisis in Boston is often seen very clearly in the number of homeless individuals on the streets in various parts of the city, but the greater number of homeless – that being families and children – are mostly ... Read more.

Since 2004, an average of more than 100 local newspapers have shuttered in the US per year. This has left thousands of communities without any news organization to monitor the actions of local and state government. ... Read more.

There were tears of joy and simultaneous calls to action by community members last Friday as Gov. Baker and Cardinal Sean O’Malley joined Mattapan leaders at a groundbreaking event for Morton Station Village, a four-story ... Read more.

A group of excited neighbors and partners gathered on Blue Hill Avenue on Monday afternoon (May 23) for the grand opening of Unity Park, a 5,000 square-foot community space owned by Lena Park Community Development Corp. ... Read more.

With a backlog of police-involved shooting investigations left unfinished by former Suffolk District Attorney A Rachael Rollins, her successor, Kevin Hayden, is moving to clear out nine pending police-involved shooting ... Read more.

Two men, one 69 and the other 47, were beaten by a group of teenagers just outside the entrance to Shawmut MBTA station shortly before noon on Monday, according to Transit Police who responded to the scene. The assaults ... Read more.

A 32-year-old Dorchester man has been accused of using a 3D printer in his Columbia Road home to manufacture guns and ammo that law enforcement officials say were meant to be trafficked on the streets of Boston.

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For the 41st time, owners of homes across Ashmont took stock of their possessions and set some of them in their yards last Saturday for bargain hunters on the prowl at the annual Ashmont Hill Yard Sale. Sarah Alcorn, top ... Read more.

The Boston Public Schools system continues to fall short of an “acceptable minimum standard” in several critical areas, including transportation and special education, state education officials concluded in a withering ... Read more.

Two candidates hoping to win election this fall as the next state representative in the Fifth Suffolk House district earned endorsements this week.

On Sunday, Ward 15 Democrats endorsed Danielson “Donny” Tavares, ... Read more.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming was one of five people honored with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profile in Courage award on Sunday in Dorchester. A “lifelong, ... Read more.

A key bridge that links Dorchester and South Boston will close for the summer on Monday, June 6, as work begins to replace the nearly 100-year-old span that last saw major fixes in 1975.

The bridge, owned by the ... Read more.

Several businesses along Dorchester Avenue have been hit hard by a wave of graffiti targeting their properties in recent weeks, an uptick that is prompting at least one company to re-consider its plans to open for ... Read more.

Cat getting oxygen at Sargent Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 4 Sargent St. for what they ... Read more.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley today issued a reprieve for a Dorchester Catholic Church that was due to close its doors at the end of this month.

"After consulting with your pastor, Fr. Chris Palladino, and Archdiocesan ... Read more.

The MBTA pulled all of its new Orange Line and Red Line trains out of service Thursday after a braking system failure disabled one of the vehicles at Wellington Station.

T officials said they decided to take the ... Read more.

The U.S. Census Bureau said last year that it had counted 7,029,917 people living in Massachusetts in 2020 but in a report issued Thursday, the bureau said it had actually overcounted Bay Staters by more than 2 percent ... Read more.

Four candidates jostling for the recently redrawn Second Suffolk state senate seat participated in a largely congenial forum this ... Read more.

Traveling between downtown Boston and East Boston, including Logan International Airport, is about to become even more of a headache.

State transportation officials are preparing next month to kick off a major, ... Read more.

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