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‘Superfund’ status, clean-up could be in play years later The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will seek a “national priority” designation for a 3.7-mile section of the Neponset River that flows from Hyde Park to Lower Mills, according to agency... Read more
As concern about a novel coronavirus grows around the country and globe, the single patient confirmed to have the illness in Massachusetts remains in isolation as he recovers, public health officials said. The University of Massachusetts Boston student... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 7:35 p.m. on Monday on Delhi Street at Violet Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The shooting happened as residents were gathered in the nearby Mildred Street School... Read more
Non-profits in Suffolk County can apply for grant funds from a program administered by District Attorney Rachael Rollins, who will host an information session on the opportunity this week in Dorchester. The Community Reinvestment Grant program distributed... Read more
The State Police plan to deploy "dozens of additional patrols" to Massachusetts roadways starting Sunday, increasing the presence of law enforcement as a new distracted driving law kicks into effect. Motorists can expect to see troopers more frequently,... Read more
A police investigation is underway after a fatal shooting Thursday night in Dorchester. Police responded to a report of shots fired near 89 Woodrow Ave. at around 11:11 p.m., and found a man suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. The man, whose... Read more
Officials on Wednesday night arrested and charged a 17-year-old from Dorchester for the fatal daylight shooting of an 18-year-old in Dorchester in the afternoon. The suspect is being charged as a juvenile, his name has not been released. The accused... Read more
Last week, the Dorchester-based music education organization Boston City Singers and the Paraclete Center announced a new music program in South Boston for children in grades 3-5. It will launch next month. Singers will learn folk songs from their own... Read more
A report published in USA Today last week ranks UMass Boston as the third most diverse four-year college in the nation. The report, based on US Department of Education data and compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, is based on data from the fall 2018 semester. “... Read more
By Mary Nee Take a stroll through any grocery or convenience store during the month of February, and you will see a common sight – a barrage of heart-shaped chocolate. While these tasty treats are a great impulse buy for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart,... Read more
Boston is trying to throw some love to Chinatown amid concerns about a new Chinese virus that has sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in the city. Mayor Marty Walsh launched a social media campaign last Thursday encouraging people to... Read more
The idiom “Whistling past the graveyard” is defined as the attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation. Well, I’m all puckered up and ready to blow. Are you ready? The Red Sox loss of Mookie Betts might not the mean end of the world. There. I’ve said it... Read more
Katherine Newman will remain a UMass chancellor after she departs the Dorchester campus she has led for the last two years on an interim basis. UMass President Marty Meehan has appointed her to be System Chancellor of Academic Programs, a new position... Read more
Last month, a group of students in their junior year at Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) completed a two-week long onsite internship at a wide range of organizations across the city. The program, designed to give students valuable insights into... Read more
In an upcoming Ashmont Hill Chamber Music performance (Sun., March 15, at 4 p.m. at All Saints’ Peabody Hall), the Boston-based contemporary chamber quartet Hub New Music will team up with the renowned composer/harpist Hannah Lash for a new collaborative... Read more
When we think of Malcolm X we’re likely to think of a tall, proud, articulate black man. The Miles Davis of the civil rights movement, compared to Martin Luther King Jr.’s Duke Ellington. The name itself conjures a sense of being outside the mainstream,... Read more
Registered voters can weigh in early on the March 3 presidential primary beginning next Monday and ending on Friday. Unlike traditional polling, voters aren’t required to vote at their assigned polling locations; they can cast ballots at the location... Read more
A number of specially trained officers and agents from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are working in Boston with local US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, according to a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... Read more
MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak has accepted a recommendation by the MBTA Station Naming Commission to change the name of Dudley Station in Roxbury to Nubian Station. Poftak ordered MBTA staff to develop a schedule and plan to update station signage,... Read more
A proposal for a new 3-story, 30-unit apartment building on River Street won approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency last Thursday. The income-restricted rental units for senior citizens will be built on what is now vacant, city-owned... Read more

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