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 launched a new music program in South Boston for children in grades 3-5.  Singers will learn folk songs from their own traditions while developing... 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
Growing up in New York City’s Chinatown, Ruby Chan experienced a childhood similar to that of many first-generation immigrants. Her parents, who had been engineers in China, struggled to find work without American degrees, so they opened up a Chinese... Read more
When I was growing up in the South End and Roxbury in the 1990s, my family (and most of the families around us) lived in affordable housing run by the Tenants’ Development Corporation — first behind Rosie’s Place, then across from the Piano Craft Building... Read more
Safety is the priority for the proponents of a cannabis testing lab that could occupy the top floor of a three-story building at Freeport St., the chief executive of the company told members of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s Planning... Read more
A federal judge last week tossed aside the convictions of two former aides of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh who were charged with bullying music festival organizers into hiring union workers. Kenneth Brissette, the city’s former director of tourism, and... Read more
Old paper mill on Hyde Park/Mattapan line
The federal Environmental Protecting Agency is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. The Neponset, from its confluence with the... Read more


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