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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley will seek a second term in in November, she formally announced Monday morning. “At this defining moment, I know I am where I am meant to be — in Congress, working to both make progress on the issues of consequence facing the... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday denied a request from the owner of a house on Harvest Street to add dormers to her attic so she could build a master bedroom there and move in - after neighbors, the local civic association and several elected... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of Daventy Walker, 18, of Mattapan, for a double shooting on Washington Street on Saturday that left Treshawn Boyd, 19, dead. Police say Walker was arrested Wednesday afternoon by homicide, gang and... Read more
Rev. John Doyle dies at 93 The oldest of the six children of Donald Joseph and Mary Catherine (MacDonald) Doyle, he was born and raised in Dorchester in the midst of a loving family and enjoyed being part of St. Mark’s Parish where he attended its... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the construction of a new mixed-use building on what is now a vacant lot at 171-179 Bowdoin St.   The four-story project will include three commercial retail units on the first... Read more
America’s Food Basket supermarket on Geneva Avenue will close this month and will be replaced by a new supermarket operator with deep roots in Dorchester. The Slawsby family, which operates four Save-A-Lot supermarkets in Greater Boston, plans to renovate... Read more
About 30 neighbors attended a meeting hosted by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last Wednesday to review plans for a proposed senior housing complex on what is now a vacant lot on River Street in Mattapan. Reaction to the plan was... Read more
The committee searching for the next chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston wrapped up three days of interviews on Tuesday having met with 11 candidates vying to lead the Columbia Point campus. The search committee, chaired by UMass trustee... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men were shot on Washington Street at Normandy Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. One of the men was declared dead at a local hospital. The other victim is expected to survive, police say. Numerous... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Building Authority today issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek a private developer for the historic Calf Pasture Pumping Station and an adjacent site on Columbia Point. The ten-acres are the latest section of the... Read more
A federal judge who sentenced a Dorchester man to life in prison in 2006 under a law passed during the Reagan era this week reduced his sentence to 216 months, which means he could be freed later this year, about 16 years after he was first put behind... Read more
Onetime Dorchester resident and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy began a new role on Monday as president of the Natural Resources Defense Council. The NRDC is a non-profit based in New York City with offices in... Read more
Last Saturday, a week before the opening of their new multimedia exhibit “Into the Wiild,” Cliff Notez and Nick Martin stood in Dorchester Art Project’s blank white gallery space and tried to visualize the ways they would transform it into a jungle.  “... Read more
It appears Massachusetts will not follow some other states and eliminate cash bail in the court system — that’s if the state follows new recommendations from the Legislature’s bail reform commission. After a year of meetings, the Legislature’s 19-member... Read more
Seven weeks after the MBTA pulled its new Orange Line trains from the tracks to deal with a mechanical issue, the first set returned to passenger service Tuesday as T officials hinted further disruptions may come as the updated fleet rolls out. One set of... Read more
On Jan.12, 2010, I woke up to a sunny day in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In a few hours, I would be heading to Toussaint L’Ouverture Airport to fly back to Boston after a two-week vacation in my parents’ homeland, a break from the winter cold that my big... Read more
Starting this week, thousands of families started to tell Boston Public Schools where they want their children to enroll next fall. But the process can be daunting and exclusive — and in the end, the choice doesn’t belong to families alone. BPS assigns... Read more
William “Bill” Francis Devin, of Braintree and Nantucket, passed away peacefully in his home on Thurs., Jan. 2. He was 81 years old. The son of the late William H. and Madeline C. Devin, Bill was born in Boston and raised in Saint Gregory’s Parish in... Read more
With the priority school registration season for Boston children now under way, developers of a non-profit search and information tool are working to make sure that families who use it have the resources they need to choose the best schools for their... Read more
Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association (CSHCA) members received updates on various development projects in the area — including The BEAT, DotBlock, and Bayside— during a Monday meeting at the Little House.  Catherine O’Neill, a consultant hired by... Read more

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