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Three weeks after Henderson Upper School principal Patricia Lampron was beaten unconscious on the sidewalk in front of the school — allegedly by a 9th grade student — parents, union leaders and city councillors sought to pressure BPS officials to do more... Read more
Dorchester residents will get a chance next month to weigh in on a massive development set for Morrissey Boulevard. The proposal for 800 Morrissey Boulevard, currently home to an “underperforming” Ramada hotel, calls for a six-story residential building,... Read more
With two major Requests for Proposals (RFP) out on the street this fall for Uphams Corner, City officials told those involved in the planning for the Uphams Corner Arts & Innovation District that the effort was at an exciting and pivotal moment. For... Read more
Fifty years ago, the newest face of health care in Dorchester was a line of mothers with baby carriages outside a storefront on Neponset Avenue. If the patients at the newly opened Neponset Health Center looked like a throwback to a time when a medical... Read more
As Thanksgiving arrives and we all think about turkeys, it’s hard to ignore the ongoing shock value of seeing wild bands of gobblers traipsing through the west side of Dorchester causing havoc, threatening people and just being downright odd on a daily... Read more
Boston and its neighborhoods are historic for certain, but rarely does the city have an opportunity to place landmark status on a site dating back before the Egyptian pyramids or England’s Stonehenge.  That is exactly what is being considered right now at... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen has decided against stepping in to fill the City Council at-large seat left vacant by Mayor Michelle Wu. St. Guillen, who serves on the city’s cannabis oversight board and had said she was interested in filling the vacancy for the... Read more
Blue Hill Ave
Federal transportation officials are set to send $15 million to Massachusetts for an overhaul of Blue Hill Avenue, a project aimed at improving access to public transportation and refashioning a key economic corridor of the city, US Reps. Ayanna Pressley... Read more
With the tallying of votes complete, an accounting of super PAC spending is in order. The outside groups, also known as super political action committees (PACs), raised $5.6 million, almost $2 million more than the $3.8 million spent in the 2013 race, the... Read more
Janey Wu
Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson, who served as Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign manager, has signed on as interim chief of staff for the nascent administration. The Wu transition team also announced that Attorney General Maura Healey's former chief of staff will... Read more
Essaibi George
Annissa Essaibi George on Friday took to Facebook and email to thank supporters of her mayoral campaign as she winds down her time on the City Council. “We all worked so hard in this race, and while I do wish the outcome was different, I will support... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen, who was one vote shy of becoming an at-large city councillor in 2019, is set to fill Michelle Wu’s seat when the mayor-elect resigns in the next few days. If a vacancy occurs among the four at-large city council seats, the runner-up... Read more
A former local lawmaker and the head of a Dorchester-based union are on Mayor-elect Michelle Wu’s roster of transition advisers as she moves toward her swearing-in next Tuesday and beyond. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former state lawmaker who served in... Read more
The swearing-in ceremony of Mayor-elect Michelle Wu is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16 at noon, inside the City Council’s chamber. In a statement, Wu said a “full inauguration” is scheduled for January. The swearing-in, through a “brief” oath of office, is meant... Read more
Bostonians for Real Progress
With the election days away, outside groups supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral bid raked in six-figure donations as Michelle Wu, Essaibi George’s rival, sought to block one of their ads from airing on television, calling it false and defamatory.... Read more
William Gross super PAC ad
William Gross, the former Boston police commissioner backing Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign with an endorsement and his own super PAC, took to television in the days leading up to the September preliminary. Looking at the camera and wearing a... Read more
District 4 Council candidate Evandro Carvalho hosted a campaign stop at the heart of Four Corners on Wednesday morning (Oct. 20), unveiling the new endorsement of State Rep. Nika Elugardo - whose district overlaps with part of District 4. Rep. Elugardo... Read more
The eight candidates vying for one of four at-large spots on Boston’s city council are chasing votes across the neighborhoods this week ahead of the Nov. 2 general election. With early voting kicking off this weekend, the race is widely seen as a contest... Read more
The super PAC chaired by former Boston police commissioner William Gross is ramping up its efforts to support mayoral contender Annissa Essaibi George while blasting her rival for the job, Michelle Wu. Details on the spending behind the new advertisements... Read more
With two independent polls showing her down by a 30-point margin, Annissa Essaibi George on Tuesday went on the offensive against mayoral rival Michelle Wu, as the two sparred over personal real estate dealings, education and fare-free public transit in... Read more


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