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A dozen people attended a Mattapan Cultural & Historical Walking Tour that was led by Allentza Michel last Saturday, Oct. 26. The walk started at the Solomon Lewenberg School and included stops by the Morning Star Baptist Church, Mattapan Square, the... Read more
Boston City Councillors Kim Janey and Ed hosted a hearing last Friday that took up the issue of public health disparities in Boston’s communities of color and also looked into how certain resources and measures could improve health outcomes across the... Read more
About fifty people attended a meeting at the Savin Hill Yacht Club last week to discuss a city proposal to extend resident parking restrictions on new streets in Savin Hill. The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) proposal follows a citizen petition... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. In her formal request for a hearing,... Read more
The proponents of a new condo development in Lower Mills have revised their plan to preserve an existing house and add more parking. Representatives from City Point Center LLC brought their latest plans for the site of the former Molloy Funeral Home to... Read more
Growing up in Boston in the 1970s and 80s, raised by a Canadian mother and Venezuelan father, Alejandra St. Guillen recalls a time when her neighborhood was racially and economically diverse and her family was paying affordable rent and had easy access to... Read more
Incumbent at-large City Councillor Michael Flaherty finished third in last month’s preliminary election, earning just under 14 percent of the overall vote behind second-place incumbent Annissa Essaibi-George.  “I got a great vote of confidence across the... Read more
Last Friday morning at Ripple Cafe in Ashmont, the blueberry muffin that David Halbert had ordered sat forlorn and largely untouched on the table in front of him as the at-large city council candidate spent the better part of an hour delving into details... Read more
Community members weighed in with their concerns about, and hopes for, the development of the former Bayside Expo property at civic-group-sponsored “Citizens Connect to Bayside” event last Saturday at the Boston Teachers Union hall in Dorchester. The... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public meeting on Thurs. Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leahy Holloran Community Center to seek community input and present the conceptual design plans for reconstruction of Pope John... Read more
A look at who’s on the at-large City Council ticket Eight candidates competing for four at-large seats on the Boston City Council will encourage constituents to vote in the polls tomorrow, Nov. 5. Here’s a look at the candidates, shown in the order of... Read more
Steven M. Rothstein will step down from his position as executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Deputy Director Rachel Flor, who will begin transitioning into the role next month and... Read more
Work to re-purpose the old Boston Globe site at 135 Morrissey Blvd. hit another milestone last week, according to the owner of the property that will be called The BEAT when it opens sometime next spring. All the new structural steel is in place, said... Read more
To the Editor: Imagine my surprise when I called the pharmacy department at the Walgreens located at 130 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester and heard the automated announcement after I had I placed my prescription refills: “This store will be closing on Nov. 5.... Read more
Boston City Councillors Ed Flynn, Lydia Edwards and Michelle Wu will hold a hearing regarding implementation of the Short Term Rental (Airbnb) Ordinance on Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Iannella Chamber at Boston City Hall. The hearing will... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today has closed a segment of Morrissey Boulevard (inbound and outbound) from Freeport Street to UMass Boston in Dorchester until approximately 3 p.m, due to roadway flooding caused by the incoming high... Read more
Families Creating Together, an award-winning program providing children of all abilities and their families with expressive arts opportunities, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at a “Dreaming of Community” awards dinner at 1st Baptist Church in Jamaica... Read more
Fit Kitchen, a free, interactive cooking class hosted by All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) that teaches youth and families how to enjoy eating healthy on a budget, will reconvene for its fall session in the coming weeks. The weekly class is scheduled to... Read more
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said Monday evening that he would be running for the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a panel he has sat on for 18 years and one at the center of the House's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump... Read more
A Dorchester man who used bleach to remove the ink from $1 and $5 bills and then used an ink-jet printer to turn them into bogus $100 bills will spend 15 months in a federal prison following his sentencing last week in US District Court in Boston.... Read more

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