Last month, the Boston Arts Academy broke ground on their new campus in the Fenway. Construction on the state-of-the-art facilities are expected to be finished by 2021; until then, BAA students will be learning in their new home on Charles Street in... Read more
Cullinane presses Gov. Baker, MBTA for update Findings in the long-awaited report on the future prospects of the Mattapan Trolley Line report assert that problems associated with the Red Line extension extend well beyond the status of the 75-year-old... Read more
With some gas workers facing the expiration of unemployment benefits within weeks as the National Grid lockout stretches into 2019, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday morning signed an extension of those benefits and gave union members a small victory to close... Read more
Days before she is sworn in to a second-six year term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took another step toward running for president in 2020. With an online video and a new campaign website, the Cambridge Democrat announced she is forming a... Read more
Vietnamese-Americans say a Trump administration move toward deporting some Vietnamese political refugees who came to the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam War has left a pall of uncertainty and fear in Dorchester’s Southeast Asian community. Under a... Read more
With Hyde Park attorney Ricardo Arroyo jumping into the race last week, there are now two candidates seeking the District 5 council seat currently held by Councillor McCarthy. Arroyo was a public defender until early December, when he left the job to... Read more
Five years in and facing the potential of multiple challengers in the upcoming municipal election, District 5 City Councillor Timothy McCarthy says he still brings a public works sensibility to his job. “I think you look at what I care about the most,... Read more
One of the easiest ways to grasp the extent of Michael Besson’s passion and intensity is to watch him play the guitar. His fingers a blur, he strums and picks the guitar strings at such speeds that they twang plaintively and seem likely to snap from the... Read more
The calendar for the next two weeks is creating some interesting interplay between a benefit bill for locked-out workers, Christmas and the end of the 2017-2018 session, and contract talks between National Grid and its 1,200 locked-out natural gas workers... Read more
It’s a nearly perfect vision – waking up Christmas morning with the children, and nestled under the tree is a big brown-eyed puppy with a bow attached to its collar. While this scenario can make a joyful holiday for some, it’s not ideal for every family.... Read more
A bill that aims to ensure confidentiality protections for first responders who seek mental health services from a peer counselor is on the move again on Beacon Hill, days after a Worcester firefighter died in the line of duty. Speaking in support of the... Read more
Last summer, on the night of July 21, a man who’d been creeping up on a group of woman at dbar followed one of them into the restroom and, she said, sexually assaulted her after she came out of a stall, a Boston Police officer told the Boston Licensing... Read more
Last Wednesday night was a very, very good night for hip-hop in Boston.Dorchester rapper Cousin Stizz became the first-ever hip-hop artist to earn Artist of the Year honors at the Boston Music Awardsceremony. He also took Hip-Hop Artist of the Year for... Read more
Several members from the JMBT’s Dorchester Studio, including Leah Vasquez-Watt, Lilyrose Lubangi, America Belle Cross, Arianna Shepherd, Ava Dennis , Claudia Hernandez, and Leiya Silveira, are featured inthe 31st annual performance of José Mateo Ballet... Read more
City planners are distilling feedback from the most recent public meeting on the Uphams Corner implementation process, which seeks to transform a number of city - and land trust-owned parcels in the village’s core into an arts innovation district. Some 90... Read more
This story was first published on December 12 by WBUR 90.9FM, Boston’s NPR News Station. WBUR and the Reporter have a partnership in which the two news organziations share resources and content. Emotions ran high at a City Council hearing last Tuesday... Read more
Dorchester has lost a longtime civic and business leader with the death on Dec. 14 of Loretta Philbrick at age 81. She had suffered a stroke in her home earlier in the month. Ms. Philbrick was a steady presence in the neighborhood’s banking industry. She... Read more
A small contingent of residents staged a “stand-out” last Wednesday demanding a meeting with state transportation officials in advance of a $3.5 million public improvement project planned for next year at the Morton Street/Gallivan Boulevard intersection... Read more
A greener, safer, and more accessible Columbia Road may be on the horizon. The LivableStreets Alliance is asking residents along the route to help shape what that future might look like. Talk of a redesign has persisted for years, but with a new survey,... Read more
Rosa Poincy, a tenant living in the Baker Chocolate Factory Apartments, received a letter on the day before Thanksgiving last year informing her that her Section 8 rent subsidy would be terminated less than a month later, on Dec. 18. “I see the letter and... Read more


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