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When Dorchester’s Elizabeth McNamara sets off with runners from all over the world in the 46th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, she’ll be running with a special person in mind – her mother Margaret – and with a special cause on her bib –... Read more
When Ruby was a pup, like most Wheaton terriers, she had a lot of energy. This meant that twice a day my husband or I would trade off long walks in the Blue Hills to tire her out. Our children were older and we were able to schedule these walks for the... Read more
After launching his re-election campaign over the weekend, Gov. Charlie Baker’s first move on Tuesday after an official trip out of state to start the week was to draw attention to legislation that aims to expand treatment for opioid addiction across the... Read more
Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, cracked the top 20 in U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of the best hospitals in America, with MGH coming in at number four. The rankings released Tuesday slotted... Read more
Codman Square Community Health Center celebrated its 39th anniversary last Thursday with an award ceremony that featured guest speakers Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and City Council President Andrea Campbell. Sandra Cotterell, the clinic’s chief... Read more
Attorney General Maura Healey has thrown her endorsement weight to a woman who hopes to unseat Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy next month. Katie Forde, a senior paralegal at Todd & Weld, LLP, earned Healey’s nod last week. “Katie Forde... Read more
Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, 38, enjoys long walks in the park, which, as the new executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), is probably a good thing. The Roslindale resident grew up in Baltimore and Ithaca, NY, but has lived in Boston since... Read more
Michael Patrick Murphy knows that history is cyclical. The South Shore native spent the formative part of his adolescence in South Boston and Dorchester, attending Boston College High School and UMass Boston. At that time, running from the late ‘80s... Read more
Codman Academy Charter Public School has always felt like a place where good things are happening. That was my impression when I first walked through its front doors 15 years ago and was warmly greeted by two young students. As I would learn, this wasn’... Read more
It was raining last Saturday morning, but Molly Ryan didn’t notice. She was already underwater. At 7:30 a.m., the Fields Corner resident hopped into the ocean with 21 other solo swimmers to take on this year’s Boston Light Swim (BLS), an 8-mile open-water... Read more
Six green-thumbed Dorchester residents were among the winners in the Mayor’s 22nd Garden Contest, an event that recognizes gardeners whose plantings have helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods. Errol and Jan Uys won first place for their shade garden;... Read more
The state has appointed a new receiver for the Paul A. Dever Elementary School: former Boston Public Schools commissioner and Boston Latin School headmaster Michael Contompasis. The long-struggling Dever is a Level 5 underperforming school on Columbia... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an outdoor workshop on Tues., July 31, at three sites in Savin Hill and the Glover’s Corner neighborhood to give residents and passersby their chance to talk about what the village could look like in... Read more
Framed under a dusky purple sky and sandwiched between three-deckers near Four Corners, the vacant lot was out of place in the urban landscape surrounding it. Mounds of dirt and woodchips created rolling hills. Raised beds, fanned out like rays of... Read more
It’s a primary rematch in the 12th Suffolk District, with incumbent state Rep. Dan Cullinane pointing to five years of legislative advocacy for the community and a hefty bank of support from other elected officials while challenger Jovan Lacet is railing... Read more
Dorchester based coffee shop chain Flat Black Coffee announced through their Twitter account Wednesday that their retail space by Peabody Square, currently housed inside Eastern Bank, has closed and moved to their Lower Mills location at 1170 Washington... Read more
There was no love lost between Secretary of State William Galvin and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim who squared off in a tense half-hour television debate on Tuesday evening, trading verbal punches and innuendo as the two battle in a Democratic turf war... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting Frederick O. Reynoso, 26, of Roslindale, on charges he shot Abran Castillo of Everett to death on Claybourne Street on June 5. Reynoso was formally charged with both murder and armed robbery for the incident... Read more
Under a white tent in City Hall Plaza Tuesday, the MBTA set up a mockup of the new Red Line car scheduled to hit the tracks for testing by March of next year. Before letting the public take its tour of the train car, Gov. Charlie Baker and Secretary of... Read more
The deadline to register to vote in the September 4 state primary election is tomorrow— Wednesday, August 15. Boston residents can check their voter status and register online. Eligible absentee voters may request a ballot by mail or vote in person in... Read more

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