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Things look safe on the ground for incumbents in Massachusetts, from a polling perspective at least, as they head into the last weekend before the Nov. 6 election. Polling locations will be open on Tuesday from 7 a.m.- 8p.m. Polls show hefty leads for... Read more
Florian Hall was filled to the brim last Sunday evening as people from the neighborhood — some in wheelchairs, some on two feet, some with walkers — swirled around the dance floor as Tony Funches of “The Platters” and Joe Peters passed around the... Read more
Officials at the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) are stepping up their efforts to accommodate growth in a changing city as it is dealing with rapid growth, the threats of climate change, and long-overlooked neighborhoods being eyed by... Read more
Support is dwindling for a ballot question that would impose mandatory limits on the maximum number of patients that can be assigned to one nurse, according to a new poll out Wednesday. Thirty-one percent of likely voters in the WBUR/MassINC poll said... Read more
Two weeks after BPS officials proposed the closure of John W. McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point, members of the school’s community are urging the School Committee to consider other options. Jessica Tang, president of the Boston Teachers Union,... Read more
Locked out National Grid workers, members of local steelworkers unions, and representatives from environmental interest groups were all in attendance in the Boston city council chambers on Wednesday for a lengthy hearing on the safety of Boston’s gas... Read more
Almost 8,000 low-income students in Massachusetts are on a waiting list for after-school and summer learning, according to a new report that recommends tapping the anticipated revenue from marijuana sales to fund such programs. The Legislature’s... Read more
Calling for “real money on the table” as part of any deal, Attorney General Maura Healey on Monday night said she would prioritize low-income communities and community-based hospitals in her continuing review of the Beth Israel Deaconess-Lahey Health mega... Read more
“Artists are doing incredible work in every neighborhood of our city, and it’s important that we continue to recognize and support their efforts,” said Mayor Walsh this week in announcing what some of the 2018 Opportunity Fund fourth-round grantees had... Read more
Cambridge’s Lesley University recently named Dorchester native Amarildo “Lilu” Barbosa as its first-ever chief diversity officer. Barbosa was director of Lesley’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Inclusion for two years prior to his appointment... Read more
From left: Bill Forry, Supt. Nora Baston, Deputy Supt. Gerard Bailey, Rev. Doc Conway, Commissioner William Gross, Capt. Jack Danilecki and Ed Forry. Three individuals who have been helping Dorchester families for decades were among the honorees at last... Read more
A new playground at Tenean Beach should be completed by the spring, state officials said this week, refreshing a local gathering area on the banks of Dorchester Bay. The $350,000 fully accessible playground is an ongoing Massachusetts Department of... Read more
In Massachusetts, jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are plentiful—but the number of Boston students on track to enter these occupations is not keeping pace. The National Science Foundation, researchers from Tufts,... Read more
A 25 year-old man from Dorchester was arrested on illegal gun charges on Tuesday morning after Boston Police attached to the C-11 Drug Control Unit and Youth Violence Task Force executed a search warrant at 250 Park St. The suspect, Sylvester King, was... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that after a Dorchester 16-year-old gets out of the hospital, he’ll be formally charged with a variety of gun offenses for a fight at the Morton Street Walgreens in which he managed to shoot both his target and himself... Read more
The city launched early voting for the 2018 midterm elections on Mon., Oct. 22. Voters in the city who choose to cast their ballots before the election on Tues., Nov. 6 can do so through Friday, Nov. 2. Votes may be cast at Boston City Hall on Mondays,... Read more
Peter Palumbo, a familiar face in Dorchester’s restaurant scene after 15 years in the kitchen at Venezia’s in Port Norfolk, has taken his talents to a new hot spot: The Industry in Adams Corner. It’s a big boost for the Adams Street bar and eatery, which... Read more
The Calf Pasture Pumping Station, a towering, decaying 135-year-old granite building on Columbia Point that is owned by UMass Boston, has been named one of the state’s most-endangered historic resources, joining a handful of other notable structures... Read more
On Oct. 13, Thayer Academy welcomed Patricia Leahy into its Sports Hall of Fame. Leahy was an outstanding athlete at Thayer. In her four years she played basketball and lacrosse while also running cross-country; she played two years of field hockey. A... Read more
Mattapan Community Health Center presented Vivien Morris with its 2018 Dr. T. Leon Nicks Exemplary Service Award at the 46th annual meeting on October 17. Morris is a pediatric dietitian with extensive experience as a clinical nutritionist, public health... Read more

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