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Massachusetts voters are evenly split over a ballot question about mandatory staffing levels for nurses, according to a new WBUR poll. The poll, out Tuesday, shows big leads for the “yes” camps on two other ballot questions. Voters overwhelmingly support... Read more
Ashmont resident Sylvia Broude, executive director of the Toxics Action Center, was awarded the $50,000 Frank Hatch “Sparkplug” Award for Enlightened Public Service by The John Merck Fund last week. Broude oversees Toxics Action Center’s six New England... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Dr. J. Keith Motley Chair of Sports Leadership & Administration last week. The chair will head a new sports management program to be funded by a $5 million pledge from... Read more
On Sept. 20, Boston’s union building trade leaders cast aside their hard hats and neon vests and donned formal attire to celebrate Building Pathways’ very first gala. The pre-apprenticeship program aims to increase diversity in union building trades and... Read more
On Sun., Nov.18, Fenway Park will once again feature the Irish sport of hurling when four top teams from the Emerald Isle will engage in a day-long tournament featuring Clare, the reigning champion and current holder of the Players Champions Cup; Limerick... Read more
The first gubernatorial debate between Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez will take place in two weeks on the night of Oct. 9, with WBZ-TV host Jon Keller as moderator, according to campaign officials familiar with debate... Read more
The Baker administration will “formally oppose” a proposed federal rule change that would restrict the ability of immigrants to obtain green cards if they receive public benefits including Medicaid or food stamps, a spokesman for the governor said Monday... Read more
Developers hoping to build a four-story condo complex in Lower Mills on the current site of the John G. Molloy Funeral Home will need to earn renewed support of their proposal from residents and local activists who expect to hear a revised plan from the... Read more
A new bureau within the Boston Police Department has been created to focus on community engagement and a newly promoted superintendent — Nora Baston — has been named to head it up. Mayor Martin Walsh and Commissioner William Gross made the announcement on... Read more
The Boston YIMBY (“Yes In My Backyard”) movement may be feeling it has a little more visibility after a three-day conference based in Roxbury wrapped up on Sunday with municipal leaders throwing their support behind pro-housing policies looking to... Read more
Walsh asks resolution; costs pile up A dispute between National Grid and its workers is having an impact on local developers, with delays in gas service pushing project completion dates into next year and frustrating builders left in the lurch.The... Read more
The owners of the former Channel 56 property on Morrissey Boulevard are weighing the concept of razing the old television studio building and erecting two towers housing 758 apartments in its place. The buildings — if the plan proceeds— would add a... Read more
Boston’s faster than expected population growth prompted the city to re-assess its housing goals, the Walsh administration announced Wednesday, as it raised the planned number of new units to be completed in 2030 from 53,000 to 69,000. The change in... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday tapped a 24-year veteran of the Suffolk County District Attorney's office who has prosecuted some of the county's most serious violent crimes to serve out the last few months of resigning District Attorney Dan Conley's term.... Read more
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren held on to a strong lead over her two challengers in a new poll out Tuesday, landing 27 points ahead of Republican candidate Geoff Diehl. In the WBUR/MassINC survey of 506 likely voters, 55 percent said they would vote for the... Read more
Having cut the number of dropped bus trips almost in half in the last three months, MBTA officials on Monday detailed for its board what the agency has done and is planning to do to address what its general manager called "the biggest single thing" the T... Read more
The non-profit organization Boston for Dominica (BfD) invites Dorchester residents to support their fundraiser ‘Sail for Dominica’ event on Sunday, September 23 aboard the Seaport Elite Yacht. The ‘Sail for Dominica’ fundraiser will benefit Dominica’s... Read more
Federal, state, and city officials gathered outside the Curley Community Center in South Boston today to brief the public about recent and developing improvements to William J. Day Boulevard, including a pilot program that will use speed humps as “traffic... Read more
The Lower Mills Civic Association received a visit from the new Carney Hospital president at its first meeting of the fall season on Tuesday evening at St. Gregory’s auditorium. The meeting — which drew about 40 people– included a briefing on a yearlong... Read more
If the recent publicity from the US Open has piqued your interest in tennis, Sportsman’s Tennis and Enrichment Center has some great fall programming set up for your family. From Junior Tennis to Adult Fitness Classes, there’s something for every age... Read more

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