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City officials are pushing back against rumors that Boston Police Commissioner William Evans is planning to leave the department to lead Boston College’s police force. Citing unnamed sources, WBZ reported last Thursday that the Evans, who joined the BPD... Read more
Armandine Street fire.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:55 a.m. on Sunday to 126 Armandine St. for what became a two-alarm fire. The department reports the fire displaced ten residents. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with injuries not... Read more
The third annual Dudley Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 from 12-6 p.m. at Mary Hannon Park, 613 Dudley St., Dorchester. The rain location will be The Bruce Bolling Building 2nd floor, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury. This year’s program... Read more
The Bay State cannabis market will likely reach around $1.8 billion and it will take years to develop the cultivation infrastructure necessary to meet the demand, according to a business executive in the emerging field. “It’s going to take time,” Tim... Read more
An opening reception for a new exhibit of portraits and stories of Mattapan residents was held June 14 at the public library branch on Blue Hill Avenue. The “Real People, Real Stories: Mattapan” exhibit features photos made by Jennifer Wadell alongside... Read more
After eight weeks of training, 16 students of Dorchester’s Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH), graduated from IMPACT:Ability’s abuse-prevention program at a cheer-filled celebration on June 13. All of the students live with some degree of... Read more
It has been a year since a devastating six-alarm fire ravaged the Treadmark building at Ashmont, and after some demolition of the original structure, the six-story building – with its promise of 51 affordable rental units and 32 condominiums – has risen... Read more
Two youth soccer teams from Dorchester will travel to Northern Ireland next month to compete in an international tournament in Derry where they compete with teams from England, Ireland, Finland, Germany, and Africa, to name a few. In total, 34 youngsters... Read more
For residents of the small Port Norfolk peninsula, a chief concern with the proposed Neponset Wharf project is the integrity of the shoreline and construction impacts on marine life. While those issues took center stage at a public meeting on Monday, a... Read more
A “celebration of life” service for the late Rev. Bill Loesch will be held in Codman Square next month, according to his family. Rev. Loesch, a civic leader in and around Codman Square since the 1970s, died at his home on Brent Street on June 17 after a... Read more
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang will resign this week, leaving the post he has held for the past three years. In a statement issued late Friday afternoon (June 22), Chang said, “I am in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee... Read more
He’s re-assembling a pipe organ at home Outside of their day-to-day professions, many people pursue so-called passion projects. Some tinker with antique cars. Some build model planes or train sets. And some re-assemble pipe organs. In his home on Ashmont... Read more
This story first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM Boston's NPR News Station on June 28, 2017. Listen to it— and read it— here. Chuck Gyukeri is a Navy vet who was homeless back in 2009, and has been living in subsidized apartments ever since. Now supported by... Read more
Ashmont site kicks off the season this week Ready your wallets and your shopping baskets, Dorchester – the farmers’ market season is upon us! A time of fresh food, live music, and neighbors galore, the season looks better than ever this year, with at... Read more
As she looks forward to taking the helm at UMass Boston next month, incoming interim chancellor Katherine Newman has been doing her due diligence. She is a sociologist, after all, who has spent 39 years writing about the very kind of upward mobility... Read more
It has been a year since a devastating six-alarm fire ravaged the Treadmark building at Ashmont, and after some demolition of the original structure, the six-story building – with its promise of 51 affordable rental units and 32 condominiums – has risen... Read more
The Boston City Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of regulating short-term rental services like Airbnb and HomeAway, an ordinance that Mayor Martin Walsh signed into effect on June 15. In the citywide ordinance, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019,... Read more
One candidate recalled visiting family locked up there. Others vying for office mentioned clients behind the facility's bars. And another aspiring pol recalled a young man who had passed through its walls before becoming point guard for a neighborhood... Read more
There will be no legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts on July 1. And though regulators expect to approve business licenses next week, there can be no legal retail sales until an independent testing laboratory applies and is licensed by the... Read more
Amid national debate over enforcement of illegal immigration laws, Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley on Monday called for the defunding of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, and a path to citizenship for all... Read more

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