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A study that documented the poor record of city-issued contracts for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) has prompted a civil rights complaint and new pledges for improvement from Mayor Walsh, just days before his anticipated departure... Read more
The MBTA will reshape its commuter rail schedule this spring, sanding down the morning and evening peaks and reallocating trains to run on more even intervals over the course of the day, officials said on Monday. While announcing that the next round of... Read more
The state’s highest court ruled Monday that one of two men convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of an innocent bystander during a confrontation in Dorchester should get a new trial. Wesson Colas was convicted in the killing of 26-year-old youth... Read more
A Hingham developer hopes to put up a new residential building behind Fox Hall on Columbia Road at Arion Street that would include an upgrade for occupants of 15 single-room-occupancy (SRO) units in the current building — their own studio apartments. In a... Read more
Special election petition on move in Legislature In preparation for Mayor Walsh’s imminent departure from City Hall, the state House of Representatives on Monday passed a petition to cancel a special mayoral election that would be required under city... Read more
In the latest round of the city’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Community Preservation Committee have itemized more than $25.5 million in grants, including nearly $3.5 million set aside for projects in Dorchester and... Read more
‘Amazing” sight, says AG Healey On Tuesday morning, local and state officials and healthcare leaders marked the opening of two Covid-19 vaccination centers in Mattapan and Dorchester, at Morning Star Baptist Church and Russell Auditorium respectively, as... Read more
Teamsters Local 25 endorsed Boston City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston on Tuesday, citing her refusal “to back down to corporations and their anti-worker rhetoric.” “Michelle Wu is a strong leader who will stand-up for our members... Read more
State Representative Jon Santiago formally launched his mayoral candidacy Tuesday after weeks of speculation. “Today, we set out to bring neighbors together to write the next chapter of our Boston story,” Santiago said in a statement. Santiago’s campaign... Read more
In preparation for what could be his imminent departure from City Hall, the House on Monday passed a petition to cancel a special mayoral election that would be required under city rules if Boston Mayor Marty Walsh resigns before March 5 to become U.S.... Read more
As Boston Mayor Marty Walsh prepares to leave City Hall for the labor secretary's post in the Biden administration, Boston City Council President Kim Janey is turning to City Hall veteran Chris Osgoog to help lead her team when she becomes acting mayor.... Read more
Rendeirng of proposed Uphams Corner building
A Hingham developer is proposing to put up a new residential building behind Fox Hall on Columbia Road at Arion Street that would include an upgrade for occupants of 15 single-room-occupancy units in the current building - their own studio apartments. In... Read more
Firefighter inside building
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 34 Fessenden St. around 10 p.m. on Friday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Firefighters were ordered out of the building after one fell through a porch. He was uninjured and continued to... Read more
There's no shortage of questions about how the Baker administration has approached its effort to vaccinate more than 4 million people. Legislators have critiqued everything from the governor's decision to allow healthy young people to get vaccinated... Read more
'Pissed off' Gov. Baker pledges to fix failed website On a day when officials struggled to get the state’s vaccine appointment system back online after a frustrating website crash this morning, Boston continued to post encouraging numbers that show a... Read more
It was a question from the dentist we all dreaded when we were growing up. “How often do you brush your teeth and are you flossing regularly?” Then, as we aged, we realized how important good dental hygiene is. And, just like us, good dental hygiene is... Read more
The Franklin Park Zoo is welcoming guests back to its indoor exhibits now that the facility’s buildings are open in accordance with the City of Boston’s return to Step 1 of Phase 3 of Massachusetts’s reopening plan. The Tropical Forest, Bird’s World, and... Read more
Boston will offer a new round of scholarships for current EMS members as part of a program to increase diversity and inclusion among the ranks of Boston Emergency Medical Services. The funds will assist 16 emergency medical technicians who are now... Read more
Over the course of the past year, Boston’s Main Streets network provided vital support to a number of businesses in Dorchester hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Beyond setting up relief funds, several Main Streets organizations pitched in to help stand-... Read more
Dr. Daniel Solomon wasn’t just scared of a bad flu season. With the coronavirus still circulating, he was scared of even a normal flu season. “I was concerned about overwhelming our hospital capacity,” he said. “Our ICUs have been running on a thin margin... Read more

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