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Mayor Michelle Wu on Friday declared a snow emergency and said a parking ban is set to go into effect at 9 p.m. Between 18 to 24 inches are expected to hit the region, and winds could reach up to 50 miles per hour. The snow is expected to start early... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 9 Bowdoin St. for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The department reports firefighters were met by heavy black smoke and fire that extended through the roof. They... Read more
A Massachusetts Appeals Court judge has halted a vaccine mandate for city workers. Several city unions, including Dorchester-based Firefighters Local 718, have waged a legal battle over the mandate. The Superior Court earlier this month denied their... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday approved a proposed 23,000-square-foot Total Wine store at the South Ball mall, where the OfficeMax used to be. At a hearing in November, the store said South Bay was in strong need of a large liquor store stocking... Read more
Priority registrationfor the Boston Public Schools is underway, with the period for students for full-day kindergarten and grades 6, 7, and 9 closing this Friday, Jan. 28. Priority registration for all other grades starts on Feb. 7 and ends on April 1.... Read more
The Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center has hired Dr. Simone Ellis, a family medicine physician, as its new medical director. Dr. Alice Lin has been serving as interim director at the clinic. A native of Bridgeport, CT with roots in Jamaica and... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court last Friday upheld Charles Duncan’s 12-to-15 year prison sentence for raping a woman as she was walking home from the Shawmut T stop in 2018, saying he got a fair trial. The court, however, did strike his conviction for... Read more
Since 2001, Russell Heller has supervised the maintenance and improvements at the second oldest municipal golf course in the country. As superintendent of Boston’s William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park, Heller has been a steady hand for the must... Read more
Hunched in a dimly lit Dorchester recording studio last November, the Boston-raised singer Rebecca Zama tests her track: riffing in English, belting in Haitian Kreyol, murmuring in Spanish, and, when forgetting a lyric, cursing in French. As the young... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal last week rejected a proposal for a four-story, nine-unit condo building at 9 Downer Ct. off Bowdoin Street. Board members said the proposed building was simply too large for its context - a dead-end street with much smaller... Read more
Dorchester swept the Bantam AA, Bantam AAA, Mite AA, and Pee Wee A divisions in the 28th Annual Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament that played out at the end of December. The tournament began on Dec. 18 and the finals were held on Jan. 2 at Boston University’s... Read more
Thirty-four years after she walked into City Hall as an aide to a Dorchester councillor, Maureen Feeney, who served nine terms on the council herself before taking the job of city clerk in 2011, is retiring. The 74-year-old Feeney leaves as her fourth... Read more
Frank Baker remembers that when he was first elected as a city councillor in 2011 the area around Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street was in rough shape, featuring a meth lab, prostitutes, and johns at the prominent neighborhood intersection. A crane... Read more
Andrea Campbell, who ran for mayor in 2021 and represented Dorchester and Mattapan on the City Council for six years, is considering a run for attorney general, according to sources close to the former councillor. The statewide job is open now that Maura... Read more
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A former Suffolk County prosecutor will take over as the county's district attorney for the next year, preparing to serve in what his former boss expects will be a "more traditional prosecutor's role" as reform-minded DA Rachael Rollins ascends to a... Read more
Sandy Zamor Calixte, a top aide in the Suffolk County sheriff’s office since 2006, launched her campaign for sheriff Wednesday morning outside the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. The campaign sets up a clash with Suffolk Sheriff Steven... Read more
A member of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s staff is considering a State House run after state Rep. Liz Miranda said she will seek a move to the state Senate rather than run for reelection. Christopher Worrell, a 36-year-old lifelong... Read more
After a year with three mayors amid an ongoing pandemic, Bostonians can’t be blamed for wanting things to settle down a bit. But anybody who’s made it to any Friday thinking, “Well, maybe next week will be quieter,” understands that’s a hope and... Read more
City Hall on Monday welcomed five new councillors, masked and bundled up against the cold as they joined returning incumbents in taking their oaths of office in the January air. The rare and brief outdoor ceremony, driven by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases... Read more
While the race for governor is sure to dominate headlines in 2022, Boston will also have an open state Senate seat. That’s due to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Jamaica Plain Democrat, opting to run for the governor’s office instead of reelection to the... Read more

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