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Cam Charbonnier, who withdrew from the race for state representative in the 12th Suffolk district earlier in July, today endorsed one of his former rivals for the seat. Charbonnier threw his support to Stephanie Everett, one of three remaining Democrats... Read more
Differs From Senate on Qualified Immunity, Commission Makeup House Speaker Robert DeLeo and top Democrats plans to seek a vote Wednesday on police reform legislation that makes good on the promise leaders made to Black and Latino lawmakers following the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two teens were shot at 46 Wildwood St., on the Dorchester side of Morton Street, around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. Both were taken to local hospitals, where they were pronounced dead. On Aug. 6 last year, Aquil Mohammad... Read more
Mayor pushes back against councillor’s critique of Resiliency Fund Mayor Walsh on Thursday said the city of Boston's priority moving through Phase 3 of reopening is to “contain the virus and prevent another surge.” In his press conference outside of City... Read more
There are so many parts of the workforce risking their own safety to ensure our communities receive medical care and access to vital services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the unsung heroes are the public transportation workers from the... Read more
Although sparked by extraordinary events and circumstances, movements are born out of decades of inequity and injustice. The disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color has laid bare the systemic inequity prevalent throughout the region. Coupled... Read more
Forty-two Dorchester residents will be among more than 10,000 riders participating in this year’s reimagined 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the annual bike-a-thon that raises funds for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The... Read more
This summer, Dorchester teen Kyre Ambrose will serve as an emissary of the arts along with 13 other teens from the greater Boston area as The Reach: Summer Outreach Dance/Teen Apprenticeship Dance Program celebrates its 30th anniversary. Since 1990, Reach... Read more
Gyms, museums, and movie theaters in Boston were permitted to reopen on Monday at limited capacity, and with additional cleaning and safety requirements in place.  “We were ready to go last week with all of our clubs, although two of our Boston clubs had... Read more
Peals of laughter and the clatter of pins once again echoed across the hardwood at Boston Bowl Monday afternoon as the popular bowling alley reopened its doors after lying dormant since the start of April due to the COVID-19 shutdown. During that stretch... Read more
Cam Charbonnier, one of four candidates on the ballot for the Sept. 1 election for state representative in the 12th Suffolk district, suspended his campaign last week. A close aide to Mayor Martin Walsh and the only white candidate in the field to succeed... Read more
Democracy wilts with low voter turnouts.  When turnout is low, vested interests are typically the winners, which creates an imbalance in governance. Last year’s city council elections produced a turnout of 11.17 percent in the preliminary election and 16.... Read more
I know the passing of the Boston budget for the next fiscal year [by an 8-5 vote] comes with a certain amount of controversy, but I also think it’s important to look holistically at just what this budget does for our city. I want to see change. But that... Read more
The sale of the Fairlawn Apartments, now known as SoMa, is a stinging memory fresh in the minds and hearts of many Mattapan residents. The 347-unit apartment complex was sold in 2018 to a market-rate developer who proceeded to transform this naturally... Read more
Neighbors concerned about health impacts from a new Burger King restaurant that has been okayed by the Licensing Board for the Riverwood Plaza on River Street in Hyde Park are going to court in an effort to block its opening. H.E.R.E Justice Coalition, a... Read more
Three Boston City Councillors on Monday filed an ordinance that would establish a Civilian Review Board to investigate allegations of police misconduct. If approved by the rest of the council and signed by Mayor Martin Walsh, it would replace the existing... Read more
Collins votes 'No'; House vote next as session wanes After a difficult rollout and several false starts, the state Senate passed a far-reaching reform of policing in Massachusetts early Tuesday morning that would ban chokeholds, limit the use of tear gas... Read more
A day after his city moved into its newest stage of reopening, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday detailed plans to "very carefully" begin to reopen City Hall to the public as he cautioned residents that the coming days would be critical to avoiding the... Read more
Massachusetts will become the second state ever to pursue legal action against ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft over their classification of workers, a system that Attorney General Maura Healey argues leaves almost 200,000 drivers without access to key... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports somebody lit a statue of the Virgin Mary on fire at Saint Peter Parish Church, 284 Bowdoin St., shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday. "Officers spoke with members of Boston Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit who... Read more

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