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The Boston Fire Department fire ire was showing on all three floors of 383 Geneva Ave. in Dorchester when firefighters arrived around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. The fire was immediately escalated to a second alarm. By 9:11 p.m., firefighters had knocked... Read more
By Colin A. Young State House News Service As COVID-19 cases surge in Massachusetts and around the country and scientists begin to get a better picture of a worrisome new variant circulating, President Joe Biden on Thursday laid out his strategy to... Read more
A man was recently shot and killed in Dorchester after an hours-long stand-off with Boston police. The unidentified shooter reportedly suffered from mental illness and, for a host of reasons, he wasn’t receiving the care he needed. His ability to access a... Read more
Hot real estate and land markets aren’t just squeezing the living these days, but also those who have been laid to eternal rest. More and more older cemeteries in city neighborhoods like Dorchester, and in the inner suburbs like Cambridge and Milton, have... Read more
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Mayor Michelle Wu’s $8 million fare-free bus proposal, which targets three bus lines as part of a two-year pilot, on Wednesday cleared the City Council on a 12-1 vote. Dorchester Councillor Frank Baker was the lone "no" vote. Dorchester's Erin Murphy, who... Read more
On Nov. 27, Nate Cohn noted in the New York Times that the policies President Joe Biden and the Democrats are putting in place are hugely popular, and yet Biden’s own popularity numbers have dropped into the low 40s. It’s a weird disconnect that Cohn... Read more
Several hundred people turned out on Nov. 18 to salute one of Dorchester’s most celebrated leaders of the last half-century: Jim Hunt, Jr., who officially retired this year as executive director of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.... Read more
Victoria Reggie Kennedy was sworn in as the US Ambassador to Austria at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate at Dorchester’s Columbia Point on Tues., Nov. 16. US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer administered the oath of office during an... Read more
In between feuding with a fellow billionaire and walking back a joke about China, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon recently dropped by Mattapan to celebrate a new bank branch that is doubling as a “community center.” A squat brick building with two columns... Read more
The unique blend of aspects featured in City Ballet of Boston’s “Urban Nutcracker” – a backdrop of the downtown Boston skyline, diverse dance styles, musical compositions, and dancers of all ages performing – has lured audiences back to the performances... Read more
A condo sale has set a record for Dorchester’s hot housing market, with a three-bedroom unit in Savin Hill selling for $1.42 million. It is the highest price paid for a condo in the neighborhood, according to Coldwell Banker Realty. The property, one of... Read more
To the Editor: The Boston Public Schools’ lackluster Covid-19 protocols are failing families and putting the greater community at risk. My children attend three different schools in Dorchester: a large BPS school, a charter, and a private early ed program... Read more
Marty Walsh and Charlie Baker had what wags called a “bromance,” a close relationship that started when the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor stayed in constant contact during the battery of winter storms in 2015. With Walsh’s elected successor... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen has decided against stepping in to fill the City Council at-large seat left vacant by Mayor Michelle Wu. St. Guillen, who serves on the city’s cannabis oversight board and had said she was interested in filling the vacancy for the... Read more
With the tallying of votes complete, an accounting of super PAC spending is in order. The outside groups, also known as super political action committees (PACs), raised $5.6 million, almost $2 million more than the $3.8 million spent in the 2013 race, the... Read more
Janey Wu
Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson, who served as Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign manager, has signed on as interim chief of staff for the nascent administration. The Wu transition team also announced that Attorney General Maura Healey's former chief of staff will... Read more
Essaibi George
Annissa Essaibi George on Friday took to Facebook and email to thank supporters of her mayoral campaign as she winds down her time on the City Council. “We all worked so hard in this race, and while I do wish the outcome was different, I will support... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen, who was one vote shy of becoming an at-large city councillor in 2019, is set to fill Michelle Wu’s seat when the mayor-elect resigns in the next few days. If a vacancy occurs among the four at-large city council seats, the runner-up... Read more
A former local lawmaker and the head of a Dorchester-based union are on Mayor-elect Michelle Wu’s roster of transition advisers as she moves toward her swearing-in next Tuesday and beyond. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former state lawmaker who served in... Read more
The swearing-in ceremony of Mayor-elect Michelle Wu is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16 at noon, inside the City Council’s chamber. In a statement, Wu said a “full inauguration” is scheduled for January. The swearing-in, through a “brief” oath of office, is meant... Read more

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