First-time candidate Erin Murphy says her “independence” and focus on local issues is what sets her apart from the field of eight finalists in the at-large Boston City Council election set for Nov. 5. The Dorchester native and longtime Boston Public... Read more
Althea Garrison is not on Twitter or Facebook. In an increasingly left-leaning city, she describes herself and her base of voters as “moderate to conservative.” And, alone among sitting city council members, she is openly campaigning for the defeat of her... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - and especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. In her formal request for a hearing... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today issued a health advisory after two young children in the city were diagnosed with meningococcal disease. Both cases were associated with day care centers specializing in serving... Read more
On Friday, Oct. 18, more than 300 people gathered at the Seaport Boston Hotel for the 10th Boston Irish Honors Awards luncheon where they saluted two women and two men who have inspired the Irish-American community with their visions, their hard work and... Read more
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is now enrolling children and teens ages 5-17 for the annual BCYF Citywide Swim League, a developmental league that serves as an introduction to competitive swimming for more than 300 young swimmers.  In... Read more
State Rep. Dan Cullinane will likely face a new challenger next year for the 12th Suffolk seat he has held since 2013. Donovan Birch Jr., a Mattapan native who lives in Dorchester, has been preparing his candidacy for the run. In recent months, Birch has... Read more
Residents of Mattapan’s Fairlawn Apartments held a rally last Friday evening to protest what they say has been a trend of steep rent hikes and inadequate living conditions at the 400-plus-unit complex. City Life/Vida Urbana, a local housing justice... Read more
A high-profile commercial space along the Morrissey Boulevard corridor near Victory Road will be taken over by the Georgia-based national retailer Floor & Décor, a self-styled multi-channel American specialty realtor of hard surface flooring and... Read more
Former Boston city councillor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson endorsed Julia Mejia in her at-large bid for city council at a campaign event Sunday at the Stop & Shop in Grove Hall. With the show of support, Jackson became the latest of several... Read more
Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will present a recital by violinist Randall Goosby with accompaniment by pianist Zhu Wang on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints’ Peabody Hall. Goosby, 23, has been lauded as a virtuoso performer since becoming the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man arrested on Wednesday for a bank robbery in Atlanta has been identified as Ricardo Jamesy Washington, 24, of Roxbury, who was wanted for the May 8 shooting death of Donell Davis on Milton Avenue. Washington now... Read more
State Senator Nick Collins and Rep. David Biele filed legislation on Friday, Oct. 18 to advance an expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston. The expansion is intended to consolidate the city’s major convention... Read more
When Gov. Baker signed the budget for next year, he approved a Medicare Savings Program that Mrs. Edna Pruce and her friends at Mass Senior Action Council (MSAC) had worked for five years to create. They had rallied. They had lobbied. They had visited... Read more
The 18th annual Dorchester Open Studios event will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual celebration, presented this year by Dorchester Artists and Friends (DAF) in partnership with Friends of the Uphams... Read more
Jaclyn Chylinski, an actor based out of Dorchester, will star in an upcoming theater production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a play based on the 1975 cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” In an interview with the Reporter, Chylinski described... Read more
Boston’s first recreational marijuana retail store – Pure Oasis – is preparing to welcome patrons to its Blue Hill Avenue location in Grove Hall by the middle of next month, according to its proprietors. Ever since the city began to slowly roll out the... Read more
The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is reviewing an application to demolish a house at 191 Geneva Ave.  The panel has ten days to review the property and gather public comment. The house would be razed to make room for a new, 27-unit apartment complex... Read more
The Shakespearian tragedy “Coriolanus” tells the story of a Roman general elected against his will to rule a populace he reviles. That narrative, along with the way the text looks at populism and power structures, inspired Daniel Boudreau, the founder of... Read more
The soccer game in McConnell Park on a warm autumn Sunday morning was laid-back and slow-paced. The field was small—around 100 feet on each end—and the players young—aged 12 or older. One player was being pushed around on a wheelchair. A few other young... Read more


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