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In a ruling praised by gun rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down New York's concealed-carry gun licensing law with a decision that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said flouts ... Read more.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, ruling that the constitution does not confer the right to an abortion and leaving decisions about regulating abortion up to the states.

The court's ruling ... Read more.

Longer wait times for subway trains and shiny new train cars taken out of service. Those are two of the major issues facing the MBTA as the public transit agency faces inquiries from state lawmakers and federal officials ... Read more.

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz ended her campaign for governor on Thursday, leaving Attorney General Maura Healey as the only active contender for the Democratic nomination.

Democrats endorsed Healey over Chang-Díaz with 71 ... Read more.

More than three stories of an empty brick wall in the Franklin Field Development have taken on the look of a colorful tree this summer as artist Melissa Mandel wraps up a long-awaited mural that speaks to the desire of ... Read more.

Dorchester earlier this month played host to several Eastern Europeans taking part in a US State Department program that offers organizers and interns an up-close look at American democracy.

The initiative involves ... Read more.

More than eight in 10 Massachusetts residents want the MBTA and the state's regional transit authorities to offer discounted service for riders who earn the least, buoying supporters of the policy as state lawmakers weigh ... Read more.

Across the city of Boston’s agencies and departments, countless services are provided to children and families. From early childhood education through universal pre-K (UPK) and the Boston Public Schools to housing through ... Read more.

Heat is more than an inconvenience. Some 65,000 Americans go to the hospital each year for heat-related illness, including heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and worsening of underlying heart, lung, or kidney disease. And 2, ... Read more.

Mel King, Sarah-Ann Shaw, and Clementina Chery received Torch-Bearer Awards on Sun., June 12 for their contributions to their community and the nation. Each of the three revered elders of Boston’s Black community were ... Read more.

Put together face painting, hot dogs, slush, a few games, add a team of high-flying circus aerialists, then mix in a grill, a beer garden, and plenty of ice cream, and what do you have? An Ashmont Block Party. Put on last ... Read more.

Dorchester resident, an architect at the Dorchester-based firm RODE, is Boston Architectural College’s latest recipient of the Boston Society of Architecture Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Originally from Rhode ... Read more.

President Joe Biden has designated Dorchester’s James T. Brett as Chairman of the President’s Committee for People with Disabilities. Brett previously served on the committee under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack ... Read more.

Willie Bodrick, II, the Senior Pastor of the Historic Twelfth Baptist Church (TBC) in Roxbury, has taken on a new position as president and CEO of The American City Coalition (TACC), a Roxbury-based non-profit focused on ... Read more.

The state Senate passed a sweeping cannabis reform bill in April that would invest millions of dollars into communities harmed by the War on Drugs, thanks to the persistent leadership of Senate Cannabis Policy Chair Sonia ... Read more.

What started off as a casual morning event full of free swag, complimentary Dunkin’ cups of coffee and potted plants quickly turned into a violent altercation during Mayor Michelle Wu’s “coffee hour” in Ronan Park on ... Read more.

Kenny and Cecilia Dang opened a new traditional Vietnamese restaurant, Phuong Nam, on the corner of Adams and Park Streets in a lively, traditional opening ceremony Saturday morning, June 18.

A strong crowd of ... Read more.

Boston’s Ward 15 Democratic Party Committee endorsed Kevin Hayden for Suffolk County District Attorney on Saturday, following candidate interviews in which Hayden and City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo laid out their cases ... Read more.

Massachusetts House and Senate leaders said on Tuesday that there will be a Transportation Committee hearing in the “coming weeks” after the Federal Transportation Administration stepped in to voice concerns about safety ... Read more.

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