The timetable on Beacon Hill for legislation to license police and hold them accountable for misconduct is no longer specific, creating an extra layer of uncertainty around the bill at a time when the case against some reforms here is now playing out... Read more
The Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) will host its monthly meeting via Zoom this evening from 6-8 p.m. This meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook. The guest speaker this month is Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins,... Read more
MassDOT will be conducting paving operations along a section of Gallivan Boulevard (Route 203) from West Selden Street to Wilmington on Sat., Aug. 15, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The work will require temporary lane closures with some temporary detours of... Read more
The notorious July 31 date will not loom over state lawmakers in the same way as usual this year. Both branches of the Massachusetts Legislature reached a final agreement Thursday to scrap the end-of-July deadline that the House and Senate for decades... Read more
The day that Beacon Hill leaders targeted for agreement on a policing accountability bill has arrived, and the proposal remains the subject of private talks among six lawmakers assigned to a conference committee. Supporters of the bills have attached... Read more
A virtual meet-and-greet hosted last night by 12th Suffolk District candidate Stephanie Everett was interrupted twice and finally ended when a man hacked into the Zoom system, shared pornographic video of a naked man performing sexual acts, all while... Read more
Earlier this month, Boston Lyric Opera soprano singer Brianna J. Robinson appeared on the organization’s podcast, “At its (s)Core,” to discuss her experience as a Black vocalist in a traditionally white-majority artform. Originally from Ohio, Robinson... Read more
To the Editor: Joe Kennedy’s recent tax disclosures and financial statement indicate he “talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk.” We are troubled by a clear pattern by the Congressman to say one thing and do another. While TV ads portray him as a “... Read more
On Monday afternoon at Dorchester Youth Collaborative’s Fields Corner headquarters, Emmett Folgert and his small staff were spread across a cluster of sofas, engaged in solemn conversation. On the other side of the room, four teenagers wearing masks... Read more
There was a telling moment in Sunday’s otherwise lackluster debate between Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy when a reporter asked the two rivals for the US Senate whether Charlie Baker should get another term in the next gubernatorial election in 2022.  Both... Read more
One of the few advantages of growing old is a broader perspective. Looking back, one can view life from a prominent outcrop that reveals the treacherous mountains, dark forests, broad meadows, and pleasant valleys marking the journey. Some are obstacles... Read more
Later this summer, visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will enjoy a memorable evening experience with hundreds of luminous, beautifully crafted large-scale lanterns. When “Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience,” presented by National Grid, debuts on Aug. 21, it... Read more
Roxbury residents were shocked by the destruction of a beloved neighborhood mural last Thursday. The massive, black-and-white portrait of Nelson Mandela, bookended by the words “Roxbury Love” in block letters, stretched across a low building at the corner... Read more
Three senators who helped craft their branch’s policing bill will join the Judiciary Committee’s House chair, the head of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, and a former state trooper on a conference committee that will try to reach a... Read more
Over the last four years, the actress, comedian, and writer Obehi Janice accidentally wrote a TV pilot. A play that she has been working on during that time, “Ole White Sugah Daddy,” is now being adapted for television. “I didn’t know that I was writing... Read more
“Hi, Ed. Just wanted to let you know that my truck was broken into last night. They stole a few very expensive tools.” That text message arrived on my phone Saturday morning. It was sent by my upstairs neighbor, a self-employed plumber who parks his work... Read more
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, the new chancellor of UMass Boston, will begin his tenure at the Dorchester campus this Saturday, but he is already making news with a generous personal donation to fund a new scholarship in the name of George Floyd, who was killed... Read more
The NAACP Boston branch will host “Freedom Weekend” this Friday and Saturday to kick off the 111th National NAACP Convention, which was supposed to take place in Boston in late July but instead will proceed in a virtual format from August 2-15. The... Read more
The City of Boston has launched a virtual open house that lays out full draft design plans for the Mass Ave Better Bike Project, an infrastructure initiative that would bring bike lanes to a stretch of Mass Ave. that has proven to be dangerous for... Read more
What can parents, students, and teachers expect when Boston Public Schools “return” in the fall? Completely remote, totally in-school, or a “hybrid” of those two approaches? The school department has until Friday (July 31) to submit its plan to state... Read more


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