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A Boston developer has filed formal plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to build three buildings off of Allstate Road near South Bay that would also include 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Adam Sarbaugh’s plan... Read more
For years, the mantra of “soup, soap, and salvation” has summed up the extensive services that the Salvation Army offers to the community. During the pandemic thus far, the Army-run Kroc Community Center in Uphams Corner has demonstrated a steadfast... Read more
State Rep. Dan Cullinane’s amendment mandating tenants the “first right of refusal” before the sale of their homes was included in the housing bill passed by the House earlier this month. Cullinane said that the amendment – essentially an option that... Read more
Catholic church-goers in Dorchester and Mattapan received some breaking news from the altar over the weekend. In Neponset, the longtime parishes of St. Ann and St. Brendan were united into a single entity, effective Aug. 1. Each church building will... Read more
Finalized renovation plans for Coppens Square, a small green space on Meetinghouse Hill between Bowdoin and Adams Street, will be made public at a virtual community meeting to be held next Tuesday (Aug. 18) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will mark the... Read more
Gov. Baker launched a new colored-coded system to label cities and towns based off the severity of their COVID-19 infection rates on Tuesday, initiating a targeted approach to virus containment that he said should help inform and guide the state,... Read more
Students voiced concerns about returning to classrooms inside school buildings last week during a Zoom forum moderated by US Rep. Ayanna Pressley. The “Students Speak” forum was held just two days before Pressley herself called for Massachusetts schools... Read more
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz offered a strong endorsement of Stephanie Everett last week. “Stephanie was on my very first State Senate staff, serving as deputy chief of staff when I came to Beacon Hill back in 2009 and since then she has gone on to help... Read more
Boston has seen a “slight uptick” in positive covid-19 cases in recent weeks, but not enough to trigger a retreat from local efforts to re-open businesses or other activities, Mayor Walsh said today at a briefing outside City Hall. The latest numbers as... Read more
Massachusetts voters have a lot on our minds as we approach the Sept. 1 primary and November’s general election: a pandemic, a struggling economy, and racial tension, among other things. But if we are going to take the long view, we should keep one issue... Read more
The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD) Field House project on Mt. Vernon Street has become a contentious issue. This was made clear by the vote last week to approve the plan to move forward. Local papers called this Boston School Committee vote one... Read more
Two Catholic schools in Dorchester will invite students to return to daily, in-classroom learning this fall, but will also offer hybrid and fully remote options to accommodate parents and children who do not want to attend in person. St. John Paul II... Read more
The three candidates for the 12th Suffolk District House seat seized a rare opportunity to appeal to voters in person at an outdoor meet-and-greet hosted by the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association last Thursday. About 20 neighbors gathered in the... Read more
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday selected U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, a spot that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in the running for and would have accepted. Biden's choice leaves Warren in the... Read more
Willow Baker from the air
Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed formal plans with the BPDA for 236 condos and apartments - some of them "compact sized" - in three buildings off Allstate Road in Dorchester that would also include 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and... Read more
Rendering of proposed 1813 Dorchester Ave. building
Developer Mark Kennedy filed plans with the BPDA on Monday for a five-story, 28-unit residential building with ground-floor retail space at 1813 Dorchester Ave., across from Edwin Street, a few blocks north of the Ashmont T stop - the first new... Read more
A 26-year-old man was shot to death last Thursday morning (Aug. 6) near the corner of Hazelton Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. The victim, later identified as Lovenson Pierre of Quincy, was pronounced dead at the scene by Boston EMS. Police were... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker has had enough of people holding large private gatherings and disregarding COVID-19 mitigation strategies like social distancing. So on Friday, he indefinitely paused the state's economic reopening, lowered the outdoor gathering limit... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker is indefinitely postponing the next step of the state's reopening in response to the uptick in COVID-19 cases that Massachusetts has seen in recent weeks. The governor said the second step of Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan will... Read more
Families got their first look at how a “hybrid” re-opening for Boston Public Schools could look next month when school officials publicly released their draft plan on Monday, a week before a deadline set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary... Read more

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