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Editor's Note: This article was published by WBUR 90.9FM on Oct. 8. The Reporter and WBUR share content through a media partnership. Boston Public Schools’ three prestigious exam schools will not use an exam to select their next incoming classes under a... Read more
By Michael P. Norton State House News Service A Boston-based collaborative has snagged a $5 million award from JPMorgan Chase to create affordable housing in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan and train and connect at least 500 Black and Latinx residents... Read more
The state's eviction moratorium expires in 10 days, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday that his city is facing a "potential crisis" of housing instability. "As a city, we must use the power of what we have to provide whatever we can do to help... Read more
Oftentimes in music, as in other artforms, less is more. Fields Corner-bred rapper and producer Latrell James knows the upside to leaving fans craving more: His last project, “Still,” published in February of last year, offered listeners five tightly... Read more
The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing voted along party lines last week to recommend a bill that would halt evictions and freeze rents until a year after Gov. Charlie Baker lifts the COVID-19 state of emergency, seeking to keep people hurt... Read more
The long-awaited transformation of commuting on the Red Line or the Orange Line will require an even longer wait. MBTA officials announced Monday that the all-new full fleets set to replace decades-old trains on both lines will arrive at least a year... Read more
Incumbency is powerful. Once established, political incumbents are almost impossible to unseat. Over the past ten congressional elections, incumbents have won 94 percent of the time. With incumbency comes an ability to raise large sums of money for... Read more
With the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), swine flu (H1N1) and sudden, acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), protect yourself by wearing the Biospheric Utility Body Buffer Living Envelope (BUBBLE). It protects against all environmental hazards.... Read more
The question of whether or not cannabis products should be banned from the legal marketplace in Massachusetts was decided in 2016 when we— the voters— approved Question 4 by a clear margin, 53-46 percent. In Boston, the margin was even greater: city... Read more
Dorchester’s Dianne Lescinskas has been awarded 2020 Carmella Gregorie Disability Advocate of the Year by Triangle Inc., which empowers people with disabilities and their families. Dianne’s daughter, Alexa, has served as her biggest inspiration and led... Read more
Three Dorchester artists are leaving their mark on city infrastructure in downtown Boston as part of “Tasteful Boston,” a new outdoor public art installation sponsored by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) in which local artists... Read more
Developers Patrick Mahoney, Michael Moore, Seamus Moore, and Patrick Costello last week proposed a four-story apartment building with 25 units and a separate four-story building with 11 condos on Dorchester Avenue on both sides of King Street. The... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation’s third annual MR8K will take place virtually on Sat., Nov. 14 in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation, New Balance, and DMSE Sports. The virtual version will include a live race experience for runners to compete on... Read more
Currently there are marches taking place highlighting Breonna Taylor‘s murder in Louisville, Kentucky. No police officer has been arrested for the reckless shooting on that fateful night. My heart goes out to the Taylor family.  The game-changer in... Read more
At a press conference this morning, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that Boston Public Schools will be pausing the school reopening plan in response to recent upticks in COVID positive rates across the city, pushing back the earliest possible start date from... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate will reopen to the public in limited fashion on Wednesday of this week after being closed since mid-March due to the pandemic. Caroline Angel Burke, the Institute’s Vice President of Education, Visitor... Read more
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The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. last week filed plans for new apartments in buildings on Spencer Street and New England Avenue. At 151 Spencer St., at Talbot Avenue, the non-profit would replace a former auto-repair building and parking... Read more
St. Matthew Church has closed its doors, apparently forever, as a worship space for Catholics. The church on Stanton Street in Dorchester, which opened in 1923, held its final Mass last Sunday, according to the Archdiocese of Boston. The move comes three... Read more
A proposal to site a 3,000 square foot retail cannabis store in a key commercial building in Adams Corner was the topic of contention during an in-person meeting of the Ashmont-Adams Neighborhood Association on Thursday evening. The proposal by CNA Stores... Read more
A man was arrested early this morning on Adams Street after a traffic stop turned up two illegally-owned guns and over 500 rounds of ammunition. According to a police report, State Trooper Rudy Tryon was on patrol when at 12:45 a.m. he observed a Honda... Read more

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