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The owner of a Roslindale restaurant that specializes in a Cajun style of seafood wants to open an outlet at 1616 Dorchester Ave., near Melville Avenue. Shi Zhong Lin wants to take over the former Tri Seafood and re-open it as Shaking Seafood, which... Read more
Gov. Baker has agreed to testify before the Joint Committee on Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness on Thursday at the first oversight hearing of the new panel where lawmakers are planning to question the administration on its coronavirus vaccine program,... Read more
A proposal by a South Boston-based developer to build 24 housing units and ground-floor restaurant space split between two parcels at what is now Avenue Auto Wholesalers Inc. at 1121 Dorchester Ave. was aired last week during a virtual meeting hosted by... Read more
Substantial demolition efforts are ongoing at UMass Boston’s campus this week as part of a project that will see the university’s old Science Center and pool house make way for green space at the Columbia Point campus. The so-called “SDQD” project – short... Read more
“A People’s Guide to Greater Boston,” published last July, is a very readable book that details the history of all the neighborhoods of Boston and some surrounding communities.  It begins with a focus on how Native Americans were mistreated in the 17th... Read more
After about a full year of the coronavirus crisis, data have gradually revealed what many predicted would happen: People of color, as well as people who are medically or financially vulnerable, are experiencing more loss and fewer gains than white people... Read more
Doris Bunte, who died on Feb. 15 at age 87, was a wonderful woman, a magnificent mentor, and a prodigious politician. The word that describes her best is “Mother.” Doris was that, yes, and also a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. She was... Read more
On Tuesday, two more Covid-19 vaccination sites, open to all eligible Boston residents, came on line in Dorchester and Mattapan. The Russell Auditorium and Morningstar Baptist Church joined a network of other options for those 65 and older— or with other... Read more
As a kid growing up in Dorchester in the 1980s, Gloria Harrison’s life changed when her parents enrolled her in the METCO program in first grade. Suddenly, she found herself waking up before dawn to be bused to an elementary school in the Metro-west town... Read more
As Mayor Walsh prepares to leave City Hall for the labor secretary’s post in the Biden administration, Boston City Council President Kim Janey has turned to City Hall veteran Chris Osgood to help lead her team when she becomes acting mayor. In... Read more
Four new names have been added to the growing list of candidates who say they plan to seek the District 4 city council seat now held by City Councillor Andrea Campbell, who is running for mayor. The four hopefuls who emerged over the last week include... Read more
A study that documented the poor record of city-issued contracts for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) has prompted a civil rights complaint and new pledges for improvement from Mayor Walsh, just days before his anticipated departure... Read more
The MBTA will reshape its commuter rail schedule this spring, sanding down the morning and evening peaks and reallocating trains to run on more even intervals over the course of the day, officials said on Monday. While announcing that the next round of... Read more
The state’s highest court ruled Monday that one of two men convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of an innocent bystander during a confrontation in Dorchester should get a new trial. Wesson Colas was convicted in the killing of 26-year-old youth... Read more
A Hingham developer hopes to put up a new residential building behind Fox Hall on Columbia Road at Arion Street that would include an upgrade for occupants of 15 single-room-occupancy (SRO) units in the current building — their own studio apartments. In a... Read more
Special election petition on move in Legislature In preparation for Mayor Walsh’s imminent departure from City Hall, the state House of Representatives on Monday passed a petition to cancel a special mayoral election that would be required under city... Read more
In the latest round of the city’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Community Preservation Committee have itemized more than $25.5 million in grants, including nearly $3.5 million set aside for projects in Dorchester and... Read more
‘Amazing” sight, says AG Healey On Tuesday morning, local and state officials and healthcare leaders marked the opening of two Covid-19 vaccination centers in Mattapan and Dorchester, at Morning Star Baptist Church and Russell Auditorium respectively, as... Read more
Teamsters Local 25 endorsed Boston City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston on Tuesday, citing her refusal “to back down to corporations and their anti-worker rhetoric.” “Michelle Wu is a strong leader who will stand-up for our members... Read more
State Representative Jon Santiago formally launched his mayoral candidacy Tuesday after weeks of speculation. “Today, we set out to bring neighbors together to write the next chapter of our Boston story,” Santiago said in a statement. Santiago’s campaign... Read more


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