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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a cab driver’s son who grew up in Dorchester and later a became a very generous booster of conservative politicians and the nation of Israel, died Monday night at the age of 87 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s... Read more
Tuesday night’s address by the mayor wasn’t just a State of the City speech, it was a farewell, of sorts. Marty Walsh is rooted here in this neighborhood and that’s not going to change. Yes, once confirmed by the US Senate — probably next month— he’ll be... Read more
US Sen. Edward Markey was in the US Capitol complex last Wednesday when thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the congressional grounds, and laid siege to senators and representatives and their staff members over several hours. The Reporter’s Ed Forry... Read more
Mayor Walsh’s likely departure for Washington, D.C., could pull several new candidates into a race to succeed him this summer or fall, depending on the timing of his expected resignation, which would follow his confirmation by the US Senate. Two city... Read more
City Council President Kim Janey, a Roxbury native whose family has deep roots in the neighborhood, will become the first Black, and first female, mayor of Boston when Marty Walsh resigns to become the US Secretary of Labor. The 55-year-old Janey was... Read more
Calling him a “good friend” and “stand-up guy,” President-elect Joe Biden last week introduced Mayor Walsh to the nation as his choice to lead the Department of Labor, a position that the 53-year-old Dorchester resident and past union leader... Read more
The FBI Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts are asking for the public’s assistance in locating longtime fugitive Hung Tien Pham, who... Read more
As the new legislative session gets underway, the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus plans to install a new chairperson as Rep. Carlos Gonzalez transitions out of the leadership position. Rep. Chynah Tyler, a Roxbury Democrat, will take over as chair of... Read more
Eric Tran Thai, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography on Monday for incidents in which he would sit in a stall in boys' rooms at Boston Latin School and surreptitiously video students in 2017, the US Attorney's office reports... Read more
Calling him a “good friend” and “stand-up guy,” President-elect Joe Biden today introduced Mayor Marty Walsh as his administration’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, a position that the 53-year-old Dorchester resident and past union leader... Read more
The Rev. John Predmore, SJ. chaplain to the staff, faculty, parents, and alumni of Boston College High School on Columbia Point, likes to go down to the sea again and again from his home on the school’s campus. After a recent walk along the edge of Boston... Read more
A new weekly pool COVID-19 testing program will be available to Massachusetts schools as part of an effort to bring more students back into the classroom, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday. Baker and his administration's education officials have... Read more
Calls to remove President Donald Trump from office after he incited a violent riot in the U.S. Capitol swept across Massachusetts on Thursday, coming from the state's Republican governor and every member of the all-Democrat congressional delegation. Gov.... Read more
(Updated— Jan. 7, 9:14 p.m.)— Mayor Martin Walsh has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of Labor for the Biden-Harris administration and on Thursday night the second-term Boston mayor said he plans to accept the job. "Working people, labor unions,... Read more
A day after Capitol Hill was wrought with chaos when a mob of Trump supporters, incited by the president, rushed the US Capitol building and forced Congress into lockdown, Boston's Mayor Martin Walsh joined a long list of elected officials calling for... Read more
Two petitions filed last week with the Boston Landmarks Commission are requesting that the agency designate two Dorchester properties — one at 19 Ashland St. in Clam Point and the other at 29 High St. on Meetinghouse Hill —as Architectural Conservation... Read more
Proponents eye a new vote Mayor Walsh on Monday vetoed an ordinance that would restrict how and when police can use tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets, saying in a statement that he had legal concerns with the measure, and that he supported... Read more
As the year and legislative session came to a close, Gov. Baker last week signed into law legislation creating a police accountability and oversight system under which officers need to be certified every three years and can lose their certification for... Read more
Massachusetts first responders will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations next week, while some of the state’s oldest residents will move up in line to access the crucial immunization, state officials announced on Monday. Marking another milestone in the... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host two virtual public meetings next week to discuss its latest plans for zoning changes in waterfront neighborhoods, including Dorchester. The proposed Coastal Flood Resilience Overlay District... Read more

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