The eight finalists in the at-large city council election addressed issues specific to the city’s seniors last Thursday at a forum in the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Roxbury. Saying that “seniors matter, and we are the most... Read more
At a round-table discussion hosted at her campaign office in Jamaica Plain last week, at-large city council candidate Julia Mejia sat surrounded by other candidates and community activists of color from Greater Boston. While topics ranged from campaign... Read more
City Councillor at-large Michelle Wu, in a replay of 2017, dominated the voting in September’s preliminary election, topping the ticket with 19 percent of votes cast for a strong field of 15 candidates and finishing well ahead of fellow incumbents... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday overturned Abdullah Yasin's conviction for second-degree murder for Chaz Burton's 2016 death outside a Mattapan party, saying the trial judge in the case should not have allowed the case to go to a jury after she... Read more
Boston City Councillors Ed Flynn and Kim Janey will be hosting a hearing next week to discuss public health disparities in communities of color in the City of Boston. The hearing will take place next Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Boston City Council’s... Read more
To 17 and 15 floors from original 24 and 21 levels The pair of residential towers that have been proposed for a site next to the old Boston Globe property on Morrissey Boulevard would be reduced in density and height in a revised plan shown to civic... Read more
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins is defending his decision to terminate the county’s contract to house prisoners detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The move comes as Tompkins announced plans to “reallocate” space the Suffolk... Read more
Livermore laundry room
Boston firefighters responded to 110 Livermore St., an apartment building off Cummins Highway in Mattapan, for a basement laundry-room fire that was being fed by an incoming gas main, around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The fire started with an explosion, the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was trying to jump from Boston Street where it crosses I-93 Wednesday night, only to be stopped by a bystander who managed to grab him by the sweatshirt through a chain-link fence and keep him there until... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has endorsed four women — including two newcomers— in their quest to win one of four at-large seats in next month's Boston City Council election. In a statement issued by Pressley's campaign on Thursday, she endorsed... Read more
The Transit Police Department reports arresting a Hyde Park man and say they are looking for other men for an attack and robbery at Ashmont station around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say Julius Tolbert, 47, of Hyde Park, was among a group of men who... Read more
Last month, about a dozen student-artists from a Cambridge-based program called The Hip Hop Transformation sat in a room surrounded by friends and family and listened to a 23-track double album, the final product of a six-week music-making session. As 17-... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday released an update to Boston’s Climate Action Plan, which he says will accelerate efforts towards carbon neutrality. The move is specifically aimed at cutting carbon emissions from Boston’s buildings, the single greatest... Read more
The proposal to build a $30 million indoor sports and community center on what is currently a field beside the McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point was presented to the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association meeting on Monday night. The tenor of the... Read more
About 40 people gathered at the intersection of Kane and Bellevue streets on Sunday for the unveiling of a “hero square” marker in the name of Sgt. Victor Gemelli, a Dorchester man who was killed in action in 1944 during the Second World War. Sgt.... Read more
The second installation of the 2019-2020 Dot Jazz Series, featuring the Fred Woodard Collective, will take place on Thursday (Oct. 10) at All Saints’ Peabody Hall. The guitarist Fred Woodard is a veteran of Boston’s jazz scene as well as the presenter... Read more
Anthony Paciulli spent most of his adult life managing community banks, helping people to organize their finances and buy their first homes. These days, after retiring from leadership roles in banking and mortgage businesses, he has discovered a new... Read more
In last month’s preliminary city council election, incumbent at-large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George enjoyed consistent support citywide as she secured a strong second place finish behind Michelle Wu. Now, less than a month away from the Nov. 5... Read more
Their specific requests varied, but the roughly half-dozen mayors and state lawmakers who addressed the MBTA’s oversight board on Monday all echoed a common theme: Expanding service and connectivity on the commuter rail will bring significant benefits for... Read more
The 18th annual Dorchester Open Studios event will take place next Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The yearly celebration, presented this year by Dorchester Artists and Friends (DAF) in partnership with Friends of the... Read more


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