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On board, riders offer opinions on the revamp After they heard on Monday about the ten-year preliminary plan to phase out the 70-year-old trolleys on the Ashmont-Mattapan Line in favor of new vehicles, riders showed mixed feelings about the proposal in... Read more
State Police troopers rescued a man they found dangling from the Neponset River Bridge early Monday morning. Troopers Douglas Mesheau, Bryan Caccamo and Elvis Nguyen responded to a call for a person trying to harm himself just before 4:30 a.m. and found... Read more
MBTA leadership is taking preliminary steps to “transform” the Mattapan High Speed Line over the next decade, with a preference toward replacing the existing fleet of 70-year-old Presidential Conference Committee (PCC) cars with a new generation trolley... Read more
An upgrade is in the works for Codman Square Park, and after a presentation by the design team Tuesday evening in Codman Academy’s black box theater, residents in the neighborhood have a better idea of what that vision might look like. Over the past few... Read more
State Rep. Liz Miranda (5th Suffolk) and city officials say they've brokered a deal between Uphams House of Pizza on Columbia Road and a teenager who got into a beef with an employee there that could calm a tense situation that had spread into the... Read more
Patsy works for Food and Nutrition Service in the US Department of Agriculture. It’s a federal job that she’s held for 40 years. On Wednesday, she came to the Holy Tabernacle Church near Grove Hall in Dorchester to get food. Patsy, who does not want her... Read more
Patsy works for Food and Nutrition Service in the US Department of Agriculture. It’s a federal job that she’s held for 40 years. On Wednesday, she came to the Holy Tabernacle Church near Grove Hall in Dorchester to get food. Patsy, who does not want her... Read more
The newly formed Peabody Square Choral Artists will present their debut concert this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Parish of All Saints in Ashmont. The group will perform two choral selections from 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé: the... Read more
The board of directors of the Boston Planning & Development last week approved a residential development project for Morton Street in Mattapan.The four-story building at 775 Morton St., located on the corner of Morton and Wildwood Streets, will... Read more
Following is the second in a series of excerpts from Ed Quill’s recently published book, “When Last The Glorious Light: Lay of the Massachuset.” Read the first installment here. When you think of it, the first so-called Native Americans weren’t “native”... Read more
State lawmakers and union heads joined furloughed federal workers last Thursday outside the State House, where ralliers called for an end to the longest government shutdown in American history and aired their frustrations with President Trump. On the 27th... Read more
On Dec. 14, 2018, a system was deployed across Massachusetts to ensure that text messages sent to 911 would be routed to emergency call centers based on information provided by the texter’s service carrier. On Wednesday, state officials formally announced... Read more
Twenty-five thousand low-income seniors in Massachusetts would be newly eligible for help paying for health care, and thousands more could be eligible for more assistance than they’re currently receving, under a measure Gov. Charlie Baker plans to include... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker proposed last week to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, igniting an already smoldering debate on Beacon Hill over whether to give gamblers an additional avenue to wager their money and over who should be able to take part in the... Read more
A new bill in the Massachusetts Legislature could make it easier for minors to get an abortion. The bill, An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access, known as the ROE Act, does many things, but front and center is a provision to eliminate the... Read more
The forensic anthropologist and Dorchester resident Dr. Sarah Kiley Schoff has always been fascinated by bones. As a child growing up on the South Shore, she says, she was influenced by her father, an amateur archaeologist who kindled her interest in the... Read more
For more than a decade, the impact of sea level rise and tidal flooding has been making waves on the real estate market of coastal New England, costing property owners in Boston an estimated $5.7 million in lost appreciation. That’s according to a report... Read more
Boston Arts Academy (BAA), the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts presents, “Memphis: The Musical” at the Strand Theatre this Friday (Jan. 25) at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday (Jan. 26) with two performances – 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.... Read more
Advocates for a “Dot Greenway” on top of the Red Line tunnel cap between Park and Ashmont Streets announced a new fiscal partnership with LivableStreets and reviewed the potential timeline for this $5-7 million project at a meeting on Tuesday night. Jenn... Read more
The government shutdown has now dragged on for over a month, well past the prior record of just under three weeks, and the stalemate continues over border funding. In the meantime, impacted Bostonians are struggling with missed paychecks and preemptive... Read more

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