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At a public hearing Monday afternoon, city councillors heard plans-in-progress for modernizing Boston’s review of development proposals.

The working draft summarized by officials from the Boston Planning Department ... Read more.

City Councillor John FitzGerald began a series of neighborhood walks throughout District 3 with a visit to Bowdoin Street on Tuesday, July 16. Although the extreme heat turned the visit into an indoor, round able chat, ... Read more.

A controversial proposal for major renovations to White Stadium will go before the board of the Boston Planning Department on Thursday. Members will be asked to approve a recommendation that would allow the city agency’s ... Read more.

In Boston, the availability of quality childcare and early education is limited and expensive. The gaps in access are highest in some of the city’s most racially diverse neighborhoods, including Dorchester, which has the ... Read more.

That’s the question we’re asking Boston residents this month as the city continues to develop its first-ever city-wide participatory budgeting process. But first, what is participatory budgeting?

When Mayor ... Read more.

I’m excited to let you know about two important programs that help our older residents save more money: The first is the Medicare Savings Program (MSP), which now offers more savings to more residents. Thanks to changes ... Read more.

If you watched the Boston City Council’s 12-hour budget debate on June 26, you might not have known that three weeks earlier, on June 5, the same council voted to approve 99.67 percent of Mayor Michelle Wu’s budget, ... Read more.

Mary-dith Tuitt of Dorchester was honored for her work serving women veterans like herself last month at the Massachusetts State House, where she received the 2024 Deborah Sampson Award from Gov. Healey and Veterans ... Read more.

The Friends of Grove Hall Branch Library have proposed renaming the branch’s second floor community space after civil rights advocate Mamie (Mimi) Jones, a move supported in a resolution by the City Council last month ... Read more.

Five University of Massachusetts faculty members were awarded the 2024 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching last month, including Dr. Mohamed Amine Gharbi, an assistant professor of physics at UMass Boston The prize ... Read more.

Dr. Carla Haith is joining Mother Caroline Academy as its leader with several initiatives on her to-do list, including bringing back the athletics department. The 45-year-old Dorchester native calls her latest position it ... Read more.

The director of the Boston Main Streets Foundation has a lot in store for the city’s network of business districts, including a more direct relationship with each of the 20 organizations across the neighborhoods. Eric ... Read more.

Last year, with a $32 million, multi-year road construction project for Cummins Highway set in place, area residents realized that they needed to get organized – and better acquainted.

Since then, they have checked ... Read more.

With bids coming in far above the projected budget, it seems the wait for a new-and-improved public park in Codman Square will continue indefinitely.

Cynthia Loesch-Johnson, president of the Codman Square ... Read more.

The city and private vendors are upping their games when it comes to the expansion of curbside electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Boston. Officials recently announced that 11 publicly owned chargers with enough ... Read more.

A Dorchester woman who just started training in life-saving measures through her local community center, swung into action last month to save the life of a stricken health worker. Leslie Ann Milton, 69, was at the right ... Read more.

Monday evening at 6 p.m. was the deadline for bids on the Massachusetts hospitals operated by the bankrupt Steward Health Care firm, but exactly how the smoldering crisis unfolds this week and later on could hinge on ... Read more.

The third annual Little Saigon Night Market/Cho Dem street festival came together in just the right way last Saturday evening as families and people young and old from the neighborhood and beyond mixed and mingled by the ... Read more.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu directly pitched lawmakers Tuesday on her plan to allow the city to avoid a potentially dramatic tax hike for residents by temporarily placing more of the burden on commercial property owners. ... Read more.

Company One Theatre’s production of ‘Hoops’ by Eliana Pipes opened last Friday (July 12) at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner.

The show, which celebrates the cultural significance of hoop earrings, ... Read more.

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