Robert and Mary (Sim) Jepsen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 1. The high school sweethearts met while living in Neponset where they were born and raised and were married at St Ann’s Church, Neponset on ... Read more.

People vote with their feet. This is true with regard to Boston families with school- age children: Roughly half of the city’s preschool population leaves the city by the time they reach age four. A new study published by ... Read more.

The following has been excerpted from a Dec. 2 letter sent from the Cedar Grove Civic Association to the Town of Milton’s administrator and Select Board (and copied to the Reporter) regarding a proposal for an ... Read more.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins tackle his efforts to address the ongoing problems in the ‘Mass. and Cass’ district during a virtual meeting of the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) on Monday evening. ... Read more.

Rachael Rollins

By the narrowest of margins, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday afternoon confirmed Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins as the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.

The Senate was deadlocked 50-50 along ... Read more.

Charlie Baker’s decision to not seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts has drawn a range of reactions and set off speculation about who might jump in to succeed the Swampscott Republican, since his lieutenant ... Read more.

City Councillor Ed Flynn is set to assume the City Council presidency in January. Jockeying for the top job on the 13-member body ended last week with the South Bostonian gathering enough votes to lock down the position ... Read more.

The City Council has approved and forwarded to Mayor Wu a list of nine residents, two of whom are from Dorchester, for potential service on the new Civilian Review Board (CRB) under the new Office of Police Accountability ... Read more.

Erin Murphy, who pledged to voters that she will be their “go-to call at City Hall,” had the first of her two City Council swearing-in ceremonies last week, as she took the oath to fill the vacancy created by Michelle Wu’ ... Read more.

A reported assault on a visually impaired student inside a bathroom of the Henderson Upper School last week has once again drawn scrutiny to safety concerns at the Croftland Avenue school, whose principal was seriously ... Read more.

A $4 billion bill approved by state lawmakers funnels funding toward trees on Gallivan Boulevard and also to Neponset’s health center, “Little Saigon” in Fields Corner, and a food pantry in Mattapan.

The ... Read more.

Liz Miranda

State Rep. Liz Miranda, a Roxbury native, said she's launching a 2022 state Senate run on Wednesday.

The Second Suffolk Senate seat will be open next year due to Sonia Chang-Diaz, who has represented the district ... Read more.

With state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz running for governor in 2022, her former rival Dianne Wilkerson is considering a campaign for the seat Chang-Diaz is giving up.

“I haven’t made a decision,” Wilkerson, who ... Read more.

Inside the US Senate Chamber, a group of people were poised to take their seats behind gleaming brown desks and discuss environmental policy. But they weren’t top government officials, they were students from a high ... Read more.

Firefighter at 383 Geneva Ave.

The Boston Fire Department fire ire was showing on all three floors of 383 Geneva Ave. in Dorchester when firefighters arrived around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The ... Read more.

By Colin A. Young
State House News Service

As COVID-19 cases surge in Massachusetts and around the country and scientists begin to get a better picture of a worrisome new variant circulating, President Joe ... Read more.

A man was recently shot and killed in Dorchester after an hours-long stand-off with Boston police. The unidentified shooter reportedly suffered from mental illness and, for a host of reasons, he wasn’t receiving the care ... Read more.

Hot real estate and land markets aren’t just squeezing the living these days, but also those who have been laid to eternal rest. More and more older cemeteries in city neighborhoods like Dorchester, and in the inner ... Read more.

About 150 families were assisted by the Red Cross through a food fair staged last week at Dorchester’s Frederick Pilot Middle School. Sixteen volunteers arranged fresh produce – including half gallons of apple cider, ... Read more.

VietAID has reduced the number of units and increased parking at what it hopes will be its first-ever senior housing development. The property, at 25-33 Hamilton St., now features a vacant lot and a vacant home.

... Read more.

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