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Hazleton Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 40 Hazleton St. in Mattapan around 9 a.m. on Sunday for a fire that the Boston Fire Department ... Read more.

Castlerock Street house damaged by fire

The Boston Fire Department reports responded to 15 Castlerock St. at 2:50 a.m. on Friday for what ... Read more.

Juneteenth will be observed as an official state holiday for the first time in Massachusetts this year. We celebrate this day as the end of slavery and the outlawing of forced, unpaid labor in the United States. ... Read more.

Nonprofit City Life/Vida Urbana last Wednesday turned out dozens of protesters calling for legislative action to prevent an expected tidal wave of evictions.

The advocacy organization maintains that relief programs ... Read more.

Free concerts and movie nights, yoga and fitness classes, circus performances, and wheelchairs to help those with disabilities access beaches are all getting a boost as part of a $300,000 grant program Save the Harbor/ ... Read more.

To the Editor:

We should make permanent several of the highly successful election protection measures introduced during the pandemic, including expansions to vote-by-mail and early in-person ... Read more.

Last fall, the Boston School Committee was preparing to vote for a new policy that for the first time would give fairer access to students of color seeking to get into the city’s three exam schools. For a generation, ... Read more.

To the Editor:

Protecting mature trees should be a norm in the city’s policies, practices, and mentality. Unfortunately, it is not. It is a constant battle. Citizens try to stay aware and be ... Read more.

Little Leaguers from several Boston neighborhoods stepped up to the plate at Garvey Park in Neponset on June 6 for this year’s much-anticipated Opening Day for the Martin Richard Challenger baseball division, a star- ... Read more.

Property tax exemptions for non-profit organizations, a group that includes small charity groups but also big institutions like colleges, insurers, and hospitals, have long been a point of contention in some circles, and ... Read more.

This coming Saturday, Boston will celebrate the first-ever official Juneteenth holiday here, though it has been observed for a long time in Texas as an occasion of unity and reconnection on the anniversary of the day ... Read more.

Artists and community advocates are continuing to sound the alarm about the situation at their Uphams Corner-based workspace Humphreys Street Studios, the fate of which is hanging in the balance after the property’s ... Read more.

The looming existential climate threat to Greater Boston was the main topic of discussion Tuesday morning on a boat tour organized by a coalition that is calling on state and local leaders to take urgent action in ... Read more.

On Wednesday, 12-year-old Journey Johnson stepped onto the train platform at Blue Hill Ave. station with a freshly stamped vaccine card in hand and big plans to celebrate the start of an immunized summer vacation: Coffee ... Read more.

A recent poll on the Boston mayor’s race offers another snapshot of the six-way contest.

The poll — conducted for a new coalition that includes a construction union, a developer and a real estate investment and ... Read more.

For five Massachusetts adults and another five Bay State adolescents, the COVID-19 vaccine will prove to be an extra lucky shot.

The Baker administration will partner with Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and the ... Read more.

To the Editor:

As a parent at the Lee Academy Pilot School on Dunbar Avenue, I’ve been very happy with my daughters’ educations, but utterly shocked by the condition of Boston Public School ... Read more.

Gintautas Dumcius, who began his career as a journalist at the Dorchester Reporter while a student at UMass Boston, returned to his roots this week: He is now the managing editor of the newspaper and its website.

A ... Read more.

The developer behind a proposal to overhaul 1.3 acres and add three new buildings behind Dorchester’s South Bay shopping area has pulled back on building heights and housing density.

The project’s total number of ... Read more.

Inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, “Tiny DAP Concerts,” an intimate, virtual showcase, will highlight Greater Boston artists who are rising in the ranks in New England Hip Hop as it makes its debut this week through ... Read more.

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