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MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas on Monday criticized the Trinity Financial development company and ripped community perception that the transit agency has fumbled its commitments around the renovation of Ashmont Station and adjacent work.... Read more
Boston voters whittled the field for the City Council's four at-large seats to eight candidates Tuesday, selecting council President Michael Flaherty as the top finisher, followed by Councillor Felix Arroyo, in a low-turnout preliminary election preceding... Read more
Shortly after Linda Dorcena Forry's election to the House of Representatives was assured by her March 15 primary win, leading figures in the city's African-American political establishment met for a summit at the Hampton Inn on Massachusetts Avenue.... Read more
Occasionally, a prospective customer drops in and asks if the place is open for business, or the phone rings with the same question, or one of the local investors on the prowl for a free meal pops his head in to inquire. The answer: Not yet, but close.... Read more
The Ronan Park Multicultural Festival this year likely would have been marked with a somber tribute to John Beresford, who was killed there in May trying to stop a pair of muggers. Beresford had, after all, been one of an earnest band of neighbors who... Read more
Forget the boy who cried wolf. MBTA officials have announced and delayed the re-opening of Savin Hill Station at least four times prior to their current promise of July 31, and that record of credibility has left more than a handful of Savin Hill... Read more
A key link in the effort to remake the area around Ashmont Station suffered a significant setback last week, as state officials announced they would not deliver an integral piece of financing. While the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the... Read more
After the Saturday morning shift at the post office in Fields Corner, Jim Trabucco was heading back to the home on Neponset Avenue where he's lived since October of 1983, expecting not much in the way of change. Wrong. Flat wrong, actually, as flat as... Read more
With Boston voters still months away from turning their attention to it, the roster of candidates for the municipal elections this fall is sorting itself out, with mayoral and city council candidates turning in signatures in time for the May 24 deadline... Read more
The next phase in the redevelopment of the Baker Chocolate plant on the Neponset River will finally begin this fall, according to the Boston development firm that has controlled the property for much of the last decade. The long-delayed project promises... Read more
John Beresford was drawn to his home near Ronan Park by the neighborhood's potential. It was a neighborhood poised to round the corner - ready to shake off history and a bad reputation. All it needed was a little help. And so not long after Beresford and... Read more
University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson on Wednesday recommended to the school's trustees that Michael F. Collins, former CEO of the Caritas Christi Health Care System, become chancellor of UMass-Boston, opting to shut out J. Keith Motley, who... Read more
Livid with a former neighbor they said sold them out, angry with a process they said shut them out, and concerned over a facility whose inhabitants' identities will be guarded, Cedar Grove residents loudly voiced their opposition Tuesday to a planned home... Read more
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced his budget for the next fiscal year Wednesday, aiming to balance spiking costs with continued services in the city's first ever $2 billion spending plan. While the city has looked recently for ways to bolster its revenue... Read more
Crumbling concrete, crater-like potholes, and falling debris have officials at the University of Massachusetts at Boston searching for $50 million to overhaul the Columbia Point campus's parking garage. The two-story structure serves as the foundation for... Read more
There on the wall in his temporary home hangs a tapestry depicting the likeness of the Holy Father, John Paul II. Father Zbigniew Derylo looked occasionally to the face of his countryman, his voice full of emotion as he discussed the life of John Paul II... Read more
As Jerry Chu's fifth-grade music class pounded and blew out the last notes of the jaunty Jamaican folk song "Mary Ann" on Tuesday morning, the veteran teacher suddenly looked askance. Something was missing. "That sounds good, but you know what, let's get... Read more
The MBTA, which plans to close Uphams Corner Station for a year during renovation, met Tuesday with resistance from residents confused about the transit agency's plans for replacement service. The Dudley Street station, slated to close May 1 for extensive... Read more
Diana Londono is going to college. The Fontbonne Academy senior is heading to Bay State College next year to study physical therapy and, at an accepted students' workshop recently was filling out a sample class schedule when she spotted her mother, Iwona... Read more
Students and faculty at the Codman Academy hope that this weekend will mark the end of their struggles with the MBTA. After three years of lobbying for six-day student T passes by the Codman Academy, the MBTA created the pass last December and Codman... Read more

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