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Fifteen metropolitan Boston area communities are coalescing around plans to build even more new housing than Gov. Charlie Baker proposed in his statewide bill. The Metro Mayors Coalition, at a press conference on Tuesday, planned to announce its “landmark... Read more
Marie St. Fleur will join Parenting Journey as its second Social and Family Justice Fellow. A former state representative from Dorchester’s Fifth Suffolk district, St. Fleur will focus on public policy and civic engagement and building partnerships... Read more
Leadership and community work are hallmarks of the Boy Scouts tradition, and recognizing inspiring leaders is part of that history. This year, the Boy Scouts of America Spirit of Adventure Council will honor New England Council President Jim Brett with... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Forums has scheduled a series of discussions and lectures for the fall season that will cover a wide range of topics from the rise of populism to America’s national trails. The first forum will take place next... Read more
Boston-based guitarist Fred Woodard has announced a new jazz series, “Onward and Upward,” that will include four weekend concerts in Dorchester this fall. The series will kick off on Sat., Oct. 6, with a performance by Woodard’s own band, The Fred... Read more
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, the Republican who has become a pivotal player in the volatile Supreme Court battle over Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, told a crowd in Boston Monday that he wants a “real investigation” into sexual assault allegations... Read more
MBTA overseers gave a green light Monday to a $218 million contract for work to upgrade the train control signal systems on the Red and Orange lines, the final piece of work that T officials say is critical to meeting the system’s service reliability... Read more
As part of a broader regional effort to boost electrical service, Eversource is planning to build a new transmission line between Andrew Square and Savin Hill. The process will kick off with two public meetings this month to brief the community on... Read more
Hundreds of protesters turned out at City Hall Plaza on Monday to rally against the confirmation of federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. The protest was timed to coincide with the appearance in the city the same day of US Sen. Jeff Flake... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and a corps of elected officials and community leaders were in full voice at an event celebrating the opening of a new Bluebikes station in Mattapan Square last week that marked the first expansion of the bike share service into that... Read more
The Boston Public Library’s Adams Street branch would nearly double in size under the latest plans for a $12.6 million renovation project that was shared with members of the public at a community meeting a week ago Tuesday. The Adams Street site is one of... Read more
Three Dorchester residents— Leroy Ivey, Michelle Maffeo, and John P. Sullivan— were among those honored at Tuesday’s 2018 Shattuck Awards at the Seaport Hotel. Hosted by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, the annual event singles out exemplary public... Read more
After a contentious abutters meeting with some 70 attendees at the Strand Theatre on Monday night, the owners of a recreational marijuana business that they want to set up on Hancock Street in Uphams Corner changed their business model from a traditional... Read more
City officials on Tuesday said that the Long Island Bridge is set to return in 2021, leading to a series of new recovery service providers and buildings that will expand Boston's attempt to curb the opioid crisis. Chris Osgood, Boston chief of streets,... Read more
MBTA overseers gave a green light Monday to a $218 million contract for work to upgrade the train control signal systems on the Red Line and Orange Line, the final piece of work that T officials say is critical to meeting the system's service reliability... Read more
Interior of 7 Ranier Road after fire.
The Boston Fire Department reports a woman rescued from a fire at 7-9 Ranier Rd. in Mattapan tonight was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The department says a total of four residents were made homeless by the fire, to which... Read more
Former state Sen. Brian Joyce, who was charged by federal prosecutors in 2017 with running his State House office as a "criminal enterprise," was found dead by his wife on Thursday in their Westport home, according to authorities. Joyce, 56, who spent... Read more
Marianne Panita (Lamothe) Mathurin, of Dorchester, passed away at home surrounded by her family on September 19, 2018 at the age of 104. Beloved wife of the late Jean Leonce Mathurin. Loving mother of Jeanne Boursiquot of Florida and her husband Iriel,... Read more
Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dorchester has been recognized as a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three... Read more
Dr. Jon Santiago makes the daily walk down Massachusetts Avenue to his job as an emergency medicine doctor at Boston Medical Center, traversing an area that’s become known for its concentration of people in the throes of addiction and seeking treatment.... Read more

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