Old paper mill on Hyde Park/Mattapan line
The federal Environmental Protecting Agency is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. The Neponset, from its confluence with the... Read more
An investigation is underway following the fatal shooting of a teenager in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon in Dorchester. Police initially responded to an emergency call of shots fired at around 12:11 p.m near 6 Cameron St., where they found a male... Read more
By Tom Mulvoy, Associate Editor February 19, 2020 When Joseph P. Kennedy III was born in the fall of 1980, Edward J. Markey was a month away from winning a third term in the US House of Representatives. Some 40 years later, the two men are engaged in a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found lying in the middle of the road outside 12 Colorado St. in Mattapan with a gunshot wound around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with... Read more
On March 3, voters in Massachusetts and fifteen other states will head to the polls to vote for a candidate in national primary elections. Here in Boston, some political leaders have already made their preference known, with hometown candidate Sen.... Read more
Revealing what he called a “monumental investment,” Mayor Martin Walsh announced $69.2 million in new and recommended affordable housing funding from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), and the Community... Read more
Too many of Boston’s black and brown children are locked into hypersegregated neighborhoods and hypersegregated schools. Meanwhile, Boston’s better-paid workforce is hypersegregated, too. In no way does this reflect the population of this city. We... Read more
Last year, local multidimensional artist Cliff Notez played a key role in organizing Boston Answering, a concert hosted at the Strand Theatre designed as a response to Boston Calling and the festival’s omission of Boston-based talent, particularly hip-hop... Read more
When describing his personal philosophy, the Dorchester-based writer and photographer Jourdan Christopher says the idea of “aloneness” forms “the basis of all his artistic forms. I’ve always felt like people were distant from me.” In a recent interview... Read more
Two brothers who run existing businesses in Fields Corner hope to add a cannabis retail shop in a now-vacant office building on Freeport Street to their portfolio. Brian and Jason Chavez made their pitch to the Clam Point Civic Association on Monday... Read more
The risk of contracting coronavirus in Massachusetts remains low, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said Tuesday. Bharel presented Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics at a Public Health Council meeting, saying more than 40,000... Read more
State Rep. Dan Cullinane will not seek re-election to his seat in the House of Representatives this fall. Cullinane, 34, has held the 12th Suffolk seat — which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton— since winning a hotly contested special... Read more
An officer whose partner was trying to stop a man who had repeatedly stabbed another on Adams Street late Monday shot the man in the thigh when he turned his knife towards the partner, Police Commissioner William Gross said at the scene. Gross said... Read more
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco was unanimously appointed as the new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston on Monday by the university system's board of trustees. A search committee last month identified Suarez-Orozco, a dean at the University of... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot outside 566 Columbia Road, near Hancock Street, around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Andrew Farley, 62, of Dorchester, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police say. This is Boston's... Read more
State Rep. Dan Hunt is endorsing former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for president, citing his "bold leadership" in two terms as the state's top executive officer. Patrick was a late entrant into the field of Democrats seeking the nomination. But... Read more
When lawmakers in Massachusetts passed the so-called “red flag” law in July 2018, they touted it as a new and needed mechanism for family members to remove guns from someone in crisis. Supporters of the measure, formally known as the extreme risk... Read more
Now that the UMass Boston Chancellor Search Committee has selected a finalist and the process moves forward, we inevitably look to the future and think about the UMass Boston that can, and will, be. As we look ahead, I also recall the vision of founding... Read more
Describing instances ranging from tasing to denial of attorney contact, advocates and lawmakers alleged Monday that correction officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley have abused inmates for weeks in response to an assault on three... Read more
A dispute between two non-profits over the ownership of a Four Corners property appears to have reached a resolution. Third Sector New England (TSNE) Missionworks, the organization that purchased and began development of the site at 260 Washington St. in... Read more


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