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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Monday night asked her constituents to “share real life experiences” at a round- table discussion in Jamaica Plain on the topic of housing equity. The “Equity Agenda Series” meeting was one of several she plans to host in... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley and City Council President Andrea Campbell joined activists from across the city at a “Get Out the Count” rally in Fields Corner on Tuesday to urge neighborhood residents to participate in next year’s federal census. “If you are... Read more
While opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined for the second year in a row, prevalence of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl has continued to climb to the point where it is now present in almost every death that’s screened for drugs. The... Read more
Tenant activists last Monday delivered 1,000 signed postcards to City Hall urging the mayor and city council to broaden and strengthen Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), which requires that market-rate housing developments with ten or more... Read more
Folks living in Dorchester and Mattapan have a lot of jazz to look forward to in the coming months thanks to an expanded monthly format for the Dot Jazz Series--starting in September--and a newly announced jazz festival in Mattapan.  City Councillor... Read more
The Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association (AANA)  invites the public to their Kitchen Envy II Tour on Sun., Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. The first Dorchester Kitchen Tour in 2017 was a big success, so they are reopening the event this year. The tour will... Read more
University of Massachusetts Boston students in April did something their chancellor later called “quite remarkable” — voting to raise their own fees to further subsidize MBTA passes. “About half of our students commute on the T. It’s a significant expense... Read more
The advocacy group Environment Massachusetts stood by its framing of a report about bacteria concentrations at beaches across the state after other organizations raised concerns about “hyperbole.” Several activists and officials, including state Sen.... Read more
Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU have endorsed five candidates for Boston City Council: incumbents Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George for two at-large seats, Kenzie Bok for District 8, Ricardo Arroyo for District 5, and incumbent Kim Janey for... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last week approved the development of a 34-unit, home-ownership condominium project at 3 Aspinwall Road in Codman Square. Prior to the BPDA’s decision, the proposal had received mixed reviews from the... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Boston is structuring its lease agreement with the developer of its prime Bayside waterfront property in Dorchester’s Columbia Point neighborhood very differently than it did a few years ago in its ill-fated effort to lease... Read more
Jonathan DePina of Savin Hill claimed a victory in his pro boxing debut last Friday at Encore Boston Harbor Resort. In an evenly contested match, DePina defeated his opponent, Robbie Thomas of Michigan, with a flurry of punches in the fourth and final... Read more
Plans to open a hybrid bike repair shop/cafe in the newly renovated Uphams Corner comfort station have been scrapped in favor of a locally owned restaurant that will open its doors next May, according to Historic Boston Inc., which controls the Columbia... Read more
Rollins and King
Four men now face charges in connection with the shooting murder of Eleanor Maloney, 74, as she stood outside her Mattapan Street home on April 6 enjoying a warm day with other members of her family - including her grandson, Anthony Davis, one of those... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Anthony Davis, 37, will be arraigned on a murder charge for his role in an April gun battle on Mattapan Street that left his grandmother, Eleanor Maloney, 74, dead, shot in the head. The man charged with firing... Read more
Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 24) at 91 Westview St. in Franklin Field. That shooting came about 4 1/2 hours after another man was shot in the leg off Ames Street. Not long after the fatal shooting, a third... Read more
When Savin Hill’s Jonathan DePina steps into the ring at Encore Boston Harbor Resort Friday night, it will mark his first foray from the amateur world of boxing into a professional arena. But it will also represent the culmination of a months-long journey... Read more
With the recent number of mass shootings on the rise across the country, the issue of gun violence is at the forefront of our national political conversations. But for communities of color in Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods, gun... Read more
Last March, 32-year-old Kendrick Price, an assistant basketball coach at UMass Boston, died at a party in Dorchester. A month later, 74-year-old Eleanor Maloney, a grandmother, was killed in a crossfire that injured two others on Mattapan St. off Blue... Read more
Last Tuesday, the Zoning Board of Appeal approved a developer’s plan to replace an old house at 2 Neponset Ave. with a nine-unit, four-story building with ground-floor commercial space and 18 parking spaces. Shaun McClorey’s plan calls for all the units... Read more

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