A 42-year-old woman was sentenced Monday to up to 20 years in prison for driving while drunk and causing a crash that killed seven-year-old Brianna Rosales and injured her mother, Grendalee Alvarado. Olivia Mora was convicted last month of manslaughter... Read more
More than 100 student incident reports containing students’ personal information and produced by Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials have been made available to federal immigration authorities since 2014, according to education and civil rights... Read more
James William Hennigan Jr., the former state representative, state senator, school committee member, and register of probate, died last Friday at 92. Mr. Hennigan, the father of former Boston city councillor and now Suffolk County clerk-magistrate Maura... Read more
Eight women, including an Afro-Latina immigrant, and five men – the most diverse City Council in Boston’s history – were sworn into office by Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday in a packed Faneuil Hall. “We elected our first Afro-Latina immigrant of color, and... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his fifth annual State of the City address on Tuesday evening, telling a crowd of about 2,000 people gathered in Boston’s Symphony Hall that “the state of our city has never been stronger.” Walsh highlighted some of his... Read more
Lower Mills-based bar and eatery The Bowery is transforming its outdoor patio space into a cozy option for the colder months with the addition of three yurts that will provide customers the chance to dine in warmth and comfort. According to events... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Co. (DBCo) rang in the new year with an opening celebration of their brand-new expanded taproom, featuring a rooftop “Hopservatory” space with sweeping views of the Boston skyline. The $4 million dollar build-out added roughly 8,000... Read more
On a hot August evening, Devin Edwards stopped in at an elderly neighbor’s house on his way home from work. That morning, Edwards had received this woman’s frantic call reporting a dead squirrel on her electrical wire. Upon arrival, he found her sitting... Read more
Carney Hospital has once again been named a “top teaching hospital” by The Leapfrog Group, national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality. The award comes following the hospital’s “A” Hospital... Read more
The pace of change in immigration policy over the last three years can feel staggering, even for those of us tasked with reporting and understanding those changes. So, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the most pressing topics we’ll be watching in... Read more
Boston’s economy during the 2010s was characterized by steady growth but also persistent challenges. Using publicly available data, staff at Boston Indicators, the research center at the Boston Foundation, picked several key Boston-area economic trends ... Read more
The city of Boston is now taking applications from experienced artists for a fourth round of residency awards, which foster alternative approaches as a way to make stronger connections between people and the programs and initiatives offered by government... Read more
Painters Union District Council 35 and Painting and Glass Employers Association of New England donated $2,500 and multiple bags of toys for the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) last month. See photo at right. The donation will... Read more
Dorchester artists were busy last year. From an arts standpoint, the neighborhood was prolific as musicians, artists, and performers churned out material and organized events that showed the rest of the city just how active the local scene has become.... Read more
Asserting that “climate change is the defining challenge of our time,” Mayor Martin Walsh signed the Local Wetland Ordinance during a visit to Roslindale last week. It’s an initiative, he said, that “gives us greater power to protect our wetlands in the... Read more
It was all business at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School last month when union representatives from District Council 35 and The Paint and Glass Association of New England joined with students and faculty to celebrate the grand opening of the... Read more
Nearly 300 families made their way to St. Peter’s Teen Center on Christmas Eve to receive gifts at the Menino Family and Catholic Charities of Boston’s annual holiday toy drive. Teen Center staff joined the Menino Family and Cardinal Seán O’Malley in the... Read more
Jorge Casas has been helping Bostonians buy their own homes since 2001 first as a volunteer and later as an employee at the Dorchester-based Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA). He worked most recently as the agency’s HomeSafe program manager... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a libel suit against the news editor of the UMass Boston student newspaper because the paper accurately reported accounts by campus police that they were looking for a man for some "suspicious" activity on a... Read more
“Bold. Bright. Bald.”  That was Chuck Turner’s campaign slogan when he ran successfully for Boston City Council in 1999. All true. You had to appreciate the wryness of the third part of the slogan from a man who in public always had a serious face. On... Read more


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