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City Council President Andrea Campbell has called for the creation of a full-time Inspector General position to “root out corruption” in city government as a still-unfolding federal bribery investigation has triggered the resignation of a key zoning board... Read more
State Police detectives were on scene on Monday afternoon after a body was discovered near the Neponset Greenway trail near Mattapan Square. It was not yet clear if foul play is involved. “Members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit... Read more
Accordia Partners launches outreach effort Members of the development team that will transform the UMass-owned Bayside parcel on Columbia Point in the coming years introduced themselves to the membership of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association on... Read more
Firefighter on Warner Street
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 41/43 Warner St. was called in around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Nine residents of the two-family house were made homeless. A firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the department says. The fire... Read more
Days after a former Boston official agreed to plead guilty to federal bribery charges connected to zoning board votes, Mayor Martin Walsh on Thursday announced a review of how that board conducts its business. John Lynch, the former assistant director of... Read more
Unhappy with the dearth of minority-owned businesses that have secured cannabis business licenses and with the way Cambridge is handling the newly-legal industry, cannabis entrepreneurs and activists on Thursday launched a new coalition to push for equal... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today announced his endorsement of incumbent Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George and first-time candidate Alejandra St. Guillen for two of the four Boston City Council At-Large seats. The preliminary election for City Council will take... Read more
Over 1,200 runners participated in the 2nd Annual MR8K: A Run for Gratitude at the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton on Labor Day morning. The race, a signature event organized by the Martin Richard Foundation, is held every year in honor of Martin Richard,... Read more
More than a year after the University of Massachusetts Amherst purchased a campus in Newton, faculty at UMass Boston are continuing to press system officials to address what they describe as competition with their school. A trio of UMass Boston professors... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has ordered a comprehensive review of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) amid an ongoing federal investigation that has prompted a longtime city housing official to plead guilty to accepting a bribe from a real estate developer.... Read more
Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of people pack their suitcases, load up their moving vans, and make the drive (or flight) to their new residences in Boston. If you’re a current Dorchester resident, don’t be surprised if you see a few new faces... Read more
Potential ballot question campaigns were cleared for takeoff Wednesday, and voters next year could decide the fate of proposals dealing with immigration law enforcement, liability for gun crimes, ranked choice voting, and access to vehicle repair... Read more
Kicking off a hearing last Thursday on gun legislation at the State House, Public Safety and Homeland Security Co-Chairman Rep. Harold Naughton told two hearing rooms full of people that he had recently returned from a monthlong Army training mission in... Read more
Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) will present its 23rd annual Health Care Revival on Sat., Sept. 7 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at 249 River Street in Mattapan. This year’s event will provide health info and resources for Mattapan residents, including... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation will field teams for the Boston, New York, and Chicago marathons for the last time in 2020, the organization announced last week. It plans to refocus its mission on deepening its community impact through civic engagement and... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate will launch a new program in December titled “The Citizens’ Senate: Women’s Fight for Suffrage” that will center on how women’s right to vote was secured by the 19th Amendment in 1920. The program, which... Read more
Ashmont Hill Chamber Music kicks off its 2019-2020 season on Sun., Sept. 22 at 4 p.m., with a Bach Project concert featuring the critically-acclaimed bass-baritone Dashon Burton performing at All Saints’ Church in Ashmont. Burton will join the Bach... Read more
More than 100 teachers, principals, and mentors packed into the Fort Point room at Atlantic Wharf earlier this month to take in the 3rd Annual Boston Youth STEM Showcase, an event in which BPS high schoolers reflect on their experiences from a six-week... Read more
On a rainy, end-of-summer August evening at the Local 103 IBEW headquarters on Freeport Street last Wednesday, more than over 250 Boston Public School students were offered ice cream, backpacks, and school supplies by Mayor Martin Walsh who was hosting... Read more
The city of Boston will launch its Climate Ready Dorchester (CRD) initiative this month with an open house at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on Worrell Street in Neponset. Climate Ready Boston (CRB) and The Project Team will convene the meeting on... Read more

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