The state’s twin natural gas crises are now taking a toll on housing and economic development in Massachusetts. While impacts on devastated Merrimack Valley residents and locked-out union workers have been well documented, commercial real estate and home... Read more
Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley is bouncing between Washington and Dorchester these days, shuttling from freshman orientation week as a congresswoman-elect back to her still-busy schedule on the council. Briefly back in Boston early this... Read more
This year’s holiday stroll in Lower Mills will include a tree lighting at 7:20 p.m. and plenty of festivities up and down the village from Milton to St. Gregory’s church. A new element this year is a ukulele singalong at the Walter Baker building, 1231... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and a column of elected officials were on hand to celebrate the launch of a new mortgage lending business based in Dorchester on Tuesday. East West Mortgage is a newly formed company led by Chris Anderson, a St. Mark’s Area native who... Read more
Prosecutors have dropped charges against Kevin Williams, the 21-year-old Dorchester man who was recently released after five weeks in custody for the murder of a 67-year-old man in Codman Square last month. Initially citing video evidence and an... Read more
A Dorchester District Court judge on Monday set bail at $100,000 for two men charged with dragging a third a half mile down Gallivan Boulevard with their car at speeds of up to 50 m.p.h. Friday night. In front of a courtroom filled with the victim's... Read more
A teenager remains in critical condition at a local hospital after a robbery Friday night that ended with the robbers closing their car window on his arm, which kept him trapped outside the car as they sped down Gallivan Boulevard at a high rate of speed... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday at 10 Westmore Rd. in Mattapan. The victim was declared dead at the scene. In a separate incident, a man was stabbed around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday on the 800 block of... Read more
Prosecutors have dropped murder charges brought against a 21 year-old Dorchester man who was arrested and charged with the murder of a 67 year-old man in Codman Square last month. Kevin Williams was released from custody earlier this week after... Read more
A divorced couple from Dorchester have pled guilty to bilking the state out of $18,000 in Medicaid money by fraudulently billing the state for care. Theodore Gilbert, 54, and his ex-wife Madeline Garcia Gilbert, 51, have both pled guilty in the case,... Read more
The two laboratories that have been licensed to test non-medical marijuana have been cleared to begin testing, putting in place another crucial link in the supply chain as the Cannabis Control Commission waits to give retail stores the go-ahead to begin... Read more
Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker’s office last Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she’d been advocating for over the past seven years officially... Read more
If you’ve noticed something a little different about your favorite Boston or MBTA cop, you’re not alone. Usually, police officer are restricted from growing facial hair. But this month— No-Shave November—departments have given their rank-and-file the go-... Read more
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC will distribute free, reusable grease can lids and information about keeping cooking fats out of household drains this weekend ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The FOG— Fats, Oils Grease— campaign is aimed at... Read more
“Today is a bittersweet day here on Morrissey Boulevard,” wrote Boston College High School President Grace Cotter Regan last week in announcing that Stephen Hughes will retire as principal of the school next June at the end of the academic year. “I don’t... Read more
The Bach Project at Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will return for a second annual performance on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. at All Saints Church on Ashmont Street. The ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists, led by director Andrew Sheranian,... Read more
Dorchester IUPAT DC 35 Painter’s Union has worked to refurbish St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, adding a fresh appearance to the Jones Hill facility. IUPAT DC 35 is a local chapter of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades that has... Read more
With the cold winter months looming, The Bowery bar and restaurant in Lower Mills, which opened in a totally revamped space earlier this year, unveiled a new menu last Wednesday featuring an assortment of hearty dishes meant to warm the bodies of... Read more
The Democratic ticket for governor and lieutenant governor was handed a decisive defeat last week as Massachusetts voters returned Charlie Baker and Karen Polito to office by a 34-point margin. The Democrats— Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey — could... Read more
Former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez last week resigned from a post in Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration days after his appointment came under scrutiny and criticism from the Boston Globe. Henriquez was forced from his elected House office in 2014 after... Read more


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