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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
A wet day in Boston had hearing attendees shaking water from their umbrellas as Committee Chair Michelle Wu knocked her gavel to begin discussion of a proposal to drop the city speed limit from 25 miles per hour to 20. Flanking Wu were City Councillors... Read more
A city-led effort to transform underused spaces and historic buildings in Uphams Corner into a bustling and vibrant cultural center will mark an important milestone this month when the public gets its chance to assess how things stand. At a meeting on Wed... Read more
The St. Ann-St. Brendan Collaborative hopes to fill Florian Hall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving – Nov. 24 –with music, food, and raffle prizes. Organizers hope to raise between $70,000 and $100,000 to support the parish as it works to lower a... Read more
Student-athlete program in BPS getting it done Even with a last-minute venue change and temperatures in the low ‘40s, the fields at Madison Park High School in Roxbury were swarming with players last Wednesday evening for the 2018 Boston City League and... Read more
Patrick Lee, 45, admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he and relatives defrauded lenders of $1.5 million in a mortgage-fraude scheme in 2005 and 2006, involving properties in Dorchester, South Boston and Randolph. The US Attorney's office in Boston... Read more
The Strand Theatre will host the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre company for a series of performances of “The Nutcracker” this holiday season, with 13 shows scheduled over a ten-day period from Dec. 14 to Dec. 23. Since its premiere in Fall River in 1988, Jose... Read more
A pair of threatening phone calls made over the weekend to two LGBTQ-themed bars in the city, including dbar in Glover’s Corner, has prompted a police investigation.  According to Sgt. John Boyle of the Boston Police, the first threatening call was... Read more
With state and federal elections now wrapped up, a well-populated city council race is looming on the horizon as Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley heads off to Washington, setting up a contest to fill her seat until next fall. In the meantime, former... Read more
Massachusetts Democrats, who won race after race in Tuesday’s elections, appear to have some racial tensions within their party. In a televised interview that aired Friday night on WGBH, Suffolk County District Attorney-elect Rachael Rollins and state... Read more
A 21-year-old man who was held for more than a month after he was arrested and charged in the murder of Dorchester gas station attendant has been released on his own recognizance. Prosecutors say that the charges against Kevin Williams have not yet been... Read more
Traffic, parking, density, height, and environmental concerns from neighbors and elected officials around a large waterfront project at the tip of Port Norfolk stalled the plan’s progress in August. As the developers work on a new pitch, city officials... Read more
Kevin Williams, held for more than a month for the murder of a Codman Square gas-station attendant, was released on personal recognizance today at the request of Suffolk County prosecutors, who say they have uncovered new evidence in the case, now before... Read more

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