During a rainy rush hour at the exit of Maverick Station in East Boston on Tuesday, organizers for Ayanna Pressley handed out baked goods and plastic ponchos to potential supporters. By vote tallies, Pressley is one of Boston’s most popular city... Read more
All politics is local, they say. And for some Dorchester residents, it’s sitting on their couches. Neighbors and city officials have been hosting candidates in statewide and countywide races at their homes for meet-and-greets with voters. Some hosts are... Read more
Eight new charges have been filed against the Dorchester man who unleashed a racist tirade against two black motorcyclists in Adams Village, police said Friday. The Boston Police Department on Thursday concluded their civil rights investigation into the... Read more
The MBTA announced yesterday that it will be suspending its Mattapan Trolley service from September 1 through September 8 due to the demolition of the former Hendries building on Eliot Street in Milton. Trolley service will be replaced by bus and van... Read more
Updated Aug. 21, 2:48 p.m. A hateful review left on the Yelp page of Ashmont cafe Zia Gianna has neighbors rallying behind the popular brunch spot. It is the first time the Italian restaurant has been subject to such an attack, apparently incited by its... Read more
A Dedham man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2016 shooting of 31-year-old Marcus Hall behind a Blue Hill Avenue barbershop. William Shakespeare, 30, was arrested in New York City in January. His trial concluded its second day of jury... Read more
As the list of legal and commercially available substances that can impair a person’s ability to drive a vehicle grows to include pot, state public safety officials on Wednesday launched a public awareness campaign to urge drivers to find alternate... Read more
When Dorchester’s Elizabeth McNamara sets off with runners from all over the world in the 46th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, she’ll be running with a special person in mind – her mother Margaret – and with a special cause on her bib –... Read more
When Ruby was a pup, like most Wheaton terriers, she had a lot of energy. This meant that twice a day my husband or I would trade off long walks in the Blue Hills to tire her out. Our children were older and we were able to schedule these walks for the... Read more
After launching his re-election campaign over the weekend, Gov. Charlie Baker’s first move on Tuesday after an official trip out of state to start the week was to draw attention to legislation that aims to expand treatment for opioid addiction across the... Read more
Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, cracked the top 20 in U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of the best hospitals in America, with MGH coming in at number four. The rankings released Tuesday slotted... Read more
Codman Square Community Health Center celebrated its 39th anniversary last Thursday with an award ceremony that featured guest speakers Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and City Council President Andrea Campbell. Sandra Cotterell, the clinic’s chief... Read more
Attorney General Maura Healey has thrown her endorsement weight to a woman who hopes to unseat Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy next month. Katie Forde, a senior paralegal at Todd & Weld, LLP, earned Healey’s nod last week. “Katie Forde... Read more
Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, 38, enjoys long walks in the park, which, as the new executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), is probably a good thing. The Roslindale resident grew up in Baltimore and Ithaca, NY, but has lived in Boston since... Read more
Michael Patrick Murphy knows that history is cyclical. The South Shore native spent the formative part of his adolescence in South Boston and Dorchester, attending Boston College High School and UMass Boston. At that time, running from the late ‘80s... Read more
Codman Academy Charter Public School has always felt like a place where good things are happening. That was my impression when I first walked through its front doors 15 years ago and was warmly greeted by two young students. As I would learn, this wasn’... Read more
It was raining last Saturday morning, but Molly Ryan didn’t notice. She was already underwater. At 7:30 a.m., the Fields Corner resident hopped into the ocean with 21 other solo swimmers to take on this year’s Boston Light Swim (BLS), an 8-mile open-water... Read more
Six green-thumbed Dorchester residents were among the winners in the Mayor’s 22nd Garden Contest, an event that recognizes gardeners whose plantings have helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods. Errol and Jan Uys won first place for their shade garden;... Read more
The state has appointed a new receiver for the Paul A. Dever Elementary School: former Boston Public Schools commissioner and Boston Latin School headmaster Michael Contompasis. The long-struggling Dever is a Level 5 underperforming school on Columbia... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an outdoor workshop on Tues., July 31, at three sites in Savin Hill and the Glover’s Corner neighborhood to give residents and passersby their chance to talk about what the village could look like in... Read more


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