The Boston International Newcomers Academy in Dorchester (BINcA) hosted more than 50 workshops for the second iteration of Diversity and Democracy Day on Jan. 20. The school-wide experience sought to educate students on government functions, civic... Read more
Dorchester resident Judy Thomas-Vance and her family will appear on the nationally syndicated TV show, Family Feud this Friday (Feb. 2) on Family Feud airs on WHDH Ch.7 at 8p.m. Thomas-Vance and her family auditioned last year at the Hynes Auditorium in... Read more
Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq., the president of the NAACP Boston Branch, will be among the honorees at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ 26th annual Leading Women Awards next month. Sullivan is the Head of Legal Industrial Affairs for Sanofi Genzyme... Read more
Twenty-four high-school students from Boston Public Schools (BPS) received the Posse Foundation Scholarship on Wed., Jan. 17 in a ceremony held at the Fairmount Copley Plaza with Governor Charlie Baker and BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang. The Posse... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is launching two new educational programs designed to teach students about how government works and give them hands-on experience creating bipartisan legislation. The programs will be aimed at different age groups. The... Read more
The city is again navigating a convoluted legal cat-and-mouse situation as it attempts to raze a longtime eyesore in the Ronan Park neighborhood, as the property owner files lawsuits tangling the process and stalling any decision to come from housing... Read more
Former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry’s sudden resignation to join a prominent development company left a scramble in her wake. Prospective candidates are gearing up for a lightning-quick special election campaign to fill the First Suffolk Senate seat she... Read more
As state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry resigned her seat last Friday to join the private sector with Suffolk Construction, political observers were left to reckon with the loss of a prominent representative for communities of color across the city and the... Read more
The former Boston Globe site on Morrissey Boulevard will be transformed into an “urban innovation campus,” developers Nordblom Company announced on Tuesday. The building’s towering pressroom will be converted to open, central-gathering atrium and a modern... Read more
City Councillor at-Large Ayanna Pressley says she will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano for his 7th district congressional seat later this year, setting up a rare showdown between two popular Massachusetts Democrats with strong progressive... Read more
State Sen. Linda Forry, a Haitian American and the first woman of color to represent a district that includes South Boston, Mattapan and Dorchester, will resign from the Senate on Friday to take a position with Suffolk Construction just weeks after... Read more
The 2018 election cycle officially kicks off at noon Friday, when nomination papers for this year’s state primaries and general election will be available. Potential candidates for state legislative offices and county posts will have until 5 p.m. on... Read more
Students from Codman Academy Charter School marched to the nearby Codman Square post office last Friday to mail hand-written postcards and letters to President Donald J. Trump about kindness and inclusion. The letter-writing campaign started after staff... Read more
Dorchester native Jeremy Colon, 25, will run in the Boston Marathon for the first time this year. Founder of Jeremy Colon Enterprises, a physical fitness center focused on mind and body transformation, Colon is running because he wants to continue to help... Read more
The Milton Players will perform the classic-comedy production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning American tale centered around the Sycamore family. The show will feature Dorchester resident Katie Weintraub, who has previously... Read more
Celebrity Series of Boston will host two free public workshops next month offering Boston area residents of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and perform choreography from Alvin Ailey’s best-known modern dance work, “Revelations.” The... Read more
An artist has teamed up with the non-profit Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) to unveil a new public light-art installation on New England Avenue entitled “Shining Strong, Shining Bright.” The bright, dynamic five panel light-art... Read more
Planners and community members are working to stitch together ideas for the new $18 million Uphams Corner library and updates to its neighbor, the iconic Strand Theatre, as the village’s planning implementation process chugs along. About 50 people... Read more
Nearly two years after canceling its special late-night weekend bus and train service, the MBTA is asking for proposals to run bus service daily from 1 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan to Chelsea starting in July. “We’re trying to see what the appetite is... Read more
A community board appointed to review a proposed four-story housing development on Washington Street in Lower Mills met on Monday evening at Carney Hospital. The Impact Advisory Group, which includes members of the Lower Mills Civic Association and... Read more


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