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Officials ponder how to deal with setbacks The first MCAS tests administered in the Covid-19 era featured drops in scores "across the board," the state's education commissioner said Tuesday, adding that the results show "everyone is going to have to... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George is asking super PACs — outside entities funded by unions and deep-pocketed donors who spent millions of dollars in the mayoral preliminary — to stay out of the final election between her and City Councillor... Read more
State workers over the weekend demolished rusted stairs which were located near the JFK/UMass MBTA station and the focus of a death investigation. David K. Jones, a Boston University professor, fell to his death from the stairs on Saturday, Sept. 11.... Read more
The novel mayoral preliminary was an important milestone in the politics of Boston and should be celebrated. Still, it was painful to watch the Black political class of Boston feign enthusiasm for the outcome of the historic election. No doubt the results... Read more
For over a century, the stained-glass windows at Dorchester’s First Baptist Church have survived a fire, a flood, and various vandalism incidents, including holes pierced by BB gun pellets and rocks, with amateur repairs done along the way. Now, as the... Read more
The happy sounds of students and teachers coming to the schools in the West of Washington (WOW) neighborhood are back this week as they head to the Holmes School, the Greenwood School, the Lee School, and the former Lucy Stone (now Boston Prep). It was... Read more
The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) and several other interested parties are in the middle of an intense discussion about the fate of the old Swan House at 29 High St., with preservationists calling for the house to be saved while a developer backed by... Read more
A West Roxbury-based sprinkler fitters union on Thursday said it’s supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign. In a statement, Peter Gibbons, the business manager for Sprinkler Fitters Local 550, said Essaibi George, a Dorchester city councillor... Read more
TLee Development said it is preparing to start construction on an affordable housing development at the old Gallagher Insurance building, which abuts the Fields Corner MBTA Station just down the street from the Post Office building. Work on the 5-story,... Read more
Neighbors in Fields Corner are weighing the pros and cons of developer Travis Lee’s latest plan to transform the look and function of the long-time Post Office building at the nexus of the neighborhood at Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue. The Fields... Read more
Twenty-four hours after polls closed and City Councillors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George emerged as the mayoral preliminary’s winners, a super PAC is lacing into Wu. The pro-Essaibi George super PAC, “Bostonians for Real Progress,” is one of two... Read more
Voters in District 4 picked two men out of a field of nine candidates on Tuesday to advance to the Nov. 2 final election to replace Andrea Campbell as their city councillor. First-time candidate Brian Worrell posted a strong showing on with 2,498 votes... Read more
The city’s two incumbent at-large city councillors —Michael Flaherty and Julia Mejia— lead the pack among the 17 candidates seeking a spot on the Nov. 2 ballot. Eight candidates will advance to the general election, but as election night dragged into... Read more
Former Boston police commissioner William Gross hit the road in Charlestown on Monday, the day before the mayoral preliminary, shaking hands inside a 99 restaurant after a press conference in its parking lot. Gross, who abruptly resigned from his post... Read more
City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George is distancing herself from one of the two super PACs supporting her mayoral candidacy, saying she’s “not happy” about its ties to former President Donald Trump. Super PACs, which have flushed more than $2 million... Read more
With few barbs, mayoral candidates talk education issues, police funding As polls indicate a good number of Boston voters remain undecided, the five major candidates running for mayor largely kept it cordial in their televised debate Wednesday night.... Read more
Sheriff Steve Tompkins is throwing his support behind Leonard Lee for District 4 city council. Lee is one of nine men and women seeking to replace Andrea Campbell in the district seat, which includes parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. "I am endorsing... Read more
The super PAC led by former Boston police commissioner William Gross is up on TV with an ad that touts Annissa Essaibi George for mayor. The ad lists police unions and New Balance chairman James Davis among its top donors. The “Real Progress Boston” super... Read more
A radio ad from a super PAC backing Acting Mayor Kim Janey is drawing criticism from its target, District 4 Councillor Andrea Campbell, and causing a firefight between the two mayoral campaigns. Linked to the hotel workers union UNITE HERE Local 26, which... Read more
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A Hyde Park businessman is pouring money into a super PAC supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign, according to publicly available documents filed with state regulators. Sixteen companies tied to Elias Akiki, who owns a towing and auto repair... Read more

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