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Advocates urged elected officials to commit to build at least 1,000 new units of affordable housing within the city of Boston over the next five years, with a ticket price of about $40 million annually, during a packed Tuesday evening event in Dorchester... Read more
Calling for a higher minimum wage and other priorities, activists with the Poor People's campaign shut down an intersection in Boston's Post Office Square on Monday afternoon, sitting down in the middle of Congress and Franklin streets. The action that... Read more
The owners of the Savin Bar and Kitchen and the Flats on Savin are seeking to change the use of their ground floor commercial space to restaurant space, adding another eating establishment to an increasingly bustling Savin Hill junction. Ken Osherow,... Read more
Dorchester’s International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) Local 103 headquarters will be the designated city location to donate any new and used baseball or softball equipment as part of a Red Sox and MLB-sponsored equipment drive for kids in need... Read more
Boston Latin Academy’s girls’ softball team celebrated their 13th consecutive city league championship on Thursday, May 31 at Wentworth. The BLA team defeated East Boston 7-2 to secure the title. Shown above are teammates (left-right): Shannon Bedard,... Read more
Last month, Melania Trump announced a new White House initiative to address some of the problems facing children today, especially those related to their social and emotional development. You can be sure that the separation of infants and small children... Read more
Welcome to June, everyone! Who’s ready to have some summer fun? Whether it’s splashing around at your favorite park or beach or watching fireworks over Dorchester Bay, there’s always something to do in Boston’s biggest neighborhood. Anchors A-Weigh and... Read more
The Whitneys strut stuff in music and in dance “It’ll be cool to get to perform together. We don’t really get a chance to do that too often.” The speaker is Bill Whitney and he’s talking about an upcoming music and dance performance in Cambridge in which... Read more
State leaders say that the planned re-design of the dangerous intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Morton Street remains a top priority and that work on the revamp will begin soon. The pledges come after civic leaders again raised concerns about the... Read more
Just months after a medical marijuana company got the green light to open on Clapp Street, a separate recreational cannabis business is looking to launch a location in the Fields Corner area. Colonel Boothe said his Holistic Health Group is negotiating... Read more
Boston Police say that man in his twenties was shot in the head on Claybourne Street on Tuesday night. Police were called to the scene around 10:49 p.m. and found the victim in the area of 34 Claybourne St. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according... Read more
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will launch new planning initiatives in Mattapan and Newmarket to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements and to support long-term equitable growth and sustainability. Mayor Martin J. Walsh... Read more
Boston City Councillor Josh Zakim, making his first run at higher office, earned the upset endorsement of the Democratic Party convention Saturday, dealing a significant blow to Secretary of State William Galvin and showing that his campaign could be a... Read more
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children on Jones Hill has met a million-dollar match challenge from Amazon as part of a larger effort to end family homelessness, Allison Flicker of Amazon told the Reporter this week. During the last 25 years, she noted,... Read more
A state Housing Court judge last week appointed a receiver with the power to clean up a house at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. that has only fallen further into disrepair after it was heavily damaged in a 2011 fire. The property owner, James Dickey, of Sudbury, has been... Read more
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children on Jones Hill has met a million-dollar match challenge from Amazon as part of a larger effort to end family homelessness, Allison Flicker of Amazon told the Reporter this week. During the last 25 years, she noted,... Read more
Early-morning bus trips and more frequent late night trips are scheduled to begin in September under a $1.2 million pilot proposal that the MBTA Control Board approved on Monday. The new service would primarily serve cities north of Boston, including... Read more
A report on the future of the Mattapan High-Speed Trolley, expected to be completed by late spring or early summer, will now likely be released later this year, MBTA officials said. “This week we announced… the the report would not be publicly available... Read more
Perhaps the most iconic housing stock in the city, the humble-three decker is having a moment of late. A day-long conference in April assessed its place in a land-crunched city; a New England transplant and filmmaker Marc Levitt is creating a documentary... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office released new photos and videos today related to the fatal hit-and-run that killed 40-year-old Pierre Desir last month on Morton Street. DA Dan Conley is asking members of the public and owners of local auto... Read more

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