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Activists are urging MBTA officials to work toward a fare subsidy for low-income riders, saying rising transit costs are forcing too many riders to choose between traveling to jobs and medical appointments or buying food. At an MBTA board meeting on... Read more
The derailment of a Braintree-bound Red Line train inside JFK-UMass station at the start of Tuesday morning’s commute triggered a cascade of problems across the MBTA system that stretched into Wednesday. It was just past 6 a.m. when a southbound train... Read more
Architect's rendering of the view into the project from Hancock Street
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a new plan for a $200-million, four-building apartment complex off Dorchester Avenue and Hancock and Pleasant streets. Samuels and Associates, says it hopes to begin two years of construction on the 488-... Read more
The Treadmark building was officially dedicated in Ashmont today amid speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony held outside the six-story, mixed use development that includes 81 new units of housing, most of it affordable. The building includes a first... Read more
New department heads will move into Boston Transportation, Elections, Inspectional Services, and Property Management as part of a leadership shuffle the mayor announced Friday. "I am incredibly proud to welcome these individuals into these important... Read more
The coming weeks in June will see several summertime events hit the streets and parks of Dorchester and Mattapan. Next Saturday, June 15, Think Peace and Atlant Music will present the Unity Peace Festival at Ronan Park from 1-6:00 p.m. According to a... Read more
Bostonians will need to adjust their “take-out-the-trash” timeline a bit starting next month. The city of Boston will roll out a new start time of 6 a.m. for waste and recycling pick-ups starting on July 1. The earlier start time will give workers “a... Read more
About 150 nighttime bus trips per week introduced as a pilot in and around Boston will become a permanent feature on the MBTA, but the agency, citing insufficient ridership and high costs will no longer offer service after 1 a.m. There are plans to... Read more
All Boston City Council hopefuls have submitted their nomination papers and will continue campaigning while elections officials verify the number of signatures needed to make the ballot. Preliminary elections are all but certain in four districts and the... Read more
A week after this year’s second case of measles in Massachusetts was diagnosed, a state lawmaker from Haverhill filed a bill that would remove the religious exemption for vaccinating schoolchildren. State law requires that children who are entering school... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley addressed the UMass Boston Class of 2019 at the university’s commencement on May 31. She was presented with a chancellor’s medal at the ceremony, which was held outside overlooking Dorchester Bay. Following are excerpts from... Read more
After defeating New England College to win the regional bracket in the Division 3 College World Series playdown, the UMass Boston Beacons (37-14) traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, over the weekend hoping to advance farther, but it was not to be. Southern... Read more
Fifteen elder residents were inducted into the Centenarian Society of Boston at an event hosted by Central Boston Elder Services at the State House last month. Among the inductees was Dorchester resident Maria Barros, who will celebrate her 101st birthday... Read more
The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester opened a new third-floor gym for teen members last Wednesday. The facility, created by Planet Fitness, includes a brand-new weight room with a bike, treadmills, and elliptical machines, along with ten different... Read more
Boston City Hall Plaza will soon undergo a $70 million facelift that promises to transform the plot from what’s been described by some as a “barren wasteland” into what city officials call “a welcoming front yard for civic life.” Patrick Brophy, chief of... Read more
University of Massachusetts officials and the Pioneer Institute have exchanged sharp volleys over the last week since the free market-oriented think tank published a report placing blame for the financial crisis at the campus at the feet of central... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley launched a political action committee on Monday that her campaign said would help continue the work she began last year in her campaign against a long-time incumbent Democrat. Five months into her first term in Congress, Pressley... Read more
The Peabody Square Choral Artists will perform their second-ever concert this Saturday at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church in Ashmont. The group will perform a piece by Czech baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka aptly entitled “Missa Omnium Sanctorum,” from the... Read more
Proponents of a pair of residential towers along Morrissey Boulevard offered their long-term vision for their stretch of property along the corridor during a briefing at the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s monthly meeting on Monday. Through a... Read more
Firefighters enter house on River Street
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 161 River St., near Standard Street, shortly after 9 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The fire, which damaged the basement and first floor, caused no injuries, the department says.

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