A Boston Police officer shot and killed a 19 year-old man who was allegedly firing a gun at officers during a pursuit in the area of Town Field and Melville Avenue on Monday afternoon. The incident took place around 5:15 p.m., according to BPD... Read more
In the 10 days since a Red Line train with 60 aboard derailed in Dorchester, MBTA officials have been hesitant to offer an exact estimate of when full service would be restored, citing the complexities of repairing signal infrastructure wiped out by the... Read more
After a relatively cool spring, Ashmont residents can expect a heat check in the coming months. Flames, the Boston-based Caribbean restaurant chain, will be opening up a fourth location in Peabody Square later this year. According to Jenn Cartee,... Read more
Boston students will no longer have to scramble to find a pad or tampon while in school. Starting in the fall, Boston Public Schools says it will begin providing free menstrual supplies to schools that include students in sixth grade and above. The $100,... Read more
The VIBE Program presented a $5,000 donation to the Dr. William Henderson Inclusion Elementary School in Dorchester on May 16. The purpose of the donation was for the purchase of an assortment of equipment to support the school’s inclusive music program.... Read more
A ceremony last Thursday night at Florian Hall marked the culmination of a long journey for eight women as they graduated from the Career Family Opportunity (CFO) program, the flagship five-year program offered by Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a... Read more
Last month, a group of students at the Kenny Elementary School near Adams Village raised more than $200 at a multicultural crafts fair, selling trinkets like Vietnamese paper dragons, Guatemalan weavings, and Grecian urns for five cents each. When it came... Read more
The nursing program at Roxbury Community College (RCC) is facing an uncertain future. Last week, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing voted to withdraw its approval of the program. Officials said several deficiencies led to the move,... Read more
Dr. Lindsa McIntyre, headmaster of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, has been named the Bertram H. Holland High School Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association. “Ms. Mac” as she’s known to students,... Read more
Joselyn Carvalho, 17, graduated at the top of her class at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion School on June 6. The Fields Corner native’s academic achievements earned her and 34 other valedictorians from the city’s school system an invitation to lunch with... Read more
An inclusive waterfront park opened on a sunny Saturday in Boston, with hundreds crowding the bright blue, yellow, and orange playgrounds to honor its namesake: Martin Richard, the vibrant eight-year-old boy who was the youngest killed in the 2013 Boston... Read more
The ADSL’s spring softball season is in full gear now after dealing with many early season rainouts. The league, which added a fifth minor league team this year, is playing games at Toohig, Walsh, Town, and Hemenway parks. Currently there is a t-ball,... Read more
The first iteration of Mattapan Love, a summer event series set in Ryan Playground, has been rescheduled after being postponed due to rain. The event, which was scheduled for Sunday, June 16, has a new rain date of Sunday, August 18. The remaining... Read more
Trains are still running sluggish this week as the MBTA works to restore normal service on the Red Line following last week’s derailment. A chorus of voices, including that of Mayor Martin Walsh, is pushing the T to halt a system-wide fare raise planned... Read more
The developers of the former Bayside Expo Center site are expanding their footprint around Columbia Point. Accordia Partners and Ares Capital closed on the 2 Morrissey Blvd. property, currently home to a Santander Bank, on Monday. “This purchase reflects... Read more
The MBTA will seek an outside review of the system's safety and practices in the wake of last week's Red Line derailment that continues to slow service on the heavily used transit line, officials said Monday. MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak told the T'... Read more
Old Morton Street fire. Photo by Boston Fire Department.
Updated June 19, 9:20 a.m. A fire that started in a vacant 5,264-square-foot multi-unit house on Old Morton Street in the late afternoon last Saturday spread to seven neighboring buildings near Lower Mills as the sun began to set. Its cause is still under... Read more
Workers at JFK/UMass
MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said Friday afternoon he hopes the T can restore "single seat" service to and from Braintree on the Red Line by Monday, but that a final decision will be made late Sunday afternoon, after a series of test runs by trains... Read more
The Thomas J. Kenny School will add a 6th grade for the 2020-2021 school year, the school's parent council announced Friday. Parents and advocates pushed for the expansion to the Oakton Avenue elementary school, which serves students in kindergarten... Read more
The Museum of Fine Arts announced this morning it has hired Boston-based firm Casner & Edwards, LLP to conduct an external investigation of allegations of discrimination that occurred on May 16. A group of more than two dozen students from the Helen Y... Read more


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