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
The JFK Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the JFK Space Summit, a daylong space symposium on Wednesday, June 19 that will feature Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and a number of special guests, including Apollo 11 pilot... Read more
Parents and students from seven communities will join advocacy groups to sue the state over disparities in public education, alleging that chronic underfunding provided to their districts unfairly leaves wide swaths of students behind compared to their... Read more
Martin’s Park, a $10 million fully-accessible city park named as a memorial to Dorchester’s Martin Richard, will be dedicated this Sat., June 15 at 11 a.m. The newly-completed park at 64 Sleeper St. in South Boston is on converted waterfront land... Read more
College Bound Dorchester celebrated the progress of its work at We Are Uncornered, the organization’s annual fundraising gala on June 5. Boston Uncornered sets the expectation of college for formerly gang involved youth and supports them as they pursue... Read more
New England Council President & CEO James T. Brett received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letter from Beacon College on Sat., May 4. Beacon College is the first accredited baccalaureate institution dedicated to educating primarily students with... Read more
As Brenda Cassellius takes over as the next superintendent of the Boston Public School system, she won’t be working alongside a cabinet-level aide to the mayor. Mayor Martin Walsh said on Friday that he won’t appoint another “education chief” for the... Read more
In the back of Micky’s Barbershop 2 on Columbia Road in Dorchester, owner Miguel Zapata sat solemnly on Monday morning, still processing the news that one of his nation’s heroes had been struck down. “I’ve been following his whole career,” he said,... Read more
Doctors and state officials on Monday called for a concentration on addressing the causes of gun violence as well as its after-effects as they marked the opening of a new gun violence prevention center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Peter Masakios... Read more
Environmental policy cannot move forward without addressing the social injustices absorbed by communities that have traditionally hosted major industrial operations, advocates said last Wednesday. “We know that when pollution is allowed in the poorest,... Read more
A handful of students from TechBoston Academy participated in the Boston Design Academy (BDA) showcase last month at the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library. The students, who range from freshmen to juniors, presented prototypes of high-tech... Read more
Dorchester’s Angeline Santiago is graduating from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School this week and is already earning credits towards an associate degree thanks to a partnership between Madison Park and IBEW Local 103. Santiago is a part of a... Read more
Sebastian Suarez of Dorchester and his teammates from Boston Latin School are the New England champions of the WGBH High School Quiz Show after beating out a squad from New Hampshire’s Plymouth High last month. The BLS team included seniors Nicholas... Read more
New department heads will move into Boston Transportation, Elections, Inspectional Services, and Property Management as part of a leadership shuffle Mayor Martin Walsh announced last Friday. “I am incredibly proud to welcome these individuals into these... Read more
City councillors are moving forward with discussions around marijuana equity in Boston as local proposals for prospective pot shops move forward in fits and starts in Dorchester and Mattapan. Councillors Michael Flaherty and Kim Janey reported back to... Read more
Red Line service resumed in fits and starts on Wednesday, a day after a train derailment at JFK-UMass station disrupted the MBTA system and caused residual delays across the city. But commuters can expected ongoing delays, according to T officials, who... Read more
St. Brendan School students, in association with The Boston Lyric Opera, last week produced a show about the empowerment of women, an opera entitled “The Secret Soldier” that featured fifth-grade students in the key roles on stage and behind the scenes.... Read more


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