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MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak has accepted a recommendation by the MBTA Station Naming Commission to change the name of Dudley Station in Roxbury to Nubian Station. Poftak ordered MBTA staff to develop a schedule and plan to update station signage,... Read more
A proposal for a new 3-story, 30-unit apartment building on River Street won approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency last Thursday. The income-restricted rental units for senior citizens will be built on what is now vacant, city-owned... Read more
Growing up in New York City’s Chinatown, Ruby Chan experienced a childhood similar to that of many first-generation immigrants. Her parents, who had been engineers in China, struggled to find work without American degrees, so they opened up a Chinese... Read more
When I was growing up in the South End and Roxbury in the 1990s, my family (and most of the families around us) lived in affordable housing run by the Tenants’ Development Corporation — first behind Rosie’s Place, then across from the Piano Craft Building... Read more
Safety is the priority for the proponents of a cannabis testing lab that could occupy the top floor of a three-story building at Freeport St., the chief executive of the company told members of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s Planning... Read more
A federal judge last week tossed aside the convictions of two former aides of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh who were charged with bullying music festival organizers into hiring union workers. Kenneth Brissette, the city’s former director of tourism, and... Read more
Old paper mill on Hyde Park/Mattapan line
The federal Environmental Protecting Agency is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. The Neponset, from its confluence with the... Read more
An investigation is underway following the fatal shooting of a teenager in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon in Dorchester. Police initially responded to an emergency call of shots fired at around 12:11 p.m near 6 Cameron St., where they found a male... Read more
By Tom Mulvoy, Associate Editor February 19, 2020 When Joseph P. Kennedy III was born in the fall of 1980, Edward J. Markey was a month away from winning a third term in the US House of Representatives. Some 40 years later, the two men are engaged in a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found lying in the middle of the road outside 12 Colorado St. in Mattapan with a gunshot wound around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with... Read more
On March 3, voters in Massachusetts and fifteen other states will head to the polls to vote for a candidate in national primary elections. Here in Boston, some political leaders have already made their preference known, with hometown candidate Sen.... Read more
Revealing what he called a “monumental investment,” Mayor Martin Walsh announced $69.2 million in new and recommended affordable housing funding from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), the Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT), and the Community... Read more
Too many of Boston’s black and brown children are locked into hypersegregated neighborhoods and hypersegregated schools. Meanwhile, Boston’s better-paid workforce is hypersegregated, too. In no way does this reflect the population of this city. We... Read more
Last year, local multidimensional artist Cliff Notez played a key role in organizing Boston Answering, a concert hosted at the Strand Theatre designed as a response to Boston Calling and the festival’s omission of Boston-based talent, particularly hip-hop... Read more
When describing his personal philosophy, the Dorchester-based writer and photographer Jourdan Christopher says the idea of “aloneness” forms “the basis of all his artistic forms. I’ve always felt like people were distant from me.” In a recent interview... Read more
Two brothers who run existing businesses in Fields Corner hope to add a cannabis retail shop in a now-vacant office building on Freeport Street to their portfolio. Brian and Jaison Chavez made their pitch to the Clam Point Civic Association on Monday... Read more
The risk of contracting coronavirus in Massachusetts remains low, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said Tuesday. Bharel presented Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics at a Public Health Council meeting, saying more than 40,000... Read more
State Rep. Dan Cullinane will not seek re-election to his seat in the House of Representatives this fall. Cullinane, 34, has held the 12th Suffolk seat — which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton— since winning a hotly contested special... Read more
An officer whose partner was trying to stop a man who had repeatedly stabbed another on Adams Street late Monday shot the man in the thigh when he turned his knife towards the partner, Police Commissioner William Gross said at the scene. Gross said... Read more
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco was unanimously appointed as the new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston on Monday by the university system's board of trustees. A search committee last month identified Suarez-Orozco, a dean at the University of... Read more

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