The Supreme Judicial Court on Monday ordered a new trial for David Nicanor Diaz Perez of Mattapan, sentenced to life without parole on charges he shot a man in the back outside a baby shower at the Roslindale Amvets post in 2003. The state's highest court... Read more
The state Department of Public Health (DPH) and the University of Massachusetts Boston reported on Saturday that a UMass student recently returned from Wuhan, China, is the first Massachusetts resident to be diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus.... Read more
The T will spend almost $49 million on additional improvements to the new Red and Orange Line fleets, targeting larger on-board digital screens and more handrails as worthwhile investments. The Fiscal and Management Control board approved the new... Read more
A cannabis testing facility would occupy the top floor of a Freeport Street office building under a plan that will come before civic leaders next month. Assured Testing Laboratory hopes to build a lab on the third floor of a commercial property at 43... Read more
At the start of Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City address on Jan. 7 in Symphony Hall, those in attendance were treated to a soaring, operatic rendition of the national anthem by Jermaine Tulloch, a Dorchester native known across the region for his... Read more
The dental care team at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center will offer free dental services to children ages 1-17 during the Give Kids A Smile event on Saturday, Feb. 8.  Free services will be available 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. by appointment only and will... Read more
Boston is growing — but it’s also graying. And that could have troubling long-term consequences for the lives of the young people who remain. A report released last week by the Boston Foundation  — a non-profit group focused on education and other urban... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) on Tuesday sent information on a controversial River Street condo project proposal to the city’s law department for review as the parties in the dispute await a decision on the proposed 4-story, 11-unit building.... Read more
State Rep. Chynah Tyler of Roxbury is hoping to shine a light on black-owned restaurants during Black History Month while partnering with a Roxbury restaurant for the annual Boston Black Restaurant Challenge. Now in its third year, the Boston Black... Read more
This weekend, as part of a statewide competition, drama students at Milton High School will stage “The Women of Lockerbie,” a one-act play with a Dorchester connection. The play, written by Deborah Brevoort in 2003, is loosely based on the 1988 bombing of... Read more
At the corner of Uphams Avenue and Hancock Street in Uphams Corner, just steps away from the Strand Theatre, sits a low brick building at 8-12 Hancock Street with boarded-up windows and gashes of graffiti. Once the home of Cataloni’s bar, the building has... Read more
The city of Boston’s Transportation Dept. will launch an expanded resident permit parking program on select streets in Savin Hill next month. Signage will be installed in early-mid Feb with enforcement to begin within two weeks. Streets that will be... Read more
A parcel of land on Savin Hill Ave. that has been vacant for some 30 years will be transformed into a community green space with a flower garden, lending library, exercise equipment, arbors, and a gazebo, Mayor Martin Walsh said last week in announcing... Read more
This weekend, students from the Boston Arts Academy will perform their production of “Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin” in a series of three shows – Fri., Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 1, at 2 p.m.; and Sat., Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. – at the Roxbury... Read more
Council President Kim Janey released assignments for the 2020-2021 City Council committees following Wednesday's council meeting. District 6 Councillor Matt O'Malley will serve as the council’s vice president for the upcoming year. Newly appointed at-... Read more
Boston City Council President Kim Janey said the first time her great aunt straightened her hair was when she was a three-year-old flower girl at a wedding in 1968. Her father was livid, she said, as the new hairdo was a rejection of black pride in his... Read more
A search committee named Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, a dean at the University of California Los Angeles, as its lone finalist Tuesday for the University of Massachusetts Boston chancellorship after months of searching and interviews with 11 potential... Read more
Last Friday, dance majors at the Boston Arts Academy in Fields Corner were treated to a masterclass taught by professional dancers from the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dancers Solomon Dumas, Khalia Campbell, and Jessica Pinkett led... Read more
I want all Massachusetts’ students to have successful careers and futures. That is why I believe in vocational technical schools and opening the door to opportunity for every single young person. Career vocational technical education (CVTE) is a 21st... Read more
On Jan. 22, the Boston Foundation released “Kids Today: Boston’s Declining Child Population and Its Effect on School Enrollment,” a study that detailed not only the decrease of school-aged children in our city’s schools, but also the alarming trends of... Read more


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