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Editor's Note: This meeting has been canceled. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will host a public meeting with proponents of a 206-unit apartment complex that would replace the old Phillips Old Colony House facility on Thurs., March... Read more
Several people are weighing candidacies to replace Rep. Dan Cullinane in the 12th Suffolk House district, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Milton. Cullinane, who was first elected in 2013, announced last month that he will not... Read more
A day after lawmakers and organizers made the decision to cancel Sunday’s South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade ­– and the annual breakfast that precedes it – for the first time in 26 years due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, residents and... Read more
Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a “state of emergency” in Massachusetts in response to a surge of new cases of COVID-19, the virus that has infected more than 116,000 people globally, resulting in nearly 4,100 deaths. Through Tuesday afternoon... Read more
COVID-19: FROM THE FRONT LINES The news from Italy, along with the mounting number of new cases in the US, has everyone scrambling to figure out what to do about the coronavirus. Three weeks ago, Italy had only 17 cases, which turned into 7,000 cases... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh defended his decision to cancel Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and said the city's progress in containing the virus will determine whether the Boston Marathon is run next... Read more
Editor's Note: Sen. Nick Collins announced Monday that the traditional pre-parade breakfast and political roast in South Boston has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of CONVID-19, the coronavirus. “As Mayor Walsh and the city of Boston... Read more
Fire on Stonehurst Street
A three-alarm fire at 12 Stonehurst St. around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday injured two firefighters and displaced six residents, the Boston Fire Department reports. A three-alarm fire at 77 Romsey St. around 4 a.m. on Friday displaced one resident. WBZ reports... Read more
A plan to redevelop the old Bayside Expo site on Columbia Point envisions a mix of office space, labs, retail, along with as many as 1,450 units of housing over 3.5 million square feet, according to a document filed today by Accordia Partners LLC, the... Read more
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren ended her presidential bid on Thursday, declining to immediately endorse any of the remaining Democratic contenders and hinting she'll talk more in the future about gender issues in a campaign that at one time included six women... Read more
Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart, co-owners of Pure Oasis LLC, welcomed some long-awaited news Thursday when the state's Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) issued a notice authorizing the business--Boston's first retail marijuana dispensary--to open this coming... Read more
As I write this, I’m looking at the “Service Alerts” from the MBTA over the past seven days: 15 for the Red Line alone, including 10 delays due to “mechanical problems” related to the 50-plus year-old trains that we ride in. The state needs billions of... Read more
City Councillor-at-Large Julia Mejia wants her colleagues to consider a “sliding scale” for parking penalties in Boston, an income-based model that she says would ease the burden on low-income Bostonians while still following parking rules. Mejia, who... Read more
Dorchester’s Ceferina Murrell was honored for her years of advocacy on behalf of people of color and women by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus last week. Born and raised in Uphams Corner, Murrell is the chief of staff to Sen. Nick... Read more
One of the most dominant runs by a local high school basketball program in recent memory came to an end Sunday as the TechBoston Bears saw their hopes for a third straight MIAA Division 2 title dashed in a quarterfinal defeat to Westwood, whose team... Read more
The team hoping to open a cannabis testing lab on the third floor of an office building at 43 Freeport St. won a unanimous vote of approval – followed by a round of applause – at the Columbia- Savin Hill Civic Association’s general membership meeting on... Read more
Of the 2,120 sworn members of the Massachusetts State Police, 95 percent are male and 89 percent are white, Col. Christopher Mason told lawmakers on Feb. 26 as he made the case that the department has “an operational need for more female and minority... Read more
State regulators are finishing up a review of the Boston Public Schools that seems likely to highlight some of the district’s struggles. Officials, teachers, and advocates across the city are anxiously waiting to read it. The anxiety is understandable.... Read more
On Tuesday morning, the MBTA announced that it had pulled all of its new Orange Line trains out of service. “Inspectors identified a fault with the bolsters which is being corrected to ensure the vehicles are reliable & safe for the duration of their... Read more
When violist Ashleigh Gordon founded Castle of Our Skins along with composer and pianist Anthony Green in 2013, the Dorchester resident had little idea that the concert and music education series would evolve into the bustling nonprofit it is today. But a... Read more

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