Voters who will be out of town or otherwise unable to go to the polls next Tuesday have until 5 p.m. Friday to apply for an absentee ballot. According to Secretary of State William Galvin's office, which issued a reminder of the deadline on Tuesday, the... Read more
Less than a week after taking the rare step of raising the statewide West Nile Virus risk to moderate, state public health officials have now announced four human cases of the virus. The latest human case is a Middlesex County woman in her 50s who... Read more
A federal and local crackdown on "high impact" criminals last week mostly netted alleged gun and drug dealers - but also a Dorchester man charged with selling counterfeit $100 bills for $30 apiece. Franklin Perry, 52, got swept up in a Secret Service... Read more
Dorchester’s Brookview House, which provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services, received a $10,000 grant this week from Eastern Bank. The grant will support the expansion of Brookview’s programs and services for at-... Read more
Boston officials say they’ve shut down a storage facility where people were living illegally in rented units, some with beds, curtains and coolers. The Inspectional Services Department, police, health department workers and firefighters responded to... Read more
Mark Rooney, who is running for Governor’s Council in District 4, has been endorsed by several public employee unions this week. The candidate announced that he has been endorsed by the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association (BPPA), Professional Fire... Read more
A new state law aims to change the way Alzheimer’s Disease diagnoses and treatment are handled in Massachusetts in hopes of addressing what one advocate said is currently the “single largest unaddressed public health threat.” The law, which Gov. Charlie... Read more
Boston’s Community Preservation Committee has launched a second round of funding, with $22 million available in fiscal year 2019 for projects around the city that will promote affordable housing, historic preservation, and open spaces. Previously, the... Read more
Ronel Remy says that between 1992 and 1999 he had to move six times due to the gradual gentrification of neighborhoods like Somerville, Dorchester and Hyde Park. “When I was living in Somerville, I was working as a cook at the Boston Medical Center. Then... Read more
The annual Caribbean American Carnival will take place on Sat., Aug. 25. The festivities begin very early in the day in Dorchester, with the traditional J’Ouvert parade assembling at 5:30 a.m. at the corner of Talbot and Blue Hill Avenue near Franklin... Read more
Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca announced the first phase of the city’s largest bicycle share expansion to date, which will see ten new Bluebike stations opened in Dorchester and four in Mattapan by the... Read more
Groundbreaking for the redevelopment of a lot at the intersection of Talbot Avenue and Argyle Street down from Ashmont now occupied by a Lutheran church is expected to be held next spring, according to the developer, James Baker. “We hope to file an... Read more
Katherine Newman looked across a gleaming Boston Harbor to where bright shipping crates led up to Castle Island; across the water nearby the pristine white of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum sparkled in the sunlight. It was an enviable... Read more
The Legislature recently authorized spending $20 million for a nursing innovation center on the UMass Boston campus that will provide students and practitioners with state-of-the art simulation labs, and dedicated space for clinical training and research... Read more
A Sept. 19 event in the Seaport district will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester. The “Kings Classic” is billed as a “fun-filled bowling tournament at Kings Seaport that will feature a team competition, music, games, raffles, prizes and more.... Read more
The appearance of Grammy Award-winning bass baritone vocalist Dashon Burton will highlight Ashmont Hill Chamber Music’s first concert of the 2018/2019 season on Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. in All Saints’ Peabody Hall. Burton and piano accompanist Christopher... Read more
During a rainy rush hour at the exit of Maverick Station in East Boston on Tuesday, organizers for Ayanna Pressley handed out baked goods and plastic ponchos to potential supporters. By vote tallies, Pressley is one of Boston’s most popular city... Read more
All politics is local, they say. And for some Dorchester residents, it’s sitting on their couches. Neighbors and city officials have been hosting candidates in statewide and countywide races at their homes for meet-and-greets with voters. Some hosts are... Read more
Eight new charges have been filed against the Dorchester man who unleashed a racist tirade against two black motorcyclists in Adams Village, police said Friday. The Boston Police Department on Thursday concluded their civil rights investigation into the... Read more
The MBTA announced yesterday that it will be suspending its Mattapan Trolley service from September 1 through September 8 due to the demolition of the former Hendries building on Eliot Street in Milton. Trolley service will be replaced by bus and van... Read more


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