The Walsh administration rolled out an ambitious plan for the climate-vulnerable Boston this month, committing $1 billion to helping the waterfront neighborhoods weather the pressing risk of massive flood scenarios down the line. Now they are turning... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that after a Dorchester 16-year-old gets out of the hospital, he'll be formally charged with a variety of gun offenses for a fight at the Morton Street Walgreens in which he managed to shoot both his opponent and... Read more
Student shows Panther Pride while addressing the School Committee
For more than two hours Wednesday, students, teachers and counselors at the McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point told the School Committee why they want to stay where they are and not be moved to space in Excel High School in South Boston as the city... Read more
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez seized Wednesday night on Gov. Charlie Baker's wavering over whether or not he will vote for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl as Gonzalez attempts to dislodge the incumbent Republican from the... Read more
Registered nurses in Massachusetts are mostly satisfied with their jobs and divided over a ballot question limiting how many patients can be assigned to each nurse in hospitals and health care facilities, according to new poll results. The WBUR poll of... Read more
Economists have long argued that a labor crunch in Massachusetts, punctuated by an aging workforce and slow natural growth in the labor force and population, is serving as a brake on economic growth. They’re changing their tune now. Economists on the... Read more
Dorchester’s Jeremiah E. Burke High will take on their crosstown rivals West Roxbury in a football match-up at Fenway Park on Tues., Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. Meeting for the first time since Oct. 16, 2015, these two Boston city schools will be battling for... Read more
More than a year and a half after convening a group of black community leaders to advise his administration, Gov. Charlie Baker said last week that he was prepared to put $10 million behind new skill building programs and educational initiatives... Read more
“This work is not 9 to 5,” says Tha Thai, a 41 year old who came to America with his family as a refugee from Cambodia in 1984. Today, he is the assistant director at Roca, a Chelsea-based non-profit that seeks to steer court-involved men and teens away... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation invites the community to participate in a three-hour family-friendly service event on Sun., Oct. 21, at IBEW Local 103 hall on Freeport Street. The Autumn Service Day will include hands-on service activities, food, and live... Read more
Bostonians can head to the polls a little early this fall, if they choose. The city will launch “Early Voting Boston” for the 2018 midterm elections on Mon., Oct. 22. Similar to the early voting that took place before the 2016 presidential elections, this... Read more
A growing Boston added tens of thousands of households from 1990 to 2014, according to a recently released Boston Foundation study, while at the same time, the report’s authors say, the city’s middle class was shrinking overall. In that time frame, the... Read more
City Councillors Andrea Campbell (District 4 - Dorchester) and Kim Janey (District 7 -Roxbury) want to look at ways to increase black and Latino enrollment at the city’s three exam schools - including possibly replacing scores from the Independent School... Read more
A 40-unit condo and apartment complex within steps of the Morton Street MBTA station on the Fairmount Line won approval to proceed from the board of the Boston Development and Planning Agency last week. Morton Street Village— as the building is called by... Read more
Work is expected to begin this week to fine-tune the public space in Peabody Square in the heart of Ashmont, a project facilitated by the Greater Ashmont Main Street organization for the past two years. The revitalization, which will cost roughly $110,... Read more
Discussions will continue between the Lower Mills Civic Association and developers proposing 57 condominiums and two ground floor retail spaces for a stretch of Washington Street now occupied by the former Molloy Funeral parlor. At a full meeting, around... Read more
Talk of budgeting, boosting student retention, and finding the best use for the former Bayside Expo Center site dominated a UMass Boston town hall on Monday at the Dorchester campus. With the back of the Lipke Auditorium filled with people holding signs... Read more
After a 24-year-old woman on Monday became the eighth person killed by gun violence in less than two weeks in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh this week blasted the state's gun laws for "getting kind of soft," and suggested he would look to Beacon Hill to get... Read more
McCormack School in Columbia Point would close under proposal On Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee will discuss the controversial second phase of BuildBPS, a proposal that includes plans to close Dorchester’s John W. McCormack Middle School by... Read more
The McCormack Middle School in Dorchester is among the Boston Public Schools that will close in 2020 under a plan that will be discussed at the Boston School Committee meeting on Wed., Oct. 17. Parents and educators were notified of the plan in a letter... Read more


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