Massachusetts voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to put more nurses on duty in hospitals, affirmed a 2016 transgender anti-discrimination law and agreed to form a commission to make campaign finance recommendations to the federal government. Question 1... Read more
Of the nearly 4.6 million people who are eligible to vote, about 2.4 million Massachusetts residents are expected to vote Tuesday, according to Secretary of State William Galvin, who said the national context of the elections is more likely to drive... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man and a 14-year-old for a knifepoint holdup at a convenience store in Edward Everett Square around midnight on Saturday. Police say Johenmie Garcia, 23, of Jamaica Plain, and his accomplice, too young to... Read more
With less than 24 hours until polls open, candidates are fanning out across eastern Massachusetts on Monday to make their closing arguments and to drum up support for other members of their party. The two candidates for governor, especially, are focusing... Read more
Today is the last chance for Bostonians to cast their ballots early in the midterm elections. Everyone else will have to trek over to their local polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to vote normally. Early voting begins on Oct. 22 at sites across Boston... Read more
The governor announced new legislation Monday that seeks $5 million to launch a pilot program for a “regional, multi-agency approach to fentanyl interdiction and crime displacement,” aiming to give local police departments the money he believes they need... Read more
As Jewish congregations across the country are grieving over and reflecting on the shootings that claimed 11 lives at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday, security is at the top of people’s minds. That’s the case at a temple like Congregation Beth... Read more
Kristina McNaughton, 16, of Dorchester won the Bit of Good Character Award at the second annual Bob McGillicuddy Invite, a three-day, USA swimming invitational hosted by the South Shore YMCA Strypers at the Lincoln-Hancock Pool in Quincy. McNaughton was... Read more
Dorchester actor Luz Lopez will appear in two upcoming theatre productions in Boston. Lopezwill perform in Moonbox Productions’ upcoming productions of Twelfth Night and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, both staged at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza... Read more
Boston’s Cathedral High School (CHS) hosted its 17th annual Adopt-A-Student Foundation Partnership for Success Dinner on Oct. 18 at the Seaport Boston Hotel.  Former state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Vice President for Diversity Inclusion and Community... Read more
Dr. Stephen D. Alkins, Jr. has recently joined the Cambridge-based organization TERC as its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Dr. Alkins recently earned his PhD in Neuroscience from Brandeis University, where he spearheaded diversity ... Read more
A celebration at Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) last Thursday night (Oct. 25) honored breast cancer survivors and their caregivers. The theme of the night was “Education and Survivorship Journey.” The event was attended by over 50 people.... Read more
The Dorchester Running Club’s fourth annual Halfway to Dot Day 5k Road Race will start at 9 a.m. on Dec. 8,, sending runners along the paths of the Pope John Paul II Park.  The club began hosting the event in 2015 as another means of giving back the... Read more
After a 15-year hiatus, Charbo’s Run— a Dorchester-based road race event that memorializes fallen Massachusetts State Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier — will return next next year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death in the line of duty. The five-... Read more
With the site fully cleared and construction looming, the development team behind the Dot Block project in Glover’s Corner expects to come back to the community with an updated design before the end of the year. A shifting cast of owners has been working... Read more
The University of Massachusetts is close to choosing a development partner that it hopes will transform the former Bayside Expo site in Dorchester into a “mixed use business district” with a focus on “emerging innovation industries” that complement the... Read more
A vandal caused thousands of dollars of damage to the Dorchester Vietnam Memorial on Morrissey Blvd. last week, but veterans and their allies have already begun amassing the funds to make repairs. State Police are investigating the crime that probably... Read more
Things look safe on the ground for incumbents in Massachusetts, from a polling perspective at least, as they head into the last weekend before the Nov. 6 election. Polling locations will be open on Tuesday from 7 a.m.- 8p.m. Polls show hefty leads for... Read more
Florian Hall was filled to the brim last Sunday evening as people from the neighborhood — some in wheelchairs, some on two feet, some with walkers — swirled around the dance floor as Tony Funches of “The Platters” and Joe Peters passed around the... Read more
Officials at the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) are stepping up their efforts to accommodate growth in a changing city as it is dealing with rapid growth, the threats of climate change, and long-overlooked neighborhoods being eyed by... Read more


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