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A clerk in US District Court in Boston yesterday released Eric Tran Thai to "home detention" as he awaits trial on five counts of sexual exploitation of children for the videos he allegedly took in Boston Latin School boys' rooms on at least ten occasions... Read more
Travel on the MBTA's subway and commuter rail network will cost more starting July 1 after the authority's oversight board approved a fare-hike plan Monday, securing tens of millions of dollars more in revenue every year that leaders say is necessary to... Read more
A 36-year-old Dorchester man was arrested and arraigned on Monday for allegedly filming boys in the restrooms at Boston Latin School, according to US Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office. Eric Tran Thai was charged in federal court with five counts of sexual... Read more
The NAACP announced today that Boston will host the group's 111th national convention in 2020. "Boston is home to one of the association’s earliest conferences in 1911 and the Boston Branch remains one of the strongest branches in the nation," the NAACP... Read more
At a vigil for Jassy Correia Thursday night, attendees — who ranged from family members to neighborhood folks who came to offer support for the family — held candles outside St. Peter's teen center and remembered Correia's life. "She's a princess," said... Read more
Temperatures were frigid on the Blue Hill Avenue station platform Wednesday afternoon, but the mood was celebratory as music blared, attendees cracked jokes, and city and state officials gathered to mark the official ribbon-cutting opening of the newest... Read more
Listen to this story on WBUR. The rollout of the recreational marijuana industry in Massachusetts has been slow. And it has barely begun for two important sectors: minority entrepreneurs and residents of neighborhoods that have been disproportionately... Read more
The bagpipes are getting closer, along with the dulcet tones of the Massachusetts political class, because the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is just a few weeks off. Set for the Flynn Cruiseport in the Seaport District on March 17, State Sen. Nick Collins... Read more
University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan laid out a plan on Monday to create a new “online college” for adult students that he said could become the system’s bulwark against increasing financial pressures on college campuses caused by... Read more
The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) plans to preserve 21 units of affordable housing and build an additional 19 at two Dorchester multi-family housing facilities were given a major boost last week in the form of a $10 million... Read more
Mayor Walsh last week directed that $26 million in funding from the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Neighborhood Housing Trust, and the city’s Community Preservation Fund be put toward creating and preserving 515 units of housing in... Read more
The phone wouldn’t stop ringing for Carol Price. A seemingly endless stream of well-wishers called her every five minutes. When they couldn’t reach her, they called her mother. They called Monday to offer support and prayers after her 32-year-old son,... Read more
Citing the value of offering students additional structured schooling before they enter higher education, City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty called for a hearing this week to consider a Year 13 program in Boston Public Schools. Flaherty said the... Read more
The sixth annual Peace Cup – a hockey tournament to benefit the Martin W. Richard Foundation – will be played at the Canton Sportsplex, located at 5 Carver Circle in Canton on Sat., March 30 at 12 noon followed by a post-game celebration and neighborhood... Read more
As debate continues over the MBTA’s proposed fare hikes, Boston city councillors want to hold a hearing about withholding the $85 million the city pays to the agency each year to protest the state of service. Councillor Althea Garrison filed the measure... Read more
Reducing the MBTA’s budget deficit next year and improving service will be possible thanks to new revenue from proposed fare increases, according to the authority. But one board member, aware of the pushback the hikes have drawn, wants the state to... Read more
Almost 150 Mattapan residents cast ballots in late February to begin filling out the leadership bench for a newly-formed neighborhood council. Now with 11 of a maximum 21 board seats filled, the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council is already starting to... Read more
Lawmakers representing Dorchester and Mattapan found their way onto several critical committees for the 2019-2020 legislative term. First Suffolk state Sen. Nick Collins is now chair of the Joint Committee on Export Development; vice chair of the Senate... Read more
Academic and business leaders in Dorchester’s Columbia Point are looking to increase transportation options by adding a ferry stop in the quickly developing neighborhood that borders Boston Harbor. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston... Read more
Proponents of a new marijuana dispensary that would occupy a currently unused storefront at 144 Bowdoin St. presented their plans to a boisterous crowd at a meeting on Feb. 19 at Meetinghouse Hill’s First Parish church. Shirley Jones, president of the... Read more

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