Courtney Sharpe has been named the Director of Cultural Planning in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture— a new position that Mayor Walsh called “a very important step in enhancing arts and culture in the City of Boston.” Sharpe comes to the role from... Read more
Boston City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George this week announced a series changes to her staff, including promoting Jessica Rodriguez to lead her all-female staff. Essaibi-George’s former chief of staff, Alana Olsen, stepped down from the position after... Read more
The long-awaited improvement project planned for the intersection of Morton Street and Gallivan Boulevard will be put out to bid this fall, according to state Department of Transportation officials who have been under increasing pressure from neighbors... Read more
This year’s 7th Congressional district race between incumbent Michael Capuano and challenger Ayanna Pressley saw the city’s labor unions divided over which candidate to support. Capuano earned endorsements from a wide array, including the city’s police... Read more
Responding Monday to a news story detailing a state of disrepair across the MBTA’s stations, parking garages and other facilities, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez said much of the T’s system needs to be repaired but remains safe for riders. The Boston... Read more
On election day in November, Massachusetts voters, including those without a degree or employment in medicine, nursing, or hospital management, will be asked to decide “yes” or “no” on a simple question that will be wrapped in about 650 words: Should... Read more
Liz Miranda was up at 7 a.m. last Tuesday, and promptly told she was banished from the campaign office. She cast her vote for the first time at her new home precinct, the Lilla J. Frederick School, went with her family to the Roxbury precinct where she... Read more
Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley will be resigning effective Sept. 26 to become senior counsel for Mintz Levin and senior advisor for ML Strategies, the Suffolk County District Attorney announced Wednesday from his Boston offices. He has held the... Read more
The state’s most powerful Democrats convened in Dorchester this morning to map out their coordinated strategy ahead of the November election. Based on their initial comments to media after they broke from their huddle, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker can... Read more
Suffolk County voters made a series of paradigm-shifting choices at the polls last week, among them electing the first woman of color as the Democratic nominee for the Suffolk County District Attorney's post. “Boston is changing,” said Rachael Rollins in... Read more
Van Shabu, one of Dorchester's go-to eateries with a focus on hot pot, sushi and ramen, has closed its doors after eight years in business on Dot Ave, according to co-owner Karen Diep. The family-owned bar and restaurant near Savin Hill Avenue combined... Read more
Dorchester native Bob Harland’s involvement in A Reason to Ride, taking place on Sunday, September 9 in Danvers, is personal. The 62 year-old is a bladder cancer survivor who credits the doctors and nurses at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)... Read more
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Two non-profit groups have filed plans with the BPDA for a 31-unit apartment building where the B-3 police station used to be on Morton Street next to the bridge over the train tracks and nine condos nearby on Hopkins Street, which will be next to the... Read more
In her first one-one-one interview since her historic victory, Ayanna Pressley reflects on the highs and lows of the campaign and how she sought to ‘change the math.’ Listen to excerpts from the interview at WBUR. “I was working to win, but I was... Read more
Nearly all Boston public schools used student activity funds for unrelated costs and lost account records related to spending, the mayor’s office said in a statement last Friday. After the Internal Revenue Service raised concerns last year following a... Read more
The Boston Public Schools (BPS) will offer the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for admission to the city’s three examination schools on Sat., Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. Testing will take place at seven locations across the city. The deadline for... Read more
More than one-third of all venture capital money invested in biopharmaceutical companies last year went to Massachusetts companies, with the bulk of those dollars headed to companies in Cambridge and nearby, according to a new industry report. The... Read more
Days after a new state report revealed fentanyl was detected in almost 90 percent of fatal overdoses this year, Gov. Charlie Baker suggested potential further action in the coming weeks aimed at combating the deadly synthetic opioid. “The federal... Read more
A new political action committee linked to former Gov. Deval Patrick, who has acknowledged his interest in a possible 2020 run for the White House, was launched last week with its purpose to support the Democratic Party’s efforts to win back control of... Read more
Massachusetts ranks among the bottom of all states when it comes to the growth of women-owned businesses, according to a new report. The annual “State of Women-Owned Businesses” report by American Express ranks Massachusetts 46th in the growth of women-... Read more


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