While Boston’s population continued to grow and become more diverse in the first seven years of the 2010s decade, the city grew more expensive to live in, according to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) demographic trend reports. One overview... Read more
Angered by a hike in parking fees, members of the UMass Boston community planned to picket outside the new West Garage on Wed., Feb. 6. Last year, the university announced it would raise the parking rate at its on-campus garages and lots from $6 to $15.... Read more
Not five minutes into their Monday morning discussion of the Super Bowl on Boston radio station 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, men named, or nicknamed, Jones, Hardy, and Johnson were busily working the downside of the game that the New England Patriots had won... Read more
John Patterson tried to end an argument at a Goodale Road party Sunday morning by pulling a knife on his opponent, but after people wrested the weapon away, he went outside, got a gun, shot Jeudy Romero to death, then grabbed Romero's keys and drove away... Read more
The Boston Police Departments report a man was shot to death shortly before 10 a.m. at 60 Goodale Rd., between Blue Hill Avenue and Wellington Hill Street. Police charged John Patterson, 29, of Peabody with the murder. He is scheduled for arraignment in... Read more
The development team for Dot Block, a large mixed-use project heading for Glover’s Corner, filed a notice of project change this week. As presented to civic associations in late 2018, the new project expands the amount of green space in return for an... Read more
The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture awarded 69 grants totaling $66,683 in the last two rounds of outlays from its Opportunity Fund. The total for 2018 was put at more than $190,000 to support 198 artists. Through the Opportunity Fund, artists and... Read more
Boston Arts Academy students staged “Memphis: The Musical” at the Strand Theatre for three performances last Friday and Saturday. The Friday night premeire was preceded by a VIP reception featuring Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who received the BAA... Read more
In a panel discussion about cannabis held in Codman Square last week, medical experts, community representatives, and legislators voiced concerns about health impacts and marketing to teenagers in suggesting that Boston slow down the process of opening up... Read more
About two dozen people weathered the torrential rain last Thursday evening (Jan. 24) to attend a public meeting at All Saints’ Peabody Hall in Ashmont about a proposed development that would see a five-story, 56-unit condominium structure with no set-... Read more
US Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, who represents large parts of Dorchester in the 8th Congressional district, has been named chair of the National Security Subcommittee, a subset of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, of which Lynch is a ranking member. As... Read more
State Rep. Russell Holmes and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins aren’t waiting to see who might run to replace Tim McCarthy as the city councillor from Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roslindale. Both have endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for the seat. Arroyo, the son... Read more
Seeking to contain its budget deficit in the face of rising expenses, the MBTA on Monday announced a proposal to raise the price of bus, subway and commuter rail rides by an average of 6.3 percent beginning July 1 in order to raise more than $32 million... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum reopened Tuesday after being closed since December 22 due to the government shutdown. With federal funding cut off, the the Columbia Point facility saw its programming and activities suspended for over... Read more
On board, riders offer opinions on the revamp After they heard on Monday about the ten-year preliminary plan to phase out the 70-year-old trolleys on the Ashmont-Mattapan Line in favor of new vehicles, riders showed mixed feelings about the proposal in... Read more
State Police troopers rescued a man they found dangling from the Neponset River Bridge early Monday morning. Troopers Douglas Mesheau, Bryan Caccamo and Elvis Nguyen responded to a call for a person trying to harm himself just before 4:30 a.m. and found... Read more
MBTA leadership is taking preliminary steps to “transform” the Mattapan High Speed Line over the next decade, with a preference toward replacing the existing fleet of 70-year-old Presidential Conference Committee (PCC) cars with a new generation trolley... Read more
An upgrade is in the works for Codman Square Park, and after a presentation by the design team Tuesday evening in Codman Academy’s black box theater, residents in the neighborhood have a better idea of what that vision might look like. Over the past few... Read more
State Rep. Liz Miranda (5th Suffolk) and city officials say they've brokered a deal between Uphams House of Pizza on Columbia Road and a teenager who got into a beef with an employee there that could calm a tense situation that had spread into the... Read more
Patsy works for Food and Nutrition Service in the US Department of Agriculture. It’s a federal job that she’s held for 40 years. On Wednesday, she came to the Holy Tabernacle Church near Grove Hall in Dorchester to get food. Patsy, who does not want her... Read more


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