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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
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
The newly formed Peabody Square Choral Artists will present their debut concert this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Parish of All Saints in Ashmont. The group will perform two choral selections from 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé: the... Read more
The board of directors of the Boston Planning & Development last week approved a residential development project for Morton Street in Mattapan.The four-story building at 775 Morton St., located on the corner of Morton and Wildwood Streets, will... Read more
Following is the second in a series of excerpts from Ed Quill’s recently published book, “When Last The Glorious Light: Lay of the Massachuset.” Read the first installment here. When you think of it, the first so-called Native Americans weren’t “native”... Read more
State lawmakers and union heads joined furloughed federal workers last Thursday outside the State House, where ralliers called for an end to the longest government shutdown in American history and aired their frustrations with President Trump. On the 27th... Read more
On Dec. 14, 2018, a system was deployed across Massachusetts to ensure that text messages sent to 911 would be routed to emergency call centers based on information provided by the texter’s service carrier. On Wednesday, state officials formally announced... Read more
Twenty-five thousand low-income seniors in Massachusetts would be newly eligible for help paying for health care, and thousands more could be eligible for more assistance than they’re currently receving, under a measure Gov. Charlie Baker plans to include... Read more

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