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Boston must improve energy efficiency and convert completely to cleanly produced electricity in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, according to the new Carbon Free Boston Report. The study, released on Jan. 29, focuses on three main strategies:... Read more
A 62-year-old Hanover man who practiced medicine in Dorchester pleaded guilty last week to a scheme that targeted men and women with opioid addictions. Dr. Ashok Patel, whose Ambama Clinic was based out of Carney Hospital, was indicted in 2017 after an... Read more
It’s 11 p.m. in Downtown Crossing last Wednesday night— a night so cold it punishes every bit of exposed skin. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh leans down to speak to a woman huddled in a corner outside a store. “Why don’t you come in? It’s too cold tonight.” A... Read more
Last month, members of the junior class at Boston Collegiate Charter School completed a two-week long internship in a professional setting as part of the school’s Collegiate Skills Program. Through the program, students choose an internship at a site... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh is making a push to move the needle on designating a cultural district recognizing the Vietnamese community in Fields Corner. The proposed name, “Little Saigon,” has been the subject of some controversy in the village. During an... 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. The revised project expands the amount of green space in return for an underground parking structure and a reduction in... Read more
Last week, the MBTA unveiled a plan for replacing the Mattapan trolleys with Green Line cars. It’s a wonderful proposal that affordably solves the accessibility and reliability problems with the existing trolleys. And it’s a clear win among the trolley... Read more
A 62-year-old Hanover man who practiced medicine in Dorchester pleaded guilty last week to a scheme that targeted men and women with opioid addictions. Dr. Ashok Patel, whose Ambama Clinic was based out of Carney Hospital, was indicted in 2017 after an... Read more
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

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