A proposal by two Boston City Councillors could lead to a ban on credit checks by companies based in Boston when screening prospective employees. Council President Kim Janey and Councillor Andrea Campbell jointly filed the proposed amendment last week.... Read more
The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday that is aimed at protecting the Neponset River from stormwater pollution, following upticks in algae blooms caused by pollution. The petition... Read more
The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD) Field House project on Mt. Vernon Street has become a contentious issue because of the lack of transparency in the process, and because the community’s concerns were ignored. The McCormack’s staff and students... Read more
“Papa, when are they going to stop killing black people? “ Phil Hillman, a Dorchester resident and leader at St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge, was tasked with trying to answer. He told me later, “During my prayer time, God reminded me that we are called... Read more
How do I begin to tell you about our family’s loss last week? When my brother Joe succumbed to the cancer that had overtaken him since the spring, it was the end of a glorious life story that began right here in Dorchester. Joe Forry was born Aug. 4, 1938... Read more
Have you ever noticed white vans parked along the side of highways that carry people who clean the shoulders of highways? The people you see working on the highway grounds are working off fines or sentences as a result of crimes committed. The program,... Read more
Codman Yard, located at 375 Gallivan Blvd. just south of Ashmont Station, is a storage and maintenance site for the MBTA’s Red Line that is set to undergo renovations next year — and into 2024— to accommodate a new fleet of Red Line vehicles with... Read more
Boston Public Schools students will start the 2020 school year from home, Mayor Marty Walsh and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announced last Friday. Under the plan, remote learning for all students begins Sept. 21. The district will start allowing... Read more
Mail-in ballot two-way flow is under a spotlight Early voting in the Commonwealth is well under way ahead of next Tuesday’s state primary election. In-person and mail-in balloting began in Boston last Saturday. Residents can vote in person through Aug. 28... Read more
Power to the People: A Rally for Black Culture, will take place on Saturday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. at Town Field in Fields Corner. The event, which will feature dozens of Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and artists, is intended as an opportunity for... Read more
A proposal by two Boston City Councillors could lead to a ban on credit checks by companies based in Boston when screening prospective employees. Council President Kim Janey and Councillor Andrea Campbell jointly filed the proposed amendment on Aug. 19.... Read more
Wu says ZBA needs ‘structural changes’ A majority of the Boston City Council voted to block the appointment of three new members to the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) on Wednesday. Instead, the council voted 7-5 to approve recommendations of a committee... Read more
Nayely Martinez graduated from Fenway High School in the spring and still has two siblings in the Boston Public School system. To her, it is still unsafe for students to go back to school in the fall. While Martinez said she didn't get to experience... Read more
Students across all levels of schooling in Massachusetts will now be required to receive flu vaccines, a new mandate that state public health officials described as a step to reduce the impact of flu-related and respiratory illnesses during the COVID-19... Read more
The Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s mission is focused on sound city finances and policy so that Boston has the resources and tools to do what it needs to do and wants to do, now and in the future, for all who live, work, and learn in our city. Boston... Read more
The first phase of a project that will restore the 113-year-old stained glass windows at Dorchester’s First Baptist Church began last Monday as workers removed nine of the most deteriorated windows. The church, located on Ashmont Street at the... Read more
Boston is home to the nation’s oldest continuously operated victory garden. The 500 small plots in the Fenway neighborhood date back to World War II, when citizens were encouraged to raise their own food to support the war effort. By 1944, 20 million... Read more
A construction project that’s currently underway and visible from I-93 near the Freeport Street exit in Dorchester will house two salt sheds and a steel maintenance structure for the state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT.) Kristen Pennucci,... Read more
On our way to Daily Table in Codman Square on August 5, my wife and I spotted a DotHouse Health banner at Town Field. Guessing it was for COVID-19 testing, and seeing that there were not yet any customers at the tents, we stopped. The coronavirus has... Read more
Development plans to transform a landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017 into a 206-unit apartment complex with a roof deck, dog spa, and 136 parking spaces received an extensive airing – and forceful pushback... Read more


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