Faculty at the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday presented trustees with a petition reflecting their continued concerns with a UMass Amherst facility in Newton, asking for a greater voice in the plans and more transparency... Read more
A proposed 14-unit apartment complex that will be built on a vacant parcel on Talbot Avenue got a financing boost last week from MassHousing, the quasi-public agency that helps build affordable housing in Massachusetts. The agency said that it will... Read more
Last week, the City Council approved by a 10-3 vote a home rule petition filed by Councillors Lydia Edwards and Kim Janey that would authorize a real estate transfer fee of 2 percent on sales over $2 million and dedicate all fee revenues to affordable... Read more
Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders visited Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center on Tuesday morning to outline the vision for the administration’s new comprehensive health care legislation. The bill,... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh made the case Tuesday for city-sponsored legislation that he says will help Boston leverage a boom-time development market to help seed affordable housing starts and workforce training programs. State House News Service reports that... Read more
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The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a five-story, 39-unit apartment building on Blue Hill Avenue at Wellington Hill Street that will include ground-floor space for a coffee shop and two other small stores. The BPDA approved the proposal by... Read more
(Updated: Dec. 23, 2019)— The Nguyen family has reported that their daughter Emily has been found and returned safely home. Boston Police say that a 16-year-old Dorchester girl is missing and have appealed to the public for help in locating her. Emily... Read more
Police Commissioner William Gross and Mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday there's no truth to stories, circulating on Facebook, that Boston has been hit by a wave of vans driven by evil people trying to abduct children or young women. The stories began... Read more
The MBTA’s long-awaited fare collection overhaul will not roll out over the next two years as originally planned, and officials will instead pursue a “reset” that will phase in the new system across the next four years and push the total project costs... Read more
Making safety the top priority throughout the MBTA will be a costly venture, a former US transportation secretary who participated in the months-long review of the T’s safety said on Monday, and he suggested that Gov. Charlie Baker seek out new money from... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal last Tuesday (Dec. 3) turned down a proposal for a Dollar Tree store at 493 Washington St. in Codman Square after aides to Mayor Walsh and City Councillor Andrea Campbell said that it could cause traffic problems while noting... Read more
Lovely Sisters of Boston, a local charitable organization based in Dorchester, is spreading the gospel of giving during this year’s holiday season. The organization was founded four years ago by Ebere Ihionu, who also owns Elegance African Fashions... Read more
The Celebrity Series of Boston, a non-profit performing arts organization, opened its three-concert schedule for Dorchester and Mattapan community venues last Saturday with the Jason Palmer Quintet in a jazz holiday concert in collaboration with the... Read more
When the Massachusetts Lottery moved from Braintree to Dorchester earlier this year, it was a big deal for the agency and its employees. But players likely have not noticed any difference — especially if they haven’t hit those big jackpot prizes that must... Read more
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” will be back at the Strand Theatre for a string of ten shows over the next two weekends. Performances will take place this Friday, Dec.13, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec.14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.;... Read more
Six Boston city councillors yesterday called upon Boston Police Commissioner William Gross and Mayor Marty Walsh to cease all use of hair tests to screen BPD candidates for drug use.  Council President Andrea Campbell and Councillor Kim Janey drafted a... Read more
This year’s final Dot Jazz Series show will take place this Thursday (Dec.12) at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints’ Peabody Hall and will feature Tomoko Iwamoto and 440, a group led by the violinist Iwamoto and showcasing Mark Chenevert on clarinet, Jack Soref on... Read more
The proposal for a “Little Saigon” designation for a subsection of the Fields Corner neighborhood that is being considered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council was given a highly positive reception at a City Council hearing held last Thursday evening in... Read more
After meeting, city official says impasse still in place The proponents of the Neponset Wharf development plan in Port Norfolk returned to the community last week to present an amended plan that would fortify the shoreline and see three condominium... Read more
At the age of 18, as Lou Pasquale lay in a field on Okinawa with a piece of shrapnel in his leg, he saw a heavenly white light — and made a pact with God. “I said, ‘I promise to help an individual every day of my life. I told my Mum I’d make it home, and... Read more


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