This story first aired on WBUR 90.9 FM. Listen to it here. When Jessica Freeman found herself with no place to call home, the 25-year-old wasn’t sure where she could go. “I was not in school. I did seasonal jobs or I was unemployed,” she said, “so I was... Read more
This story first aired on WBUR 90.9FM on Nov. 29. Listen to it here. It’s been six months since Gonzalo Ticas landed in South Bay House of Corrections in Boston’s South End. He had been sentenced to a year for violating probation — and with a pending... Read more
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has put out an urgent call for families, organizations and companies who want to help children, families and seniors in need this holiday season by adopting a family. The anti-poverty agency reported last... Read more
On Friday of this week (Dec. 7), the annual production of “The Black Nativity” will return to Boston for its 48th year. Performers will put on 12 productions of Langston Hughes’s retelling of the original Christmas story through Dec. 23 at the Paramount... Read more
Former All-Ireland champion Brenda Castles, outstanding on both concertina and tin whistle, and The Fretless, a Canadian quartet that has championed the “chambergrass” folk-string ensemble sound, will make their debuts at this year’s “A Christmas Celtic... Read more
A new market in Savin Hill, The Daily, is looking likely to open by this coming spring, filling the ground floor and basement space of a new commercial building on a parcel that for years has been the site of a shuttered variety store. Business partners... Read more
The Dot Block project, a development in Glover’s Corner that will transform a forlorn stretch of Dorchester Avenue into a mix of high-density housing and retail, is getting a fresh new look. Under a proposal pitched to civic members in Columbia-Savin... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen, director of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's Office for Immigrant Advancement, will run for an at-large Boston City Council seat, she announced Wednesday. In an email, St. Guillen said she hoped to "address growing inequalities, from... Read more
Former Sen. Brian Joyce died of an overdose of a drug that is typically used to treat insomnia, but medical examiners were not able to determine whether his death was the result of an accident or a suicide. Joyce, 56, who spent almost two decades as a... Read more
Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts who spent the mid-term elections criss-crossing the country to campaign for Democrats running for Congress, has decided not to run for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with... Read more
A month-long series of free concerts in Dorchester and the South End kicked off last weekend and will continue through the month of December through the Celebrity Series of Boston. On Sunday, Dec. 8, composer Shaw Pong Liu will bring her group Code Listen... Read more
Former city councillor Tito Jackson hopes to open up a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary in Mattapan Square. Jackson is CEO of the Florida-based, investor-backed marijuana company Verdant Medical Inc. Testifying at a council cannabis industry... Read more
If Boston takes its cue from other cities and states, its infant marijuana industry could effectively lock out most participants who are not white, wealthy, and immediately ready to set up shop, officials warned this week. The city council is exploring... Read more
A recreational marijuana shop may be coming to Mattapan, with a new proposal for a Blue Hill Avenue storefront aired at a packed public meeting on Tuesday evening. Jody Mendoza, who told the Reporter she has been a small business owner in the Boston area... Read more
A man who'd been creeping on a group of woman at dbar followed one into the restroom and sexually assaulted her after she came out of a stall the night of July 21, a BPD officer told the Boston Licensing Board on Tuesday. BPD Officer Paul Delaney said a... Read more
The Dorchester Eagles Pop Warner football team lost to a squad from Georgia on Sunday in the first round of the 62nd Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney World in Orlando. The Eagles, led by head coach Lenny Thomas, struggled to contain the Milton (Ga.)... Read more
A 19-year-old sitting in the back of a car on Norwell Street near Washington Street was shot around 7:10 p.m. on Friday. The driver got him to Codman Square, where police found the man at Norfolk Street and Talbot Avenue - right outside the Great Hall,... Read more
A recreational marijuana shop may be coming to Mattapan, with a new proposal on Blue Hill Avenue set for a public meeting on Tuesday evening. Jody Mendoza, who told the Reporter she has been a small business owner in the Boston area since 2005, and her... Read more
A Herb Chambers car dealership is set to move into a property on Morrissey Boulevard that up until recently housed a J.D. Byrider used car business, according to the company. Herb Chambers Companies plans to move their Herb Chambers Honda branch, which... Read more
A former Dorchester resident has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond was one of three American servicemen killed in a roadside bombing Tuesday, according to the Department of Defense. Emond grew up in Fall River,... Read more


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