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Deborah Collins-Gousby, the Chief Operating Officer at Dorchester’s Brookview House, has been appointed president of the Board of Directors for Jane Doe, Inc., a membership coalition committed to ending sexual assault and domestic violence. Collins-Gousby... Read more
Next week’s edition of the Dot Jazz Series (Thurs., Feb.13, 7:30 p.m. at Peabody Hall in All Saints Church) will celebrate the release of jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer’s newest body of work, “Book of Fire,” the second album in a five-part series inspired... Read more
Seeking to outline her BPS education policy agenda, City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George last week introduced a series of ten hearing orders, including six re-filed from last year when she chaired the council’s Education Committee. “As a BPS parent and... Read more
Boston City Council President Kim Janey said the first time her great aunt straightened her hair was in 1968 when she was a three-year-old flower girl at a wedding. Her father was livid, she said, as the new hairdo was a rejection of black pride in his... Read more
In making his recommendations for how to spend more than $24 million in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds, Mayor Martin Walsh has included several projects in Dorchester and one in Mattapan that have been approved by the city’s Community Preservation... Read more
The Boston Planning and& Development Agency (BPDA) hosted a meeting last week to hear the latest from representatives of the retail chain Floor & Décor on its plans to open in a renovated building at 729 Morrissey Blvd., above. The high-profile... Read more
The state Department of Public Health (DPH) and UMass Boston reported on Saturday that a student at the university who recently returned from Wuhan, China, is the first Massachusetts resident to be diagnosed with the coronavirus. The DPH reported that... Read more
Saying that the direction for the rehabilitation of the former Bayside Expo site has been guided in part by meetings last fall with four Dorchester civic groups, the co-founder and CEO of Accordia Partners, which will be redeveloping the site, told... Read more
More than 100 people packed into the Devine Memorial Golf Clubhouse at Franklin Park last Thursday evening for the launch of a city-led master planning effort aimed at creating a vision for Boston’s largest public space. After the sale of the Winthrop... Read more
A search committee last week named Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, a dean at the University of California Los Angeles, as its lone finalist for the University of Massachusetts Boston chancellorship after months of searching and interviews with 11 potential... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh made an emphatic push on Wednesday to license undocumented immigrants who drive in Massachusetts, throwing his support behind legislation pending on Beacon Hill that faces an important deadline. Walsh penned an opinion piece for... Read more
Anthony Caldwell has been stabbed five times, shot once, and pronounced dead twice. He has been incarcerated multiple times, the last of which was a four-year stretch in prison. In an interview with the Reporter last week, the 51-year-old Caldwell spoke... Read more
The UMass Boston Faculty Council unanimously endorsed the lone finalist for the school's chancellor position on Tuesday, 21 months after its disappointment with the previous round of candidates prompted all three to withdraw. Dr. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco,... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court on Monday ordered a new trial for David Nicanor Diaz Perez of Mattapan, sentenced to life without parole on charges he shot a man in the back outside a baby shower at the Roslindale Amvets post in 2003. The state's highest court... Read more
The state Department of Public Health (DPH) and the University of Massachusetts Boston reported on Saturday that a UMass student recently returned from Wuhan, China, is the first Massachusetts resident to be diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus.... Read more
The T will spend almost $49 million on additional improvements to the new Red and Orange Line fleets, targeting larger on-board digital screens and more handrails as worthwhile investments. The Fiscal and Management Control board approved the new... Read more
A cannabis testing facility would occupy the top floor of a Freeport Street office building under a plan that will come before civic leaders next month. Assured Testing Laboratory hopes to build a lab on the third floor of a commercial property at 43... Read more
At the start of Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City address on Jan. 7 in Symphony Hall, those in attendance were treated to a soaring, operatic rendition of the national anthem by Jermaine Tulloch, a Dorchester native known across the region for his... Read more
The dental care team at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center will offer free dental services to children ages 1-17 during the Give Kids A Smile event on Saturday, Feb. 8.  Free services will be available 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. by appointment only and will... Read more
Boston is growing — but it’s also graying. And that could have troubling long-term consequences for the lives of the young people who remain. A report released last week by the Boston Foundation  — a non-profit group focused on education and other urban... Read more

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