Dr. Mary Grant, who has led the Edward M. Kennedy Institute on Columbia Point since January 2018, will leave her post this month to take up a new role in higher education. In a letter to EMK Institute board members, the chairman James J. Karam, saluted... Read more
Fairmount Line a pilot candidate The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board voted on Monday to back substantial investment in the commuter rail, calling for electrification of the system and more frequent service through the most dense corridors in a... Read more
A team from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen met with neighbors in Codman Square last week to discuss its most recent proposal to open one of the chain’s fried chicken restaurants at 572 Washington St. The eatery has been attempting to open for business at the... Read more
Ricardo Arroyo won a decisive victory on Tuesday in the contest to replace Councillor Tim McCarthy in District 5, which includes sections of Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roslindale, defeating first-time candidate Maria Esdale Farrell by about 700 votes,... Read more
The campaign for at-large city council ended in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night with a razor-thin margin separating the fourth and fifth place finishers and a seat on the council hanging in the balance. Councillor Michelle Wu topped the ticket with 41,... Read more
Hundreds of convenience stores plan to close midday on Wednesday as store owners rally to oppose a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes and to "demonstrate the critical role they play providing vital resources to communities," organizers said. Members of... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell is organizing an event for later this month that is expected to attract hundreds of civic leaders from the city’s neighborhoods for informed discussions about their efforts in making things happen in their local... Read more
Mark Hegarty was awarded the Good Neighbor award by the Pope’s Hill Civic Association at the group’s monthly meeting last Wed., Oct. 23. Hegarty grew up near St. Mark’s Parish and moved to Neponset when he married his wife Noreen and started a family.... Read more
Listen to this story here. Inside the Hyde Park campaign headquarters of Maria Esdale Farrell, supporter Dan O’Connor says there’s no one better qualified than her to sit on the Boston City Council. “This is the person,” O’Connor says. “Mother; children... Read more
Boston City Council President and District 4 Councillor Andrea Campbell, who represents parts of Dorchester and Mattapan, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain, is facing off against first-time candidate Jeff Durham in next Tuesday’s municipal election. First... Read more
A dozen people attended a Mattapan Cultural & Historical Walking Tour that was led by Allentza Michel last Saturday, Oct. 26. The walk started at the Solomon Lewenberg School and included stops by the Morning Star Baptist Church, Mattapan Square, the... Read more
Boston City Councillors Kim Janey and Ed hosted a hearing last Friday that took up the issue of public health disparities in Boston’s communities of color and also looked into how certain resources and measures could improve health outcomes across the... Read more
About fifty people attended a meeting at the Savin Hill Yacht Club last week to discuss a city proposal to extend resident parking restrictions on new streets in Savin Hill. The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) proposal follows a citizen petition... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. In her formal request for a hearing,... Read more
The proponents of a new condo development in Lower Mills have revised their plan to preserve an existing house and add more parking. Representatives from City Point Center LLC brought their latest plans for the site of the former Molloy Funeral Home to... Read more
Growing up in Boston in the 1970s and 80s, raised by a Canadian mother and Venezuelan father, Alejandra St. Guillen recalls a time when her neighborhood was racially and economically diverse and her family was paying affordable rent and had easy access to... Read more
Incumbent at-large City Councillor Michael Flaherty finished third in last month’s preliminary election, earning just under 14 percent of the overall vote behind second-place incumbent Annissa Essaibi-George.  “I got a great vote of confidence across the... Read more
Last Friday morning at Ripple Cafe in Ashmont, the blueberry muffin that David Halbert had ordered sat forlorn and largely untouched on the table in front of him as the at-large city council candidate spent the better part of an hour delving into details... Read more
Community members weighed in with their concerns about, and hopes for, the development of the former Bayside Expo property at civic-group-sponsored “Citizens Connect to Bayside” event last Saturday at the Boston Teachers Union hall in Dorchester. The... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public meeting on Thurs. Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leahy Holloran Community Center to seek community input and present the conceptual design plans for reconstruction of Pope John... Read more


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