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It’s been almost six weeks since a nine-alarm fire on a windy June afternoon devastated tightly packed Old Morton Street near Lower Mills, causing millions of dollars in property damage and driving two dozen people from their homes. Seven properties were... Read more
Some 900 people crowded the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury last Thursday night for a standing-room-only rally organized by the Mass Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) to unveil a new affordable mortgage program targeting first-time homebuyers. Mayor... Read more
As more and more young people begin to use e-cigarettes and other vapor products with nicotine, often initially tempted by an appealing flavor, students and lawmakers made their push Tuesday for Massachusetts to ban the sale of almost all flavored tobacco... Read more
Businessman Steve Pemberton spent his childhood bouncing through the foster care system in New Bedford. Now he hopes to take that experience to the halls of Congress. The Democratic primary for US Senate in 2020 will get another entrant today with... Read more
The approval on Monday of a $43.1 billion state budget resolves a question that had kept University of Massachusetts officials from setting tuition rates for this fall, although students have longer still to wait before they know what their final cost... Read more
The Boston Renegades women’s tackle football program swept the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) this year with an 8-0 season and notched their second consecutive league title on July 13. Stephani Pascual, a Lawrence native who lives in Dorchester and is... Read more
Dorchester resident Hansa Edwards came to the United States from Barbados as a teenager with a distressing medical diagnosis. Doctors told her that she suffered from Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited condition that slowly constricts vision and for which... Read more
Dorchester ‘s Ward 15 Democratic Committee endorsed nine candidates for at-large city council seats at a meeting on July 20. Candidates must receive a two-thirds approval vote from the group to gain approval. The panel endorsed District 4 Councillor... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh returned to Beacon Hill last Tuesday to testify before one of his former committees on a bill that would direct the state to provide low-income tenants who are facing eviction with a court-appointed attorney for the eviction... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had a “very honest, straightforward conversation” on Tuesday with Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, five days after he said he would meet with the officials to discuss investments... Read more
Transit advocates are calling for a reduced fare for low-income MBTA riders. The call comes after many T fares increased by an average of 6 percent earlier this month. The advocates, who filled the sidewalk Monday ahead of a joint meeting of the... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker said last Thursday that he is “not surprised at all” that the MBTA’s monthly rider poll shows its lowest approval rating since the feature was launched more than three years ago, but he reiterated support for his transportation... Read more
The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment that officials say will continue to cause delays through most of the summer on the same day that T officials said service on a stretch of track will return to normal two weeks earlier than... Read more
More than 2,000 athletes from 15 countries and 42 states will compete on Sunday, July 28 in Boston’s only triathlon, which takes place on the waterfront in South Boston.  The weekend-long Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon brings together... Read more
As executive director of the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA), Ian Cooke knows that while change can occasionally cascade like water rushing over a dam, more often than not it mimics the languid current of the Neponset in late July. Last... Read more
$43.1b bill sent to Baker's desk A version of the state budget made it through conference committee on Sunday, well after the July 1 deadline, and legislators then sent a $43.1 billion budget to Gov. Baker’s desk with boosts in education spending and... Read more
Our ADSL softball team put on an exhibition at last weekend’s Mayors U12 Softball tournament, going undefeated on the way to ADSL’s first Mayor’s Cup citywide championship. The hard work of coaches Noreen Kelley, Matt Kelley, Jason Willett, Kevin George,... Read more
83 Park St. Photo by BFD
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 83 Park St. around 7:45 p.m. on Monday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The department says bulk of the fire was brought under control shortly before 8:30 p.m. The department estimates... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had a "very honest, straightforward conversation" Tuesday with Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, five days after he said he would meet with the officials to discuss investments and... Read more
Dorchester’s own Pho Le will be one of the featured restaurants at this year’s 6th annual A Taste of Ethnic Boston, an event that showcases Boston’s diverse culinary traditions. The celebration, which will take place on Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 to 8:00... Read more

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