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Boston limited to 13 zones A new federal tax-deferment program intended to spur economic growth in select low-income neighborhoods across the country will launch in the new year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will offer qualified investors... Read more
A 31-year-old Dorchester man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering a young man in the parking lot of the Gallivan Boulevard McDonald’s in April 2017. Jurors returned a first-degree murder verdict against Deonarine Ganga for shooting and killing Joey... Read more
After just more than one year managing the MBTA, Luis Ramirez is leaving the transit agency, and Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said Tuesday she has chosen MBTA control board member Steve Poftak to take over in the new year. Pollack said... Read more
A man was shot in a car on Savannah Avenue, near Messinger Street, shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday. The victim was declared dead at the scene. Police are looking for a maroon minivan in connection with the shooting; they say a man shot the victim, got... Read more
In the wake of an ugly pedestrian-involved accident Wednesday in Fields Corner, a local business owner is calling for something to be done about unsafe driving at the busy intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street. Vivian Girard, who co-owns the... Read more
Seeing an opportunity for a public-private partnership on a subdivided lot adjacent to the McCormack and Dever schools on Mt. Vernon Street, Boston Public School officials are seeking input into the best use of the property, BPS Chief of Staff Robert... Read more
Manny Lopes of East Boston has been appointed to chair of Boston’s Board of Health, a seven-member governing body that oversees the work of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). Lopes succeeds Dorchester’s Francis Doyle, who stepped down in October... Read more
A new business coalition with a goal of reducing the number of avoidable emergency room visits by 20 percent over two years and saving about $100 million will formally launch next week by hearing from the head of a similar effort underway in Missouri. The... Read more
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

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