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Last Friday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the Parks and Recreation Department has begun developing a new master plan for Franklin Park. Once the plan has been completed and approved, the department will implement a series of widescale improvements... Read more
The Baker administration served notice Friday that $11 million of the $30 million in newly allocated state home heating aid will be delivered and the news is not going over well. Describing himself as “quite upset,” Action for Boston Community Development... Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award, the JFK Library and Museum announced Sunday. Pelosi is being honored for her leadership in winning approval of the Affordable Care Act and restoring the Democratic... Read more
Boston Police arresting a Mattapan man on Monday in connection with a breakout of gunfire on Saturday afternoon that left Eleanor Maloney, a 74-year-old grandmother, dead at the scene on Mattapan Street. Police say she was an innocent bystander who had... Read more
The parade of renovations, revitalizations, and redesigns at the city’s libraries continued this week, with the idea of a mixed-use new library for Fields Corner given a positive reception at a public meeting of some 40 attendees on Monday night at the... Read more
As the sun pierced through the murky sky and began to dry up the dampened Seaport dock last Saturday morning, Dorchester natives Dianne Lescinskas, Kristine Hoag, and Patrick Doherty, the “MR8” logo on their clothing and caps, were off and running. With... Read more
Commuter rail service on Fairmount Line, which was replaced by shuttle bus service today due to an incident last night, has been fully restored this afternoon. A spokesperson for Keolis Commuter Services, the company operating and maintaining the... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh rolled out his $3.48 billion proposed budget this morning, highlighting investment areas that would boost early childhood education, affordable housing, climate preparedness, recovery services, public safety, and economic opportunity.... Read more
After being dragged into the days-long spat between Gov. Charlie Baker and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday that it's up to Rollins who to prosecute in her county and she looks forward to talking with... Read more
About $20.6 million in city operating funds would be dedicated to boosting housing and homelessness-prevention services under Mayor Walsh’s new budget, a jump of more than 44 percent over last year that stems in large part from a new hotel and short-term... Read more
A citywide parking fee hike is on the table in Mayor Martin Walsh’s new budget plan, which would bring the toll up to at least $2 an hour on the average block and topping out at $3.75 in the city’s highest demand areas. The $5 million that the city hopes... Read more
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A community meeting is set for Thurs., May 2 to review a plan to build an affordable studio apartment building on Westville Street in Fields Corner. The proponents say they would rent the units for between $650 and $850 a month - heat and hot water... Read more
A $1.8 million state grant will help fund a much-anticipated plan to convert a parking lot at Mattapan Station into a mix of affordable housing and retail space. Officials, led by Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered in a tent on the site... Read more
Earlier suspect jailed, released; family asks why no apology (Updated— Wed., April 10, 1:40 p.m.) — A 26-year-old Dorchester man was charged on Tuesday with killing Codman Square gas station worker Jose Williams during an armed robbery last October. The... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that this time they're sure they have the man who murdered Jose Luis Phinn Williams as he worked at a Codman Square gas station on Oct. 5. Working with the FBI and Canton Police, BPD officers today arrested Gregory... Read more
A Mattapan man will be charged with gun and other offenses in the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of 74 year-old Eleanor Maloney, who was gunned down on Saturday afternoon outside her Mattapan Street home. Anthony Davis, 37, will face three... Read more
A federal grand jury this week indicted two Dorchester residents and a Dedham man for their alleged roles in a tax-fraud scheme involving their now closed New York Fried Chicken take-out place. The grand jury indicted Muhamad Siyab Khan and Khurshed Jehan... Read more
Last month, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) invited public comment for the most recent design of the Dot Block proposal, which could begin construction as soon as this year. City Councillor Frank Baker is one of the key members of the... Read more
They’ve become symbols of spring and Boston sports glories. But when Boston’s Duck boats are not on the road or on the Charles River, they spend their off-hours in a building near Fields Corner. “In the summer, when the doors are open, people will drive... Read more
Our neighborhoods are “springing” into action this month with volunteers fanning out to clean up squares, corners, parks, and sidewalks. Here are a few ways your family can help out and join in the fun: The city of Boston is coordinating a cluster of “... Read more

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