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City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George will appear in the No. 1 slot on the Sept. 14 mayoral preliminary ballot. City elections officials on Friday pulled candidate names out of a gold tumbler to determine the ballot. State Rep. Jon Santiago will... Read more
Members of Dorchester’s Ward 15 Democratic Committee earlier this month threw their support behind Ruthzee Louijeune, a former aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and David Halbert, a former aide in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration. No other at-large... Read more
The “Bostonians for Real Progress” super PAC, the newest outside group to enter the Boston mayor’s race, says it’s backing City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George for the top job. “We believe Anissa is the best candidate, able to tackle all our... Read more
The year 2020 was meant to be a banner 12 months for Dorchester Brewing Company. The Massachusetts Avenue brewery, which also goes by DBCo, rang in the new year with a new roof deck and garden, dubbed the “Hopservatory,” and a partnership with local pop-... Read more
UPDATE: The super PAC tells the Reporter it's backing Annissa Essaibi George. Original story is available below. A new super PAC, with a Boston focus, appears to be gearing up for an entrance into city politics as a mayoral preliminary election draws... Read more
City elections officials plan to determine the order of candidates on the Sept. 14 preliminary ballot on Friday. The lottery will take place at noon inside City Hall’s Iannella Chambers. The elections department plans to livestream the lottery. Elections... Read more
A study of Kosciuszko Circle and Morrissey Boulevard took another step forward last week when Boston planning officials signed off on funds for the effort. The study comes amid a development boom in the area, from the Dorchester Bay City project at the... Read more
A proposal to develop 403 residential units off Dorchester’s Boston Street received approval last Thursday from the city’s planning agency. The board of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the new residential housing and retail... Read more
Joshua Baez, the onetime standout baseball player at two Boston high schools, Cristo Rey in Dorchester and the Snowden International School in the Back Bay, moved one big step closer to his goal of playing in the major leagues on Monday when he signed a... Read more
To the Editor: Should we punish people for crimes that no longer exist? This question has arisen in states like Massachusetts that have legalized cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. As people across the Commonwealth recover from the pandemic and... Read more
The Franklin Park Coalition and Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department will mark the 100th birthday of the late Elma Lewis with a series of free performances at the Playstead near the giraffe entrance of the zoo. Lewis, a Roxbury native who founded the... Read more
Dorchester Little League players are District 9 champs after beating South Boston and Charlestown earlier this month. The tournament was played in a round robin format with teams from other two neighborhoods. The Little League is open to players ages 4 to... Read more
Two vacancies and more than a dozen candidates. When Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George decided to run for mayor and not seek re-election to their City Council At-Large seats, a large group of Boston residents stepped up to jockey for the two slots.... Read more
The seventh annual food festival known as “A Taste of Ethnic Boston” is set to return on July 27. The festival, which will include a Dorchester bakery and other neighborhood businesses, aims to unite Boston’s most intrepid eaters under one roof while... Read more
The brand-new Adams Street branch library, an $18.3 million investment by city government, will open to the public during a ribbon-cutting celebration on Sat., July 31. The building replaces a smaller structure that housed the branch from the 1950s until... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Tuesday snagged a key endorsement as 32BJ SEIU, which represents property service workers, threw its support to her. She might also get a super PAC from them, too. The union represents 20,000 workers in Massachusetts, many of... Read more
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey UNITE HERE Local 26
The super PAC backing Acting Mayor Kim Janey is swinging into action, pulling in nearly half a million dollars while focusing on canvassing efforts. The super PAC, supported by the hospitality workers union known as UNITE HERE Local 26, received $420,000... Read more
The five major mayoral candidates on Thursday laid out how they would handle coronavirus-driven changes to the Greater Boston economy and avoid creating another neighborhood like the Seaport. The candidates appeared before nearly 150 people inside the... Read more
City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo, along with his father, who serves as Suffolk County’s register of probate, on Thursday offered their formal backing to Acting Mayor Kim Janey. The Hyde Park councillor’s endorsement isn’t much of a surprise: Arroyo has been... Read more
Andrea Campbell, as she seeks to stand out in a field of five mayoral candidates, on Wednesday promoted a plan to speed up affordable housing development and close the racial wealth gap. Joined by supporters at a vacant lot at the corner of Blue Hill... Read more


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