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After interviewing 11 candidates, members of the UMass Boston Chancellor Search Committee plan to meet next week and could then select finalists for the post. Identities of candidates become public at the finalist stage, and the committee said in a... Read more
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) executive director David Gibbons last week updated members of the authority’s board on a planned $500 million expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston. Seeking to... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal last Tuesday (Jan. 14) denied a request from the owner of a house on Harvest Street to add dormers to her attic so that she could build a master bedroom there and move in— after neighbors, the local civic association, and... Read more
A young man was shot and later died at a Boston hospital on Wednesday night after a shooting incident unfolded on Juliette St. near Ronan Park. Boston Police say they were alerted to the gunfire by the Shot Spotter system around 7:14 p.m. An outdoor... Read more
A planned memorial to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King may break ground in July. King Boston, the non-profit behind the project, hopes to time the groundbreaking to coincide with the NAACP’s national conference, which comes to Boston... Read more
Outlining her strategic vision for Boston Public Schools over the next five years, Superintendent Brenda Cassellius says she wants to focus on providing equitable funding for schools and improving access to high quality academic programming. Cassellius... Read more
A sparse gathering was on hand last Thursday at the VietAID Community Center on Charles Street as the city’s Parks and Recreation Department held the first of of three community meetings aimed at gathering feedback for the upcoming renovation of the... Read more
Urging his fellow political leaders to resist the “siren call of sloganeering” in the heat of an election year, Gov. Charlie Baker called Tuesday night for the state to embrace an aggressive new climate goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 and shower $135... Read more
A dispute between developers of a 4-story,11-unit building planned for 54R River St. in Lower Mills and the property’s next-door neighbors is headed for mediation. The residents brought their case to the state’s Land Court on Tuesday ahead of a scheduled... Read more
James Clinton Clark, who spent his life helping black men and women get good paying jobs in trades and with the MBTA, and also helped transform vacant land at the old Boston State Hospital into hundreds of new housing units, died last week at age 78.... Read more
Citing a dramatic increase in the rat population in the Polish Triangle neighborhood, members of the John W. McCormack Civic Association met with a city health inspector on Tuesday to discuss ways of stemming the influx of rodents in the streets, around... Read more
On Monday, Martin Luther King Day, Jr., the Museum of Fine Arts unveiled “Black Histories, Black Futures,” an exhibition curated by four local teens from Dorchester and Mattapan that came about through a new partnership with local youth empowerment... Read more
In 2018, Ayanna Pressley was elected to Congress as the representative from the 7th Congressional district —which includes large parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. Last week, after hosting a town hall in Roxbury that focused on participation in the 2020... Read more
On Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk are three options for reducing emissions from cars and trucks, the largest source of heat-trapping carbon pollution in America. As we’re in the midst of a global climate emergency, the governor should be aggressive in his... Read more
The proponents behind two residential towers that would rise as high as 17 stories above Morrissey Boulevard filed their initial plans with the city of Boston today, beginning what will likely be a lengthy review process for project that would bring... Read more
Two Dorchester women are among the nine local artists that were recently selected as recipients of 2020 Creative City Boston grants, a series of project-specific grants provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).  Melissa Nussbaum Freeman... Read more
Long-awaited store seeks to blend old, new In a matter of days, Savin Hill will finally have the place residents have been clamoring for: a market on Savin Hill Avenue. James Baker, the neighborhood-bred real estate developer of the mixed-use building at... Read more
Photo showing Lynch taking one of several bribe payments, prosecutors say.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence now former BPDA middle manager John Lynch of Dorchester to 4 years in prison for accepting a $50,000 bribe from a developer to arrange a successful zoning-board vote on a South Boston condo project. In a... Read more
A Mattapan teen was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he murdered Treshawn Boyd at Washington and Normandy streets in Grove Hall Saturday night. Daventy Walker, 18, was arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Thursday - on... Read more
Boston public health officials say a Northeastern University student diagnosed with measles may have exposed others to the disease around campus, at nearby businesses and at Logan International Airport. The Boston Public Health Commission says the student... Read more

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