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The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to move the city's preliminary election up by a week to allow officials more time to facilitate mail-in voting should the Legislature extend the voting reform through the fall or make it permanent. The date change... Read more
Five Boston mayoral hopefuls pitched their workforce development visions and records Thursday, voicing broad agreement on the need to improve access to child care and offering ideas for how to help connect immigrants learning English and people returning... Read more
Space now used for parking to remain vacant for a year The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday listened to residents’ concerns and rejected a developer’s proposal to build a three-story, seven-unit condo building at 37 River St., at Old Morton Street in... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday rejected a proposal by the non-profit Heading Home to replace a crumbling 10-unit apartment building at 37 Wales St. in Dorchester with 23 new apartments rented to families trying to get out of homelessness. Heading... Read more
The Save the Harbor organization is seeking proposals from organizations and individuals for free beach events to help them “Reimagine the Beach” this summer as part of their Better Beaches Program partnership with the Department of Conservation and... Read more
Donte Peeples is the new Mattapan liaison for Mayor Kim Janey’s office. Roudnie Célestin, who served as the liaison to Mattapan and the Haitian community for Mayor Walsh, will now focus exclusively on the Haitian community at the Mayor’s Office of... Read more
The M.O.B. Vendors Flea Market is a new weekly event at Dorchester Art Project that features “Melanin Owned Businesses” based in the neighborhood and throughout the Greater Boston area. Held each Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. in DAP’s lower-level space,... Read more
At the New England Carpenters Training Center on Dorchester Avenue on Saturday morning, Gilbane Co. construction workers were hard at work sawing, sanding, and assembling some 40 wooden desks that will be donated in support of after-school programs at... Read more
Despite cold and wet weather conditions, more than 400 volunteers spread out on April 17 across 16 different locations in Canton, Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, Norwood, and Quincy to help clean up trash and debris along the Neponset... Read more
Boston Mayor Kim Janey will task the incoming director of the city’s new Office of Police Accountability and Transparency (OPAT) with a comprehensive review of how the Boston Police Department handles internal affairs, she said last Thursday. When she ... Read more
A small crowd of demonstrators gathered in Fields Corner on Saturday to reiterate calls for justice for survivors and families of police violence, just days after a jury’s conviction of a former officer in one of the most high-profile murder trials in... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved two buildings that will house a total of 44 affordable apartments along Talbot and New England avenues. In one project, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. will build a 4-story, 19-unit building... Read more
The Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, who began her first day as the city’s chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space on Monday, wants to infuse her new position with equity and joy. “It has been a rough year, so I’m excited about sitting at the... Read more
I am a shameless garbage picker. It’s not uncommon to find me walking my dog on Wednesday nights in Dorchester, leash in one hand, shabby plant stand or bench in need of TLC in the other, or, in some cases, slung over my shoulders. It’s hard not to pick... Read more
A new food forest is growing in Mattapan this week, the result of an effort by volunteers who deployed in groups to locations across the city last weekend for projects organized by Rebuilding Together Boston, a community-focused non-profit service... Read more
An outdoor patio at Ashmont Grill was damaged by a drunk driver Tuesday night, leaving vehicle debris, soil, and bits of concrete planter strewn across the area outside the restaurant that faces Peabody Square. The scene, initially reported by a Twitter... Read more
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a judge's decision to let Boston Public Schools use a combination of pre-Covid GPAs and Zip codes to determine who is offered admission to the city's three exam schools for the coming school year, saying the... Read more
UMass Boston welcomes the public to its Dorchester campus on Thurs., April 29 for a vaccine clinic. The shots will be the Pfizer vaccine. See: https://www.cic-health.com/boston/umass
This week the Greater Boston basketball community continued to mourn the loss of Terrence Clarke, a bright prospect from Dorchester who passed away in Los Angeles last Thursday at the age of 19 following a car accident. Clarke was one of the most... Read more
Data from the city of Boston’s annual homeless census that took place in January show homelessness in the city dropped overall since the start of the pandemic, but the number of people who were unsheltered increased. The one-night count on Jan. 27 found 1... Read more

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