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The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot to death inside 82 Wheatland Ave. on Saturday afternoon. Police say officers responded to the three decker there around 4 p.m. and found a man in a hallway with gunshot wounds. He was declared dead at... Read more
American leaders must address not only police violence but also a slew of other social and political issues that stem from centuries of structural racism, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley told business leaders on Friday. During a virtual appearance before... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today declared that racism constitutes a public health emergency in the city of Boston and signed an Executive Order outlining the transfer of $3 million from Boston Police overtime budget to the Boston Public Health Commision (BPHC... Read more
More than 370 people joined an online forum last night led by at-large City Councillor Julia Mejia aimed at finding solutions to the onslaught of illegal fireworks in Boston neighborhoods. Dubbed “Fireworks Trauma,” the event featured a diverse array of... Read more
A group of elected officials, transit officials, and local advocates gathered at the Four Corners/Geneva Fairmount Line station last Thursday morning as Keolis, the company that partners with the MBTA to operate the Commuter Rail system, donated 10,000... Read more
The COVID-19 epidemic has raised a multitude of questions regarding the future of public life and the built environment. Much of this focus has been on social distancing, public transportation usage, and economic survival. The concerns raised by COVID-19... Read more
A few weeks ago, Apolo Catala received a phone call from FedCo, a cooperative seed and tree company located in Clinton, Maine. The co-op was trying to save hundreds of fruit trees from landing in the compost heap due to market disruptions caused by COVID... Read more
In a speech often quoted in recent days, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “A riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? … It has failed to hear that promises of freedom and justice have not been met.  And it has... Read more
When the warmer months roll around, Dorchester Running Club traditionally mounts a “summer run series” in which members meet up at a local bar or restaurant, go for a run, and then hang out for a drink or meal afterwards. This year, club president... Read more
US Sen. Edward Markey went directly after the record of his Democratic primary opponent, US Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, in a Monday night debate, attacking Kennedy’s decision to work for a Republican prosecutor on Cape Cod and the islands after law school... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley threw her support behind Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins amid a heated public dispute with a Boston police union, condemning the association as “tearing down a black woman in leadership and putting her life... Read more
The Boston Home will hold its first annual Virtual Hero 2.5 Mile Walk/Run, a community fundraising event in recognition of all heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, from June 29 to July 4. Anyone can participate in the event by walking or... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is modifying the city’s summer youth employment program to adjust for the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to make up for the windfall of job losses due to the economic shutdowns from the pandemic. “Boston’s summer jobs program is... Read more
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is seeking nominations for people to join a Morrissey Boulevard Community Advisory Committee that will review the potential impact of two large development proposals along the roadway corridor.  The... Read more
A number of police officers, civil rights attorneys, and City Councillor Andrea Campbell stood outside City Hall on Tuesday and called for sweeping reforms to the way the Boston Police Department recruits, promotes, and disciplines its officers. “While... Read more
Smaller, “isolated” classes, masks on students and staff, frequent hand washing, and six feet of spacing between desks are among the elements necessary to safely reopen schools in the fall, according to new state guidance. Elementary and Secondary... Read more
I attended the evening protest on June 2 in Dorchester’s Franklin Park and on surrounding streets. It was – from what I saw – a peaceful and positive event. Those who organized the rally — Black Lives Matter’s Boston chapter and the activist Monica Cannon... Read more
Sunrise Boston, a group that is focused on “climate change through political action,” has endorsed Brandy Fluker-Oakley, one of four Democrats running for the 12th Suffolk seat in the Massachusetts House that is being vacated by state Rep. Dan Cullinane... Read more
People expect to hear fireworks popping off in the summer months, especially around the Fourth of July. In Dorchester, Mattapan, and other city neighborhoods, residents can usually bet on hearing late-night blasts and seeing the sky light up, courtesy of... Read more
I first met Joe Corcoran in the summer of 1966 when I was working as a letter carrier for the US Post Office. I was delivering mail on Elmer Road, where he lived, and he had posted a lawn sign for his candidacy for political office. There was a... Read more

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