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Amid growing outcry over mass shootings across the nation, US Sen. Ed Markey said on Monday that he will file a bill aimed at preventing gun violence that will use Massachusetts laws as a model for the federal level. The Making America Safe and Secure (... Read more
Two additional teenagers have been charged with murder for the death of Chad O’Connor, a 17-year-old who was beaten and shot to death on Kenwood Street on Jan. 14. Malik Albert of Dorchester and Rodney Gamble of Lynn, both 17, were arraigned on Monday... Read more
The Cleveland Community Center in Fields Corner will leave its longtime space on Charles Street in May and relocate to what is now a Boston Public School building on Westville Street. Officials from the Boston Centers for Youth & Families and the... Read more
Boston police and city officials testified at a city council hearing Monday that they are convinced there is a benefit to police-worn body cameras. Mayor Martin Walsh committed funding for a full rollout, although the cost to expand the pilot program to... Read more
No tidal surges; quick city rebound Wednesday The latest in an early March round of three powerful northeasters rolled into New England in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and turned the region into a wind-driven snowscape as it stayed its course into... Read more
The boys basketball teams from Tech Boston Academy and Jeremiah E. Burke High School booked their tickets to the Division 2 and Division 3 state semifinal games by winning their regional championship matchups over the weekend. The teams are the only two... Read more
Updated March 13 at 4:30 p.m.-- Today’s northeaster, which rolled into the Commonwealth in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, could be the biggest the city has seen since the record breaking winter of 2015, Mayor Martin Walsh warned. Walsh said, unlike... Read more
Relying on increased parking fees, more advertising dollars and some expected legislative relief from an employee-financing law, MBTA officials have scrunched down their projected budget gap to $36.5 million. That is about two thirds smaller than the... Read more
A snow emergency will begin in the city of Boston at 7 p.m. today as the city and region brace for what is forecast to be more than a foot of snow over the next 24 hours. There is no parking on snow emergency routes. There is no school in the city of... Read more
Boston firefighters on Barry Street.
Boston firefighters responded to 23 Barry St., off Quincy Street, around 5:45 a.m. for a fire that started in the basement, the Boston Fire Department reports. The fire, which caused no injuries, caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, the department... Read more
Two Dorchester high schools have advanced to the regional finals of the MIAA state boys’ basketball championship. Third-seeded Jeremiah E. Burke takes on top seed Apponequet Regional High School today at 5:30 p.m. in Taunton in the Division 3 South Final... Read more
Boston Youth Lacrosse— a consolidation of the South Boston Youth Lacrosse and the Dorchester Youth Lacrosse programs— will open its outdoor practice season this Saturday for boys (weather permitting) at Moakley Park at 12-2 p.m. The Dorchester and South... Read more
The field of candidates hoping to succeed Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley continues to expand. Gregory Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor in Conley’s office for more than a decade, hopped on the campaign... Read more
A Massachusetts state police trooper was suspended without pay indefinitely last week after the Boston Globe reported he had a history of racist online posts. Sheehan was already out on leave after he fired his rifle while police were rounding up a group... Read more
State Rep. Nick Collins, the lone Democrat running for the First Suffolk Senate seat vacated in late January by Linda Dorcena Forry, secured his predecessor’s endorsement at the campaign’s launch last week. “Nick is someone that knows the beauty of our... Read more
The lane reduction remains key concern Feedback from about 30 respondents to the latest public comment period – it ended last December – on the Morrissey Boulevard redesign project largely echoed those in the first comment period last July. There were... Read more
The Industry unveiled a new lunch menu last week, marking an expansion of its hours and a move towards providing more affordable options at the popular Adams Street establishment. “We’re trying to bring in a new trend to the area,” explained new general... Read more
Katie Forde of West Roxbury is mounting an electoral challenge to Steve Murphy for the Suffolk County Register of Deeds seat that he won two years ago. Murphy, a former at-large Boston city councillor, bested Forde in a crowded field in the 2016 election... Read more
Boston Police said this week that they conducted a “thorough investigation” into reports of alleged threats made by a student at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester in recent week— and have “found no evidence that the threat was credible.”... Read more
Elizabeth Meca of Dorchester remembers one of the points when she realized a unique educational opportunity was helping her four-year-old daughter, Olivia. “She goes, ‘You have an A in your name just like I do,” Meca said. Olivia grew her literacy skills... Read more

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