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Discussions will continue between the Lower Mills Civic Association and developers proposing 57 condominiums and two ground floor retail spaces for a stretch of Washington Street now occupied by the former Molloy Funeral parlor. At a full meeting, around... Read more
Talk of budgeting, boosting student retention, and finding the best use for the former Bayside Expo Center site dominated a UMass Boston town hall on Monday at the Dorchester campus. With the back of the Lipke Auditorium filled with people holding signs... Read more
After a 24-year-old woman on Monday became the eighth person killed by gun violence in less than two weeks in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh this week blasted the state's gun laws for "getting kind of soft," and suggested he would look to Beacon Hill to get... Read more
McCormack School in Columbia Point would close under proposal On Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee will discuss the controversial second phase of BuildBPS, a proposal that includes plans to close Dorchester’s John W. McCormack Middle School by... Read more
The McCormack Middle School in Dorchester is among the Boston Public Schools that will close in 2020 under a plan that will be discussed at the Boston School Committee meeting on Wed., Oct. 17. Parents and educators were notified of the plan in a letter... Read more
A new 2.1-mile transmission line would bring more reliable power to a stretch of Dorchester and South Boston poised for a development surge in the coming years, Eversource officials said last week. The company is planning to run a line between substations... Read more
In his 2018 speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce this morning, Mayor Martin Walsh cast a wary eye toward the future, focusing the bulk of his remarks on the looming threat of climate change. Laying out resiliency plans for each of Boston’s waterfront... Read more
In his 2018 speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce this morning, Mayor Martin Walsh cast a wary eye toward the future, focusing the bulk of his remarks on the looming threat of climate change. Laying out resiliency plans for each of Boston’s waterfront... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation invites the community to participate in a three-hour family-friendly service event on Sunday, Oct. 21 at IBEW Local 103 hall on Freeport Street. The Autumn Service Day will include hands-on service activities, food, and live... Read more
A 24 year-old woman was shot to death in a car last night near Charles and Ditson streets in Fields Corner. Boston Police say they responded to the scene outside of 47 Charles St. just after 9:30 p.m. The woman, who has not yet been named, was pronounced... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man in his 30s was shot at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, making him the seventh murder victim in Boston over the past week...
Fire at 73 Wildwood St. in Mattapan
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 74 Wildwood St. in Mattapan early Sunday morning displaced 17 residents and sent one to the hospital with a mild burn. Firefighters responded at 4:23 a.m., the department says. The department... Read more
A 19 year-old man was shot to death near Fields Corner overnight, according to Boston Police. The victim, who has not yet been named, was found outside 12 Vinson St. just after 2 a.m. Police responded to the scene after a ShotSpotter activation and found... Read more
More than a year and a half after convening a group of black community leaders to advise his administration, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he was prepared to put $10 million behind new skill building programs and educational initiatives... Read more
After fielding dozens of safety complaints filed in recent weeks by locked out National Grid workers, state officials on Monday announced that a natural gas pressurization incident in Woburn had spurred them to impose a moratorium on all non-emergency and... Read more
The day after releasing a study that estimated the costs of a nurse staffing ballot question at up to $949 million, the Health Policy Commission on Thursday offered new information on how those expenses would break down. The commission’s analysis pegged... Read more
This article was first published on the website of WBUR 90.0FM, Boston's NPR News Station on Oct. 5. Listen to it here. CAGUAS, Puerto Rico –When he gets a text message from Alex Cora, Joseamid Rodriguez is all goosebumps. He pulls out his phone to show a... Read more
This Wednesday, Alicia Zipp and Sonya Joyner will take the stage at Winthrop’s School of the Performing Arts for their roles as golf gods in Ralph Tufo’s production, “I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good.” The musical, which runs from Oct. 10 to Oct. 21, follows... Read more
A couple who have spent decades helping Boston kids stay safe and achieve their dreams; a Catholic priest who ministers to the city’s most vulnerable; and a pioneering physician with roots in Dublin will be the honorees at this month’s Boston Irish Honors... Read more
A Dorchester-based nonprofit is poised to make a leap to the national stage after winning a $72,000 grant last month at the WeWork Creator Awards in Nashville, TN. Found in Translation, which helps homeless and low-income immigrant women unlock their... Read more

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