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Boston Democrat Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will succeed outgoing Rep. Brian Dempsey as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a pivotal fiscal affairs and policymaking post in state government.

The state representative from Jamaica Plain... Read more

Could passenger ferry service work along Dorchester’s waterfront? Photo courtesy Boston Harbor Now

With its 180 miles of shoreline, Boston Harbor boasts a vibrant waterfront community, one that the group Boston Harbor Now believes could benefit from new and increased passenger ferry service. The non-profit announced a partnership with the consulting... Read more

District 4 City Councillor Andrea Campbell’s election in 2015 brought new eyes to a seat held for the past 32 years by Charles Yancey. Now running unopposed for a second term, Campbell said her first was about “building trust” with her new community.... Read more

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and city Councillor Tito Jackson will participate in hour-long conversations later this month before a live audience at UMass Boston. The conversations will be broadcast live on WBUR radio, 90.9 FM, and live-streamed online by... Read more

Challenger slams Walsh on displacement, education funds

District 7 City Councillor Tito Jackson, who grew up in Grove Hall and still lives there, faces a steep, uphill climb in this year’s race for mayor, a fact underscored by... Read more

Mary Franklin, a Boston mayoral hopeful who did not secure the 3,000 verified signatures required to make the citywide ballot, alleged this week that two candidates who did clear the hurdle to join the race used misleading tactics to ensure their... Read more

Enhancements to Franklin Park, the redesign of Columbia Road as an active green corridor and the completion of the Emerald Necklace are part of the Imagine Boston 2030 final draft plan for Boston’s largest park. Last Thursday (June 8), members of the... Read more

Construction is plugging along on the 1,085-bed residence halls at UMass Boston, university officials told a small gathering of community members at the Campus Center last Saturday morning. The two buildings at the “gateway” to the Columbia Point... Read more

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