There will be no legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts on July 1. And though regulators expect to approve business licenses next week, there can be no legal retail sales until an independent testing laboratory applies and is licensed by... Read more
Amid national debate over enforcement of illegal immigration laws, Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley on Monday called for the defunding of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, and a path to citizenship for all... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) this week recommended that six projects in Dorchester be among the 35 projects set to be included in the upcoming first round of funding through the Community Preservation Act (... Read more
While Boston is seeing a decrease in commercial vacancies, city councillors worry progress is not moving quickly enough to energize potentially vital storefronts across the city. And, rhyming with other inequities across Boston, most disused, vacant,... Read more
Advocates urged elected officials to commit to build at least 1,000 new units of affordable housing within the city of Boston over the next five years, with a ticket price of about $40 million annually, during a packed Tuesday evening event in... Read more
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will launch new planning initiatives in Mattapan and Newmarket to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements and to support long-term equitable growth and sustainability. Mayor Martin J.... Read more
Chancellor finalists withdraw in wake of faculty attack on process; search on hold; trustee rues “calumny” on the candidates
The search for a new leader for the UMass Boston campus in Dorchester came to an abrupt and... Read more
An oversight hearing held Wednesday to examine the deal between University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Ida College also highlighted broader tensions between different regions of the state and within the UMass system.
UMass Amherst is... Read more
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, facing a primary challenge from Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, is hosting a town hall forum in Roxbury on Saturday with civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
A black civil rights activist who protested... Read more