Superintendent Carol Johnson is delaying a vote on plans to close schools, giving parents opposed to the closures a month to regroup. Dorchester schools on the chopping block include Roger Clap Elementary and the East Zone Early Learning Center. School... Read more
Dorchester’s spiritual community has borne firsthand witness to the community’s history, which stretches back nearly four centuries. It was members of a church community, the First Parish Church, that founded this city within a city. After decades of... Read more
Boston's coffers ended fiscal year 2010 with a $9.1 million surplus, a fiscal watchdog group reports.
The Boston Municipal Research Bureau said Monday that the $9.1 million represents represents 0.4 percent of that fiscal year's $2.3 billion in... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound at 970 Blue Hill Ave. by Franklin Field around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.
He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.... Read more
The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to pass Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2011. Councillors also voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition – which requires approval from the mayor, the governor and the state... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man found with a gunshot wound around 7 p.m. on Sunday at 20 Irma St. was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center not long after.
Police said he was 22 and black, but declined further identification.... Read more
Local lawmakers are calling on state transportation officials to pull back on the proposal for an express busway along Blue Hill Ave. for which the state is seeking a $140 million federal stimulus grant.
The request from lawmakers comes after... Read more
Boston Police and two city councilors today opposed a request by Tasty Caribbean, 388 Blue Hill Ave. to extend its closing hours from midnight to 2 a.m.
Det. John Danilecki of District B-2 told the Boston Licensing Board that the... Read more
The community discussion over whether the stateâ€™s Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) should seek federal dollars to establish an express bus route along Blue Hill Avenue is now in its fifth month.
It was last May 4 that... Read more
The community was startled three months ago when the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works (EOTPW) revealed plans to use federal stimulus funds to build an express bus lane along Blue Hill Ave. The proposal seemed to come out of the blue... Read more