Candidates running for the Second Suffolk Senate seat, along with other local races on the ballot this fall, faced off inside Nubian Square’s Hibernian Hall last week, as hundreds packed the venue to get an up-close look at the contenders. The major... Read more
Mayor Michelle Wu this week kicked the city’s multibillion dollar budget back to the City Council in the latest volley over how to spend money from the federal government and Boston taxpayers. A citywide ballot question approved by voters last year... Read more
With the nation gripped in a partisan divide, a coalition that includes Dorchester's Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is launching a series of Oxford-style debates, starting with a one-hour engagement on June 13 featuring... Read more
Two candidates hoping to win election this fall as the next state representative in the Fifth Suffolk House district earned endorsements this week. On Sunday, Ward 15 Democrats endorsed Danielson “Donny” Tavares, the city of Boston’s chief diversity... Read more
Arthur Jemison will become director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency on May 23, as the agency’s board of directors voted him into the post during its May meeting. Jemison – a former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development official... Read more
Activists who object to the proposed Dorchester Bay City project on Columbia Point delivered a petition to Mayor Michelle Wu’s office on Tuesday that asks for a six-month slowdown in the development’s review. The online petition, circulated by the group... Read more
On Tuesday this week, Mayor Wu came to the Mass Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) headquarters on Dorchester Avenue to highlight a key plank of her larger spending plan: $106 million to support homeownership and affordable housing. Wu plans to commit $... Read more
Annissa Essaibi George, the former city councillor at-large who ran for mayor in 2021, is back in the classroom. Essaibi George, who spent 13 years teaching at East Boston High School before she joined the City Council, is substitute teaching around the... Read more
A Milton senator wants legislators to wield their oversight authority and examine delays in upgrades to the MBTA's Mattapan Line. Sen. Walter Timilty has asked the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight to conduct an oversight investigation about... Read more
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Thursday that her administration would be partnering with the City Council to hold four public listening sessions through the end of February to gather feedback as she prepares her first city budget, a reversal in the... Read more


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