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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

It’s time to bring back Dr. J. Keith Motley as the chancellor of UMass Boston.

The turmoil that is swirling around UMass Boston’s... 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

As tensions escalated this week between members of the UMass Boston community and the UMass president’s office, elected officials touring the Columbia Point campus made it clear that they plan to weigh in heavily on how its land will be used and its... Read more

Updated May 15, 2:46 p.m.: The search for a new chancellor at UMass Boston has been narrowed to three candidates, with UMass President Marty Meehan expected to recommend one of the names to the university system’s board of trustees in the near future... Read more

Nick Collins, state Senator-elect for the First Suffolk District, was sworn in at noon Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker and will join the legislative body just in time for continued budget discussions and the upcoming hearing on... Read more

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