In a way, Boston is the place where Martin Luther King Jr. accelerated his life’s work as a civil rights leader. The charismatic leader moved to the city in 1951 to study for his doctorate in systematic theology at Boston University, and it was in Boston... Read more
As national suicide prevention month nears the end of its second week, Boston City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George on Wednesday called for an examination on the effectiveness of mental health services in the area. Essaibi-George, who chairs the City... Read more
Today the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Dr. J. Keith Motley Chair of Sports Leadership & Administration, a chair that will head a new sports management B.A. program to be funded by a $5 million pledge from... Read more
A memorial Mass will be said for Clark Booth, a highly regarded television broadcaster in Boston for some four decades and a longtime sports columnist for the Dorchester Reporter, on Mon., Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresa of Avila parish church, 2078... Read more
A group of lay leaders are mounting what might be a last-ditch effort this fall to keep two Catholic churches open and active after a summer spent in weekly meetings and, for some, canvassing the neighborhood in an effort to fill more pews and increase... Read more
With recovery efforts still ongoing after gas explosions rocked the Merrimack Valley last Thursday in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, forcing thousands to evacuate, Boston politicians are looking to get an updated read on the city’s gas... Read more
On Monday, Boston election officials launched this year’s “Vote Early Boston” website, a resource that the city has offered its residents in years past to provide important information about Boston’s early voting initiative. During the early voting period... Read more
A one-year project to modernize a key underground sewer line will impact traffic on several streets in and around Lower Mills and Cedar Grove starting next spring. Officials from Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will brief neighbors about the... Read more
Twice in the past three weeks, the Supreme Judicial Court has overturned first-degree murder convictions for cases in Dorchester over what it said were errors by the trial judges in not pressing prosecutors to prove they were not trying to bar prospective... Read more
The project team for a mixed-use development at the site of a current Lutheran church at 500 Talbot Ave. has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, starting the official city review process. In documents submitted in early September... Read more
Boston City Councillor-at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George will kick off a series of town hall meetings later this month that will stretch across the city throughout the fall. The first will be held on Thurs., Sept. 25 at the Thelma D. Burns Building in... Read more
On any given day of the week, Althea Garrison goes to the Boston Public Library to socialize or do research. "I don't do computers, I don't do technology," she says, sitting in the courtyard. "So, I come here, basically, to look it up." Many politicians... Read more
As she wages a campaign to unseat Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, Rep. Keiko Orrall has asked that a House committee “assess” the planned move of the Lottery from Braintree to Dorchester’s Columbia Point and look into how the decision was reached. Said... Read more
Boston’s development boom - and its impact on longtime residents - are prompting calls for greater action by elected officials. City Councillor Kim Janey — who represents parts of Dorchester and Roxbury in District 7 — says she’s calling for more urgency... Read more
Nine Massachusetts hospitals already meet the staffing requirements proposed under Question 1 and would not incur extra costs if the proposal passes, according to an analysis by a Boston College professor that tallied the initiative’s annual cost at... Read more
Editor's Note: Read and listen to the original report at 909.FM WBUR. Opponents of Boston’s luxury housing boom are warning of another prospective danger beyond rising rents and the forcing out of longtime residents: Tax evasion and money laundering under... Read more
Courtney Sharpe has been named the Director of Cultural Planning in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture— a new position that Mayor Walsh called “a very important step in enhancing arts and culture in the City of Boston.” Sharpe comes to the role from... Read more
Boston City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George this week announced a series changes to her staff, including promoting Jessica Rodriguez to lead her all-female staff. Essaibi-George’s former chief of staff, Alana Olsen, stepped down from the position after... Read more
The long-awaited improvement project planned for the intersection of Morton Street and Gallivan Boulevard will be put out to bid this fall, according to state Department of Transportation officials who have been under increasing pressure from neighbors... Read more
This year’s 7th Congressional district race between incumbent Michael Capuano and challenger Ayanna Pressley saw the city’s labor unions divided over which candidate to support. Capuano earned endorsements from a wide array, including the city’s police... Read more


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