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Largely citing traffic and density concerns, Port Norfolk residents and neighbors reacted skeptically last week to the latest plans for a site on the peninsula along the Neponset River and Pine Neck Creek where City Point Capital is proposing a three-... Read more
A Dorchester Avenue staple of almost a decade, the Dot2Dot Cafe will close its doors on Fri, Aug. 18. Owner Karen Henry-Garrett thanked the community and friends in a heartfelt farewell Facebook post Monday, adding, “I am taking this opportunity to slow... Read more
Labor officials this week will mourn Kathleen Kelley, who was president of the Boston Teachers Union and the longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers chapter in Massachusetts. Kelley died Sunday at the age of 72. There will be a wake... Read more
At a groundbreaking ceremony at Mattapan’s Olmsted Green development site on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $72 million in state funding for 25 housing projects across the Bay State, eight of them in Boston. In addition to Olmsted Green, another... Read more
The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board has approved a commuter rail extension pilot that will run daily trains to Foxborough starting in the spring of 2019, though Boston transit advocates say T officials never made a strong case for the program... Read more
Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, set Americans on edge over the weekend as officials in Boston cast a wary eye on a rally planned for Boston Common this Saturday. In a letter Monday, anti-racism groups called upon Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to develop... Read more
The shooting deaths of two men in Dorchester Wednesday night brings the number of homicides in Boston to 31 so far this year, up from 23 at the same time last year. The Boston Police Department says shootings are up about by about 25 percent over 2016.... Read more
The development team for a sprawling $57 million mixed-use project in Mattapan Square submitted a Letter of Intent to the city’s planning agency on Thursday. A residential, commercial, and retail project is planned for the the underutilized 2.57-acre... Read more
Two men were killed Wednesday night in an apparent shooting incident near the corner of Eastman and Elder streets near Edward Everett Square. The victims were found in a car engulfed in flames just before 10:30 p.m., according to Boston Police, who say... Read more
Now that the Boston Globe has moved its offices downtown and its printing presses to Taunton, its old 16-acre headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard sits nearly empty, although the New York Times is still being printed there and delivery trucks are still... Read more
Five new zones, two in Dorchester, have been selected to take part in the city’s Neighborhood Slow Streets program, an initiative that homes in on multi-block sections of the city and proposes traffic calming and mitigation efforts customized to the areas... Read more
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other city and state officials gathered Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of The Boston Home’s new accessible supportive housing complex, Harmon Apartments. The $15.4 million mixed-income apartment building... Read more
Demolition work on the sixth floor of the fire-damaged Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue continues this week. Work crews used a pair of cranes to begin hauling debris and machinery from the roof and the sixth floor last week, resulting in lane... Read more
Kiera Fair, the founder and leader of Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) Girl Up, accepted the award for 2016-2017 Club of the Year at Girl Up’s Annual Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last month. The Girl Up Club of the Year Award recognizes... Read more
The mixed-use Dot Block project is not undergoing a major overhaul, but with new investor Gerald Chan involved, the development team is fine tuning materials and minor design details with a “fresh set of eyes” as they pursue a permit to demolish the... Read more
A proposal for a five-story, mixed-used building to replace an auto body shop on Hancock Street will get a public airing at a Boston Planning and Development Agency meeting next week. The development at 233 Hancock St. is being undertaken by ARX Urban, a... Read more
Janelle Woods-McNish, a former Mrs. Massachusetts and the current Mrs. North America Universe, will travel to Durban, South Africa, next month to seek the international Mrs. Universe crown in a beauty queen competition featuring 84 married women from 80... Read more
Boston is exceeding its housing goals, bolstered by new concentrations of affordable middle-income stock in some of its least affordable neighborhoods, according to two recent city reviews. While slower, progress is substantial outside of the city core,... Read more
A groundbreaking ceremony for a new waterfront park named for Martin Richard will be held next to Fort Point Channel at 64 Sleeper St., Boston on Wed., Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. Mayor Martin Walsh, Governor Baker and Richard family will be on hand for the event,... Read more
An Attleboro man, charged with drugged and drunk driving when he struck 12-year-old girl on a crosswalk, was set to come back to court on Thursday for a dangerousness hearing, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Richard M. Higgins... Read more

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