Raising the price of parking at a meter in Boston is an effective way to ease congestion and make finding a parking spot easier, but a city-run pilot program found that the results varied based on the pricing structure put into place. In 2017, the city... Read more
State Rep. Evandro Carvalho has decided not to seek re-election as he pursues the Suffolk County District Attorney post, leaving his Fifth Suffolk seat open and already the subject of early interest. Three Democrats have already pulled papers for the... Read more
Leonid Dabuzhsky, MD will join Carney Hospital’s emerging Center for Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, the Dorchester Avenue hospital announced this week. His addition will give Carney’s patients exclusive access to OMNIBotics, an advanced robotic-... Read more
Affordable housing projects in Dorchester and Mattapan will receive more than $15 million in funding from the city of Boston. The city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and the Neighborhood Housing Trust Fund will help subsidize seven new rental... Read more
UMass plans to sell or lease the 20 acre Bayside Exposition Center site— a transaction that could net a substantial sum needed to make costly repairs to the Dorchester campus. As the university and their representative begin soliciting offers, elected... Read more
57 Condos, two stores would replace three houses on Washington St. Tempers flared among the more than 50 residents who showed up to a public meeting on Monday night at Carney Hospital to discuss a proposed four-story condominium complex at 1120-1132... Read more
Dorchester resident Denise Burgess has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts after a six-month nationwide search. Burgess, a Boston native, starts the job on March 13. She will replace Patricia Parcellin, who... Read more
Ward caucuses offer first glimpse at Baker challengers As ward committees gather across the neighborhood to elect delegates for June’s state Democratic Convention in Worcester, the hyper-local forums have been frequented by candidates seeking statewide... Read more
The Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage... Read more
Navillus Terrace fire
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire Monday night at 11 Navillus Terrace displaced 15 residents and caused an estimated $150,000 in damge. Firefighters responded at 9:40 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Updated Tues. Feb. 27 at 2:00 p.m. -- The race for the Fist Suffolk District got a lot more streamlined on Monday, as state Rep. Evandro Carvalho announced he will no longer pursue the senate seat left vacant by former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry,... Read more
The much-debated question of who would take over the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, the South Boston tradition helmed for the past few years by former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, now has a twofold answer. US Congressman Stephen Lynch and City Councillor... Read more
The Mattapan High-Speed Trolleys woes continue to concern elected officials whose constituencies depend on the vintage line. State representatives Dan Cullinane and Bill Driscoll Jr. met with MBTA management two weeks ago for a briefing on recent delays... Read more
Work Inc. has helping people with disabilities enter the workforce for nearly 50 years. Now the Dorchester-based organization is using its expertise to help people from all walks of life plug into job opportunities through pop-up career counseling based... Read more
Six Boston Latin School students from Dorchester competed and did well in the Dual County League Indoor Track Championship on Sat., Feb. 10, at Roxbury Community College’s Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The athletes – Annie Jackson, Class of... Read more
A portion of the Red Line will remain shut down and passengers will be bused between the Broadway and JFK/UMass stations until the MBTA is able to discern what caused a train to derail and damage a section of the third rail Wednesday morning. The T said... Read more
A portion of the Red Line will remain shut down and passengers will be bused between the Broadway and JFK/UMass stations until the MBTA is able to discern what caused a train to derail and damage a section of the third rail Wednesday morning. The T said... Read more
A proposal to build a four-story condo complex at 1173 Adams St. in Lower Mills is on hold temporarily as city officials review the historic significance of the building now on the site. Some 50 people were on hand in St. Gregory’s gymnasium on Tuesday... Read more
Perennial candidate, in wings for council slot, is seeking the open local Senate seat With seemingly limitless optimism, Althea Garrison, the city’s 78-year-old perennial candidate, is in the running for two legislative seats this year. She is actively... Read more
Organizations representing Boston’s minority firefighters and police officers are calling for an investigation into hiring practices they say make it prohibitively difficult for veterans of color to join the city forces. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil... Read more


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