Activists who worked to legalize marijuana last year say the bill the House is expected to vote on Thursday to change the ballot law is an insult to the voters and will allow the illicit black market to thrive. The Marijuana Policy Committee meets at... Read more
The MBTA will discuss how they plan to use a stretch of track in South Boston to test-out new Red Line cars at a public meeting later this month. Testing of the new Red Line cars will begin in 2019, with 252 new cars set to replace the entire existing... Read more
Advocates concerned about a lack of diversity among civil servants in Boston will host a community forum focused on the city's police and fire departments on Tuesday, June 20.
The event is organized by the Boston Branch of the NAACP, the... Read more
Officials ceremonially broke ground on the Blue Hill Avenue commuter rail station on Monday, kicking off construction for the new Fairmount Line connection point that is expected to open in 2019.
Gathered on a drizzly morning, city and state... Read more
To catch a wave you have to be looking for it. The Massachusetts Democratic Party’s annual convention last weekend was one place to find some forward motion in our state’s political pond. The question is: What is causing the wave? An answer could be... Read more
Climate change, health care, and the future of the Democratic Party were on US Sen. Edward J. Markey’s mind when he held a town hall meeting at the downtown Paramount Theatre last Thursday. Some 200 people packed in to converse with the senator on... Read more
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle, and the Franklin Field community honored the late Juanda Drumgold, a longtime resident in the public housing development at a Tuesday ceremony. The Franklin Field Senior... Read more
Two Boston city councillors from Dorchester are calling for a hearing on the potential impacts of supervised injection sites in the city as the controversial idea gains mainstream attention in Massachusetts.
Councillors Annissa Essaibi-George... Read more
Shuttle buses to replace trains during off-peak times starting June 3
The Blue Hill Avenue station, now under construction, has been a long time coming. Mattapan residents held out for years waiting on the stop, the last of four... Read more
The Massachusetts Senate passed a $40.8 billion budget last week that emphasizes investments in local aid, education, health and human services, housing, and workforce development.
Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, who represents Dorchester, Mattapan,... Read more