University of Massachusetts-Boston faculty members and union representatives on Wednesday urged a UMass Board of Trustees committee to help the Boston campus manage a budget deficit they said is threatening the campus's urban mission. Facing a roughly $26... Read more
Despite a strong economy and booming population growth, high costs of living and low rates of housing production in Greater Boston are disproportionately impacting those already living in poverty, according to a Boston Foundation report released Tuesday... Read more
Alonzo Foster This week I joined thousands of fast-food, airport, home care, and other underpaid workers in a day of action to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to join together on the job. This was my first strike. I never thought that I... Read more
With a renewed focus on expanding and developing historically underserved areas of Boston while also identifying zones for increased commercial growth, the mayor’s administration last week rolled out a draft report for its Imagine Boston 2030 plan. The... Read more
Washington Street food oasis: The Daily Table in Codman Square is making good on its mission to make delicious and healthy food available to nearby residents. Photo by Samara Vise for Daily Table In the aisles of a nearby supermarket chain store, I... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board last Thursday gave its greenlight to three Dorchester projects, paving the way for new senior housing, residences for the formerly homeless, and a car dealership near South Bay Mall. Pine Street Inn’... Read more
A key commercial building at the southern entrance to Adams Village has been sold to a new owner for $3.2 million. The two-story corner structure at 512 Gallivan Blvd. remains the village’s most prominent— and problematic— property and its sale could... Read more
The imprisonment rate of residents of Boston’s communities of color – areas of Dorchester and Roxbury – are consistently double and triple the city average, according to a recently released Boston Foundation report titled “The Geography of Incarceration... Read more
Sonny’s ­– the longtime Adams Corner watering hole that closed abruptly after its sale last month— will be transformed into a new bar and dining spot with a “downtown feel and neighborhood prices,” says David Arrowsmith, one of the two partners who... Read more
The Bay State on Nov. 8 joined three other states in legalizing marijuana, bringing the national total to eight and becoming the first state on the eastern seaboard to legalize recreational marijuana. Legislative finagling may stop pot shops or cannabis... Read more


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