This week’s lead story about an apparently aborted City Hall proposal to build a Public Works yard on a key parcel next to the Uphams Corner commuter rail stop sparked a whole lot of outrage from readers and residents when the Reporter broke the news... Read more
City Legends Barbershop: Michael Smith owns the newly-opened shop in Lower Mills. Photo by Brianna MacgregorMichael Smith, a local barber formerly working in Neponset, has come a long way from cutting his friends’ hair in a makeshift basement barber shop... Read more
The 6.25 percent sales tax will be temporarily suspended the weekend of Aug. 10 and 11, under a bill that sailed through the Legislature Wednesday and only requires the governor's signature to become law. Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday he expects to sign... Read more
Construction work wrapped up at Newmarket station last month: Not enough locals, minorities or women on the job, says one watchdog. Photo by Bill ForryThe good news: After years of community advocacy, planning, and pushing, Dorchester neighborhoods now... Read more
Looking to catch a mayoral candidate in action? A list of forums and debates taking place over the next two months, as the city edges closer towards the Sept. 24 preliminary, is available after the jump. The list is a work-in-progress: times and dates are... Read more
A spokesperson for Mayor Tom Menino today said that the mayor believes that a key city-owned parcel along the Fairmount Line in Uphams Corner should be redeveloped as a "transit oriented development"— a strong indication that the city will put the brakes... Read more
A newly-minted city of Boston plan to store street poles and bucket trucks on a three-acre property near Uphams Corner is coming under fire from some stakeholders, who say that the city-owned site next to the Fairmount commuter rail line should be used... Read more
Parking lot will be overhauled as part of project Boston Sports Club has agreed in principle to a ten-year lease agreement that will make the health and fitness chain the main tenant in a prominent Adams Corner building. The fitness center will take over... Read more
Dorchester native Gina McCarthy will head up the federal agency charged with developing and enforcing environmental regulations. McCarthy had been one of the nominees tied up in the Senate, a logjam that was broken when Democratic leaders reportedly... Read more
A pharmacy chain store in Lower Mills may seek to add beer, wine and liquor to its existing inventory of diapers, hair gel and band-aids— a proposition that is already getting some push-back from civic leaders. Lawyers representing the Rite-AID at 90... Read more


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