The city of Boston is asking for a rigorous environmental review of a proposed casino at East Boston's Suffolk Downs, according to a letter to the East Boston community sent out earlier this week. The letter was dated March 20 and signed by Elizabeth... Read more
Attendees of a Wednesday night rally for City Councillor At-Large John Connolly’s mayoral bid were served a blistering critique of the Menino administration with a side of Bad Rabbits. About 400 people, some of them spilling out into the Omni Parker House... Read more
Residents will get a chance to weigh in on a multi-agency effort to improve the Quincy St. corridor. The public meeting, scheduled to go from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 20, is set for the Haynes Early Education Center on Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury.... Read more
President Obama on Monday nominated Gina McCarthy, a Dorchester native, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. McCarthy went to UMass Boston for a social anthropology degree, graduating in 1976. She later grabbed a master of science in environmental... Read more
The Rite Aid drug store at 540 Gallivan Blvd. will be closing in March, according to sources familiar with the chain’s plans. The 18,000 square foot store is housed in a three-story building that is also home to Supreme Liquors, College Hype and other... Read more
Sitting idle. Cruising empty. “Those are the killers,” said Arnold Julce, 55, a taxi driver. “To make money, you need to have paying passengers in the cab.” Julce has driven a cab in Boston for 24 years. So when he heard of an app that would let... Read more
The New York Times plans to sell its New England Media Group, including The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, according to a memo to company employees from New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and Mark Thompson, CEO of The New... Read more
Four years ago, young Dan McDonald decided he wanted to start a new business in his old hometown of Dorchester. Born on Pierce Avenue and baptized at St. Brendan church, the business school graduate of Boston College had spent four years after graduation... Read more
Hi-Fi Pizza seized, shut down by state tax officials on Tuesday, will re-open today. Photo by Bill Forry A spokesperson for the state's Dept. of Revenue says that a seizure order at Hi-Fi Pizza — imposed after a lunchtime raid on Tuesday— has been... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick is expected this week to sign a bill requiring the state to post on a quarterly basis the workforce diversity of contractors working on public projects. Supporters say the bill aims to hold contractors on state-funded construction... Read more


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