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William Gross, the former Boston police commissioner backing Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign with an endorsement and his own super PAC, took to television in the days leading up to the September preliminary. Looking at the camera and wearing a... Read more
District 4 Council candidate Evandro Carvalho hosted a campaign stop at the heart of Four Corners on Wednesday morning (Oct. 20), unveiling the new endorsement of State Rep. Nika Elugardo - whose district overlaps with part of District 4. Rep. Elugardo... Read more
The fine details are still being worked out, but the Baker administration expects there will be about 700 locations across the state where kids as young as 5 will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if federal agencies approve the expansion of... Read more
There’s nothing new about police cars and ambulances zooming to Virginia Street. Neighbors say first responders frequent this Uphams Corner side street on a weekly basis, responding to emergencies and disturbances, often related to incidents at one or... Read more
The eight candidates vying for one of four at-large spots on Boston’s city council are chasing votes across the neighborhoods this week ahead of the Nov. 2 general election. With early voting kicking off this weekend, the race is widely seen as a contest... Read more
To the Editor: It’s only prudent to question government spending, especially when multi-trillion-dollar programs are being pushed at a time when debt has quickly skyrocketed to unprecedented levels and threatens the foundation of America’s economy.... Read more
Let’s face it, though we may not want to admit it: 2020 was the year of the rat in most city neighborhoods and, regrettably, that includes the west of Washington Street. It’s the first time that I can recall in two decades of recollections that rats were... Read more
The super PAC chaired by former Boston police commissioner William Gross is ramping up its efforts to support mayoral contender Annissa Essaibi George while blasting her rival for the job, Michelle Wu. Details on the spending behind the new advertisements... Read more
The excitement around a new plan to build multiple stand-alone community centers throughout Dorchester over the next 10 years was tamped down somewhat when some of the loudest advocates from Grove Hall were told in a meeting on Monday that their long-time... Read more
Boston voters overwhelmingly support the idea of switching from an appointed to an elected school board, according to a Mass Inc Polling Group survey of more than 500 likely voters for WBUR, the Dorchester Reporter, and The Boston Foundation. The poll... Read more
Have you met anyone recently who had smallpox? No, you didn’t, thanks to the vaccines that wiped out that disease across the planet. Yet, given the current fracas over Covid vaccines, you’d think they are new, untested medicines. They’re not. Smallpox... Read more
We are now less than two weeks out from the municipal general election in the city of Boston. And the polls— including one commissioned by the Reporter, WBUR, and The Boston Foundation— clearly suggest that the contest for mayor isn’t really much of a... Read more
Tents and temporary shelters will be banned in Boston and the city will partner with state officials to stand up a new centralized command structure tasked with responding to a worsening addiction and homelessness crisis, officials said Tuesday. After... Read more
Early voting for the Nov. 2 election, which will feature mayoral and City Council candidates on the ballot, starts this Saturday (Oct. 23), and runs through Fri., Oct. 29. Any registered voter in Boston can cast a vote at any early voting location in that... Read more
With two independent polls showing her down by a 30-point margin, Annissa Essaibi George on Tuesday went on the offensive against mayoral rival Michelle Wu, as the two sparred over personal real estate dealings, education and fare-free public transit in... Read more
Lawmakers in charge of redrawing political boundaries across the state on Tuesday dropped a plan to break up a section of Dorchester in the Senate. The move came after local groups raised the possibility of legal action and labor unions with a heavy... Read more
With the election two weeks away, pollsters say new survey results show Michelle Wu possesses a "landslide lead" over Boston mayoral contender Annissa Essaibi George, although likely voters who watched their last debate were roughly split over who won... Read more
Jim Lyons Mass GOP
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, the state’s top Republican, on Friday took aim at state GOP chair Jim Lyons over his support for a Boston City Council at-large candidate who posted anti-Asian comments on social media. Baker said Lyons should resign from... Read more
Massachusetts GOP officials spent thousands of dollars to help a Boston City Council at-large candidate who has taken to social media with anti-Asian posts, falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen, and lashed out about vaccine requirements. Donnie... Read more
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Some of the Massachusetts lawmakers tasked with redrawing the state’s political boundaries are said to be considering the breakup of a Dorchester ward. The possibility has one local official threatening to launch a legal challenge to stop such a move... Read more

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