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More than 15 percent of Massachusetts high school students identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a new state report that recommends steps policymakers can take to... Read more
Not long ago, Boston Mayor Walsh addressed a meeting of housing advocates in Dorchester.  Recognizing the precarious situation of many Dorchester renters but citing the limited options available to him to address the crisis, the mayor complained that his... Read more
Two years ago, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) partnered with Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) to offer critical repairs at no cost to selected lower-income homeowners in and around Codman Square as part of a larger effort... Read more
Adam Lewis will join Boston College High School as its next principal beginning on July 1, the school announced last Friday. Lewis, a native of Australia who currently serves as principal of Loyola School in Manhattan, will succeed Steve Hughes, a... Read more
Peggy Davis-Mullen, a lawyer with extensive experience in political life as a member of both the Boston City Council and the old elected Boston School Committee who holds degrees from Boston College, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and, the New... Read more
ArtWeek, the annual creative festival presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, has announced its largest lineup ever this year. It will feature nearly 600 events over 10 days in 125 towns and neighborhoods across the... Read more
Last Friday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the Parks and Recreation Department has begun developing a new master plan for Franklin Park. Once the plan has been completed and approved, the department will implement a series of widescale improvements... Read more
The Baker administration served notice Friday that $11 million of the $30 million in newly allocated state home heating aid will be delivered and the news is not going over well. Describing himself as “quite upset,” Action for Boston Community Development... Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award, the JFK Library and Museum announced Sunday. Pelosi is being honored for her leadership in winning approval of the Affordable Care Act and restoring the Democratic... Read more
Boston Police arresting a Mattapan man on Monday in connection with a breakout of gunfire on Saturday afternoon that left Eleanor Maloney, a 74-year-old grandmother, dead at the scene on Mattapan Street. Police say she was an innocent bystander who had... Read more
The parade of renovations, revitalizations, and redesigns at the city’s libraries continued this week, with the idea of a mixed-use new library for Fields Corner given a positive reception at a public meeting of some 40 attendees on Monday night at the... Read more
As the sun pierced through the murky sky and began to dry up the dampened Seaport dock last Saturday morning, Dorchester natives Dianne Lescinskas, Kristine Hoag, and Patrick Doherty, the “MR8” logo on their clothing and caps, were off and running. With... Read more
Commuter rail service on Fairmount Line, which was replaced by shuttle bus service today due to an incident last night, has been fully restored this afternoon. A spokesperson for Keolis Commuter Services, the company operating and maintaining the... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh rolled out his $3.48 billion proposed budget this morning, highlighting investment areas that would boost early childhood education, affordable housing, climate preparedness, recovery services, public safety, and economic opportunity.... Read more
After being dragged into the days-long spat between Gov. Charlie Baker and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday that it's up to Rollins who to prosecute in her county and she looks forward to talking with... Read more
About $20.6 million in city operating funds would be dedicated to boosting housing and homelessness-prevention services under Mayor Walsh’s new budget, a jump of more than 44 percent over last year that stems in large part from a new hotel and short-term... Read more
A citywide parking fee hike is on the table in Mayor Martin Walsh’s new budget plan, which would bring the toll up to at least $2 an hour on the average block and topping out at $3.75 in the city’s highest demand areas. The $5 million that the city hopes... Read more
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The owners of a Fields Corner cafe have filed plans with the city for a building with 14 studio apartments they say would rent for between $650 and $850 a month - heat and hot water included. In a filing with the BPDA, Vivian and Elisa Girard, owners of... Read more
A $1.8 million state grant will help fund a much-anticipated plan to convert a parking lot at Mattapan Station into a mix of affordable housing and retail space. Officials, led by Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered in a tent on the site... Read more
Earlier suspect jailed, released; family asks why no apology (Updated— Wed., April 10, 1:40 p.m.) — A 26-year-old Dorchester man was charged on Tuesday with killing Codman Square gas station worker Jose Williams during an armed robbery last October. The... Read more

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