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Six announced candidates for mayor of Boston mainly found accord as they discussed a range of immigration issues during a virtual forum hosted by the Brazilian Workers Center and SEIU Local 32BJ last Thursday. This was the second of six forums planned by... Read more
The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation has begun a two-phase rehabilitation of the iconic Pierce Building on Columbia Road, part of the ongoing a plan to revitalize Uphams Corner as an arts and innovation district.  The first phase, including... Read more
Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White filed a lawsuit last Friday saying that Acting Mayor Kim Janey is illegally trying to fire him for decades-old domestic violence allegations. The suit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, came as the city released the... Read more
Developers set sights on August The Indigo Block, a linchpin re-development project along the Fairmount Line in Uphams Corner, will be completed this summer, according to the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, which has been leading the... Read more
Never mind Aug. 1. The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend — May 29 — is the new target date for the end of nearly all remaining Covid-19 restrictions in Massachusetts. By that date, which is more than two months ahead of the schedule announced less than... Read more
Former State Rep. Marie St. Fleur is set to formally endorse Andrea Campbell’s candidacy for Mayor on Tuesday afternoon. “Andrea Campbell is exactly the kind of leader Boston needs right now,” St. Fleur said in a statement. “She is informed by the painful... Read more
By May 29, more than two months ahead of the schedule previously announced, Massachusetts intends to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions and the state of emergency that's been in place since March 10, 2020 will be lifted June 15, Gov. Charlie Baker... Read more
A federal judge last week sentenced Eric Tran Thai, 39, to 12 years in federal prison and 5 years of probation for his guilty plea to charges of two counts of possession of child pornography. Thai admitted in January that he somehow managed to get into... Read more
Former Boston Police Commissioner endorses Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor By Mia McCarthy, Correspondent Former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed at-Large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor during an event in Mattapan on... Read more
Former City of Boston Cabinet member Dr. Karilyn Crockett has joined the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as a research and program consultant. In her new role, Crockett will be tasked with expanding the business organization’s work to address wealth... Read more
MBTA ridership saw “significant rising action” in March and April, though overall it remains at only a fraction of pre-pandemic levels, according to T General Manager Steve Poftak. During the week of April 30, 2021, the agency transported about 45... Read more
With fare evasion decriminalized under a law Gov. Baker signed in January, MBTA staff on Monday proposed ending the practice of marking driver’s licenses for non-renewal if a resident failed to pay a fare evasion citation. Transit justice advocates have... Read more
Offering all MBTA bus trips free of fares could carry a price tag of hundreds of millions of dollars, driven by both increased operating costs and foregone revenue, T officials said on Monday. As the transit agency weighs new low-income fare options and... Read more
Born and adopted in California, Joan Strauss decided after her birth mother’s death from Covid-19 last year that she would seek access to her sealed birth records. Strauss, now an East Brookfield resident, is an author and filmmaker who through that work... Read more
Covid-19 vaccine-seekers in Massachusetts are now able to get their shots at six of the state’s mass vaccination sites without first booking an appointment. Last week, Gov. Baker said that the six sites — at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and Reggie... Read more
The first “major assignment” for the state’s new policing accountability commission is certifying current law enforcement officials before the end of the calendar year, Gov. Baker said on Monday. “The commission itself was appointed about two weeks ago.... Read more
After being shut out of sports arenas for a year, Boston sports fans are shelling out huge sums to watch the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics play in person. Pent-up demand and limited supply are driving ticket prices to record highs, even with capacity... Read more
Minnesota’s Democratic governor, Tim Walz, got his COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year alongside his predecessor, Republican Tim Pawlenty. For those looking for a reason to get the shot, Walz told President Joe Biden that he hoped that moment offered one... Read more
With Democrats clinging to a slim majority in Congress, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley said the next recovery package should be big and inclusive of everything from roads and bridges to housing, childcare, and paid family leave, warning Democrats against... Read more
One of my rediscovered pleasures following vaccination is going into bookstores. A few weeks ago, I picked up Patrick Radden Keefe’s book “Say Nothing,” which is about “the Troubles,” the longtime conflict that turned violent in Northern Ireland in the... Read more


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