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Nonprofit City Life/Vida Urbana last Wednesday turned out dozens of protesters calling for legislative action to prevent an expected tidal wave of evictions. The advocacy organization maintains that relief programs, such as the state Residential... Read more
Free concerts and movie nights, yoga and fitness classes, circus performances, and wheelchairs to help those with disabilities access beaches are all getting a boost as part of a $300,000 grant program Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Department of... Read more
To the Editor: We should make permanent several of the highly successful election protection measures introduced during the pandemic, including expansions to vote-by-mail and early in-person voting. While these measures are necessary, they won’t be... Read more
Last fall, the Boston School Committee was preparing to vote for a new policy that for the first time would give fairer access to students of color seeking to get into the city’s three exam schools. For a generation, Blacks and Latinos have seen few seats... Read more
To the Editor: Protecting mature trees should be a norm in the city’s policies, practices, and mentality. Unfortunately, it is not. It is a constant battle. Citizens try to stay aware and be vocal about saving trees, but for many trees, it is often too... Read more
Little Leaguers from several Boston neighborhoods stepped up to the plate at Garvey Park in Neponset on June 6 for this year’s much-anticipated Opening Day for the Martin Richard Challenger baseball division, a star-studded tradition where no one strikes... Read more
Property tax exemptions for non-profit organizations, a group that includes small charity groups but also big institutions like colleges, insurers, and hospitals, have long been a point of contention in some circles, and on Monday Boston Acting Mayor Kim... Read more
This coming Saturday, Boston will celebrate the first-ever official Juneteenth holiday here, though it has been observed for a long time in Texas as an occasion of unity and reconnection on the anniversary of the day slaves in Galveston found out they... Read more
Artists and community advocates are continuing to sound the alarm about the situation at their Uphams Corner-based workspace Humphreys Street Studios, the fate of which is hanging in the balance after the property’s owners agreed to an offer from an... Read more
The looming existential climate threat to Greater Boston was the main topic of discussion Tuesday morning on a boat tour organized by a coalition that is calling on state and local leaders to take urgent action in creating a regional “layered defense”... Read more
On Wednesday, 12-year-old Journey Johnson stepped onto the train platform at Blue Hill Ave. station with a freshly stamped vaccine card in hand and big plans to celebrate the start of an immunized summer vacation: Coffee ice-cream, she said, her “absolute... Read more
A recent poll on the Boston mayor’s race offers another snapshot of the six-way contest. The poll — conducted for a new coalition that includes a construction union, a developer and a real estate investment and development firm— shows 31 percent putting... Read more
For five Massachusetts adults and another five Bay State adolescents, the COVID-19 vaccine will prove to be an extra lucky shot. The Baker administration will partner with Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and the Massachusetts Lottery to launch a "VaxMillions"... Read more
To the Editor: As a parent at the Lee Academy Pilot School on Dunbar Avenue, I’ve been very happy with my daughters’ educations, but utterly shocked by the condition of Boston Public School buildings. As detailed in the BuildBPS report, the vast... Read more
Gintautas Dumcius, who began his career as a journalist at the Dorchester Reporter while a student at UMass Boston, returned to his roots this week: He is now the managing editor of the newspaper and its website. A Quincy native, Dumcius served as the... Read more
The developer behind a proposal to overhaul 1.3 acres and add three new buildings behind Dorchester’s South Bay shopping area has pulled back on building heights and housing density. The project’s total number of planned residential units now stands at... Read more
Inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, “Tiny DAP Concerts,” an intimate, virtual showcase, will highlight Greater Boston artists who are rising in the ranks in New England Hip Hop as it makes its debut this week through the Dorchester Art Project. Season... Read more
Dorchester Art Project will host a “Healing Through the Arts” event at Ripley Playground in Four Corners this Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include a live mural project celebrating the life of artist Dwayne Corey Ross, aka Xerox... Read more
“The car is no longer king in Boston,” the late Mayor Thomas Menino said a decade ago. Given the pre-pandemic studies showing that the region’s clogged roadways are among the worst in the country, the car seems to have done okay since that pronouncement.... Read more
A two-alarm fire at a two-family home at 61 Shepton St., left, on Monday night caused an estimated $275,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the scene just after 11:15 p.m. for a report of a “fire in the... Read more

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