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Warning of significant mental health risks that veterans, first responders, and others face, advocates urged lawmakers last week to launch a commission tasked with improving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Two bills before the Joint... Read more
The ballots are set for the five city council races that merit a preliminary election in September, with 15 candidates competing for at-large and even more hopefuls across three busy district council races as the summer campaign season gets into full... Read more
Boston’s largest provider of domestic and dating-violence awareness efforts and support for survivors will soon relocate to a new space in Grove Hall. Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc., intends to buy and renovate the historic Rubina Ann Guscott building and an... Read more
JFK/UMass station sits at the joint of Dorchester and South Boston, with connected train branches and adjoining roadways stretching out like spokes on a wheel around it. The critical entryway into a stretch of Boston gearing up for a building boom is... Read more
Activists, physicians, and social workers urged lawmakers Tuesday to expand a state welfare program helping low-income parents, arguing existing cash grants are insufficient to meet growing costs and leave many children stuck in poverty. After helping... Read more
Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Trump said over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are... Read more
Old Pearl hot dog factory is now a busy incubator At 10 a.m. on a Monday morning, Commonwealth Kitchen’s Quincy Street complex is a hive of activity. Workers roll carts of ingredients down a loading dock ramp to food trucks waiting in the parking lot.... Read more
In the first eight days that Encore Boston Harbor was open, gamblers wagered more than $93.5 million on the slot machines alone at the Everett casino and the Wynn Resorts operation counted $16.79 million in total revenue, or more than $2 million a day.... Read more
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently welcomed twin brothers Devin and Jason McCourty into the House of Correction to meet with the participants of the Department’s P.E.A.C.E. Unit. The visit was arranged through a collaborative effort between... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh on Wednesday sent a letter to MBTA leadership asking for concrete improvements to the train system to better service those inconvenienced by the still lagging Red Line. “I just signed a budget for the City that gives $90 million to the... Read more
In the month since the city sent out a survey asking for input into the revitalization of Blue Hill Avenue, more than 200 people have offered feedback. From preliminary findings, a hefty majority of respondents find the roadway to be dangerous and... Read more
The JFK Library will host JFK Space Fest on Sat., July 20 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the completion of President Kennedy’s mission to send a man to the moon. The festival, which will include special activities and... Read more
A man was shot to death on Sunday night in the heart of Uphams Corner. Police were called the scene at Dudley Street and Columbia Road just after 11:30 p.m. and found the victim suffering from an "apparent gunshot wound." The man was rushed to a local... Read more
Tips from the community helped lead police to two men who now face a variety of charges for a double shooting in Mary Hannon Park in Uphams Corner on July Fourth that seriously injured 35-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl, Police Commissioner William... Read more
(Updated July 15, 9 a.m.)— State Police say that a woman found dead in the Charles River last week is a 23-year-old Mission Hill woman. Her name was not released. State Police say foul play is not suspected in the case. On Thursday, State Police released... Read more
Kyre Ambrose and Brayan Reyes Castro of Dorchester will serve as emissaries of the arts this summer along with twelve other teens from the greater Boston area as Reach: Summer Outreach Dance/Teen Apprenticeship Dance Program celebrates its 29th... Read more
Some neighbors are expressing irritation at the timing of a late July zoning board hearing for the proposed Neighborhood House Charter School expansion at 21 Queen St. The school filed plans in February with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre, based for many years in a former convent next to St. Brendan church, will relocate to new rented space in Adams Village next month, according to current executive director Peggy Davis Mullen. Founded in 1987 at St. Mark’s... Read more
The fourth annual Dudley Jazz Festival will take place on Sat., July 27 from 12-6 p.m. at Mary Hannon Park, 613 Dudley St. in Dorchester. The yearly festival, which was founded by local veteran musician Fred Woodard in 2016, presents some of the area’s... Read more
Visitors to Ryan Park in Mattapan this past week might have noticed that a pair of new structures have appeared in the field near 315 River Street. Two 14-foot tall bamboo teepee-like structures were installed last weekend by a team helmed by a pair of... Read more

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