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A development team led by four brothers who run a Mattapan car wash aired their proposal to construct a four-story, mixed-use building on a vacant lot at 1471 Blue Hill Ave. during a virtual meeting of the Woodhaven Culbert Regis Neighborhood Association... Read more
I’m guessing that I’m not the only person who had to look up what “sedition” means last Wednesday following the first invasion of the US Capitol building since the War of 1812. Sedition is one of those words you may study in a course on government,... Read more
Last week, Mayor Walsh announced the members of the incoming 2021 SPARK Boston Council, a group of 41 young adults — including eleven from Dorchester and Mattapan — that will work virtually over the next 12 months to open up new lines of communication... Read more
Dr. Angela Abraham has joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center as its new Director of Optometry. The expansion of Harvard Street’s services to include a full-service optometry department is important to building its comprehensive patient-focused... Read more
Eric Tran Thai, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography on Monday for incidents in which he sat in a stall in boys’ rooms at Boston Latin School in 2017 and surreptitiously took videos of students, the US Attorney’s office... Read more
Gillette Stadium has been home to a near-undefeated football season, two outdoor hockey games, a Major League Soccer final, many dozens of concerts, and next week, it will host another landmark event: the first mass vaccination site in Massachusetts. In... Read more
A former Dorchester resident wanted for the 1991 massacre of five men in a Chinatown gambling den is now the subject of a renewed FBI-led manhunt with the lure of a $30,000 reward for his capture and conviction. Hung Tien Pham, now 60, has been a fugitive... Read more
Boston Public Schools has reached an agreement with the Boston Teachers Union to try to bring all students back to schools in-person by April 1. The agreement calls for phasing in groups of students for hybrid learning, starting with high needs students... Read more
A number of hopefuls have announced bids to run for a seat on the City Council next year, a tantalizing target following Mayor Walsh’s nomination to serve as Joe Biden’s Secretary of Labor and the decisions by two sitting councillors— At-large Councillor... Read more
With Mayor Martin Walsh preparing to leave City Hall, the Boston City Council is considering changing the rules that require a special election if Walsh resigns before March 5 in order to avoid holding four elections over the next 10 months to choose a... Read more
City Council conundrum: election scheduling The Boston City Council last Wednesday debated the merits of a Home Rule Petition that, if approved through four stages of signoffs, would set aside a special election that, according to the city charter, would... Read more
Congressman Stephen Lynch has “significant concerns” about security around the US Capitol ahead of next week’s planned inauguration, which is a potential target of domestic terror groups threatening armed resistance in Washington, D.C., and other cities... Read more
With the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden being planned just eight days from now, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the state is not aware of any threats at this point that would warrant activating the National Guard after the FBI warned of... Read more
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a cab driver’s son who grew up in Dorchester and later a became a very generous booster of conservative politicians and the nation of Israel, died Monday night at the age of 87 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s... Read more
Tuesday night’s address by the mayor wasn’t just a State of the City speech, it was a farewell, of sorts. Marty Walsh is rooted here in this neighborhood and that’s not going to change. Yes, once confirmed by the US Senate — probably next month— he’ll be... Read more
US Sen. Edward Markey was in the US Capitol complex last Wednesday when thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the congressional grounds, and laid siege to senators and representatives and their staff members over several hours. The Reporter’s Ed Forry... Read more
Mayor Walsh’s likely departure for Washington, D.C., could pull several new candidates into a race to succeed him this summer or fall, depending on the timing of his expected resignation, which would follow his confirmation by the US Senate. Two city... Read more
City Council President Kim Janey, a Roxbury native whose family has deep roots in the neighborhood, will become the first Black, and first female, mayor of Boston when Marty Walsh resigns to become the US Secretary of Labor. The 55-year-old Janey was... Read more
Calling him a “good friend” and “stand-up guy,” President-elect Joe Biden last week introduced Mayor Walsh to the nation as his choice to lead the Department of Labor, a position that the 53-year-old Dorchester resident and past union leader... Read more
The FBI Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts are asking for the public’s assistance in locating longtime fugitive Hung Tien Pham, who... Read more


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