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State lawmakers and advocates called for the swift passage of legislation that would limit cooperation between local police and federal immigration officials during a virtual press conference on Tuesday.  The Safe Communities Act is co-sponsored by Rep.... Read more
With a US Senate hearing to review Mayor Martin Walsh’s credentials to serve as the next US Secretary of Labor set for Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., the City Council was poised to vote through a measure on Wednesday that would bypass a special... Read more
Glenway Street fire
Boston firefighters responded around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday to 157 Glenway St. for a fire that shot through the roof and sent one resident to the hospital with burns. The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $150,000 and said the cause is under... Read more
The Reporter's Bill Forry joined NECN's Sue O'Connell today on her segment Sue's Take to break down what to expect from the imminent change in power at Boston City Hall.
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by the owner of Antonio’s HiFi Pizza and Bosburger in Fields Corner to open a recreational marijuana mart at 43 Freeport St. Brian Chavez's proposal still needs the approval of the state Cannabis... Read more
Last month was kind to City Councillor Andrea Campbell’s campaign effort. Her team announced on Monday that she has raised more than $272,000 in January, an infusion fueled in part, no doubt, by Mayor Walsh’s imminent departure for Washington, D.C. In... Read more
This is gonna be interesting... The race to succeed Mayor Marty Walsh has begun in earnest. The mayor is expected to resign within a matter of days. Walsh's first — and perhaps only— confirmation hearing for US Secretary of Labor will start on Thursday... Read more
The Hip Hop Transformation (THHT), a youth organization co-led by local rap artist Red Shaydez, will partner with the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library over the next month for the Teen Music Maker Showdown, a musical event series and... Read more
Saying it's similar to the large Section 8 federal program, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday launched a new city housing voucher program, predicting it will provide rental assistance to hundreds of low-income city households whose needs are unmet by... Read more
COVID-19 IN THE NEWS State tops 500k cases; Baker pushes on sites; Walsh tends to openings On Monday afternoon, as a winter storm was beginning its assault on New England, the state’s accounting of confirmed Covid-19 cases moved past the 500,000 mark even... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh swore in Dorchester native Dennis White as the city's 43rd police commissioner during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall on Monday morning. After being sworn in, White said he is accepting this honor on behalf of the Dorchester community of his... Read more
The mass vaccination sites open around Massachusetts had a "very good week" last week and Gov. Charlie Baker predicted Monday morning that those efforts are "gonna have a very good week this week too," despite a winter storm that could blanket the state... Read more
As Boston looks back on one year since the first COVID-19 case was announced in the city, Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday cited a continued improvement in COVID numbers and the city officially moved forward into Phase 3, Step 1 on the state's reopening plan.... Read more
Boston Police this weekend released images of a man they want to find in connection to the murder of a 19-year-old Dorchester woman who was shot to death near Four Corners on Jan. 22. The unidentified male is wanted “in connection” to the murder of... Read more
A winter storm that could dump more than a foot of snow on the city has prompted Mayor Walsh to declare a snow emergency beginning tomorrow at noon. The order includes a parking ban on emergency arteries in the city, including Dorchester Avenue and... Read more
Congressman Stephen Lynch tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, his office announced. Lynch is "asymptomatic and feels fine," his communications director Molly Rose Tarpey said in a statement, and he will self-quarantine and vote by proxy in Congress... Read more
Fuller Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 110 Fuller St. around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday for a fire that went to three alarms in part because no water came from nearby frozen hydrants. The BFD motor department was summoned and heated the... Read more
FENWAY PARK, BOSTON, JAN. 29, 2021.....Hot dogs and pricey beer won't be on the menu next week when Fenway Park opens up again. How about a COVID-19 vaccine and a view of the storied field that has seen some of the greatest and worst moments of Red Sox... Read more
Frustration about the state's rocky COVID-19 vaccine rollout and its impact on older adults continued to escalate Thursday, even as Gov. Charlie Baker promised more appointments would become available and the launch of a new call center to help with... Read more
An ordinance put forward by At-large Councillor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu yesterday would require that city health officials open at least one Covid-19 vaccination site in every zip code in Boston. The proposal comes amid growing criticism of a... Read more


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