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State regulators are finishing up a review of the Boston Public Schools that seems likely to highlight some of the district’s struggles. Officials, teachers, and advocates across the city are anxiously waiting to read it. The anxiety is understandable.... Read more
On Tuesday morning, the MBTA announced that it had pulled all of its new Orange Line trains out of service. “Inspectors identified a fault with the bolsters which is being corrected to ensure the vehicles are reliable & safe for the duration of their... Read more
When violist Ashleigh Gordon founded Castle of Our Skins along with composer and pianist Anthony Green in 2013, the Dorchester resident had little idea that the concert and music education series would evolve into the bustling nonprofit it is today. But a... Read more
Two longtime leaders in the Dorchester community will be recognized for their contributions at the annual community breakfast at UMass Boston later this month. Fr. Richard ‘Doc’ Conway, a Catholic priest who has been a fixture in the Bowdoin-Geneva... Read more
Marshall Martin of Dorchester will transfer from MassBay Community College to Kentucky Christian University in Grayson to play with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Men’s Basketball team. He is a business... Read more
Dorchester native and former New Mission basketball standout Kevin Nunez played a pivotal role in Lasell University’s quarterfinal upset victory over Emmanuel College on Feb.18. The junior guard contributed 21 points, going 8-of-17 from the field and 3-of... Read more
The Elma Lewis Center at Emerson College has launched the Elma Lewis Living Stories Project’s “What Miss Elma Lewis Taught Me” in honor of one of Boston’s most important African-American female luminaries in the arts, education, and the civil rights... Read more
After playing a fundraiser show for the Codman Square Health Center at Dorchester Brewing Company’s new roof-deck “Hopservatory” on Wednesday of this week, the Savin Hillbillies, a five-piece country and Irish music ensemble fronted by Dorchester resident... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has picked a longtime State House staffer and campaign official as his next chief of staff, turning to Kathryn Burton to fill that position. Burton worked as chief of staff to then- State Treasurer Steven Grossman beginning in... Read more
Senate Democratic leaders got stuck at a flashing red light and will now need to proceed with caution when they return to a bill authorizing traffic enforcement cameras that was tabled mid-session Thursday. The controversial legislation will not resurface... Read more
City Councillor Frank Baker wants the city to find new ways to support the city’s taxi drivers. Last week, he asked his colleagues to review the “Hackney Carriage” rules that govern medallion owners in the new era of ride-share services like Uber and Lyft... Read more
Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn will retire next week, concluding his nearly 36 years of service to the city’s firefighting force. Appointed by Mayor Martin Walsh in 2014, Finn, a Dorchester native, served as commissioner of the department for five-and-... Read more
Body includes one from Dorchester Mayor Martin Walsh today announced five appointments to Boston’s newly-commissioned Cannabis Board, which will review all of the city’s applicants for marijuana licenses. One of the appointed board representatives hails... Read more
The city has announced a trio of open houses later this month for the forthcoming Mass Ave Better Bike Project, an initiative geared toward making the avenue a safer and more viable commuting artery for cyclists. The first of the three events, which will... Read more
Health officials in Boston say the risk to the public from the deadly coronavirus remains low locally, but they are still bracing for a potential uptick in cases. As of Tuesday, the disease had claimed 9 lives in Washington state this week and infected... Read more
Former vice-president Joe Biden beat out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by just 56 votes in the city of Boston, but won Massachusetts and eight other Super Tuesday states in a stunning reversal of presidential primary fortunes this week. The result was a... Read more
Former vice-president Joe Biden beat out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by just 56 votes in the city of Boston, but won Massachusetts and nine other Super Tuesday states in a stunning reversal of presidential primary fortunes this week. The result was a... Read more
Polls are open across Boston this morning— and until 8 p.m. tonight— for the presidential primary. According to Boston election officials, more than 13,000 voters took advantage of "early voting" at City Hall and select neighborhood sites last week.... Read more
A Dorchester Municipal Court judge on Friday ordered 20 days of observation at Bridgewater State Hospital for Zachery Grandy, 22, arrested Thursday on charges he beat his mother, Gisel Thomas, to death in an apartment on Columbia Road in Dorchester. Judge... Read more
That familiar postseason electric buzz is in the air yet again as the TechBoston boys’ basketball team marches on toward the MIAA Division II state finals in search of a third consecutive championship title. The Bears added more silverware to their... Read more

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