Nearly 12,000 Bostonians — and counting— have decided to cast their votes early at City Hall or at one of several satellite polling centers this week, according to figures shared with the Reporter today. The actual presidential primary election day is... Read more
The Savin Hillbillies, a five-piece country and Irish music ensemble fronted by Dorchester resident and longtime health center pioneer Bill Walczak, will play a fundraiser show at Dorchester Brewing Company’s new roof-deck “Hopservatory” next Wednesday,... Read more
Governors around the country, including Gov. Charlie Baker, are fighting the Trump administration over proposed changes to how the federal government reimburses states for Medicaid, seeking to avoid a shift that could blow a massive hole into state... Read more
The State Police planned to deploy “dozens of additional patrols” to Massachusetts roadways starting Sunday, increasing the presence of law enforcement as a new distracted driving law kicks into effect. Motorists can expect to see troopers more frequently... Read more
An income-based MBTA fare option could attract tens of thousands of new rapid transit and bus riders and could prompt hundreds of thousands more trips on the RIDE paratransit service, according to an ongoing T study. The MBTA still does not have a clear... Read more
In the course of dealing with disputes as a lawyer and judge, I observed people getting lost in the weeds of controversies to the point where they lost sight of the purpose or consequences of their actions. Objectives are eclipsed in a struggle, which... Read more
Fairmount Line residents have had a great few months. First, we celebrated the T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board’s embrace of a new vision for commuter rail – Regional Rail. This new system offers the opportunity to unlock economic mobility for many... Read more
The Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School last week hosted its first annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) night for more than 260 students and their families. Participants engineered towers, made electromagnets, tested electronic... Read more
The Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA) annual meeting this year will feature Lawrence O’Donnell, host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on MSNBC. The session is scheduled for Friday evening May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Florian Hall. O’... Read more
Youth activists are never in short supply on top of Beacon Hill. From advocating on climate change to gun reform, young adults and teens have filled the State House time and time again to meet with and lobby legislators. Another contingent of youth... Read more
Federal immigration officials in Boston are releasing more details on what specially trained US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and officers will be doing in and around the city. The border officials were deployed to Boston to assist ICE agents... Read more
A 17-year-old man from Dorchester was arrested and charged for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kareem Garnett, Jr., who was gunned down outside 6 Cameron St. last Wednesday (Feb. 19). The suspect was charged as a juvenile, so his name has not been... Read more
Residents from Dorchester and South Boston gathered at the Dorchester Brewing Co. last week grabbing a beer or a glass of wine before participating in a Boston Planning and Development Agency-sponsored “Chat with a Planner” meeting that focused on the... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order on Monday that he says will bring more transparency, accountability and public confidence to the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) in the wake of a scandal involving a city employee who admitted to accepting bribes... Read more
Completed Massachusetts presidential primary ballots began streaming in Monday morning when the state officially began its first-ever period of early voting in a primary contest. Massachusetts offered early voting ahead of the 2016 and 2018 November... Read more
Mayor Walsh said on Monday that a forthcoming report from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) evaluating efforts to improve and support the BPS district won’t ‘be pretty.’ The audit, which DESE is required to conduct... Read more
Dorchester has seen a steady upward tick in Mexican eateries in recent years, a trend that continued last week with the opening of Dora’s Taqueria on Stoughton Street. The restaurant is the latest of its kind to open in the neighborhood and the second in... Read more
The primary season has arrived at our doorstep, Massachusetts. Those of us looking for an alternative to Donald J. Trump have a range of options to choose from on the Democratic ballot. The run-up to our ‘Super Tuesday’ primary has been a bit chaotic.... Read more
‘Superfund’ status, clean-up could be in play years later The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will seek a “national priority” designation for a 3.7-mile section of the Neponset River that flows from Hyde Park to Lower Mills, according to agency... Read more
As concern about a novel coronavirus grows around the country and globe, the single patient confirmed to have the illness in Massachusetts remains in isolation as he recovers, public health officials said. The University of Massachusetts Boston student... Read more


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