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After being shut out of sports arenas for a year, Boston sports fans are shelling out huge sums to watch the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics play in person. Pent-up demand and limited supply are driving ticket prices to record highs, even with capacity... Read more
Minnesota’s Democratic governor, Tim Walz, got his COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year alongside his predecessor, Republican Tim Pawlenty. For those looking for a reason to get the shot, Walz told President Joe Biden that he hoped that moment offered one... Read more
With Democrats clinging to a slim majority in Congress, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley said the next recovery package should be big and inclusive of everything from roads and bridges to housing, childcare, and paid family leave, warning Democrats against... Read more
One of my rediscovered pleasures following vaccination is going into bookstores. A few weeks ago, I picked up Patrick Radden Keefe’s book “Say Nothing,” which is about “the Troubles,” the longtime conflict that turned violent in Northern Ireland in the... Read more
Liliana Cruz choked up at her kitchen table in New Bedford as she talked about faithfully paying her rent — every month over the last five years. Despite that, her landlord has sent her a notice ordering her to leave the three-bedroom house by the end of... Read more
A new class of highly-skilled pipefitters and HVAC-Refrigeration technicians from Pipefitters Local 537’s apprentice program is ready to build and service the state’s hospitals, laboratories, and schools as we emerge from the pandemic. Six graduates... Read more
The state’s first philanthropic fund focused on the Latino community announced a new name last Friday and said it will seek to strengthen health equity and economic opportunity for a population that has faced a disproportionate toll from the pandemic.... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Boston is planning for a full return to campus in the fall for all students, faculty, and staff with residence and dining halls open and mostly in-person classroom instruction, Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco told the... Read more
For decades, Sue Sullivan has been working in the Newmarket section of Boston and has been actively involved with the difficult issues surrounding the so-called “Mass and Cass” area - the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.... Read more
Sean Ellis, who spent more than 20 years in prison for the 1993 killing of Boston police detective John Mulligan, is no longer a convicted felon. That conviction was overturned in 2015 after the detectives who investigated the crime were accused of their... Read more
It was barely 15 past 7 a.m. about three weeks ago when the day turned really weird really fast. I had just gotten back from my morning walk-about, which had a little excitement beyond the norm. It was one of the first nice days of spring, nice enough... Read more
‘Something acting abnormally’ within turning operation The MBTA’s newest Red and Orange Line trains will remain shelved after an investigation into a March 16 derailment identified “something acting abnormally” within their truck frames, officials said.... Read more
Two state lawmakers are pressing MBTA brass for answers this week after an investigative report by NBC10 Boston documented delays with the refurbishment of trolleys on the Mattapan High-Speed Line. The report claimed that the $7.9 million project to... Read more
A handful of Boston City Councillors made their way back into their City Hall chamber last Wednesday for the first time since the building closed to the public at the start of the pandemic. With social distancing guidelines in place and masks on faces,... Read more
Boston’s preliminary elections will take place a week earlier than originally scheduled to help facilitate work associated with mail-in voting should the Legislature extend or make the measure permanent. Mayor Kim Janey signed the proposal after City... Read more
City Councillors Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell are leading the fundraising race in their bids to become Boston’s next mayor, according to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the state. But other candidates are gaining ground. Wu and Campbell... Read more
The opening of a new Vietnamese restaurant in Fields Corner by the end of the month will be the culmination of years of hard work by owner Vu Huynh, who says his eatery will be a place “for the community.” Huong Que, which Huynh said translates roughly to... Read more
“Our HeART,” a new group exhibition now on display at Humphreys Street Studios in Uphams Corner, features paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media works by both Humphreys Street Studio artists as well as other creatives from Dorchester... Read more
It was barely 15 past 7 a.m. about three weeks ago when the day turned really weird really fast. I had just gotten back from my morning walk-about, which had a little excitement beyond the norm. It was one of the first nice days of spring, nice enough... Read more
Karen Ziminski-Callender, an eighth-grade science teacher at the Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester, never thought that she might one day be recognized for her work by the president of the United States. However, after being selected as one of six... Read more

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