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Two new candidates – including a woman from Dorchester who sought one of four at-large seats on the Boston City Council in 2019 – emerged as potential contenders for citywide council this week. Two incumbent city councillors— Michael Flaherty and Julia... Read more
Arthur Jemison, a former Dorchester resident, has joined the Biden-Harris administration as one of the top leaders at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Jemison and his family lived in the Ashmont neighborhood during his time in state... Read more
A development team that previously said it would put two apartment high-rises on the site of the old Channel 56 studios on Morrissey Boulevard told the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Tuesday that it now wants to put up one residential... Read more
With City Councillor Andrea J. Campbell having set her sights on the mayor’s office, a number of candidates have been doing the groundwork to fill her District 4 seat, which primarily includes sections of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as parts of... Read more
Prospective and current students at Cristo Rey Boston High School on Savin Hill Avenue will be awarded full tuition scholarships beginning this month, a commitment that will cost about $150,000 annually on top of the school’s $3 million yearly budget. The... Read more
Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and the ranking minority member of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, surely made Marty Walsh feel comfortable at the mayor’s confirmation hearing on his nomination as US... Read more
City Councillor Kim Janey, who will become acting mayor when Mayor Walsh resigns to join the Biden cabinet, toured a Covid-19 testing setup at the Strand Theatre on Tuesday morning, where she and Marty Martinez, the city’s chief of Health and Human... Read more
Stephen McBride, 31, plans to challenge councillor Frank Baker for the District 3 council seat. Baker has served on the Boston City Council for the last decade, but McBride said he brings a new voice for change. "I'm running to be a new, progressive... Read more
Multiple members of Boston's delegation in the Legislature said Monday they think the path is clear for a petition to call off a special election for mayor that would be triggered if Mayor Marty Walsh resigns to become U.S. labor secretary before March 5... Read more
Ok, we know you’re still recovering from last night’s big victory by the Florida Patriots, but it’s time to tune back into Boston politics, cuz it’s all happening. As President Biden —still love typing those words— would definitely say: “Look, here’s the... Read more
Dana Depelteau is looking for work and one of the jobs he plans to apply for is Mayor of Boston. The 36-year-old New Hampshire native hopes to take his 15 years of hotel management experience to City Hall. He lost his most recent job managing a Boston... Read more
One day after he breezed through a Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination for US Labor Secretary, Mayor Martin Walsh has signed off on a City Council measure to skip a special election to pick his successor. In signing the home rule petition- which... Read more
Council president names leaders of her transition team City Council President Kim Janey, who will take over duties as the city’s Mayor when Marty Walsh resigns, says she is “laser-focused” on planning for an orderly transition over the coming days and... Read more
Just over a year after The Daily market opened its doors on Savin Hill Avenue, a new restaurant is in the works for the bottom floor of that building. Local developer James Baker told the Reporter on Wednesday that he has already filed for a liquor... Read more
The Franklin Park Zoo is welcoming guests back to its indoor exhibits now that the facility’s indoor buildings are open in accordance with the City of Boston’s return to Step 1 of Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan. The Tropical Forest, Bird’s World... Read more
A group of business, academic, and government leaders from across New England praised President Biden’s proposed stimulus package on Monday as an important step to get the pandemic under control and support economic recovery. In a letter to the region’s... Read more
With the launch of Boston’s new Community Choice Electricity program this month, nearly half of Massachusetts municipalities are now buying electricity on behalf of their residents in an effort to provide cheaper, greener power. As of January, the state... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh breezed through his confirmation hearing Thursday morning in front of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions in Washington, D.C. The committee of Senators will review and later vote to approve or deny... Read more
When Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury opened up Shanti Indian Cuisine on Dorchester Avenue in 2001, they knew they were taking a risk. There weren’t many Indian or South Asian restaurants in the area and they couldn’t be sure if there would be enough support... Read more
Earlier this month, a heartwarming moment between a resident and her caretaker at Standish Village Assisted Living home in Lower Mills went viral, hopping the pond and making the rounds in a community in England. A video posted to social media shows... Read more

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