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Residents of Mattapan’s Fairlawn Apartments held a rally last Friday evening to protest what they say has been a trend of steep rent hikes and inadequate living conditions at the 400-plus-unit complex. City Life/Vida Urbana, a local housing justice... Read more
A high-profile commercial space along the Morrissey Boulevard corridor near Victory Road will be taken over by the Georgia-based national retailer Floor & Décor, a self-styled multi-channel American specialty realtor of hard surface flooring and... Read more
Former Boston city councillor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson endorsed Julia Mejia in her at-large bid for city council at a campaign event Sunday at the Stop & Shop in Grove Hall. With the show of support, Jackson became the latest of several... Read more
Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will present a recital by violinist Randall Goosby with accompaniment by pianist Zhu Wang on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints’ Peabody Hall. Goosby, 23, has been lauded as a virtuoso performer since becoming the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man arrested on Wednesday for a bank robbery in Atlanta has been identified as Ricardo Jamesy Washington, 24, of Roxbury, who was wanted for the May 8 shooting death of Donell Davis on Milton Avenue. Washington now... Read more
State Senator Nick Collins and Rep. David Biele filed legislation on Friday, Oct. 18 to advance an expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston. The expansion is intended to consolidate the city’s major convention... Read more
When Gov. Baker signed the budget for next year, he approved a Medicare Savings Program that Mrs. Edna Pruce and her friends at Mass Senior Action Council (MSAC) had worked for five years to create. They had rallied. They had lobbied. They had visited... Read more
The 18th annual Dorchester Open Studios event will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual celebration, presented this year by Dorchester Artists and Friends (DAF) in partnership with Friends of the Uphams... Read more
Jaclyn Chylinski, an actor based out of Dorchester, will star in an upcoming theater production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a play based on the 1975 cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” In an interview with the Reporter, Chylinski described... Read more
Boston’s first recreational marijuana retail store – Pure Oasis – is preparing to welcome patrons to its Blue Hill Avenue location in Grove Hall by the middle of next month, according to its proprietors. Ever since the city began to slowly roll out the... Read more
The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is reviewing an application to demolish a house at 191 Geneva Ave.  The panel has ten days to review the property and gather public comment. The house would be razed to make room for a new, 27-unit apartment complex... Read more
The Shakespearian tragedy “Coriolanus” tells the story of a Roman general elected against his will to rule a populace he reviles. That narrative, along with the way the text looks at populism and power structures, inspired Daniel Boudreau, the founder of... Read more
The soccer game in McConnell Park on a warm autumn Sunday morning was laid-back and slow-paced. The field was small—around 100 feet on each end—and the players young—aged 12 or older. One player was being pushed around on a wheelchair. A few other young... Read more
The eight finalists in the at-large city council election addressed issues specific to the city’s seniors last Thursday at a forum in the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Roxbury. Saying that “seniors matter, and we are the most... Read more
At a round-table discussion hosted at her campaign office in Jamaica Plain last week, at-large city council candidate Julia Mejia sat surrounded by other candidates and community activists of color from Greater Boston. While topics ranged from campaign... Read more
City Councillor at-large Michelle Wu, in a replay of 2017, dominated the voting in September’s preliminary election, topping the ticket with 19 percent of votes cast for a strong field of 15 candidates and finishing well ahead of fellow incumbents... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday overturned Abdullah Yasin's conviction for second-degree murder for Chaz Burton's 2016 death outside a Mattapan party, saying the trial judge in the case should not have allowed the case to go to a jury after she... Read more
Boston City Councillors Ed Flynn and Kim Janey will be hosting a hearing next week to discuss public health disparities in communities of color in the City of Boston. The hearing will take place next Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Boston City Council’s... Read more
To 17 and 15 floors from original 24 and 21 levels The pair of residential towers that have been proposed for a site next to the old Boston Globe property on Morrissey Boulevard would be reduced in density and height in a revised plan shown to civic... Read more
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins is defending his decision to terminate the county’s contract to house prisoners detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The move comes as Tompkins announced plans to “reallocate” space the Suffolk... Read more

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