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Meeting Monday at the facility (6 p.m.) The Curley Community Center on Columbia Road in South Boston, known as “L Street” in local parlance, has been budgeted for a $15 million renovation, but the details of what the work will entail, how long it will... Read more
The summer recess has given way to what will undoubtedly be a very busy fall season for civic leaders in Dorchester and Mattapan. The re-development of the Bayside Expo property looms as the biggest item on the local agenda, but it will be just one... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell has called for the creation of a full-time Inspector General position to “root out corruption” in city government as a still-unfolding federal bribery investigation has triggered the resignation of a key zoning board... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today announced his endorsement of incumbent Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George and first-time candidate Alejandra St. Guillen for two of the four Boston City Council At-Large seats. The preliminary election for City Council will take... Read more
More than a year after the University of Massachusetts Amherst purchased a campus in Newton, faculty at UMass Boston are continuing to press system officials to address what they describe as competition with their school. A trio of UMass Boston professors... Read more
The approval Monday of a $43.1 billion state budget resolves a question that had kept University of Massachusetts officials from setting tuition rates for this fall, though students will have longer still to wait before they know what their final cost... Read more
The Massachusetts State Senate is assembling its annual budget this week, considering more than 1,110 amendments to the $42.7 billion bill that made it through the upper chamber this month. Among the local amendments on the table are some that are... Read more
For the last year, the only things visibly moving on Morrissey Boulevard have been cars and a few bicycles, at least when the flood-prone roadway isn’t inundated with seawater and left impassable. A state-led effort to redesign the critical coastal... Read more
(Editor's Note: This article was first published by WBUR 90.9FM on May 2. The Reporter and WBUR have a partnership in which the two news organizations share content and resources. Read the WBUR story here.) The Boston School Committee has voted to confirm... Read more
While overall state spending has increased substantially and maintenance costs have grown due to inflation, the annual state allotment for local road repairs has remained $200 million for six out of the past seven years. As a result, cities and towns... Read more

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