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The Fairmount Line is unique in the MBTA's commuter rail system, running almost entirely within Boston and serving a ridership that is primarily black and Latino. Dorchester Rep. Evandro Carvalho wants the MBTA to experiment with changing service on the... Read more
Legislators will hold a hearing Monday on state Rep. Evandro Carvalho’s bill proposing a two-year pilot to bring the Fairmount Line closer to a rapid-transit standard. The pilot would bring wait time between trains down to 30 minutes during off-peak... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh announced the creation of a new city fund this week that aims to combat the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies and protect the legal status of Boston’s immigrant and refugee citizens. The fund will put $1.4 million toward... Read more
Mayoral candidate City Councillor Tito Jackson made an appearance at the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s first meeting of the fall on Monday, two weeks before the preliminary election. Jackson pitched his story and solicited votes from members of... Read more
In the city election’s most crowded contest, 13 candidates are presently vying to win voter’s support to become the next District 7 city councillor. With the Sept. 26 run-off election less than four weeks away— and only a few days until the deadline to... Read more
Felix G. Arroyo, chief of health and human services for the city of Boston, was fired by Mayor Martin Walsh last Thursday after “a comprehensive internal investigation” into allegations that he harassed a woman who worked for him, according city officials... Read more
The city of Boston’s chief financial officer, David Sweeney, a man with deep roots in Dorchester, will take over as chief of staff for Mayor Martin Walsh on Sept. 1, the mayor’s office announced last Friday. As the mayor’s top aide, his responsibilities... Read more
At a groundbreaking ceremony at Mattapan’s Olmsted Green development site on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $72 million in state funding for 25 housing projects across the Bay State, eight of them in Boston. In addition to Olmsted Green, another... Read more
Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, set Americans on edge over the weekend as officials in Boston cast a wary eye on a rally planned for Boston Common this Saturday. In a letter Monday, anti-racism groups called upon Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to develop... Read more
Boston is exceeding its housing goals, bolstered by new concentrations of affordable middle-income stock in some of its least affordable neighborhoods, according to two recent city reviews. While slower, progress is substantial outside of the city core,... Read more

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