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District 3 Councillor Frank Baker, who developed a reputation over six terms for delivering constituent services and sometimes clashing with mayors and his colleagues on the City Council, isn’t running for reelection. The move opens up a seat for a... Read more
The political action group Communities of Color (COC) and several Boston Democratic ward committees are co-sponsoring to a “thank you” event on Wed., March 29 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury’s Nubian Square. Gov. Maura Healey and recording artist Michelle... Read more
Jan. 1 is typically a busy day at the city’s only public waterfront amenity, as scores of “Brownies” brave what are normally frigid temps to take a New Year’s plunge into Dorchester Bay. But this year’s traditional swim won’t have the benefit of using the... Read more
Polls opened at 7 am, with statewide offices, Congressional and State House races, and policy questions on the ballot. Polls are set to close at 8 pm. The statewide offices include governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state,... Read more
The debate over how to redraw district lines for Boston’s nine city council seats is reaching its climax this month. It’s never an easy process and this year’s work has been complicated by an intense political season. Ricardo Arroyo, the original... Read more
Unhappy with his fellow city councillors’ efforts to redraw the political boundaries of nine City Council seats, Dorchester Councillor Frank Baker plans to file his own map next week. The nine district councillors and their four at-large colleagues are... Read more
Dorchester Avenue will be on Saturday the location of the city’s third “Open Streets” day this year, with the weather forecasted to be 67 and sunny. Stretching for 2.1 miles, between Freeport Street and Gallivan Boulevard, the avenue is closing to... Read more
The City Council voted 9-3 for a home rule petition that would make Boston eligible to apply to participate in a pilot program allowing cities and towns to restrict new buildings or major renovations from using fossil fuels. Mayor Michelle Wu first... Read more
Five of Hyde Park Councillor Ricardo Arroyo’s colleagues on Wednesday asked for him to be reinstated as chair of committees overseeing redistricting efforts and government operations. City Council President Ed Flynn weeks ago temporarily removed Arroyo... Read more
It isn’t a shock that communities like Dorchester and Mattapan continue to be one of the last communities to receive bike related amenities. As a person who lives in Mattapan and a person who works for an organization (Mattapan Food & Fitness... Read more

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