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In Dorchester, he’s Frank. In increasingly progressive City Hall, call him Councilor No

Frank Baker has found himself in the minority — sometimes totally alone — amid an unprecedented surge of progressivism on the Boston City Council.

Rescuer or predator? Roxbury nonprofit that loans money to distressed homeowners faces lawsuit from clients

Borrowers were relieved when Boston Community Capital saved their homes from foreclosure. But there were expensive strings attached.

Boston man arrested for assaulting juvenile at Dudley Station

A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after assaulting a juvenile while armed with a knife at the Dudley Station bus stop in Roxbury, MBTA Transit Police said in a statement Sunday.

‘I want to go home.’ Westford couple returning to US from quarantined ship following coronavirus outbreak

A Westford couple was among the 2,666 guests and 1,045 crew on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship when it was delayed by Japanese health officials during a stop at Yokohama on Feb. 4.

Allston woman says she was victim of attempted ride-hail kidnapping

A young Allston woman told Boston police she went on a terrifying trip early Sunday morning, when a man claiming to be a ride-hail driver took an unauthorized detour toward the New Hampshire border with her in the back seat.

Pickup truck crashes into Falmouth home, driver faces OUI charge

A Falmouth man is facing drunken driving charges after his pickup truck crashed into a Falmouth home early Sunday morning.

Fifty years of paying it forward

Pulse, Boston College's community service program, has for 50 years given students the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of youngsters from disadvantaged neighborhoods and people on the margins.

Tet festival celebrating Vietnamese New Year draws crowds in Boston

About 4,000 people from around New England attended the 31st annual Tet In Boston festival celebrating the Vietnamese New Year on Sunday in Dorchester.

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Tax credits awarded to senior housing developments in Newton

A pair of senior housing developments in Newton will create 123 new units after the state awarded low income housing tax credits to support the projects,

Newton will join regional Bluebikes network

The city will join the regional Bluebikes service, and will launch a new shuttle to connect Wells Avenue to some local transit stops.

He ditched the world of high finance for his true love: woodworking

As a little kid growing up in the Boston suburbs, Lee McColgan had a gift. He could draw. He could paint. He could sculpt. But mostly, he could build things.

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Medford’s Andrew DiMaiti has gone the distance with his running career

Now a first-year student at BC Law, the St. Mary’s of Lynn grad was a two-time D3 All-American at Tufts.

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