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Mayor: Roxbury residents support 'Nubian Square' name change

Nov. 6, 2019 6:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An effort to rename the square in a historically black Boston neighborhood to Nubian Square isn't dead, despite the failure of a citywide referendum. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday that voters in the Roxbury neighborhood, where the name change is being proposed, overwhelmingly...

Boston voters weigh changing Dudley Square to Nubian Square

Nov. 5, 2019 3:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Voters in Boston are weighing whether to rename the square in a historically black neighborhood to Nubian Square. The non-binding resolution on Tuesday's ballot would change the name of Dudley Square in Roxbury. Supporters argue the commercial center should be renamed because Roxbury resident...

Biden joins Warren, Sanders with Super Tuesday focus

Oct. 28, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

Joe Biden is expanding his presidential campaign footprint in Super Tuesday states and a general election battleground in the latest sign that Democrats' top White House contenders foresee a potentially lengthy nominating process in 2020. The former vice president is hiring a top national campaign aide to focus...

ACLU: Records show Boston police works closely with ICE

Oct. 24, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says Boston police records show the department has a close working relationship with federal immigration authorities. Laura Rotolo, the organization's staff counsel, says the nearly 800 pages of department documents it recently received...

2 cases of meningococcal disease detected in Boston

Oct. 24, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two young children in Boston have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease. The Boston Public Health Commission and Mayor Marty Walsh announced the two cases on Wednesday. Officials say both cases have been associated with daycare centers specializing in serving children experiencing...

Mayor releases plan to accelerate carbon emissions goal

Oct. 8, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Investing in energy-saving improvements to city-owned buildings and developing new guidelines for major building projects are among the ways Boston will become carbon-neutral by 2050, according to a plan released Tuesday by Mayor Marty Walsh. The update to the city's Climate Action Plan ,...

Mayor releases plan to address notorious drug haven

Oct. 4, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor has released a new plan to deal with the city's notorious "Methadone Mile" drug haven. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh's plan for the Boston Medical Center-area calls for a stepped up police presence, more outreach workers to encourage those dealing with addiction to seek...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 27, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Bridgeport's problems are the state's as well Connecticut Post Sept. 27 The final scene of the classic 1974 film "Chinatown" is known for the damning line, "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown." That attitude of shrugging off unyielding corruption has a nagging afterlife...

Thousands of youths turn out for Boston climate strike

Sep. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of young climate change activists have marched and rallied in Boston as part of a global, youth-led day of environmental action. The high school age students who organized the event walked out of classes Friday. They were bolstered by supporters coming from earlier rallies on the...

South Boston's Vietnam War memorial to be rededicated

Sep. 15, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The South Boston Vietnam Memorial, one of the nation's first formal memorials to Vietnam veterans, is being rededicated on its 38th anniversary. A memorial Mass is scheduled for St. Brigid Church on Sunday morning, followed by a rededication ceremony at the memorial in Medal of Honor Park....