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The latest stretch of the Neponset River Greenway is now open to the public, connecting Pope John Paul Park II and Mattapan Square and filling in a long-missing link in the biking and pedestrian trail.

The trail opened at 5 p.m. last Friday... Read more

Scores of Bostonians traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to watch as the name of a son of Dorchester was added to a memorial on the National Mall dedicated to fallen law enforcement personnel.

Ricky Dever was a Suffolk County Sheriff’s... Read more

A proposal to move and restore a historic Grampian Way home and convert the structure to a seven-condominium building was met with concern and some pushback at a Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association planning meeting last week.

Longtime resident... Read more

The future of one of the city’s most prominent redevelopment sites— the 16-acre Boston Globe property on Morrissey Boulevard—is again in limbo after the latest agreement to sell the newspaper plant and offices collapsed.

The Globe reported the... Read more

A tunnel cap that sits above the Red Line tracks as they run underground through Dorchester from Fields Corner to Ashmont station may see a new life as a biker and pedestrian greenway.

At the Greater Ashmont Main Street’s annual meeting on... Read more

An upcoming deadline to renew a temporary residency program affecting more than 50,000 Haitians in the US has sparked a flurry of action by city and state representatives. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was originally granted to Haitian immigrants... Read more

A debate over whether the city should name a Mattapan early learning center for Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) has been bubbling for the last few weeks. There have been strong arguments both for and against re-naming what... Read more

Chronicle, the evening program produced by WCVB-TV-Channel 5, turned its cameras on Dorchester in a half-hour show that aired on Tuesday. The show features many familiar faces, including staff of the Dorchester Reporter talking about the many changes... Read more

Developer James Baker is expanding the scope of his proposed local market project on the corner of Savin Hill Avenue and Sydney Street to include more parking and 15 condominiums in a separate building, he told members of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic... Read more

The seventh annual St. Williams Dorchester Fund scholarships were presented on Sunday to five neighborhood students with musical abilities who are heading to college in the fall. The awards ­– including checks for $1,000 – were handed out at the... Read more

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