A new mix of residential, commercial and open space would replace the box-shaped confines of Bayside Expo Center under a conceptual plan discussed today by executives from Corcoran Jennison Companies, owners of the waterfront land in Columbia Point.... Read more
Craig Galvin strode into the Minot Mud House on Tuesday morning to practically a hero's welcome. Some jabs from a friend, a few yells from the counter sitters, and the Mayor of Dorchester was automatically at ease in his "artificial office," as he calls... Read more
In a program designed to give second chances, Lena Park Community Development Corporation's Training, Education and Job Advancement Center (TedJac) has changed many lives. TedJac was created for the people who, for some reason or other, were not able to... Read more
Just in time for summer temperatures, Gov. Deval Patrick last week appointed Westfield Mayor Richard Sullivan to head the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Like others coming into new administration jobs, Sullivan has a tall order in front of... Read more
A key, unfinished segment of the planned Neponset River Greenway system must run between the current terminus of the bike trail at Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan Square. While a master plan for phase two of the Greenway system, released last year... Read more
Call it a do-over of sorts. Echoing a similar scene from nearly three years ago, Keith Motley last week returned to UMass-Boston to once again assume the chancellorship while surrounded by family and several of his mentors. This time, it's said to be... Read more
Dr. Michael F. Collins will leave his post as chancellor of UMass-Boston this summer to become the interim chancellor of the UMass Medical School in Worcester. Collins, who has led the Dorchester campus for less than two years, will be replaced by Dr. J.... Read more
Hiking through an nature preserve filled with salamanders, frogs, birds and a diversified formation of trees may seem like a destination you'd have to pack an overnight bag to get to. It isn't. The Gladeside Urban Wild, located off River Street and Lorna... Read more
A modest crowd came indoors on a beautiful spring evening Monday to participate in a forum sponsored by state elected officials who represent communities along the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line, the aging MBTA rail line poised to undergo a major renovation... Read more
Eight year-old Vany Cardoso - the newest Little Miss Dorchester- was just one of the 28 girls who dazzled the judges and audience that gathered at the First Parish Church last Saturday, for the annual contest. The number one goal of the event, which has... Read more
After a lifetime spent advocating for her underprivileged neighbors in Dorchester, Doris Graham can look back on both challenges that she helped conquer, and problems that remain. Now, more than ever, she believes the solution to those problems is... Read more
You probably never look at it, but Rev. Dr. Victor Price and Paul Malkemes do every day. They are determined to turn the ivy-laden eyesore of rusted fences, decayed trees and dissipation known as Codman Cemetery into a magnetic, manicured haven for... Read more
The man who brutally stabbed 27-year-old Betina Francois to death in 2004 spent the last two-and-a-half years mounting a defense, in which he claimed to have killed his estranged girlfriend in self-defense. It took a Plymouth County jury less than an hour... Read more
When Francina Theodore left Haiti to come to America more than ten years ago, she left behind a highly desirable possession: a family owned and operated restaurant. Upon arriving in the states, she spent the next few years dreaming of opening a new... Read more
Fields Corner resident Michael Cote plans to run for the Boston City Council's second district seat in a race that will pit him against 14-year incumbent and current City Council President Maureen Feeney. Cote has challenged Feeney previously, in 2005,... Read more
About 40 community and environmental activists gathered at the Vietnamese-American Community Center in Fields Corner on Monday to discuss local air pollution and unveil a network of colored flags that will soon fly throughout Dorchester to indicate... Read more
Dorchester is losing an institution this month; by June 1, Moe Hill will have driven his famous M & M ribs truck from its current parking place along Geneva Avenue to a new location on Hampden Street in Roxbury. Moe Hill, 72, has been serving ribs out... Read more
A hungry crowd filled Florian Hall on Sunday evening to serve as judges in a chili cook-off that pitted 11 neighborhood civic associations against each other as each vied for recognition as Dorchester's top chili chefs. The event was a first-time... Read more
When Kevin J. King managed to string together a few weeks of time off from Army training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky for the Christmas holiday last December, he decided that rather than tell his father in advance, he would surprise him. After his sister,... Read more
As Radha Hernandez sprayed bleach on the daytime nap mats her students had used earlier that day, Glenna Malkemes washed the fake wood on a wobbly knee-high table. Nearby, Malkemes's six-year-old daughter, Megan, and another boy sat reading peacefully in... Read more


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