Listen to the WBUR coverage of this story here. When Mattapan residents pass by the old Cote Ford dealership on Cummins Highway, some see a symbol of neglect – a boarded-up beige brick building with graffiti on the walls and weeds cracking through the... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh joined Andrew Dreyfus, the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, at the Daily Table’s Teaching Kitchen on Washington Street on Monday to celebrate the launch of Dot Rx, a prescription-based program that seeks to... Read more
Nearly 120 people will be running with Martin Richard’s name on their backs on Marathon Monday, moving forward towards the finish line and advancing the work of the Dorchester-based foundation that memorializes Martin’s dream of peace and inclusion. Team... Read more
The race for the First Suffolk Senate seat is officially under way, with two state representatives, Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho, seeking the seat left vacant late last month by former Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry. “Today, I will file nomination papers... Read more
Kicking off the celebration of Black History Month in Boston, “Portraits of Purpose: Next Generation” will be held on Thursday, February 8 on seven stages at Boston City Hall. The celebration will commemorate the past and present leaders of color and... Read more
State Rep. Evandro Carvalho announced his candidacy for the First Suffolk Senate seat in a statement Tuesday, framing his bid as a push for needed representation for neighborhoods that often feel unheard on the state level. The 36-year-old attorney and... Read more
Two longtime neighborhood youth baseball leagues have merged in the off-season to form a new, unified Dorchester league for kids and teenagers that will launch this spring. Savin Hill Little League and Cedar Grove Baseball have agreed to join forces to... Read more
The Democratic Party may stand to gain from an infusion of young up-and-coming political hopefuls, but US Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not picking a side just yet in the race for Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District, where Boston City Councillor at-... Read more
With little daylight between them on the issues, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley said Thursday that her decision to challenge U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano was about bringing a different "lens" to Congress, but the 10-term Somerville Democrat said he's... Read more
Boston is undergoing a "crisis" and the state needs to address longstanding shortages of state funding for local schools, Mayor Marty Walsh told business leaders on Monday, saying he was "disappointed" in the amount of funding Gov. Charlie Baker proposed... Read more
Community health centers are edging ever closer to a “funding cliff” that would severely limit their ability to provide critical local care services, and US Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week leveled a sharp critique at congressional Republicans who she says... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men were shot outside 3 Trull St. around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday. One victim, a man believed to be in his 20s, was shot repeatedly and was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.
The race for the First Suffolk Senate seat is officially underway. State Rep. Nick Collins will seek the senate post left vacant by former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, the Collins campaign confirmed Friday. "Today, I will file nomination papers to be... Read more
Well folks, the weather on Dorchester Bay is dreary, but we’ve got an eye towards sunnier days. The past few weeks we’ve posted about the Dot Day Fundraising events like the Character Breakfast (March 3 at 9:30 a.m. at First Parish Church) and the Dot... Read more
UMass Boston will hike up parking fees on its campus for the first time in 15 years, according to a statement issued last week. The increase will take effect this summer alongside the opening of a newly-built parking deck that is expected to open this... Read more
Mark McHale, a lifelong resident of Dorchester and coach of the Archbishop Williams High School (AWHS) girls’ varsity hockey team, joined forces with The Boston Bear Cubs—a co-ed amateur hockey team for special needs players age six and up—at Canton Ice... Read more
The Boston International Newcomers Academy in Dorchester (BINcA) hosted more than 50 workshops for the second iteration of Diversity and Democracy Day on Jan. 20. The school-wide experience sought to educate students on government functions, civic... Read more
Dorchester resident Judy Thomas-Vance and her family will appear on the nationally syndicated TV show, Family Feud this Friday (Feb. 2) on Family Feud airs on WHDH Ch.7 at 8p.m. Thomas-Vance and her family auditioned last year at the Hynes Auditorium in... Read more
Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq., the president of the NAACP Boston Branch, will be among the honorees at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ 26th annual Leading Women Awards next month. Sullivan is the Head of Legal Industrial Affairs for Sanofi Genzyme... Read more
Twenty-four high-school students from Boston Public Schools (BPS) received the Posse Foundation Scholarship on Wed., Jan. 17 in a ceremony held at the Fairmount Copley Plaza with Governor Charlie Baker and BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang. The Posse... Read more


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