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
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is launching two new educational programs designed to teach students about how government works and give them hands-on experience creating bipartisan legislation. The programs will be aimed at different age groups. The... Read more
The city is again navigating a convoluted legal cat-and-mouse situation as it attempts to raze a longtime eyesore in the Ronan Park neighborhood, as the property owner files lawsuits tangling the process and stalling any decision to come from housing... Read more
Former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry’s sudden resignation to join a prominent development company left a scramble in her wake. Prospective candidates are gearing up for a lightning-quick special election campaign to fill the First Suffolk Senate seat she... Read more


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