Neighbors in Adams Village are coming the aid of workers who have lost their livelihood since a fire shuttered their workplaces last month. A fire on Sept. 23 heavily damaged the inside 756-762 Adams St., a two-story building that houses the popular... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh last week signed the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act home rule petition, passed by the city council on Oct. 4, sending the tenant protection act to the state legislature for approval. Named after the late Roxbury community... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councillor Tito Jackson pitched their wares to a gathering of about 75 people at First Parish Church on Meetinghouse Hill last Friday, with Walsh detailing a steady rate of improvement across the city and his challenger saying... Read more
The city is moving ahead with plans to rejuvenate the Uphams Corner village of Dorchester, which it envisions as a thriving arts district and home to new cultural and community hubs. In a community meeting at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps... Read more
Ask Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn what really keeps him up at night. Civilian fire deaths? There hasn’t been a single one all year. More large-scale fires? They keep a wary eye, but the department is staffed to handle them as they come. Wood-... Read more
Dorchester youngsters and their parents are invited to attend a special event hosted by the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts next week. The registration event at the James J. Rice Amvets Post 28 at 33 Romsey St., Dorchester is sponsored by Troop 28, the... Read more
Resilient as its namesake setting, the Dorchester Irish Heritage Festival – cancelled last year due to severe rain – will take place for the seventh time on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street). Among the performers... Read more
Rufus Faulk, who finished in second place in last week’s preliminary election for District 7 city councillor, is hoping that support from some of his former rivals will help him mount an upset victory over first-place finisher Kim Janey in the Nov. 7... Read more
In person, Skye Canuto is nearly unrecognizable from the stern, professional figure in her official police portrait. Her words are free of decorum or ceremony; rather, she speaks personably with a radiant smile. She doesn’t seem like an off-duty police... Read more
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Puerto Rico, those who live here and those who are on the island, as they recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Maria. I am incredibly proud to share that we are stepping up as a city... Read more
Used car dealers J.D. Byrider employed predatory practices to sell defective vehicles at high cost to consumers, according to the state’s Attorney General Maura Healey, who filed a lawsuit against the company last week. The lawsuit alleges that J.D.... Read more
Hundreds of people gathered in Fields Corner on Sunday to watch as a colorful new mural celebrating the city’s Vietnamese community was unveiled on the side of Pho Hoà Restaurant on Dorchester Avenue. The crowd buzzed over music, ate food, and played lawn... Read more
Maggie Mancuso paints, enscribes stones, collects gowns for families in mourning A Dorchester mom has turned the tragic death of her infant son into a crusade to help others struggling with loss and grief. Margaret (Maggie) Moran Mancuso was devastated... Read more
It’s a mild October evening in Roxbury and Kim Janey is standing in front of the earliest childhood home she can remember. The two-toned green and beige Codman Park house does not look anything like the Academy Homes apartments of the late 1960s, Janey... Read more
Runners and walkers will hit the streets on Milton later this month to help fight the opioid epidemic. Mike’s 5K to Crush Substance Abuse is set for Sat., Oct. 21. The event is held in memory of 42-year-old Michael Mulcahy, a Dorchester native and Milton... Read more
Members of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association voted 30 to 20 on Monday against a controversial plan to convert a former funeral home on Pleasant Street into a 17-unit condominium complex. The meeting ended in a dramatic voice vote pitting neighbors... Read more
Former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur has been appointed to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal, officials confirmed this week. The zoning board, which consists of seven members and assorted alternate members, hears requests for conditional use permits,... Read more
The development company that has agreed to buy the former Boston Globe complex on Morrissey Boulevard is proposing to renovate and re-use the existing newspaper facility as a hub for high-tech jobs, including robotics. Todd Fremont-Smith, senior vice... Read more
A popular Adams Corner eatery, hair salon and coffee shop are among the businesses that are closed this week after a fire struck the building they occupy at 756-762 Adams Street last weekend. The Boston Fire Department responded to the scene at 2:34 a.m.... Read more
The filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick’s new documentary, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America,” will be screened at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester at a free forum on Tues., Oct. 10. The showing will be followed by a discussion... Read more


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