Family and friends of 16 year-old Jaivon Blake, who was shot to death on Geneva Ave. last September, will hold a candlelight vigil in his memory on the anniversary of his death— Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7-10 p.m. Shameka Blake, Javon’s cousin, said that the family hopes the event will be a reminder of the good things about Javon, a teen who loved basketball and the rapper Meek Mill. Read more
Jun. 22, 2012
Two Dorchester men were convicted yesterday for the brutal shooting of 14 year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis in May 2010. Joshua Fernandes, 19, and Crisostomo Lopes, 23, were both found guilty of first-degree murder by a Suffolk Superior Court jury after just four hours of deliberation.
Lopes and Fernandes will be sentenced today. Their conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without parole. Read more
Jun. 13, 2012
Few teenagers know for certain what they want to be when they grow up. For the students who graduated from the ICAN Medical Scholars program on Bowdoin Street last Saturday, the answer is getting clearer. Read more
Open Thursdays from 3-6:30 beginning June 28 and continuing through the end of October.
A top priority of the market is to make fresh, high-quality healthy food available and accessible to everyone. Vendors are local farms and small-scale food businesses that provide area residents with affordably-priced fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread and – BRAND NEW this season – fresh-caught fish. Read more
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.
Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)
Mar. 1, 2012
The saga of City Hall vs. the Star Five Oil Company may have reached a turning point. Read more
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.
1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school. Read more
The Higher Education Development and Upliftment Program is offering free GED/ESL classes on Mondays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Christ the King Church at 50 Stoughton Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. We offer individualized, one-on-one tutoring that allows people to choose what specific skills/subjects they need help with. We start-up for 2012 on Monday, January 23rd. Questions? Call 1-980-224-3387 or visit www.hedup.org