US Congressman Michael Capuano wants to give Fairmount Line commuters a free ride, at least for a short time, in the hope of raising awareness and usage along the line. He is pushing for a trial promotion along the nine-mile stretch to “anybody and... Read more

About 30 neighbors and business owners gathered at St. Mark’s Church hall on Monday night to discuss a proposed five-story, mixed use development slated for a stretch of Dorchester Avenue near Peabody Square. The building proposal is presently under... Read more

The MBTA will pump $7.9 million into a repair project that will keep its fleet of PCC trolley cars running on the Mattapan High Speed Line for “the near future” as an independent review of the line’s infrastructure continues this year. T officials say... Read more

A proposed four story mixed-use development on Bowdoin Street was discussed last Thursday night at a public meeting that drew roughly thirty people to the St. Peter’s Teen Center, where several residents raised their concerns about the potential... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday announced funding for 10 affordable housing developments across Boston, a nearly $22 million investment to preserve or produce 602 housing units. Dorchester and Mattapan projects account for half of these approvals,... Read more

A Zoning Board of Appeals decision that has green-lighted the demolition of a single-family home to clear the way for a three-story building with six apartments in Ashmont has caused waves in community meetings throughout Dorchester, with residents... Read more

Neighbors can get their first in-depth look at plans for a new four-story, mixed use development planned for 191-195 Bowdoin St. at a public meeting set for Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. The building proposed by the Vietnamese American Initiative... Read more

A city of Boston initiative aimed at building new, affordable homes on city-owned lots across Dorchester and Mattapan is accelerating this year and officials are encouraging first-time buyers to begin preparing to ensure a chance at the income-... Read more

The Boston Tax Help Coalition will inaugurate its 16th season this Friday (Jan. 27) with an event at Dot House Health featuring remarks from Mayor Martin Walsh. The coalition provides free tax preparation workshops and one-on-one credit- and wealth-... Read more


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