Jan. 1 is typically a busy day at the city’s only public waterfront amenity, as scores of “Brownies” brave what are normally frigid temps to take a New Year’s plunge into Dorchester Bay. But this year’s traditional swim won’t have the benefit of using the... Read more
After years of trying for more liquor licenses, Boston is on the verge of getting five more - one for the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner and four for the Bolling Building in Nubian Square. The State Senate on Thursday gave its final approval to a measure... Read more
Dorchester Avenue will be on Saturday the location of the city’s third “Open Streets” day this year, with the weather forecasted to be 67 and sunny. Stretching for 2.1 miles, between Freeport Street and Gallivan Boulevard, the avenue is closing to... Read more
The City Council voted 9-3 for a home rule petition that would make Boston eligible to apply to participate in a pilot program allowing cities and towns to restrict new buildings or major renovations from using fossil fuels. Mayor Michelle Wu first... Read more
Five of Hyde Park Councillor Ricardo Arroyo’s colleagues on Wednesday asked for him to be reinstated as chair of committees overseeing redistricting efforts and government operations. City Council President Ed Flynn weeks ago temporarily removed Arroyo... Read more
It isn’t a shock that communities like Dorchester and Mattapan continue to be one of the last communities to receive bike related amenities. As a person who lives in Mattapan and a person who works for an organization (Mattapan Food & Fitness... Read more
Mayor Wu on continuing her support for Arroyo: 'We’ll see how this story evolves.' A bombshell story in the Boston Globe that outlined past allegations of sexual assault involving Boston City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo has roiled the already hotly... Read more
Pine Street Inn, the largest homeless services provider in New England, is looking to team up with a developer to convert the Comfort Inn on Morrissey Boulevard into permanent, supportive housing aimed at formerly homeless people. Pine Street Inn and The... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society and the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association (CSHCA) will team up next Sunday (July 31) in hosting Thomas Green, a Bay State native and descendant of the Native American Neponset band of the Massachusett tribe from which... Read more
The Polish-American Club on Boston Street and a Norwell billboard company on Thursday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of a plan to build an electronic billboard aimed at motorists on the neighboring Southeast Expressway. In their suit,... Read more


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