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A campaign to create a permanent, public monument in Boston to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. appears to be gaining momentum. A committee led by business leader Paul English and Rev. Liz Walker and backed by the Walsh administration intends to raise $5... Read more
Community activists brought a Glover’s Corner planning meeting to a dramatic halt on Wednesday night, interrupting the city-led transportation discussion to speak out about displacement and call for a moratorium until they were satisfied that the process... Read more
In a blog post published today on the official Madison Square Garden website, current New York Ranger and Dorchester native Kevin Hayes relates the story of his parents' battle to overcome cancer. The post, which comes in anticipation of tonight's Hockey... Read more
Greater Ashmont Main Street is crowdfunding for projects to beautify and enhance the Peabody Square plazas near the Ashmont T station. The fundraising campaign kicked off on Nov. 5 and seeks $25,000 in donations to qualify for matching grants. Greater... Read more
It’s rare to find any project that generates near unanimity among civic leaders. But that’s the dynamic right now in the Port Norfolk section of Dorchester, where neighbors have spoken up forcefully against a redevelopment proposal that would create a new... Read more
The UMass Building Authority has received 16 responses to its Request For Information (RFI) regarding the prominent Bayside parcel on Columbia Point, university officials said Friday. Several developers are already actively involved in real estate around... 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
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
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
Graduate students, residents, and experienced urban planners will join forces this fall to enact a development plan for Dorchester’s Pope’s Hill neighborhood. The plan will be developed by faculty and students from the University of Massachusetts Boston’s... Read more

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