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Now that the Boston Globe has moved its offices downtown and its printing presses to Taunton, its old 16-acre headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard sits nearly empty, although the New York Times is still being printed there and delivery trucks are still... Read more
Boston is exceeding its housing goals, bolstered by new concentrations of affordable middle-income stock in some of its least affordable neighborhoods, according to two recent city reviews. While slower, progress is substantial outside of the city core,... Read more
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Citywide Concert Series comes to Dorchester Park on Thursday, August 3 with a performance by Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies. The seven-person band— made up of students from Berklee College of Music— will play... Read more
I commend the Department of Conservation and Recreation for planning modern upgrades for Morrissey Boulevard (MB). However, in my opinion, the 25 percent design plan is not forward thinking, has not sought the input of the city, and perpetuates mistakes... Read more
Fabienne Eliacin, left, with Robert Kraft
On June 8, in a ceremonial luncheon hosted by the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) Board Member Fabienne Eliacin was selected for the 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award, winning... Read more
The first minutes of the June 28 fire on the top floor and roof of the Treadmark building were captured in this photo, which shows a firefighter on the roof. Polly O'Brien photo
The investigation into the cause of a six-alarm fire that destroyed parts of a new mixed-use housing complex on Dorchester Avenue last month remains incomplete this week. Meanwhile, officials from Trinity Financial, Inc., which built and owns the... Read more
With bike lanes, roadway widths, and signaling a bit more defined this time around, the Morrissey Boulevard redesign is at about 25 percent, Department of Conservation and Recreation officials told community members at a reasonably well attended meeting... Read more
Farmers markets in and around Dorchester are gearing up for the summer, with many of them looking to open in the next couple of weeks. The Ashmont Farmers Market will be among the first to set up shop as it begins its ninth season on Friday on the plaza... Read more
The yellow siding was gone. The two chimneys were gone. The only distinctive exterior marker remaining at 45 Alban St. last week was the front porch, its delicate white columns intact as workers busied themselves on the stripped shell of the late 19th... Read more
Almost every neighborhood in Boston has that nightmare property – the house that sags under the weight of burned-out beams, seems ready to blow over in a stiff breeze, or is used more by squatters than residents. Sometimes they haunt the street for years... Read more

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