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Underused industrial parcels and generally underdeveloped swaths of land along a mile-long stretch of Dorchester Avenue are prime for new planning, residents and city officials agreed during a tour of the PLAN: Glover’s Corner sites last week. After... Read more
A program aimed at boosting spirits among elderly residents in city housing developments has become a popular attraction at the Lower Mills Apartments. Twice a week, student volunteers from across the world show up at the 2262 Dorchester Ave.to call bingo... Read more
Two weeks of free riders on the Fairmount Line kicked off on Monday, a bid to boost ridership on the only commuter rail line to operate entirely within Boston. A group of elected officials and activists stood outside Morton Street station in Mattapan on... Read more
The 15-acre stretch along the banks of the Neponset River has long ridden the razor’s edge of becoming a dumping place for hazardous waste, home to gas tanks, a docking site for natural gas tankers, or adjacent to a proposed site of a stadium for the then... Read more
Dorchester’s annual observation of Memorial Day will have a distinctly Irish accent this year. The keynote speaker of the time-honored ceremony in Cedar Grove Cemetery on May 29 will be Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, who has serves with the Irish... Read more
Community members and housing experts engaged in a discussion on development and Dorchester’s trajectory during a wide-ranging forum in the basement hall of St Mark’s Church on Tuesday night. Faced with housing pressures coming to bear on the increasingly... Read more
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to President Barack Obama on Sunday, May 7 as part of the centennial celebration of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Former First Lady... Read more
Map shows where off-campus college students live in the cityWith college and university enrollment all but stagnant, only 32 percent of the nearly 149,600 undergraduate and graduate students in Boston live on a campus, according to the city’s third annual... Read more
The old Bayside Expo site as viewed late last year in the middle of demolition. Bill Forry photo Last Thursday evening, the Dorchester Reporter was the first to report that hush-hush negotiations between UMass and the Kraft family to build a 20,000-seat... Read more
UMass says stadium "does not appear feasible." Updated April 28, 3:31 p.m. -- Discussions between UMass Boston and Robert Kraft's sports empire to build a professional soccer stadium on the UMass-owned Bayside site in Dorchester have officially ceased.... Read more

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