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The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will launch new planning initiatives in Mattapan and Newmarket to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements and to support long-term equitable growth and sustainability. Mayor Martin J. Walsh... Read more
Above, Chris 'Tiger' Stockbridge with 2018 Parade Chief Marshal Edward Kelly. Sunday’s Dot Day Parade would have been a much less joyous affair without Chris “Tiger” Stockbridge cheering on his neighbors from the wall at Dorchester Park. The 45-year-old... Read more
Editor's Note: A version of this story first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM, Boston's NPR News Station on Thurs., May 31, 2018. Walk into the Wahlburgers in Hingham and you’re greeted with a merchandise kiosk that says “Dorchester to Hingham.” On the wall there’... Read more
It’s time to bring back Dr. J. Keith Motley as the chancellor of UMass Boston. The turmoil that is swirling around UMass Boston’s Dorchester campus is distressing and unnecessary. The university desperately needs a leader, someone with a deep... Read more
Holding signs, banners, and t-shirts emblazoned with pictures of lost loved ones, more than 1,000 people rallied in Fields Corner on Sunday in support of families who have lost loved ones to violence before marching through Dorchester and Roxbury on their... Read more
On Tuesday, Write on the DOT will launch its fourth volume of creative writing from Dorchester and UMass Boston writers on the patio at The Blarney Stone, starting at 5 p.m. Neighbors, join us. Write on the DOT started in 2011 as a reading series... Read more
A striking new granite memorial honoring the memory of two Dorchester men who gave their lives defending the public will be dedicated in a ceremony at 11 a.m. this coming Sunday, May 6, at Neponset II Park. The memorial to the late Trooper Mark S.... Read more
DotBlock demo imminent – Work on Dot Block is plugging along, developers say. This mixed-used project is set to transform a 4-acre block of Glover’s Corner with about 362 units, 450 parking spaces, and approximately 37,000 square feet of retail space.... Read more
This train is making local stops. That was the message from House budget-writers to the MBTA when it comes to erecting billboards and similar outdoor ad space that the cash-hungry T views as a revenue-generator and others see as an eyesore. Through a... Read more
Above, the Treadmark building—2.0— as seen on Dorchester Avenue on Monday afternoon. Maddie Kilgannon photo It has been 10 months since a long-duration fire destroyed the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue. Boston Fire officials later determined that... Read more

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