Civics

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
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the proposed $200 million redevelopment of the former Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Blvd. into an “urban innovation campus” at its monthly board meeting Thursday. Nordblom Co. plans... Read more
In Dorchester, it’s a bittersweet day. We remember those we lost five years ago, particularly eight-year-old Martin Richard, whose message of peace and kindness lives on through the good works of his family and the people whom they inspire. On Monday,... Read more
A permitting loophole that allowed a developer to build on a former city-owned lot once considered “unbuildable” has prompted the city to take a fresh look at how it monitors and sells off similar parcels citywide. The lot in question— a 3,529 square foot... Read more

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