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Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) this week recommended that six projects in Dorchester be among the 35 projects set to be included in the upcoming first round of funding through the Community Preservation Act (CPA)... Read more
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
Editor's note: The Ashmont Hill Yard Sale returns on Sat., May 22. This article about the history of the event was first published in 2018. It’s a cornucopia of vintage dishware, eclectic clothing, trinkets, and furniture, and wooden skis laid out across... 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

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