Who on earth calls Dorchester “The Chest”?

Apparently, we “locals” do— if you believe the author and publishers of a “Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Boston.” The book— now in its eighth edition— is billed as “the #1 relocation... Read more

There are just under three weeks until the Sept. 26 preliminary election, which includes a four-person run-off for mayor of Boston. Now is the time for voters to tune in and get ready to fulfill their civic duty.

This week, the city’s Election... Read more

Amid the uproar surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments— including one that now stands boxed up on Boston’s George’s Island— it may be time for us to consider the future of Dorchester’s most prominent statue, one that depicts a figure from the... Read more

Organizers of Saturday’s overblown “free speech rally” on Boston Common got far more than they bargained for when they showed up to find tens of thousands of fired-up but mostly peaceful Bostonians and visitors intent on making a statement of their own... Read more

How should Bostonians confront Saturday’s planned assembly of “free speech” protestors on Boston Common?

Don’t. Ignore them.

Let the Boston Police— who must bear the burden of having to cordon off a protest pen and search anyone who... Read more

The UMass Building Authority (UMBA) and UMass President Martin Meehan made the right decision this week with regard to the former Bayside Expo site on Columbia Point. The authority, in issuing a Request for Information from developers, has taken the... Read more

On Wednesday, the Boston Globe editorial board published an extraordinary lament... Read more

The fallout from the June 28 fire that ravaged the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue continues this week. Boston Fire officials have determined that the fire’s cause was multi-dimensional— from a hot exhaust pipe positioned too closely to... Read more

A free, family-oriented festival on Saturday is the latest opportunity to celebrate the dramatic reclamation of Dorchester’s waterfront. Neponset RiverFest, organized by the Neponset River Watershed Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... Read more

We don’t yet know exactly what sparked the fire that ripped through the upper floors of the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue last week. A Boston Fire Department investigation aimed at determining the cause remains unresolved a week later.

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The balance of the Boston Globe’s estimable staff decamped for new quarters on State Street last week, leaving behind what is now an empty building at 135 Morrissey Blvd.

Much has been published about the move— some of it nostalgic about the 59-... Read more

A proposal by a group of state lawmakers that would impose a 28 percent tax on marijuana sales— instead of the intended 12 percent outlined in last year’s ballot question—is bad policy. Not only does the proposal subvert the will of the electorate,... Read more

Mary Franklin, who hoped to challenge Martin Walsh as a candidate for mayor of Boston this fall, did not make the ballot. Franklin, who announced her plans to run almost two years ago, failed to collect enough valid, certified signatures.

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An interesting thread played out on the Originally from Dorchester Facebook page over the last week after someone posted a map of Boston’s neighborhoods that included a sub-division of Dorchester... Read more