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I attended the public information meeting at The Murphy School on 9/27/22 to hear about a proposed partnership between Pine Street Inn (PSI) and The Community Builders (TCB) to convert the Comfort Inn at 900 Morrissey ... Read more.

In a remarkable essay that he wrote for the Boston Globe’s Sunday magazine in July 2021 announcing that his doctors had told him he had but a few months to live, Jack Thomas took stock of his life with a grace that defied ... Read more.

Two Dorchester favorites, Dorchester Brewing and The Ice Creamsmith, are working up some unique fall fun. The brewer firm is welcoming fall with a beer release inspired by some of the Ice Creamsmith’s hit flavors.

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The fighting associated with the second phase of North Vietnam’s brutal Tet offensive in May 1968, wasn’t expected to be intense at Dong Ha, where Dorchester resident Donald Vincent Baker, a Seabee attached to the Third ... Read more.

A social media post for an illicit street soiree or a flier for a backyard party, complete with cover charges and security, can often be the difference between a nice weekend and a nightmare for residents of Dorchester ... Read more.

BPDA River Street Mattapan plan

After the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) unveiled the “PLAN: Mattapan” draft to the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) on Monday night, officials listened as residents reacted.

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Mattapan Square via PLAN: Mattapan

City planners hope to turn Mattapan into a “10-minute neighborhood” by allowing the construction of up to 2,400 additional homes, encouraging a more diverse mix of retail along its major corridors - from bodegas to ... Read more.

Rendering of proposed Blue Hill Avenue building

A California developer has filed plans to replace a billboard-topped vacant lot at 1471 Blue Hill Ave., at Culbert Street in Mattapan, with a five-story, 48-unit, all ... Read more.

Peverell Street fire

A six-alarm fire that started at 25 Peverell St.. shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday spread to 130 Cushing Ave., and two other neighboring houses due to heavy wind.

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State Police report that a man who got out of his car after he crashed into a guard rail was hit and killed by a another car and which was itself rammed into by another car - driven by somebody who was then charged with ... Read more.

Boston City Hall

City Councillor At-Large Erin Murphy on Thursday offered a redistricting map of her own as she and her colleagues drew closer to a deadline to finish the redrawing of Boston’s political boundaries involving the nine ... Read more.

 A victim of violence

A year ago, Ciaran Moore was a man on the go – a construction foreman who loved Irish hurling and the 12 Bens Tavern and was living in Lower Mills with his wife and fully involved in raising three active children.

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900 Morrissey

Hundreds packed Dorchester’s Murphy School earlier this week to speak out on Pine Street Inn’s proposal to turn the hotel across the street into permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless people.

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The hard-working people of Massachusetts don’t have to be reminded about the pain of inflation. A trip to the supermarket demonstrates the sharply rising price of food, which is forcing most of us to tighten belts and ... Read more.

Roca, the Chelsea-based nonprofit focused on violence intervention, had spent years planning to move its Boston headquarters on Albany Street to a new location.

The agency works with young men and women who are ... Read more.

With an eye toward getting to a hearing before the Boston Cannabis Board (BCB) next month, the team behind a proposed adult-use cannabis dispensary at 538 River St. in Mattapan Square held its final community meeting on ... Read more.

Open Streets

A 2.1 mile stretch of Dorchester Avenue was “open to people” but not cars on Saturday morning as thousands turned out for the last in a series of Open Street Boston events organized by the city of Boston this year. The ... Read more.

Congratulations to the Biden Administration, several major social media services, the US Conference of Mayors, the Anti-Defamation League, and other organizations for joining forces to combat the spread of extremist ... Read more.

Boston saw a "fairly large influx" of migrants over the summer that underscored the need for resources at the municipal level, Mayor Michelle Wu said Tuesday.

Casting Boston as "a city that is a hub for services," ... Read more.

When he was growing up in 1950s South Carolina, a young man named Willie Hicks Sr. wanted to be a doctor, but being a Black man there in those days, he found that few colleges were interested in training him, and that ... Read more.

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