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Dorchester’s Bino Barros will take the stage at the 12th Annual Boston GreenFest & Tech Expo on Sat., Aug. 17 with a performance of Cabo Verdean folk music enriched with soul that captures the hearts of listeners of every age and background. Barros... Read more
Maya Saunders of Dorchester was one of two Boston women honored at the 110th national convention of the NAACP in Detroit last month. Saunders, 26, and a graduate of the NAACP Next Generation (NextGen) Young Professional Leadership Program, works as... Read more
The BCYF Gallivan Community Center has undergone an artistic transformation thanks to four local artists who painted murals on the center’s walls on Wed., July 24, as part of a partnership with LIFEWTR, a bottled water company whose initiative to restore... Read more
The Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP) was established in 1983 to set employment standards for construction projects in Boston. Several articles have been published about the challenges of meeting the policy’s goals. But people are missing the two most... Read more
Last Saturday, Tenean Beach, one of Dorchester’s three public beaches, was unusually busy. Moms and dads strolled with baby carriages along the walkway. Children joyfully screamed in a red, blue and yellow bouncy house. Songs like “Uptown Funk” and “I... Read more
University of Massachusetts trustees last Friday approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students, as members of the board cautioned of “clouds on the horizon” in enrollment and revenue trends. The vote, held about a month... Read more
The following obituary was compiled and written by relatives and friends of the deceased: A funeral Mass will be held on Sat., Aug. 24, at St. Ann Church in Neponset for Neil F. Jones, a dancer, a singer, actor, and Dorchester native who over a long... Read more
This story was originally published on wbur.orgNew housing, marina proposal have been on hold as city ramps up 'climate-ready' effort To the untrained ear, it sounds like a grand slam for Dorchester: Revitalize a ramshackle waterfront lot and open public... Read more
Parents who have not yet registered their children for public schools in Boston can do so at city community centers beginning this weekend, including several in Dorchester and Mattapan. The expanded registration system will meet an annual trend of late-... Read more
MBTA officials who initially said delays on the Red Line would continue "at least through Labor Day" are now targeting sometime in October for restoration of full service. Some progress has been made to repair signal infrastructure damaged by a June 11... Read more
The UMass Boston Board of Trustees on Friday approved a twenty-one member search committee that will be tasked with finding a new permanent chancellor for the university. The committee, which includes UMass Boston faculty, deans, students, alumni, and... Read more
Fire at 600 Blue Hill Avenue
The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire on Friday morning at 600 Blue Hill Ave., at Columbia Road, did an estimated $500,000 in damage to stores, including the Fernandez Brothers Grocery. @universalhub Blue Hill ave pic.twitter.com/... Read more
A new exhibition at the Dorchester Art Project entitled “Face Value: Makeup, Art, and Identity” will kick off with an opening ceremony this Saturday night. In examining the ways makeup can reflect social, cultural, and political realities, the show “... Read more
Several options to improve the efficiency and reliability of the commuter rail were recapped during a transit meeting on Monday amid renewed calls from Boston elected officials to prioritize improvements to the Fairmount Line. MBTA and MassDOT are in the... Read more
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins will visit Ireland in September to join a panel at a three-day program in Co Wexford, the Reporter has been told. Boston-born Larry Donnelly, a law lecturer at UC Galway, and Dr. Robert M. Mauro of Boston... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants to increase fees on Uber and Lyft rides, with the aim of reducing congestion, cutting emissions, and raising money for local governments. Walsh made his case at a State House hearing last Tuesday (July 23), as lawmakers... Read more
It looks like a 2.5 percent tuition increase is likely for University of Massachusetts students this fall, system president Marty Meehan said last week. The $43.1 billion state budget that the Legislature sent to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk includes $558... Read more
Mayor Marty Walsh visited Uphams Corner on Monday as part of a tour of Main Streets districts highlighting the city program aimed at supporting business districts and the entrepreneurs who make them tick. Walsh presented awards to business owners and... Read more
Last Thursday, 110 Grill in the South Bay mall hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the official opening of the Dorchester shopping center’s newest eatery. The 6,000-square foot, 180-seat property at South Bay represents the first venture into the... Read more
The Massachusetts House appears poised this week to pass a multi-pronged children’s health bill, which includes provisions addressing behavioral health, the pediatric health workforce, and insurance coverage for young people aging out of foster care.... Read more

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