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Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) elected a new slate of officers to its Board of Directors for 2019 – 2020. Dorchester’s Yvonne Jones, who has been on the board since 2005, will serve as chair through June 2020. The diverse 51- member board... Read more
Tenean Beach Day— hosted by the Port Norfolk Civic Association, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, will be held on Sat., Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will be filled with activities for... Read more
Several Adams Corner businesses that were forced to close after a small electrical fire on July 27 are expected to re-open as soon as Wednesday, according to the property owner. The Boston Fire Department responded to an alarm and found smoky conditions... Read more
Permit in hand, they plan to open in October Dorchester native Kobie Evans and his business partner, Kevin Hart, both African American, were granted a permit last month to open Boston’s first recreational cannabis shop in Grove Hall. Pure Oasis, the... Read more
Rendering by Rode Architects of proposed building
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a developer's plan to replace Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 500 Talbot Ave. at Argyle Street, with a four-story apartment building. JPA Development Co. of Braintree will reserve about 2,000 square feet of... Read more
Fifty new BlueBike stations are coming online this year in the city of Boston, several of which have opened recently in Dorchester and Mattapan. After plans for a new wave of expansion were announced in May, a community process helped determine the... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Neighborhood House Charter School to add a gym and 12 new classrooms to handle 70 eighth-grade students at its Queen Street campus - but with a proviso that the school not be allowed to educate more... Read more
It’s been almost six weeks since a nine-alarm fire on a windy June afternoon devastated tightly packed Old Morton Street near Lower Mills, causing millions of dollars in property damage and driving two dozen people from their homes. Seven properties were... Read more
Some 900 people crowded the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury last Thursday night for a standing-room-only rally organized by the Mass Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) to unveil a new affordable mortgage program targeting first-time homebuyers. Mayor... Read more
As more and more young people begin to use e-cigarettes and other vapor products with nicotine, often initially tempted by an appealing flavor, students and lawmakers made their push Tuesday for Massachusetts to ban the sale of almost all flavored tobacco... Read more
Businessman Steve Pemberton spent his childhood bouncing through the foster care system in New Bedford. Now he hopes to take that experience to the halls of Congress. The Democratic primary for US Senate in 2020 will get another entrant today with... Read more
The approval on Monday of a $43.1 billion state budget resolves a question that had kept University of Massachusetts officials from setting tuition rates for this fall, although students have longer still to wait before they know what their final cost... Read more
The Boston Renegades women’s tackle football program swept the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) this year with an 8-0 season and notched their second consecutive league title on July 13. Stephani Pascual, a Lawrence native who lives in Dorchester and is... Read more
Dorchester resident Hansa Edwards came to the United States from Barbados as a teenager with a distressing medical diagnosis. Doctors told her that she suffered from Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited condition that slowly constricts vision and for which... Read more
Dorchester ‘s Ward 15 Democratic Committee endorsed nine candidates for at-large city council seats at a meeting on July 20. Candidates must receive a two-thirds approval vote from the group to gain approval. The panel endorsed District 4 Councillor... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh returned to Beacon Hill last Tuesday to testify before one of his former committees on a bill that would direct the state to provide low-income tenants who are facing eviction with a court-appointed attorney for the eviction... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had a “very honest, straightforward conversation” on Tuesday with Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, five days after he said he would meet with the officials to discuss investments... Read more
Transit advocates are calling for a reduced fare for low-income MBTA riders. The call comes after many T fares increased by an average of 6 percent earlier this month. The advocates, who filled the sidewalk Monday ahead of a joint meeting of the... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker said last Thursday that he is “not surprised at all” that the MBTA’s monthly rider poll shows its lowest approval rating since the feature was launched more than three years ago, but he reiterated support for his transportation... Read more
The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment that officials say will continue to cause delays through most of the summer on the same day that T officials said service on a stretch of track will return to normal two weeks earlier than... Read more

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