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A Dorchester native has been named a finalist in the 2019 Blue Man Group Boston Drum-Off competition. 19-year-old Christina Edwards, the only female in this year’s competition, beat out 13 other semi-finalists and 44 applicants to make to the finals... Read more
Developers of the former Bayside Exposition Center site finalized their agreement to lease the 20-acre site, signing a 99-year ground lease for the UMass Boston property with an expected value of $235 million. Accordia Partners and their capital partner... Read more
Following a two-week window that saw high rates of car breaks and auto thefts, police officials from district C-11 in Dorchester are urging residents to be wary of securing their automobiles. According to Sergeant Brian Dunford, the span from June 13... Read more
This year’s Neponset RiverFest is set for Sat., July 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at DCR Neponset Park in Dorchester. The annual event celebrates the Neponset river, its surrounding parks and pedestrian paths, and the natural salt marshes and wetlands... Read more
The morning rush started and the timing of the next train from Ashmont was a mystery – but it did cost more than it did the day before. Fare increases took effect Monday morning, raising costs for MBTA riders by around 6 percent on average. Subway with a... Read more
The second annual Pear Square Art Fair will take place Saturday, July 20 from 12-8 p.m. at Richardson Park in Dorchester. After a successful inaugural event last summer, this year’s fair will feature an expanded lineup of activities and performances,... Read more
Passengers at JFK/UMass stop on Thursday were irritated about the state of the transit system. New polling says they are not alone. A WBUR poll this morning found that only 29 percent of polled voters said they approve of the way Gov Charlie Baker has... Read more
Boston-area voters are really frustrated with transportation -- and they don't like how the MBTA has been handled by state leaders, according to a new WBUR poll (topline results, crosstabs). Compared with five years ago, just 4% of survey respondents say... Read more
Residents in Uphams Corner neighborhood have their hopes, and their fears Tucked away on a hill at the center of one of the nation’s most diverse ZIP codes is a grand dame of a theater that bore witness to the end of WWI and silent films, the start of “... Read more
While 92 percent of Massachusetts residents think addiction to heroin or opiates is either a crisis or a major problem, support and opposition to supervised drug injection sites is closely divided, a new poll found. A new WBUR poll conducted by the... Read more
The Massachusetts unemployment rate rose in May, but rested at the low rate of 3 percent. State labor officials, citing federal data, reported on June 21 that Massachusetts lost 3,600 jobs in May, despite the addition of 400 government jobs. Over the... Read more
Men’s mental health will be the focus as Whittier Street Health Center hosts its 19th annual Men’s Health Summit on Sat., June 29. Established as a forum to address the disparities in men’s health and health care, this year’s summit, Men’s Mental Health:... Read more
The ADSL’s spring softball season is in full gear now after dealing with many early season rainouts. The league, which added a fifth minor league team this year, is playing games at Toohig, Walsh, Town, and Hemenway parks. Currently there is a t-ball,... Read more
About 150 people attended an all-day live music “Unity Peace Festival” in Ronan Park on June 15. The event was organized by Luisa Tavares Barros, a native of Cape Verde who has lived in Dorchester since 1981. Her son Andrew Tavares, 17, was shot and... Read more
Great music never dies. It spreads organically, gets remixed, and continues to find fresh ears. Daniel Laurent (DL) speaks gently, is careful with his words, and carries many scars. His strength, creative energy, and resolve is palpable in his lyrics. It... Read more
King Boston— the organization formed to honor the work and Boston legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King— is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. King... Read more
Chigoziri Ojuka, Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Director of the Whittier Health Center’s Quincy Commons clinic on Blue Hill Avenue, will be presented with the 2019 President’s Award at the Center’s annual meeting on June 27. The annual... Read more
Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center will offer a free four-week healthy cooking class for 5th and 6th graders this summer, beginning July 10.  The class sessions will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. over four Wednesdays, July 10-31.  All classes will... Read more
Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu is spearheading a “#BostonTParty” to protest coming fare hikes on the MBTA. The rally comes after two recent train derailments, within several days of each other, renewed focus on the T’s performance. Wu said on Twitter ... Read more
A sweeping effort to overhaul the state’s 26-year-old education funding formula is still in the joint Education Committee as a vocal coalition of proponents keep pushing for movement. The bill is similar to an earlier effort that died in conference... Read more

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