Mayor Martin Walsh asked the city’s residents to be neighborly and help each other out this winter during a press conference with city officials and employees in the city’s Public Works lot on Frontage Road last Friday. “We’re here to talk about the city... Read more
Nineteen-year-old Dashawn Borden grew up on Dorchester Avenue, right across the street from the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD), an institution, he says, that has had a major influence on his formation. The self-described “drummer and activist”... Read more
A sometimes-chaotic community meeting held Monday night at 260 Washington St. – the home of Urban Guild, Inc., a Four Corners-based non-profit organization – drew a crowd of more than 200 people, many of them upset over an escalating dispute between the... Read more
At a community meeting hosted by the Boston Planning and Development agency (BPDA) last week, associates with the Herb Chambers Companies presented plans for a new four-story headquarters setup for their Honda dealership that opened earlier this year at... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a recreational dispensary at 1292 Blue Hill Ave., between Fessenden and Evelyn streets. The 5-1 vote means the proposal by Jody Mendoza Pekala and Carlos Castillo will be the latest to be tossed on a pile of... Read more
The state’s Dept. of Transportation (MassDOT) will be enhancing pedestrian crosswalks and signals at the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Adams Street in Adams Village this month. The “fast-track fix” comes after lobbying initiated by state Rep. Dan... Read more
A new podcast from Jacobin magazine and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project focuses on the Columbia Point public housing project and how its tenants struggled with, and organized against, horrific living conditions and the busing crisis in the 1960s... Read more
The five resolutions the MBTA Board adopted on Nov. 4 not only call for a commuter rail system with more frequent, electric-powered service, but they also focus on additional parking, station connections, and high-level platform boarding. Although members... Read more
The Dot Jazz Series will be back in All Saints’ Peabody Hall this Thurs. (Nov. 14) with music from the Plamen Karadonev Trio. A native of Bulgaria who plays the piano and accordion, Karadonev moved to Boston in the early 2000s and has been immersed in the... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell’s proposal to create a city office of Inspector General (IG) received a full hearing last Thursday at City Hall.  Campbell’s proposed ordinance would give the IG a broad purview to investigate complaints of waste,... Read more
The Boston chapter of Brotherhood for the Fallen (BFTF), a national organization that provides support for families of police officers murdered in the line of duty, will host its 3rd annual fall fundraiser this Saturday (Nov. 16) from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m... Read more
Building trades unions based in Dorchester donated $13,000 to Helmets to Hardhats at a State House fundraising event last Friday. Helmets to Hardhats aims to connect National Guard, Reserve, and transitioning active-duty military members with trades... Read more
Ronald Braunstein, an internationally acclaimed music conductor, saw his career derailed after he revealed that he had bipolar disorder. In 2011, with the goal of removing stigmas attached to mental illness, he founded Me2/Orchestra, the world’s first... Read more
Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu was the top vote-getter in the Nov. 5 election, coasting to re-election and garnering some 7,500 votes more than Annissa Essaibi-George, who finished second in the at-large contest. Wu, whose name has been floated as a... Read more
In her first speech to the House chamber on Beacon Hill last month, state Rep. Liz Miranda, representing Roxbury and Dorchester in the Fifth Suffolk district, focused on urging her fellow representatives to fund a Cabo Verdean Cultural Center. Miranda,... Read more
At its monthly meeting at the Mildred Community Center a week ago Monday, the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) took up zoning issues, among other things, with city councillor at-large Michelle Wu and Larry DiCara, a former city councillor who... Read more
Community members, elected officials, and representatives from the Department of Conservation and Recreation gathered at the the Barbara Colby Playground at Tenean Beach last Friday afternoon to officially re-open the facility, which was built in 1985,... Read more
Two tenants facing eviction from an Uphams Corner apartment building won an 18-month legal battle last week that will allow them to stay in their homes. According to renters and supporters from City Life/Vida Urbana, Greg McCarthy, the developer and... Read more
“Staged: New Visions of Boston Music Photography,” a newly installed exhibition currently on display at Dorchester Art Project (DAP) in Fields Corner, offers a glimpse at some of the best photography work going on in Boston’s music scene.  At the... Read more
Dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders on Wednesday endorsed new or expanded transportation revenue options, including a 15-cent increase in the state's 24-cent per gallon gas tax, as House lawmakers approach a vote on the topic. The Metropolitan Mayors... Read more


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