In an inauspicious early fall turn for hockey and skating enthusiasts, Massachusetts residents awoke Friday morning to news that state officials overnight ordered skating rinks to close. The closures are effective on Friday at 5 p.m., and are currently... Read more
Confirmed COVID-19 infections among Massachusetts residents younger than 20 are higher than they have been through the entire pandemic, prompting one leading expert to say the rising caseload is likely a reflection of increased testing and another to warn... Read more
After an eight-hour virtual meeting on Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee voted 7-0 to discontinue the exam used to place students into Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science for the... Read more
Boston School Committee Chairman Michael Loconto resigned today after he mockingly recited the names of people who participated in Wednesday night’s long virtual meeting that ended in a unanimous vote to suspend the BPS placement exam. Loconto was... Read more
A federal judge today sentenced Gary Webster to eight months in prison after he was monitored five times selling cocaine and fentanyl on Codman Hill Avenue in Dorchester in 2016, while he was working as director of constituent services for at-large City... Read more
Girls from Dorchester’s ADSL Softball League have continued their softball season in the highly competitive Charles River Fall Softball League this fall, playing double-headers every Sunday morning. With one weekend left in the fall season, the Dot girls... Read more
The Uphams Corner and Fields Corner branches of the Boston Public Library will each host virtual events in the coming weeks exploring the history of those Dorchester neighborhoods through the lens of Atlascope, a historical map tool developed earlier this... Read more
A Superior Court judge ruled last week that Boston Public Schools can continue in-person teaching despite rising rates of coronavirus in the city. Earlier in the month, Boston Teachers Union asked for an injunction, noting that the positivity rate on all... Read more
For the last several months, Uphams Corner-based guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan has grappled with the new reality facing classical and chamber musicians who saw their lifestyles and performance schedules disintegrate before their eyes as the pandemic... Read more
The Dorchester Art Project store is officially open at 1490 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner, meaning residents now have a new place to shop for artwork, music, clothes, and other products created by Dorchester artists.  The two-level storefront space,... Read more
In 2000, the Vietnamese government added Family Medicine as part of its primary care system, which is provided at several thousand communal health centers where the vast majority of Vietnamese get their medical care. As part of that development, the... Read more
The morning rush hour on Massachusetts highways is unlikely to return to pre-COVID levels until at least 2024, and even more drivers may not return to the fray if economic recovery drags or if working from home remains common, according to new Department... Read more
A baby gorilla, a male, was born via C-section at the Franklin Park Zoo last week. Kiki, a 39-year-old western lowland gorilla, birthed the 6-pound, 3-ounce baby – not yet named— on Oct. 14 with expert help from the Zoo New England veterinary team, along... Read more
Roughly 150 people logged on to a virtual meeting on Monday as the principals from Accordia Partners LLC laid out the plans for their massive Dorchester Bay City development along the Columbia Point waterfront. Hosted by the Boston Planning &... Read more
On July 4, 2019, the three-decker on Mt. Everett Street that Carol Wideman had lived in for 40 years was badly damaged by a fire caused by fireworks that destroyed the house next door. Now, the circa-1905 house is being restored for an upcoming season of... Read more
A planning committee held listening sessions this week at UMass Boston to gather thoughts from students, faculty, staff, and others as the school prepares for what will likely be another semester of mostly remote learning in the spring. “The committee... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last week approved three fully-affordable housing projects in Dorchester and authorized the creation and installation of a new mural at the Mattapan Teen Center.  Two of the projects were Codman Square... Read more
October marks the 75th celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), a time set aside to honor the contributions that people with disabilities make to our workforce while also recognizing the employment challenges that the disability... Read more
“Is the American experiment in democracy equipped to survive a Trump presidency?” The question, posed as the opening sentence in an editorial published in this space four years ago, on Nov. 9, 2016, was followed with an optimistic “Of course it will.”... Read more
The Urban Farming Institute (UFI) is one of 30 local nonprofits to share in $10 million in funding from the Cummings Foundation. The organization, which serves Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury, will receive $500,000 over 10 years. UFI converts neglected... Read more


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