Lucas Lamar Darby entered the business world at age six this summer, opening the very popular Lucas’s Affordable Slushy stand at various locations around Dorchester. He started out on July 16 on Aspinwall Street near ... Read more.

The Open Streets Boston pilot program came to Blue Hill Avenue last Saturday as the city closed off 1.2 miles of the roadway from Dudley Street west to Grove Hall. The morning and early-afternoon event brought out ... Read more.

Gov. Baker last week signed a $5.2 billion bill focused on repairs to state buildings that included $1 million for the Dorchester Fieldhouse project, a collaboration of two local nonprofits centered on a 75,000-square- ... Read more.

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The Orange Line will shut down for 30 days starting at 9 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 19, the MBTA said last week, setting off hurried preparations for shuttle buses, expanded scheduling of commuter rail stops, and other management ... Read more.

The temperature gauge was at nearly 100 degrees today in Dorchester and Mattapan, but the mood at three neighborhood cooling centers was cool, calm and collected.

Whether it was sitting calmly and doing word ... Read more.

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US Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Ayanna Pressley say the entire MBTA system should be fare-free during the month-long planned shutdown of the Orange Line for maintenance reasons.

“The Baker Administration and the MBTA’s ... Read more.

The Massachusetts chapter and political arm of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) said Thursday they’re supporting state Rep. Liz Miranda’s bid to move to the state Senate.

“We are confident that Liz ... Read more.

Massachusetts stands as a "model" that other states should follow to protect access to abortions and other reproductive health care, Vice President Kamala Harris said during a visit to Dorchester on Thursday.

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The MBTA will venture into uncharted territory with a newly announced month-long shutdown of the Orange Line, and the unprecedented step might not be the last of its kind.

Baker administration officials kept the ... Read more.

Last Sunday (July 31), dozens gathered atop Savin Hill to hear more about the history of the park and the Neponset band of the Massachusett tribe that lived hereabouts before European settlers arrived in 1630. ... Read more.

Peter Power, who died on July 17 at age 75, was a good man. A house painter who grew up in Dorchester, he was the only son of Peter and Julia Power, who emigrated from County Cork in Ireland. He first met Karen French ... Read more.

The National Night Out celebration in Mattapan took place in Almont Park on Monday, Aug. 1, in the evening. Almont Park was full of activity, including tennis, Pop Warner football, basketball camp and all of that ... Read more.

The Boston Project Ministries and Talbot Norfolk Triangle Neighborhood Association have another crew of young neighborhood artists hard at work this summer painting the area’s sixth mural in seven years.

Each year ... Read more.

Where can I begin to tell about what Bill Russell meant to me and my generation of Boston basketball fans?

When Russell arrived in Boston just before Christmas day in 1956, he had won gold with the USA team in the ... Read more.

In 2017, 15-year-old Dorchester pals Aidan Devlin and Thomas Donahue, who liked to play what they call “arena football” in the street hockey court at Garvey Park in Neponset, organized the first Neponset Bowl, a youth-led ... Read more.

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (center) joined state attorney general candidate Andrea Campbell (right) to celebrate the opening of Campbell’s campaign headquarters on Talbot Avenue in Codman Square before setting off on a ... Read more.

Community groups can apply now for the next round of Community Preservation Act (CPA) grants through the city of Boston, which plans to award almost $39 million for projects involving affordable housing, historic ... Read more.

A 15-year-old boy was shot to death outside 28 Ellington St. in Dorchester on Wed., July 27. Boston Police responded to the scene around 7:25 p.m. The victim— Curtis Ashford, Jr.— was taken to a local hospital, where he ... Read more.

A bill that would borrow and spend $11.3 billion on Massachusetts transportation projects survived the last-minute frenzy of deal-making on Beacon Hill over the weekend and into Monday, with a number of Dorchester ... Read more.

The current posting system for Massachusetts ocean beaches is fundamentally flawed and needs to be fixed

Last week, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay issued a report on beach postings on the ... Read more.

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