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Visitors to Ryan Park in Mattapan this past week might have noticed that a pair of new structures have appeared in the field near 315 River Street. Two 14-foot tall bamboo teepee-like structures were installed last weekend by a team helmed by a pair of... Read more
The summer farmer’s market season is in full-swing in Dorchester and Mattapan with six weekly opportunities to buy fresh produce, meats and specialty products, often at reduced cost. The markets are up and running at Ashmont-Peabody Square, Bowdoin... Read more
Exclusionary zoning practices and a tightening housing market are contributing to regional pressures on vulnerable populations in Greater Boston, a new Boston Foundation report lays out. Historically affordable neighborhoods like Dorchester and Roxbury... Read more
Some neighbors are expressing irritation at the timing of a late July zoning board hearing for the proposed Neighborhood House Charter School expansion at 21 Queen St. The school filed plans in February with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to... Read more
A day after allegations surfaced that the MBTA fired a senior employee because he raised safety concerns, Gov. Charlie Baker said he stood by the agency’s decision but declined to discuss the matter in detail. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that former... Read more
Dorchester's Ryan T. Woods has been promoted to the role of Commissioner of Boston Parks and Recreation by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Woods has served in the department since 2007 and replaces former Parks Commissioner Christopher Cook, who joined Walsh's... Read more
Anthony Attride will be the new executive director for the Dorchester YMCA on Washington Street. Attride, who lives in Sudbury, will relocate back to Boston from Richmond, CA, where he has been serving as associate director of the East Bay YMCA. It's a... Read more
A proposed 34-unit condominium project was the subject of an at-times contentious public meeting Monday night in Codman Square. Some residents worried that the project sited near the corner of Washington Street and Aspinwall Road was out of step with the... Read more
A collection of paintings by Dorchester-based urban landscape artist Jodie Baehre will be on display this month at Ashmont Grill, beginning with an opening reception on Monday, July 15 from 7-10:00 p.m. The exhibit will feature new work from a series... Read more
Fans who are still hungry for soccer following the conclusion of the FIFA Women’s World Cup can find plenty of action at the second annual Boston Unity Cup, a tournament set to take place this weekend, July 12-14, in South Boston’s Moakley Park. The Unity... Read more
The fourth annual Dudley Jazz Festival will take place on July 27, 2019 from 12-6 p.m. at Mary Hannon Park, 613 Dudley St. in Dorchester. The yearly festival, which was founded by local veteran musician Fred Woodard in 2016, presents some of the area’s... Read more
About 100 people assembled in the auditorium at the Brooke Charter School on American Legion Highway on Saturday to hear Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley speak at a forum that she had organized with the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council. “Mattapan has... Read more
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA) was one of several Dorchester-based nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation earlier this month as part of a “100k for 100” initiative that saw the foundation invest $10 million in local nonprofit... Read more
The public will have a chance Monday to review plans for a 34-condominium project proposed for 3 Aspinwall Rd. near Codman Square. Developers Shanti Acquisition LLC hopes to build a 34,200-square foot building with 29 underground parking spaces at the... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on June 25 approved a 27-unit apartment building at 775 Morton St. on the corner of Wildwood Street. The vote followed some confusion caused by a shortage of board members due to holdups by city councillors on questions for... Read more
Eight Dorchester students are among the 12 Red Sox Scholars selected to receive $10,000 scholarship grants from the Red Sox Foundation this summer. The students — a group of 13 seventh graders attending Boston schools— were introduced at a pregame... Read more
Another school year in the books — another transition at the top of Boston Public Schools. Ong Monday, interim superintendent Laura Perille passed the post on to Brenda Cassellius. Cassellius — a lifelong educator and administrator — is the seventh person... Read more
The mayor’s full $3.49 billion city budget made it through the city council last week despite sharp critiques on the public schools spending plan from three councillors who voted against adopting the BPS budget. Andrea Campbell, Lydia Edwards, and... Read more
About 200 people gathered at VietAID Community Center in Fields Corner last Saturday afternoon to discuss a Boston-wide housing plan catered toward residents facing displacement. This was the third assembly in a series of five organized by Right to The... Read more
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

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